If you're looking for old-world elegance, this is the place. You'll be transported back to the 1920s, complete with antique piano, graceful French windows and a wooden dance floor on which Mao Zedong took a turn during the building's brief tenure as the Communist Party's HQ (the Great Hall of the People was still being built). French-influenced dishes include steaks, soups, black cod, and foie gras. The wine list is staggeringly long and befits a place that's been around since 1917.
Raffles Beijing Hotel, 33 East Chang'an Avenue, Wangfujing, Beijing, 100004, China
010-6526–3388 Ext. 4186