Macao Trading Company

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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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JS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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
15 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A gem. Terrific service and food, awesome interior space

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

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

B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 5

great setting but very pricey for good but no great food

OT
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and drinks!

DG
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Father's day

CM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

CL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

EM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Chinese food
Awesome atmosphere

K
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dumplings and lobster noodles were amazing!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was FANTASTIC! Drinks are the best and the ambience is fabulous!

m
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best time. Fish was AMAZING Service was perfect

E
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good great flavors especially the octopus , the pork chop and the fried fish all fantastic, and our waiter was exceptional.

OT
Zurich
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Don’t go for a quiet dinner - noise levels are high on a Friday night - but the food and service were good. Better for a rowdy night out with friends. Was very popular on a Friday night.

SI
London
17 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dining experience was amazing..easily the best food ,service and ambience during our trip to new york

DM
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Meals were great, as were the drinks. Professional & courteous service, and food was delivered in a timely manner. Would definitely recommend to others.

n
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere lighting & great interior design and layers upon layers of texture and artifacts transports you to a trading post in Macao 1/2 way around the world. Cocktails are creative at the bar, but the food ...oh the food. Portuguese fusion with Chinese and a hint of French as well. Friendly & unpretentious, but professional service. Great for a date. There’s a club/bar downstairs, but I went on a Wednesday night so the noise was not an issue, it was a chill local scene. If you want a downtown restaurant with character, great vibe and great food, this is it.

KR
London
10 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience, really excellent food. First rate service. Cool space. Really fun.

RG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Really good place! A bit noisy if you want just to have dinner and talk, but I really recommend it for its food and drinks. Have some awesome cocktails and the price isn't bad at all.

B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had the steamboat - similar to paella, but with pickle and curry elements. It was very good, and we enjoyed the cocktails as well.

VL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I loved the Malasadas, they were amazing!!! The ambience is great!

TC
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and vibe. One of our favorite places in the city!

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