With views reaching all the way to the rooftops of the Forbidden City, Grill 79 is a captivating destination for international dining. Savor the delicate flavors of simple, wild and fresh ingredients that each season has to offer. One of the most extensive wine lists in Beijing includes premium selections of New World wines. Dress code: Smart casual
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User reviews of Grill 79 国贸79
The service is really terrible. The waitress will push the customer to finish the meal quickly although the resteraunt is not busy. They will take away the unfinished dish without asking. The behaviour is very rude and not acceptable. Really disappointed.
Yes the view is great but that's where it stops!Over rated, over priced slop! Cold under cooked beef, miniature tasteless cold side dishes. Honestly one of the worst meals ever in Beijing, at least the White wine was warmer than the sub par food. We ordered the Chateaubriand for two people which was served as steak on a plastic chopping board and was rare and cold. We were advised to order at least one step up so we ordered med well and still got rare! The penne pasta side dish was so over cooked it had fallen to pieces and completely tasteless, There was simply nothing good or positive to say about this place which is a real shame as last night was so clear the view was breath taking. Save your hard earned cash if only for the view over Beijing head to Atmosphere on the 80th floor and order a fantastic Moscow Mule!
Was fortunate enough to visit this restaurant on a day when the hills to the west and to the north were visible - wow.
If you know and love Beijing (and probably if you don't) the view from up here is mesmerizing. You feel like you could hit the south train station or the forbidden city with a rock, or step down on top of the CCTV "pants" or into the rainbow bulls-eye of Workers' Stadium. It is so amazing how much you can see, that once I was down to ground level again I found it surprising that I could not see the China World 3 tower from anywhere I'd find myself at any given time.
The food here is also good. The Kiwi chef has spent a lot of time in Japan and the diversity of culinary influences comes through in his cooking. I had been told back in January that this was going to be a Tuscan steakhouse, and it isn't. What it is is potentially more, with a selection of preciously sourced, prepared (and priced) steaks complemented by a selection of dishes that reflect a culinary appreciation and adeptness with both European and Asian cooking styles. At least half a dozen homemade mustards to pair with the steaks. I was impressed (particularly liked the dark beer). The desserts (we tried the "pistachio soil" with green apple sorbet and the vintage chocolate torte with black pepper ice cream and fresh raspberries) did nothing to allay the vertiginous sense that we might actually be in heaven.
Service also sharp, major caveat is that as amazing as it is up here on a good day, on anything but a great day, it's a bit depressing.