There's no shortage of world-class Western restaurants in Shanghai and there's no shame in just going for the name brand. Especially when that brand is that of master Chef Jean-Georges.One of three Shanghai restaurants in the Jean-Georges empire, Mercato crushes rustic Italian dishes with contemporary flair from a location with arguably one of the best views of the Bund and Shanghai skyline.Simultaneously warm and sleek, Mercato has the upscale feeling that is on the right side of “uppity.” No need to fight for the best spot as every table has a fantastic view. Bring a date or some friends for a seasonally-inspired menu from Chef Sandy Yoon featuring amazing seafood, house-made pastas - all presented family style so everybody gets a “lil' piece of the pie.” Speaking of pie, Mercato's Pizza Lounge is central to the experience. The warm glow of an Italian wood burning oven cranks out the finest pizzas with that great combination of crunch and chewiness that will satisfy your inner lust for luxury carbs. Order a SICILIAN MARGARITA or AMALFI SUNSET from Mercato's outstanding bar and enjoy the rare view from the top. It doesn't get much better than this.