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    • ADDRESS:
      6/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu,
      near Guangdong Lu
      中山东一路3号6楼, 近广东路
    • PHONE:
      6321 9922
    • AREA:
      Bund Area
    • METRO:
      15 mins walk from Nanjing Rd (E)
    • HOURS:
      Daily, 5.30pm-1am
    • CARDS:
      Local and international cards accepted
    • PRICE:
      $$$$$
    • WEB:
    • SmartShanghai.com Editor's Description
      Celebrity chef Jean Georges Vongerichten charts new territory for his dining empire with his first ever Italian concept. Simple pleasures like woodfire oven pizzas, burrata cheese with sea salt or homemade rigatoni with meatballs dominate the menu. But he throws in a some surprises like savory strawberry jam with ricotta cheese on toasted sour dough too. To drink, there is a selection of fruit-infused proseccos, Italian-inspired cocktails, a boatload of wines from the Boot and a killer selection of grappas.
    • Italian Fine Wine in Harvest Season

      Mercato hosts special Italian vintages for a limited time -- Trebbiano, Gaglioppo and Frappato on the agenda for the harvest season. Available during dinner hours, 5.30pm to 11pm until October 11.
      Dining | Mercato | daily until Oct 11 2016 |

    ARCHIVED EVENTS

    • 2016-08-09 Finished

      'Share the Love' at Mercato

      Qixi Festival goes Italian with a seven-course tasting menu for couples. "The journey starts with the taste of fresh Diver Scallop Carpaccio and is followed by signature Mercato fare like Burrata Cheese and wood fired...
      Dining | Mercato | on Tue Aug 9, 2016 |
    • 2015-08-16 Finished

      Early Bird Special

      Jean Georges Vongerichten's Italian restaurant Mercato at Three on the Bund has an early bird deal for 198rmb per person from 5:30-6pm. It's a two person minimum and there's a 10% service charge.
      Dining | Mercato | daily until May 31 2016 |
    • 2016-05-08 Finished

      Mother's Day

      Upscale Italian restaurant Mercato offers free desserts for mothers on Mother's Day. Available from 5.30pm-11pm. You may want to call ahead to confirm and RSVP for this one if you plan to go. You can do that by...
      Dining | Mercato | on Sun May 8, 2016 |
    • 2016-02-14 Finished

      Valentine's Menu

      Valentine's Day at the fine dining Italian restaurant Mercato is 1314rmb+10% per couple. The first 40 guests will get a Tom Ford limited edition perfume gift box. The dinner is from 5.30pm-midnight.
      Dining | Mercato | on Sun Feb 14, 2016 |
    • 2015-12-31 Finished

      Cozy New Year’s Eve Gathering

      Celebrity chef Jean Georges Vongerichten's Italian restaurant Mercato has a nine course New Year's Eve sharing dinner for 668rmb+10% per person. Available from 5.30pm-midnight. Minimum booking for two guests required....
      Dining, Nightlife | Mercato | on Thu Dec 31, 2015 |
  • Los Angeles in Shanghai
    For Mercato on December 6, 2015
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    NAlexis
    Joined Dec 6, 2015
    Is Chinese
    Posted 1 Reviews
    Chef's concept, well-done from interiors to menu choices. Interesting layout, open but not exposed. Design-savvy details from top to bottom, transparent partitions, use of words, dark but not smoke-filled. Modern lounge and relax-worthy... I felt like I was in Los Angeles but could wear my glasses/ work clothes and not feel underdressed. Blend of business and foodies out for the Chef's award-winning menu. View is great if you saddle up to the window but the space offers more comfortable seating options in different nooks. Surf to turf, well-plated combinations, portions more European than typical American fare. Attention to detail wins over....
    Needless to say, I was impressed. Return customer. Possibly zagat rated, I haven't looked. Hope to return soon....
    What the What????
    For Mercato on December 1, 2014
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    jginsh
    Joined Aug 18, 2009
    Is American
    Posted 13 Reviews
    High-level take away:

    Go to Mercato if you want a late night meal with a bund view for less 100 USD per person.

    If you are looking for quality light dining you can do much better if you change your location.

    *Great views from the windows, great looking space with sexy lighting

    *Once good/great now dead average food

    *Once great value pricing/ now just charging less than neighborhood peers.
    -Unfortunately, you get what you pay for. Bring back the greatness and increase prices 20%

    This place used to have it all; international brand name w/Michelin Man cred, great service, great views, good/some times great food, sexy decor, fair pricing given the brand and destination.

    Dinned there last week for my wife's birthday, and while the view and drinks are still excellent the food has fallen off and the service while friendly is inefficient.

