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Shanghai Terrace

4.9
1693 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 1693 people are saying
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AttuGuy
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is so wonderful to have really fine cuisine in quiet elegant surroundings. We used to get that at The Dining Room at the Ritz Carlton, but now the Shanghai Terrace is one of the few such places left. We found its food outstanding, and the service was superb.

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vipMannski100
Chicago
131 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome as usual! Best fine Chinese in the city if you ask anyone! Staff is awesome always!

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vipLoveFood
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Waitstaff was exceptional. Food was great. Lobby seating was lovely. Maître d was a little uppity/did not provide the warmest welcome.

Shanghai Terrace
Responded 5 days ago

Dear LoveFood, Thank you for sharing your honest feedback. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the service from our waitstaff. However, we are sorry that you did not receive a sincere welcome. Thank you for letting us know about this. We really appreciate you bringing this to our attention. We will look into this matter to resolve it promptly. Kindest regards, Martin Rahn Executive Assistant Manager-Food and Beverage

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vipJMayorga
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. I went for dessert this time and enjoyed everyone minute of it. The staff recognized me and that makes me feel special. I can't wait to go back again!

Shanghai Terrace
Responded 4 days ago

Dear JMayorga, We are so glad you had a good experience. Thank you for taking the time to leave us this amazing review. We are so grateful for your kind words and look forward to welcoming you again soon. Warm regards, Martin Rahn Executive Assistant Manager-Food and Beverage

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Shanghai Terrace being in the Peninsula’s lobby.

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JessicaS
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing, the servers were all over it. Made everyone feel welcome and helped assist when ordering. The dragon cocktail has an awesome presentation. All the food was delicious. The duck is a must.

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on February 24, 2021

Dear JessicaS, We are glad you loved the "Dragon" cocktail and the Duck. The next time you are here, try one of our Shanghai Specialties. Thank you for sharing your experience and we look forward to seeing you again. Martin Rahn Executive Assistant Manager, Food and Beverage

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CR22
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The food was good but based on the prices, I was expecting amazing. We had the award winning dim sum, the fried shrimp appetizer, the duck, sautéed veggies, Chilean sea bass with brown and white rice. It was fine. The actual restaurant was closed so the “restaurant” has been moved to another part of the hotel. It’s a beautiful room, wide open space and all safety measures are in place. The service was excellent. Staff was friendly and attentive.

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on February 23, 2021

Dear CR22, It was a pleasure serving you some of our signature dishes. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. Our Shanghai Terrace dining room is open, but due to seating limits during this pandemic, we are also using "The Lobby" restaurant for additional seating. We hope you will come dine again soon. Kind regards, Martin Rahn, Executive Assistant Manager Food and Beverage

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Samb
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A little disappointed with the service. Long waits and lots of different servers.

Shanghai Terrace
Responded 6 days ago

Dear Samb, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are sorry your experience did not match your expectations. Please feel free to reach out to me at 1-312-573-6690 to share any further comments or concerns. We are looking into this issue and hope to resolve it promptly. Kind regards, Martin Rahn Executive Assistant Manager-Food and Beverage

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KW13
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was fantastic, the food was delicious, and all of the staff was super nice and friendly!

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on February 24, 2021

Dear KW13, Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience; our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. We look forward to serving you again soon. Martin Rahn Executive Assistant Manager, Food and Beverage

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vipDeonnaM
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During a pandemic it is more so special to go out to dinner. We felt safe and everything was just perfect. I cannot wait to go back.

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on February 18, 2021

Dear DeonnaM, We are glad you chose to visit our restaurant and that you felt safe. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon! Regards, Martin Rahn Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food in Chicago. Staff and chef are great!

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on February 18, 2021

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for your kind comments about the staff, chef and the cuisine. We look forward to welcoming you back. Regards, Martin Rahn Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch service, ambience, and cuisine. Impeccable even day 2 of reopening. They’ve adjusted to the pandemic by moving to the open lounge by the lobby, which is brilliant. Can’t wait to have the patio back.

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on February 8, 2021

Dear OpenTable Diner, We are pleased to hear that you like our temporary adjustment into our Lobby restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back to our patio again when COVID restrictions are lifted. Thank you for your continued patronage. Martin Rahn Executive Assistant Manager, Food and Beverage

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JeffreyR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a Pleasure 👏🏽 The staff is amazing and cuisine is plated beautifully and the flavors are the most authentic in the City.

