Best dim sum in the city!!
Very pretty restaurant with excellent service. Basically overpriced Chinese takeout.
Polite and willing staff but very pedestrian and Americanized Chinese food.
Seems like the perfect place for a first high school date.
Great food, nice drinks, lovely service.
My favorite restaurant in Chicago never fails to impress. Excellent food, service and atmosphere.
My husband and I ate dinner there on Valentine’s Day. The menu was creative, beautifully plated, and delicious. The service was excellent.
If you enjoy Chinese food with exceptional ingredients and don't mind paying a higher price than the typical Chinese place I would highly recommend Shanghai Terrace.
The food was exceptional. Service not as good as usual. Server could have been more attentive.
Super disappointed! Overpriced. We thought it supposed to be the best Chinese restaurant in Chicago, but we totally wrong. Service was good. Food...... please go to Chinatown, much much better than here.
The first time we went, we thought it quite overprices for less than stellar Chinese food. But we tried it again given Restaurant week. I have been to China many times, and often dine in Chicago's Chinese restaurants, there are many that are much better at about 1/3 the cost. Yes, the ambiance is elegant, but a few blocks away, Lao Sze Chuan has far better food, more generous portions, at a much better price. Instead of $50 entrees, If you can find a Groupon or Gilt City deal, at LSC you can get a 7 course Peking duck 7 course dinner for 2 for 70 bucks.
So take your choice, elegant plate with so food at elevated prices or elegant food. Hint, note how many Chinese folks are at the Tony Hu places. Did see many at Shanghai Terrace
Beautiful restaurant. Creative cuisine. Outstanding chef. Excellent service. Lovely ambience.
High end Chinese food with amazing service. Food is delicate and desert is impressive.
I was really looking forward to trying this restaurant, and it did not disappoint. I had the chefs tasting menu, which was not advertised, but I saw it as I was waiting for my table to be prepared. Everything was outstanding and it could have been easily shared, as there were six courses. The service was wonderful, attentive yet unobtrusive. The atmosphere was refined and chic. I will definitely go again when I visit the city in the future.
Amazing food and drinks, ice skating rink was closed though.
If you’re craving for exquisite Chinese cuisine in the heart of downtown Chicago, I highly recommend Shanghai Terrace located at the Peninsula Hotel. The service is excellent. The wait staffs including the maître des were very attentive to our needs. The cocktail drinks were marvelous . I had the Ning Sling x2. It’s heavy on Absolut Mandarin but you’d hardly taste it due to the sweetness rendered by lychees and passion fruit. My husband had Sour Cherry Old Fashioned x2, too. Like my cocktail, they didn’t skimp on Woodford Reserve. It’s stiffer than Ning Sling actually. We had steamed pork dumplings Shanghai style. These are dumplings with soup encapsulated in the soft thin buns. I ordered Dong Po Pork Belly which is actually bacon arranged like a prism and braised in miso, Palm sugar and anise. The pork belly is so tender you could cut it with fork. It’s sweet and salty and fragrant as well. Chip ordered the Wok Fried Shredded Beef. The beef is stir fried in oyster sauce with scallions. It’s tasty and flavorful but the taste is something we’re already familiar with. It’s a safe choice to say the least. My son ordered the Three Treasures fried rice which included wagyu beef (yes, THE wagyu beef), chicken, duck, dried scallops and egg. It’s probably one of the best fried rice we ever tasted. I think the umami flavor came from the briny taste of the dried scallops. We all shared a dessert of strawberries and lavender pavlova. It’s a delicate, delightful and refreshing combination of fresh strawberries on top of a meringue sitting on a moat of lavender cream with a scoop of strawberry lavender ice cream. The flavor was clean, light and teases your taste buds for more. We ended our meal with the most fragrant jasmine tea I’ve ever had in decades. Our wait staff even gave us extra almond cookies with half almond nut on top brushed with edible gold and little dice like chocolates with runny fudge inside.
A wonderful New Year's Eve experience in all respects. While pricey, we were happy there was no fixed price menu at New Year's Eve markups. Maybe the only upscale restaurant in the neighborhood where you could order from the regular menu.
Great food . The Peiking Duck is the best in Chicago.
Shanghai Terrace is the best Chinese restaurant in Chicago. This is our favorite weekend lunch place and we don't go anywhere else! It is a pity that they don't operate lunch (Dim Sum) service any more until April..... Can't wait till they re-open!
Elegant Chinese restaurant inside the Peninsula Hotel. We enjoyed a Christmas eve lunch / dinner . Small skating rink on the terrace provided people watching opportunities. Food was delicate and flavorful - pork buns and dumplings for appetizers and a variety of Cantonese and Shanghainese entrees to pick from. The hotel was dressed up for the Holidays, so the entire experience was festive and seasonal.
Service is excellent. Staff are genuinely warm. Food is excellent.
Really salty !!! Only pecking duck was ok
Prawn, pork belly and fried rice was so salty we could not eat !! We had better expectations
The service by the Chinese staff was impeccable! For us, it was certainly one of the best in the Chicago.
The cooking was a disappointment. The appetizers were passable, the desserts were good but the main courses, the Kung Pao chicken and the shredded beef were bland. None of us could finish our meal. Any hole-in-the wall Chinese restaurant in China Town or elsewhere would have served better dishes (and needless to note, at much cheaper price.)
We live in the neighborhood but will never return to this restaurant or recommend it to others.
Excellent food and service! Will be back soon.
I think it was one of the best dinners I've ever had. The Peking duck was amazing as was the braised eggplant. The dim sum appetizer was memorably good as were the specialty cocktails. The service was outstanding. It's pricey but for a special occasion it's well worth it.
Sub par Chinese food, service was very slow and the specialty drinks were awful. There were lots of kids running around so good place to bring bring kids but not a good date night place.
Once again- this was a perfect evening with fabulous service, Devine food and a gorgeous setting- especially with the Christmas scene and skating rink. Make sure to add Dim Sum- go with a few people to share all the wonderful dishes!! Sour cherry old fashion is yummy!!!
Just fabulous! Service amazing!
It was my wife’s birthday, and I wanted to surprise with a new experience in dining, unfortunately it was not what I was expecting. Working in fine dining myself such as the four seasons I expected a little more.
The server forgot some items we ordered, the staff brought out food that were not ours, The food came out a bit cold. Someone did come to our table and apologize for their mistakes, and offered dessert on the house.
I was not looking for dessert on the house, I was expecting a great experience for my wife! You are rated as one on the top hotels in dining and staying are you not?
Hopefully you will correct and talk to your staff on how to make it better. The place was not busy for these types of mistakes to happen.
High quality chinese. Once you get over the fact that you can travel south to Chinatown and get twice as much food for 2x less, it is a remarkable experience. creative and high quality food. the peking duck is a must. their fried rice was perfect. dim sum was perfectly cooked. delicious!