Aria Restaurant

Restaurant Aria China Beijing Shi, Chaoyang, GuoMao, Jianguomen Outer St, 1号 中国大饭店2楼 邮政编码: 100004 Published on: 10-08-2016

11:30 AM - 02:30 PM
Restaurant
A-la-carte
Fine Dining
40.00 - 80.00 USD

Aria Restaurant is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Aria restaurant at China World Hotel offers customers contemporary European cuisine that is complemented by an extensive wine options and a stylish dining atmosphere.

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Why Aria Restaurant is special ?

Aria Bar and Grill combines style and decadence in equal measure. Decorated tastefully with wood fittings, and with large expressionist paintings hanging around the bar, the bar offers cozy seating, good service and is frequently cited as being in possession of the finest choice of wines in town. Likewise, the restaurant area offers Mediterranean-style European and fusion-style cuisine with a great selection of meals for lunch and dinner – their wagyu beef burger is highly recommended. The icing on the cake is a fine happy hour offering half-price drinks Mon-Fri 6-9pm


Must try dishes:


Wagyu beef burger


Tajima wagyu rib cap (160 CNY)


Seared foie gras(140 CNY)


Seared tuna(130 CNY)


Scallops(180 CNY)


CRAB SALAD (165 CNY)

Selling points

  • Relaxing Atmosphere with Smooth Jazz Music
  • Fantastic dinning experience
  • Great Contestant to join the Top Ranks
  • Classy Italian restaurant with atmospheric bar
  • Excellent staff and managers

Facilities

  • Main cuisine Western
  • Noise level Small
  • Budget High-end
  • Alcohol YES
  • Air condition YES
  • Had kid menu YES
  • Accept credit card YES
  • Serve breakfast NO
  • Serve halal NO
  • Serve vegeterian YES
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Duration
4.0 days
Estimated
143.03 USD
Total travel distance
km
Number of places
12 places

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Location

Address

Aria China Beijing Shi, Chaoyang, GuoMao, Jianguomen Outer St, 1号 中国大饭店2楼 邮政编码: 100004

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Tips for you

  • Compared to other fine dining outlets in the city the price is reasonable.
    Prices
  • Best advice is to get in there early for the start of happy hour
    Timming
  • There is a 'no-smoking' section at the back of the room but there is no smoke filtering and the smoke from the rest of the bar finds its way there
    What to know
  • There is no direct entrance from the street or even the lobby of the hotel. Apparently there is an entrance from the elevator shaft, but most visitors enter the restaurant via the winding stairs from the bar on the first floor.
    Experience
  • The large windows offer a view on an artificial earthen wall, which embraces a small patio and blocks the view of the urban landscape of Beijing,
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Reviews

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Spurning trendy minimalism for all-out swankiness, Aria’s surrounds make schmoozing a breeze–this is still one of the best spots in town for a classic wine-and-dine.

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Enjoying the good foods, great jazz music & upscale surroundings all simultaneously.

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Offering an exclusively sourced beef sirloin, Aria is one of Beijing's top spots for digging into a gourmet cut of one of the world's highest-rated meats.

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Love the rib

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Fancy place, good food, good service.

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Aria has been a great bar and restaurant for more than 15 years in Beijing, and the management has been able to adjust well to the expat scene in the capital over the years, elevating and improving the quality and service at Aria, and balancing quality and price. About 15 years ago, both bar and restaurant were attracting very few guests, and pricing was prohibitatively high, while service was poor. By 2006, the bar menu and management was modernized under supervision of a foreign manager, which vastly increased the popularity of the bar, and a humedor was created in an adjacent room.The restaurant on the floor over the bar has Always remained somewhat too quiet. Decoration of bothe the bar and restaurant are done in a matching, classic style of warm brown and beige colours, with fascinating, and stylish paintings, Furniture is very comfortable for seating, and the atmosphere in the restaurant in superb. Perhaps the restaurant is so quiet because access to the restaurant is limited: there is no direct entrance from the street or even the lobby of the hotel. Apparently there is an entrance from the elevator shaft, but most visitors enter the restaurant via the winding stairs from the bar on the first floor. The Aria has little day light. The large windows offer a view on an artificial earthen wall, which embraces a small patio and blocks the view of the urban landscape of Beijing, which may, lacking orientation, not be very spectacular here.Wait staff at Aria is now very professional, speaking very good English, and very friendly to guests, and very helpful with suggestions for food and drink pairings. The restaurant also has a sommelier, and the wine list offers a large range of wines, at good and reasonable prices, both by bottle and by the glass. Very helpful and interesting was the short list of suggestions for wines made by the sommelier. The restaurant employs a foreign trainee, which helps a lot to make foreign travellers feel more comfortable, although the Chinese head waiter spoke English impeccably.The oysters were served in a creative fashion, namely in a plate on a bed of dark pebbles with some seaweed. The range of choice for oysters was limited, but the oysters were fleshy and of good taste. However, I must regretfully mention that I did have a considerable stomach distress the following day, which lasted for about four days, which is most likely caused by the oysters, so I would caution both the restaurant and visitors about hygiĂŤne when ordering uncooked shells or shellfish.The menu offered a wide range of very enticing and interesting dishes, which demonstrated care and creativity. Food was well-prepared, served in a tasteful and attractive manner. Pricing was at the appropriate level for this type of restaurant, and generally not very expensive.The best about Aria was that they offer a very extensive range of cheeses for the cheese plank. A cheese plank can be chosen, in three price categories, selecting, one, two or five types of cheese. Cheeses are categorized in five categories, from "hard cheese", "semi-hard", soft, semi-soft" to "very soft cheeses" offering 3 to 5 types of cheese in each category, some well-known and other more rare, and interesting. For each choice, a fair chunk is served, with bread, toast and fruit. CNY 300 for a cheese plank of five cheeses is perhaps a bit pricey, but the variety and options makes it a great offer, probably the best cheese plank in Beijing.Despite my negative experience, I would still recommend this restaurant, hoping and expecting that Aria will further improve, as the restaurant seems fully ready to join the ranks of top restaurants in Beijing.

