The New Years Eve Dining Mega Guide (updated)

By Andrew Chin, December 31, 2015

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Hold up a minute, you weren't seriously thinking of doing all that New Year's Eve drinking on an empty stomach were you? We sure hope not. Here's our roundup of special NYE feasts to line your stomach, divided by area (Bund, Puxi and Pudong) and price, with a few of our favorite songs from 2015 thrown in.


The Bund

Mid-Range (RMB300-RMB800)

Unico by Mauro Colagreco

The Michelin starred chef’s contemporary Latin American Bund favorite is offering a six-course Festive Menu (RMB788) and a six-course Prestige Menu (RMB,1288) for the holidays from Christmas Eve to New Year's Eve. Special early bird dinner prices including either two Festive or Prestige menus with a bottle of Perrier Jouet Grad Brut Champagne are available for RMB2,088-2,988 from 5.30-6.30pm.
> Dec 24, 6pm, RMB788-1,288 (RMB248 for kids) plus 10 percent. UNICO by Mauro Colagreco.

Mercato

Enjoy a cozy New Year’s Eve at the modern Italian favorite with a nine-course sharing dinner. Minimum booking of two people. 
> Dec 31, 5.30pm RMB668 (plus 10 percent). Mercato, see event listing.

CHI-Q

Indulge in a festive BBQ dinner of Chef Bina’s favorites and other signature delicacies from the Korean-fusion favorite.
> Dec 31, 6pm, RMB598 (plus 10 percent). CHI-Q, see event listing.

NAPA Wine Bar and Kitchen

Enjoy a refined six course tasting menu and optional wine pairing, featuring highlights like Australian beef tenderloin tataki daikon paired with Vilette Grand Cru and 30 days aged black angus ribe eye with Michael Mondavi Family Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa. Free champagne for everyone at midnight.

> Dec 31, 5.30pm, RMB798 (plus RMB598 with wine pairing). NAPA Wine Bar and Kitchen.

Glam

The glamorous restaurant and lounge is serving a special New Year’s Eve sharing menu for two with either a 375mL bottle of Perrier-Jouët Champagne or a bottle of our award-winning house wine. Dining guests can stay light and enjoy a chic New Year’s Eve party featuring French chanteuse Anne Evenou performing disco and soul funk.

> Dec 31, 8pm, RMB888 for two. Glam, see event listing.

   

Atto Primo

The Italian restaurant is offering up two sharing menu options for either RMB698 or RMB768.

> Dec 31, 6pm-late, RMB698-768. Atto Primo

Ming Yuan Chinese Restaurant 

A full belly and drink in hand will guarantee a good ending to 2015. Celebrate the countdown to 2016 at Ming Yuan Chinese Restaurant on the Bund with a splendid seven-course set menu, including Ming Yuan’s signature winter drink. 
> Dec. 31, 6-10pm dinner, 10pm-12:30am drinks, RMB488. Ming Yuan Chinese Restaurant, see event listing.

el Willy

Chef Willy oversees an extravagant New Year’s Eve dinner featuring Gillardeau oysters, Australian striploin steak, balik salmon, mixed seafood ceviche and more. Discosmic Adventures’ Nik Hilp will spin from 10pm-late. Reservations essential.

> Dec 31, 6pm-late, RMB688. el Willy.

G Waterfront

The South Bund favorite is celebrating New Year’s with an all-you-can-eat Indian buffet and open air. Once you’re done indulging in all the different flavors, they’ll be opening up the lounge with three DJs; each paying tribute to either the 70s, 80s or 90s.
> Dec 31, 8pm-late, RMB350-400. G Waterfront.

Splurge (more than RMB800)

8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA

The refined Italian favorite presents a six course New Years Eve dinner featuring Venetian style snacks, Alba white truffle, beef, lobster and more.

> Dec 31, 5.30pm-late, RMB1,888 plus 10 percent. 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA.

