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CHAR bar and grill

#26 of 13,172 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
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29-31 Floors, top of Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund, No.585 Zhongshan Dong Er Road | Near Dongmen Road, Shanghai 200010, China
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5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Like the hotel, the view from Char bar is amazing in the night. Don't feel like leaving this place. The starters here are good. Must for atleast one evening. Loved it

1 Thank Vipin S
Suzhou, China
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57 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was excellent, a little over price, however you are also paying for the view and service. Have your dinner then head up stairs to enjoy the wonderful views.

1 Thank Geoffoster
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic atmosphere, great meal and nice wine, excellent service. Amazing and spectacular night view.

Thank HS T
Shanghai, China
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there on Saturday with friends to celebrate my birthday. This was my second visit...as the first time was disappointed. Many of my friends rave about this place and so I decided to give them another chance and the benefit of the doubt. We were seated quite quickly and the staff were relatively prompt to hand menus mentioning in detail... More 

Thank billsingh928
Shanghai, China
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant with its one of a kind open air terrace is the right place to impress your clients. Excellent food, attentive yet discreet service with the eye for details-try their selection of different types of salt to elevate your dish, accompanied by an excellent wine list and if you are not sure what to choose, Bart will support you... More 

Thank Stefan_Kiehn
Shanghai, China
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you look for the perfect place to spend an unforgettable evening with excellent food, attentive and skilled service and a breathtaking view over the Bund area - this is the place to go. It starts with the personal reception, continues with a well balanced menue and you will be wowed by the details they pay attention to (e.g. chose... More 

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107 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous views, decor pleasant in a global/could be anywhere in the world kind of way). I recommend this place for a drink. Service was extremely impersonal (didn't see a single person smile). Food was okay, no more. When I sent my starter back almost untouched (a very bland asparagus soup) no one asked me why. Prices are ludicrous - I... More 

Thank sinbarambam
Barthélémy L, Director at CHAR bar and grill, responded to this review

Greetings Sinbarambam Thanks a lot for taking the time on writing a review about CHAR dining steak house. We are very sorry to hear that you did not have a great experience on your last visit. I normally take the time to talk to most of our guest and gather reviews or comments on how we can improve and to... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had invited a business partner for dinner and had booked a table at the Char Steak restaurant specifically asking for a window table. We also booked the outdoor terrace for drinks after dinner for 4 persons, AGAIN specifically requesting that we would need to have the Bund view from the Terrace. When my guest and I arrived at the... More 

1 Thank mikeinbangkok
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

The cocktails in the bar were not amazing as the view, they played a very strong club music at 7pm, but it worth the money for exploring Shanghai with friends who just came from my home town. We did not order the steaks in the restaurant -1 beef burger and some seafood dishes, everything was perfect, the service staffs are... More 

1 Thank Sylvain_Armagnac
Barthélémy L, Director of Char at CHAR bar and grill, responded to this review

Greetings Sylvain_Amagnac, Thank you very much for your feedback on your recent visit to Char, we are happy to hear that you enjoy your food and your friends had a great time with us. With regards of our cocktails at the bar, our mixologists are working on a new cocktail menu soon where we will be spicing it up a... More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

I have taken friends an colleagues to Char on a number of occasions. The roof top bar has a Bund view that cannot be topped, inventive drinks and a top notch wine list. The restaurant is THE BEST steak house in Shanghai.

1 Thank 809ChrisL
Barthélémy L, Director of Char at CHAR bar and grill, responded to this review

Greetings Chris L, We're so delighted to hear you felt this way about our restaurant and bar. I absolutely agree with you that the Palliser Pinot Noir you ordered is one of the most valuable New Zealand wines in the market. I wish to personally serve you again on your next visit. Thank you very much again for your amazing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$45 - $120
Steakhouse, European
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Scenic view
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29-31 Floors, top of Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund, No.585 Zhongshan Dong Er Road | Near Dongmen Road, Shanghai 200010, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai
  • Phone Number: 862133029995

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?