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  • Fu Chun Xiaolong

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      650 Yuyuan Lu, near Zhenning Lu
      愚园路650号, 近镇宁路
    • Phone
      6252 5117

    The oldest outpost of a hyper-popular Shanghainese chain, drawing in crowds with, especially, xiaolongbao soup dumplings. The Fuchun school (which we made up) emphasizes the flavor of the pork, at the expense of basically everything else: these are ripe,... 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
    • 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

  • Alimentari Grill (Kangding Lu)

    • Address
      358 Kangding Lu, near Shaanxi Bei Lu
      康定路358号, 近陕西北路
    • Phone
      6288 9009

    Located in the Shangkang Li development, Alimentari Grill is the latest installment to the Popolo brand, and the fourth Alimentari in Shanghai. Think grocery store meets Italian kitchen, this time with a charcoal grill and a new vermouth bar ("La Vermuteria"). You... Read more

  • The Apartment

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      2/F, 160 Chengdu Nan Lu, near Huaihai Zhong Lu
      成都南路160号2楼, 近淮海中路
    • Phone
      6336 0386

    It's back! Originally opened in 2010 on Yongfu Lu, Apartment is inspired by New York style loft spaces. It's still a multi-hyphenate restaurant-loung-bar-party-space thing, now located on the second floor overlooking Huaihai Lu. Homey atmosphere during the day, more... 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

  • 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

  • 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
    • 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

  • Duli

    • Address
      38 Donghu Lu, near Xinle Lu
      东湖路38号, 近新乐路
    • Phone
      3363 2156

    Duli is founded by a group of people who want to prove that pure plant based food can actually be tasty, while also being good for the environment and animal welfare. Duli is inspired by the flavors of Sichuan where Duli’s founder used to live, creating Asian... 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

  • 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

  • The Pearl

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      471 Zhapu Lu, near Wujin Lu
      乍浦路471号, 近武进路
    • Phone
      136 2168 8556

    This historic theater up in Hongkou was once a temple, then it was Chinatown, now it's a bubbling club/lounge/bar regularly hosting cabaret theater shows. It's a really beautiful old space with a gallery and theater boxes, with a real feeling of history in the wood,... 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
      5401 5519

    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

  • 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 Fellas

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      7/F, 7 Yan'an Dong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
      延安东路7号7楼, 近中山东一路
    • Phone
      6316 9119

    Formerly Shen, this rooftop bar just off the Bund is now part of the Goodfellas family. Since they've taken over, little has changed, other than the name and the fact that pizzas are now on the menu. Drink offerings remain roughly the same: cocktails, wine, and beer,... 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

  • 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

  • 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
    • Phone
      6333 9897

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

  • Head in the Clouds

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      217 Zhenning Lu, near Dong Zhu'anbang Lu
      镇宁路217号, 近东诸安浜路
    • Phone
      3353 1773

    Head in the Clouds is an all-day brunch cafe and bistro in the space formerly housing Fennel Lounge. The menu features typical brunch fare like eggs Benedict and hearty burgers, while the evening bistro menu showcases more refined appetizers and entrees. Read more

  • The Camel (Xiangyang Bei Lu)

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      1/F, 97 Xiangyang Bei Lu, near Xinle Lu
      襄阳北路97号襄阳大楼1楼, 近新乐路
    • Phone
      6437 9446

    Popular Aussie style sports bar with beers on tap, a big food menu, and a well-known pop quiz now in its second location. Read more

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