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Shanghai Terrace

4.8
1820 Reviews
$31 to $50
Chinese
Recently ranked the number one "Chinese Restaurant in Chicago" by Zagat, the exquisite Asian decor enhances the intimate atmosphere of this venue, which is unique to the city of Chicago. Seating capacity fits 75 guests with additional seating on the Terrace during temperate weather. Also features an intimate Private Dining Room for up to 30 guests. The Shanghai Terrace offers Eastern skyline views over Chicago, serving Chinese cuisine with an emphasis on Cantonese and Shanghainese specialties.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1820 people are saying
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KevinK
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service. Unfortunately it was quite noisy and the outdoor patio was closed. Otherwise, we had a lovely evening.

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KellyH
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation for inside (it was October,) but there was a a function going on in the mail dining room that was noisy, so the hostess offered us a patio table. With heaters and jackets, it was quite comfortable. Our server was Max, who had been with the company for 16 years, so he knew the menu and wine list inside and out and made excellent recommendations. The food was delicious, Max was very friendly and attentive , so all in all, it was a wonderful evening out. I should add that good Chinese food can be hard to find and that this restaurant is touted as the best Chinese in Chicago, and it very well may be.

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vipChicagofeedback
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband’s and my favorite restaurant in Chicago for special meals that guests will enjoy and and romantic lunches and dinners. The food is exceptional and the service is polished. For us, it’s fine dining at its best. We appreciate the terrace for its fresh air, and the heaters and awnings when needed.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We gathered for a birthday at 5 pm on the terrace. The food and Max our server were great as have have come to expect. Unfortunately before the sunset, the fruit flies were a nuisance if you ordered a Bordeaux or any fruity drink. As soon as the sunset we were fine.

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andyp
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent and the service was excellent. I would say the value was fair. I completely understand you get what you pay for and again, I have no arguments. I'm not sure if I'd rush back because it's a bit pricey.

Shanghai Terrace
Responded 3 days ago

Dear andyp, We always aim to deliver a great experience. Thank you for your honesty. We will use the feedback to make us better. Warm regards, Andrea Azara Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage

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viptheresap
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service

Shanghai Terrace
Responded 6 days ago

Dear theresap, Thank you for joining us at Shanghai Terrace and sharing your kind review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed the food and service. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Warm regards, Andrea Azara Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage

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Laura
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic experience at Shanghai Terrace. Max, our server, was the best server we’d had in years. The food was excellent and atmosphere just lovely. It is expensive but we’d go back again for a special occasion in a heartbeat.

Shanghai Terrace
Responded 7 days ago

Dear Laura, Thank you for your wonderful review of Shanghai Terrace. We are delighted that you had a fantastic experience with us. We will certainly pass along your kind words to Max. We hope to serve you again soon! Warm regards, Andrea Azara Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Good meal - the appetizers are better than the entrees. Very expensive for what you get though.

Shanghai Terrace
Responded 3 days ago

Dear OpenTable Diner, Thank you for your honesty. We always aim to deliver a great product and experience for our guest. We will use your feedback to make us better. Warm regards, Andrea Azara Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!

Shanghai Terrace
Responded 7 days ago

Dear OpenTable Diner, We are pleased to read that you had an excellent experience at Shanghai Terrace! Thank you for sharing your review. Warm regards, Andrea Azara Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage

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vipnineveh
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shanghai Terrace is outstanding in every way! The ambience, service, quality of food and drink are all wonderful. We dined last week for the first time in a while and we had a phenomenal experience. Don't miss the dim sum, the Peking duck, or the specialty cocktails. Perfect service. Highly recommend and can't wait to return.

Shanghai Terrace
Responded 6 days ago

Dear nineveh, We are humbled to read your kind review about Shanghai Terrace, and are delighted that you had a great experience. Thank you for your compliments on the service provided by our staff, the quality of the cuisine and the ambiance. We are looking forward to your future visit! Warm regards, Andrea Azara Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage

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LilyC
Kanagawa
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here the third time. Everything is pleasant. Great food, service, environment, can’t complain anything.

