2 Jianguomenwai Avenue
Tel: 86 10 8517 2033
Concierge.com's insider take:
Garrulous Irishman Brian McKenna cut his culinary teeth with Gordon Ramsay and is now cooking up his own brand of contemporary cuisine. After a molecular-infused stint across town at Blu Lobster, McKenna opened the whimsical 150-seat Room Beijing, featuring art exhibits, a bright-pink library, a resident DJ, and visiting wine experts. The menu spans myriad Euro-Asian influences, ranging from sweet-and-sour pig cheeks with rice noodles to a 42-ingredient salad and pot-roasted black cod with spicy coconut milk. Most dishes are served in small, medium, or large portions, accommodating both family-style sharing and individual dining.—Gary Bowerman
Open Sundays through Wednesdays 11 am to 1:30 am, Thursdays through Saturdays 11 am to 1:30 am.