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There’s nothing more satisfying than sitting in a slice of somewhere or sometime else. The Boulevard, with its penthouse flair and speakeasy appeal, is one such escape from the humdrum of daily life to a time full of proper debauchery and corruption. The Prohibition Era spot serves a mean cocktail, but to be honest, the drinks play second fiddle to a couple of stars on the food menu. The highest roller on the inspired list is their Lobster Mac and Cheese (RMB88).

It is a little Le Creuset pot filled with a rich, creamy serving of soft macaroni drenched in American cheese, with chunks of lobster tail thrown in for good measure. Each mouthful is a teleportation to a time when adding spice meant a dash of Chartreuse and dancing the tango. Here is a dish which is about celebrating the American home-food staple of some pasta and some cheddar mixed in a bowl. Everybody had it. Not everybody put lobster tail in theirs though. Kick back at the bar with an Old Fashioned and on a clear night, those high-rises twinkling outside the windows could be downtown Manhattan.

  • Boulevard
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  • 021 6474-7979

  • 7/F, 10 Baoqing Lu (near Fuxing Xi Lu) [map]
  • 上海市宝庆路10号7楼 (近复兴西路)

  • American
  • ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
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