All this month, we’ll be introducing 50 picks for some of the best family-friendly restaurants in Beijing. These reviews originally appeared in the January/February 2013 issue of beijingkids (see end of post).
Type of cuisine: Greek
English menu? Yes
General kid-friendliness of menu: Portion sizes are small to medium, there are no spicy foods on the menu (although a lot of dishes contain lemon juice).
Best dishes for adults: Lamb chops (RMB 120, comes with one side), moussaka (RMB 70), soutzoukakia (RMB 65, comes with one side)
Kids’ menu? Yes
Best dishes for kids: Fries with Bifteki (RMB 36), spaghetti with meatsauce (RMB 38), whole cod fillet (RMB 36)
Play areas nearby: Ditan Park and Lama Temple
Kid-friendly staff? Yes. They are attentive and speak enough English to take your order, but may not understand more complicated requests.
Bathroom: Clean, sit-down; no changing table
Seating: Indoor chairs and tables with fancy checkered tablecloths and silverware wrapped in white cloth napkins; highchairs available upon request
Price: RMB 400
Credit card accepted? Yes, both Chinese and foreign (Visa only)
Parking? Limited parking in the hutong; try the main street near Yonghegong Bridge (both free)
Must-order item: The lamb
In a nutshell: Argo is a fairly upscale Greek restaurant with an impressive array of authentic Greek dishes. Although somewhat pricy for its modest portion sizes, it is flavorful. Paired with a clean, quiet atmosphere (that isn’t crowded), it’s a worthy adventure for families looking for homemade Mediterranean cooking.
Also try: Greek Delicacy (a branch in the basement of Solana), Athena
Phto by: Sui