Duck de Chine

Peking Duck in Forbidden City & Dongcheng Central

This slick and stylish operation incorporates both Chinese and French duck-roasting methods to produce some stand-out duck dishes, including a leaner version of the classic Peking roast duck (¥268); no half serving available. The service is as good as it gets in Běijīng, while the wine list is lengthy and expensive. Alternatively, the pumpkin infused with sour plums makes a delicious accompaniment. Book ahead.