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on October 5, 2021

Dear LilyC, Thank you for being a loyal guest of Shanghai Terrace. We are delighted that you enjoy the food, environment, and service provided by our staff. We hope to serve you again soon! Warm regards, Andrea Azara Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage

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vipArthurJacob
New York Area
350 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a magical place. Tables spread out and lovely atmosphere. Highly recommend. Love love love. Nice place for vegetarians too. Thank you for being so kind to our party. Memorable lunch there. And the outdoor dining was terrific because of the high quality awnings so when it rained we were fine. Dined there several years ago and loved it. Still got its mojo.

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on October 5, 2021

Dear ArthurJacob, Thank you so much for your kind words about Shanghai Terrace and for being a repeat guest of ours. We are very pleased that you were able to enjoy the outdoor terrace during your lunch, and that you enjoyed the vegetarian options on the menu. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Warm regards, Andrea Azara Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage

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vipchgomomX2
Chicago
146 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good. Service was excellent.
Best crab rangoon ever!!

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on October 5, 2021

Dear chgomomX2, Thank you for sharing your review! We are honored that you think Shanghai Terrace has the best crab rangoon. We will certainly let the team know and also pass along your praise regarding the service provided by our staff. Warm regards, Andrea Azara Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage

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JenF
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on October 4, 2021

Dear JenF, We are honored that you chose to celebrate your anniversary with us at Shanghai Terrace. Thank you for leaving your kind review. Warm regards, Max Schroeder Hotel Manager

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vipLookingforexcellence
Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

All entrees were fantastic. The starters were very good. The wonton soup was nothing special.
The terrace in the neighborhood of Chicago skyscrapers provides a fabulous ambience.

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on September 27, 2021

Dear Lookingforexcellence, Thank you for sharing your kind review of Shanghai Terrace! We are pleased to read that you enjoyed the entrees and starters, as well as the ambiance of the outdoor terrace. Also, thank you for your feedback on the wonton soup. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Warm regards, Max Schroeder Hotel Manager

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vipSherriW
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and ambiance. Treat yourself and experience this treat in the middle of the city.

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on September 24, 2021

Dear SherriW, We are humbled by your kind review. Thank you for joining us at Shanghai Terrace. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the food, service and ambiance. We hope to serve you again soon! Warm regards, Andrea Azara Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage

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vipAngel
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great service and food. staff verified all allergies.

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on September 24, 2021

Dear Angel, Thank you for your wonderful review of Shanghai Terrace. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed the food and the service provided by our staff. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Warm regards, Andrea Azara Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage

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vipMarkJ
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Duck with XO sauce and vegetables, 20th Anniversary Dumplings, Happy Red Rice, Spicy Sweet Chili Prawn, Lobster and Chicken w/Black Truffle Dumpling were all excellent and well-executed. In terms of ambience, you cannot beat the view form the terrace as this outdoor space has to be one of the best in the City. Sometimes service can be a bit slow but the food is always outstanding.

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on September 21, 2021

Dear MarkJ, Thank you for your wonderful review of Shanghai Terrace! We are pleased that you were able to try a variety of cuisine and that you enjoyed the ambiance on the terrace. Also, thank you for your feedback about the service, as we are always looking to improve for our guests. We appreciate your business and hope to serve you again soon! Warm regards, Andrea Azara Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage

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viplynneg
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the loveliest places in Chicago to eat on their terrace

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on September 21, 2021

Dear lynneg, We're humbled by your kind words about Shanghai Terrace. Thank you for joining us for a meal on the terrace. We hope to see you again soon! Warm regards, Andrea Azara Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage

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AnthonyB
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sea bass could have been larger. Better value. 9 dollars for an ice tea?

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on September 20, 2021

Dear AnthonyB, Thank you for leaving your review of Shanghai Terrace. We appreciate the feedback regarding the sea bass and iced tea, and will discuss this with the team. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Warm regards, Max Schroeder Hotel Manager

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MudradG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Very Good Ambience, Excellent Service and Good Food. The menu is limited in their offering but everything was well made. Some dishes are on the sweeter side. Very accommodating for our vegetarian friends as they whipped a Tofy instead of Chicken Kung Pao. The fried tofu as an appetizer is interesting and well made. The overall quality of ingredients is excellent as it should be in a restaurant of this level. The only comment for chef would be to have some dishes which are spiced to authentic Chinese standards.

