Ultramodern Dàdǒng sells itself on being the only restaurant that serves Peking duck with all the flavour of the classic imperial dish, but none of the fat – the leanest roast duck in the capital. For some it’s hideously overpriced and far from authentic. For others it’s the best roast duck restaurant in China.
There are seven branches in Běijīng (and one in Shànghǎi): this one, by the Regent hotel, and another housed in part of the former Imperial Granaries are the most central. All are equally classy establishments. Note, it's not the roast duck that will neccessarily break the bank; it's the other dishes, delicious though they are. You'll pay ¥102, for example, for a medium portion of sauteed bean sprouts. Order wisely.