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  • The Apartment

    • Address
      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

  • Kartel

    • Address
      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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Cages (Jiangning Lu)

    • Address
      3/F, 428 Jiangning Lu, near Wuding Lu
      江宁路428号3楼, 近武定路
    • Phone
      5299 5273

    The new Cages is absolutely massive. More than just batting cages, they also have squash courts, a full field for five-a-side soccer and dodgeball, an area for professional darts, a private space for events, more TV screens than a Best Buy, and just everything else... Read more

  • Maya

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      Grand Plaza Club House, 2/F, 568 Julu Lu, near Shaanxi Nan Lu
      巨鹿路568弄 四方新城俱乐部2楼, 近陕西南路
    • Phone
      6289 6889

    Maya is a popular, upscale Mexican restaurant whose slightly odd location on the second-floor of an apartment clubhouse is a reminder that good food trumps weird locations. The cooking is contemporary Mexican, with a few concessions like tacos and quesadillas, but if... Read more

  • Found 158

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      158 Julu Lu, near Ruijin Lu
      巨鹿路158号, 近瑞金路
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    Once known as the seedy, underground bar maze Da Tong Mill, this development just off Julu Lu has sprung back to life with a boatload of venues; restaurants, bars, lounges, live music venues, a pretty decent pizza place, a little performance theatre in a bar, the... Read more

  • Alimentari Grande

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      20 Donghu Lu, near Huaihai Zhong Lu
      东湖路20号, 近淮海中路
    • Phone
      3356 5118

    As the name suggests, this is a larger version of Poppolo Group's little "Alimentari" shops, named after the mom-and-pop food stores peppered throughout Italy, selling fresh foods and imported pantry goods. In 2020, this one replaced Italian restaurant Gemma, and now... Read more

  • PASS RESIDENCE

    • Address
      318 Julu Lu, near Maoming Nan Lu
      巨鹿路318号, 近茂名南路
    • Phone
      153 0075 0579

    A simple Italian restaurant driven by a wood-fired oven hiding out in the kitchen. The short menu is mostly antipasti, pizza and pasta, with a couple salads on flat bread, and is not fancy but decent stuff. The real highlight is the environment: a bombed-out... Read more

  • Tacolicious

    • Address
      34 Yuyao Lu, near Haifang Lu
      余姚路34号1幢, 近海防路
    • Phone
      130 2312 4950

    Taco venture from Saira and Thijs of BYFO, Adrian of Joe'ss Pizza and Logan of Logan's Punch. offering double-shell tacos (hard shell inside, soft shell outside) in meat/vegetarian/vegan options. The menu consist of the classics like shrimp, chicken and steak asado,... 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

  • Area 501

    • Address
      Rm 1B, Bldg 12, 207 Mengzi Lu, near Liyuan Lu
      蒙自路207号12号楼1B室, 近丽园路
    • Phone
      6313 9319

    Area 501 is possibly the city's only place to get Caribbean food, specialty rum drinks and genuine, vibrant, island-vibe conviviality. Dishes are made with a blend of tropical tastes and multicultural influences; aromatic, sweet and tart, piquant and mild citrus... Read more

  • The Pearl

    • Address
      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

  • Highline

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      6/F, 282 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Huangpi Nan Lu
      淮海中路282号雅诗阁公寓6楼, 近黄陂南路
    • Phone
      6333 0176

    Highline is a contemporary American and cocktails from a trio of F&B veterans. The plan: All-day and late night California classics cuisine. The look: mid-century Miami-fornia minimalist chic sunken living room batch pad. The price points: Cocktails from 68rmb to... Read more

  • Shanghai Brew House (Jing'an)

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      Wheelock Square, 1717 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huashan Lu
      南京西路1717号会德丰国广场, 近华山路
    • Phone
      6277 7716

    The third location of the popular brewpub brand. They've staked out two stories of Wheelock Square right across from Jing'an Temple, and built a gastropub for the chic pub-goers downtown. Infinity mirrors in the bathroom? Bold and instagram-worthy. Foil-coated... 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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    • Address
      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

  • Cotton's (Anting Lu)

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    • Address
      132 Anting Lu, near Jianguo Xi Lu
      安亭路132号, 近建国西路
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      6433 7995

    Cotton's chilled-out villa atmosphere is also the place to go if you're not used to Chinese food and don't plan on becoming acclimated. They've done a good job of creating a pretty spot where foreigners can feel like they are in any city. The old outdoor dining area... Read more

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