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TAO Asian Bistro - Chicago

4.6
4.6
1782 Reviews
$31 to $50
Asian
TAO Chicago offers its guests a sensual trip through the cuisines of Asia. The design-driven restaurant and adjoining nightclub is inspired by the original TAO locations in New York City, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. TAO Chicago features multiple levels, creating dynamic spaces within the historic building’s shell, while adding TAO’s Asian-influenced DNA to the restaurant, lounge and nightclub including murals by artist Hush and TAO’s signature 16-foot-tall Quan Yin statue anchoring one end of the dining room. TAO Chicago’s restaurant menu, created by TAO Group Partner and Chef Ralph Scamardella and Executive Chef Michael Armstrong, is complete with great Pan-Asian offerings from the sea, sky and land including signature dishes like Satay of Chilean Sea Bass, Crispy Rice Tuna and a Wagyu Rib-Eye.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 103 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Japanese, Chinese

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (224) 888-0388

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ralph Scamardella / Michael Armstrong

  • Catering

    Bring TAO Asian Bistro to you! Our catering services range from a small drop-off and setup to full service events. Let us worry about your next office luncheon, birthday celebration or family gathering! Please contact us via taochicagoevents@taogroup.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    Please note there are additional restrictions in place due to Covid 19 for group sizes, please contact our events department for more information. TAO Chicago has a number of options available for private parties for groups of 10 to 1,000 +. Please reach out to our sales team for more information or submit an inquiry by contacting taochicagoevents@taogroup.com

  • Private party contact

    Banquet Sales Team: (224) 888-0389

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Cross street

    Ontario

  • Parking details

    We offer valet parking for $17

  • Public transit

    The Red line is the closest L line to TAO. Exit at Grand Avenue and N. State Street.

  • Entertainment

    Live DJ Nightly

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Dinner Reservation

    $35.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    All reservations require a deposit of $35 per person, regardless of the party size. This deposit will be taken off the bill at the end of your visit. If you need to cancel your reservation for any reason, we ask that you do so by 10:00pm the day prior in order to receive a refund. Any cancellations made after 10:00pm will not be eligible for a refund. Please note that during these unprecedented times, all reservations have a two hour dining limit. Additionally, all guests must be fully vaccinated to dine indoors per Chicago mandate. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

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What 1,782 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Chicago / Illinois

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So fun! The food and atmosphere was amazing!!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and even better service!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food5service3ambience1
    I love this place but have always come in large groups. I brought my best friend there to celebrate a birthday and they tried to first seat us upstairs in the bar area on lounge furniture- not ideal when trying to impress an out of town guest. Then they thought sitting us at the sushi bar was a good idea where our view was blocked by a large post. It’s a shame they treat smaller tables like this and don’t provide the over the top experience like they do for large groups. Our apps went to a different table then it took so much longer for our apps and meal to come. Our serve did nothing to make this better. Very disappointed in the overall experience
  4. M

    Maritza70

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance and delicious food.
  5. D

    David

    Denver

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food, drink, atmosphere, vibe and waitstaff were wonderful! The issue we had was we waited 45 minutes for a reservation made weeks in advance for which we also had made a deposit! The hostess was rude and not helpful. When we were finally seated, we were very "hangry," and the free glass of champagne didn't really help. Overall, great food, but they clearly overbook.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Made a reservation but still had to wait 40 minutes for our table which sucked because then we ate super late. Otherwise the food was fantastic and the ambiance was great. Can't wait to go back to try other dishes.
  7. AO

    AlexisO

    Mexico City

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    El lugar es muy agradable la comida es espectacular el servicio bueno a secas.
  8. JA

    JadaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect atmosphere and food was really good. Will definitely be back!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    The food was great! However our waiter could’ve came back to check in more she only came to the table 1x after the food arrived. My sister ordered potatoes with her food that she had to wait an extra 15min for after our food arrived, even though we put in the order for everything together (they were pretty good tho). I don’t like that the bathrooms only have 1 stall. Minor things that could be fixed but overall a nice time with good food I’ll be returning!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This place is trash. Save your money. I told the waitress my wagu steak was awful and didn’t even care. Barley came to check on us, food was so low quality. Such a waste of money!
  11. P

    Padel

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Muy mal servicio. Demasiado lento, tardaron mucho en servir la comida, se equivocaron en los platillos.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was super SEXY!!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you TAO for making my bday an amazing experience!!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Acapulco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Un gran lugar !! Lo disfrutamos mucho
  15. S

    Sunshine

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Nice ambiance, intimate and a little on the dark lighting side. However, great vibes and delicious food.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a wonderful birthday celebration here!

