[Shanghai] Bistro 321 Le Bec

Bistro 321 Le Bec Add: 321 Xin Hua Road, Shanghai 新华路321号 Tel: +86 (21) 6241 9100 Website: lebec.com.cn Hours: [lunch] Tue-Fri 12:00pm-2:00pm, Sat-Sun 12:00pm-2:30pm; [dinner] Tue-Sun 6:00pm-11:00pm Price: RMB350-500 Visited: March 2016 Will return: Definitely It’s been nearly four years since Chef Nicolas le Bec abruptly decided to shut down his two-Michelin-star restaurant in Lyon, France and move to Shanghai…

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[Shanghai] Chez Maurice

Chez Maurice Add: 2/F, 50 Tai An Road, Shanghai 泰安路50号2楼 Tel: +86 (21) 6229 9668 Hours: Mon, Wed-Sun 5:30pm-10:30pm Price: RMB350-450 Visited: March 2016 Will return: Charcuterie and wine? Definitely. Steak? Probably not. Chez Maurice is a new French steakhouse, charcuterie and wine bar in the former French Concession. I’ve heard mixed reviews since its opening just two…

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[Shanghai] Le Saleya

Le Saleya Add: 570 Chang Le Road, Shanghai 长乐路570弄 Tel: +86 (21) 6426 1262 Website: saleya.com.cn Hours: [lunch] Mon-Sun 11:30am-2:30pm; [dinner] Mon-Sun 6:30pm-10:30pm Price: [main course] RMB165-250; [3-course lunch set] RMB130; [3-course brunch set] RMB150 Visited: March 2016 Will return: Yes I am on a quest to visit all the restaurants in Shanghai that I feel like I should have visited…

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[Shanghai] WIYF Ice Cream

WIYF Add: 202 Wu Kang Road, Shanghai 武康路202号 Tel: n/a Hours: Mon-Thur 8:00am-6:00pm, Fri-Sun 8:00am-7:00pm Price: [single scoop] RMB20; [double scoops] RMB30 Visited: March 2016 Will return: Yes Last time I went to Grains, the line outside WIYF (“What Is Your Flavor”) looked like this. So when I passed WIYF on a Thursday afternoon and discovered only three…

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[Shanghai] Café del Volcán

Café del Volcán Add: 80 Yong Kang Road, Shanghai 永康路80号 Tel: +86 156 1866 9291 Website: cafevolcan.com Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00am-8:00pm, Sat-Sun 10:00am-8:00pm Price: [coffee] RMB26-46; [pastry] RMB12-32 Visited: March 2016 Will return: Definitely – See my second visit for more coffee and more photos! – You may recall my fascination with the single origin coffees at Sumerian. While I haven’t had a chance to go…

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[Shanghai] Strictly Cookies

Strictly Cookies Add: 93-C North Xiang Yang Road, Shanghai 襄阳北路93-C号 (and other locations) Tel: n/a Website: strictlycookies.com (delivery available) Price: [cookies] RMB12-15 Visited: March 2016 Will return: Yes Strictly Cookies offers some of the best American (read: sugary and fattening) cookies in Shanghai. Mostly delivery based, it has only two stores, which offer a long-standing buy-4-get-1-free promotion. Their cookies…

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[Shanghai] Cuivre

Cuivre Add: 1502-1 Middle Huai Hai Road, Shanghai 淮海中路1502号 Tel: +86 (21) 6437 4219 Hours: [brunch] Sat-Sun 12:00pm-2:00pm; [dinner] Mon & Tue-Sun 6:00pm-10:30pm Price: [3-course brunch] RMB198 Visited: February 2016 Will return: Yes For me, Cuivre offers one of the best brunch deals in Shanghai. For RMB198, you get a non-alcoholic drink (juice, smoothie, coffee, tea) and your pick of any 3…

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