For the last 2 weeks I have had the pleasure of calling Dionne a home from home. Newly arrived in Shanghai, the warm inviting atmosphere, unpretentious good food and well priced, extensive wine selection were a welcome find in this corner of the French Concession. The host, David, is happy to share his knowledge of wines, love of 80's music, and conversation that gives away his US liberal arts education. After more than half a dozen meals here I can vouch for the consistent quality of the tapas-style menu, friendly staff, good wine and laid-back, welcoming atmosphere that David and his partner Ivy deliver. Tonight was a Caesar salad, seafood pasta, and a great bottle of 2007 Chateau Moyau from Languedoc. Delicious!
Almost completely empty on a Saturday night. The food is ok. Certainly looks the part but my salmon was without seasoning. The crab meat in the tagliatelline wasn't the freshest. Mushroom soup was soso. Service was nice. My expectation is a bit higher.
Really like this place. It's not that big so it makes me feel really cozy. They have like 100k real vinyl record on their wall which is pretty cool, and the DJ plays vinyl too, the music is also live on udance.cn as well. Drinks are pretty good, outdoor space has heater on in winter, so it doesn't feel cold when you just wanna chill outside.
Had a work dinner here and I thought the food was delicious. The beef cheeks with banana were tender and sweet without an overpowering banana flavour. The service wasn't amazing - we had to wait quite a while for drinks and it was hard to get a server's attention. The atmosphere was slightly too dark. Quite a few diners were using mobile phone flashlights to read the menu, which was distracting. It's definitely expensive - save it for a special occasion. The view and the food make it a nice restaurant for a special occasion.
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