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.
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.
100 Shiji Da Dao, World Financial Center, 3rd Floor, Pudong District, Shanghai, China Map
With old-school jazz music on the stereo and a range of noodles, dumplings, and seafood and meat dishes on the menu, Eileen’s focus is on transporting you back to Shanghai’s swinging heyday, with classic flavours and traditional dishes using fresh ingredients.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 (32!). 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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."
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.
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.
789 Nanjing Xi Lu, HK Taikoo Hui, 3rd Floor, Room N301, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China 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.
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.
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.
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.