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About Macao Trading Company

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."

311 Church Street
New York, NY 10013
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Dining Style:
Home Style

Cuisines:
Chinese, Portuguese

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:
Sunday-Wednesday 5:00pm to 11pm
Thursday-Saturday 5:00pm to Midnight

Late Night Dinner:
Sunday 11:00pm to 1:30am
Monday-Wednesday 11:00pm to 1:30am
Thursday-Saturday Midnight-3:30am

Cross Street:
Walker and Lispenard Streets

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 431-8642

Website:
http://www.macaonyc.com/

Public Transit:
J, M, N, R, Z & 6 trains to Canal Street and 1 train to Franklin Street.

Executive Chef:
Julia Jaksic

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
info@macaonyc.com

Private Dining

The provocative descendent of the esteemed Employees Only, Macao transcends the ordinary with its ornate environment, its penchant for the theatrical and its distinctive cuisine and cocktails.

Macao Trading Company Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
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Fun (13)
Cozy (12)
Romantic (11)
Special Occasion (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Authentic (6)
Casual (6)
Good for Groups (6)
People Watching (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Tapas (5)
Business Meals (3)
Live Music (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Spicy (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Organic (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Sports (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

I love Macanese food, so was looking forward to dinner here with my husband. The food was well prepared, but considerably less spicy than I was expecting. Perhaps watered down a bit too much to suit local tastes?

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was excellent. Drinks well balanced. Hostess was kind and accommodating. We had a great time. Would def return

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

Joe and Huros were our bartenders. Service, food and cocktails were beyond wonderful. Can’t wait to come back! AMAZING PLACE!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

My family really loved the food and ambience was good too

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

My favorite new restaurant . 100%. I highly recommend this place. Beautiful atmosphere and lighting. The wait staff was excellent and super attentive. Thank you for such a lovely evening.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Lobster Noodles was delicious and portion was large.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This place is always great

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent food and service! The place is enchanting!

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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The restaurant itself was beautiful and the service was adequate. However it was terribly overpriced given both the quantity and quality of food. Avoid!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Overall, a mediocre experience at best. All of the food we ordered tasted exactly the same, there was no differentiated flavor in all the dishes we ordered.

For example, the fish we ordered was completely bland, and when we complained to the waitress about the taste, her reaction was "that's just the way it is, I never recommended that dish (which she neglected to tell us when we were ordering)". She suggested we use Sriracha. This would be the reaction I would expect from my local Chinese restaurant not one that purports to sell high-end Chinese cuisine.

Good ambience overall, and maybe we got them on an off night, but certainly not worth the trek downtown – next time I'm going to my regular Oriental Garden in Chinatown.

Tags: Late-night Find
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Danny our server was amazing, and the food here is always wonderful!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Everything taste delicious every time I visit. Good to go with a small group and share plates.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Love love love the food! The Lobster Noodles are to die for!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The place was nice, however on the overpriced side, given that the food was just OK, but nit great by any means. On the positive side, the service was quite good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Really bad acoustics. Had to scream across the table.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 14, 2017

The food and cocktails are exceptional! The vibe is swanky and NYC. Love this place!

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

I know Macao well but haven’t been in for a while. The food and service were really great. It was a reminder of how good things can be. I’ve stayed away from restaurants cause they are so often too crowded and too noisy which can be exhausting and unpleasant. Somehow despite sitting at a table which was too close to other people and too small for our plates the food and the efforts of the staff made it much better.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Tapas, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Honestly they wouldn't seat us even though nobody was in restaurant. We had to literally stand outside and make an opentable to go inside and get seated. Absurd.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We had to wait for our table to be ready and service was only fair. The place was loud but with great music. I'd like to try it at a time when it isn't so packed

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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I always go to Macao when I travel to NYC.

Ordered several things, stand-outs were:
-apps: brussel sprouts and apples.
-entrees: lobster noodles and the steak

Staff is awesome, very attentive and on their game.
From the hostess to the servers, even when it is busy.

