As the capital city of China, Beijing has many restaurants providing different cuisines. For those who enjoy French food or are a little homesick, there are lots of French restaurants for you to go in Beijing. Offering high-quality foods and wines, delightful environment and first-class service, dining in those restaurants is quite enjoyable. Here are some recommendations for you.
Known as the best French restaurant in Beijing, Brasserie Flo is one of the longest-lived Western restaurants in Beijing. The restaurant provides you with exceptional atmosphere, attentive service and high-class cuisine. The menu is classic French food, including onion soup, steak au poivre, and profiteroles.
Recommended dishes are Smoked salmon salad with poached egg, Pan-fried rib short loin veal with mushrooms, Goose liver, Escargots, Oyster, Dessert and Steak
Address: 2F, Rainbow Plaza (Longbo Square), 16, Dong Sanhuan Bei Lu, Chaoyang District
Price per person (RMB): 300
Opening hours: 11am-3pm, 6pm-midnight daily
Parfum French Restaurant
With high-class service and deluxe surrounding, Parfum is perfect for a romantic dinner for two. The dishes presented by French-trained chef are small but perfectly suited and delicious.
Recommended Dishes are Parfum Steak, Opera Cake and Smoked Salmon.
Address: 3/F, No.19, China Central Place (Huamao Center), No.89, Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District
Tel: 6530 5799/5899
Price per person (RMB): 200-300
Opening hours: 11am-11pm daily
Maxim’s de Paris
Opened in 1983, Maxims de Paris offers classic French food with reasonable price. Inside the restaurant are decors in Art Nouveau style. As one of the first French restaurants in Beijing, it stresses on food quality and service.
Recommended dishes are Goose Liver, Cream of Mushroom Soup, Steak, Escargots and French Roll.
Address: 2/F Chongwenmen Restaurant, 2 Chongwenmen Xi Da Jie, Chongwen District
Price per person (RMB): 200-400
Opening hours: 11am-2pm, 5pm-10pm daily
As one of Beijing’s oldest and greatest french restaurant, Justine’s serves classic French cuisine, wine and its famous dessert. Every week, the guest chefs from France present special dishes to diners here. The combination of silver chandeliers and Louis XVI chairs inside the restaurant is amazingly beautiful.
Recommended dishes are Foie gras of goose and duck, Roasted rabbit, Dover sole, Braised snails and mushrooms, Lobster, Steak, Escargots and Goose Liver
Address: 1/F, Jianguo Hotel, 5 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District
Tel: 010-6500-2233 ext. 8039
Price per person (RMB): 500
Opening hours: 7am-10 am, 12pm-2pm, 6pm-10pm daily
La Vin French Restaurant
Located in a gorgeous villa with modern design, La Vin French Restaurant has its own wine shop. Themed at black, white and red, the restaurant provides you with the atmosphere of elegance, fashion and romance. The staff here is very attentive.
Address: No.6 Beisihuan Donglu,Wangjing, Chaoyang district
Price per person (RMB): 100-200
Opening hours: 11am-2pm, 6pm-10pm daily
Le Petit Courmand
Offering wireless internet and a library with more than 9,000 books, Le Petit Courmand owns a menu of traditional French classics, which includes salads, couscous and the delicious crêpes. Most of the wines here are from French regions such as Bordeaux, Bourgogne and Val de Loire.
Recommended dishes are Cream of Mushroom Soup, Latte, Banana and chocolate and Apple and calvados.
Address: 3/F, Tongli Studios, Sanlitun Back St, Chaoyang District
Price per person (RMB): 50-100
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 9.30am-midnight, Fri-Sat 9.30am-1am
Le Cabernet serves authentic French food and delicious desserts. With homey decors, it creates a delightful environment for guests here. The place is well stocked with about 143 wines, and most of them are available at a reasonable price.
Recommended dishes are Cheese Hotpot, Goose Liver and Shrimp noodle.
Address: Novotel Peace Hotel, No.3, Wangfujing Jinyu Hutong, Dongcheng District
Tel: 6512 8833 ext 7621
Price per person (RMB): 200-300
Opening hours: 9am-12pm daily