Macao Trading Company

4.6
933 Reviews
$31 to $50
Chinese
Macao Trading Co. covers two floors offering both a spacious dining room upstairs and an intimate lounge downstairs. During the current climate, an outdoor space has been added to accommodate guests. 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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Experiences

  • Opium Den Lounge

    Multiple dates available

    Lounge Dining 9PM-11PM Late Night 11PM-CLOSE *Table service only*

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 933 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. Food was sensational. Great cocktails too!

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vipSeph
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very fun. Cocktails a little sweet

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vipCillyenoughtoeat
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food every single meal. This is my favorite restaurant in the neighborhood.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I was racially profiled at this restaurant and followed to the atm after the manager told me their credit card machine was done. No one else was followed. The manager then stood at the atm to watch me take out money. I was then told to give the manager money inside of a random corner store. This was incredibly hurtful and disgusting behavior.

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vipElizabethK
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting outdoors and in -- one of the best and most unique interiors -- plus thoughtful, attentive service and delicious food. We come back every year on the anniversary of us meeting for the first time at Macao Trading Co., and it's fabulous every time.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my daughter’s 15th birthday and we have a tradition of lobster on her birthday. She loved the lobster noodles! Happy Dad!

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vipBenji
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional and the ambiance was so cool

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vipFoodnutsy
Los Angeles
71 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A bit pricey, but everything was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always great food and good service

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vipBlakelyS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been a favorite of ours for many years and it never disappoints! From the cool build out (which looks like a trading company) to the always consistent and fabulous food to the impeccable service. Try it!

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NicG
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Tried contacting your restaurant via instagram to explain an incident that occurred and I have yet to even get a courteous “thank you for reaching out” response.

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Coach
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Exceptionally poor.

Everything was cold, the coconut rice was not cooked properly and the African chicken was tasteless. There’s very little attention paid to the food.

Adding insult to injury, our receipt included 7 beers, a fried rice and two other entrees we did not order. They fixed it and were apologetic about the $150 error.

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Mayo
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was just as I remembered since I was last there before Pandemics. Food was excellent and good atmosphere for friends to gather. (^_^)

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MatthewL
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and drinks. Pricey as per usual in NYC.

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vipFrank
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambience, great service. A little pricey.

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JohnD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance, food and service were outstanding!!! A must!!!

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vipshef2b
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

In all the items that stole the show were the drinks. They are inventive, lots of flavor and are a nice spin on the traditional tiki drinks.

After that both of us can’t say much more then that. The food is lack luster with very little flavor. The one highlight of all the food for me was the sauce used for the whole fried fish. It had a good spice and vinegar flavor to it which was great for the fish. Otherwise the African chicken was luke warm, no Piri Piri flavor with a really bad cold slaw. And what tasted like a peanut sauce someone poured out of the jar and dumped on it. The Octopus didn’t have much flavor as I was hoping from the black vinegar. And the dumplings lacked the flavor as well. We opted out of dessert simply based on the courses we had already.

The server was extremely friendly and upbeat and always had a smile on her face. The entire place just comes across as a really bad themed restaurant you would find in Walt Disney World. It seems to be they wanted to avoid saying they were another Chinese restaurant by saying it was a fusion with Portuguese cuisine. But if you look at the menu the amount of Portuguese based/inspired items are lacking.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been here on dates and for drinks with friends. Everything I’ve tasted has been really good!! The African chicken is one of my favorites… the mushroom truffle croquettes are wonderful and the dumplings are delicious… definitely one of my favorite spots

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vipKatieD
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very good food and dinner experience.

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Cassandra
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in NYC. Always have the best time here 💕

AM
vipAndrewM
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Super cool place, food was good but a bit pricey for what it is. Overall I would come back

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!!! Never disappoints!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The hostess in front was rude and un accommodating, tried to sit us near the bathroom entrance, when there was 5 booths available, tried to tell us it was for parties of 4 , and told us to wait and never returned.,when we clearly saw couples sitting in them, thank you to our waiter, a young African American young man,Who sat us in a booth , and took care of us for the rest of the night, food was delicious, and his drink and food recommendations was on point, the African chicken and Basa whole fish. Absolutely Delicious with vegetables fried rice.

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Chris
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The drinks were out of the world amazing. As were the croquettes and dumplings. However, the really opinionated and bossy waitress basically refused our order and made us order the lobster noodles. They weren’t good. The lobster tail was mealy and the noodles were mediocre at best. Don’t let them bully you into expensive bad food. The less expensive things we ordered were really good.

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vipJJ10003
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

maitre d kept us waiting even though the tables were open. service and food were good otherwise

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vipAdrienne
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The waitress said she needed to take our appetizer plates away because the main course was coming but it didn’t come for another 30 minutes so we basically ate without plates. The food was excellent but it was a friend’s birthday which I noted prior to arrival and the waitress said I don’t know if we can give you a candle. We also had to track down a different waiter to order a second glass of wine. That being said the bartender was very friendly and made great drinks!

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OG91
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A NYC Gem, with some of the best cocktails in this side of town

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vipJanilizV
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing especially the octopus. Our host was so kind and and attentive. The waitress Chelsea was so sweet and on point. This is definitely a place I would return to especially when the drinks are amazing !!

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vipNG1234
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service always!!! Highly recommended!

NI
vipNICE1DAVE
Los Angeles
103 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get together with friends. Eating outdoors.
Food was bomb. Service was great. Dining outside yay

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Kunti
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I didn’t enjoy my vegetable fried rice and fried shrimp and scallion dumplings, very mediocre.

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MeganS
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The decor of this restaurant is beautiful. The service was great, the food absolutely fabulous. The dumplings are to die for. The croquettes, melt in your mouth and bacon/shrimp and vegetable fried rice was heaven.

A beautiful night out.

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Aims
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend the ribs and lobster noodles- amazing and cannot wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was incredible and so are the cocktails.

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vipKingman
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I used to drink and dine at the bar quite a bit years ago, and had my wife’s birthday celebration in the basement area over 10 years ago. So lots of great memories. It had been at least 5 years since I had been to Macao and was great to go back - such a great restaurant and bar - will be back again soon as the city opens up !
Bob Kingsley

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vipTiffanyL
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Really loved the dishes I ordered here—the crispy fish, brussel sprouts (a special), ants climbing the tree, and malasadas. Also appreciated that our server took out the spine of the fish for us! Next time I’d love to try indoor dining.

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MikeB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot. High quality and interesting drinks. Creative menu, relatively small, but everything is top notch

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience5

I was expecting better quality food for the price, very commercial vibes

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vipChrisT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reservations are a must for weekend dining. We were seated immediately upon arrival and service was excellent. Our waiter was attentive and very familiar with the menu and the dishes being offered. The ambiance was upbeat /friendly and the background music was perfect.
We had kale salad, dumplings, steak, black rice, several types of noodles as well as fried rice. Lobster with noodles was particularly good.
Would definitely return next time in Tribeca.

JM
vipJMoon
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for Friday night gathering!

FAQs

Macao Trading Company offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 431-8750.

Macao Trading Company is rated 4.6 stars by 933 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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