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“Excellent service and food!”
Review of Grill 79

Grill 79
Ranked #238 of 12,996 Restaurants in Beijing
Price range: USD 200 - USD 2,000
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Guomao
Description: With breathtaking views that reach all the way to the rooftops of the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, Grill 79, China World Summit Wing, Beijing’s chic, modern Western restaurant on Level 79, is a captivating destination for those in search of a memorable, sensory dining experience for business, pleasure or romance. Upon arrival at the lobby, guests are greeted by a sleek glass-enclosed lift surrounded by rows of dangling Murano crystals. Designed to resemble a glowing oversized Chinese lantern, the lift serves to ferry guests to the top floors of the hotel, which house dining and entertainment venues. Nature is the inspiration behind the menu at Grill 79. The art of dining is alive here. Savour delicate balances of flavours in dishes made with wild, fresh seasonal ingredients instead of frozen or processed products. Grill 79 also offers one of Beijing's most extensive wine lists, with premium New World wines and more than 600 labels in total.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

i went with my friends and we were surprised with the excellent service and the beautiful presentation of every dish, waiters were able to speak different languages and it was easy to order, steaks are delicious and it was worth every cent on it, since we are living in beijing for a couple months, this was a very special dinner because the staff was charming and very happy to help all the time.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

The service was excellent since the moment we arrived, when we ordered the food everything was very fast and delicious with a very nice presentation, this is a very elegant place to take your friends to have a charming evening while eating delicious food. The view was incredible.

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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

My family and I decided to celebrate Christmas in China this year, so we made a reservation to dine at Grill 79.

The view is amazing! From the 79th floor, we could overlook the whole area by the Main Street in Beijing - Chang An Street. If one would want to have one of the best views of B-town, this is the place to be.

Food isn’t very impressive unfortunately :( For Christmas dinner, it was a course meal for 1998 Chinese dollars per person (About US$350). For the price, one could dine at either the Addison in San Diego or Fretzan in Stockholm for a much better food experience (taste wise). I assume the reason that the meal was so expensive was because the price level in Beijing is just outrageous. The meal include a prawn for appetizer, foie gras, scollops, fish, lobster, for front courses, Wagyu beef as main course, and a cheesecake as dessert. One glass of champion was included but no other drink came with the package. A large wine menu is available.

Overall, it was a 2-hour dining experience with a good view. I did think it was a little too expensive but given the view and it was holiday, I think it was fine.

Service was great! We caught the second round of dining of the night (there were three in total - 6pm, 7:30pm, and 9pm). By the end of our dining period, the waiters and waitresses were exhausted with the number of guests and plates. I appreciate that they worked on Christmas Eve!

Thank Rachelle W
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Reviewed 1 June 2017

We almost never dine in "western" restaurants when we visit China. What is the point when there are literally thousands of traditional as well as local eateries one can explore, in any Chinese city, and notably Beijing. When Grill 79 was mentioned our initial response was, why? We were still not sure while reading the menu, dominated by imported meats, seafood and veggies. Why must we eat here? The answer came swiftly with the appetizer, was reiterated with the main, and by the time desserts arrived we were totally convinced. We got it ,, what a wonderful meal tastily prepared, beautifully presented and immaculately served. The young and knowledgeable Sommelier recommended a cabernet-merlot blended red from Liu Ning Province which was very drinkable. We met Chef de Cuisine Deivid Paiva from Portugal who was parachuted into this oasis at the Shangri-la Summit Wing less than 12-months ago after tenures in Dubai & Qatar. The one thing that impressed our party most was his style and even more so his "delicate touch" across the board. Unlike some western restaurants we visited in Beijing there was not the slightest hint he changed his flavors to cater to local tastes which, to me, is what an honest chef is about. We ordered his signatures and were delighted by the uniqueness of tastes. Appetizers @ RMB150-250 and mains @ RMB250-400 looked expensive at first but the verdict was good value for money. People rave about the view but for a city boy like me it is nothing to write home about. I blame the steel pillars outside the window and the smokey evening fog .. perhaps lunch in a blue sky day might be better? I still maintain that when in Beijing eat Beijing but if you have a handful of dining opportunities and want a change of pace, try Grill 79. Ask for Chef Paiva .. what an affable professional .. you will see what I meant by "delicate touch" as it must be a big part of his persona. Well done Deivid you are my kind of Chef!

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gertbeuchel, Manager at Grill 79, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2017

Dear TangCanCook,

Many thanks for your patronage at Grill 79 and for taking your valuable time to post your recent experience on TripAdvisor. We are all glad to learn that you found our products and services excellent.

With breathtaking views that reach all the way to the rooftops of the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, Grill 79, China World Summit Wing, Beijing’s chic, modern Western restaurant on Level 79, is a captivating destination for those in search of a memorable, sensory dining experience for business, pleasure or romance.
Nature is the inspiration behind the menu at Grill 79. The art of dining is alive here for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Savour delicate balances of flavours in dishes made with wild, fresh seasonal ingredients instead of frozen or processed products. Grill 79 also offers one of Beijing's most extensive wine lists, with premium New World wines and more than 600 labels in total.
Our private dining room spacious up to 10 guests with personalized services and engaging colleagues, which are striving to ensure we always create comfortable and exciting environment for our guests so that they will enjoy their experience with us.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back at Grill 79 within China World Summit Wing, Beijing in the near future and please do not hesitate to contact any of us directly in case that we can be of any assistance to you.

Yours sincerely,


Paul

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Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Located at the top of the Shangri-La China World Summit. Amazing views. My venue of choice for breakfast. Lovely buffet w many western and Asian options. Main meal cooked to order. Excellent staff. Clientele very heavily weighed towards Chinese - a very good sign. I do enjoy visiting here when in Beijing.

Thank KaiserBrit
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Management response:Responded 28 April 2017

Dear KaiserBrit,

Many thanks for your patronage at Grill 79 and for taking your valuable time to post your recent experience on TripAdvisor. We are all glad to learn that you found our products and services excellent.

With breathtaking views that reach all the way to the rooftops of the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, Grill 79, China World Summit Wing, Beijing’s chic, modern Western restaurant on Level 79, is a captivating destination for those in search of a memorable, sensory dining experience for business, pleasure or romance.
Nature is the inspiration behind the menu at Grill 79. The art of dining is alive here for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Savour delicate balances of flavours in dishes made with wild, fresh seasonal ingredients instead of frozen or processed products. Grill 79 also offers one of Beijing's most extensive wine lists, with premium New World wines and more than 600 labels in total.
Our private dining room spacious up to 10 guests with personalized services and engaging colleagues, which are striving to ensure we always create comfortable and exciting environment for our guests so that they will enjoy their experience with us.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back at Grill 79 within China World Summit Wing, Beijing in the near future and please do not hesitate to contact any of us directly in case that we can be of any assistance to you.

Yours sincerely,


Paul

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