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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 #99 of 12,416 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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87% Recommend
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I just had dinner at Char and was surprised to read the other reviews. We shared a great Tomahawk steak and bottle of Chateau Neuf de Pape, both of which were recommended by the Maitre D'. They were a great choice and we had a very enjoyable dinner. The view from the bar & restaurant is really quite something, possibly... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

Always happy to take friends & important clients to CHAR bar & grill since hotel opening, especially have couple of drinks before dinner downstairs,very proud to share good foods & drinks together,and given them a good experience in Shanghai. But very very disappointed with last night experience.First, Had reservation in advance, one of friend feel stomach dose not feel good... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

It is one of the best views of the Bund and Pudong either at sunset or during the day. The hotel is on the banks on the very active Huangpu River. This one is worth the visit

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

It was a bad sign when the people next to us sent their steaks back. My octopus was tough and flavorless tho it looked good. Duck starter was disappointing and I've never been charged $12 for a bottle of water before. Stomach problems this morning and I've been in china 3 weeks without them.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The dinner was a disappointment. It was expensive, $270 for two of us, and not great food. They brought us someone else's order initially and we had to call our waiter over to inform them. When we got our order we were not impressed. The tables were close together and very few tables had a view of the Bund. The... More

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Shanghai, China
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5 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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
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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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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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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
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3 restaurant reviews
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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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