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on September 17, 2021

Dear MudradG, Thank you for sharing your review of Shanghai Terrace. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the ambiance, food and service provided by our staff. We are pleased that your friends were able to enjoy our vegetarian options as well. Also, we appreciate your feedback regarding the spices on the dishes, and will share this comment with our Chef. Warm regards, Andrea Azara Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage

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Kevin
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food ranged from good to outstanding. Service was extremely good. We sat outside, enjoyed the night, enjoyed the food and drink, and felt truly relaxed. A perfect way to celebrate.

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on September 14, 2021

Dear Kevin, Thank you for your glowing review of Shanghai Terrace. We are pleased to read that you felt truly relaxed and enjoyed the cuisine. Thank you for choosing to celebrate with us! We hope to welcome you back again soon. Warm regards, Andrea Azara Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage

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AlyseS
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

I was looking forward to celebrating a special occasion at the restaurant and even more so as a result of being limited as a result of the pandemic. While the overall atmosphere of the restaurant was lovely and the servers tried to be attentive, the food was average and certainly not special in terms of either presentation or flavor profiles. In addition, after having appetizers, it took one and a half hours to receive of main courses. During that span of one and a half hours, the server did not check in with us to explain or delay or inquire if we needed anything. It appeared as though the dining room was short staffed and servers were trying to do their best to accommodate to many tables. Based on this experience (which is not my first at the restaurant), I would not consider going back.

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on September 14, 2021

Dear AlyseS, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. I am very sorry to hear about the wait time and lapse in service that you experienced while dining at Shanghai Terrace. Please accept my sincere apologies, as this is not the experience we strive to provide to our guests. I invite you to reach out to me directly, so that we can discuss this in more detail. I have sent you my contact information in a private message. Warm regards, Andrea Azara Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage

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toasttea
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Nice place if you are prepared for a relatively long wait time.

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on September 14, 2021

Dear toasttea, Thank you for sharing your feedback about Shanghai Terrace. I want to extend my sincere apologies for the long wait time that you experienced while dining with us. I would love to hear more about this, should you wish to share. I have provided you with my contact information in a private message. I look forward to connecting with you. Warm regards, Andrea Azara Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage

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vipDDubs
Chicago
58 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The moon festival tasting menu was really a great sampling of some of the items we haven’t ordered on the menu. The moon cake dessert really is a special treat

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vipLaurelJ
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience1

Food was cold. Lacked flavor. Had to cancel meal midway and left to find other dining option. SUPER DISSATISFIED

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on September 14, 2021

Dear LaurelJ, I am very concerned to hear that you were dissatisfied with your meal at Shanghai Terrace and want to extend my sincerest apologies to you for the experience that you had. I would love to connect with you directly, should you wish to share more, as we are always striving to improve for our guests. I have sent you my contact information through a private message. I look forward to hearing from you. Warm regards, Andrea Azara Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage

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Excellent
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was sadly disappointing. One dish tasted very much like the other. I was expecting a much more authentic dining experience. The food tasted good but rather ordinary.

The service was unparalleled and the ambiance was beautiful.

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on September 10, 2021

Dear Excellent, Thank you for sharing your honest review of Shanghai Terrace. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed the service provided by our staff and the ambiance, however, we are disappointed to hear that you did not have a great experience with the cuisine. I have provided you with my contact information in a private message, should you wish to share more with me directly. I look forward to connecting. Warm regards, Andrea Azara Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage

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vipjoyce
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Chicago. It is near impossible to get a reservation for the terrace!!! Wish it was easier, then we would eat there more often. It is within walking distance to our condo.

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on September 7, 2021

Dear Joyce, Thank you for sharing your review of Shanghai Terrace! We are honored that you would consider us "one of the best restaurants in Chicago". We hope to serve you again soon! Warm regards, Max Schroeder Hotel Manager

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SarahM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little pricey for the food, but the service was exceptional. We had an unruly 3 yr old and they offered the cutest kids chop sticks and crayons/ toy to play with while my husband and I finished our meal.

