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TRB Forbidden City

4.8
4.8
25 Reviews
$50 and over
European

Described as one of Beijing’s most iconic locations with stunning views of the Forbidden City, this venue has long captivated to emotions of its guests. Located in a building alongside the former Imperial palace’s eastern moat, the site has been transformed to create a two-storey experience that is unmistakably Beijing.

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  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    European, Contemporary French, International

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch
    Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm
    Dinner
    Mon, Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    137 1692 0704

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

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What 25 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on all time ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. A

    Ailton

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and presentation, attentive staff and great view of Forbidden City. We'll be back!

  2. BB

    BrandonB

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience! The service and the food never disappoint.

  3. R

    Roberto

    Italy

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It is an exceptional restaurant, offering a Michelin-star experience. I travel extensively and dine in outstanding restaurants all over the world, and I was frankly shocked when I had heard that Michelin had finally arrived in Beijing, but TRB Hutong had not been awarded. In any event, the food and wine, the ambience and the service will all make it for a very special evening in one of the most beautiful and spectacular settings in the world.

  4. MB

    MortenBM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    A great place to eat in a beautiful location. It is very strange to me that TRB did not receive a Michelin Star in the latest review. I have been both to TRB Forbidden City and TRB Huton and both places did I get by far the best meal and restaurant experience that I have gotten in Beijing. Both sites delivered better food and better atmosphere than what I experienced at e.g. the George or Kings Joy. We are certainly coming back

  5. DW

    DanielW

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    The food and wine were fabulous. The service was even better!

  6. CB

    CarolineB

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful visiting Chef from Belgium. Food was amazing, service spectacular and view of Forbidden City to die for. Will be back! Service went above and beyond to help us celebrate our wedding anniversary- we are so appreciative. Highly recommend

  7. BB

    BrandonB

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic experience! We always love coming here for special occasions!

  8. PK

    PKFoodie

    Chicago

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, impeccable service, beautiful view and ambiance. We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at this lovely restaurant located on the east side moat around the Forbidden City, steps from the East Gate. The mostly French menu has both prix-fixe and a’la carte options. I enjoyed the 5-course menu with pairings and my spouse chose four individual dishes. There were a couple complimentary tasting courses, and our head waiter, Valeria, filled in my spouse’s servings with an additional course at no charge to match my servings. The service was friendly and professional. Don’t miss this place if you wish to enjoy a top notch continental meal in the heart of Beijing.

  9. A

    Alan1z

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing in every respect. Very, very special!

  10. W

    Whatever

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service in a wonderful location with view on the forbidden city.. the Food was outstanding. We definitely recommend this place.

  11. K

    Karl

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2019

    overall2food3service2ambience3

    Waited a long time for our (ordered) food to arrive while being overwhelmed with free extra food and wine. By the time, the course menu was finally served, it was very late and we had lost our appetite. Less is sometimes more! Less freebies, but a better timed pace of courses would be an improvement.

  12. SD

    ScottD

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All great. Wonderful tasting menu. Service impeccable

  13. CK

    CelinaK

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went to TRB to celebrate our daughter's high school graduation. We had a window table with a wonderful view of the Forbidden City behind us. The service was excellent. Our daughter ordered a 5 course dinner while the rest of the family ordered 4 course dinners. So we wouldn't feel left out they brought us complimentary sea urchin, so thoughtful. Our favorites were the scallops, lobster, wagyu beef and chocolate dessert. Truly one of the best dinners of our lives.

