Excellence in dining and atmosphereIt has a great view, very chic and upscale. The food is excellence. Service is fantastic. Staff treats you like a princess. Personality of staff warm and enganging. Everything was totally perfect.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMA Memorable BirthdayMy friend is turning 60, so this is her special year in the Chinese calendar: The Year of the Snake. An elegant lunch was in order, and where else? The Peninsula Hotel! We enjoyed the Sea and the Land platters which were beautifully presented. Our waiter treated us with care and answered all our questions. I had been treated to dinner here during my Year of the Boar and knew my friend would be delighted...and she certainly was.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMCool experienceReviews for this place were very good, and it had been personally recommended to us, so we had very high expectations. The place was lovely, and the ambiance was very nice. Our service seemed to get off to a slow start, which seemed odd considering the reviews, and the number of servers there. We think our waitress was new, and that could explain things. Overall, the food was wonderful and interesting. Our only mistake was ordering a beef noodle entree that was fair at best. The wine menu was odd, and even odder was the fact that we had to ask for it. They gave us list with wines by the glass, but not bottles. There were only 1 or 2 bottles under $100, and the rest were extremely expensive!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Chinese Ever!My wife and I had perhaps the best Chinese food of our lives 2 nights ago at Shanghai Terrace. Every item was exquisitely prepared, every employee was professional yet friendly. It was not inexpensive, but hey, this is Chicago and this was an amazing dining experience. It was worth every penny.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Chinese Food in ChitownI had a wonderful night with my date. Tiger prawn and Dongpo pork are delicious!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMShanghai Terrace is worth the visitThe experience was amazing from the food, the presentation, the service, the view and the extra attention
paid to the customer. Very nice- well worth the cost.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMTop notch AsianOverall excellent dining experience. Attentive service with helpful but not overly expensive recommendations. The food was exceptional as was the cocktails etc. We will be back.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMReal deal top shelf ChineseHigh line Chinese food and service. You will spend good money, but when it equals expectations, it's worth it. Seated immediately with our Open Table reservation. Wait staff is on point for drink orders. Explanations are detailed and service is professional without being overbearing.
Had the dim sum sampler app which featured various sauces and food textures. Followed up with Kung Po chicken and a shrimp dish. Meals were bursting with flavor and presented beautifully . Artwork on a china. Waiter asked my preferred pice level for the chicken, which was medium and had just the right kick.
You will spend about $150-190 for two including tip. Well deserved tip. Worth every penny. enjoy.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant is alwaysThis restaurant is always exceptioal: great food and outstanding service4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb ChineseVery attractive room, with a calming atmosphere. The kind, understated, professional wait staff served high-level Chinese foods with pride. A meal here hints at the extraordinary diversity and quality of the best of a great cuisine.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding, even with theOutstanding, even with the outdoor terrace closed for the season, its a wonderful restaurant with great service3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent menu and service;Excellent menu and service; the quality of the food was superb as was its preparation and presentation--Can't wait to go back to both the Peninsula Hotel and Shanghai Terrace!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food! Not typicalAmazing food! Not typical Chinese by any means. A wonderful experience even with two boys ages 9 and 10!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMHaute ChineseOutstanding, authentic cuisine and flawless service. This was the highlight of our stay at The Peninsula, and a worthwhile spot for savvy locals. The dim sum is incredible and our entrees were beautifully prepared. Get one of their custom teas with the meal and stay for dessert.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMreally good, overpricedalways very tasty. love the way they will prepare something off the menu and its delicious.
it is a little pricey which keeps us from going more often. i.e. $16 for a bowl of hot and sour soup, ridiculous, but excellent.
always easy to get into so good manegement should probably think of a creative way
to entice locals to come more often.12/22/2012 12:00:00 AM