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  • The Bull & Claw (Fenyang Lu)

    • Address
      110 Fenyang Lu, near Fuxing Zhong Lu
      汾阳路110号, 近复兴中路
    • Phone
      3356 7608

    Bull & Claw is back in that expansive, three-story mansion on Fenyang Lu used to be El Patio. It's a real nice location. Top-of-line terrace. It's cozy but not cramped, and whoever redid the interior... Read more

  • Colca (Hengshan Lu)

    • Address
      2/F, 199 Hengshan Lu, near Yongjia Lu
      衡山路199号2楼, 近永嘉路
    • Phone
      5401 5366

    Colca is serial restaurateur Eduardo Vargas trying the business strategy of "honesty" with this latest restaurant. He's cooking the food of his heritage: Peruvian. It's a nice place. Seating about 150 or so, a central patio area is housed by a cocktail bar on the one... Read more

  • Garlic Barbecue

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      1/F, Zhonghai Huanyuhui, 838 Huangpi Nan Lu, near Jianguo Dong Lu
      黄陂南路838弄中海环宇荟1楼, 近建国东路
    • Phone
      138 1833 6837

    An American BBQ restaurant opened by a group of Turkish friends, including the owner of Garlic, hence the name. They've got wood-fired smokers like no one has ever seen before in Shanghai. 18 hour smoked brisket, pork and beef ribs and pork for pulled pork... if you... Read more

  • RAC (Anfu Lu)

    • Address
      Bldg 14, 332 Anfu Lu, near Wukang Lu
      安福路322号14幢, 近武康路
    • Phone
      136 3659 5172

    A few of the people behind Far West, of Farine, have set up a new creperie/wine bar called RAC Bar behind their street-front coffee stall, RAC Coffee. They're slinging a couple of throwbacks to the Far West menu, notably sweet crepes, savory galettes... Read more

  • Kartel

    • Address
      5/F, 1 Xiangyang Bei Lu, near Julu Lu
      襄阳北路1号5楼, 近巨鹿路
    • Phone
      5404 2899

    Well-designed, casual French bar and lounge with a great rooftop that has one of the best views in town. The guy who started this used to be with Dr. Wine, then broke off to start his own spot. The place is warm, with wooden floors, exposed bricks, and long, communal... Read more

  • The Captain

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    • Address
      6/F, 37 Fuzhou Lu, near Sichuan Zhong Lu
      福州路37号6楼, 近四川中路
    • Phone
      6323 7869

    Hidden on the roof of Captain's Hostel, The Captain sportingly provides a cheaper alternative to some of its neighboring bars along The Bund. Comes with a roof terrace and a very nifty view. Nautical-themed decor and a drinks menu averaging in the 70rmb range. Food... Read more

  • Tacolicious (Xuhui)

    • Address
      1 Yueyang Lu, near Dongping Lu
      岳阳路1号, 近东平路
    • Phone
      137 6406 0741

    Taco venture from Saira and Thijs of BYFO, Adrian of Joe'ss Pizza and Logan of Logan's Punch. offering double-shell tacos (hard shell inside, soft shell outside) in meat/vegetarian/vegan options. The menu consist of the classics like shrimp, chicken and steak asado,... Read more

  • The Cannery

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    • Address
      1107 Yuyuan Lu, near Jiangsu Lu
      愚园路1107号, 近江苏路
    • Phone
      5276 0599

    Beautiful lounge with great food at good prices. This one is by the same team as popular Rockbund venue The Nest, but located far west of there on mellow and historic Yuyuan Lu. One of the main themes here is the sea, so fresh seafood is all over the menu. Go for the... Read more

  • Highline

    • Address
      6/F, 282 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Huangpi Nan Lu
      淮海中路282号雅诗阁公寓6楼, 近黄陂南路
    • Phone
      6333 0176

    Highline is a contemporary American and cocktails from a trio of F&B veterans. The plan: All-day and late night California classics cuisine. The look: mid-century Miami-fornia minimalist chic sunken living room batch pad. The price points: Cocktails from 68rmb to... Read more

  • The Commune Social

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    • Address
      511 Jiangning Lu, near Kangding Lu
      江宁路511号, 近康定路
    • Phone
      6047 7638

    The second restaurant in town to bear the Jason Atherton brand on its masthead. The Commune Social is a contemporary tapas, dessert and cocktail bar. The cuisine seems largely informed by former Gordon Ramsay Lieutenant Jason Atherton's frequent flier miles log.... Read more

