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  • 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
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      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 favourites... 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

  • Le Bouchon

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      1455 Wuding Xi Lu, near Jiangsu Lu
      武定西路1455号, 近江苏路
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      6225 7088

    Although some carp that it's outdated and overpriced, Le Bouchon is still a mainstay among Shanghai's French contingent. The menu consists of largely traditional fare like steak tartare, escargots. Be sure to come with an empty stomach. After the original owners (who... Read more

  • 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

  • Cuivre

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      1502 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu
      淮海中路1502号, 近乌鲁木齐路
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      6437 4219

    Simple country-style southern French bistro with a modern take which speaks through both its decor and menu, dishes are pared down and straightforward, yet generously portioned. Read more

  • Jean Georges

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      4/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu
      中山东一路3号4楼, 近广东路
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      6321 7733

    Yes, this is the Jean Georges of NYC fame and he brings to Shanghai his internationally acclaimed French cuisine with a slight Asian twist. The restaurant is situated on the fourth floor of Three on the Bund, the interior is lavish and exotic with accents like... Read more

  • Le Saleya

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      570 Changle Lu, near Xiangyang Bei Lu
      长乐路570号, 近襄阳北路
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      6426 1262

    Saleya is a little French bistro serving up simple, mid-priced dishes from southern France in a charming environment. Popular for its tiny area of outdoor seating. Read more

  • La Creperie

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      1 Taojiang Lu, near Fenyang Lu
      桃江路1号, 近汾阳路
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      5465 9055

    La Creperie does indeed serve crepes. From hum-drum Nutella filled dough to the tangy seafood/salad crepe, main courses run the gamut. Some crepes are more successful than others, but the all wood decor, fully bar and English speaking servers make for a fine... Read more

  • Franck

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      Ferguson Lane, 376 Wukang Lu, near Tai'an Lu
      武康路376号, 近泰安路
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      158 2167 6767

    The sign outside reads Bistrot De Tradition but this is still Franck, except minus its namesake on the management team. Guests select from the daily board which features simple bistro fare -- homemade terrine, simple meats, fish, cote de boeuf, etc. The dishes... Read more

  • DODU

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      81 Changshu Lu, near Julu Lu
      常熟路81号, 近巨鹿路
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      6431 5176

    Dodu is a fast casual restaurant serving French-style rotisserie chicken. The birds they get are free range from a French variety, and come from a top-secret farm near Shanghai. The price for a whole chicken is 198rmb, plus 70rmb for sides (include roasted potatoes,... Read more

  • Polux by Paul Pairet

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      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
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      6333 9897

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

    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

  • RAC II (Shaanxi Nan Lu)

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      55 Shaanxi Nan Lu, near Huaihai Zhong Lu
      陕西南路55号, 近淮海中路
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      136 3659 5172

    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

  • Together

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      546 Yuyuan Lu, near Zhenning Lu
      愚园路546号, 近镇宁路
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      5299 8928

    A French-Asian casual fine-dining restaurant anchored around the talents of chef Bina Yu, who was formerly at very decent Korean restaurant Chi-Q, and Kim Melvin (Read more

  • Royal Patat

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      Bldg D3, 227 Maoming Bei Lu, near Weihai Lu
      茂名北路227号D3幢, 近威海路
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      150 0080 5215

    Royal Patat is a Dutch frites stall serving up handmade, deep-fried French fries. Your standard cone will cost 27rmb plus 5rmb for your choice of more than a dozen sauces (ketchup's free). They also serve trays with nationally-themed toppings, ie. slow-cooked pork... Read more

  • Chez Jojo

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      1 Yueyang Lu, near Dongping Lu
      岳阳路1号, 近东平路
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      5436 3662

    Chez Jojo is a occupies a two-story building on the popular Yueyang Lu intersection. It models itself on the old Guinguettes, which were popular all-in-one restaurant/watering holes from back in the day. Home-y, comforting, bistro food with an outdoor terrace on the... Read more

  • seul&SEUL

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      HKRI Taikoo Hui 3/F, 789 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Shimen Yi Lu
      南京西路789号3楼, 近石门一路
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      5299 9889

    A "bistronomy" spot that opened up in July 2017. Created by two chefs, Bill Hu and Michelin-starred Johnny Jiang, it's a fine-dining restaurant with a little bistro in its ambience and attitude, merging French technique with Southern flavors. Nice rooftop terrace, too. Read more

  • Le Comptoir de Pierre Gagnaire

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      2/F, 480 Jianguo Xi Lu, near Yueyang Lu
      建国西路480号2楼, 近岳阳路
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      5466 9928

    Superstar chef Pierre Gagnaire's first concept on Mainland China, delivering his particular flavor of fine dining to the poor, starving masses of Shanghai. Gagnaire may have gone full-white up top but his cooking is not old. He is contemporary and his dishes are... Read more

  • Jade on 36

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      Pudong Shangri-La, 36/F, Grand Tower, 33 Fu Cheng Lu, near Lujiazui Xi Lu
      浦东香格里拉酒店, 富城路33号36楼, 近陆家嘴西路
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      6882 8888 ext 6888

    Jade on 36 is the flagship restaurant and bar of the luxe Shangri-La Hotel group's flagship hotel. Once a rarefied fine dining experience, Jade has recently made inroads to a broader audience with a more affordable and diverse menu. It modish, drawing inspiration... Read more

  • La Petanque

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      139 Tai'an Lu, near Huashan Lu
      泰安路139号, 近华山路
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      6281 4891

    The latest venue from the Cafe des Stagiaires mafia is a really attractive restaurant and bar, serving tapas from about 25rmb and larger plates for around 100rmb, plus the really reasonably priced beer that has made the other venues such a hit. This one also has a... Read more