GREAT food & Theresa Caputo to bootThis is an absolutely gorgeous restaurant. The food is outstanding!!! Our service was exceptional. Then, when we came downstairs we saw Theresa Caputo waiting for a table with her girlfriends. This is definitely the place to go for AWESOME asian fare when you are in Manhattan.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMI love itIve been in tao las vegas and new york and it is the best! I definetly come back again a million times!!! Love it5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome VibeAtmosphere is vibrant, hip music, loud due to two story ceiling. Food very good but pricey.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMeven w/reservations, we had to wait20 minute wait past our reservation time. sat in bar. too loud to talk. no server came over to take our cocktail order. dinner was lovely. food was delicious.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMChristopherA very good restaurant and the food was outstanding. Also nice to only visit the bars on the both levels.
Don't forget too book the table.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous!I have been to Tao several times and it never seems to disappoint me in any way. Went with a group of six and everyone was impressed. The lychee martini's are outstanding. The chilean sea bass on skewers are a must have. The ambience is so great.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMA very good eveningNice drinks, had to wait for 25 min even though we had a reservation, cool place, good food, fair prices - trendy place.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Mother's Day DinnerThe kitchen screwed up our order by not processing it. We waited 40 minutes before complaining. Management accommodated us accordingly and the diner turned out to be lovely. Best meal I had all year. Everything was so delicious. :-)5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFun With FriendsWe enjoy this restaurant, because the ambience is unique in New York. It is an interesting place to take friends, especially out-of-towners. There is an excellent prix-fixe 3-course lunch, but also other delicious options, including small plates. The service is very attentive, friendly and professional. The ambience in particular makes it a standout.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWeekend GetawayTao isa great place to enjoy either a mid-day glass of wine for a rest while shopping in the area or for late night socializing. The drinks were made well, there was a good size selection on the menu, the food itself was very good. My one complaint would be the fact that I had made reservations and we were forced to sit by the enterance bar for over a half hour before being seated-I think we should have been compensated for that. Other than that, the atmosphere is both energetic and tranquil given the music, open-space, and aesthetics. Great place for pretty much any occasion. :)5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Once AgainWe went to Tao for an early dinner - timing was perfect - the restaurant wasn't crowded or noisy. (Usually it's quite lively!) the food was, as usual, excellent - although I wish they had their duck dish for one. currently it's only for two and my wife hates duck! was a nice evening - and nothing beats that huge Buddha!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome evening!Had a great night and our vaiter made this great mixed menu! We where served in the best way, an we loved the food!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely FantasticCocktails were fan... Scene was energic... Food was right quantity and delicious...5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMServiceExcellent, we left the ordering to the waitress and left nothing to be desired. A bit pricey for lunch.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMTao never disappoints!Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere. Tao will be around forever with these attributes.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Atmosphere!I loved the vibrant atmosphere, the decor was modern and very NYC! We ordered the Prix Fixe 3 course lunch and were extremely pleased with all items and with the portions. Almost too big to finish dessert! Would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a decent priced meal that allows you to really experience the diversity of NYC!5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial NightMy son had a special performance in the Upper East Side so to celebrate, we made reservatios at Tao. We made a special request for my son's dessert and they did a great job writing Congratulations, XXXXX on the plate. He is 11 and was very pleased. The server was attentive but forgot to bring a few drinks so brought them later "on the house". The food is good. The spareribs were a hit as were the Chinese Greens and Chinese Broccoli. The Beef with potatoes were cooked perfectly. The chicken dumplings were nice but a bit salty. The only dish that was average was the Phad Thai. The ambience is cool and the kids (11 and 13) were very impressed to be in a more adult like enviroment. I will visit again the next time in NY.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMTry - and you will find outVery - very good food :) service fast - good wine - beaútiful restaurant5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAn ExperienceThis restaurant is one of my favourite that I have ever been to. It was not only a restaurant but an experience. Make your reservations well ahead of time. The only downside is that it is VERY expensive.
CAUTION: Very expensive.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMcomida fantastica, muy buena,comida fantastica, muy buena, servicio excepcional, ambiente agradable con muy buena decoración.
Como pega decir que hay demasiado ruido , supongo a que la musica está alta y la gente habla mas alto.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and service beyond!We had a party of 8; the server was beyond attentive; food was outstanding. A few at the table commented that it was the best steak they ever had! All of the starters are amazing!!! The fortune cookie dessert is the best! Not to be missed....still outstanding after all these years!!!! Never disappoints!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMfood was great. not what Ifood was great. not what I would call a good place for a romantic dinner.
atmosphere is cool and fun5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAsian ExquisiteTao was a wonderful dining experience. The food was delicious and presented in an enticing and artful fashion. The service was also excellent and the ambiance is appealing and relaxing. A great overall experience.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe experience was reallyThe experience was really good! But despite we have a reservation we wait for more than 40min to sit!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastis culinary experienceWe went as a group of 9 people and got a chambree separee upstairs.