Whampoa Club

Enjoy an epicurean’s feast of contemporary Chinese with a six-course dinner that includes two hours of free flow wine, beer and soft drinks.
> Dec 31, 5.30pm, RMB888 (plus 10 percent). Whampoa Club, see event listing.   

Grand Brasserie

The luxurious Waldorf Astoria hotel celebrates the holiday in truly extravagant fashion. Grand Brasserie will offer up holiday themed Western buffets on Christmas Eve (RMB1,188 or RMB488 for children) and New Year’s Eve (RMB888 or RMB348 for children). Expect live entertainment and a visit from Santa. For Christmas, they’ll be offering a Champagne Brunch full of traditional festive favorites, delectable desserts and free flow Champagne for RMB998 or RMB488 for kids. 
> Dec 31, 6-10pm, RMB888 (RMB348 for kids). Grand Brasserie, see event listing.

M1NT Restaurant & Grill

Chef Daniel Smeenk presents a sumptuous five-course dinner menu featuring delaccies from fresh jetted French Fine de Claire oysters, marbre of duck liber and Ibero ham, grilled yellow fin tuna steak, Australian beef short rib, chocolate mud cake and one glass of champagne.
> Dec 31, 6pm-late, RMB1,288 plus 10 percent. M1NT Restaurant & Grill, see event listing.

Pelham's 

It’s going to be a long night – make sure you arrive to your final destination for ringing in the New Year with a full belly. Get your New Years festivities off to a great start on the Bund with an elegant 6-course meal at Pelham’s. Price includes a complimentary glass of champagne on arrival. 
> Dec. 31, 6-10:30pm, RMB1,888 plus 15 percent. Pelham's, see event listing.

Wei Jing Ge

Chef Yuen is serving up 10-course menus full of authentic Cantonese and Shanghainese flavors at the acclaimed Waldorf Astoria restaurant for RMB888 on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. Complimentary red and white wine included. 
> Dec 31, 6-10pm, RMB888 plus 15 percent. Wei Jing Ge, see event listing.

Hakkasan

The acclaimed Bund restaurant is serving up an exclusive New Year’s Eve menu perfect for sharing. Enjoy their signature favorites like Crispy duck with imperial caviar and gold leaf panckae, dim sum platter, stir-fry Australian beef tenderloid and foie gra, and roasted silver cod with champagne and honey. Live peformances and iconic Bund views will only add to the opulent environment.

> Dec 31, 5pm, RMB1,288. Hakkasan, see event listing.


Yi Long Court

Feast on an eight-course meal of Cantonese favorites at the Peninsula on the Bund’s acclaimed restaurant.

> Dec 31, 6pm, RMB1,798. Yi Long Court. 

The Lobby

The Peninsula on the Bund restaurant is serving up a five-course New Year’s Eve feast. A band will perform and a complementary glass of champagne will be given out before midnight.

> Dec 31, 7pm, RMB1,200. The Lobby Lounge (The Peninsula on the Bund)

POP

Fun flavors and stunning night views of the Bund come together with this six course New Year’s Eve Dinner, plus admission to their Black & White Countdown Party, which includes four hours of free flow drinks. Party access is RMB300 or RMB700 with free flow special.

> Dec 31, 5-10.30pm (dinner) 9pm-late (party), RMB1,288 with 10 percent (dinner) or RMB300  (party). POP, see event listing.



Puxi

Cheap and Cheerful (less than RMB300)

Latina

Enjoy a deluxe churrasco, plus special New Year's Eve buffet of Brazilian barbecue favorites at Latina. Stick around late for a live performance from a Brazilian band with a party that will also celebrate the upcoming Summer Olympics in Rio.
> Dec 31, 5pm-late, RMB298. Latina.

Alla Torre

Enjoy a romantic New Year's Eve dinner with thi two-person sharing set for RMB298, featuring calimari, Cesare salad, smoked bacon in spicy tomato sauce, beef tenderloin and tiramisu.
> Dec 31, 5.30pm-late, RMB298 (for two). Alla Torre.

