Fine China at The Statler

4.3
68 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Chinese
Have a seat at our table. We'll share crispy Cantonese roast duck, dim sum, bottles of saké, good stories and bad jokes.

Fine China is Epic F&B's newest restaurant concept and a cornerstone of The Statler in Downtown Dallas.

With Chef Angela Hernandez leading the kitchen, Fine China offers an elevated and dynamic menu made up of traditional Chinese dishes accented by modern American cuisines and flavors.

Here to party? Check out the Dallas' most extensive Japanese Whiskey library, craft cocktails, and curated saké list while the house dj spins.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Chinese, Dim Sum
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Tue–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
Lunch
Tue–Fri 11:00 am–4:45 pm
Brunch
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:45 pm
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Phone number
(469) 320-8998
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Angela Hernandez
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Private party facilities
For private event bookings please contact Meredith Hill at Meredith@epicfandb.com
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Catering
For private event bookings please contact Meredith Hill at Meredith@epicfandb.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
St. Paul and Commerce st.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 68 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.2
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4.4
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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L
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

The food was quite frankly awful! We were very excited about an upscale Chinese restaurant opening but this was a huge let down. Both mains we ordered (a soy chicken and the way go staek) were way too salty and lacking in any other flavor, almost inedible. The spring rolls were fine but nothing to get too excited about. The only thing that was fairly decent were the spicy shrimp they serve as an appetizer, but I think it needed some sort of sauce to dip in to make them really worth it. Overall the place is ok looking though I’m not sure if what they are really trying for is a bar, not fine dining Chinese.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Our waiter had quite the attitude towards us. He disappeared when we ordered drinks for a long time, didn’t ask us if there was anything else we wanted before bringing the check...clearly he was done with us. Not impressed.

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KK
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Our server Michelle was excellent. Loved everything. The manager totally blew it. We returned a $48 steak entree because it was served cold. They brought back the same dish heated up with half if the steak missing. I told the manager and he said I am sorry we will take 50% of the charge off of your check, really what a clown.

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L
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the great service at Valet to the end is the meal, the service was incredible. Good was amazing. Was surprised they were out of the steam buns (that we were dying to try) at 6:45 pm on a Friday.

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M
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We were underwhelmed by Fine China. We arrived excited to try a variety of the dishes people talk about... duck, soup dumplings, etc. but they were out of everything. On a Wednesday. We tried to order four different menu items, each of which they did not have, before our waiter went back to the kitchen to confirm what they DID have available. Once the food arrived, it was nothing to write home about. The flavors were as expected - good but not great. The presentation was nice but not spectacular. Our waiter was not very attentive either - he rarely popped by to check on us and we had to flag him down to get the check. Overall, both my husband and I feel like we ate there twice in one night: the first and the last time.

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E
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and polite staff. Food and drinks were great. Food enough for 2 if you are not hungry. Highly recommendable.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a large party and staff accommodated in one of the private rooms. Service did not suffer a single bit.

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AZ
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Prawns, ribs, crispy wonton, dan dan, everything was fantastic!!!

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DN
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 5

This was one of the worst dining experiences I’ve had all year. The food is costly, so expectations for service are high. Our waitress seemed to know absolutely nothing about the menu, and the restaurant was out of 2/3 of the items on the menu, even though it was Friday night at 8 pm. No one should ever eat here.

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HF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We came for the Bao. It was sold out at 5:45 pm on Friday. Everything was a disappointment after that news. The rest of the food was ok. Not great. Not bad. It wouldn't say our meal was "Fine China" it was more "Everyday dishes".

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WD
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it the food was amazing and Thank Goodness for Miranda who helped us order, all of her recommendations were so good . She was great and we will all be returning. We had a Great Birthday Celebration for our Friend.

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JT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great experience here to celebrate a birthday and ladies lunch! Christian our server was wonderful and had great suggestions on what order from drinks to dishes. Everything tasted wonderful. The entire staff was great and went above and beyond for us! Can’t wait to come back again!

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JT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The noise level was high, and the food was interesting but not a meal we would go back for. We had a very nice server, and the staff was very friendly.

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AM
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Per our server's suggestion, we tried the crab omelette. It is definitely not something that sounds great on paper and I would have never ordered it otherwise, but wow were we glad she suggested it. It was my favorite out of the several dishes we ordered.

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SS
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great! We had brussels sprouts, shishito peppers and crispy pork wontons for the appetizer and they were amazing. For our main entrees we had the flat noodle dish, which was a little on the salty side but still good. I'd definitely recommend the place.

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SS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time for us, but strikingly good food on every aspect.
Would highly recommend.

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k
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a fun evening, food and service were wonderful. Our party had the tea cup room and it was lovely. It was our 1st time to the Statler for all 7 of us, we will plan a return! As a travel agent, I will definitely be recommending

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CS
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

This place was highly recommended but we did not really find it anything special. The food was decent and service was very good but the ambiance was just OK. The prices are high though so my expectations were high. We left feeling rather disappointed.

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JC
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal, full of flavor-you have to try the duck! The service was exceptional. Try and get the view into the kitchen! We will be going back often.

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C
Milwaukee
45 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The waiter thought we should order an entire Peking duck. We should not have listened; half was packed up to take home. Also, there should have been 6 bao buns instead of 5 so we could each have the same amount. The accompanying plum sauce was extraordinary. The dim sum chef selection was outstanding but the smacked cucumbers were already ordered as an appetizer and this item appeared again on our dim sum board. It would have been better to put something else on the board. Better communication, please! However, the cucumbers were amazing.

