Macao Trading Company

4.7
931 Reviews
$31 to $50
Chinese
Macao Trading Co. covers two floors offering both a spacious dining room upstairs and an intimate lounge downstairs. During the current climate, an outdoor space has been added to accommodate guests. 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 931 people are saying
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JohnD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance, food and service were outstanding!!! A must!!!

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vipshef2b
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipKatieD
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very good food and dinner experience.

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Cassandra
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in NYC. Always have the best time here 💕

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vipAndrewM
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Super cool place, food was good but a bit pricey for what it is. Overall I would come back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!!! Never disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

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Chris
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

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.

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vipJJ10003
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

maitre d kept us waiting even though the tables were open. service and food were good otherwise

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vipAdrienne
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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!

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OG91
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A NYC Gem, with some of the best cocktails in this side of town

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vipJanilizV
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 !!

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vipNG1234
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service always!!! Highly recommended!

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Kunti
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I didn’t enjoy my vegetable fried rice and fried shrimp and scallion dumplings, very mediocre.

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MeganS
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Aims
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend the ribs and lobster noodles- amazing and cannot wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was incredible and so are the cocktails.

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vipKingman
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 !
Bob Kingsley

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vipTiffanyL
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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.

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MikeB
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot. High quality and interesting drinks. Creative menu, relatively small, but everything is top notch

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience5

I was expecting better quality food for the price, very commercial vibes

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ChrisT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipJMoon
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for Friday night gathering!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous place. So happy to be back after a fifteen-month gap.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

so amazing!!!

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vipNNJFoodie
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit Loved the place, service, food and pace of service was excellent. I look forward to going back.

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Yeuamthuc
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tasty familiar food !

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Reggienycfoodblog
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Taylor
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Cool vibe, good food and drinks, friends/date, maybe too loud for parents

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GEOVANNI
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipTess
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipBlakelyS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service as always. Great ambience and a really fun experience! Highly recommended!!

JM
vipJonMark
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Transporting atmosphere, well crafted cocktails and unusually tasty cuisine make for the perfect date night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service

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vipMandrake
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

FAQs

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.

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