Calle Dao - Bryant Park

4.5
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
545 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuban
Calle Dao (Knife Street) is a Cuban-Chinese fusion restaurant designed to pay homage to Havana’s once-thriving El Barrio Chino. Formerly the largest Chinatown in Latin America, El Barrio Chino is now confined to one narrow street, Calle Cuchillo – Knife Street - from which Calle Dao takes its name.
The cuisine, cocktails and décor of Calle Dao strive to transport our guests back to El Barrio Chino when it was at the height of its existence. Calle Dao has created mouthwatering dishes that seamlessly blend Cuban staples with Asian flavors. The cocktails, created by Mixologist Joy Daniel, also meld the old world with the new using historic names for libations with modern ingredients
Step into a bygone era and enjoy a modern dining experience at Calle Dao.

Get it delivered

What 545 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
OT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was a lovely fun evening. Great food and a super fun happy hour.

l
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had a great dinner. Our waiter was funny and efficient. The food was very flavorful and I really enjoyed the paella with black rice. My husband had the pork tenderloin which was delicious but a large portion was fat. It was a fun relaxing night with family. We will def try it again.

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Fast service.

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique menu. Delicious food and great cocktails!

Report
OT
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Wait staff wasn’t attentive. Oysters were clearly frozen. Everything else was great.

KM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were promptly seated and the food came out very timely and was very good. Staff was pleasant as well! Would definitely go back.

AB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lomo de cerdo was amazing. Cool hidden spot by Bryant Park. Will definitely be back.

OT
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

From about 5-8p it is very crowded and loud. Service is great.

r
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I love the atmosphere. Didn't love the Cuban burger. But had other great food selections before.

OT
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time dining here. I had one lunch and this time was dinner with friends. I highly recommend! Great food, great atmosphere, great service and the best Mojito I’ve ever had. I’ll be back!

M
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Pork Sliders on fried plantains and oysters to start. Sliders were great, oysters large and sweet. Goat neck and black rice paella were the mains, both delicious. Service was great. We'll be back.

DP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time coming here and we truly enjoyed. Service and food was amazing nd the music was great. I would definitely recommend it. Can’t wait to come back.

EH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!! A little pricey but still amazing. I always recommend it to people

a
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for happy hour and had a great time. Food and docks were good and prices were good

JK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Justin was terrific. Kept our orders - and bills - perfectly organized. I would definitely go back soon.

V
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was very good and the passion fruit flan was delish! However, pricy for lunch spot but definitely would go back.

JR
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was outstanding, a very unique menu and creative plates. Definitely recommend.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our server, Justin, was great — just the right amount of friendly, had good recommendations for food, was there when we needed him but didn’t rush us. We ordered an array of food to share and every single thing was delicious. They didn’t have any no alcoholic drinks on the menu but the bar whipped up a delish virgin mojito for one of our party, while the caphirina another person ordered was nice & strong. The only negative is that it’s so lively that it can get VERY loud. Would definitely go back again.

CJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have already recommended this place to several friends who work here in the City.

t
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I went on a Sunday morning and it was great. The ambiance is beautiful and cozy which is what i was looking for. Only thing that I didn't love was the noise level as the people arrived. If I was there for a social gathering it would have been perfect. I went for a business lunch and we fond ourselves speaking very loudly in order to continue our conversation. Place isn't suitable for business but defiantly for a fun time!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Weekend happy hour pretty cool too!

J
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great Happy Hour menu! Lots of options for small and big plates. Servers are on point and friendly. Great ambiance.

D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The French toast was sub par

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Terrible food. Service was fine and atmosphere is ok but we should have known better because the place was empty on a Sat night. Margarita tasted like nothing like a margarita - more like sprite and tequila. Date’s paella was inedible — tasted fishy/smelled like beach garbage.

Do not recommend!

R
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I actually found this place while looking around maps while walking and was intrigued by name and style, etc. The way that the history of the Chinatown within Cuba is what inspired this cuisine makes it an exciting dine-in and makes you willing to try new things. It takes a large palette but will not let you down. Great atmosphere as well!

v
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Came for a lunch date. Food came out super fast so I guess all the items are already ready and they just heat them up. The mojitos were delicious!

D
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The young person at the front was a little snippy because we didn’t make a reservation. So I quickly made a reservation online at we were quickly seated. The waitress was fantabulous!! She was so helpful and her food recommendations were spot on. The food was delicious. The tostones, however, was a little under seasoned. But everything else was really really good.

EP
New York Area
11 reviews