Fine China at The Statler

4.2
126 reviews
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Chinese
You will love our take on Modern Chinese. A Best of Big D "Best New Restaurant" Winner.

We'll share crispy Cantonese roast duck, dim sum, bottles of saké, good stories and even bad jokes.

Downtown Dallas Power Lunches: $12 Lunch + Fried Rice Bowl menu weekdays
Be Happier Hour: 50% Off Cocktails, Drinks and Food 4-6p weekdays
Pre-Theater Dinner: $30 Three-Course, designed to get you in & out within an hour, 6-8p evenings

With Chef Josh Bonee leading the kitchen, Fine China offers a casually 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 with a carefully curated music catalogue.

Specials

Be Happy Hour: Half Off Every Dish + Every Drink

Sample our menu for 50% off every dish + every drink. 4-6 p.m.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 13, 2019

Ends: February 14, 2118

Availability: Tue-Fri 4:00PM-6:00PM

$30 3-Course Pre-Theater Menu

Appetizer, Main + Dessert. In an hour. Evenings 6-8p.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 6, 2019

Ends: February 7, 2118

Availability: Tue-Sat 6:00PM-8:00PM

NEW $12 Lunch Bowl Menu

Choose from 7 dishes on the NEW $12 Lunch + Fried Rice Bowl Menu.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 6, 2019

Ends: February 7, 2118

Availability: Tue-Fri 11:00AM-3:00PM

What 126 People Are Saying
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Dallas
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Sat at bar. Decent service but for some reason bartenders were overwhelmed even though restaurant not that busy. Very good food except for flat noodles which were so over sauced. Duck excellent.

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NH
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was absolutely wonderful! Tea service was one-of-a-kind and very special. Truly a great experience, and I totally recommend it.

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OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and food. Would definitely recommend this place and hope to return.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I was blown away by the tastiness of some of the food. I read very mixed reviews before I went, but it was a fantastic evening. Cocktails were good too. The rib appetizer is a must.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is fantastic, but the Lunch menu offers a completely different experience from the dinner menu (which is what we were expecting).

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Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

A restaurant at this level should never run out of menu items. We won’t likely return

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AA
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we had was absolutely delicious and well prepared. Coming back for the noodles!

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A
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was very impressed with the staff and cuisine at Fine China. This was a great spot for my husband’s surprise birthday dinner. We had our own private room which made the surprise and conversation great! We all especially enjoyed the aspect of sharing the food; it made for a wonderful experience!

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was perfection and great ambiance where conversation is easy. Service was impeccable with lots of staff.

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R
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food comes out in shifts. Not ideal.

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g
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely experience! We went before the theater and were very well taken care of and got to the theater on time for a spectacular show!

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KD
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Chicken letter wraps were completely flavorless, the shrimp was over-garlicky and over-fried, and the lady who was assisting our waitress most likely came from ihop as she insisted that we keep our dirty silverware between courses. Wow.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The duck was phenomenal! We enjoyed every aspect of of experience at Fine China and will be back!

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F
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I love this place and their food. In general the service is fantastic. It was a little bit off today as our regular waiter was not there. The waitress we had was just a tad cold. However, totally worth going here and the Eggplant dish is AMAZING!

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Nothing vegetarian in mains eve the eggplant had chicken and fish stock One of 2 veg apps was out Poor attitude made it worse - no attempt to remedy or find solutions

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Annoying they ran out of duck

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OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We had a great time with a party of 8

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal in a super cool setting! Will definitely be back :) Thanks for an awesome time!!

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Checked in around 8:05 for 8:15 rez. Went to the bar for a drink. Server forgot about us. After flagging her down, finally got seated around 8:45. We were seated at the end of a long table hosting a party with only a centerpiece separating their party from our table. Several people in the party thought we were with them...that’s how close we were to them.

Manager brought over a glass of champagne, which was appreciated, but it just seemed like we were an afterthought from the moment we walked in. Food was decent but no chance we go back.

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TS
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a double date.

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LC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Perhaps it was an off-night but the service was really slow (ie: took 30 minutes to get our first glass of wine and didn't get our entree until 2 hours in)--seemed like there were a lot of large private parties, and everything we ordered was SO SALTY. The entree was so salty it was inedible and we sent it back. The manager and the wait-staff were incredibly nice and apologetic, however -- might be the only redeeming quality.

