Old Mandarin Islamic Restaurant

Old Mandarin's northern Chinese cuisine ranges from the subtle–a delicately sour beef with preserved green soup–to the sweat-inducing Mandarin lamb with chiles and cumin. Two suggestions: Forgo the dishes on the "poultry," "beef," or "mu shu" sections. Instead, gather a group of friends for a Beijing-style hot pot excursion, which you cook yourselves.