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Franck Bistrot

#114 of 15,960 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighbourhood:
Former French Concession
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No.376 Wukang Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China
Name/address in local language
+86 21 6437 6465
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Today
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:30
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Hours:
Mon 11:30 - 14:30
Wed - Mon 18:00 - 23:30
Wed - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 15:00
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Shanghai Region, China
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice and cosy is Franck tucked away in a small street. The service is good, the food very tasty and the restaurant nicely decorated and lit. Definite a place to return too!

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Thank bejopare
Istanbul, Turkey
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103 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

French bistrot with delicious soup and starters including oyster, tasty meat dishes. My favourite is steak tartare.. very large french wine menu..

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Thank Hakan S
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Started with an aperitif and finished with a bottle of Sauternes; the daily specials and main menu were priced well for the quality. Most people will need the sommelier's help with the astute wine list of excellent quality; but watch your budget $$$... it is easy to get carried away by the ambiance and great company.

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Thank Batu G
Shanghai, China
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a treat to come to this place. Food is always delicious, french style a la carte, and service is personal and excellent. Be prepared it might not come inexpensively though….

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Thank alexandrakohring
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Franck's is, quite simply, the best food we've had in the city. The prices are a bit steep, but with such excellent food and service, it can't be beat. My husband and I usually wind up both ordering the steak each time we visit because it is of superb quality and always cooked exactly how we ordered it. This is... More 

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Thank criswithcurls
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114 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Went back to this restaurant again which is situated in the French Quarter last night and wasn't let down. It has a limited menu but the food was excellent and if you like a good steak then this is a good place to eat. Due to the weather cooling down lately we ate inside which was very nice.

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Thank Michael W
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Lovely warm cosy restaurant on a chilly shanghai evening. stews and steak and very delicious oysters were consumed the chips are excellent

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Thank Claire M
Calgary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

When I told my colleague that I am taking them to a restaurant to experience old Shanghai, they had no idea that they would be having french cuisine at this little Bistrot in the courtyard of Wukang Road - famous for its authentic romantic atmosphere in the French Concession area that houses all the Shanghai society people in the 1930s... More 

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Thank qqsong
Shanghai Region, China
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87 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Ferguson Lane, where Franck is located, is a beautiful little enclave isolated within the heart of Shanghai's French Concession, which is itself the heart of Shanghai. On a cool fall or warm spring day, there are few better patios to sit on than Franck's. Add in some excellent service from friendly, attentive and knowledgeable staff and at the very least... More 

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Thank Keith E
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Let's start from the price. In 4 people we ordered several dishes and we shared all of them so we could try different kind of food. Good quality. good presentation. I particularly liked the snails. Service to be improved. a) we asked for oil and vinegar for our salad. They brought it but then they took it away: they needed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$59 - US$148
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 15:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
Saturday
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.376 Wukang Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
  • Neighbourhood: Former French Concession
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6437 6465
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.

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Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet, tree-lined avenues, French-style villas, interesting boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes that are not typical of China. All of these mix and mingle with local life as Chinese markets and lanehouse communities are peppered throughout. Denizens of the Former French Concession can spectate a mahjong game on the street or get their bike checked at a tiny bike repair store on the way to their refurbished apartment tucked away among Chinese family homes.
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