Macao Trading Company
Macao Trading Company

Macao Trading Company

  • Dining Style: Home Style
  • Website: http://www.macaonyc.com/
  • Phone: 2124318642x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner:
    Sunday-Wednesday 5:00pm to 11pm
    Thursday-Saturday 5:00pm to Midnight

    Late Night Dinner:
    Sunday 11:00pm to 1:30am
    Monday-Wednesday 11:00pm to 1:30am
    Thursday-Saturday Midnight-3:30am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Portuguese, Chinese
  • Executive Chef: Julia Jaksic
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine
  • Special Events: info@macaonyc.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Walker and Lispenard Streets
  • Public Transit: J, M, N, R, Z & 6 trains to Canal Street and 1 train to Franklin Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Macao Trading Company
Macao Trading Co. covers two floors offering both a spacious dining room upstairs and an intimate lounge downstairs. The cuisine represents the blend of Chinese and Portuguese cuisines found in the once independent colony of its namesake. Located on Church St, at the edge of Tribeca, Macao’s décor is a dramatic composition of lighting, relics and industrial iron work. The high ceilings and tucked away location provide a fitting setting for the restaurant’s 1940s portside warehouse feel, recalling the adventure of Macao’s "red lantern district."
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerChinese
Macao Trading Company reviews from OpenTable diners
56 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelEnergetic
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
vibrant bar scene (33)hot spot (30)fit for foodies (26)good for groups (23)neighborhood gem (19)late-night find (19)romantic (16)special occasion (15)notable wine list (1)scenic view (1)great for outdoor dining (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Brilliant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Went from a great restaurant to a great bar/lounge in the basement...That's usually pretty hard to do but this spot is right on the money with the transition..Cant emphasize enough on food and the cocktails..Dr.Funk!, try it...
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pleasant
    AspyriVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We were a group of 6 people, ranging from 18 to 50 years old. We all had a good time. Loved the decor and the drinks, the food was OK. Overall we all had a good time. The younger people in our group (18 & 25 years old) loved it. Friendly service with smiles.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always yummy
    Lamab83
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Never disappoints me! Love the African chicken and the pork ribs. The donuts are a must as well. Drinks are always amazing and the bar scene is super exciting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jenny
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food used to be much better before. Very small selection of food.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing dinner date
    Irishpip
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Took my boyfriend to Macao for dinner on august 13th. Awesome food and the cocktails are just perfection. Very lovely and welcoming and attentive staff. Great for a romantic meal and for night of fun and amazing cocktails
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great Tribeca restaurant. Out waitress was great, attentive, knew the menu, and made good recommendations. Food was great, everyone enjoyed what they had. Chicken was the standout. Ambiance is super cool, good crowd as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Menu limited and disappointing
    JamzVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I expected higher quality experience. The server wasn't attentive or even moderately friendly for a place that was empty.. But even more disappointing was the good.. Maybe it's Sunday, but the chicken felt "old" as if it's cooked from chicken frozen in your freezer for a while.. The deep fried whole fish was bland and also had that old feeling.. The bar looks cool and the ambience is quite nice but for a good tasty food experience, this is not the place or Sunday is not their day..
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for a date night
    TNFoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My husband and I went to Macao on a date night in the city. When we arrived in time for our reservation, we had a choice of whether to sit upstairs or downstairs. The upstairs was loud & vibrant, but we opted for a more romantic dinner downstairs. We sat at a small, corner booth. Downstairs is very dark. You need do use the candle on your table or your phone to see the menu and the food. But that added to the ambiance. Our server was fantastic. She helped us pick drinks and answered all of our questions about the menu. We ended up sharing two small plate dishes, and were really pleased. Overall, I would visit again if given the opportunity.
    Special Features:
    romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Must say a perfect dining experience, service was very genuine and unpretentious but we felt at home! Food was great, we got our drinks fast, good job!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food limited menu avg service
    JoeLVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The atmosphere is perfect in this small Restaraunt. Right out of old world Macau. And the food is delicious. Two quirks you'll need to deal with- first the menu is very small and not Chinese. Second the service we received was average at best. It's not due to black of staff. Just lack of attention and lack of friendliness.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Decor, Good Food
    RRANYVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Really cool vibe. I'd definitely recommend this as a first date spot. I like the environment, which is why I go. The food is ok, and the menu is sufficient but could have a bit more variety
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    LiliaMike
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We went to Macao to celebrate our anniversary and was great! Great drinks and service! We are going back for sure!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • surprise
    sigmund80
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    First time here. Food creative without being precious. Atmosphere very attractive, but sound level grew quite high as the evening wore on. Waitress forgot to order one main course, but the several appetizers were so good and so large, we elected t skip the main (whole fish) and have desserts instead. Overall, we look forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good ambiance average food
    xx11VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The dim lighting the decor and the bar area are all very promising however the food disappoints. So if you are in it more for the ambiance you could try it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Late night, good food
    CuteLilFoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Great food, last minute reservation with my boyfriend, seated at a corner table as requested. The server was very nice but obviously overwhelmed because she was working all of the tables alone. We came in at 10:30 and our food was served quickly, but we weren't rushed through the courses even though we were one of the last reservations and we really appreciated that. Just wish it didn't take so long to get our server's attention when we needed something and/or the check. Very well decorated, perfect dim lighting, gorgeous bar, very courteous staff. It was a good experience overall and I'd definitely return again especially with a group of friends. Order the dumplings and bacon fried rice!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing cocktails!
    Jackm11
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The cocktails were spectacular. A hidden gem in TriBeCa. The service was exceptional. A great place to go for a date or out with friends.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time but hot
    dfetz42
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Took a group of 6 here for a client dinner. Everything was perfect except that it was really hot in the area we were seated. Right before we left they opened another set of doors that leads to the downstairs area that created a draft and brought the temp down about 10 degrees. Had they done this earlier when we asked them multiple times if there was anything they could do about the temperature it would have solved the problem and been a 5 star experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it!
    Vincent