FYI -- The only wines by the glass that they serve are on tap.

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ZO
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The duck was not as good as I had before in this same restaurant. It was a little bit oilier. The light was too dark. But overall it was great.

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CR
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We visited Fine China during opening week and found it just "ok." But on this return trip we loved it. We had several dim sum plates. The fried shrimp was the best ever although the pork fried rice was also tasty. All the food was delicious and so was the tea. Loved the tableside tea service for the hot tea. The cold brew cucumber tea was amazing. I am looking forward to our net visit.

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n
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Interesting cocktail menu. Food looks nice, but for the price would not recommend. Pleasant server, ambiance was nice with neat interior design.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 5

We came here for New Years and were not impressed by the food.

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KS
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was fantastic. They were short staffed so they let us know and even though they were a little slow that night, everyone was so friendly and personable we did not even notice. Oh, and the food was good as well.

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g
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Real cool place! The food was tasty (especially the brussel sprouts and crispy chicken fried rice) and the service was friendly and helpful. I had the sea bass, which was fine, and the chinese broccoli, which was very bitter. Not my favorite. We would go back!

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

We got the duck and were not impressed. Very fatty and the skin was a soggy mess.
We had to flag down our server twice to order drinks.
The sea bass was awesome. I would get that again. It was light but full of flavor.

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DM
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful location for our Christmas dinner; Waiter, Peter, gave us an excellent description of the foods they offer from appetizers to main courses to desserts. Attentive staff with ample time for visiting. Crispy wontons were so delicious, we decided to have that appetizer again for dessert! Highly recommend!
Only downside was the valet parking ~ took way too much time to retrieve our car but I think they were short staffed due to it being Christmas Day. We'll try to self park next time.

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JR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Felt like I was at a truck stop

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AH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

I was SO excited about this place. I love upscale Chinese and have missed it. We ordered the wings, ribs, crispy steamed fish, duck, and a bottle of wine.

The wings were fantastic, really delicious. The ribs were good, just room temperature. The crispy steamed fish was not crispy at all. It was simply steamed fish, ok. The biggest upset was the duck, their signature dish. It was not crispy on the outside and it was chewy on the inside. We sent it back and the manager came back to tell us "this is how it's prepared. We can't make you another one." At $35 for a half duck, I'd expect it to be amazing. I've had amazing duck on the streets of Paris, hole in the walls in China, and this is "just how they prepare it". We got a second order of wings and went to the speak easy which was great. The waiter was very nice and so was the bartender. We may return for drinks and wings, never for dinner.

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P
Dallas
31 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Not a big fan of the wait staff telling us how and what to order and ALWAYS suggesting the most expensive items, good overall was very good

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

Our food came out one thing at a time and food that should have been hot was cold when we got it. There were no sauces and the lettuce wraps came with the tiny inner leaves that allowed for no wrapping. The sea bass was good but the noodles were inedible, Steamed dumplings were good, if a little doughy. Sticky buns tasted like uncooked dough. All in all, for the price, it was not great and I doubt I would eat there again. The ambiance was delightful and the waiters were attentive but the food was not up to par.

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s
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

This is my fourth time and I have to say it was extremely disappointing experience. I have been telling my friend
How great this place is and I had to apologize at the end. We waited more than 10 minutes for a server, after asking who our sever was we were offered water... the flavor and freshness that I like was also missing... overall not a good experience...

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J
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Salty food. The service was terrible

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

We had a reservation yet we had to wait 45 minutes to be seated and got not even the smallest apology
Service was slow and almost rude starting with hostess al the way through the waitress
It was a busy night so that might explain some of the delays but the does not justify the way they handle the crowd
I was hoping for more but thankfully the food and ambience didn’t disappoint

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BK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Fantastic food, horrific service. Dishes were not coursed out and beers from the bar took an insanely long time. Get ready to scarf or have cold food. My boyfriend changed his mind on getting sake for himself but two were still brought out--and were on our bill. Such a shame.

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Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely loved the food! Everything we had was amazing, the trout full of flavor and so soft and buttery that it dissolved in the mouth! My only comment is on the ambience who does not feel like a Chinese restaurant at all. Lighting is super bright and uncomfortable, it makes you feel like you’re at a fast casual food place. This does not do the wonderful food any justice!

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LH
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!!! Love the atmosphere.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Dumplings and cocktails were my favorite. Vallet at the hotel was terrible.

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