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About Macao Trading Company

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."

311 Church Street
New York, NY 10013
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Dining Style:
Home Style

Cuisines:
Chinese, Portuguese

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:
Sunday-Wednesday 5:00pm to 11pm
Thursday-Saturday 5:00pm to Midnight

Late Night Dinner:
Sunday 11:00pm to 1:30am
Monday-Wednesday 11:00pm to 1:30am
Thursday-Saturday Midnight-3:30am

Cross Street:
Walker and Lispenard Streets

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 431-8642

Website:
http://www.macaonyc.com/

Public Transit:
J, M, N, R, Z & 6 trains to Canal Street and 1 train to Franklin Street.

Executive Chef:
Julia Jaksic

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
info@macaonyc.com

Private Dining

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.

Macao Trading Company Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
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Cozy (7)
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Bar Seating (7)
Romantic (7)
People Watching (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Authentic (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Casual (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Tapas (4)
Happy Hour (3)
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Live Music (3)
Business Meals (2)
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Notable Wine List (2)
Organic (2)
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Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

We had to wait for our table to be ready and service was only fair. The place was loud but with great music. I'd like to try it at a time when it isn't so packed

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

A well thought out decor and ambiance with great cocktails. We had the pleasure of being entertained throughout our night by a 6 piece band. Great spot for an intimate date, or to catch up with friends.

I would recommend to friends,and I plan to go back in the future.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

This is my wife and I favorite spot! We go there often. It's amazing experience and it has amazing food! We had the crispy fish and the lobster noodles...OMG!!! We also had the favorite fried rice and some veg and enjoyed it.

We have never had a bad experience here.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Everything Chan he’d in macao, not the same food anymore. Last time will be there

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 (London)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great food and ambiance - no denying that. Service was good but i hate waiting 15+ mins for a reserved table. Especially when it was quite clear but all of our party was able to stand comfortably.
We were squeezed onto a table for 2 - not ideal when the food comes out across multiple plates due to the sharing nature of the menu.
Dessert selection was a little boring compared to the rest of the menu.

This was our second trip. The first time was just my husband and I and much better!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Place was awesome ... food was amazing
Make sure when you call though get clarity if you request a specific table or something more private

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We enjoyed this restaurant very much. There were six of us. Everyone ordered small plates and sides and no one was disappointed or left hungry

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We loved the lobster noodles. Massive pieces of lobster parsed throughout with two tails on top! The dumplings were also delicious, and I’m still thinking about the craft cocktails.

Pro tip: make a reservation! You’re going to wait regardless. The venue is small and tables are close together, so best for a small group or date. Definitely a scene!

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Cozy, Tapas
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Fun, hip place; cool decor & ambience. A bit loud later on, but good music. Service a bit slow but pleasant and knowledgeable. Food and drinks delivered.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Lobster noodles!
Fast service
If you want a pick-me up spot with a lively vibe, that's the place to be. Great bar. Did I say lobster noodles....

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Got together after 40 years, could not hear a word that was being said without yelling. Asked to have the music turned down twice with no response. I would NOT recommend this place for dinner unless
you're eating alone.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Live Sports
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Disappointing as the premise (retro Macao) seemed so intriguing. Food was mediocre and overpriced for the quality; wine list uninspired. Noise level was deafening (but perhaps that's what people go there for?). Service indifferent at best. So, tried it once, but given all the amazing culinary options available in Manhattan, will opt for trying elsewhere next time i get the Retro bug.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Friends visit

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I do not recommend this restaurant. If you want to have a drink at the bar before dinner, do not hesitate to sit at the bar and not in front, otherwise you will do your service yourself ... at 9 dollars a beer I would have preferred to be served. Then we went down for dinner in the downstairs room. We were placed on the way, table for two very tiny and uncomfortable chairs. The floor was very sticky... We hesitated to stay but tiredness and hunger we stayed. And I ordered a lobster noodles at 37 dollars and the lobster was ok but noodles too spicy! an horror. My friend's dish was a fried whole fish full of bones! In short I will not come back and I think it's not because it's new york full of tourists, that restaurants should not make any effort.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great atmosphere: low lighting, cool vibe, thematic.

I would recommend it for both drinks (I quite enjoyed my rum cocktail which had "funk" in the name), or a different and well-executed Chinese fusion meal.

