French cuisine is renowned for it’s classy, exquisite array of flavors. Beijing is a central hot spot for expat life, so it is unsurprising to find excellent French restaurants throughout Shanghai
. We’ve found the five best French restaurants in Beijing that offer a sumptuous dining experience.
Restaurant, Chinese, $$$
Established over 10 years ago, Justine’s remains a well loved French restaurant in Beijing. Its interiors are elegant and classic, decorated with a faint red tone, with a mantle descending from the ceiling filled with copper chandeliers, and a harp placed next to the door. Indulge in a dish of black truffle topped with osmanthus egg as a starter, then grilled salmon with calviar and mashed potato as main dish, accompanied by a fine white Bordeaux.
Jianguo Hotel Beijing, 5 Jianguomen Outer St, Chaoyang, Beijing, China, +86 1065002233
Surmounted by a tall rooftop, decorated with white sofas and furnished with large floor-to-ceiling windows, the dining atmosphere at First Star is outstanding. With a front lawn outside, First Star creates a romantic spot for guests to indulge in the house French recipes. Separating the dining spot and the bar are piles of books, bringing a charming European vibe to the venue. Inspired by Paris’ gourmet recipes, First star serves classic French dishes with original flavors, including tiramisu, pumpkin soup, and foie gras.
18 Xiao Yun Road, San Yuan Qiao, Chaoyang Qu, Beijing, China, +86 1064601981
Roland Garros Tennis Western Restaurant
Serving authentic French-inspired dishes, Roland Garros is a gourmet establishment that draws on tennis culture. Named after the famous Parisian court, the restaurant features classic French cuisines for all tennis lovers. Boasting a wide collection of wines and champagnes imported from France, diners can savor escargots while recollecting tournament highlights in the lounge.
1/F, North door, Chaoyang Tennis Club, Longzhan South Road, Beijing, China, +86 1065089100
Le pre Lenotre
Restaurant, Chinese, none
Le pre Lenotre
There are people who visit Le pre Lenotre several times a week just for a dish of the buttery foie gras. Seeping classy and refined French relish, Le pre Lenotre offers a cozy and peaceful environment with only 40 seats. Head chef Frederick Meynard worked for several celebrated Michelin-starred restaurants, and is well acquainted with French and Mediterranean dishes. The restaurant boasts a spacious wine cellar that houses premium wine from Bordeaux, and wineries in Rhone and the Loire. Inspired by the French touch, all the dishes at Le pre Lenotre feature subtle flavours and delicate presentation.
Sofitel Wanda Beijing, 93 Jianguo Road Tower C Wanda Plaza, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China,+86 1085996666
Voted “Best French” in Beijinger for eleven consecutive years, Brasserie Flo upholds the tradition of classic European restaurants. The luxurious high-ceiling dining spot resembles Gare du Nord in Paris, with beautiful transparent chandeliers and a marble slab floor. The signature dish includes Burgundy-style escargots and remarkably flavorful oysters.
38 Xiaoyun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China, +86 1065955135