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Shanghai Terrace

4.7
1038 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Chinese
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Chinese, Asian, Dim Sum
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Hours of operation
Regular Hours of Operation:
Dinner: 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm (Mon - Sun)
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Phone number
(312) 573-6744
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Elmo Han
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Cross street
Michigan Avenue
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Parking details
$25.00 flat rate for dining guests with validation from restaurant
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Public transit
Red Line - Chicago; Michigan Avenue and Chicago Avenue CTA Bus Routes
Additional
BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1038 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Food delicious. Service fantastic. Recommend duck appetizer, lobster dim sum, and lobster entree with rice noodles.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

This was the second dinner at this restaurant during the past week. The food and service were both great. We started with a dumplings dish, which was fantastic. We then had a lobster hot and sour soup which was perfect. For main courses, we had aromatic duck, scallops with black truffle and some Chinese vegetables. The duck was spectacular.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The service was impeccable. The food was very refined. We had the ‘jumping over the buddha’ dish which was amazingly tasty. Strongly recommended.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

When we come to Chicago, we try to always have at least one dinner at Shanghai Terrace, and this trip was no different. We've come to ST for >10 years now (last time in Oct 2017). This is the best meal we have ever had here and I wish to send kudo's to the chef. This time, the Chinese dinner was authentic (but not old fashioned) and not trying to be too cutesy. We thoroughly enjoyed the dim sum sampler (yes the dumpling skins were paperthin as they should be), the Peking duck (crispy skin, balanced flavour in pancakes), char siew, stir fried veggies (perfectly done), mo po tofu, the sea bass (exquisite) and seafood fried rice. All paired well with Turley Zinfandel.

We were ably served by Max, as always. And so nice, Christina came by to say hi

We shall return when we come back to Chicago on our next trip.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

It was the best Chinese dinner I've ever had!
Definitely I will visit again in the future with my family!!!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Wonderful setting, outstanding setting, food excellent

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The best Peking duck in Chicago everything is first rate and the service is great. Don't know what to order then ask for Max.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Delicious recognition of our anniversary

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Always a delight and treat to go to Shanghai Terrace.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Second time there. Honestly was really disappointed with the food. I don't have a problem spending money on good food, but this was not worth it. The dumplings were decent, but the pork belly was awful. It was just like strips of bacon covered in a really sweet sauce.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Thank you! It was wonderful from beginning to end. We will comeback!

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

We love Asian food and this was excellent.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Great service and ambiance, not great food, and very pricey. Will not come back.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Fantastic service, spectacular food, and excellent wine list. They never disappoint!

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3.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Most of the food was pre-prepared and couldn’t be modified. I’m a bit picky with added sugar & sauces, so it was very hard for me to eat anything here.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

We Loved our experience!

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3.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Food is very normal. Do not have enough waiter. Not worth is. The only impressive stuff is the deseert

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Just out of this world DELICIOUS food and FANTASTIC and FUN cocktails. Magnificently attentive and helpful service without being at all intrusive - hard line to toe but done perfectly here. Also each of our waiter's helpful recommendations was perfect!!!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

My husband and I went with our teenage boys. Everything about the restaurant was perfect. The staff, food, caution to allergies. We will defn go again. Only thing I can think of improving on is to put more spaces between the tables.

We heard funny and interesting conversations from both sides of our table. Although entertaining, it was was distracting.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

This is are go-to place for special occasions or a great treat. The food is exceptional, the staff professional and the room is beautiful. They even remember I’ll left handed and put my chopsticks on the left side.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Food was excellent! Noise level was horrible. Majority of guests were talking extremely loud

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Terrific restaurant - we loved it and will definitely go back!
Love the Peking duck!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Excellent food and customer service.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Shanghai Terrace is consistently excellent as it was at my most recent dinner here. The food is outstanding, surely the best Chinese food in Chicago, and the service and ambiance are likewise consistently excellent. It is more expensive than most Chinese restaurants, but not unreasonable, and the quality is absolutely worth the cost

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Shanghai Terrace was recommended to me by a co-worker several years ago, but I hadn't had the chance to make it up to Chicago (from Indy) until now! We had a special occasion that was celebrated at Shanghai Terrace, and the staff was made aware of it beforehand. They were very attentive to our individual needs and we had a great experience! I would whole-heartedly recommend it to everyone, especially for special occasions! The menu is a bit pricey but the food was excellent. We are very happy with our experience and would love to go back the next time we're in Chicago.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Shanghai Terrace is my favorite restaurant! Every time I’ve been there I’ve had an excellent experience! I especially enjoy dining in the summer at their stunning outside area. The flavors are bright! Every bite explodes with unique flavors! It is a quiet, elegant place.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

This is probably the best Chinese restaurant in Chicago, great service.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Food was fantastic. Dim sum best we have every had. Love Shanghai style. Noise issue was a small child and not the fault of the staff.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Shanghai Terrace is one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago and beyond. Whenever in Chicago, I try to eat at Shanghai Terrace. They are so accommodating. Everything I have eaten is fantastic. It is so unique. Very special place and experience.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

This was our third time, I must say that the food was divine. The noise in the smaller room was almost unbearable and our table was hard to get into and out of. The staff is very attentive and lovely. The people watching is great but the star of this show is the Peking Duck and chef's Dim Sum. If you plan on having a few drinks with your dinner and you come hungry, be prepared for an expensive meal but for a special occasion, it is worth it. Dress up was the call for Saturday night but I did see a few in very casual clothes so I guess anything goes.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

This was a very fine dining experience. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves a authentic Chinese dining establishment. One of the best Chinese restaurants in Chicago

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

As usual- Perfect. Our slightly delayed Chinese New Year dinner was fantastic. Always order the Peking duck:)

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Great service, food is amazing, great options for vegans!

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Best dim sum in the city!!

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Very pretty restaurant with excellent service. Basically overpriced Chinese takeout.

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Polite and willing staff but very pedestrian and Americanized Chinese food.

Seems like the perfect place for a first high school date.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Great food, nice drinks, lovely service.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

My favorite restaurant in Chicago never fails to impress. Excellent food, service and atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

My husband and I ate dinner there on Valentine’s Day. The menu was creative, beautifully plated, and delicious. The service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Celebration

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