    TAO Asian Bistro - ChicagoResponded 6 days agoThank you and happy birthday!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience5
    We waited 40 minutes for our bottle of wine which was incorrect, constantly asked to order entrees without our wine and feeling we needed to be rushed through dinner and was double charged for our bottle of wine that we needed to inform server to correct. Overall poor experience and will not be returning.
  18. TO

    TOBY8252

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    The place looked great. Our server was good to start with but got lost as he got busy. Seen the helper more then him. The helper had to get items we needed to eat with since our server was not available.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Came for a friends birthday and overall a good experience! The service dragged a bit and we waited about 25 minutes for our entree but everything else was great. Ambience was amazing and they gave us a bday dessert
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Special Birthday dinner
  21. SC

    SergioC

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Since you open the door and enter the restaurant, you’ll feel amaze by the decoration and architecture inside. The place is beautiful, the service is great and the food is very well prepared and presented. Amazing dishes with special combinations that enhance any flavor.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience5
    I was extremely excited to eat here however we were the first people in the entire place at ordered our meal at 5:30pm. The drinks and appetizer came out and an hour later the place was filling up and we started to notice those that arrived after us had received their food. I flagged down our waiter and asked him to please check on our food as it had been over an hour at this point since we ordered. He came out the first time and said it will be right up with no explanation. He then brought us over a on the house terrible tasting drink. If he was assertive and saw we liked our first two drinks, why not stick to what we had been happy with. He then felt terrible at this point that it had been over 1 hour and now about 15-20 mins since I asked about our food that we still didn’t have our food. He followed that terrible drink up with a complimentary tequila shot because he knew this was unacceptable to not have food and we were the first people there. Not only did he never question why we didn’t have our food but he rarely checked on us until it was too far past the point of recovery. He apologized after the fact and admired there was a mix up with the ticket. Honesty and transparency go a long way, it would have made a difference if he acknowledged it the first time. After dinner he wanted to comp us a dessert which was very nice but chose for us. If you are going to admit fault at least let us pick what we’d like. I let him know my friend at the table had a dairy allergy and he brought out vanilla ice cream and fried dough dish. Apologizing there was nothing else that would fit her allergy. It felt forced and he could have easily kept the gross drink, tequila shot and the dessert and credited our meal and we would have been much happier and appreciate in the long run. I had to hunt for someone to refill my water and to provide a small plate for the shared appetizer. Our waiter was not good and made the entire dining experience not something we want to return to.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    The server was very extremely slow. But I loved the place
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    Disappointing how slow the service was. The waiter was very short and only showed up to our table three times the whole night. Also we put on the reservation this was for a birthday and they never did anything.
  25. s

    sonomastan

    San Francisco

    150 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    150 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stunning space that delivers very good food. A place to impress others.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    It was fine, but not amazing. Service was slow, most of the food was good, some fair, none exceptional.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Música fuerte Ambiente grandioso Comida buena
  28. AS

    AdrianneS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed everything about TAO. The hostess at check-in was pleasant and the hostess that sat us was very accommodating to let us sit where we requested. Our waitress was professional, knowledgeable about the menu, and pleasant personality. I wish they served thai iced tea, but it was ok. They made up for it with their TAO Martini. Very smooth. And that fortune coffee...WOW! The ambiance was soothing. I would certainly recommend it for a date nite spot. Looking forward to going back.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our party had great food and service!! Cool place to dine
  30. RA

    RicardoA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My experience at Tao Chicago was amazing! The food was delicious, the team was friendly and welcoming, and the atmosphere was immersive. I would definitely recommend Tao Chicago to anyone visiting or living in Chicago. Our server Gene and the manager Kevin were key components in making my dining experience memorable.
  31. VM

    VidalM

    Puerto Vallarta

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Antonio our server made a real experience with, personal touch, fun and very efficient...
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The service was fast and it was pretty busy in there. Loved the environment.
  33. j

    jessican

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    They definitely tried to rush us off our table. The bus boy would take our plates even when we weren’t done eating. Like food on our plate. We should have went somewhere else. Food was just decent.
  34. LP

    LauraP

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brought out of town guests there. They loved it! Never been to a restaurant like that
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and staff were Amazing!!!!!
  36. C

    Carlie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible ambience and overall experience with lovely staff. The food was excellent. Highly recommend.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Had a nice dinner out at Tao for my anniversary and, as always, the food is delicious! Great atmosphere as well in the restaurant.
  38. CA

    CAPTAHA

    Boise

    42 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I booked an early reservation at 1800 and received email confirming 1000 points but received only 100.
  39. JD

    JanetteD

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    50th birthday.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family loved the place for the 10th time

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • 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

FAQs

TAO Asian Bistro - Chicago does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. TAO Asian Bistro - Chicago also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (224) 888-0388.

TAO Asian Bistro - Chicago is rated 4.6 stars by 1782 OpenTable diners.

TAO Asian Bistro - Chicago does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 103 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for TAO Asian Bistro - Chicago

632 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60601

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Ontario

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Japanese, Chinese

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    We offer valet parking for $17

  • Public transit

    The Red line is the closest L line to TAO. Exit at Grand Avenue and N. State Street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ralph Scamardella / Michael Armstrong

  • Entertainment

    Live DJ Nightly

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (224) 888-0388

  • Catering

    Bring TAO Asian Bistro to you! Our catering services range from a small drop-off and setup to full service events. Let us worry about your next office luncheon, birthday celebration or family gathering! Please contact us via taochicagoevents@taogroup.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    Please note there are additional restrictions in place due to Covid 19 for group sizes, please contact our events department for more information. TAO Chicago has a number of options available for private parties for groups of 10 to 1,000 +. Please reach out to our sales team for more information or submit an inquiry by contacting taochicagoevents@taogroup.com

  • Private party contact

    Banquet Sales Team: (224) 888-0389

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