• On September 18, 2012
    answered the question:

    Is Shanghai Terrace a good place for group dining?

    Yes, Shanghai Terrace is an ideal place for group dining in both the summer and winter months. Indoors, we can move tables depending on how large your group is, or we can reserve our private dining room for your party to seat up to 30 people. We can also create more space for guests outside on the terrace during the warm months if guests would like to dine outside.
  • On September 18, 2012
    answered the question:

    Is Shanghai Terrace good for group dining?

    Yes, Shanghai Terrace is an ideal place for group dining in both the summer and winter months. Indoors, we can move tables depending on how large your group is, or we can reserve our private dining room for your party to seat up to 30 people. We can also create more space for guests outside on the terrace during the warm months if guests would like to dine outside.
  • On May 24, 2012
    answered the question:

    What’s the best table at Shanghai Terrace?

    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.
  • On May 24, 2012
    answered the question:

    What is the noise level like at Shanghai Terrace?

    The noise level is considerably low in Shanghai Terrace. We strive to create a calming, cozy atmosphere both indoors and outdoors. Conversations are generally quiet, and we keep our music in the background so guests can have quality conversations without speaking over loud music.
  • On May 24, 2012
    answered the question:

    What is the interior design of Shanghai Terrace?

    Shanghai Terrace is designed as a seductive setting reminiscent of a Shanghai supper club from the 1930s. The décor and music set the ideal atmosphere for exquisite dining. The warm, inviting colors and earth-toned wood floors set the perfect tone for an evening filled with Shanghainese and Cantonese cuisine. The semi-private dining room, exquisitely appointed and spacious enough to accommodate up to 30 guests, can turn any event into a unique experience. During Chicago’s warmer months, the popular outdoor terrace offers a wonderful setting to relax and unwind over dim sum and Asian-inspired cocktails while enjoying the remarkable city views.
  • On May 24, 2012
    answered the question:

    Is Shanghai Terrace a romantic restaurant?

    Shanghai Terrace is an ideal setting for romance. Shanghai Terrace is a seductive, 1930s style supper club reminiscent of old Shanghai, known as the Paris of the East. It’s a restaurant with a relaxing ambiance and cultural décor. Inside, all of our tables are lit with candles and are well spaced to ensure optimum intimacy with your dinner guests. Our semi-private dining room can accommodate up to 30, which is an ideal way to dine with privacy. Our outdoor terrace offers the same seductive atmosphere for a perfect date under the stars.
  • On May 24, 2012
    answered the question:

    Who is the chef at Shanghai Terrace and what is his background?

    Chef Ivan Yuen is the chef de cuisine at Shanghai Terrace. Chef Yuen was born in Canton, China and began his professional career at The Miramar Hotel Hong Kong as trainee and chef. He then became the chef at The Nan Hai Hotel, a Five-Star hotel in Shenzhen, China where he was recognized as star of the month shortly after he started. Moving to the United States provided opportunities for chef Yuen to explore his love for Chinese cooking at several more restaurants, including the Silver Palace in New York; The Mandarin, China Cuisine in Springfield, Mass.; and The Great Wall Chinese Restaurant in Kalamazoo, Mich. Chef Yuen’s most recent position before joining The Peninsula Chicago was chef and director at the Jade Dragon Chinese Restaurant and China Palace Restaurant in Bensenville, Ill. He has been with The Peninsula Chicago since 2003.
  • On May 24, 2012
    answered the question:

    What vegetarian and vegan options does Shanghai Terrace offer?

    Shanghai Terrace offers a variety of vegetarian and vegan dishes and can incorporate our guests’ special dietary needs. On both the lunch and dinner menus we offer vegetarian dim sum, vegetarian soups and salads, and various entrées that cater to our guests’ dietary needs.
  • On May 24, 2012
    answered the question:

    What is the menu like at Shanghai Terrace?

    The menu features modern and traditional Chinese cuisine incorporating fresh and seasonal ingredients. Cantonese and Shanghainese delicacies are available for lunch and dinner. We serve menu items such as “Monk Jumps Over The Wall,” also known as “Fo Tiao Qiang”, a 100-year-old recipe enjoyed in Fujian, China. We also serve a variety of meats, poultry, seafood, fish, noodles, rice, tofu, vegetables, dim sum and desserts. Lunch is served from May through October, weather permitting. Dinner is served year round.
  • On May 24, 2012
    answered the question:

    What are the desserts like at Shanghai Terrace?

    Desserts at Shanghai Terrace are created as modern interpretations of traditional Asian desserts that can be perfectly paired with our dessert wines. We serve a variety of desserts including sweet green tea crème brulée with passion fruit sorbet as well as a classic bird’s nest soup. Bird’s nest soup is a delicacy in Chinese culture, and has been used in the culture for over 400 years. Bird’s nest soup is also one of our most exclusive desserts on the menu due to the amount of preparation and scarcity of ingredients. It’s also believed that this dessert provides many health benefits, especially to the immune system and one’s metabolism.
  • On May 24, 2012
    answered the question:

    What are the five best things to order at Shanghai Terrace?

    The five items most enjoyed by guests are the roasted Peking duck, Kung Pao prawns with peanuts, ginger and chili peppers, happy red rice with pistachio, ginger roots, and eggs and steamed market fish with flower mushrooms, ginger, scallions and coriander soy. We serve over ten different types of unique, flavorful dim sum, which is the perfect appetizer to share between friends and family. These are our most popular menu items at Shanghai Terrace and each of these features the perfect blend of traditional and modern Chinese flavors and ingredients.
  • On May 24, 2012
    answered the question:

    Does the menu at Shanghai Terrace have seasonal dishes?

    Yes, the menu at Shanghai Terrace has a variety of seasonal dishes in the appetizer and entrée sections. Our chef uses the freshest, in-season ingredients and embraces these ingredients by creating new and updated dishes based on what’s in season.
  • On May 24, 2012
    answered the question:

    Does Shanghai Terrace offer a gluten-free or allergy-sensitive menu?

    Shanghai Terrace offers a variety of gluten-free and allergy sensitive menu items and can incorporate your special dietary needs into your menu. On our appetizer, lunch and dinner menus, we offer various menu items based on your particular dietary needs.
  • On May 24, 2012
    answered the question:

    Where is Shanghai Terrace located?

    Shanghai Terrace is located on the fourth floor inside The Peninsula Chicago. The Peninsula Chicago is located on the corner of Superior Street and Michigan Avenue. Our friendly staff can assist you with any possible questions to ensure you reach Shanghai Terrace easily.
  • On May 24, 2012
    answered the question:

    What is the price range for a meal at Shanghai Terrace?

    Lunch appetizers such as the barbecue pork bun and shrimp spring rolls range from $8 to $12, while entrées, such as our Peking duck salad and Kung Pao chicken range from $14 to $25. Our dinner appetizers range from $10 to $32 and feature dishes such as golden shrimp, baked abalone puffs, soups and over 13 different types of dim sum. Our entrées range from $16 to $64 and feature a variety of fish, seafood, meat, poultry, monk, abalone and Peking duck. Dishes can be enjoyed both inside and outside during the summer months, and we’re open Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.