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Shanghai Terrace

4.8
1809 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 1809 people are saying
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vipLookingforexcellence
Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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.

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vipSherriW
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Shanghai Terrace
Responded a day ago

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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great service and food. staff verified all allergies.

Shanghai Terrace
Responded a day ago

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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MarkJ
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 4 days ago

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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Shanghai Terrace
Responded 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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
9 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
20 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
306 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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OpenTable 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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midwesttravelor
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT spot in the city for excellent, gourmet Chinese food. Rooftop terrace is a perfect setting and is quiet enough for a business or romantic dinner, and tables are set for social distancing. The food is excellent quality — don’t miss the honey glazed shrimp and the house special beef tenderloin with pepper sauce. Dumplings are good, too, as are cocktails and wine. The service is the best in the city. Not cheap, but this is a special place.

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on August 20, 2021

Dear midwesttravelor, Thank you for your kind review of Shanghai Terrace! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the cuisine, cocktails, and service provided by our staff. We hope to serve you again in the future! Warm regards, Andrea Azara Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic location with incredible service. The Dim Sum was beautifully done.

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on August 17, 2021

Dear OpenTable Diner, Thank you for your kind review of Shanghai Terrace! We are pleased to read that you enjoyed the dim sum, location and service provided by our staff. We hope to see you again soon. Warm regards, Andrea Azara Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage

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BrookeC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing. Outdoor seating is beautiful.

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on August 16, 2021

Dear BrookeC, Thank you for your wonderful review of Shanghai Terrace. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed the food, service and outdoor terrace. We look forward to serving you again soon. Warm Regards, Andrea Azara Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience5

The prices are exorbitant- I’m not poor. And there’s nothing special about the food. Very average food. Oily. Not worthwhile at all. Only saving grace is the lovely terrace on a summer evening. Dozens of Monterey park California Chinese restaurants blow this place out of the water.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food always amazing! Service a little slow this time. We sat outside with our kids and it wasn’t the greatest that they kept seating people all around us when there were so many other tables open . During covid I thought they’d be more aware to keep tables as far away as possible .

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on August 16, 2021

Dear OpenTable Diner, Thank you for sharing your review! We are pleased to read that you enjoyed the cuisine at Shanghai Terrace. Thank you for providing your feedback regarding the service and the seating as well. We will certainly discuss this with our team. We hope to serve you again in the future. Warm Regards, Andrea Azara Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage

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vipSusanBK
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great time at Shanghai Terrace yesterday for lunch. It's the only place I feel safe going to during the pandemic!

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on August 16, 2021

Dear SusanBK, Thank you for your kind review of Shanghai Terrace! We are delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable lunch. Thank you for joining us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Warm Regards, Andrea Azara Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage

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JenG
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food!

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on August 11, 2021

Dear JenG, Thank you for your review of Shanghai Terrace! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the food. We hope to serve you again soon. Warm regards, Andrea Azara Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage

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kakuji
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wait time is longer and the menu needs more vegetarian items.

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on August 10, 2021

Dear kakuji, Thank you for leaving your review of Shanghai Terrace. We appreciate the feedback regarding the longer wait time and the desire for more vegetarian items on the menu. We will certainly discuss this with our team. We hope to serve you again at Shanghai Terrace soon. Warm regards, Andrea Azara Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage

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MichaelZ
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Incredible service food and atmosphere

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on August 10, 2021

Dear MichaelZ, Thank you for your kind review of Shanghai Terrace! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the food, atmosphere, and service provided by our staff. We hope to see you again here soon. Warm regards, Andrea Azara Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage

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OttoT
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was difficult making a reservation for dinning on the terrace but the effort was worth it. Great Asian food and elegant surrounding and service.

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on August 9, 2021

Dear OttoT, Thank you for leaving your review of Shanghai Terrace. We apologize for the difficulties that you experienced while trying to make a reservation for the terrace, but are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the cuisine, atmosphere and service provided by our staff. We look forward to serving you again in the future. Warm regards, Max Schroeder Hotel Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good pecking duck, but Paris pecking duck in peninsula hotel is better

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on August 3, 2021

Dear OpenTable Diner, Thank you for leaving your review of Shanghai Terrace. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the Peking duck. We hope to serve you again soon. Warm regards, Andrea Azara Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great dumplings and scallops. Beautiful terrace

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on August 3, 2021

Dear OpenTable Diner, Thank you for your kind review of Shanghai Terrace! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the dumplings and scallops. We hope you can join us again soon. Warm regards, Andrea Azara Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage

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Cobraprime
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome, great food, great service.

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on August 3, 2021

Dear Cobraprime, Thank you for sharing your review of Shanghai Terrace. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed the food and the 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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viptheresap
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service Food delicious

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on August 2, 2021

Dear theresap, Thank you for leaving your review of Shanghai Terrace. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the service provided by our staff and the food! We look forward to serving you again soon. Warm regards, Max Schroeder Hotel Manager

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

Shanghai Terrace is rated 4.8 stars by 1809 OpenTable diners.