I recommend the bacon buns
I recommend the bacon buns with spicy ketchup! The place is a little noisy, but otherwise has very nice ambience – great date place!
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Short but good menu. A bit
Short but good menu. A bit pricey for what is served, but I would come again for the overall experience.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very pricey, but a great place
Macao has an intriguing dining menu and really, really robust drink menu--one trip will definitely not be enough to try everything that catches your eye unless you go in with a large group. We ordered the African Chicken, Chili Prawns, Ants Climbing the Tree (glass noodles w/ minced pork) and a side of green beans. They were all good, but the African Chicken and the green beans were the real standouts to me. I would recommend getting some cocktails while your there--the bartenders are really top notch. For drinks, they have just about anything you could think of asking for.
We went for dinner at 6:00 pm on a Friday and the place was basically empty. By 6:30-45, however, it was transformed into an lively, chic bar scene.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hot & vibrant spot in Tribeca,
Hot & vibrant spot in Tribeca, you can find yourself in Macao with a great NY bar... Gets busy with a nice crowd even Sunday night! A good place for dinner as well, so you can start with a nice apperitif, have a romantic dinner (ask table upstairs), then join crowd at the bar downstairs when it gets busy and noisy for a long night out. Better for a small group dinner -party or night out with friends: quite affordable + great ambience + good drinks + quite good food.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great vibe, interesting and
Great vibe, interesting and hip decor. Food was creative, well-seasoned and reasonable for the servings. African Chicken and Pork Belly Steamed Dumplings were a hit. Great 'mixologist' with a grand assortment. Service staff went out of their way to please...no bad attitudes here. ENJOY!
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
The decor recalls the Macao of the 1930s. The cuisine masterfully blends Chinese and Portuguese elements. The service is beyond excellent. This restaurant can provide an exotic evening out.
5/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing for date nights & groups
Macao is great for both date nights and big group dins! Hard to say about many places. Love the food and the drink list. croquettes and dumplings are a must as well as the bashful maiden!!
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food at Macao is very different and flavorful. I recommend ordering several dishes and sharing with your friends. We sat downstairs and the music was a little too loud for dinner. I had previously sat upstairs on a weeknight and the music level was much better.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
The decor and ambiance is really lovely at this place. I went in summer but the bar is so beautifully lit that it feels almost like Christmas. Food was great and we tried quite a lot of dishes between three of us. Went back a second time late at night and the experience wasn't so good. Servers were less friendly and gave the impression that they couldn't wait to finish their shift. That said, the original visit was so good that I reckon we'll definitely go back. Oh and very impressive cocktails!
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
A good surprise
Very good vibe and ambiance, I loved the restaurant theme (I'm Portuguese so Macau is very meaningful to me) and the food was as excellent as original, the spicy chicken and the ants climbing the tree really good. The only negative was the noise level as we went late and the room start to be too crowed and with an absurd noise level. If one goes late it should opt by the upper room, the basement simply becomes an "inferno". Even so, the service was very good. Anyhow, is a place to repeat.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good portion sizes and the
Good portion sizes and the croquettes are gorgeous but very filling.
6/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Walk into Heaven
I went out with my wife to drink and paint and we were looking for a place to eat and have a drink and we stumbled upon macado trading company. The drinks were superb and the food was even better. Ambience was great and the service was overall decent. I recommend this place for a nice intimate night out with your love or friends.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cocktails were delicious,
Cocktails were delicious, food was wonderful (especially the bacon buns)
Service was slow and waited over 30 minutes for table past reservation time.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food.. Please order the mushroom balls as entries.. They are divine!! African chicken was not too spicy but the noodles are hot! Beautiful place but a litlle too noisy!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chinese without the expected
Excellent food. The family is very picky so I was concern when I first booked the restaurant. But it was great. Don't get put off by the location or the outside facade. It's impressive on the inside. Our waitress did a wonderful job telling us all about the food and the owners. The cocktails are exception from the award winning team.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still got it
We have not been at Macao for a long time 3 years and decided to give it a revisit and we were not disappointed. Still great food and lots of character left. Give it a try yourself.
8/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Special dinner with friends
It was a quiet Sunday evening at Macao Trading - we had service at a relaxed pace, wonderful food and the signature Portonics.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unique and delicious
My husband and I are big foodies and were really happy with our experience at Macao. The food was well priced, unique and utterly delicious. I found the wait staff all impeccable and considerate. Can't wait to take friends back!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
A totally new eating experience. Drinks are fabulous and the Lobster unforgettable
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food, service and drinks
We had a wonderful night. Our waiter was fantastic and the drinks and food were great. I know other reviewers had complaints about the service but we were a party of 6 and all of us were very pleased.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another gem in NYC
Macao is not the biggest restaurant but it has to be one of the best. Great food, great wine, great staff. Not too be missed.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner, Drinks, and Dancing!!
Great spot for dinner or late night eats. Drinks are great, try the Gola Lola or the Yellow Fever. Chicken and Pork Belly Dumplings are awesome (make sure you get them deep fried) and the ribs are fall off the bone deliciousness
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not just another Chinese restaurant
The decor makes one feel part of pre-war Macao; the food is Portuguese-Chinese. We went early on a Sunday to celebrate a family birthday that included two five-year old twins. We all found dishes we liked: steamed and fried dumplings; ribs; croquettes; fried rice;
strip steak; fish. The house-made masaladas arrive warm with a delicious sauce that made the meal even more special!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
New favorite restaurant
Our group of 6 loved this restaurant, from the imaginative decor to the outstanding food. At the suggestion of our server we shared everything and each bite was better than the last. The wine list had reasonably priced, nice choices. I can't wait to go back.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gangs of New York/Asian Fusion Cool
I absolutely adored my sojourn to Tribeca from midtown east to experience Macao Trading Company. The location is off the beaten path of the sinfully crowded nightmare that has become Soho and surrounding areas. I LOVED the look of the place as soon as I entered. It was like walking into a forbidden factory or place where naughty things take place. It was perfect. The food was absolutely stupendous! The prices were reasonable and the pace was perfect. Our waitstaff was adorable and very informative. I have not stopped talking about this gem since. Thank you SO much for a lovely time. I selected this restaurant to hopefully impress a lovely friend after not seeing her for over thirty years. It did the trick. Thank you ever so much.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Did not disappoint
Took a friend for a birthday dinner, the food was excellent. The squid was perfect and not gummy, dumplings we're delish, steak was cooked perfectly, and the bacon and shrimp fried rice was very tasty.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious Gluten Free Options
My friend and I both had cocktails. I had a Westside which I really liked and she had a drink that was like a spicy bloody mary without the tomato juic that she liked even more. She had the kale salad which was perfect and I loved the chicken dish I ordered. The service was good and the ambiance of the restaurant was pleasant.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this place!
I was celebrating my birthday! I loved the "ants climbing the tree" Plate and the "coconut rice with edamame" and the "shrimp appetizer"! The donuts were ok!!! The restaurant is very nice!! I recommend this place!!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great atmosphere, delicious
Great atmosphere, delicious cocktails and creative food combinations!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Staff accommodated our tardiness
Staff accommodated our tardiness (30 mins) w/o any issues on a friday night no less.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
great food and atmos, perhaps a little loud for a group of 10 like us - we couldnt hear anyone who wasnt next to us. But great fun and vibe
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
I'm not usually a big fan of Oriental food, but this place was terrific. Great food and service.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
What an amazing place! The food is great. The service is amazing. Flavorful dishes. Excellent serving sizes. Different.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM