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CHAR bar and grill

29-31 Floors, top of Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund, No.585 Zhongshan Dong Er Road, Shanghai 200010, China (The Bund)
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Ranked #75 of 12,484 restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: The Bund
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268 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
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Shanghai, China
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Last Saturday, we had a team of 20 people (came specially to visit the well known) eager and wanted to have drinks at the beautiful Char Bar, but was very unfortunate rejected entry by Mr Daniel who claimed that we were unable to afford the price! Story goes like this, yes we went up there without reservation, we asked to... More

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Brussels, Belgium
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We did not order the expensive steaks, we are both 60 years old and we took the recommendation that start with two lobster soup, then we got a cold cut board, it's a lovely dinner. Waiters are very friendly, as we are travelers they kindly offered us a window table which was booked lately. The manager chats to us sometimes... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Second time visiting a few things to say about this high end steakhouse. First they are training new wait staff on a Friday night. Second their seafood tower is quite tasty and includes stone crab, a nice surprise. Oysters are fresh and fish is good! Their grilled oysters were not seasoned and under cooked. The chocolate fondant dessert is not... More

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Shanghai, China
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Had family visiting us and wanted a break from the Chinese food after a few days of experiencing lots of different regional Chinese cuisine (which was great) ......... We go to Char quite often with family and friends visiting because it is consistent in the absolutely best possible sense of the word. The food as always was outstanding, one of... More

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Hong Kong, China
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The menu is not extensive, but simple and elegant. Definitely for steak lovers. The prices are reasonable for Shanghai and the view is over the Bund area and Huangpu River to Pudong area.

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New Brunswick, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The breakfast buffet is delicious!!!! Skip the eggs and whatnot, and just go for the buffet. We would eat at 9 or so and be set until 1 or 2 pm. Service is top notch. No complaints whatsoever!!! Dinner on the otherhand....oof. We got to the restaurant late, and were initially assisted by a young man. When we had perused... More

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Shanghai, China
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I came here quite a number of times. Used to be no 1 steak house in town. Usually steaks are very good and cooked to the point. Nice selection of knifes and salt. The view is of course outstanding. I will come back

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Espoo, Finland
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The title says it all (this review is about the BAR not the restaurant). Had a quick bit to eat and drinks on the patio on the 30th floor during late Sunday afternoon. Service was great and the sliders were tasty (2 small burgers). But what makes this bar is the view - it is hard to beat. The bar... More

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Top Contributor
222 reviews 222 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Head to the Indigo Hotel in the south Bund, then up to their bar on the skyscrapers roof. They have a great patio that looks back up the Bund and over the river to the Pudong skyline. One of the best views of the Skyline on the Bund. The website says they open at 5pm but we were there before... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great view from the river side, make sure to book a table at the window. Food was delicious, my friends all enjoyed beefsteaks ie the wagyu and dry-ages, I loved my lamb shank very much, service was friendly and attentive, even got someone's able to recommend the wine, not expensive. Went up to the bar upstairs, the view is so... More

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