Porcellino

Enjoy a four-course New Year’s Eve dinner full of Italian flavor, featuring Porcellino’s signature cold tray of imported buffalo mozzarella and smoked salmon, Australian angus beef tenderloin and more. Includes a glass of Prosecco.
> Dec 31, 5.30pm-midnight, RMB288. Porcellino, see event listing.


Mid-Range (RMB300-RMB800)

Flame Bar & Grill

Enjoy a five-course meal that includes oysters, duck consomme, Alaska King crab cake, chocolate cheese cake and your choice of tournedos rossini or roast cod fish with truffle cream.

> Dec 31-Jan 1, 6-10pm, RMB458 plus 10 percent. Flame Bar & Grill, see event listing.

Calypso

The Jing An Kerry Centre Mediterranean favorite is serving up a five course set menu.
> Dec 31, 5pm-late, RMB488. Calypso.

Paulaner Bräuhaus 

The Bavarian favorite is serving up New Years Eve set menus at all of their Shanghai locations. Their Fenyang Lu location will offer a four-course dinner for RMB398. Their Xintiandi location will do a four course dinner with two drinks plus performances from their two house bands (ground floor seat is RMB958 or RMB788 for second floor. 
> Dec 31, 5pm-late, RMB398. Paulaner (Fenyang Lu), see event listing.
> Dec 31, 5pm-late, RMB788-958. Paulaner (Xintiandi), see event listing.

Ambrosia 

The refined Japanese restaurant is serving up a RMB588 New Year's Eve set dinner at both branches. Favorites like sushi, sashimi and Yakiniku platters are available a la carte. All-you-can-drink is available for RMB200 plus 10 percent service charage.
> Dec 31, 5.30pm-late, RMB588 plus 10 percent. Ambrosia (Fenyang Lu), see event listing.

Café Liang

The Jing An Kerry Centre café is hosting three dinner buffet sittings.
> Dec 31, 5.30pm-late, RMB458 (early session) or RMB358 (later sessions). Café Liang

Summer Palace

Enjoy a six-course set at the Jing An Kerry Center favorite. The Pantry Chamber will be serving late night dim sum starting at 11pm.
> Dec 31, 5.30-10pm, RMB588. Summer Palace.

Ai Mei

Enjoy a seven-course set of authentic Chinese dining delicacies at the acclaimed Le Royal Meridien restaurant. RMB1,088 entry gets dinner and free entry to the massive party at Hu Bar & Lounge.
> Dec 31, 6-10pm, RMB588. Ai Mei.

Allure French Cuisine

Feast on a massive ten-course French gourmet meal full of Chef Joe’s signature favorites. Free flow house wine included and RMB1,088 gets you dinner and free entry to the big party at Hu Bar & Lounge.
> Dec 31, 6-10pm, RMB688. Allure.

The Apartment

The Yongfu Lu mainstay is organizing two floors of New Years fun, even opening up their VIP study room. Things kick off with a seven-course set dinner, that includes your choice of Wellington filet or baked chicken, and your choice of poached salmon or truffled pasta, plus more. Once things move into the night, there will be a live band and the club’s resident DJs playing nothing but bangers. Countdown on the rooftop patio and watch the fireworks.

> Dec 31, 6pm, RMB388. The Apartment, see event listing.

Favola

Feast on an authentic Italian five course set dinner with free flow sparkling wines at the Le Royal Meridien favorite. RMB1,088 gets you dinner and admission into the big party at Hu Bar & Lounge.
> Dec 31, 6-10pm, RMB588. Favola.

Le Bistrot Signature Restaurant

Explore all the flavors of the sea from lobster to oysters at this seafood buffet New Years Eve. Comes with free flow champagne, beer and soft drinks. RMB1,088 gets you dinner and entry into the big party at Hu Bar & Lounge.
> Dec 31, 6-10pm, RMB588 (RMB388 for kids 3-12). Le Bistrot.

