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The guys behind UVA are going all modernist art with a new lounge/wine bar/cocktail lounge concept on Xinle Lu, right downstairs from...

Aug 27th 14, by Justin Fischer


88 Bar gets reincarnated as Diva - "your new favorite." Checking out the new club at the global crossroads that is Changle Lu/Fumin...

Aug 15th 14, by Ian Louisell

Estado Puro

Spanish celebrity chef Paco Roncero teams up with Barbarossa and plants a flag in Xintiandi. A look inside his modern tapas chain.

Jul 8th 14, by Justin Fischer


Willy Trullas Moreno goes back to the basics with his newest resto: a casual, colorful and quirky new tapas bar in the Taixing Lu...

Jul 4th 14, by Justin Fischer

Black Pepper

Lots going on in this new enclave off Taixing Lu. Our first stop: a new prix fixe Turkish restaurant from the guy behind Pasha and...

Jun 26th 14, by Justin Fischer


Flux capacitor fluxing... The guys behind metalhead bar Inferno go back in time to the golden age of rock n' roll with a new cocktail...

Jun 20th 14, by Justin Fischer


The conquest of Three on the Bund continues. Celebrity chef Jean Georges is back again with his first ever Korean barbecue concept.

May 20th 14, by Justin Fischer

The Cut Steak & Fries

VOL Group arrives at IAPM with a contemporary French steak frites concept. Meat, secret sauce and all the carbs you could eat.

May 19th 14, by Justin Fischer

Bistro 321 le Bec

Neither fire nor an endless bureaucratic quagmire could stop Michelin-starred Chef Nicolas le Bec. Phase I of Villa le Bec is now...

Apr 30th 14, by Justin Fischer

Liquid Laundry

Softly opened just yesterday. Kelley Lee and the team behind Boxing Cat have a new brewery and gastro-pub concept. Two words: "Face...

Apr 29th 14, by Justin Fischer