Although not a Shanghai restaurant, M&T served us a version of lion's head that was stellar. This is what I wrote about them after our dinner last May:
<M&T Meatballs. The chef's riff on the Shanghainese favorite, lion's head, this dish was simply terrific. Large, light-as-a-feather balls of pork were presented on steamed lettuce leaves.
We could not get enough.>
SN New Restaurant
44-09 Kissena Blvd, Queens, NY 11355