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“Best Jean Georges Restaurant in Shanghai” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mercato

Mercato
Ranked #13 of 16,842 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $130
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: The Bund
Description: Mercato is a new coastal Italian restaurant from celebrated three Michelin star Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Three on the Bund. The gorgeous space created by Neri&Hu, bridges the organic and natural with elegance and emotive modernity. The experience begins from the moment guests enter Mercato's stylishly rustic surroundings. Reclaimed wood and warm leather tones serve as a gentle complement to the exposed steel, iron and glass to create an atmosphere that is polished yet warm and inviting. The design imparts a sensual feeling of comfort and lightness that redefines the idea of "farm chic". Mercato's decidedly simple and understated approach represents a refreshing addition to Shanghai's dining scene. The relaxed sophistication, addictive cuisine, and friendly, thoroughly unpretentious service paints a picture of Italian life as it should be experienced in its purest form.
New York City, New York
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“Best Jean Georges Restaurant in Shanghai”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2014

I am a big fan of Jean Georges. Frankly, I was disappointed with Jean Georges' restaurant in Shanghai, it's nowhere near as good as the Jean Georges in NYC. But Mercato was a revelation. I'm glad he decided to open an Italian in Shanghai. It renewed my faith in JG overseas. The place is really busy. The decor is great. And the food was to die. I loved the fresh homemade ricotta cheese and figs. It's a must for the starters.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Shanghai, China
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good but pricey”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2014

Very good ambience and a killer view, make sure when you reserve you ask for window view.
Paying for the service and the view more so than the so so food.

Visited January 2014
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132 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Very good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

Food and service was great!
The service very friendly, explained the menu very in detail. Food tasted very good, nice presentation, reasonable prices.
Venue very noisy when fully booked, but service still takes attention to guest.
I will be back!

Visited December 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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144 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Great views and atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2014

Great decor, atmosphere and superb views across to one of the most amazing skylines in the world. The Italian food is good, the basics are done well without being outstanding. A classy well healed crowd - a lot of expats. Definitely worth trying. Service was ok - staff seemed to be easily distracted and slightly under-pressure

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“wow”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2014

have to head there again!!! outstanding food, ambiance, service and not to forget the view....A must go...

Visited January 2014
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