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Review of Cafe Montmartre

Cafe Montmartre
Ranked #276 of 17,204 Restaurants in Shanghai
Price range: $5 - $30
Cuisines: French, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Former French Concession
Description: Daily open from 11am to 11pm. All cards.Authentic French cuisine in Shanghai since 2001.Home made baguette and pastries to go.Home made foie gras, pâtés, cheese and yoghurts.
Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

Nice restaurant and good french food.
Being french it is nice to find french food here in shanghai.
The only issue is that their price significantly increase in last 6 month.
I'll still go again but less frequently

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Thank Doriphore
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

Good place. Good coffee. Good crème brûlée,
The wait staff is excellently trained; very responsive and courteous. The prices are decent for French concession.
Cool atmosphere. For a minute, you can forget you're in China.
You can get sweet, sweet baguettes prepared daily.
Oh bread! How I've missed thee!!

Thank Michael Dino C
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

This restaurant serves simple but good food at a good price. Nice bread, good salads, tasty sandwiches and good risotto. The weekend brunch is lovely as well. The staff is attentive and pleasant.

Thank AkronHolli
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

Imagine yourself in a Paris bistro surrounded by sparkling clean glasses and mirrors, with Liberty style art nouveau chandeliers and stained glass at the bar, and crisp, competent waiters at the ready. A half-dozen daily specials are hand-written on the black board. The menu at Café Montmartre features all the classic French dishes: homemade foie gras, French onion soup, confit de canard, salade niçoise, Parmentier and ragoût. Every sauce, soup and specialty is made daily entirely from scratch, and the baguettes are baked several times throughout the day.
On a fine day last week, I swung open the double glass doors, made my way in through the French velvet and was greeted by a cheery “Bonjour!”. I sat down in a cozy booth by the window and was welcomed in French. A waiter immediately brought warm bread, water and the blackboard. Audrey Wang, the owner, stood by to explain the daily specials in any language that I might choose – she speaks many languages! The vegetable soup that day was a healthy mix of fresh greens with no cream added, yet still thick and hearty. It was so delicious that I ordered a second bowl. I chose a fresh filet of white fish, served without one bone on a bed of ratatouille which is the mix of hand-cut vegetables from the south of France (eggplant, tomato, squash and onion). For dessert, Audrey suspected my indecision and came up with an assortment of small portions to taste of chocolate mousse, flan, their new gluten-free cake, and cheeses. The espresso coffee is without a doubt the best in Shanghai.
Audrey exudes welcome in the style of the professional French restaurant owner. You will always feel at home in her presence. Her family, who established Café Montmartre in Shanghai in 2001, has roots in Wenzhou and Paris. A forerunner of the Chinese community in Paris in the 1970s, Audrey’s father learned the most traditional of French classics such as foie gras, pate, terrine and other famous specialties, which even Montmartre’s Chef Bruno avows are unsurpassed in flavor and authenticity. Audrey’s sisters were born in Paris and in 2011, Elise won first place for best young apprentice chef in Paris. Nowadays she can be found in the one-star Michelin Restaurant Ze Kitchen Gallerie +33(1) 44320032 located at 4 rue des Grands-Augustins for a meal not to be missed on your next trip to Paris.
No French restaurant would be complete without crepes and cheese. Both are standbys of Brittany, the western-most province of France where Chef Bruno ANDRE was born. He is from a family of chefs with their roots in the honored tradition of Michelin stars and came to Café Montmartre from France in 2001. And yes, the cheeses are hand made by him preservative-free, as are the fresh yogurt, chocolate mousse, baguettes, croissants and pastries, all of which can be ordered for home delivery.
I returned this weekend to try the famous brunch, available both Saturday and Sunday. A bed tray with two plates as well as a croissant, a baguette, coffee and juice was served as though I was having breakfast in bed. In one plate were my eggs, roast potatoes, salad and smoked salmon. In the other were an apple crepe, fruit cake and chocolate mousse. A meal for RMB158 fit for a king!
The price to value ratio is the best in Shanghai, and even a bargain with set lunch specials at RMB68, including beverage, and dinner averages RMB110. In case you can’t make it to Paris soon enough, Café Montmartre has two locations in Shanghai, one in the Gubei area (3911 Hongmei Lu near Yan'an xi Lu, 虹梅路3911号近延安西路, tel. 54047658 or 62618089) and the other downtown (68 Wulumuqi Zhong Lu near Changle Lu,乌鲁木齐中路68号近长乐路, tel. 51589377 for reservations). Open 11am until late.

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Reviewed June 17, 2012

... and if the decor was a bit warmer and cozier, we would have gone more often. The food is certainly excellent. Two branches, one on Wulumuqi Lu, one on Hongmei Lu

2  Thank chopstickmama
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