Shanghai, once home to an impressively large international concession, remains home to the lingering aftereffects of that occupation. The famous French Concession houses many of Shanghai's best French and international restaurants as well as beautiful, colonial-style homes and tree-lined streets under which to enjoy the culinary delights. French cuisine is popular the world over, but nowhere but Paris does it better than Shanghai.
M on the Bund is arguably the most popular French cuisine in town. You'll get a great view of the Bund, and excellent people watching as well as great food and decor. This is a great place to see and be seen in Shanghai.
Delifrance is a more laid back atmosphere, but style high-end nonetheless. You'll find an excellent assortment of deli snacks, sandwiches and soups as well as an overall delicious French dessert menu.
Allure, Citizen Cafe and Le Bouchon are all similarly high-end eateries with diverse French menus that offer more than the rich, cheesy delights the French expats find so alluring.
Sasha's, Hamilton House and Franck and the Bistro offer high end eating with French elements inter-fused with other European characteristics and touches.
7/F, No. 5 The Bund
Modern cuisine with an old-fashioned view and renown atmosphere... read more
381 Hua Hai Zhong Lu
Unit 125 Central Plaza
Hong Kong's popular cafe revived in Shanghai...
4/F 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Road
Near Guangdong Lu
Opulent French Cuisine with world renowned chef...
789 Nanjing Dong Lu
Le Royal Méridien Shanghai
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137 Fuzhou Lu
Superior French Supper Club with a great following... read more
1455 Wuding Xi Road
By Jiang Su Road
Am away from the crowd elegant and chic eatery...
222 Jinxian Road
Near Shanxi Nan Road
Best cafe in Shanghai, according to expats...
488 Huangpi Nan Lu
Lane 181, Unit 2
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11 Dongping Lu
Corner of Heng Shan Lu
Colonial Style Dinning at extreme prices with comfort in style... read more
Wukang Lu 376
Ferguson Lane (south of Hunan Lu)