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on November 2, 2020

Dear JeffreyR, Thank you for your wonderful review. So glad you enjoyed the flavors and plating in Shanghai Terrace. I'll share your kind comments about the service with our staff. We look forward to serving you again soon. We are offering a To-Go menu for dinner currently. Regards, Martin Rahn Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage

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vipJamesL
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining was comfortable the cuisine is always delicious and highest quality service

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on November 2, 2020

Dear JamesL, Thank you for your valuable feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the outdoor space and that they food was delicious and the service was high quality. I'll be sure to share your comments with our team. Currently we are offering a To-Go menu for dinner until we can accommodate diners in the restaurant. Regards, Martin Rahn Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage

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vipDarty
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped by the eclectic Z-Bar before our dinner to enjoy their signature drinks, great outdoor patio and beautiful views! Everything about our experience was wonderful at the Shanghai Terrace. Our server was excellent and very friendly. The patio ambiance on a cool moonlight night was perfect. We couldn’t have asked for a better evening . We enjoyed the Appetizer’s, Soups, Happy Rice, Beef, Vegetables, and Jasmine tea. Ending our meal with three amazing desserts. The presentation of each dish was beautiful as well as delicious!!

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on October 30, 2020

Dear Darty, Thank you for visiting Shanghai terrace and Z Bar. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the outdoor atmosphere, drinks and food. We hope for the opportunity to welcome you back again very soon. Warm regards, Martin Rahn Executive Assistant Manager, Food and Beverage

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JeffreyR
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A dining experience in Chicago that never fails to satisfy. The host and staff are always attentative to every detail. A warm and comfortable environment for both sophisticated casual to evening elegance. Authentic cusisine and inspired cocktails. Truly a pleasure.

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on October 27, 2020

Dear JeffreyR, Thank you for visiting Shanghai Terrace. We are delighted to hear you had a positive experience with the staff, cocktails and cuisine. We hope to see you again soon. Warm regards, Martin Rahn Executive Assistant Manager, Food and Beverage

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vipPhyllisG
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love dining here —both inside & outside, the ambience is warm & inviting. The food is delicious but it would be nice to add a couple of Specials to mix things up from the regular menu items
The service is impeccable. All in all it is one of my favorite restaurants !

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on October 27, 2020

Dear PhyllisG, Thank you for choosing to dine at Shanghai Terrace. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the ambience, food, and service. We hope to see you again soon. Warm regards, Martin Rahn Executive Assistant Manager, Food and Beverage

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HaiderM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Overrated and way waaaayyyy overpriced. MCCB and Minghin have magnitudes of higher quality food

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on October 30, 2020

Dear HaiderM, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We appreciate your comments on the food quality so we may improve our service in the future. I would love to hear more about your experience. Should you wish to discuss further, I will share my contact information with you via direct message. Warm regards, Martin Rahn Executive Assistant Manager, Food and Beverage

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TheresaJ
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service here was phenomenal. All servers were very patient and kind. The food was impeccable and so delicious. I loved the ambiance of this place.
Thank you for making my birthday a special one this year.

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on October 27, 2020

Dear TheresaJ, Thank you for visiting Shanghai Terrace and for sharing your kind review. We are thrilled to hear that you were pleased with the service, food and ambience. We are delighted to hear you chose to spend your special birthday celebration with us. We hope for the opportunity to welcome you back again soon! Warm regards, Martin Rahn Executive Assistant Manager, Food and Beverage

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dydy
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience1

Making a reservation at Shanghai Terrace made me believe we would eat in the restaurant - we had to eat in the Lobby room with loud children nearby. NOT up to expectations.

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on October 27, 2020

Dear dydy, Thank you for sharing your constructive feedback with us. We are disappointed to hear that you were not pleased with your dining experience. We would like to hear more about your experience. Should you wish to share, I will send you my contact information so we may learn how we can improve ourselves in the future. Warm regards, Martin Rahn Executive Assistant Manager, Food and Beverage

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vipEpicureanista
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always our go to when at the Peninsula!

