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Former French Concession
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1502 Huaihai Middle Rd, Shanghai 200031, China
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+86 21 6437 4219
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
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Sat - Sun 12:00 - 14:00
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Los Gatos, California
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171 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's been a long time since I had a meal this memorable, which is kind of ironic as I've forgotten all the dishes proper names... But alas the food was nothing short of amazing. I ended up with the truffle soup for a starter which is basically the elixir of life frothed and foamed to absolute perfection. For the main... More 

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Charles B, Owner at Cuivre, responded to this review

Dear Todd, your review made our day here in Shanghai! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Please do let us know when you will be in Shanghai, we would be delighted to have you back at CUIVRE and to make your accointance. All the best from Shanghai! More 

Rye, United Kingdom
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280 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious food and attentive staff. W@e were taken as guests to this lovely French restaurant and had a delicious meal. The menu had lots of choices which included truffles - a personal favourite - so I was a very happy diner!

Thank Adam-Rye-UK
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Cuivre has become my favourite place to have a pleasant dinner whenever I am in Shanghai: authentic French cuisine though cooked perfectly and in a very modern manner, a cosy and warm atmosphere and last but not least: a very friendly team to welcome their guests and provide them with the most professional service. I strongly recommend Cuivre!

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Shanghai, China
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

We love going there with the kids, friends, and even don't hesitate to bring our French family when they visit us. The food is good and hearty, the croque Monsieur from the brunch is simply addictive! I like the choice of drinks, decor, friendly and simple service, and the play room for the kids.

Thank 0laurence8
Morges, Switzerland
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed a week in Shangai and this has been my favorite place. We were nicely welcomed and the place is decorated with taste. Both lamb and beef were fantastic, the sauce and the meat were really top-notch. The prices are not cheap but it's totally justified for this quality. As reference, we paid less in Cuivre than in The Nest... More 

Thank SchneckCH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

After coming to Australia is when i start to realise how tender the red wine beef was in Cuivre, how tasty the beef tartar was, even the sauce of a simple salad is made with heart, not just plain olive oil and vinegar. Chef Michael used to say "food is made with a lot of love". I didn't understand that... More 

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Denderleeuw, Belgium
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

A bit weird to go dine in a French restaurant in Shanghai. A very friendly host and staff serve delicious dishes in a fine environment.

Thank Joh0r
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Great selection to brunch, there's something there for everyone. Atmosphere very family friendly and service was great!

Thank schwangooooo
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80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

I have been coming to Cuivre for the past 18months. Fanny and Mike are amazing hosts and will never disappoint you. Come for a romantic dinner or a boozier brunch, everyone at Cuivre will always make you feel like you are home.

Thank LudoAmsterdam
Shanghai, China
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Love the food and welcoming of the chef Mike and Fanny, very great and tasty food, I recommend that place for all of those who want to experienced something different.

Thank Jazzamar

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1502 Huaihai Middle Rd, Shanghai 200031, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
  • Neighbourhood: Former French Concession
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6437 4219

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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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