Romantic Dining Guides

From impressing your date, to celebrating your love, we've got the perfect spot for you.

Upscale Steakhouse located in the Jing'an Shangri-La

1218 Yan'an Zhong Lu, 4th Floor, Jing'An Shangri-La,
Jing'An District, Shanghai, China,
near Tongren Lu Map

Even though 1515's increasingly popular 5-7 pm daily happy hour (steak sandwiches and ¥45 cocktails...yes please!) is more than enough reason to check it out, this Jing'an Shangri-la steakhouse also boasts a raw bar, expert mixologists, and some seriously fine cuts of meat. It's the perfect spot for a romantic evening, but you might want to have a few friends crash to help polish off the ice cream barrel, one of our current favorite desserts in Shanghai.

A La Carte

Italian Dining and Lounge located on the Bund

4th Floor, 6 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu,
Huangpu District, Shanghai, China
near Guangdong Lu Map

Located on the top floor of No. 6 on the Bund, this Italian hot spot serves delicious Italian favorites in a sophisticated yet comfortable environment. These creative dishes are accompanied by a collection of exciting cocktails and spirits to go along with the inspiring interior decoration. And with a terrace that offers a magical view of the Bund for both sides of the Huangpu River, this is one of the most spectacular dining experiences in the city.

Menu, Brunch

Mediterranean Restaurant located at Lujiazui

665 Shangcheng Lu,1st Floor, Block B (In the garden), Lujiazui 1885 Culture Center,
Pudong District, Shanghai, China,
near Nanquan Bei Lu Map

Go back in time to the Ottoman Empire at Efes, a Turkish restaurant right in the heart of Pudong. Located among some of the tallest buildings in the world, Efes maintains true to its traditional Turkish roots while embracing its contemporary setting by serving a modern twist on Turkish classics and healthy Mediterranean cuisine. Their chargrilled kebabs with a glass of Raki are sure to make you feel like you’re dining in Istanbul.

Modern European restaurant on Changle Lu

918 Changle Lu,
Xuhui District, Shanghai, China Map

FED stands for Flowers, Eats, Drinks and you can expect a strong floral theme from this florist-founded eatery. Artfully-presented, colourful dishes include Alaskan pollock, tender beef cuts, and slow-cooked chicken breast with smoked potato and black truffle foam. Desserts - such as the caramelised banana - are just as carefully calibrated, and all served in extremely chic surrounds.

Greek Restaurant located on Laowaijie

Lane 3338 Hongmei Lu, No 16,
Minhang District, Shanghai,China,
near Yan'An Xi Lu Map

This small yet cozy Greek restaurant serves up an assortment of tasty Greek classics. From gyros – Greek wraps with rotisserie chicken and pork served with rice, pita bread and tzatziki – to moussaka, Greek Taverna Milos is a solid choice for a hearty Mediterranean meal.

Menu, Lunch Set Menu, Brunch

Chinese restaurant located at Bund 18

18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, 5th Floor, Bund 18,
Huangpu District, Shanghai, China,
near Nanjing Dong Lu Map

The attention to detail at this London-born spot is essentially unparalleled across Shanghai. From NYC to The Bund, Hakkasan is known for a beautiful and modern atmosphere with food & drink to impress the toughest of critics. The menu is a combination of refined Cantonese classics (expect dim sum like your stomach has never imagined) and fusion creations to satisfy all tastes. Throw in an extensive wine and cocktail list - be sure to try the infamous Hakkatini - and this is a must-try Bund experience.

Brunch Menu

French Restaruant located at Three on The Bund on Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu

3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, Three on The Bund, 4th Floor,
Huangpu District, Shanghai, China,
near Guangdong Lu Map

Jean Georges Shanghai has been and still is one of the city’s finest examples of masterful French cuisine since opening its doors in 2004. With a name synonymous with fine dining, Jean Georges set the bar for contemporary dining in Shanghai. With the unique use of bold, Asian-inspired seasonings, Jean Georges elevated classic French dishes to a new level, with even deeper levels of flavor depth and complexity. In 2016, the restaurant reopened with a brand new interior design to further enhance the dining experience.


