Located at the Jing An Kerry Centre, Calypso’s two-story glass house is nestled comfortably amid skyscrapers and office buildings.
This serene space was designed by famed Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, who is known for incorporating natural materials such as bamboo and paper into his designs. These traditional elements help soften the structure’s modern design, creating a relaxed environment for diners and drinkers alike.
Calypso serves Mediterranean cuisine on the first floor and cocktails on the second-floor lounge.
One menu stand-out is the Iberico pork chop (288 yuan/US$46). This slow-roasted dish is made from pork marinated in Spanish herbs and spices and then served with baked tomatoes.
Neapolitan-style pizzas baked in a stone oven are another menu highlight. The restaurant’s signature Calypso pizza (138 yuan) is made with San Marzano tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, porcini mushrooms, black truffles, pecorino cheese and rocket leafs.
Calypso offers a full-range menu that includes vegetarian options like traditional parmigiana made with eggplant, buffalo mozzarella, tomato sauce and basil.
Early dinner sets are available from 5 to 6:30 pm on weekdays. These sets include three courses and are priced between 168 and 188 yuan per person.
Upstairs, live musical acts give the restaurant’s terrace an energetic vibe that is perfect for weekend evenings. Calypso features an extensive wine selection as well as a wine station where one can taste 24 different wines.
House of Roosevelt boasts some of Shanghai’s best Bund panoramas. Located on the eighth floor, the Roosevelt Sky Restaurant has a glass house that offers spectacular views paired with modern European cuisine and wines from the second-story wine restaurant.
Located on the northern end of the Bund, the House of Roosevelt building was originally constructed in 1920 as an office building. It was redeveloped as a multi-story dining establishment in 2008.
The restaurant’s foie gras, steaks, lobsters and clam chowder have been praised for their premium quality, and its afternoon tea set is also popular on sunny days.