Whether you want to pretend to be rich for a night or impress a date, here are a few classy restaurants you can splurge on. Read on for our 10 places to eat like you’re fancy, and book through Chope, Shanghai’s instant online reservation service.
If you book through Chope at any of the Light & Salt locations (Rockbund, Bouquet or Daily) between now and March 6th, each guest in your party will receive a complimentary glass of sparkling wine on arrival (Offer not valid in combination with other promotions or deals).
2F Wheelock Square, Nanjing Xi Lu near Huashan Lu
Dozo is a dressed-up version of Izakaya, where the Japanese go for drinks and food after a long day at the office. Step-up your after work drinks and impress your coworkers with this eatery that’s classy and casual at the same time.
T8 Restaurant & Bar
Taicang Lu near Madang Lu
This historic Shanghainese shikumen has been transformed into a contemporary fusion fare experience. Its interior features Chinese antiques and up-and-coming modern Chinese artists as well.
Surpass Court, Yongjia Lu near Yueyang Lu
Fount is a Japanese restaurant in the French Concession founded by Shanghainese actor Hu Ge. It certainly is a fancy place, but that doesn’t have to mean prohibitively expensive – prices start reasonably but you can spend a fortune if you want.
CHI-Q Modern Korean Restaurant
3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (Three on the Bund)
Of course any list about fancy restaurants eventually ends up at the Bund. Jean-Georges teams up with Korean chef Marja to create a truly fine Korean dining experience. Impeccable presentation, high-quality ingredients, and delicious cuisine – they had us at roasted foie gras bi bim bop.
Table No. 1 by Jason Atherton
Maojiayuan Lu near Zhongshan Nan Lu
Table No. 1’s food is tasty and upscale, yes, but it’s also contained in the very cool architecture of the modern Waterhouse Hotel. It’s worth a trip down to the South Bund just to check out this beautiful design.
Cuivre by Michael Wendling
Middle Huaihai Lu near Wulumuqi Lu
Michael Wendling’s French bistro concept across from the Shanghai Library offers up refined, no-fuss, and meat-heavy dishes well worth the price. You can’t go wrong ordering their pork belly, tartare, or of course foie gras, which are stand-outs among other classics.
NAPA Wine Bar & Kitchen
Zhongshan Dong Lu near Jinling Lu
If you like food with your wine (and flowers on your oyster), then you’ll love NAPA’s “fine wining” experience.
Nanjing Dong Lu near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
Shook! offers one of the best terraces on the Bund in one of the area’s most historic buildings. It’s also great value for money in an otherwise very expensive neighborhood, and unique in it’s approach to Southeast-Asian/Western fusion cuisine.
Kathleen’s Waitan Restaurant & Cocktails
Huangpu Lu, near Qingpu Lu
If you book at Kathleen’s Waitan through Chope between now and January 31st, a two-person set menu is yours for 588 RMB. To get it, book through Chope and and write “Chope Set Menu” in the comments.
Kathleen’s Waitan Chope Set Menu – Kingfish Sashimi Amuse Bouche – Angus Beef Carpaccio OR Foie Gras Terrine Salad – Creamy Porcini Soup – Grilled Angus Beef Tenderloin OR Roasted Lamb Shank OR Pan Seared Norwegian Salmon – Fresh Berries in Moscato Jelly, Rum Raisin Ice Cream OR House Siganture Tiramisu, Marscapone Cheese, Lady Fingers, Cocoa Powder
*Must book at least one day in advance, can be used for lunch or dinner, cannot be combined with other promotions or offers.
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