You can find this Shanghai stalwart just around the corner from the Portman Ritz-Carlton, plying eager diners with prototypical Shanghai dishes around the clock (and all-you-can-eat dim sum on the weekends). Locals here tuck into hairy crab soup (the crab comes from nearby Yangcheng Lake), lobster fried rice, sheng jian bao (pan-fried soup dumplings), Shanghai crispy duck (an umami-packed take on Peking duck), and, from the dim sum menu, fresh tofu vegetable rolls. If you’ve got limited time and want to taste both Shanghainese classics and proper dim sum, Lynn is the place.
Between its all-you-can-eat weekend dim sum and the regular menu of Shanghai and Cantonese fare, Lynn packs in eager diners. In elegant environs, locals tuck into lobster fried rice, Shanghai crispy duck (a toothsome take on classic Peking duck) and, from the dim sum menu, fresh tofu vegetable rolls.