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We decided we did NOT want Chinese food again ( no disrespect intended) .. Excellent wine suggestion by sommelier, prime rib, steak, and side dishes were very well prepared. Cost per person was not unreasonable.

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I went there to have a night cap after a tiring day, and was unexpectedly detained by its relaxing atmosphere and smooth jazz music. Never mind it was a Monday and the featured singer/performer Heather Jakeman did not show up, the saxophone player was just superb.Highly recommended, especially to smokers.

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Aria has been a great bar and restaurant for more than 15 years in Beijing, and the management has been able to adjust well to the expat scene in the capital over the years, elevating and improving the quality and service at Aria, and balancing quality and price. About 15 years ago, both bar and restaurant were attracting very few guests, and pricing was prohibitatively high, while service was poor. By 2006, the bar menu and management was modernized under supervision of a foreign manager, which vastly increased the popularity of the bar, and a humedor was created in an adjacent room. The restaurant on the floor over the bar has Always remained somewhat too quiet. Decoration of bothe the bar and restaurant are done in a matching, classic style of warm brown and beige colours, with fascinating, and stylish paintings, Furniture is very comfortable for seating, and the atmosphere in the restaurant in superb. Perhaps the restaurant is so quiet because access to the restaurant is limited: there is no direct entrance from the street or even the lobby of the hotel. Apparently there is an entrance from the elevator shaft, but most visitors enter the restaurant via the winding stairs from the bar on the first floor. The Aria has little day light. The large windows offer a view on an artificial earthen wall, which embraces a small patio and blocks the view of the urban landscape of Beijing, which may, lacking orientation, not be very spectacular here. Wait staff at Aria is now very professional, speaking very good English, and very friendly to guests, and very helpful with suggestions for food and drink pairings. The restaurant also has a sommelier, and the wine list offers a large range of wines, at good and reasonable prices, both by bottle and by the glass. Very helpful and interesting was the short list of suggestions for wines made by the sommelier. The restaurant employs a foreign trainee, which helps a lot to make foreign travellers feel more comfortable, although the Chinese head waiter spoke English impeccably. The oysters were served in a creative fashion, namely in a plate on a bed of dark pebbles with some seaweed. The range of choice for oysters was limited, but the oysters were fleshy and of good taste. However, I must regretfully mention that I did have a considerable stomach distress the following day, which lasted for about four days, which is most likely caused by the oysters, so I would caution both the restaurant and visitors about hygiëne when ordering uncooked shells or shellfish. The menu offered a wide range of very enticing and interesting dishes, which demonstrated care and creativity. Food was well-prepared, served in a tasteful and attractive manner. Pricing was at the appropriate level for this type of restaurant, and generally not very expensive. The best about Aria was that they offer a very extensive range of cheeses for the cheese plank. A cheese plank can be chosen, in three price categories, selecting, one, two or five types of cheese. Cheeses are categorized in five categories, from "hard cheese", "semi-hard", soft, semi-soft" to "very soft cheeses" offering 3 to 5 types of cheese in each category, some well-known and other more rare, and interesting. For each choice, a fair chunk is served, with bread, toast and fruit. CNY 300 for a cheese plank of five cheeses is perhaps a bit pricey, but the variety and options makes it a great offer, probably the best cheese plank in Beijing. Despite my negative experience, I would still recommend this restaurant, hoping and expecting that Aria will further improve, as the restaurant seems fully ready to join the ranks of top restaurants in Beijing.

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1) still a trendy place, not to mention my buddy is performing here occasionally; 2) good selection of wine and cigar; 3) good jazz performance; 4) one of the best crowds in town as it's in Guomao

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