Parisian Charm at Mignon 9, A Cute Bistro on Wuyuan Lu
On October 25, 2023
New on Wuyuan Lu is Mignon 9, is a contemporary French restaurant inspired by Parisienne bistros. Traditional French comforts with a twist at this stylish yet casual restaurant in Shanghai.
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Step away from the hubbub of Wulumuqi Zhong Lu to Wuyuan Lu, a much more tranquil street home to many restaurants and bars, including Mignon 9.
Mignon 9 is a very pretty looking restaurant with a hint of Parisian charm; modern bistro design with a cute terrace and cozy interiors, complete with comfy cushioned banquets.
There’s even a private room tucked in the back that seats up to eight people.
Plus, the terrace is dog-friendly.
It’s a charming space. Conducive for date nights and casual meetups with friends. I’m also loving the playlist, which has French pop and fun indie rock on loop.
In the kitchen is Li Tianmu, a humble chef from Beijing with plenty of talent. He first cut his teeth at TRB and Fiume in Beijing, then in Shanghai at Thought For Food and Umi. His last post was executive chef at L’atelier ChicChoc.
Dishes at Mignon 9 are mostly French classics with a twist, elevated bistro fare, and Western-style dishes with clear-cut flavor profiles.
A few dishes borrow spices and seasoning from Chinese cuisine, like the green peppercorn stuffed spring chicken and a spice powder on the steak, but that’s about it—subtle. Overall, it’s accessible and easily likeable food.
The lunch menu features a couple brunchy dishes topped with eggs, while dinner rolls out a full spread of wine-friendly snacks, appetizers, fresh pasta, and mains.
Here are highlights from dinner:
As for drinks, it’s mostly wine and a couple standard cocktails. Wines by the glass start from ¥80, bottles from ¥300, cocktails are ¥70, beer ¥38.
The lunch menu is served daily, some dishes lean towards brunch. Here are a few highlights:
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Rachel Gouk has been writing about food and drink in Shanghai since 2011. She is a food critic, writer, photographer, and F&B consultant based in Shanghai. Nomfluence was founded in May 2018 as a means to express her love for the Shanghai F&B scene. Follow her blog www.nomfluence.com or on Instagram @nomfluence.