[Shanghai] Taian Table

It is rare to have the chance to watch a restaurant find its voice and grow into its ambitions. When that happens, the experience can be fantastic and thrilling. I found that thrill at Taian Table. Over the nine months since it opened, it has been a pleasure watching the evolution of each menu, and seeing the restaurant get into its rhythm.

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[Shanghai] Taian Table

Taian Table Add: disclosed upon reservation Tel: n/a Website: http://www.taian-table.com Hours: Tue-Sat 6:00pm-12:00am (last order 8:00pm) Price: [14-course] RMB1288; [10-course] RMB998 Visited: June 2016 Will return: Definitely “We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden.” Johann Wolfgang von Göthe (1749-1832) There is a curious shortage of tasting menus in Shanghai’s fine dining scene. Sure, Jean-Georges offers seasonal chef’s menus, as…

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[Shanghai] The Commune Social (2)

The Commune Social Add: 511 Jiang Ning Road, Shanghai 江宁路511号 Tel: +86 (21) 6047 7638 (no reservations) Website: communesocial.com Hours: [lunch] Tue-Fri 12:00pm-2:30pm; [brunch] Sat-Sun 12:00pm-3:00pm; [dinner] Tue-Sat 6:00pm-10:30pm Price: [3-course lunch set] RMB178; [à-la-carte] RMB200-300 Visited: April 2016 Will return: Definitely I visited Table No. 1 and the Commune Social on the same day. I can think of…

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[Shanghai] Table No. 1

Table No. 1 Add: 1/F The Waterhouse, 1-3 Mao Jia Yuan Road, Shanghai 毛家园路1-3号,水舍1楼 Tel: +86 (21) 6080 2918 Website: tableno-1.com Hours: [lunch] Mon-Fri 12:00pm-2:30pm; [brunch] Sat-Sun 12:00pm-3:00pm; [dinner] Mon-Sun 6:00pm-10:30pm Price: [tasting menu] RMB488 + 10%; [à-la-carte] RMB350-500 Visited: April 2016 Will return: Definitely All restaurants must perform a balancing act between showcasing the chef’s inspirations and skills and letting…

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[Shanghai] Museo Food Bar

Museo Food Bar Add: 4/F 5 on The Bund, 20 Guang Dong Road, Shanghai 广东路20号,外滩5号4楼 Tel: +86 (21) 6333 0626 Website: mu-se-o.com/zh/ Hours: Mon-Fri 2:00pm-12:00am, Sat-Sun 12:00pm-12:00am Price: [Restaurant Week 4-course set] RMB258 + 10%; [à-la-carte] RMB300-450 Visited: April 2016 Will return: Yes – Note: This visit is during DiningCity’s Restaurant Week. – The marriage of art and cuisine is hardly…

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[Shanghai] The Commune Social

The Commune Social Add: 511 Jiang Ning Road, Shanghai 江宁路511号 Tel: +86 (21) 6047 7638 (no reservations) Website: communesocial.com Hours: [lunch] Tue-Fri 12:00pm-2:30pm; [brunch] Sat-Sun 12:00pm-3:00pm; [dinner] Tue-Sat 6:00pm-10:30pm Price: [3-course lunch set] RMB178; [à-la-carte] RMB200-300 Visited: February 2016 Will return: Definitely – See my second visit for more dishes! – Chef Jason Atherton’s Table No. 1 is one of my favorite restaurants…

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[Shanghai] Light & Salt Daily

Light & Salt Daily Add: No.407 North Shan Xi Road, Shanghai 陕西北路407号 Tel: +86 021 52660930 Hours: Mon-Sun 11:30am-12:00am Price: [main course] RMB150-300 Visited: February 2016 Will return: Yes Light & Salt Daily offers a more casual fare than its sister, Light & Salt at Rockbund, at a somewhat friendlier price. Opened late last year, the three-story villa houses a bar and…

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