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on September 7, 2021

Dear SarahM, Thank you for sharing your review of Shanghai Terrace! We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the service provided by our staff, and that your little one was able to enjoy the kids' chopsticks and toy. We hope to serve you again soon! Warm regards, Max Schroeder Hotel Manager

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vipKathrynM
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner at Shanghai Terrace. The setting is beautiful and we enjoyed golden shrimp, tenderloin and vegetables and kung pao chicken. When it began to rain we asked for our check. The waitress brought it with cake packed to go in honor of our anniversary.

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on September 7, 2021

Dear KathrynM, Happy anniversary! Thank you for sharing your kind review of Shanghai Terrace and for dining with us during your special occasion. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed the setting as well as the cuisine. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Warm regards, Max Schroeder Hotel Manager

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vipDiane
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service outside in your beautiful terrace!!!

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on September 7, 2021

Dear Diane, Thank you for your kind review! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed the food and outdoor terrace. We hope to serve you again soon! Warm regards, Max Schroeder Hotel Manager

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vipSammy
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch at Shanghai Terrace is special and always just great!

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on September 7, 2021

Dear Sammy, Thank you for sharing your review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoy having lunch at Shanghai Terrace. We hope to see you again for lunch soon. Warm regards, Max Schroeder Hotel Manager

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vipChitownmom
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dim sum with delightful cocktails followed with outstanding entrees. A favorite when visiting Chicago. Service is excellent.

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on September 3, 2021

Dear Chitownmom, Thank you for your wonderful review of Shanghai Terrace! We are honored to be considered one of your favorites when visiting Chicago. We are delighted to hear that you enjoy the cuisine, cocktails and service provided by our staff. We hope to serve you again soon! Warm regards, Andrea Azara Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage

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BillR
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every aspect of the meal was exceptional. We ordered two types of dim sum and three entrees as well as dessert and each selection was a wonderful taste experience. The service was professional and attentive. We ate in the inside dining room and found it to be a relaxing and beautiful experience. We had not been to Shanghai Terrace for a few years and it seems to have only improved over the time since we were last there.

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on September 7, 2021

Dear BillR, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are humbled by your kind words about Shanghai Terrace and are pleased to read that you enjoyed the cuisine, service provided by our staff, and overall experience. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Warm regards, Max Schroeder Hotel Manager

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vipLynette
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s hard to surpass ambiance at Shanghai Terrace! The food was exceptional and our server, Max, was wonderful. Highly recommended!! Two thumbs up!!

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on August 31, 2021

Dear Lynette, Thank you for recommending Shanghai Terrace! We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the ambiance, food and service provided by Max during your dining experience with us. We will certainly pass along the praise to him. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Warm regards, Andrea Azara Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual a fantastic dining experience…but be prepared to pay for it!

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on August 30, 2021

Dear OpenTable Diner, Thank you for sharing your review and for joining us again at Shanghai Terrace! We are delighted to read that you had a fantastic dining experience. We hope to see you again soon! Warm regards, Andrea Azara Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage

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vipLaura
Miami
38 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. Great presentation. We ate on the patio and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Excellent food. We will go back.

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on August 30, 2021

Dear Laura, Thank you for sharing your wonderful review of Shanghai Terrace! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal and dining on the terrace. We look forward to serving you again soon. Warm regards, Andrea Azara Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage

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vipDiningirl
Chicago
307 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant - incredible service and ambience with a+ food. And a kick*** bartender .

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on August 30, 2021

Dear Diningirl, Thank you for sharing your review! We are pleased to read that you enjoyed the service and ambiance at Shanghai Terrace. We hope to serve you again soon! Warm regards, Andrea Azara Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall1food2service5ambience5

I was shocked on how booked it is to only be disappointed with the food

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David
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

loved the food . amazing taste and presentation . The duck and sea
bass was exceptional

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on August 23, 2021

Dear David, Thank you for your kind review of Shanghai Terrace! We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the duck and sea bass. We hope to serve you again soon. Warm regards, Andrea Azara Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage

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FAQs

Shanghai Terrace offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 573-6567.

Shanghai Terrace is rated 4.8 stars by 1820 OpenTable diners.

Shanghai Terrace does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://gifts.peninsula.com/chicago/dining/all.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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