Not suitable for kids really. Is loud, dark and menu is more for adult palate.
Good for date, you will be seated close to other diners.
Make reservations.

I like this place a lot.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

A well thought out decor and ambiance with great cocktails. We had the pleasure of being entertained throughout our night by a 6 piece band. Great spot for an intimate date, or to catch up with friends.

I would recommend to friends,and I plan to go back in the future.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

This is my wife and I favorite spot! We go there often. It's amazing experience and it has amazing food! We had the crispy fish and the lobster noodles...OMG!!! We also had the favorite fried rice and some veg and enjoyed it.

We have never had a bad experience here.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Everything Chan he’d in macao, not the same food anymore. Last time will be there

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 (London)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great food and ambiance - no denying that. Service was good but i hate waiting 15+ mins for a reserved table. Especially when it was quite clear but all of our party was able to stand comfortably.
We were squeezed onto a table for 2 - not ideal when the food comes out across multiple plates due to the sharing nature of the menu.
Dessert selection was a little boring compared to the rest of the menu.

This was our second trip. The first time was just my husband and I and much better!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Place was awesome ... food was amazing
Make sure when you call though get clarity if you request a specific table or something more private

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We enjoyed this restaurant very much. There were six of us. Everyone ordered small plates and sides and no one was disappointed or left hungry

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We loved the lobster noodles. Massive pieces of lobster parsed throughout with two tails on top! The dumplings were also delicious, and I’m still thinking about the craft cocktails.

Pro tip: make a reservation! You’re going to wait regardless. The venue is small and tables are close together, so best for a small group or date. Definitely a scene!

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Cozy, Tapas
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Fun, hip place; cool decor & ambience. A bit loud later on, but good music. Service a bit slow but pleasant and knowledgeable. Food and drinks delivered.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Lobster noodles!
Fast service
If you want a pick-me up spot with a lively vibe, that's the place to be. Great bar. Did I say lobster noodles....

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Got together after 40 years, could not hear a word that was being said without yelling. Asked to have the music turned down twice with no response. I would NOT recommend this place for dinner unless
you're eating alone.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Live Sports
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Disappointing as the premise (retro Macao) seemed so intriguing. Food was mediocre and overpriced for the quality; wine list uninspired. Noise level was deafening (but perhaps that's what people go there for?). Service indifferent at best. So, tried it once, but given all the amazing culinary options available in Manhattan, will opt for trying elsewhere next time i get the Retro bug.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Friends visit

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I do not recommend this restaurant. If you want to have a drink at the bar before dinner, do not hesitate to sit at the bar and not in front, otherwise you will do your service yourself ... at 9 dollars a beer I would have preferred to be served. Then we went down for dinner in the downstairs room. We were placed on the way, table for two very tiny and uncomfortable chairs. The floor was very sticky... We hesitated to stay but tiredness and hunger we stayed. And I ordered a lobster noodles at 37 dollars and the lobster was ok but noodles too spicy! an horror. My friend's dish was a fried whole fish full of bones! In short I will not come back and I think it's not because it's new york full of tourists, that restaurants should not make any effort.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great atmosphere: low lighting, cool vibe, thematic.

I would recommend it for both drinks (I quite enjoyed my rum cocktail which had "funk" in the name), or a different and well-executed Chinese fusion meal.

Overall a very nice dining experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great restaurant! The food and drinks were both great and our server took really good care of us. He made drink and food suggestions that were spot on!

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Always an amazing meal. Monday nights they have live music so its the perfect dinner theater experience!!

Highly recommend.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Macao is a very special place. I often take out of town visitors here, and it's perfect for date night. I love the food, the ambience, the cocktails, the music, everything! Please don't ever change!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great but too dark for a restaurant

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Amazing, as usual! 👍🏻
Food is great! Service is awesome! Cool place all around! 💯

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Bar Seating, Cozy, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

This is one of the best meals I have had while living in NYC. The octopus has to be my favourite, but we could not fault any of the dishes. The cocktails were sublime! It was definitely the right place to show our guests the best of New York.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene
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