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“Great food, scene, location, and value”

Mr & Mrs Bund-Modern Eatery by Paul Pairet
Ranked #7 of 16,893 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: French, European
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Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: The Bund
Description: Mr & Mrs Bund – Modern Eatery by Paul Pairet. A modern French eatery. Relaxed chic atmosphere, heritage Bund location.Mr & Mrs Bund is French, in the manner of Chef Paul Pairet: born, traveled, and globally stamped. Contemporary, but not stuffy. Relaxed, without sacrificing an ounce of chic. We serve populist French favorites, through Pairet's looking glass. Service is family-style, recast for a modern table, and the wine list includes 32 wines by the glass. We riff on classics, we dish up comfort cuisine, and we serve it just like you would Sunday night dinner – sharing-style, and with plenty for seconds. It's a straightforward menu that takes simple French classics to start, and then let you add and play. Mash-ups: not just for potatoes and DJs anymore. Hours: Dinner: 5:30pm to 10:30pm (Monday to Sunday); Late Night Supper: 11:00pm to 2:00am (Thursday to Saturday)Accolades: No.43 in 2013 & No. 76 in 2014 by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants & 51-100 list; No.7 in 2013 & No.11 in 2014 by Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Great food, scene, location, and value”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

I had a long, overnight layover in Shanghai. I checked into my hotel, the Waldorf Astoria on the Bund (yes, I was living it up for that one night there) around 11:30pm and asked for a good dinner recommendation. The concierge instantly recommended this one. It's a short walk from the hotel on a very central and beautiful stretch of the famous Bund, nestled in a building between a number of historic landmarks. Once you get in, it's hard not to marvel at the aesthetics - colorful, sleek, with tons of little touches that show a lot of care went into creating the restaurant.

At least as much care goes into the food. The bread alone, with a light kind of foie gras mousse as a spread, would almost be enough for a great meal, especially with three kinds of bread served. That and my rum/mango/toffee cocktail kicked it off to a good start. I had the three course prix fixe menu, and since the prices were so reasonable for high-end fare, I splurged on a couple options that cost a bit extra; the meal was comfortably under $100 which is a great value compared to a comparable option in a place like New York City (where I'm from). The food was beautifully plated, amply portioned, and so consistently delicious. I had the frisée salad with egg and huge chunks of bacon lardon, the black cod fish in a bag that was one of the most flavorful cuts of fish I had, and the mind-blowing lemon & lemon tart (only get it if you REALLY like lemon - or just love a beautiful dessert). The only thing I had that was below the high standards was the side of fries - fine, but nothing special. Given that I had only one night in this world class city, the midnight meal at Mr. and Mrs. Bund was a memorable one that left me fulfilled.

  • Visited June 2013
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Shanghai, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
Reviewed June 8, 2013

Not sure which is larger - the menu or the restaurant (both are enormous). Compared to the size of the restaurant, relatively few tables have a view. But there are two outdoor terraces with picnic tables - if you are looking for the view, perhaps take cocktails outside on the terrace before dinner. We had a couple unsuccessful attempts to book a table before finally reserving 2 weeks in advance. Well-worth the wait! Everything was so delicious! I'm still thinking about those scallops.

  • Visited June 2013
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Shanghai, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Nice place. Good food. so so service”
Reviewed June 8, 2013

You cant beat the atmosphere in this place. Food is also rather good.
Service does not match neither prices nor food.
Some of the wines should be taken out form the wine list as they just dont fit this place.

  • Visited June 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“High class and expensive”
Reviewed June 8, 2013

It is classy (however I sadly saw the crowd was not elegantly dressed) and the food is great. I can recommend! For fine-diners, if i may say so. The menu is great (somehow the menu items appear repeatedly that is why it is a bit confusing).

  • Visited April 2013
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“So good it's worth relocating to Shanghai for.”
Reviewed June 7, 2013

Almost everything is fantastic !
Food is superb, good service. High class and expensive. Make sure to make reservations in advance. If you are in Shanghai - don't miss it.

  • Visited February 2013
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