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.View Private Dining Details
Awesome food. Superb cocktails. Come before 8 if you want to talk. Or after if you want "energetic".
Always a great meal and great drinks. Hopping bar scene full of beautiful people.
The lobster noodles are ultra delicious.
Excellent food, cool atmosphere
Great people, food, drinks and overall comfort level.
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.
Great food and drink! Rib appetizer was amazing
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.
Best restaurant in the city right now.
great food. Great cocktails. The decor was so fun. Highly recommend it.
The host that was sitting us a snob. He looked dirty and unappealing.
Amazing food. Great setup. Can't go wrong.
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.
One of my favorites in NYC...food, service, ambiance. The best!
I LOVE THIS PLACE!! The muscles, Lobster Noodles, Steamed Shrimp Dumplins, Whole Fish, African Chicken are to DIE FOR!! The entire menu is awesome!!
Awesome, live music and great vibe
Great food and drinks! Will def be back!
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,
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.
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 !
Perfect for a Friday night! Happy vibes and the Excellent music setlist makes difficult to go away... The food is wonderful
Our waitress stopped by about every 90 seconds and was clearly very eager to turn over the table which kind of ruined the experience.
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.
Had a great time, the food was really good, the server was nice and attentive. I loved the ambiance and music.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Food was delicious!
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.
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.
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!!
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?
Food was excellent. Drinks well balanced. Hostess was kind and accommodating. We had a great time. Would def return
Joe and Huros were our bartenders. Service, food and cocktails were beyond wonderful. Can’t wait to come back! AMAZING PLACE!
My family really loved the food and ambience was good too
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.
Lobster Noodles was delicious and portion was large.
This place is always great
Excellent food and service! The place is enchanting!