In a city of constant renewal, the sprouting of new eateries is a reminder of the perpetual flux of Shanghai’s urban landscape. The latest opening is Tribeca, a New York-style gastropub owned by French entrepreneurs Clemant Brault, Segal le Hegaret and Mickael Baranes.
Linehouse, one of the most dynamic young interior architecture firms in the city, have created a lightness that separates the industrial husk of the building, while reflecting the entropy of the surrounding Jing’an district. Thus, shadowless bulbs, mirrors and bronze insertions adorn a sparkling white canopy that wraps around the dining room, contrasting to the raw concrete shell and imposing slate ceilings. Soft tan furnishings further soften the harshness of concrete and create visual contrast, while a bar of stacked wooden logs (painstakingly sourced from reclaimed wood yards in the city) makes up the restaurant’s central bar, a perfect spot for grabbing one of the restaurant’s popular Bloody Marys and enjoying a famously relaxed brunch.