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Come summer and Chicago has defrosted enough to dine outside, Shanghai Terrace is where you want to be, and the best tables are on the terrace. No matter which table you claim on the terrace, you are guaranteed a stellar experience. Overlooking Michigan Avenue, aka the Magnificent Mile, Shanghai Terrace provides you with views all the way to the lake. While the tables don’t butt up against the ledge, you are set in the perfect spot to enjoy the city vibe without actually being in the middle of the hubbub. Of course, that’s not to say that this Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star restaurant isn’t fabulous year-round, because it most certainly is. All of the tables in the intimate dining room are equally amazing. With less than 20 tables, you can count on having the full attention of the waiters.
Every table at Shanghai Terrace is equally superb. Each table offers intimate views of the outdoor terrace and surrounds guests with Asian-inspired décor and a warm, inviting atmosphere. For guests dining with a slightly larger group, we recommend our table at the back of the restaurant, which provides slightly more space and an incredible view of the entire restaurant. We also recommend our private dining room, which seats 30 people, as an ideal setting for private celebrations, anniversaries, engagements, birthdays or corporate events.