  14. WS

    WilhelmSim

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    TRB Forbidden City Beijing is truly a 5 stars venue. Perhaps due to no high expectation, much surprising me was the food. From food quality to presentation and taste, I will rate it a 5 stars. Definitely will like to return and try their dinner next time when I visit Beijing. Besides its location (next to Forbidden City therefore dining view of the historical monument), the internal deco is contemporary with chic touch which makes you comfortably want to stay more a while. The service, again, another applause. Not only individual but the whole team, as we were served by different attendants, are helpful and attentive. Uniform, clean cut, polite, well spoken manner and problem solving attitude; aim to serve you best during the time you're there! Special thanks to Ricado, Sharon and Katarina (I hope I didn't misspell their names), especially Katarina who complimented us with extra to-go pack of bread/muffin when I asked to pack them as they tasted yummy and w/o wasting the food (I had them this morning and they are still yummy yummy!) Also special thanks to Ricado, the manager I believe, in decisively offered a compensation on cost of umbrella that a diner took away to my hotel upon charges required. Ricado paid via WeChat Pay directly to the hotel on behalf without having the hotel bothering my family on the issue. I feel lucky to the owner of TRB to have such responsive and decisive employees.. No wonder TRB is always on the top choice of diners. Good Job and keep on! Oh, finally, TRB carries a book of wine list except a bit expensive... well, perhaps I shouldn't compare it with HK standard :)

  15. HK

    HKGal

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An exceptional dining experience. Location, staff, service and food outstanding. Recommend for a special occasion.

  16. JA

    JABber

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best service, food, ambiance, evidence of fine dining ever. Such a treat to eat here.

  17. A

    Abfab

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Simply fabulous- from the staff, to the setting to the food.

  18. MD

    MichaelD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and the service was amazing, TRB was easily one of the best dining experiences in my life.

  19. WJ

    WilliamJ

    China

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had an absolutely fabulous meal at TRB the staff were so attentive and friendly, the food out of this world in terms of taste and presentation and the restaurant perfect. This was our first visit to China and we were celebrating our 40th wedding Anniversary and couldn’t have had a better experience. PS When you arrive there are no signs except for a wall of bamboo to the left of which are the steps up to the entrance - it really is a hidden gem!

  20. B

    Butch

    Miami

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Impressive dining experience. The service was superb and the food was elegant and delicious. We particularly enjoyed the Icelandic cod in a pumpkin pomegranate sauce and the foie gras was orgasmic. But this restaurant succeeds on its superb service and attention to detail. What a wonderful dining experience.

  21. AO

    AdelineO

    Singapore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Had a table by the window. View was gorgeous. Food was quite good for the price. Service is outstanding. Would have been perfect if not for a large group downstairs who is abit noisy.

  22. JE

    JamesE

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From start to finish the experience was unbelievable. From when we arrived and greeted the staff were exceptional and welcoming. I was travelling with my partner in Asia for over 2 weeks and reading other reviews already had high expectations. We weren't disappointed. We had the mix and match menu where we choose 4 different courses but in between were pleasantly surprised with treat after treat of beautifully prepared and delicious palate cleanser, or intermezzo - just unexpected and added so much to the whole experience. The wine, the pumpkin soup, cod with coconut and pomegranate. All just absolutely amazing. The whole experience was one of the highlights of our trip and I would tell anyone visiting Beijing to visit and experience this themselves. Thank you to the whole team for making us feel so welcome and inviting us to experience such a great evening.

  23. C

    Cedric

    Tokyo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Classic french restaurant. Amazing hospitality, I would give 6 stars for the service if I could! Do dinner just before sunset to enjoy the view of the eastern gate of the forbidden city and watch the sun set behind it. Order the salmon gravlax.

  24. A

    Abbey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This restaurant was incredible! Me and my two friends had such an amazing time. One of my favorite restaurants I’ve ever been to. We’re just visiting China and the staff treated us like family. The food was SO good and the service was to die for. I hope to go again if I have the chance! Definitely recommend! Beautiful view on the second floor of the river as well!

  25. JT

    JessieT

    China

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is the most beautiful and evening place in Beijing hands down! Jerry wei(manager of TRB) recommended me to go here and got me in touch with manager Ricardo. He arranged a window seat for me once I arrrived there early, I really felt like a queen overseeing the canal and the forbidden city! Service is excellent and it comes with many small goodies. Thank you Ricardo for the wine recommendations and regards from Stephanie

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TRB Forbidden City is rated 4.8 stars by 25 OpenTable diners

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Google Map for TRB Forbidden City

NO. 95 Donghuamen Main Street Beijing, Beijing 100006

  • Neighborhood

    Beijing

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch
    Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm
    Dinner
    Mon, Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    European, Contemporary French, International

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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