Though quality Italian Restaurants continue to open both on their own and within fine hotels, Da Marco has true Shanghai staying power. A favorite with Italians living in Shanghai and with diners searching for true European ambiance, Da Marco offers fine Italian cuisine and a wide selection of wines. The squid ink pasta is an adventurous dish while the pizzas always please. All major credit cards are accepted.
103 Dongzhu Anbang Road, Jing’an District
12pm to 11: 30 pm
Originally opened by a Canadian chain, Malone’s is Shanghai’s premier American-style sports bar and grill. It easily makes the best burgers in town and its fries are crispy and light. Big screen televisions make it an ideal place to take in large sporting events and by night, live bands often whip the crowd into a frenzy. All major credit cards are accepted.
255 Tongren Street, Jing’ an District
11 am to 2 am
Boulevard leading to Century Park in Pudong.( gongyudn)
on the Bund
This may be Shanghai’s most distinctive place for fine dining and classy drinks.
Located on the 7th floor of the Huaxia Building on the Bund it offers magnificent views of the sprawling terrace is the perfect place for a few drinks after work or before a nigh out on the town. M on the Bund has helped Shanghai win international acclaim as a city for haute cuisine. The menu is continental and European chefs prepare dishes with imagination and flair. The wine list is extensive and the bakery competent. If you’re still not convinced, try the set lunch at RMB 98 or the Sunday brunch for RMB 188. All major credit cards are accepted.
7/F, 20 Guangdong Road, Huangpu District
11: 30 am to 2: 30 pm, 6: 15 pm to 12 am
Encamped in the palatial old Song Family Estate, Sasha’s serves up continental fare with knowledge and expertise. Sit in the large, oak-paneled dining room where Chiang Kaiden alm shek used to eat or in the ambling garden. Large fans resembling palm leaves sweep across the room in the summer recalling a scene out of Burmese Days.
Sasha’s is probably best known for their Sunday brunch serving up incomparable Eggs Benedict and Eggs Florentine. Their food is always fresh and in recent years, summertim sees a large barbecue set up in the gardens. Choose from several different English beers on tap or browse through the extensive lists of wine and cordials. Sasha’s is an ideal place to try and recapture Shanghai’s colonial elegance. All major credit cards are accepted. House11,9 Dongping Road, Xuhui District.
11 am to 11 pm