Macao Trading Company

4.7
920 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 920 people are saying
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipNG1234
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service always!!! Highly recommended!

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Kunti
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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
13 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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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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Service was poor, they forgot our dinner order and it took 1.5hr to get it. Then it took them 30 min just to get our check

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Macao has the most wonderful staff in the city. The food is fantastic, the drinks are beyond- something you should experience for yourself. Having just re-opened after a brief hiatus it was truly a pleasure to see their lovey familiar faces. Amy, Damiano, Dinel and the rest of the staff deserve all the accolades for working their behinds off to make sure everything’s running smoothly and that you can have the closest thing to a normal dining experience (while still maintaining all safety precautions). Macao is a gem but what truly makes it so is the stellar staff.

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vipRuew
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Macao is my old stomping ground. This restaurant has got so much character and charm. I love this place. I can't wait till it fully reopens. And our server Donnie was fantastic!

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HarrisonG
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tried virtually every cocktail on their "Fancy Cocktails" section and loved each one. Food was incredible and they were very accommodating of dietary restrictions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Macao is able to maintain its good vibes, relaxed service and good food from a limited menu in those difficult times, while having built a beautiful covered terrace outside and a spacious dining experience inside. Great cocktails! The crispy fish delizzz. Can’t wait for the bar/speakeasy to open again! We had a great evening.

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vipSteverob
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Nice spot. Delicious cocktails, awesome menu, great vibe!

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vipLightnLove
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant ! The service is great, all of the food is delicious and the cocktails are so amazing and creative! Damiano and his Bar team have such amazing talent!!! This is a go-to restaurant that never disappoints:)

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David
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

This was an average place for over expensive food.

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KyionaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

The overall experience was terrible the service was bad they put our food on someone else’s table and tried to serve it to us, everything took a long time I had to go get the manager and sever several times to get service, wouldn’t go back, the fish was really good aside from everything else.

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Aims
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were amazing. We will be back for more great dining experiences in the future. Highly recommend: Macanese Lobster Noodles.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Place has decent food but over priced. Waitstaff were friendly and did a great job.

Italian bartender is bizarrely aggressive and rude.

No patio heaters so expect to be pretty cold.

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vipSara
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to enjoy dinner with friends. Must order the dumplings!

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vipDorita
New Mexico
10 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints. The food , the drinks, the service, the ambiance are excellent. We had a problem with one of our appetizers and it get fixed right away and on top of that we did not get charged for that item. I think they were very kind for doing that, you don't have too many places which do that in NYC. I highly recommend Macao. I hope it survives the pandemic, I am sad of losing so many good places in NYC.

JD
JoannD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and staff - highly recommended going

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 920 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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