Kartel

All night, guests can enjoy a four-course menu for RMB798 (RMB698 in advance). For those looking solely to party, there is a solely free-flow option for RMB648 (RMB548 in advance). DJ Mike Ward spins electro swing and the rooftop will be the place to be to catch the New Year’s fireworks.

> Dec 31, 7pm-late, RMB648-798. Kartel.

Liquid Laundry

Celebrate New Year's Eve in grand style with a massive five-course NYE dinner. Once you've done eating, get ready for some dancing at Liquid Laundry's Vegas Style New Years Eve party and survive seven hours of free flow boozing.
> Dec 31, 7.30pm-late (party starts at 9.30pm), RMB777. Liquid Laundry, see event listing.

La Stazione

Enjoy an authentic Italian New Years Eve dinner with two delicious four-couse menu options. Choose between ‘from the land’ for RMB618 or ‘from the seas’ for RMB688, with one glass of wine or prosecco included. Starting at 11.50pm, a DJ takes over for what promises to be an unforgettable countdown party.

> Dec 31, 9pm-late, RMB618-688. La Stazione, see event listing.

Miyabi Japanese Restaurant & Sky Bar (Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel)

The Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel is welcoming 2016 in luxurious fashion. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner for RMB688 at their acclaimed Japanese restaurant Miyabi or just count down 2015 at the all-night party for RMB288.
> Dec 31, 5.30pm, RMB688 (RMB288 for countdown party only). Miyabi Japanese Restaurant & Sky Bar, Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel, see event listing.


   

Splurge (more than RMB800)

1515 WEST Chophouse & Bar

The Jing An Kerry Center steakhouse is serving up a six-course dinner starting at RMB1,688. Stay late with guest DJs  spinning crowd-pleasing hits to make sure the party goes on until 2016.
> Dec 31, 6-10.30pm, RMB1,688.
1515 WEST Chophouse & Bar.

Oceans

You can’t beat a night of dancing with a view of the stunning Lujiazui skyline to rein in the New Year. Banyan Tree Shanghai’s Oceans restaurant is offering a delicious New Years buffet feast, with complimentary champagne and free flow sparkling wine, house wine, beer, juice and soft drinks.
> Dec. 31, 7-12:30am, RMBTBA. Oceans, see event listing.  

Cupola

Enjoy what Condé Nast Traveler describes as a “journey of a lifetime,” with a chauffeured limousine tour. That’s followed by a private eight-course dinner complemented by a violin session, gorgeous flowers and exceptional Champagnes and wine pairings. For two people only.

> Dec 31, 6pm, RMB20,000. Cupola. See event listing


Pudong

Mid-Range (RMB300-RMB800)

Käfer by The Binjiang One

Enjoy a seasonally-inspired meal and gorgeous views of the Bund from this charming restaurant by the Huangpu riverside. Live performances will add to the atmosphere and there’s a free-flow drinks option for an additional RMB250.
> Dec 31, 5pm-late, RMB788. Käfer by The Binjiang One, see event listing.

Paulaner Bräuhaus 

The Bavarian favorite is serving up New Years Eve set menus at all of their Shanghai locations Their Expo location will do a three-course dinner for RMB398 and their Binjiang location is serving up a four-course dinner with free flow drinks for RMB828.
> Dec 31, 5pm-late, RMB398. Paulaner (Expo), see event listing.
> Dec 31, 5pm-late, RMB788. Paulaner (Binjiang), see event listing.

Ambrosia 

The refined Japanese restaurant is serving up a RMB588 New Year's Eve set dinner at both branches. Favorites like sushi, sashimi and Yakiniku platters are available a la carte. All-you-can-drink is available for RMB200 plus 10 percent service charage.
> Dec 31, 5.30pm-late, RMB588 plus 10 percent. Ambrosia (Expo), see event listing.

