Macao Trading Company

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$31 to $50
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Chinese
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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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

We will be offering a 3 course prix fixe menu including a signature cocktail and champagne toast for $135 per person. We will have two seatings. The first beginning at 8pm and the second at 10pm. All reservations after 10pm will ensure seating beyond midnight. DJs will play on both floors at 10.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 849 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.4
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4.6
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3.9
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Loved it! The drinks are spectacular. Food was excellent.

JC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, exquisite cocktails. My hostess was wonderful, great energy and was very attentive with requests.

JG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks!

OT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great night at Macao with crafted cocktails and good food!

V
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Went with our 6 yr old. While we liked the food, the African pork poring chicken and the Macanese lobster were fantastic, as was the eggplant, pie 6yr oof had the fried chicken & port dumplings and got very sick a couple of hours later from it. Not sure if it was a bad batch, as the adults did not try the dumplings. Maybe not for kids?

DH
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebration of friendship

DV
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We went for dinner on a Friday and were quite impressed by the decor style and the dark lighting however when we sit at the table noticed it was quite dark even to read the menu, which btw was quite short in term of options. The food was good but yet not super impressive and the worse was the noise level which make difficult to keep a normal conversation. Overall a good place to be with friends or so but not for special occasions.

D
Amsterdam
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

it is to commercial, they try to get as many rounds possible on a hugh amount of tablels fro the room. Oysters were realy bad; all in all by far not worth it.

DA
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was great. The atmosphere was good. The service was poor.

m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Great service, vibrant atmosphere, clean, and professional. My only qualm is that the prices are a bit high, especially for their mixed drinks...$17 for a watered down mixed drink :-(

k
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The lobster noodles and cocktails are to die for ! The rest is ok

JF
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Fun and tasty. We went in not knowing what we were going to experience and we were certainly pleasantly surprised

JS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our neighborhood favorites! Unique and delicious food with cool ambience and great service.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience4

The restaurant was nice and good service, however the food was lacking any sort of taste. It looked good in presentation but fell extremely short when you ate it.

L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Went here for dinner with a friend. It has a fun vibe and the food was delicious. I read other reviews saying it was overpriced but we ordered 2 appetizers, fried rice, a salad and 2 drinks and it was filling and came out to about $100 pre-tip. The food was good and to me, the prices are standard for a trendy NYC restaurant. I would go back!

I
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

It took 20 minutes to get chicken and it was covered in sause that I don’t like same as the ribs. The waiter asked everyone for the drink except for me this was very pricy and the food was bad this turned out to not be a special occasion as it was supposed to be and it was very noisy . This is I don’t recommend this place

P
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live around the corner and apparently this place is a hidden gem I had never heard of before - now that I know I will DEFINITELY be back. The food was unique and delicious, as were the drinks. The place has a great ambience too and even a bar downstairs to transition from dinner to your Saturday night out.

BL
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The appetizers were the star of the show. The entrées were pricey and smallish. Great place for cocktails and nibbles. Too loud for serious conversation in the dining room.

CK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem. Terrific service and food, awesome interior space

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience5

service was friendly and professional but painfully slow. took over 45 minutes to get our cocktails and one of the cocktails came in broken martini glass. decor is exceptional but the noise level is uncomfortable.

SB
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance here and our drinks were unique and delicious. We had the truffle croquettes. I recommend getting them.

CE
New England
26 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Food was ok but way too expensive for what it is. I would go back if the entrees were priced around $25.

LM
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, amazing food and very cool atmosphere. We are at Macao once before and was even more impressed this time. We will definitely be going again soon!

RT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience4

Service with attitude. Food just fine. Bar seems nice and popular.

B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Service was horrible. Their bathroom is very disgusting. Waited over 25 minutes to get the waiter attention and a drink. Not to mention the restaurant was completely empty. Service was terrible. Definitely not worth the $500 meal we had.

JM
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally unexpected based on the look of the outside door.
Great food and different menu.
Cool interior design.

d
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience5

great setting but very pricey for good but no great food

OT
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Simply the best sticky ribs I’ve had. Funky but not pretentious. They were very thoughtful to us as it was our 20th anniversary. A class act. Will be back.

GA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks!

DG
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Unbelievable experience. One of the finest meals that I have ever had. The Lobster Noodles are incredible.

SA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Strange but I had been to this place twice before and I don't remember it being so expensive. The food is ok and the atmosphere is great -- but the prices are completely outrageous for what it is.

AW
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I was visiting New York with friends and was asked to recommend a good restaurant. MTC was the first that came to mind. I had several great meals there when I lived in the city and it was an even better experience with a group of out-of-towners. I'm hard to please and I highly recommend this restaurant. The food is good, the drinks are great and the servers are phenomenal. My party was so impressed that we agreed to plan a group trip to Macau.

SC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Father's day

CM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing service!! Food was delicious and very cool. I’ve. Definitely coming back!!!

CL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were sat in the basement where there’s no ambiance

EM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Chinese food
Awesome atmosphere

K
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally one of the best restaurants in NYC! Everything from the ambiance to cocktails to food to service was top notch! I can’t wait to come back and have more amazing meals and fun nights here! Our waiter Dan was also incredible!!!

DM
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exactly what I hoped for and more. Excellent food, service, ambiance for a night out on my birthday. Place is fun, the staff is lovely and beautiful and there's dancing downstairs! So happy I chose Macao.

L
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken and pork dumplings where amazing and the lobster noodles even more.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dumplings and lobster noodles were amazing!

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