  • Cotton's (Anting Lu)

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    • Address
      132 Anting Lu, near Jianguo Xi Lu
      安亭路132号, 近建国西路
    • Phone
      6433 7995

    Cotton's chilled-out villa atmosphere is also the place to go if you're not used to Chinese food and don't plan on becoming acclimated. They've done a good job of creating a pretty spot where foreigners can feel like they are in any city. The old outdoor dining area... Read more

  • Polux by Paul Pairet

    • Address
      Xintiandi North Block, No. 5, Lane 181 Taicang Lu, near Madang Lu
      太仓路181弄5号新天地北里, 近马当路
    • Phone
      6333 9897

    French café and casual bistro by Paul Pairet (Mr & Mrs Bund, Ultraviolet) serving light fare with bistro service catering... Read more

  • Villa Le Bec

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    • Address
      321 Xinhua Lu, near Dingxi Lu
      新华路321号, 近定西路
    • Phone
      6241 9100

    This multi-concept restaurant by French celeb chef Nicolas le Bec occupies a century-old villa on tree-lined Xinhua Lu. As of now its first phase, Bistro 321 le Bec is the only portion that is open for business. Offerings are expertly done French classics with Asian... Read more

  • Sichuan Citizen

    • Address
      2/F, 378 Wukang Lu, near Tai'an Lu
      武康路378号2楼, 近泰安路
    • Phone
      5404 1235

    Sichuan Citizen is the Sichanese restaurant/cocktail bar/tea house expansion of the popular Citizen Cafe. After the original building on Donghu Lu was reclaimed, it moved to Ferguson Lane in mid 2018. The new location is brighter and roomier, and now it has a... Read more

  • PASS RESIDENCE

    • Address
      318 Julu Lu, near Maoming Nan Lu
      巨鹿路318号, 近茂名南路
    • Phone
      153 0075 0579

    A simple Italian restaurant driven by a wood-fired oven hiding out in the kitchen. The short menu is mostly antipasti, pizza and pasta, with a couple salads on flat bread, and is not fancy but decent stuff. The real highlight is the environment: a bombed-out... Read more

  • El Bodegon (Changshu Lu)

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      4/F, 83 Changshu Lu, near Julu Lu
      常熟路83号4楼, 近巨鹿路
    • Phone
      5465 1275

    A casual Argentinian steakhouse with a focus on grilled steaks and Peruvian ceviches, tiraditos, and antichuchos. They have the best value steaks in town here with quality cuts, including 200g rib-eyes, striploins, rump steaks and 300g steaks. Also sangria, house... Read more

  • JUJU

    • Address
      Three on the Bund, 2/F, 17 Guangdong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
      广东路17号外滩三号2楼, 近中山东一路
    • Phone
      6330 5005

    Mark Klingspon, (one of) the guy(s) responsible The Nest opens an all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ joint in Three on the Bund. Retro arcade games like Centipede, Donkey Kong and Frogger bump up against the... Read more

  • Mr & Mrs Bund

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      Bund 18, 6/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong Lu
      中山东一路18号6楼, 近南京东路
    • Phone
      6323 9898

    A "Modern French Eatery" by Shanghai-famous chef Paul Pairet. Mr and Mrs Bund endeavors to be Shanghai's first late night dining restaurant. It's on the Bund so expect it to be classy yet relaxed, without sacrificing an ounce of chic. Serving global French favorites... Read more

  • RAC II (Shaanxi Nan Lu)

    • Address
      55 Shaanxi Nan Lu, near Huaihai Zhong Lu
      陕西南路55号, 近淮海中路
    • Phone
      136 5163 3972

    Second branch of the popular creperie and wine bar on Anfu Lu, tucked into a leafy, renovated lanehouse. Downstairs is more of a coffee bar. Sit-down seating is upstairs. Unlike the other one, there's no outdoor seating here, except a couple counter seats on the... Read more

  • Abbey Road

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    • Address
      3 Taojiang Lu, near Hengshan Lu
      桃江路3号, 近衡山路
    • Phone
      5466 2069

    Taojiang Lu sequel to one of Shanghai's most popular summer venues, named after that little street those wacky Beatles trotted across. Ample patio seating, cheap beer on tap and lots of (at times unfortunate) classic rock, this bar/restaurant is the ultimate expat... Read more

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