Arte Café

Enjoy a lavish seafood spread, herb-crusted lambchop plus other sumptuous treats. A live jazz band will add to the ambience and RMB100 free-flow beer and wine add-on available.

> Dec 31, 5.30-9.30pm, RMB428 (RMB218 for kids). Arte Café


The Cook

The Kerry Hotel Pudong favorite is serving up a New Years Dinner Buffet (RMB398 for the early session and RMB298 for late dinner).  

> Dec 31, 5.30-8pm and 8-11pm, RMB298-398 (plus 15 percent). The COOK


Splurge (more than RMB800)

Camelia

Spend the last day of 2015 embarking on a culinary journey through Italy at the Four Seasons Hotel Pudong restaurant.
> Dec 31, 5.30-10pm, RMB1,088 (plus 15 percent). Camelia, Four Seasons Hotel Pudong

ON56

Enjoy an exceptional seven-course dinner featuring the best selections from Grand Hyatt Shanghai restaurats Kobachi, The Grill and Cucina. Comes with free flow champagne.
> Dec 31, 5.30-10.30pm, RMB1,488 plus 15 percent. ON56, see event listing.

Shang Xi

The Four Seasons Hotel Pudong restaurant is serving up New Year’s Eve dining specials that offer the best in Cantonese cuisine and Shanghainese delicacies.
> Dec 31, 5.30-10pm, RMB1,280 (plus 15 percent). Shang Xi, Four Seasons Hotel Pudong

CHAR

Enjoy spectacular Bund views with an even more spectacular New Year’s Eve. CHAR will be hosting two seating times for the big day. From 6-9pm, guests can enjoy a four-course meal highlighted by CHAR grilled Tajima wagyu rib eye steak. From 9.30pm on, guests can enjoy a six-course menu adding Tasmania Osyeter and seared scallops to the earlier option. A jazz trio will add to the ambience with a complementary bottle of red or white wine included. Reservations recommended.

> Dec 31, 6-9pm and 9.30pm-late, RMB1,288 (early session) or RMB2,016 (late session) plus 10 percent. CHAR.


   


... And here's a selection of hangover-busting lunches and brunches for the next day. 

JAN 1

Grand Café

Feast on freshly shucked Pacific oysters, Australian steak and more sumptuous dishes for a luxurious New Year’s Day brunch buffet with one of the best views in the city at the top of the iconic Jinmao Tower.

> Jan 1, 11.30am-2pm, RMB398 (+15 percent). Grand Café, 54/F, Grand Hyatt Shanghai (5047 8838)

The Grill

This special lunch set features herb roasted turkey breast, stuffed turkey leg, black truffle and other holiday favorites perfect for a group gathering.

> Jan 1, 11.30am-2pm, RMB288 (+15 percent). The Grill, 56/F, Grand Hyatt Shanghai (5047 8838)

Grand Brasserie

Ring in 2016 with style at the Waldorf Astoria. The hotel’s famous oysters and champagne brunch starts off at the Long Bar, followed by a sumptuous buffet at the Grand Brasserie. The resident jazz band will perform, soundtracking the festivities.

> Jan 1, 11am-3pm, RMB888 (RMB348 for children). Grand Brasserie, (Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund) see event listing.

Café Liang

Get 2016 on the right foot with an international buffet lunch served at the Jing An Kerry Center café.
> Jan 1, 11.30am-2.30pm, RMB358 (RMB179 for kids). Café Liang.

1515 WEST Chophouse & Bar

The Jing An Kerry Center steakhouse is serving up a New Years Day brunch set for RMB488.
> Jan 1, 11.30am-2.30pm, RMB488. 1515 WEST Chophouse & Bar.

TSURU

Celebrate New Year’s Day in refined Japanese fashion, with Osechi sets for RMB560 or Kaiseki sets for RMB800.
> Jan 1, 11.30am-2.30pm and 6-10pm, RMB560-800.
TSURU.


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