With superb Continental cuisine, an excellent wine selection and deft service, the fashionable M on the Bund sets the standard for other haute cuisine ... More
M on the Bund
With superb Continental cuisine, an excellent wine selection and deft service, the fashionable M on the Bund sets the standard for other haute cuisine restaurants in Shanghai. As the place to see and be seen, the much-touted eatery attracts its fair share of Shanghai's movers and shakers. Contemporary, airy and stylish decor complements sweeping views of the Bund. The food reaches equally high heights. Diners are recommended to try the Salt Crusted Leg of Lamb and the Crispy Suckling Pig. They should also leave room for dessert—the sinfully delicious pavlova is rightfully legendary.
First off, couldn't get waiter to understand our desire to start with some bread with our wine. After repeated plea, we were given some bleached, white loaf-broad slices with the crusts cut off. Not worth touching.
They gave my son's meal had a fancy name, but it simply consisted of a small portion of some kind of ground meat mixed up with French Fries.
I cannot imagine what they did to make the mixed vegetables (peas and corn kernels) served with my fish taste so bad. They were difficult to chew and tasted awefull.
We left the restaurent hungry and ripped off at the exorbitant price - had to stop at a nearby grocery store for some munchies to sustain us through the night. The next day we had a much better meal a restaurant on Nanjing Road for less than 1/5 the price.
We tried, we really did, to like this place, but we're couldn't get past before dinner drinks without an problem. We asked for the manager who quickly resolved the probelm, but gave us an attitude; like we were trouble makers. Our hosts (party of 6) were so disapointed, and embarraced at the service, decided we would move elsewhere for dinner, which we did. We all enjoyed a delightful dinner elsewhere on the bund.
I just don't get the excitement people have over this place. Food is so so. View, OK. Service is alright. Overall, it is not worth the money & time at all.
I guess it is another one of those "Yeah Yeah Yeah! I've been there" show-off places for some of my strange class-savvy Chinese friends.
Don't recommend it.
My, the beautiful bund. Great view nice decor. Terrible service and worse food. Non attentive waiters serving bread with no water....talk about dry mouth. the water came only after we asked for it several times. then when i wanted a suggestion for a bottle of wine from the extravagant but content-less wine list. Out from the patio came an aussie smelling of cigarettes and booze; he raved about this syrah...it was ok..not bad...but not the "best wine ever" Food was terrible. we had a terrine mix--way too much, too over done salty brine. my fish...some white fish on a bed of mush...thats what it was mush. i think there were some eggplants or aubergines (for my UK friends) and the rest was some mystery veggie...cooked until it was unrecognizable. Save your money...or go to laris, allure, or even sens and bund for gosh sakes. But by all means stay away from this restaurant!!!!
First of all, the photo does NOT depict M-On-The-Bund today!
The service there, by Shanghai standards, is good. Food is average, but it is certainly not bad. It is a pricey affair, since while having lunch or dinner you can enjoy a spectacular view of the Huangpu River and Pudong Lujiazui across.
There are alternative places to go to at the Bund who may serve better quality at a higher price with a lesser view, with just one glorious exception.
M-On-The-Bund is on the way and becoming better.
Why travel thousands of miles for old-fasioned European food and Asian fusion food at Manhattan prices? Sure you get a heart-stopping view of Pudong's skyline, especially if the weather is warm enough to dine on the retaurant's terrace, for ok food, not-so-good service, might as well goto near by hotel restaurants that also offer the view at a fraction of the price.
The view is absolutely amazing and the atmosphere is great for romantic dining as well as group gatherings.
The menu offers few choices and the food is average at most, but I have to say that for such dining setting (and view), the pricing is more than reasonable.
This restaurant provides a haven for a few hours with fantasic views.
If you look at the strict financial return it is probably not the best value for money in Shanghai but in terms of the whole experience there are few places in the world that I have had a better time.
I had just come from some sightseeing in the city, and had a purse and a bottle of water with me. The first greeting I received from my waitress was her pointing at my bottle of water, saying, "You can't bring water from outside into our restaurant. Can I take?" This put me off from the start, and the rest of the service was similar- I was insulted that they wanted to throw away my water because they thought I was going to drink my own instead of purchasing water from them! I did not expect this from a top-notch restaurant, or any restaurant for that matter. In fact, I intended to and did purchase sparkling water as well as a glass of wine. After my meal was served, nobody followed up with me until 15 minutes after I completed my meal, when I had to flag someone down to ask for the check. Good thing that the meal was absolutely delicious! After requesting the check, I waited another 20 minutes to receive it. Horrible service, but everything else was top notch! Had the service been commensurate with everything else, I would say that the price is very fair (approx. US $30 average per entree).
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