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1949 The Hidden City (Sanlitun)

#35 of 11,829 Restaurants in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Beijing Workers' Sports Complex
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Gallery 49 Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu, Beijing, China
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+86 10 6501 8881
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Highly recommend 1949 for excellent food, service and setting. They are in an authentic setting with individual specialty restaurants and even a brew shop. Your experience of Beijing will be enhanced by a visit to this location. Excellent food even if duck is not your reason for visiting.

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60 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Rosted Duck is why we went there. Nice restaurant and good food was provided. The comment of our Chinese colleague was, that local people would never come to this place. On one hand side, food is expensive on the other hand side style of the location does not match with Chinese preferences. In western eyes the entire package was... More 

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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reserved; underground place to just eat and chill its not a pretentious expensive spot; the only let down is that too many young teens sipping their early years cocktails ; they have good henricks gin and tonic

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Thank UtopianJournal
Hong Kong, China
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357 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

RECOMMENDED: 1949 is entered into from the courtyard of the complex (I entered the courtyard thru the art gallery). It's a quiet back section of the otherwise hectic Sanlitun area. A very nice setting, an equally nice selection of fine wines and appropriate service. I dare say nothing on the menu would be bad. So order freely. Reservations are usually... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Its a nice place but could use some vegan options beyond the olive plate.Its not cheap but not bad for the area.

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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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611 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

The garden enhances the comfortable ambience at this tucked away restaurant. We had a good dinner of Peking Duck. The service was very good. But the wines tend to be very pricey.

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Thank OneAddictedTraveler
Beijing, China
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is really like a hidden city. I love the garden and also the decor. It is a great combination of the traditional Peking duck (served with a very special sauce) and Cantonese dishes, such as wild mushrooms and tofu skin rolls, sautéed scallops with asparagus, chicken feet, steamed shrimp dumplings. The service is perfect. A great experience!

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Thank rdinbj
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

I'd been here a few years ago and a return this week was memorable. Food is very good and the duck impressive (it should be though given expectations). The wine list is extensive but we took the chance on their special red (more than half the price) which was quite drinkable. We ordered more towards the end even though we... More 

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Thank David P
Salt Lake City, Utah
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63 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

We were lucky to get reservations at this extraordinary restaurant. The setting is around an interior courtyard and the interior is quiet and beautiful. The duck was exceptional, but the presentation was even more amazing! It is an art, and should be experienced at least once in a lifetime!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

The dishes are nice however need to rush as you have only 2 hours to dine, 2 persons can finished 1 duck as the portion is not huge. Good ambience however not for dining while business talk.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gallery 49 Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu, Beijing, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing>  > Beijing Workers' Sports Complex
  • Neighborhood: Beijing Workers' Sports Complex
  • Phone Number: +86 10 6501 8881

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?