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We had to stay in NYC for an extra night because our flight out got cancelled. And we're actually glad that it was because we ended up having diner at Macao Trading Company! Every dish was great but if we had to pick a favourite it would be the Whole Fish. We were still raving about it days later. :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great drinks and food!
    STILGHMAN
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    The drinks were delicious and beautifully presented. The food was great—go for the dumplings, chicken and the kale salad!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Tasty Food
    LuckyJoe
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Overall experience was great but need to compliment the sauce on the shrimp appetizer, the lamb entree was perfectly cooked and the chicken entre was excellent. Service was great but not intrusive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 36 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 398 reviews are from the Macao Trading Company reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    great food & atmosphere. food was delicious. Service was attentive. other than the people who are way too loud in the next table, experience was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic everything.
    Gusnyc
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Food was fantastic. Every dish we ordered was outstanding. We liked absolutely every single one. Great energy, service was above and beyond (thank you Kathleen!). The place looks great (specially upstairs). Nothing bad to report. This is one of the best restaurants experiences you can have in New York.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Experience
    HughLP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We dined here on a recommendation of a friend and we were pleasantly surprised...the food, service, ambiance were amazing! We started with the dumplings and octopuse salad then the African chicken and lobster dish. Wines were good as well we started with the Esporao rose then the the Esporao riserva red, wonderful food friendly wines from Portugal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect combination
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Food and service was amazing and did I mention the complimenting cocktail that topped the meal off? Big complimenta to the chef and bartender. Service was quick and responsive. Ambience of restaurant downstairs was on point. My first time dining and certainly not the last, and most importantly, everything was as authentic and memorable as my trip to Macau last year.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place !
    Maria1980
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I loved this place. The bartender was a genious , I told him What I liked and he perfectly understood me and made a great drink for me. The músic was not so loud and good and the food was exquisite.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good time, great food and cocktails
    cmonkey
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Amazing bartenders with wonderful assortment of unique cocktails. Unique twist on traditional dishes.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the awards
    Nick
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    I mistakenly chose this restaurant because of its diner's awards or what not, it turned out to be a big mistake. Staffs were unfriendly but was always with a big smile on their faces if you know what I mean. We had a question and the manager was called not to solve our problem but to reiterate that "this is the policy", really? Our server was indifferent and could not care less about us, but the ordering waitress was kind so I left one more star just for her. Ok the food, the duck breast tasted like frozen food pressure cooked until the textures are completely ruined (sure it was soft but that's about it); the whole fish was inconsistent at best, again soft but without the normal texture of fresh food, I suspect it was pressure cooked.
    Special Features:
    Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • True flavours
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Macao offers a true feeling of it's historical heritage from China and Portugal, genuinely tranferred to NY. True flavours in a fun and happy atmosphere, spiced with a friendly service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing colonial ambiance,
    Sebastien
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    Amazing colonial ambiance, delicious fusion food, great cocktails... You will remember this for a long time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner for a group
    foodiegirl2014
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Fantastic menu where you can order small plates and share everything if you just know you need to have a bite of everyone else's food. Great birthday dinner, love coming here as always!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too loud for dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Too loud to talk, too dark to eat. I don't think I will come back. Food is not exceptional. I hated to be downstairs. I'm claustrophobic.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consitently Excellent
    ShemsterVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Absolutely love this place. Service is top notch and you get such healthy portions for such quality food.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food. Great ambiance.
    juliesh80
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Loved the food first and foremost. The decorations were nice - had a cool vibe.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Stumble Upon
    VixpixVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Now and then we just throw a dart at Open Table to find a spot in a favorite neighborhood.. This one was a bull's eye! Colin, our server, was charming and helpful. The restaurant is unpretentious, as is the "fanfare". But the setting is comfortably rustic; lighting perfect. My husband had the whole crispy fish. LOVED it! I had a spicy prawn and noodle dish, which was exactly what I was wanting. Simple wine list. Nicely priced. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Getting it Right
    NothingBeatsNYCVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    I had my doubts, Macao, but you delivered. You actually pulled off great service, and in a gorgeous, detailed space with awesome food -- that's what usually suffers. Well done. *applause
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love this place!!
    tmmtVIP
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    It's our after work spot. Food is always great, drinks are unique and the service is superb.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good food, great drinks
    StockholmInNewYork
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Innovative menu with really exciting tastes and very good food. But the cocktails stand out, even the virgin cocktails were amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Macao is a great restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Macao is a great restaurant. My only complaint is that they often seat me downstairs where the vibe is less vibrant than upstairs and there is no lighting whatsoever. It is very difficult to read the menu and even see the food. I made a reservation (and they do warn you that there is no guarantee you will be seated upstairs) and when we arrived I could see that there were tables for 2 but they still seated us downstairs
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • more like Hong Kong than Macau
    SarahK
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The ambiance was very fun, sophisticated, and this is probably a great place for a first date. I ate here with my husband and we had a very relaxed time. I would recommend for a low key evening with good drinks and interesting tapas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Macanese Jewel of Tribeca
    danfer
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I booked a table for two the morning of Valentine's Day for my boyfriend and me. I am so glad I did, the place is truly fantastic, the ambiance is spot on, one truly feels transported back to the colonial peak of Macao. The service is phenomenal, extremely attentive and polite, both the wait staff and hostess were doting. The food was delicious and unique, you certainly cannot find this cuisine anywhere else in the city, and the drink menu was could stand on its own. The entrees were appropriately sized for the price which is not something you get from trendy restaurants. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a fabulous dining experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.