Maison Boulud à Pékin (Closed)

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Qianmen Dong Dajie
Maison Boulud à Pékin (Closed)
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Time Out says... 4 1Users say 4/5 Rate it

published on 10 Sep 2012
This venue is now closed.

Since its beginnings in 2008 as a fledgling newbie staying afloat amid the Olympic frenzy, Maison Boulud has found its footing. Three-Michelin-star chef Daniel Boulud has found success with executive chef Brian Reimer and the newly anointed general manager Nicolas Socquet. There is no secret recipe for a restaurant that has won an unprecedented eight Time Out Beijing Food Awards in two years – the key ingredient is hard work. For that reason, perhaps more than any other, this recognition is richly deserved.

Details

Open
Mon-Fri 11:30am-2pm (lunch), Sat-Sun 11am-4pm (brunch), 6-10pm daily (dinner)

Telephone 6559 9200

English address 23 Qianmen Dong Dajie Dongcheng district

Chinese address 东城区前门东大街23号

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Comment

Posted by : ROFL Harris on 01/07/2013 16:54:59
@Colin: Everyone's a sub-editor.
Posted by : Colin on 30/06/2013 12:24:26
@Jack: Plonk is an unspecific and derogatory term in British and Australian English for wine that is notably inexpensive or judged to be of poor quality.
Posted by : Jack on 23/08/2012 15:28:10
4/5
Pluses: portions are a good size, and the food is cooked to a turn (particularly my choucroute, my partner"s foie gras starter and the delectably lip-smacking creme brulee thoughtfully served with a slice of pink grapefruit). The surroundings drip with elegance, and the staff are efficient and clearly expertly trained. My criticisms are scant, but I did feel the prices were a little over-inflated, especially as they don"t provide free soft drinks, tea or coffee with brunch. Prices on the wine list - even those for wines our friends (both wine importers) knew to be pretty reasonably priced on the international market) were astronomical - so much so that we decided to forego a bottle of plonk and stick to the so-so champagne cocktails (my partner described the taste as akin to Chinese strawberry soda). All in all the experience was pleasant, and the food exceptional, but even for five-star dining, when you"re charging more than a meal of equivalent quality would cost in London or Paris, something"s up. Good for a special occasion (as in, a proposal or a 100th birthday), and there are precious few such elegant eateries in Beijing, but I can"t imagine Boulud have many regulars who aren"t millionaires!

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