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“Very French Style Small Restaurant and Food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Franck Bistrot

Franck Bistrot
Ranked #116 of 16,842 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $59 - $148
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Former French Concession
Description: When stepping in a bistrot, client follow the chef’s inspiration, and eventually what he found at the wet market few hours before. The menu is usually small, and follows the seanonal products.At Franck, the Menu du jour changes almost daily. Timeless classical parisian bistro fares hasn’t changed, since grand-mother's time.The Starters are to be shared, with generous portions, just like a diner at home. Guests love the casual service, helping themselves to the Terrine de campagne, cold cuts or fresh oysters.
Shanghai
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47 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Very French Style Small Restaurant and Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2012

Franck's interior design is reminiscent of cafes in France. That is attractive. I think it must be an exact copy of a real French cafe. The cuisine is typical French. And the prices are too high for what you get. I think that is normal for French food.

Visited April 2012
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USA
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156 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great ambience, food and wines”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2012

This is a hidden gem in a city that by now boasts many great restaurants.
Franck is truly a fantastic place for a nice evening. The wine selection is outstanding, the food is fresh and the deserts are heavenly.

Truly a french bistro atmosphere with great, subtle background music.

Not too pricy this is a place to go with friends, business partners or just to hang out at bar next door that also belongs to Franck!

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China
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent French bistrot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2012

If you want to have a good evening, go to Franck!
Great ambiance, excellent food, wine choice, service! what more can you ask!

Visited June 2012
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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Nice little french restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2012

It has been a few years since I have eaten here. But I like it's location, hidden in Ferguson Lane, a side alley of Wukang Road, near Hunan Road.
The food was excellent and it has a typical French Bistro atmosphere.

Visited July 2011
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Shanghai, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Snooty, Arrogant, and Sloww service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2012

This place has been around awhile but everytime I go, like the atmosphere but can't get over the fact that it's so snooty and pretentious. So unnecessary and why can't they just smile and be friendly for a change. Just a pity they have to have this air of superiority. I will probably be back but not my favorite place and only go because others choose it. But when I go I don't order much as I don't want to patronize such a place and won't give them my money. Just the cheapest drink is fine for me.

Visited April 2012
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