Shanghai Terrace

The Peninsula, 108 E Superior
Chicago, IL 60611
312-573-6744
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Description

This romantic re-creation of a 1930s Shanghai supper club, complete with dark lacquered wood and dim, moody lighting, is Cantonese-style fine dining at its most elegant. It’s refined escapism. The menu is steeped in tradition—excellent dumplings, rich abalone, and exemplary bird’s nest soup—but flexible enough to offer new classics such as garlic lobster with cheong fun (rice noodles) and wok-seared peppered beef tenderloin. The waitstaff is obliging without being obsequious; the cocktails and teas are worthy of the home country. All in all, proof that a time-honored focus on quality makes for an unforgettable dining experience.

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Dishes We Liked

Shanghai dumpling ($11); steamed market fish with flower mushrooms, ginger, scallions, and coriander soy ($34); wok-roasted garlic lobster ($44); jade vegetables with cashews and ginger ($16); bird’s nest soup ($28); roasted pineapple with coconut sorbet ($10)

Additional Information

Rating:
Price: $50-plus
Cuisine: Pan-Asian
Neighborhood: Gold Coast
Noteworthy: Child friendly
Outdoor dining
Wheelchair accessible
Hours: L & D Tue-Sun.