American Restaurant located on Dingxiang Lu

858 Dingxiang Lu, Dingxiang Square, Room LG102,
Pudong District, Shanghai, China,
near Changliu Lu Map

Born out of the lifestyle brand Jing Republic, JR Recipe serves a variety of different dishes from around the world, from Thai curry to scotch eggs. They also offer a complete range of unique cocktails and a selection of fresh, healthy juices. Try their Avocado Quinoa Salad, which is mixed with a honey oil vinaigrette atop a soft bed of lettuce and topped with fresh and creamy avocado.

Lunch, Brunch, Dinner

French-Italian bistro located along Fucheng Lu

184 Fucheng Lu,
Pudong District, Shanghai, China,
near Citygroup Tower Map

The latest venue from the team behind the now-shuttered Kathleen’s 5 and Kathleen’s Waitan, this contemporary western bistro occupies a spot beside the Huangpu in Lujiazui. As with their previous ventures, this smart bistro offers a broad menu of continental European fare with pan-Asian accents; expect steaks, seafood, pastas and more, plus an extensive wine list.


Vienna Restaurant located along Ruihong Lu

Room 1F-23, 188 Ruihong Lu,
Hongkou District, Shanghai, China,
near Tianhong Lu Map

Noodles, grilled meats, pasta bakes and - of course - schnitzels, sausages and apple strudel are found at this Austrian-style cafe. You’ll also find breads, soups and ribs on the menu along with gluhwein in the winter and a main dining room decked out with grand imitation oil paintings in the style of those found hanging in classical Viennese mansions.

Italian restaurant located along Julu Lu

907 Julu Lu,
Jing'An District, Shanghai, China,
near Changshu Lu Map

Artfully-presented Mediterranean dishes are the name of the game at La Bambina, with beef carpaccio, salami pizza, smoked salmon salad, Australian Angus steak, foie gras and New Zealand lamb all found on the broad menu. The homey Julu Lu-based venue also has a host of wines and spirits on offer, while chocolate lava cake, tiramisu and vanilla pudding feature among the desserts.

Lunch Set, Menu

Italian Restaurant located on Taixing Lu

89 Taixing Lu, Zhangyuan 99, East Area, 2nd Floor,
Jing'An District, Shanghai, China,
near Wujiang Lu Map

This Italian restaurant offers a fine dining experience with an artistic flare and presentation. Their menu is full of dishes that will transport you to Italy (ex. delicate pastas, fresh seafood and lots of cheese) and a drinks menu that is offers the perfect pairing for their fine cuisine. Their decoration is also very classic Italian style, with a bouquet of fresh flowers and pristine white tableclothes elegantly sitting on each table.


French Restaurant located on Bund 18

Bund 18, 3rd Floor, Zhongshan East Road (E1),
Huangpu District, Shanghai, China Map

This is the latest atelier for powerhouse French chef Joel Robuchon, holder of the most Michelin stars to his name (31!). This luxurious dining experience occupies a coveted spot on the iconic Bund, with an ultra-luxe decor, ambiance and dining experience to pair it off. You can expect to find the menu bursting with sophisticated French dishes that are embellished with impressive accents such as foie gras and caviar.

A la carte Menu, Degustation Menu, Set Menus

French fusion restaurant located on Nanjing Dong Lu

139 Nanjing Dong Lu, 4th Floor, Unit 403,
Huangpu District, Shanghai, China,
Jiangxi Zhong Lu Map

Brought to you by the team behind the popular Light & Salt venues, this smart eatery offers contemporary Western cuisine at the Jazz at the Lincoln Center Shanghai, the China-based off-shoot of the world-famous New York jazz hub. Here, you can pair live jazz with a range of carefully calibrated, broadly European dishes and a selection of drinks, including wines from their large cellar.

Brunch Menu, Set Lunch

Fusion Restaurant and Bar located on Fuxing Xi Lu

Lane 49, Fuxing Xi Lu, No 2,
Xuhui District, Shanghai, China,
near Wulumuqi Zhong Lu Map

This contemporary Asian restaurant sits in a charming three-story lanehouse in the heart of Xuhui. The first floor is a cocktail bar that serves unique mixed drinks, and in the two levels above there is a dining area and lounge space. The food menu is a combination of skewers, salads and other dishes, such as teriyaki beef tongue.


