Macao Trading Company

4.5
780 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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M
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I dined here with a group of 7 friends. Everyone enjoyed their food and I loved mine! The octopus, croquettes and shrimp dumplings were all tasty appetizers. For my entree I ordered the Lobster Noodles which was delicious! I was completely satisfied and will order this dish again when I go back.

We were seated downstairs, which was kind of dark and loud; we had to use the light from our phones to see the menus. Aside from these two things we had a great time.

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G
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Service was lacking, we waiting two hours for mediocre entrees. Not a great experience.

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DF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everyone there was so nice-- seated us when we got there too early.
The food was great!
Fun, energetic atmosphere!

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MA
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Spectacular. So much fun. Great food. Excellent for a group that wants to have fun. Great music. Service was the only thing that could improve, the rest is simply perfect

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KD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Great for drinks but disappointed in the food menu, especially at that pricepoint.

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UW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a great time in the ground-floor dining area. Next time, we'll definitely try the "other floor" (basement!)

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j
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Used to be good. Seems to have taken a “resting on its laurels” attitude. And the bathrooms are kinda gross. Time to reinvest in your business.

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LT
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Overall, experience was not good because the waitress was rushing us out because there was a wait. We had reservations and stayed only 45 mins

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a
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Really liked their food but their service was just too poor and unprofessional to come back again.

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K
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Amazing food, service and cocktails. Love the fun entergeic and unique atmosphere

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GA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my colleagues from out of town to dinner and they loved everything about this place. Food was amazing and the service was great! I’ll be back!!!

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MF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

This is my 3rd time at this restaurant. Price point is reasonable for Tribeca; friendly staff but they don't do anything special for birthdays...understandable and not a deal breaker.

Will still come back and would still recommended.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really tasty food, a little expensive for the amount per plate but overall all dishes ordered were quite delicious

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KN
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super fun atmosphere, amazing music, great food and attention to us food allergy sufferers. All around good vibes on a Saturday night!

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SB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding and so was the customer service! I worried at first because I'm not used to looking at menus that change from season to season but the food came out perfect with a mixture of different spices made it so worth it.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, drinks on point, great bartenders!

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XZ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

The food is delicious, but the portion is just too bleak. For instance, the octopus takes two bites and it’s already $18! the lobester noodle in the small bowl takes about 5 bites to finish but it’s $44!! OpenTable should update the price tag for this restaurant to at least 3 $ instead of 2, which simply is just misleading.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Years was amazing!!!

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Food is good, drinks are the star of the show. Service is excellent. Had the shrimp dumplings and mussels for appetizer, they were excellent. For mains the lobster noodles and wagyu steak. Bother were just good. Our waiter was excellent. HIGHLY recommend the Flying Solo cocktail!

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MM
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I recently discovered Macao as my new go-to! I threw a graduation night out for my boyfriend and made a reservation for the downstairs area (perfect night out vibe) Our waiter was amazing, I unfortunately was that annoying customer and just had a list of wants and this spot was more than willing to accommodate.

The food was the perfect taste and the perfect portion for a night out.

The drinks? Literally ask for anything and these gentlemen behind the bar will make it taste even better.

Music? Pop 2000s remixed with some r&b. Danced the night away!

I had about 20 people come out for this night out and not one person was disappointed. So, thank you Macao. Thank you for such a fun memorable night.

Check this place out and make it your new "go-to" like me! (you will def not be disappointed)

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Love the space and the food. A little pricey but a great vibe.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent cocktails

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! The food was so outstanding! The only thing I could say is I wish they acknowledged my husbands birthday! Other than seriously food was so good! I recommend!

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MF
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Basement seats are less desirable than main floor except for the sole seats upstairs. Basement is loud with short ceiling.

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CL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

They changed their menu, I’m not into it. We had the big boat stew thing to share, what an utter disappointment. Vibe and cocktails were awesome as always.

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SH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was perfectly catered to our needs. Food and drinks were great.

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M
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went for my birthday service and experience was great thank you to the team!

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CK
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

African chicken wasn’t so good. Whole fish Was excellent. Drinks were creative and tasty. Would return. Lovely setting and excellent staff.

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Y
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was the 2nd time I've gone here. The food is delicious and for the most part the service is good. They have great cocktails. Definitely recommend. Great place for a date.

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S
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 1

The food was excellent. The noise level was so loud our table of 4 could not have any conversations. We were moved to the basement and that was no better and the service down there was mediocre. Waitress said she could not split our tab two ways. Odd. Speaking with the manager after the fact he couldn’t understand why our waitress had said that. Way too loud and crowded for an enjoyable dinner. Especially at that price point. Won’t be back

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MP
Cancun
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Was expecting more Asian food, but the plates were good anyway. Upstairs room is way nicer than downstairs.

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AJ
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

I reserved a table to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday. The staff was great. Food was great, however we ended up sick shortly after. I asked to get a cake with a candle and waited for about 30 minutes to not find out anything until I paid for the bill, which was annoying. However we had a great time none the less. Its unfortunate we all got sick.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Really enjoyable. Good food. Great aesthetic.

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JA
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Incredible noisy. The food was average at best and the drinks tiny. We sat on speaker that was also a seat. It was vibrating like crazy and the noise level around us was impossibly loud. Asked to move but no seats, except the restaurant had plenty of empty seats. Just not worth it when there are so many better places around.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's definitely a bit pricey but totally affordable! Really really like the Eastern vibe decoration and the dumplings.

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MP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 5

Absolutely beautiful atmospheric bar and restaurant interior. Service was fine. Food was alright but quality was not matched by the price. Especially since there are so many incredible Asian fusion places in the city. I would come back here for drinks but not dinner.

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JC
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great experience as always ! From the minute you walk-in until the end of the night. The best in its class !!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Service is terrible, our waiter was not helpful and always seemed annoyed when we asked questions and placed orders for food and drinks. Unfortunately gratuity is included on the bill. Will not come back

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 2

Not worth going, very rude hosts

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J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The ambience and food are wonderful. A little out of the way, but that’s part of the adventure. The only reason i’m not giving 5 stars across the board is because the bathrooms are horrible. The food is really great though.

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