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Former French Concession
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1502 Huaihai Middle Rd, Shanghai 200031, China
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+86 21 6437 4219
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Wed - Mon 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fanny and Michael are true hosts who know restaurants are about more than just amazing food and service - they are truly hospitable. Cuivre has been my place for formal work dinners, casual after work drinks and most of my celebrations in Shanghai. The Steak tartare is amazing but I can never get enough of the the truffle cheese and... More 

Thank thatwouldbeme
Columbus, Georgia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend Cuivre. Amazing French food in Shanghai. The duck confit was fantastic and if you think all tarte tartins are the same, this place will enlighten you. Enjoy....

Thank a7blues
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cuivre is definitively my favorite Restaurant in Shanghai. As soon you open the main door you feel transported in a new world. You are nicely welcome and the service during the diner is very amazing (feel like a 3stars Michelin). Then all the menu is amazing. I highly recommend the Cochon noir as a main dish which is surprising. All... More 

Thank Augustin M
Shanghai, China
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

CUIVRE is simply my favorite restaurant in Shanghai. It's not only about Food, it's about everything. Cuivre has this little something that makes you feel like at home. The food is amazing - Perfect fine dining food in a fun and very nice environment, with good music, good cocktails & perfect service. When you arrive there, you just want to... More 

Thank audeferte
Los Gatos, California
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171 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

It's been a long time since I had a meal this memorable, which is kind of ironic as I've forgotten all the dishes proper names... But alas the food was nothing short of amazing. I ended up with the truffle soup for a starter which is basically the elixir of life frothed and foamed to absolute perfection. For the main... More 

Thank Todd F
Charles B, Owner at Cuivre, responded to this review

Dear Todd, your review made our day here in Shanghai! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Please do let us know when you will be in Shanghai, we would be delighted to have you back at CUIVRE and to make your accointance. All the best from Shanghai! More 

Rye, United Kingdom
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300 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2017

Delicious food and attentive staff. W@e were taken as guests to this lovely French restaurant and had a delicious meal. The menu had lots of choices which included truffles - a personal favourite - so I was a very happy diner!

Thank Adam-Rye-UK
Singapore, Singapore
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Cuivre has become my favourite place to have a pleasant dinner whenever I am in Shanghai: authentic French cuisine though cooked perfectly and in a very modern manner, a cosy and warm atmosphere and last but not least: a very friendly team to welcome their guests and provide them with the most professional service. I strongly recommend Cuivre!

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Shanghai, China
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed February 3, 2017

We love going there with the kids, friends, and even don't hesitate to bring our French family when they visit us. The food is good and hearty, the croque Monsieur from the brunch is simply addictive! I like the choice of drinks, decor, friendly and simple service, and the play room for the kids.

Thank 0laurence8
Morges, Switzerland
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Stayed a week in Shangai and this has been my favorite place. We were nicely welcomed and the place is decorated with taste. Both lamb and beef were fantastic, the sauce and the meat were really top-notch. The prices are not cheap but it's totally justified for this quality. As reference, we paid less in Cuivre than in The Nest... More 

Thank SchneckCH
1 review
Reviewed January 2, 2017

After coming to Australia is when i start to realise how tender the red wine beef was in Cuivre, how tasty the beef tartar was, even the sauce of a simple salad is made with heart, not just plain olive oil and vinegar. Chef Michael used to say "food is made with a lot of love". I didn't understand that... More 

Thank Josephine Q

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1502 Huaihai Middle Rd, Shanghai 200031, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
  • Neighborhood: Former French Concession
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6437 4219

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Staying in Former French Concession

Neighborhood Profile
Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet, tree-lined avenues, French-style villas, interesting boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes that are not typical of China. All of these mix and mingle with local life as Chinese markets and lanehouse communities are peppered throughout. Denizens of the Former French Concession can spectate a mahjong game on the street or get their bike checked at a tiny bike repair store on the way to their refurbished apartment tucked away among Chinese family homes.
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