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Shanghai Terrace

#140 of 7,610 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighbourhood:
Magnificent Mile
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108 E Superior St, Chicago, IL 60611-2508 (Michigan Avenue)
+1 312-573-6744
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11:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Navan, Ireland
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner with two Clients. Everything was excellent from the service through the fabulous food and superb wine. It wasn't cheap but it was worth every penny. I would recommend it strongly and will visit again should I go to Chicago

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Thank Des O
Peninsula_CH, Director of Food and Beverage at Shanghai Terrace, responded to this review

Dear Des O, Thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent visit to Shanghai Terrace. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal and wine. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind regards, Christopher Pageaud Director of Food and Beverage More 

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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Food was awesome. Servers were friendly. They even let us order a few items from lunch menu for dinner....steamed pork buns! Definitely get a reservation.

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Thank peroxidequeen
Peninsula_CH, Director of Food and Beverage at Shanghai Terrace, responded to this review

Dear peroxidequeen, Thank you for sharing your feedback on your experience at Shanghai Terrace. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the steamed pork buns. We hope to welcome you back soon! Kind regards, Christopher Pageaud Director of Food and Beverage More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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133 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

My 85 yo mum (originally from Singapore) and I came back to ST and we were not disappointed: it still is the best Chinese in Chicago. Sure, we always ask to appraise Chef Mao that we want authentic but he always seems to please. On the first night, Christina waited on us - she is a part time worker and... More 

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Thank DNARNA2014
Peninsula_CH, Director of Food and Beverage at Shanghai Terrace, responded to this review

Dear DARNA2014, We are absolutely delighted to hear that you and your mother had such a positive experience at Shanghai Terrace during your recent visit. We appreciate you leaving your positive comments with regards to the menu items that you tried along with the wine pairings. We are also very happy to hear that you enjoyed the service. I will... More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We ate dinner at Shanghai Terrace during a recent girls' trip. The food was fantastic. My sister took a bite of the duck appetizer and claimed that single bite made it to the top ten lifetime bites. The appetizers and chicken entrees were fantastic. We also got the fried rice, which was good, but not as excellent as their other... More 

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Thank kbmurko
Peninsula_CH, Director of Food and Beverage at Shanghai Terrace, responded to this review

Dear kbmurko, We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dinner at Shanghai Terrace, especially with regards to the appetizers and entrees. We appreciate your feedback on the fried rice and speed of service. I plan to address this feedback internally with my team. We hope to welcome you and your sister back again soon! Kind regards, Christopher Pageaud... More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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73 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

My Chinese boss took me here, and she was right, it's way the best Chinese food you can get in Chicago. The sake choice is limited but brilliant: even if you are not an expert, it's not difficult to choose between premium, deluxe and drops of heaven!! The dim sum as appetizers were delicious, especially the fois gras and duck... More 

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Thank picchio85
Peninsula_CH, Director of Food and Beverage at Shanghai Terrace, responded to this review

Dear picchio85, Thank you for sharing your feedback about your experience at Shanghai Terrace. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the sake, dim sum, Peking duck and sweet and sour prawns. We appreciate your feedback with regards to the dessert and limited sake selection. I will be sure to share this feedback with my team. We hope to... More 

Wheaton, Illinois
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144 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We highly recommend the Peking Duck, Shanghai Dumplings, and Golden Shrimp. These dishes were exceptionally well-prepared and presented. The Lobster/Duck dumplings, free range chicken appetizer, and signature cocktails were good but not of the same quality. We were expecting a little more for the high prices. The Peninsula bestows its elegance on the restaurant. Service was attentive and the experience... More 

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Thank S_Chen0720
Peninsula_CH, Director of Food and Beverage at Shanghai Terrace, responded to this review

Dear S_Chen0720, We are glad to hear you speak favorably about some of our menu items as well as the ambiance and service at Shanghai Terrace. It is unfortunate to hear that the Lobster and Duck Dumplings and the cocktails were not up to standard and I will personally address this with my staff. Please accept our apologies. Your feedback... More 

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Absolutely delicious from appetizer to the meal- too full for dessert. The presentation of our dishes were special and the taste even better. The Shrimp with mayonnaise type dressing was great and our beef dish in the pepper sauce was just as great.

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Thank luvdesserts
Boston
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295 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

The service and food are both wonderful. We went for both lunch and dinner recently, and every dish was a delight. We had one meal inside and one on the terrace. My advice would be to grab a table outside while the weather allows. The only slight complaint is that the wine list is not as robust as it should... More 

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Thank mookie61
Slidell, Louisiana
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is located inside the Peninsula Hotel, which makes it a bit hard to find, but it's definitely worth the effort. The Dim Sum Trio and Crab Hot & Sour soup were outstanding. The Peking Duck salad was fresh & delicious.

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Thank suzyq245
Peninsula_CH, Director of Food & Beverage at Shanghai Terrace, responded to this review

Dear suzyq245, We are glad to hear that you had a positive experience at Shanghai Terrace and are delighted that you enjoyed your Dim Sum Trio, Crab Hot & Sour Soup and Peking Duck. We appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you back again soon! Warm Regards, Christopher Pageaud Director of Food & Beverage More 

Toronto
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

From first impressions of the beautiful Peninsula Hotel to the nicely appointed dining room that spills out into a lovely terrace, Shanghai Terrace does not disappoint. The service, the food and the surroundings were perfect. I would highly recommend this restaurant for their excellent Chinese cuisine. It is the perfect spot for an intimate dinner or cocktails.

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Thank EHMToronto
Peninsula_CH, Director of Food & Beverage at Shanghai Terrace, responded to this review

Dear EHMToronto, We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed Shanghai Terrace. We are glad to know that your experience with our staff, cuisine and ambiance were positive. Thank you for your feedback and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Warm Regards, Christopher Pageaud Director of Food & Beverage More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$50
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:30
Monday
11:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108 E Superior St, Chicago, IL 60611-2508
    (Michigan Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Red Line - Chicago; Michigan Avenue and Chicago Avenue CTA Bus Routes
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Magnificent Mile
  • Neighbourhood: Magnificent Mile
  • Phone Number: +1 312-573-6744
Description
Recently ranked the number one "Chinese Restaurant in Chicago" by Zagat, the exquisite Asian decor enhances the intimate atmosphere of this venue, which is unique to the city of Chicago. Seating capacity fits 75 guests with additional seating on the Terrace during temperate weather. Also features an intimate Private Dining Room for up to 30 guests. The Shanghai Terrace offers Eastern skyline views over Chicago, serving Chinese cuisine with an emphasis on Cantonese and Shanghainese specialties.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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