"For a fancy Shanghai feast, head to this Upper East Side Chinese restaurant." This is what the NY Mag review said. Hmm, only meh. This was my first visit to Shanghai Pavilion (1378 3rd Ave) and I found it to be basically mediocre. Not terrible, but definitely nothing special. I thought the food was rather bland, which is unlike me since I have a pretty unsophisticated palate. The sweet and sour chicken and egg roll were almost flavorless. I was drawn in by the lunch special (S7.95 with 20 different options) and left disappointed.