    The beginning; Had a 10 pm reservation (requested a window table), arrived at 9:30. Checked in and saw empty tables. Finally seated after 10pm and not a window table (which had been open the entire time), asked to change and told they needed to check w/ the manager. Finally seated at the table we requested. Let's order, going through the wine list, and the only recommendation the guy has is a CNY 1800 bottle of Chardonnay. I went with a Vermintino for Sardinia which clocked in a bit less than CNY 500, which given the quality of the wine and destination is a pretty good deal.

    We ordered house made ricotta with cranberry, lobster and shrimp ravioli, scallop served on a risotto, and a fried polenta.

    Ricotta was the best dish of the night. Perfect consistency with just right amount of salinity and with a bit of the cranberry relish it was a really well balanced dish.

    Lobster and shrimp ravioli was a joke. They arrived warm perhaps from being tossed on a cold plate or waiting a longer for their server than they should have. This used to be one of their standout dishes, that had perfectly cooked ravioli filled chunks of lobster. What arrived at our table was gummy dumplings filed with shrimp paste.

    Risotto was a mess. They didn't bring risotto they brought out an over-seasoned congee. We pointed this out, and instead of taking the dish back they just brought more risotto 20 minutes later. While this one was properly prepared the scallops were now cold. When it was time to pay, they the dish on the bill.

    1400 rmb for two people. While it might seem low for Bund, from where I sit it's also REALLY low on value, and NOT on par with the other JG restaurants around the world. Perhaps I just went on a bad night, but if you going to celebrate something and really want to eat on the Bund, pay more and go elsewhere.





    Excellent!
    For Mercato on November 20, 2014
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    edwins
    Joined Feb 14, 2012
    Is American
    Posted 3 Reviews
    I went to Mercato 3 times already. Every time I left the restaurant very satisfied and happy. I love this restaurant, it is wonderful. I like the pizzas and the pastad and the starters, especially the homemade cheese starter. The service was efficient but not always very warm and home feeling. The prices are good, especially for the location at 3 on the Bund.
    Better than its peers
    For Mercato on May 1, 2014
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    n.manganiello
    Joined Apr 18, 2014
    Is Italian
    Posted 1 Reviews
    FACT: There are a lot of $$$ restaurants in Shanghai.

    With their French chefs, fancy view and attractive plating, these restaurants TRY to pretend that they actually have good food. The sad truth is most of them barely pass MEDIOCRE (*cough* Mr. & Mrs. Bund *cough*).

    I have to say Mercato is above average. Not excellent, crazy, melt-in-your-mouth orgasmic deliciousness, but I think good enough that you can go back every so often when you have a guest, a date or a special event to celebrate.

    I had their homemade ricotta and strawberry compote for starters. Loved it. Surprisingly though, one of the best things I had was the breadsticks. And they were FREE. I can't decide if this is a good thing or a bad thing. I'm going with it's a good thing. The right amount of parmesan with a hint of chilli - bellissimo.

    The pizza was quite enjoyable as well. I ordered the black truffle, 3 kinds of cheese + farm egg. I would go back for this if I ever had a hankering for GOOD pizza.

    For the mains, I had the porcini crusted salmon. It was ookaaayyy. It's good to try once but I don't think I'd order it again.

    My biggest disappointment was the Mascarpone cheesecake. I had such high expectations - Only to be let down. On the bright side, it came with one scoop of passionfruit gelato...... Hands down best gelato in Shanghai. It made everything worth it.

    Conclusion: Definitely worth a try. I would go back once in a while.
    Great time - although service problems persist
    For Mercato on December 28, 2013
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    funkatudinal
    Joined Aug 25, 2006
    Posted 13 Reviews
    Straight to the point: The decor is fantastic. Funky modern, split into different areas. The food was very good - pasta, ravioli, fish, appetizers all fresh ingredients and well prepared.

    The wine - highlight of the meal and thanks to the expert sommelier for guidance.

    The service - usually I do not mention service as Shanghai is pretty mediocre all around, but well, the first line servers are weak and made a number of critical mistakes which affected our meal. In the end it is about communication and controlling the expectations of the diners (is the kitchen behind on orders? let the diners know.)

    That said, the Swedish manager, once he was aware of the problems, went out of his way to make things right and helped save the meal. I will definitely return thanks to his efforts.
    Terrible Seating
    For Mercato on December 6, 2013
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    morris1100
    Joined Sep 8, 2011
    Is British
    Posted 3 Reviews
    If you are a single diner or a couple just forget it. There are NO suitable tables catering for singles and couples. You are almost sitting on top of the table next to you. Hardly romantic. Foursomes fair a bit better, and there are a few tables with views over the Bund. But you have to get there very early to get one.
    Overall : A nice location, good Italian food but let down by terrible seating.
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