Modern European Restaurant located on the Bund

20 Guangdong Lu, 7th Floor, No 5 on The Bund,
Huangpu District, Shanghai, China,
near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu Map

This Shanghai institution is well known for its coveted location on the Bund, which lends itself to its impressive views of the iconic skyline, and inventive menu that attracts all kinds of diners, both locally and globally. The menu boasts an eclectic mix of European, North African and Middle Eastern flavors. On the weekends, they also offer an elegant afternoon tea.

Lunch, Brunch, A La Carte, Wine List

French International Restaurant located on Jiaozhou Lu

149 Jiaozhou Lu, No 2,
Jing'An District, Shanghai, China,
near Beijing Xi Lu Map

Located in a traditional Shanghainese building, Maison Papillon offers creative contemporary French cuisine from Chef Xiao Hu, whose resume includes experience at Singapore’s Tippling, Xintiandi’s Le Platane and the Rockbund’s 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana. Together with his culinary team, Chef Hu prepares an a la carte menu that changes seasonally reflecting the availability of fresh, flavourful ingredients. Private group dining – in a secluded 16-20 seat room – is also available upon request.


Sophisticated steakhouse fare in IAPM Mall

999 Huaihai Zhong Lu, 4th Floor, Unit 403, IAPM Mall,
Xuhui District, Shanghai, China Map

Eat your woes away at Morton's Steak & Seafood Grille in IAPM Mall! The nautically coloured restaurant, a casual counterbalance to its fancier sibling at the ifc mall, features naturally lit open spaces that’ll put you at ease immediately. Of course, that’s not to say the quality of food is inferior. Morton’s sophisticated standards remain the same, offering up succulent steaks and amazing seafood dishes, all while providing impeccable service. We think you’ll be a fan for life! (Feb 2016)


French Restaurant located on Yuanmingyuan Lu

131 Yuanmingyuan Lu, YWCA Building, 1st Floor,
Huangpu District, Shanghai, Chinia,
near Beijing Dong Lu Map

This French restaurant is your quintessential classic French restaurant, with pristine white tablecloths, shiny brass accents, warm wooden furniture and delicate copper espresso machine. The menu is also very French with dishes like escargot, roast rack of lamb, pate en croute and foie gras.

Italian restaurant located along Changshu Lu

83 Changshu Lu, 2nd Floor,
Jing'An District, Shanghai, China,
near Julu Lu Map

Crispy-crusted pizzas, cheese-smothered lasagna, and rich, flavourful risottos are all on the menu at this popular Italian restaurant on Changshu Lu. Other Mediterranean classics offered include appetisers such as bacon and mushroom soup and a selection of different bruschetta, mains such as tender grilled beef steaks, and that perennial favourite tiramisu to round things off with.

French restaurant located within PuLi Hotel in Jing'An

1 Changde Lu, 2nd Floor, The PuLi Hotel and Spa,
Jing'An District, Shanghai, China Map

"PHÉNIX eatery & bar has been awarded one Michelin star by The Michelin Guide Shanghai 2017. Located on Level 2 of The PuLi Hotel and Spa whilst overlooking the Jing'An Park. PHÉNIX eatery & bar opened its doors to the public in late March 2016. This commitment to the finest, freshest, and best quality ingredients is not only at the heart of everything we do but also at the very foundation of the renowned Chef Michael Wilson’s cuisine philosophy. Through PHÉNIX, the Chef has embarked on a mission to give a new life to French cuisine, by revisiting old favorites with a modern refreshing twist."

Brunch Menu, A La Carte Menu, Dessert Menu, Lunch Menu

Italian Fine Restaurant located near Xintiandi

168 Hubin Lu, Infinitus Mall, 3rd Floor, Room W02-W03,
Huangpu District, Shanghai, China,
near Shunchang Lu Map

Set on the third floor of the Infinitus mall near Xintiandi, Primo 1 is a high-end Italian and fusion restaurant with a kitchen led by chef Jacky Xue, who brings some Japanese touches to the menu alongside authentic Mediterranean classics: pastas, risottos and pizzas. In addition to the food menu, Primo 1 offers an extensive wine list, but you'll also want to drink in your surroundings - one of the restaursnt's key talking points is its design-led candle-lit interior and spectacular outdoor terrace, which offers sweeping views over Taipinghu Park.