Fantastic food, cool music and a waiter that took good care of us. We will definately go back.
-Waited for 1 hour in the bar before our table was ready, and could have gotten a little more info though5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperWe had a great time at Tao! Our server was fantastic, the atmosphere was memorable and the food was unique and delicious.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday FunThe ambience is beautiful. The quality of the food was delicious. Great place to enjoy yourself with family, friends, and love ones.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice!!Everthing was so nice - the food, atmosphere but the only bad thing was that it was to cold!!!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMExperinceThis was a real experience with everything from the decor to the menu. The service was fantastic both friendly and professional. I will definitely come here again on my next visit to New York.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMReliably tastyGreat service and delicious selections of food. Had pot stickers and tuna appetizers and the chilean sea bass is amazing!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary DinnerWife wanted to go back to Tao for our 15th Wedding Anniversary - food was great and our server went out of his way to make us a special dessert for our Anniversary. Great place for a special occassion - if you want to be able to sit in a larger group and have a conversation ask to be seated upstairs - the sound level is more reasonable than downstairs. Thanks for making it a memorable dinner for my wife and I.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMnice fusion chinese restaurantit was pretty good experience, big budha statue made our family impress. food was fairly good but little too salty. service was fast and neat, i havent tried the drinks yet, cuz I was with family, but next time I want to try out the bar area on the front, looked pretty awesome5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMTao is incredibleBy far one of my favorite restaurants. WONDERFUL Asian Fusian............place looks like a Buddhist temple inside.....complete with Coi Fish !4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent!!!!We can really recommended this place. Excellent fusion cuisine. Professional and very kind service. A Banana dessert was fantastic. Maybe one remark - too short brake between starters and main course but this was not a huge issue. Go there - it worth for your visit!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst thing when you enterFirst thing when you enter the dining room is to be amazed with the 12 meter buda in the midle of the room. The rest, the good cooking of the food and all the ambiance makes it extremely enjoyable. Yes, its a litle bit noisy due to party groups but if it was not so good of a restaurant there will be no noise at all!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMI made a special request anI made a special request an they were so good in honoring it4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is the second time forThis is the second time for me ,again everything is perfect .TAO is my favorite place in NYC Manhattan4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways good eating at TAOAlways good eat at TAO. The Chilean sea Bass and Chinese sausage fried rice are wonderful!!!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways lively with a fun atmosphereAlways lively with a fun atmosphere. Not pretentious4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service were great.Food and service were great. Feeling like we were dining in a nightclub with the music constantly pumping was the only drawback.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMHands Down, Awesome ExperienceInitially reserved for table of 10 & last minute they allowed me increase party from 13 to 14 and back to 13. I arrived almost 15 minutes late thanks to NYC traffic but they kept the reservation for my large party as well as allowed me to be seated with 10 instead of the rest of the party being present, which is policy (Thanks to the hostess Love!). It was everyone's 1st time at the restaurant as we were celebrating my 26th birthday. Everyone could not stop talking about the decor, great customer service & FOOD which was the BEST food I've ever had. Thank you to our waiter Ricky who was a GEM. Highly recommended! I'm still dreaming of the Sea Bass & Peking Duck! BEAUTIFUL venue. Go TAO!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!Amazing! Everything was amazing! The food, the service, the ambiance, everything! My husband and I went on our anniversary and it was just perfect! The service is unbelievable! So fast! Loved it! Definitely will be going back, but this time with more people!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat SceneVery crowded on a Fri nite..I was 5 minutes late so not
Their fault but it was only 15 minutes. The food is
Excellent..top quality..the apps are a bit overpriced but delicious
The sausage fried rice was good..was surprised how large a
Portion the seafood sandpot was..though could have been hotter.
Plan on texting your fellow diners lol as you cant hear
A thing over the music and constant roar..plan on spending..3 apps..
2 drinks..fried rice an two meals..$230..great people scene4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the sea bass appetizer.Love the sea bass appetizer. Everything on the menu is great. Very loud but that makes it fine for a date or early dinner with the kids. Kids love to watch the Buddha and the fish swimming below him4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat and nice place, recommended!!Great and nice place, recommended!!!! Don't miss this place!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous gemDefinitely book with open table. We were seated at our reservation time. Food was amazing. A bit costly but I feel worth it.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMI've been going to Tao forI've been going to Tao for over 10 years and love it every single time. The food is amazing and the decor is beautiful. Sometimes it can get very loud so don't expect a quiet dinner. Guests like to take photos so the flashes can get very annoying, but overall, I will continue to go back, again and again!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for groups, lots ofGreat for groups, lots of fun things to share. Really enjoyed the desserts as well.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMLove Tao! This was our secondLove Tao! This was our second visit to this location. Beautiful setting and great menu! My only complaint would be that our server seemed a bit distracted or perhaps she had too many tables. That said, Tao is one of my favorites!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAll of my requirements were metHands down, this is now my favorite restaurant anywhere. I just left NY and am already considering when I can return to go to Tao.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AM