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OT
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Fine China has the potential to be great. The menu is interesting, but the execution falls short. The apps are quite good (wings are too sweet, though), but the entrees are over-salted, over-sauced, and over-seasoned. Wish they would go lighter on the sauces/seasonings and rely the freshness of their product and allow the nuances of Asian food to prevail. Would like to try the duck, but need to order ahead. We'll give it one more try, because we want this restaurant not only to succeed, but to get Asian food right.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed every second of my dining experience at Fine China. Worth every penny.

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d
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. The steak tartare is a special favorite. Cocktails are well made. Above all is the service. Hosts and waitstaff are attentive and professional.

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d
Mississippi
16 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Roast duck was excellent-we had a half with roasted broccoli I and Brussels sprouts on the side. Our server was very attentive and knowledgeable about the drinks menu. Dim sum sampler was nice appetizer.

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l
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Best dinner I've had lately. Shishito peppers, smashed cucumbers, ribs, dan dan noodles, fried rice, roast duck were all outstanding. The French press cocktail for two was enjoyable, but not overly generous. The noise level is punishingly loud.

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GD
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food and service were outstanding. Get the roasted duck. The space was cool, but very loud. There was an event at the hotel.

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FD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This meal completely exceeded our expectations! The server (Quade) was very personable and provided us with his recommendations, along with a background on the restaurant and the chef, Angela Hernandez. Neither of us was honestly blown away by our cocktails (good, but nothing to write home about), but the food was clearly the star.

First of all, the restaurant is very beautifully decorated. They also have a display case for the roast ducks, which apparently sell out every evening. The overall ambiance was really nice, although there was a birthday party in the bar that was -- at times -- a little noisy and distracting. (Overheard: "It's my birthday! Who wants to buy me a shot?!")

We started off with the crispy pork wontons and the sticky grilled pork ribs from the dim sum menu. Yum and yum!!! One of the waiters saw us practically licking the bowl of the wonton sauce, and he was nice enough to pour it into a small bowl so we could continue to enjoy it later in the meal. The kohlrabi citrus salad was very refreshing. I loved all the crunch and different textures, and the flavors were so good together.

For entrees we ordered the chilled dan dan noodles and the wok fried flat noodles. Wow and wow! The dan dan noodles had a wonderful balance of flavors and, other than adding a little more chile sauce for heat, it was absolute perfection. I'm not a huge mushroom fan (it's a texture thing!), but the flat noodles were incredible. The flavor was so rich and complex. We also ordered some broccolini on the side, and it was cooked and seasoned perfectly.

My boyfriend and I are admittedly huge fans of Asian food and anything with soy sauce, but wow - we were truly blown away by this meal. We will definitely be back to try other items from the menu!

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M
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was my first time going to Fine China. While I would say the food was good it was not outstanding. When paying a premium for Chinese food I would at least like to get bigger portions. We had the pork belly, chicken fried rice and Chilled Dan Dan Noodles. The dan dan noodles were tasty and so was the chicken fried rice. My biggest complaint is the size of the chicken fried rice. It was very small! The pork belly was good, but not great. I was not a huge fan of the miso mustard. The drinks were excellent as was our service. Id say its more of a place to enjoy the atmosphere. Better chinese restaurants in the area especially for bang for your buck.

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was undoubtedly incredible! The true winner though was the service! The hostess and wait staff take it to the next level. Will definitely be going back here very often.

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SB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance. The food was fantastic and very reasonably priced.

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CF
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Cantonese roast duck was delicious, best in DFW area.
Roast pork belly was a creative twist.

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JG
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent. Waiter very knowledgeable regarding all dishes on menu. Great drinks on the bar menu.

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AH
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Good service. Food was not worth the price. Cocktails were a very light pour. Went to the lobby bar and had a larger pour. And please validate our parking at restaurant. We went to the valet and they had charged us $15 for parking. After valet charged us they said fine china should’ve validated it for us.

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j
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Wow, what a disappointment. Even with reservations, we were told they were running behind because of the weather. The menu was limited, the food average, the dessert below average. If you're looking for a quick dinner this place might be okay. A nice date night? You can do much better than this.

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CH
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We loved most of the food but hated the hour wait (from the time of our reservation) and the uneven service. When we were finally seated, the manager came by, apologized profusely and sent another couple of outstanding appetizers. The staff knew the menu but seemed a bit harried with no full round of food arriving at or even near the same time. However, every dish that we ordered was delicious, and some were outstanding, although we were disappointed that one item never arrived. Overall, the food may be the best Asian in Dallas. We plan to go back.

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MS
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food. Waiter was great. Everyone was welcoming.

Such a fun night with good food.

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JL
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I was really looking forward to Fine China as the professional reviews have been good. But it got started off with a martini that was half full, for a reservation that they couldn't seat even 20 minutes after the scheduled time. The pork wontons were delicious, and I would highly recommend, though the restaurant ought to take into consideration the number of guests at the table when deciding how many to serve. An even number for an even number of people makes sense...The chicken was perfect, with great flavor and great skin. 5/5 would recommend. The fried rice was nothing special. May or may not go back.

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S
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Noisy

Disinterested server

Noisy

Food was cold

Inattentive service

Noisy

Valet parking attendant took 20 to retrieve our car

We’ll never return

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M
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Menu was interesting and different from the "usual".
I would go again to try more. Couldn't do it all in one sitting!

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing food! Everything we tried!

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