Menu, Spring Lunch Set Menu, Afternoon Tea, Pizza

Chinese restaurant located along Waima Lu

579 Waima Lu, 5th Floor, Wharf Warehouse No.2,
Huangpu District, Shanghai, China,
near Xin Matou Jie Map

Featuring sweeping views across the Huangpu River, Puben comes from the mind of highly-decorated Hong Kong-born chef Jereme Leung. The menu puts modern spins on classic Chinese cuisine, with a lean toward Cantonese dishes such as roast duck and suckling pig, and with a variety of dim sum available. The food is accompanied by an extensive wine list, featuring bottles from across the world.


American Steakhouse located on Nanjing Dong Lu

98 Nanjing Dong Lu, 2nd Floor,
Huangpu District, Shanghai, China Map

This steakhouse offers a hefty selection of steaks, burgers, pizzas, fried chicken and salads, all at quite affordable prices. They also have a solid selection of drinks, which are great to pair with your meal.


American Steakhouse located on Yuyuan Lu

1107 Yuyuan Lu,
Changning District, Shanghai, China,
near Jiangsu Lu Map

This steakhouse offers a hefty selection of steaks, burgers, pizzas, fried chicken and salads, all at quite affordable prices. They also have a solid selection of drinks, which are great to pair with your meal.


French Restaurant Bar located on Shimen Yi Lu

288 Shimen Yi Lu, HK Taikoo Hui, 3rd Floor, Room N301,
Jing'An District, Shanghai, China,
near Weihai Lu Map

This French restaurant serves French food that is somewhere in between fine dining and bistro - they call it “Bistronomy”. They provide a humble and inviting environment for guests to enjoy heartwarming French experience, mixing in some Southern French style dishes here and there. They pride themselves on using the freshest materials and ingredients possible, prepared fresh every day, such as French truffles, Japanese snapper and New Zealand oysters.

Fusion restaurant located along Ruijin Er Lu

118 Ruijin Er Lu, 11th Floor, Ruijin Hotel,
Huangpu District, Shanghai, China,
near Fuxing Zhong Lu Map

This concept from the team behind Light & Salt brings their popular formula of quality ingredients and accessible ‘West meets East’ dining to the InterContinental Ruijin hotel. Expect minimalist, exacting fusion food served in opulent surroundings. Formerly a State guest house that hosted the likes of Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai, the InterContinental Ruijin occupies a plum spot in the Former French Concession area and features rolling green grounds throughout.

Fusion Restaurant Bar located on Hubin Lu

168 Hubin Lu, Hubindao II, 3rd Floor, Room W08-W10,
Huangpu District, Shanghai, China,
near Ji'nan Lu Map

This European restaurant has been part of the Shanghai fine-dining culinary scene for 15 years. With a prime location in Xintiandi, T8 Restaurant and Bar offers sophisticated and elegant dining with delicious food, which ranges from hearty steaks to plenty of seafood options. They also have a beautiful terrace that is great for alfresco dining.

Lunch, Dinner

Chinese Restaurant located on Huangpi Nan Lu

338 Huangpi Nan Lu, Xintiandi,
Luwan District, Shanghai, China
near Taicang Lu Map

Sample authentic classic Shanghainese and Hong Kong dishes at this upscale spot in Xintiandi. Foreigner friendly and loved by locals, too, so you know you're experiencing the 'real deal'.


French restaurant located on Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, Bund 6

6 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, 6 on the Bund, 3rd Floor, B Tower,
Huangpu District, Shanghai, China,
near Guangdong Lu Map

This fine dining Bund-side restaurant offers options such as steaks, oysters, and a variety of seafood in swanky surrounds, while the lounge portion also serves up a selection of snacks along with a wide array of cocktails.

Afternoon tea menu, Daily Special, Menu