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Restaurant Martin by Martin Berasategui

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Hengshan Lu 811 | Xujiahui Gongyuan, Shanghai, China
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+86 21 6431 9811
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Ridgefield, New Jersey
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

The restaurant is housed in a very special little building in this nice area. The food was excellent and plentiful at first (about 5 years ago). The service under previous manager Leon was just excellent. Leon left about 3 years ago. Now food is still very good but quantity is sooooo little, even in this fancy setting. Service is so... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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263 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2015

Fantastic food, beautifully displayed and incredible tastes. I loved the wagu beef starter with creamed mushroom in the little cases and I followed this with suckling pig. The staff were very attentive and we enjoyed it so much we returned another night.

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Shanghai, China
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2014

We where 4 families ( 6 kids ) with kids on a very beautiful Saturday and where seating in the garden . The menu very expensive and not children menu ... We ordered for them the cold cuts and pasta bolognese ...the sauce was terrible and we had three seafood Paella .... We waited for more then one hour ...... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2014

We expected restaurants at this tier and pricing to provide excellent service, food, ambiance, etc. however found that only the food lived up to expectation. We were a party of 7 people for a birthday celebration and were told after arriving that there is an extra charge for the surprise birthday cake we brought. Then we discovered there was a... More 

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Shanghai, China
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2014 via mobile

bad service! the food was not reaching the level aspected by such noble restaurant . After wait 1,5 hours for a "paella" they provided a scorched and scraped rice from the bottom of the pot. In Shanghai, better to go to any Chinese restaurant and ,after spending 1/30 of the cost ,eat an excellent Cantonese rice.

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Shanghai, China
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 September 2013

We went for an anniversary dinner. First they put us in an upstairs room and closed the door. Just us and another couple. No background music, just uncomfortable quiet. We finally asked the waiter to leave the door open. Then the waiter did not know what a martini was. Ended up bringing me Martini and Rossi so evidently the bartender... More 

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Luzon, Philippines
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2013

This is doubtless an upmarket and very pricey restaurant. You choose it for a good celebration where you don't count pennies or euros or yuan. Situated in a large park between Zhiao Chabang lu and Hengshan lu, it is a large manorial house converted to a singing bar downstairs and two salons upstairs for quiet dining. The house is well... More 

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Shanghai, China
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2013

The restaurant is situated in a park and the wonderful building was owned by a Shanghai record label. They have some vinyl records on display in the restaurant. We ordered some white wine to start. The restaurant did give an extra appetizer for all, but I think this is just standard for them (not that we are special guests). Seafood... More 

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Thank true76
Shanghai, Shanghai, China
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2013

This restaurant really surprised me with its atmosphere, cuisine and service. Nothing really matches. The restaurant looks very nice and neat but there is no Spanish atmosphere. When we started our picking the food from the menu, there is not much good explanation from the server. Only one pasta was picked and they didn't have it. When the main entry... More 

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Thank Sunny Q
United Kingdom
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33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2012

The restaurant, service and staff could not be better. It is quite frankly, the best restaurant in Shanghai. The food is simply stunning. You could not find a better place for a romantic dinner or just a dinner with friends. Go and try!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 4
Cuisine
Spanish
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hengshan Lu 811 | Xujiahui Gongyuan, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
  • Neighbourhood: Former French Concession
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6431 9811

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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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