Macao Trading Company
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Macanese Lobster Noodles
shanghai noodles, kale, chili beurre blanc
salsa verde, pine nut, black vinegar
Char Siu BBQ Baby Back Ribs
toasted garlic, scallion
Ambiance, food and service were outstanding!!! A must!!!
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.
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
Very good food and dinner experience.
My favorite restaurant in NYC. Always have the best time here 💕
Super cool place, food was good but a bit pricey for what it is. Overall I would come back
Great food and service!!! Never disappoints!
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.
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.
maitre d kept us waiting even though the tables were open. service and food were good otherwise
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!
A NYC Gem, with some of the best cocktails in this side of town
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 !!
Excellent food and service always!!! Highly recommended!
I didn’t enjoy my vegetable fried rice and fried shrimp and scallion dumplings, very mediocre.
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.
Highly recommend the ribs and lobster noodles- amazing and cannot wait to go back!
The service was incredible and so are the cocktails.
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 !
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.
Great spot. High quality and interesting drinks. Creative menu, relatively small, but everything is top notch
I was expecting better quality food for the price, very commercial vibes
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.
Perfect place for Friday night gathering!
One of my favorite places to grab drinks around Chinatown! Chill vibes, friendly service, great drinks. Wouldn’t recommend the food but otherwise everything was great.
Fabulous place. So happy to be back after a fifteen-month gap.
First time visit Loved the place, service, food and pace of service was excellent. I look forward to going back.
Tasty familiar food !
Macao is the best place in TriBeCa !!! We are regulars and live nearby so we are thrilled you’re still here and we can come back!! Thank you for your consistency, excellent quality of food, and stellar waitstaff - primo dining experience. Our waiter was especially efficient kind and on top of all of our needs... especially my 4yr old.
We came here pre-pandemic for happy hour cocktails, we had a great time at that time and I made a mental note to come back for dinner. So that night was last night.
They only cater for 50% capacity and also offer outdoor dining. They do contact tracing and temperature checks. The waitstaff sat us for the table for 4 even if we are just dining for two (we thought that was a nice touch, we appreciated that).
We started with shrimp and pork steamed dumplings with our favorite alcoholic beverages. Nothing special with the dumplings if ever we probably had a better one elsewhere.
For our main entree, we ordered char siu bbq back ribs (which is listed as an appetizer), bacon and shrimp fried rice and crispy whole fish served with wok-fried coriander long beans.
As soon as the fish was served our waitstaff started removing the middle bones at the table making it easy for us to navigate on the dish (that was another nice touch).
The dishes complemented each other, it was so flavorful and perfect for a couple. This is one of those restaurant dinners that blew us away.
We both had a great time dining, thanks to the wonderful staff with awesome customer service and good food, this place is a must if you happen to be in NYC!
Cool vibe, good food and drinks, friends/date, maybe too loud for parents
Their menu & cocktail drinks are exceptional, top shelf bar is extensive with a plethora of options. Great place for date night or a special occasion. Ambience was wonderful vibe as well. Thank you for an amazing night.
I'll be back! Every single thing on the menu is divine and the cocktails — oh my god, the COCKTAILS — went down a little too easy haha! This is my new go to spot for a date or girls dinner
The kurv was leaving so we had to celebrate! The hostess was nice we made her laugh a lot. Food and the drinks were amazing! To start off we had the shrimp and scallion dumplings. Our entrees included the skirt steak and lobster noodles. We finished it off with the coconut Panna cotta (dairy free which is a plus). The waiter Dan was very attentative and made us feel like we’ve known him forever! He definitely made our first experience at Macao one to remember.
Amazing food and service as always. Great ambience and a really fun experience! Highly recommended!!
Transporting atmosphere, well crafted cocktails and unusually tasty cuisine make for the perfect date night.
Amazing food, great service
We ate outside on a cold rainy evening. It was cozy and warm and nicely decorated. All our entrees and appetizers and drinks were delicious and service was perfect. Not too much bust just at the right times. This was my fourth time there and it’s always been perfect. One of my favorite restaurants And all the people I’ve brought have felt the same.
Stacey was a pleasant and fun waitress. Wine etiquette could be improved, food was amazing, dessert was delicious. Ambiance was fun, very cool, nice vibe for date night, friend get togethers. Support staff was super attentive. Great Covid protocols being enforced, and followed, felt safe and comfortable.
Overall great experience, great staff, positive experience even with covid regulations.
Macao Trading Company offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 431-8642.
Macao Trading Company is rated 4.7 stars by 931 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.