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on October 21, 2020

Dear Epicureanista, Thank you for visiting Shanghai Terrace and for sharing your kind review recommendation of our restaurant and hotel. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Warm regards, Martin Rahn Executive Assistant Manager, Food and Beverage

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SherryE
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our evening at Shanghai Terrace was wonderrful. Service was outstanding, our food was not only delicious (best Asian food we've ever had) but was beautifully presented. There were several vegan options which I really appreciated. (Others in our group had meals which included seafood and chicken). It was a little pricey. We will definitely come back but unfortunately not as often as we'd like because of the price. Our dinner for four people included appetizers and two desserts and no alcoholic drinks and our bill was $340 before tip. However, ever single item we got was perfection, so I guess you get what uou pay for.

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on October 27, 2020

Dear SherryE, Thank you for visiting Shanghai Terrace and for sharing your kind comments with us. We are thrilled to hear that you were pleased with the food, and that you enjoyed the vegan options. We hope for the opportunity to welcome you back again in the future! Warm regards, Martin Rahn Executive Assistant Manager, Food and Beverage

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vipFrank
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to have dinner at Shanghai Terrace. Perfect attention to detail, attention to their guests and certainly perfectly prepared food

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on October 21, 2020

Dear Frank, Thank you for choosing Shanghai Terrace and for sharing your gracious review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the service and food. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Warm regards, Martin Rahn Executive Assistant Manager, Food and Beverage

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Kms506
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, authentic Chinese cuisine in a beautiful, Chicago setting. We sat outside, under a heatlamp, and enjoyed the beautiful scenery. Great service, lovely evening!

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on October 21, 2020

Dear Kms506, Thank you for visiting Shanghai Terrace and for sharing your kind review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the ambience and service. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Warm regards, Martin Rahn Executive Assistant Manager, Food and Beverage

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vipChris
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent and great as always would recommend for any special occasion

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on October 21, 2020

Dear Chris, Thank you for dining at Shanghai Terrace and for sharing your kind comments. We are pleased to hear you recommend our restaurant for special occasions. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Warm regards, Martin Rahn Executive Assistant Manager, Food and Beverage

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vipfoodiegirl
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Beautiful space and great drinks. However, most of the food was incredibly salty.

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on October 19, 2020

Dear foodiegirl, Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed the beverages and the setting, however, disappointed to learn your food was too salty. I welcome the opportunity to discuss your experience in greater detail if you would like to connect. I can be reached at martinrahn@peninsula. I look forward to speaking with you. Regards, Martin Rahn Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage

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JeffreyR
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best dining experience in Chicago! Staff is on point and very focused on the overall experience from host check in until departure. The menu and dishes are the best in town and this restaurant never fails to deliver a first rate experience.

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on October 19, 2020

Dear JeffreyR, Thank you for your high praise of your experience in Shanghai Terrace. We are delighted to learn the service was on point and you felt well taken care of from your arrival through your departure. The culinary team is pleased as well to hear of your glowing remarks about the menu and the food. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards, Martin Rahn Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage

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vipAnthonyP
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were out to dinner celebrating our 45th wedding anniversary and specifically wanted to celebrate at Shanghai Terrace based on past experiences there. We were not disappointed. The food and service was exceptional, and left us thrilled we had picked Shanghai a terrace for dinner.

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on October 19, 2020

Dear AnthonyP, Happy 45th Anniversary! We are delighted you choose to celebrate your special occasion at our restaurant. We are happy we lived up to your expectations. And we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards, Martin Rahn Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage

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Amit
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good food, service, location and ambiance. Kept social distance and respectful

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on October 12, 2020

Dear Amit, We are pleased that you enjoyed the food, service and ambiance and that you felt safe in our environment. Regards, Martin Rahn Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage

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LisaM
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite meal on this trip! Will come every time!

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on October 12, 2020

Dear LisaM, We are so happy to hear your dinner at Shanghai Terrace was your favorite meal on your trip. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Regards, Martin Rahn Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The vibe of the shanghai Terrance was very good and service was professional. The duck was good, skin was crispy, duck was tender and juicy, and better than other duck we’ve had around the city. Sea bass was also good, the crispy skin and the sauce works well. Ambiance was great too, for both friends’ get together or professional meetings.

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on October 12, 2020

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for your compliments regarding the atmosphere and service. Our culinary team is pleased you enjoyed the duck and the sea bass. We look forward to serving you again in the near future. Regards, Martin Rahn Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage

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vipStreeter
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good foods, nice environment and service. We enjoyed our time and no complain.

