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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."
New York, NY 10013
Hours of Operation:
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
Walker and Lispenard Streets
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
J, M, N, R, Z & 6 trains to Canal Street and 1 train to Franklin Street.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Wine
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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
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.
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.
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.
I know Macao well but haven’t been in for a while. The food and service were really great. It was a reminder of how good things can be. I’ve stayed away from restaurants cause they are so often too crowded and too noisy which can be exhausting and unpleasant. Somehow despite sitting at a table which was too close to other people and too small for our plates the food and the efforts of the staff made it much better.
I always go to Macao when I travel to NYC.
Ordered several things, stand-outs were:
-apps: brussel sprouts and apples.
-entrees: lobster noodles and the steak
Staff is awesome, very attentive and on their game.
From the hostess to the servers, even when it is busy.
Not suitable for kids really. Is loud, dark and menu is more for adult palate.
Good for date, you will be seated close to other diners.
I like this place a lot.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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