Macao Trading Company

4.6
721 reviews
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$30 and under
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Chinese
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Home Style
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Cuisines
Chinese, Portuguese
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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
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Phone number
(212) 431-8642
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Julia Jaksic
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Walker and Lispenard Streets
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Public transit
J, M, N, R, Z & 6 trains to Canal Street and 1 train to Franklin Street.
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Special events & promotions
info@macaonyc.com
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Wine

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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.

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4.4
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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Wonderful spot in Soho!

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Very noisy!!!

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The food was inconsistent. The crispy fish was great, the lobster noodles were way too spicy, hard to eat them. The appetizers were very small portions, $15 for dumplings, only 5 small ones on a plate. It was fun to try once, wouldn’t return.

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3.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Food is outstanding. Staff and service are mediocre at best. Host and waitress were not terribly interested in doing more than the bare minimum. Too bad, because the place has everything going for it otherwise.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Awesome food. Superb cocktails. Come before 8 if you want to talk. Or after if you want "energetic".

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Always a great meal and great drinks. Hopping bar scene full of beautiful people.

The lobster noodles are ultra delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Excellent food, cool atmosphere

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great people, food, drinks and overall comfort level.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Good place. Good service. But way way too loud. I was expecting a more upscale place. The bar is full of early 20s kids who were way wasted at 11PM. Food is just okay. The kale salad was great.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Great food and drink! Rib appetizer was amazing

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3.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Fun "theme" restaurant with a noisy bar scene. I ordered the whole fried fish. The dish was tasty, and at $38, quite pricey. The one thing we were left wanting from the restaurant — more small plates to enjoy with drinks. There are just few appetizers, and these are small and expensive.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Best restaurant in the city right now.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

great food. Great cocktails. The decor was so fun. Highly recommend it.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

GM (who greeted us) was annoyed and rude. Staff also seemed agitated. Other than that - good spot for a later grab and cocktails.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The host that was sitting us a snob. He looked dirty and unappealing.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Amazing food. Great setup. Can't go wrong.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Will return, but with a larger party to get a larger table. We ordered a lot of food this time around and bistro table for two made it really cumbersome. The service was excellent and staff incredible; would give the Ritz Carlton a run for its money in terms of customer service. Contributed to a great date.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

One of my favorites in NYC...food, service, ambiance. The best!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

I LOVE THIS PLACE!! The muscles, Lobster Noodles, Steamed Shrimp Dumplins, Whole Fish, African Chicken are to DIE FOR!! The entire menu is awesome!!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Awesome, live music and great vibe

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Great food and drinks! Will def be back!

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Beautiful cocktails to start
A perfect setting for our first formal meal as man and wife.
Food was outstanding, and surprisingly quick.
The Wagyu beef was extraordinary, service was meticulous from start to finish without being overbearing.

Hopefully we will be able to dine here again before we head back to the UK,

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

🙌🙌🙌 wonderful

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

It was really great, the restaurant and bar are both set up nice and the staff is friendly. Food was good and didn't break the bank.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

First impression was excellent. I was running late for my reservation and they were very accommodating, which was a major plus for me. Upon walking in, I was impressed with the feel and look of the place. I loved the bartender attire and the layout was functional and open, yet very cozy and romantic. Unfortunately, our waitress was not pleasant and showed little interest in us from the first hello, which proved to be quite frustrating throughout the course of our meal. We started off with the oysters which were fresh and delicious. We also had the pork belly and chicken dumplings that were just mediocre. Nothing exceptionally different or delicious ..especially not $15 for 4 ok tasting dumplings. I chose the Wonton Noodles and was very disappointed; there was no flavor ! I was hoping to experience that fusion of Chinese and Portuguese cuisine, but instead, just left completely confused by the menu and the lack of flavor. Thankfully, despite our disappointment with the meal, we did enjoy our cocktails !

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Perfect for a Friday night! Happy vibes and the Excellent music setlist makes difficult to go away... The food is wonderful

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Our waitress stopped by about every 90 seconds and was clearly very eager to turn over the table which kind of ruined the experience.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

The staff (Daniel in particular) were wonderful. An unruly table of 6 men were seated next to us and he handled them well and made us feel at home.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Had a great time, the food was really good, the server was nice and attentive. I loved the ambiance and music.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Macao is fantastic, I adore the ambience and decor. The food was incredible, we had fried chicken dumplings, bacon and shrimp fried rice and lobster noodles. All of it was on point, the dumplings may have been the best part of dinner. Cocktails are tremendously good and unique, my favorites were the Odd Job and Yellow Fever #2.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We tried this gem based on an associate recommended Macao and we loved the concept. Food was fantastic. Space was cozy yet loud-vibrant. Service was on top of it, although she seemed distracted every time we asked a question, maybe overwhelmed by the crowd. The Porterhouse Steak was phenomenal and the accompaniment paired with it perfectly.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We enjoyed our experience but we were sitting downstairs and the service wasn't as strong. Took forever to get our drinks and clear away empty plates. I looked over a few times and our waitress was flirting and laughing with the bartenders while our drinks and water were empty. Wasn't impressed with her.

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3.0Dined on January 30, 2018

The Brussels sprouts were killer, as were the drinks. But everything else (ribs, fried rice, daily special) was crazy salty. It was a bit disappointing.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was delicious!

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5.0Dined on January 22, 2018

This is my favorite spot for Monday night in NYC. The live music is perfect for many occasions. Musicians are awesome. It has good cocktails, appetizers and entrees. Also, the ambiance is pretty cool and cozy. I strongly suggest this place.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

we went here for my birthday, it was a perfect night! the food, drinks, and ambiance are incredible. really fun spot with some of the best food in nyc. it's open late night too. pretty sure this place gets busy, but we had the spot pretty much to ourselves on a sunday night. super romantic. the music is on point and that staff is clearly passionate about the restaurant. oh and delicious vegetarian options. can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

We had the best time on Friday night dinner. Dan was the best at guiding us through the food and drink menu!! Atmosphere was amazing, and I only wish we could have stayed to hangout downstairs for the rest of the night. Will be back!!

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4.0Dined on January 14, 2018

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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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

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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