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Franck Bistrot

#171 of 15,879 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
Former French Concession
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No.376 Wukang Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China
Name/address in local language
+86 21 6437 6465
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:30
Closed now
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Mon 11:30 - 14:30
Wed - Mon 18:00 - 23:30
Wed - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 15:00
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101 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went back to this restaurant again which is situated in the French Quarter last night and wasn't let down. It has a limited menu but the food was excellent and if you like a good steak then this is a good place to eat. Due to the weather cooling down lately we ate inside which was very nice.

Thank Michael W
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely warm cosy restaurant on a chilly shanghai evening. stews and steak and very delicious oysters were consumed the chips are excellent

Thank Claire M
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85 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

When I told my colleague that I am taking them to a restaurant to experience old Shanghai, they had no idea that they would be having french cuisine at this little Bistrot in the courtyard of Wukang Road - famous for its authentic romantic atmosphere in the French Concession area that houses all the Shanghai society people in the 1930s... More 

Thank qqsong
Shanghai Region, China
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87 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Ferguson Lane, where Franck is located, is a beautiful little enclave isolated within the heart of Shanghai's French Concession, which is itself the heart of Shanghai. On a cool fall or warm spring day, there are few better patios to sit on than Franck's. Add in some excellent service from friendly, attentive and knowledgeable staff and at the very least... More 

Thank Keith E
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Let's start from the price. In 4 people we ordered several dishes and we shared all of them so we could try different kind of food. Good quality. good presentation. I particularly liked the snails. Service to be improved. a) we asked for oil and vinegar for our salad. They brought it but then they took it away: they needed... More 

Thank VC60
Shanghai, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

As usual everything was great Attentive service with nice discussion with the team Freshness of the food and as usual amazing wine list

Thank StephaneExpatChina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

The food are normal but not outstanding for the price , the wine are Creasy expensive . The bigger problem don't eat the bread in the restaurant because they recycle it !!!! ( I saw one employe so it )

Thank jeromesh2001
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Great service, great food, great location, and great prices for their free flow rosé! What's not to love? They also have the best French fries I've had in Shanghai! Definitely give it a try.

Thank jessica_luna_sun
Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

nice classic french food but service isnt consistant. i used to go there more often to satisfy my cravings for french food, because franck was the only place that served classic bistro style cuisine in shanghai. consistently good food with inconsistent service - cliches come true!

Thank Pswadv
Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Franck has always been a real winner in terms of French restaurants in Shanghai. I think the wines are too expensive but if you are going for the food it's good value for money. I am never disappointed there. The bread is some of the best in China which is why he opened Farine. always have good butter and fleur... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 59 - US$ 148
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.376 Wukang Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
  • Neighbourhood: Former French Concession
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6437 6465
When stepping in a bistrot, client follow the chef’s inspiration, and eventually what he found at the wet market few hours before. The menu is usually small, and follows the seanonal products.At Franck, the Menu du jour changes almost daily. Timeless classical parisian bistro fares hasn’t changed, since grand-mother's time.The Starters are to be shared, with generous portions, just like a diner at home. Guests love the casual service, helping themselves to the Terrine de campagne, cold cuts or fresh oysters.

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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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