Coquille is a premium contemporary European seafood restaurant in a quieter side of town, just south of Xintiandi on Mengzi Road. This is the second restaurant for John Liu, the man behind Shanghai’s successful Italian trattoria Scarpetta. To lead the kitchen, Liu tapped Anna Bautista, a Filipino-born Californian with Michelin stars under her belt. Bautista expertly endows classic French seafood dishes with subtle Asian twists, like escargot seasoned with red curry and kaffir lime leaves. Coquille is full on elegance, with classically tiled floors, mirrored walls and polished marble tables.