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Hamilton House

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The Bund
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137 Fuzhou Lu corner Jiangxi Lu, Shanghai 200001, China
021-63210586
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings
Description: Voted as one of the Top Restaurants in the world, Hamilton House is a...
Voted as one of the Top Restaurants in the world, Hamilton House is a landmark within the Food and Beverage scene in Shanghai. Located ground floor in a historic Victor Sassoon Art Deco building on the Bund. For the quintessential Shanghai experience Hamilton House is a must visit, whether for a great dinner with wine, coffee in the afternoon or one of the famous cocktails at the bar.
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Odd location, but nice menu

Good place for larger group arrangements. Fun toilet, watch out... The food is average - good, but nothing special.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2012
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Philadelphia
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

Tried to book a table there during my May trip, and the phone was out of order.

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Shanghai, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

when Hamilton house openned, it used to be a trendy spot that attracted quite few Shanghai cool crowd. The menu always very simple to choose, but if u been few times there are nothing new. Unfortunately the last two years the quality of food has drop and now quite difficult with such a compeitive market in Shanghai.It was disapointed my... More 

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Shanghai
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

Good place for larger group arrangements. Fun toilet, watch out... The food is average - good, but nothing special.

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Thank KP-Shanghai
Shanghai, China
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171 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

its only a block to the Bund. liked the art deco but didnot like their food.

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Thank kevinzhikangchen
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2011

Service - terrible - slow and few unattentive staff Food - presentation was non-existent Taste - The french would be ashamed. Canned sauce, cold snails, over cooked lemon tart, rubber chicken. I do not see how this restaurant gets good reviews unless it is for the decor. Save your money and if you are that desparate for 'western' food I... More 

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Thank m p
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2011

We arrived at 7 p.m. on a Sunday evening, walking along Jiangxi Lu and seeing how the street became smaller and darker from the high number blocks down. Through the window the restaurant had few tables occupied. However, things went up. The menu, available on the internet, is short. First courses are priced around 80 RMB, mains 100 - 200.... More 

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San Francisco, California
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2011

I followed the reviews and decided to give it a try. Our dinner for two turned out to be just an average, nothing really good or special.

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Thank schen49
Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2011

My Fiance and I decided to keep the art deco theme of our holiday going by visiting Hamilton House for dinner. The decor is beautiful and warm which makes the perfect setting for the food. My memory is a little hazy of the evening due to the amount of espresso martini's that I consumed (a must have by the way)... More 

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Pleasant Hill, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2010

referred by a photographer friend whom I trust for his taste... i arrived at Hamilton House on foot after walking around the bund in shanghai...i am drawn by the big tall windows. I asked if I could be seated by the corner where one can look into the intersection of the old Shanghai (all the building in the four corners... More 

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Thank tifchang
Shanghai, China
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2010

The restaurant offers a nice stylish interior and is definitely a good escape from the busy Shanghai city, be it with a cuppa or a nice warm pumpkin soup which I personally like. They've also got a beautiful bar to hang out for after-work drinks. The lounge upstairs makes it another nice lil quiet corner to wine down with a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 137 Fuzhou Lu corner Jiangxi Lu, Shanghai 200001, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > The Bund
  • Neighborhood: The Bund
  • Phone Number: 021-63210586

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 55
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings

Description

Voted as one of the Top Restaurants in the world, Hamilton House is a landmark within the Food and Beverage scene in Shanghai. Located ground floor in a historic Victor Sassoon Art Deco building on the Bund. For the quintessential Shanghai experience Hamilton House is a must visit, whether for a great dinner with wine, coffee in the afternoon or one of the famous cocktails at the bar.

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Staying in The Bund

Neighborhood Profile
The Bund
While there are certainly many other “bunds” in the world, “the Bund” refers to Shanghai’s famous waterfront. The area’s Gothic, Art Deco and Beaux Arts monoliths were built when it was part of the Shanghai International Settlement run by the British and Americans. The atmosphere of colonial-era luxury has endured over time and is now found in the five-star hotels, luxury brand boutiques and expensive restaurants that can be found within the historic buildings. A cultural center has built up away from the water and some of Shanghai’s best art galleries and museums are housed close to the Bund. Nighttime views of Pudong and the rest of the city also make for a great backdrop at the many rooftop clubs.