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“Nice place to meet”
Review of Mercato

Mercato
Ranked #16 of 17,142 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $130
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Reviewed April 16, 2014

We were entertaining Chinese business partners and were recommended to eat at Mercato.

Good food, busy and lively.

Fashionable location by the Bund.

Thank luxgerald
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Reviewed April 14, 2014

Make reservations in advance, especially if you want a window seat. Food was very good, some dishes better than others. Nice walk along the Bund area after dinner makes this location excellent.

Thank William C
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Reviewed April 9, 2014

Excellent Saladas and options, subleme pasta but the bourbon drink had to be just the best we have. Bourbon is kinda of our thing adn this drink was amazing ... the atmos[phere is modern, high end but comfortable. Service was impecable ... a little bit overwhelming at times though but excelletn for sure.

Thank elmaqroll
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Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

I was here at a work dinner where our leader was told they must order from set menu. We were in a private room with 1-2 servers in there at all times, thus it was a different experience than many of the reviews. 1. The waiters were incredibly attentive, wine filled automatically, plates removed, good pace. Basically not china!! 2. I enjoyed the food immensely. My favorite was the rigatoni and meatballs, which I'm in the midst of scheduling a dinner to go back just for that. The sauce was very flavorful and the pasta was just the right al dente. My one negative for this was we arrived and the leader wasn't there so they told us to sit at the bar and wait, when actually half the party was already in the room. Could definitely be more organized.

Thank mainereason
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Reviewed April 8, 2014

We're forced to choose set menu as the receptionist told us it's the way to ensure the food is served on time both for our table and the other guests. They did confirm I will have a private room in fact another group was also sharing the "private" space with us, this is really bad customer service. Manager Jason said it's very normal in this restaurant and I think his job is to make guest upset here.
Nothing really special on the wine list, all priced are marked up to shanghai benchmark, moreover we're promised the set menu is served quickly but gotta waited for loooong time for every dishes.
Compare to JEAN George's upstairs, they have so many things to be improve - maybe they don't care and even their clientele doesn't care either. But I'm not coming back anymore, I'm gonna back to JG when it must be a business dinner on the bund, Christophe the manager there knows how to keep customer happy and enjoy the meal.

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