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  • Kartel

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      5/F, 1 Xiangyang Bei Lu, near Julu Lu
      襄阳北路1号5楼, 近巨鹿路
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      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 Bull & Claw (Fenyang Lu)

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      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

  • Tomatito

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      Infinitus Mall, 3/F, W08-10, 168 Hubin Lu, near Jinan Lu
      湖滨路168号无限极荟购物中心3楼W08-10, 近济南路
    • Phone
      6259 8671

    It's back! The rebirthed version of the casual, colorful and quirky Spanish tapas bar by Willy Trullas Moreno. Offerings remain familiar; mostly Spanish classics, like pork and chicken croquetas, patatas bravas, tortillas and albondigas, with Willy's personal touch... Read more

  • The Captain

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      6/F, 37 Fuzhou Lu, near Sichuan Zhong Lu
      福州路37号6楼, 近四川中路
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      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

  • Colca (Hengshan Lu)

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      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

  • Villa Le Bec

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      321 Xinhua Lu, near Dingxi Lu
      新华路321号, 近定西路
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      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

  • The Commune Social

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      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

  • Mayita

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      6/F, 98 Shouning Lu, near Xizang Nan Lu
      寿宁路98号6楼, 近西藏南路
    • Phone
      6334 3288

    This is the second and smaller branch of Mexican mainstay Maya on Julu Lu. Thematically, the menu here isn't much different, just a few newer additions like bacon and blue quesadillas or beef empanadas in a pineapple and guajillo chili sauce. It occupies the sixth... Read more

  • The Cannery

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      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

  • RAC (Anfu Lu)

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

    Wanghong crepe and galette place by day, wine purveyor by night, RAC has seen constant lines since it opened. Their courtyard is secluded from the main road, and it's great in the evenings for casual gatherings or outdoorsy dates. They are insanely popular,... Read more

  • M on the Bund

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      Five on the Bund, 7/F, 20 Guangdong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
      广东路20号, 外滩五号7楼, 近中山东一路
    • Phone
      6350 9988

    M marks the beginning of the Bund's renaissance. In 1999, Australian restaurateur Michelle Garnaut had enough vision to turn a taciturn and stately strip of colonial buildings into a happening hub for wining and dining. Today, the restaurant is still immensely... Read more

  • Ginger

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      91 Xingguo Lu, near Hunan Lu
      兴国路91号, 近湖南路
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      3406 0599

    Once boasting three branches around town, Ginger has consolidated and regrouped on Xingguo Lu. The space is a gem. Cozy and compact, it sits perched over a small park complete with wizened old men practicing their tai chi and playing chess and stuff -- very... Read more

  • THE CUT Rooftop

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      7/F, 999 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Shaanxi Nan Lu
      淮海中路999号7楼, 近陕西南路
    • Phone
      6443 5136

    After a couple of years at the rooftop second floor of The Cut, this spot is now The Cut Rooftop, an upscale casual dining lounge thing aimed at a young professionals crowd. Seems like a really good spot... Read more

  • POP American Brasserie

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      Three on the Bund, 7/F, 17 Guangdong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
      广东路17号, 外滩三号7楼, 近中山东一路
    • Phone
      6321 0909

    POP is the new concept to replace New Heights. It's an American-inspired brasserie that totally looks the part — red button leather booths, tray ceilings, tones of copper and tan. The menu is mostly approachable comfort cuisine like braised short ribs, duck leg... Read more

  • The Nest

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      6/F, 130 Beijing Dong Lu, near Huqiu Lu
      北京东路130号中实大厦6楼, 近虎丘路
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      6308 7669

    Super popular bar / restaurant / lounge by nightclub brand Muse Group and Grey Goose vodka, right by the Rockbund Art Museum. Good design, good drinks, great food. They specialize in vodka-based cocktails (60-80rmb) and high-end bar food like oysters and steaks.... Read more

  • Pistolera (Xuhui)

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      No. 2, 838 Hengshan Lu, near Tianping Lu
      衡山路838-2号, 近天平路
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      5461 0619

    Bright and colorful Mexican and Tex-Mex restaurant with several branches around town, owned by True Legend Hospitality Group (Big Bamboo and The Blind Pig). It's been around in one place or another since 2010. The menu is surprisingly extensive, featuring everything... Read more

  • Funkadeli (Fumin Lu)

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      A Mansion, 291 Fumin Lu, near Changle Lu
      富民路291号, 近长乐路
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      6170 1318

    Relaxed atmosphere and plenty of seating inside and outside, but with enough room left to stand if it gets crowded. The food menu is quite extensive. Cold cuts and cheese platters are 120rmb, and lasagna, salads, wraps, panini, focaccia, and even some vegetarian... Read more

  • Coconut Paradise (Fumin Lu)

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      38 Fumin Lu, near Yan'an Zhong Lu
      富民路38号, 近延安中路
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      6248 1998

    A renovated French-style villa with spacious enclosed garden houses one of Shanghai's most popular Thai eateries. Like its sister restaurant Lost Heaven the dim, candle... Read more

  • SENSO

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      142 Zhaohua Dong Lu, near Caojiayan Lu
      昭化东路142号, 近曹家堰路
    • Phone
      6209 1635

    Cosy home-style Italian restaurant and pizzeria tucked around a corner with a nice street-side veranda. Good atmosphere with warm and friendly service. The first page of the leatherbound menu is dedicated to fifteen chicceti for 40rmb a plate. Little fried calzones,... Read more

  • Abbey Road

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      3 Taojiang Lu, near Hengshan Lu
      桃江路3号, 近衡山路
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      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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