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.Read More
Colca stands out among the multitude of F&B concepts in Yong Ping Li with its open-armed approach to Peruvian food. Chef-owner Eduardo Vargas and executive chef Oscar Beltran bring together their respective Peruvian and Spanish roots, throwing a dash of global inflection into the equation. The resulting menu is a free-spirited melange of flavors, but you leave nonetheless with a clear sense of what Peruvian cuisine is about.Read More
Daimon Gastrolounge has something any number of fusion restaurants don’t: the sensibility of chefs who truly understand the cuisines they are trying to merge. The food is firmly grounded in Cantonese and Shanghainese classics, inflected with just enough twists and turns to hold our attention.Read More
An institution of French cooking in Shanghai if ever there was one, Le Bouchon is the oldest French restaurant in the city, and has been serving up French classics for longer than many of us have lived here. As the restaurant reopens its doors after a brief summer hiatus – just in time for its 20th anniversary – it is clear that despite the new management team and revamped menu, Le Bouchon’s brand of old-school, no-frills French cooking hasn’t changed a bit.Read More
Even though it is barely two months old, Épicerie 62 already has the air of a neighborhood establishment that has stood for decades, where it feels as if nothing changes but the day of the week, the constancy its own brand of excitement. It has built a narrative that weaves itself into our Paris daydreams, a way for us to feel Parisian at every moment of the day. That, more than anything else, is why I will be going back time and again.Read More
Though it first claimed a spot on our radar with its ramen burger, Oh My Burger has continued to roll out new burgers over the last few months faster than we can try them, attesting to the restaurant’s creativity.Read More
The level of antithesis found throughout Le Comptoir is fascinating: French vs. global, traditional vs. modern, bistro-style cooking against gleaming silverware, casual vibe among starched white tablecloths.
But despite these contrasts – and sometimes because of them – Le Comptoir de Pierre Gagnaire does laid-back refinement better than possibly anywhere else in town.