Overall a very nice dining experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great restaurant! The food and drinks were both great and our server took really good care of us. He made drink and food suggestions that were spot on!

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Always an amazing meal. Monday nights they have live music so its the perfect dinner theater experience!!

Highly recommend.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Macao is a very special place. I often take out of town visitors here, and it's perfect for date night. I love the food, the ambience, the cocktails, the music, everything! Please don't ever change!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great but too dark for a restaurant

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Amazing, as usual! 👍🏻
Food is great! Service is awesome! Cool place all around! 💯

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Bar Seating, Cozy, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

This is one of the best meals I have had while living in NYC. The octopus has to be my favourite, but we could not fault any of the dishes. The cocktails were sublime! It was definitely the right place to show our guests the best of New York.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Awesome restaurant with crazy unique flavors.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Really enjoyed the food, atmosphere and excellent service. Donny was our server, he did an excellent job. Have recommended Macao Trading company to a few of my friends in NYC and told them to ask for Donny.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on September 29, 2017

As always a great experience! Do try the fried fish and the lobster noodles, you will not regret! This lower Manhattan gem should be in everyone’s favorite list.

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·Dined on September 26, 2017

I think the food is over-priced and not super authentic to either Portugal or China (which is understandable for fusion food nowadays). Ambiance is dark but decent. Limited menu options if you are sticking to a budget. The quality of food nor the price made this place shine, I probably won't be back for a while.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

Live music on a Monday was incredible. The food was outstanding. Great feel and give overall

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

They were so lovely and on Monday nights they had live music and gave a shout out to my friend for her birthday.

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Music, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2017

The food was amazing but our table was a party of five. When the dinner was over and I asked for the check, the waiter brought the charge slips only without the itemized copy. When I did the math in my head I realized the waiter added 20% gratuity and didn't want me to realize it when signing the check. I called out the waiter and addressed my concern. Waiter tried to say he thought the table was a party of six. This is a shady technique to be double tipped. I hope management is aware that the waitstaff try this. I have lived in NYC for 20 years so didn't fall victim to suck trickery. A pity the waitstaff would highjack what would have been a beautiful dinner.

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·Dined on August 28, 2017

Great atmosphere, Macao inspired food tastes excellent, but don't expect authentic Macanese food. Cocktails are great. Overall a very nice experience and would come again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

This spot is arguably the best in Tribeca - the cocktails are delicious and the food is even better

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Always a good time at Macao Trading. Food is great and service is always quick, very attentive. A little too loud.

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

superb service!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 7, 2017

We were very excited about our dinner at the Macao Trading Company. The ambience, the decor and the vibe of the place is amazing! The cocktails were pretty awesome too- very well balanced and unique. Love the names and personally recommend getting 'Ginger Lynn'. The menu describes the dishes in great detail and is very tempting, but the dishes fail to deliver on the flavors and tastes. The baby back ribs were nice, but you'd find the same stuff in any fusion asian restaurant! Frankly, I was expecting more from the food. The servers were friendly and eager (too eager at some points!!) to help us have a great experience. It turned out to be a fun night over all. Just wish the food hit the spot!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Really good food and drinks in a cool atmosphere. The kale salad was amaIng

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Amazing as always! Cannot get enough of the lobster noodle dish!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Awesome, i like a lot this place on Mondays. Band is terrific, great musicians.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tapas, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Live Music
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Really great meal at Macao in TriBeCa! Second time I've been there, the African Chicken in incredible, and I very rarely order chicken at a nice restaurant. Great salad and the fish was excellent. Outstanding service, will go again

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Love the hosts, staff and food. The drinks are amazing too. Thanks!

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (London)·Dined on July 3, 2017

From the outside, you wonder if Macao is open! However, it's all part of the drama behind the doors. The food was amazing, the staff very helpful and hospitable. I would definitely reccomend! Great for couples, friends and large groups.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Groups, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

The Kale And Chicory Salad with asian pear, toasted hazelnuts, ricotta salata was memorable. The portion was generous. The frican Chicken piri piri, ginger sesame slaw and peanut curry sauce was also a winner. The octopus was delicious but a small portion. The atmosphere and service were both very good. I recommend this restaurant in Tribeca.

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