[Shanghai] Bird + Bitter

When we struggle to define exactly what kind of food a restaurant serves, words like “global” and “fusion” often get thrown about. The former would be accurate in the case of Bird; the latter would not. In fact, much of Bird’s draw is the free-spirited effortlessness that often makes up the line between the two.

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[Shanghai] Cuivre

Chef Wendling’s brand of generous French comfort would be welcome any time of the year, but it is particularly appreciated on cold winter nights. As the whole city shivers and shudders, the golden glow spilling from Cuivre’s wide windows beckons us inside with the promise of warmth, comfort, and generous southern French fare.

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[Shanghai] Terroir Parisien

Terroir Parisien is a generous and approachable celebration of appetite, with an abundance of well-executed bistro classics. Unlike the refined creations at Mr. Alleno’s Michelin-starred establishments, the menu here is a collection of Parisian bistro classics, from rillettes and terrines to steaks and stews.

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[Shanghai] Daliah

A recently revamped menu has brought this Austrian restaurant back on our radar. While not strictly Austrian, the food certainly has character, as well as a charming, devil-may-care absence of self-consciousness that puts homey comforts alongside daring flavors, time-honored classics next to quirky reinventions – all offered at incredibly affordable prices.

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[Shanghai] Le Bistrot de Racine

Le Bistrot de Racine opened this summer with little fanfare, joining the already crowded pond of French bistros in Shanghai. With just over three months under its belt, the restaurant is already hitting its stride with both food and service, riding comfortably between laid-back indulgence and refined elegance.

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