The world keeps turning, and Beijing keeps churning out new restaurants left, right, and center. Whether you enjoy black-tie affairs, relaxed dining occasions, or the bona fide tastes of China, each year a host of new names enter the dining game, and some walk out from it your champions.

Below we recap the results from our 11th Annual Reader Restaurant Awards for Best New Restaurants across a range of categories, because it's never too late to refresh and reserve a spot at one of these game changing establishments.

Starting with an experience everyone should invest in at least once a year (who doesn’t love haute cuisine?), here we have the Best New Restaurants (Non-Chinese, Fine Dining) choices as voted by you:

BEST NEW RESTAURANT (NON-CHINESE, FINE DINING)
Opera Bombana

Outstanding
Pinotage (Sanlitun)
Okra

Naturally, dining out doesn’t have to be strictly formal every time. We enjoy a good relaxed vibe as much as the next person, and here we have the results for Best New Restaurants (Non-Chinese, Casual Dining):

BEST NEW RESTAURANT (NON-CHINESE, CASUAL DINING)
Moka Bros

Outstanding
Home Plate Bar-B-Que (Sanlitun)
O'Steak
Great Leap Brewpub

And if you think you couldn’t improve on staple Chinese foods then you’d be wrong, these newcomers have proven their worth in Chinese culinary satisfaction. Below are your hot spots for Best New Restaurant (Chinese Cuisine):

BEST NEW RESTAURANT (CHINESE CUISINE)
Jing Yaa TangThe Opposite House

Outstanding
Diaoye Niunan
My Humble House (Parkview Green)
Big Bowl Small Plate

Photo: Courtesy of parkviewgreen


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