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
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!
The restaurant itself was beautiful and the service was adequate. However it was terribly overpriced given both the quantity and quality of food. Avoid!
Overall, a mediocre experience at best. All of the food we ordered tasted exactly the same, there was no differentiated flavor in all the dishes we ordered.
For example, the fish we ordered was completely bland, and when we complained to the waitress about the taste, her reaction was "that's just the way it is, I never recommended that dish (which she neglected to tell us when we were ordering)". She suggested we use Sriracha. This would be the reaction I would expect from my local Chinese restaurant not one that purports to sell high-end Chinese cuisine.
Good ambience overall, and maybe we got them on an off night, but certainly not worth the trek downtown – next time I'm going to my regular Oriental Garden in Chinatown.
Danny our server was amazing, and the food here is always wonderful!