Beijing's traditional courtyard houses provide an exquisite setting at this elegant hotel restaurant. The walls are constructed from gray hutong bricks reclaimed from centuries-old siheyuan that have gone the way of the wrecking ball. Pricey seafood items like abalone and lobster are balanced by affordable and delicious dim sum (especially the dim sum prix-fixe lunch with tea, for RMB 88). The menu is mostly Cantonese, but you can also get a traditional Peking duck.
If only the place had a little more atmosphere (and customers), it could be up there with the city's best.
The Peninsula, 8 Jinyu Hutong, Wangfujing, Beijing, 100006, China
010-6512–8899 Ext. Ext. 6707