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on October 12, 2020

Dear Streeter, We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your meal at Shanghai Terrace as well as the environment and service. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards, Martin Rahn Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage

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vipSusanBK
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After staying home for seven months, I ventured out to Shanghai Terrace for dinner to meet a friend. I chose Shanghai Terrace because I believed in the safety and attention the Peninsula cares about in this new COVID environment. I was not disappointed and was actually very pleased with all the measures the Peninsula took to keep everyone safe. The hostess explained the mask regulations before I was led out to the outdoor patio. I really appreciated that and it made me feel like the Pen really cared. The tables were spaced more than 6 feet apart which also made me feel like it was safe. The food and service were marvelous, as always. It was a very enjoyable experience during a very difficult time.

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on October 9, 2020

Dear SusanBK, Thank you for dining at Shanghai Terrace and for sharing your kind review. We are thrilled to hear that you were pleased with the health and safety measures we have put in place, and are glad to hear that you and your friend were able to enjoy a relaxing dinner together. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you both back. Warm regards, Martin Rahn Executive Assistant Manager, Food and Beverage

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SahilA
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Typical of The Peninsula, the service was top-notch. I had a reservation for 10 pm, their last seating/closing time, as I was planning on arriving to the hotel around 9:30. However, I was running a bit behind. Instead of canceling my reservation, they called me and said they’d stay open until I arrived. We were tired after a long day of traveling, so the restaurant allowed us to place our order over the phone so that the food would be ready once we were arrived and seated, so we could eat right away and get some rest as soon as possible. I had my German Shepherd (service dog) with me, and the staff was incredibly welcoming of him. They tended to him just as much as they did us! A wonderful experience, and another reason why I frequent The Peninsula Chicago 1-2x a month.

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on October 6, 2020

Dear SahilA, Thank you for dining at Shanghai Terrace and for sharing your kind review. We are delighted to hear you had a positive experience with our staff and that you felt welcomed and relaxed after a long day of traveling. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Warm regards, Martin Rahn Executive Assistant Manager, Food and Beverage

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vipwilliamw
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Best Peking duck and dim sum ever.

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on October 5, 2020

Dear williamw, Thank you for dining at Shanghai Terrace. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the Peking duck and dim sum. We hope for the opportunity to welcome you back again soon. Warm regards, Martin Rahn Executive Assistant Manager, Food and Beverage

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viplove2dinewithJin
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent! Peking roast duck and steamed fish are my favorite.

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on October 5, 2020

Dear love2dinewithJin, Thank you for visiting Shanghai Terrace. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the peking duck and steamed fish. We hope for the opportunity to welcome you back again soon. Warm regards, Martin Rahn Executive Assistant Manager, Food and Beverage

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vipFoodfan
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Responded on October 2, 2020

Dear Foodfan, Thank you for visiting Shanghai Terrace for your anniversary. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Warm regards, Martin Rahn Executive Assistant Manager, Food and Beverage

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mg07
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wonderful service from start to finish. I highly recommend the lobster/chicken/black truffle steamed dumplings.

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on September 30, 2020

Dear mg07, Thank you for dining at Shanghai Terrace and for sharing you kind review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the Lobster, Chicken and Black Truffle steamed dumplings. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Warm regards, Martin Rahn Executive Assistant Director, Food and Beverage

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food took a while to come out. Other than that, everything was great!

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on September 29, 2020

Dear OpenTable Diner, Thank you for visiting Shanghai Terrace and for sharing your feedback with us. We sincerely apologize for the delay in service you experienced. We thank you for your comments and will be certain to share with the team internally so we may improve our service in the future. Warm regards, Martin Rahn Executive Assistant Manager, Food and Beverage

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AndrewJ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful anniversary dinner. Quiet outdoor nighttime ambiance with delicious expertly prepared dishes served via attentive and gracious service. We would definitely go back.

Shanghai Terrace
Responded on September 28, 2020

Dear AndrewJ, Thank you for dining at Shanghai Terrace and for sharing your kind review. We are delighted to hear you were pleased with the ambience, cuisine, and service. Thank you for choosing to celebrate your anniversary with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Warm regards, Martin Rahn Executive Assistant Manager, Food and Beverage

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Shanghai Terrace is rated 4.9 stars by 1693 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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