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“Fine dining with a forward vision”

Brasserie 1893 (Waldorf Astoria Beijing)
Ranked #35 of 13,111 Restaurants in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $300
Description: Named after the year of the first Waldorf Astoria opened in New York, “Brasserie “stands as a true reflection of a relaxing restaurant with professional service. In Chinese, the name stands for the national flower of France. Brasserie 1893 is all about candid chef-and-guest interaction and luxury personalized dining experience. Intricately designed kitchen counters are part of the restaurant offering a surprise element as part of the dining experience at Waldorf Astoria Beijing. The central focus of the restaurant is the show kitchen, which is installed with two Molteni stoves, the dream of every top restaurant and the best ever-made cooking stoves that bring out the perfect heat generation and cooking temperatures.
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Description: Named after the year of the first Waldorf Astoria opened in New York, “Brasserie “stands as a true reflection of a relaxing restaurant with professional service. In Chinese, the name stands for the national flower of France. Brasserie 1893 is all about candid chef-and-guest interaction and luxury personalized dining experience. Intricately designed kitchen counters are part of the restaurant offering a surprise element as part of the dining experience at Waldorf Astoria Beijing. The central focus of the restaurant is the show kitchen, which is installed with two Molteni stoves, the dream of every top restaurant and the best ever-made cooking stoves that bring out the perfect heat generation and cooking temperatures.
Reviewed June 17, 2018

Brasserie 1893 is a fine dining French restaurant with a vision. With attentive service team and an astute maîtres-d along side him, head chef Addison Liew aspires to transform the brasserie by experimenting with French-Chinese fusion cuisine. This innovative approach was still in beta phase during my meal. I opted for more or less the 'Les Saveurs' Degustation Menu from the 2018 spring menu, with the amuse bouche and the tiramisu finale being the highlights. The Wuliangye tiramisu was my first glimpse into chef Liew's fusion-vision, as he replaces amaretto with Chinese white liquor, delivering a more direct and sharp taste that worked well with the coffee-chocolate ice cream and pastry. The Lobster Bisque 'A la Brasserie 1893' summed up my experience quite well. The lobster was fresh and beautifully cooked while the celery provided a wonderful crisp and refreshing sharpness, but the soup itself, albeit delicious, was a bit one dimentional. The dish was very good, but fell short of flawless excellence.

The service was impeccable and must be commended. Drinks were always served in order of seniority and the table was kept immaculate, just one of a few examples of their attention to detail. The performance of the waiting staff made my family and I feel comfortable and looked after.

In maybe a year, I believe Brasserie 1893 could reach the pinnacle of culinary innovation in Beijing, but for now, it will have to settle amongst the others as a superb fine dining French restaurant.

*Disclaimer: For reasons not worth mentioning, my family and I received special treatment that meant we were able to combine dishes from the two degustation menus to our preference. The head chef Addison Liew also came to greet us a couple times and explained his philosophy. This experience that we had is likely not what most people experienced or will experience.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Thank brendanfosh
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Reviewed June 16, 2018

Awesome breakfast buffet! They serve traditional American and Chinese quality cuisine for breakfast. There is a chef available to make eggs as you desire. Wonderful service and the restaurant is clean with staff that speak English. If they don't speak English they will find a colleague that does. I would certainly go back. They have plenty of room for a wheelchair or stroller.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

I went for dinner at the brasserie 1983.It had been a while since my last dinner . The food quality is simply amazing.The meat is done to perfection .The amuse bouche show the attention and detailed oriented chef behind the scenes.
The service was spotless and focused on details without interrupting the conversation.
Looking forward for my next visit

Date of visit: May 2018
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1  Thank hobeich_wave
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Reviewed May 6, 2018

We visited this place for dinner on the first evening after arriving in Beijing. We stayed in the hotel and did not want to invest time to find another place. The dinner was expensive but good. If you are real hungry be warned the portion you get is not big. But tasty.

Date of visit: April 2018
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1  Thank 708wernerw
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

The bar is in the Waldorf Astoria so I frequented it very night for a night cap. it had good service, a friendly staff and fair prices for a hotel bar. Nice selection of wines was available.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Susan S
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