M on the Bund, Shanghai

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  • The view of the Bund from the terrace outside
    The view of the Bund from the terrace...
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    Taken from the balcony at M.
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    M on the Bund: A bit overrated !!!!

    by jlanza29 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The view of the Bund from the terrace outside

    I have to say this place isn't bad, but it isn't the best in Shanghai like everyone says. The service is OK, the wine list is extensive and expensive, and the menu is a bit short on the selections. So after going to Laris (please read my other travel tip) the night before we were disappointed with the food here. The place was crowded and loud, and snagging a table on the terrace is almost impossible. Do go outside and enjoy the best view without a doubt of the Bund. Worth the trip here just for the view !!!!!

    Favorite Dish: Had slow roasted leg of lamb....tasty, but expensive !!!!

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    M on the Bund: Nice deco...but food is mediocare for the price

    by Stevo_Jess Written Oct 29, 2006

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    Went there twice. Once was a corporate function for the opening of our Shanghai Office . We reserved the entire restaurant and found the food to be really bad and blame it on our tight corporate budget.

    On another visit, we ordered off the menu with some clients . Wine list was good but for the price we are paying, we expect much better food.

    I could have eaten better food in my hotel restaurant. If you reserve early, you might get a nice view of the Huangpu Jiang (The river) and the view of Pudong side of Shanghai.

    Waiter and Waitress were quite pleasant. Reservation needed at all time !

    Favorite Dish: None

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    M on the Bund: Fine Dining in Shanghai

    by rosie_b Written Apr 8, 2005

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    From the free postcard I got at the restaurant

    The restaurant is located in the area of Shanghai called the Bund, which is next to the river, facing the great Pearl Tower. The restaurant's interior is warm and light, surrounded by big windows, overlooking the river and the Tower. Since I went there in the wintertime, the outdoor dining area was closed, but I'm sure in the summertime is filled with people who want to experience a fine dining this restaurant. I thought the food was good, but needs some more salt on the items, especially the bread. I suggest that you go there for lunch, because you can actually see the Shanghai's landscape from the restaurant. The service was good and the waitstaff seemed to be helpful.

    Favorite Dish: I can't really remember, but we had a three-course pre fix that includes appetizer, entree and dessert.

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  • M on the Bund: Still worth the price

    by mke1963 Written Apr 26, 2004

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    Despite it becoming a bit passe with Shanghai's culture-junkies and foodies, M on the Bund remains a 'must do' place, if only for the terrace overlooking the Huangpu and the bund. However, there are better views of the bund from across the river of course.

    The service can be slow but it is worth the wait, as the innovative food is excellent, but remember that this is a minimalist so what it says on the menu is what you will got. If it says 'a prawn' you will get *a* prawn.

    I like it a lot, partly because of their chutzpah, partly for their innovativeness, and partly for the view.

    Favorite Dish: The M Pavlova. I want more. Much more.

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    M on the Bund: Oh what a view.

    by MaosRedArmy Written Feb 22, 2004

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    Taken from the balcony at M.

    Spectacular view. A great place for a special occassion. It is a bit pricey, so if you are watching your wallet, maybe take a pass on this one.

    Also, if you don't like pumpkin ravioli with sage or other non-traditional food combinations (aka you prefer steak and potatoes), this isn't the place for you.

    Me, I absolutely loved it. And so did my lady. We'll definitely be back.

    Favorite Dish: Pumpkin Ravioli w/ Sage. Reminds me of being back at Drago's in Los Angeles.

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    M on The Bund: M on The Bund

    by MacKiwi Written Sep 12, 2002

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    The restaurant boasts probably the best view of the Bund - see picture (except perhaps, from our guests' hotel rooms at the Grand Hyatt). During the warmer months, the roof garden is one of the most delightful places to spend an evening in Shanghai.

    Favorite Dish: The food is as spectacular as the view. The deliciously fragrant home-made olive bread, the crepes Parmentier topped with surprisingly good Chinese caviar and creme fraiche, the slowly baked salt-encased select leg of lamb and the signature Pavlova are all reasons to try this Shanghai version of the restaurant which has been luring Hong Kong diners for over a decade.

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    M on the Bund: M on the Bund

    by Audrey118 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    a place to splurge a bit - very popular with visitors from Hong Kong as the sister restaurant is award winning and cost a lot more.

    great location - with good patio to walk and watch over the bund and across the river is pudong. just love the view!!!

    Favorite Dish: food there is excellent - large portion - the bread there is yummy - such as olive bread etc. The desserts also excellent.

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    M on the Bund: M on the Bund

    by mrsibf Written Aug 24, 2002

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    The view's the thing here! On the top floor of a 6-story commercial building on the old colonial side of the river, the outdoor terrace overlooks Shanghai's famous Bund, or riverside pedestrian walkway. A wonderful place to enjoy the night air and view along with your cognac following a fine meal.

    Favorite Dish: They serve European dishes and all were quite good.

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