TAO Asian Bistro - Chicago

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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 Teppanyaki.

Specials

Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

We are donating 10% of sales from our Food and Beverage Specials this month to the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Campaign.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 3, 2019

Ends: November 1, 2019

Availability: Daily 5:00PM-11:00PM

Join us for Happy Hour!

Enjoy drink specials in our Bar and Lounge areas Sunday-Wednesday between 5:00pm and 7:00pm.
$5 select beer
$8 select red & white wine btg
$8 select signature cocktail
(offers do not include tax & gratuity)
*offer does not apply in our dining room
*selections subject to change

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: April 25, 2019

Ends: April 26, 2118

Availability: Sun-Wed 5:00PM-7:00PM

What 856 People Are Saying
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VD
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another meal that was terrific - great food, service and ambiance. Tao has become my go to place.

OT
Ottawa
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time! Will definitely be back :)

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a 40 min wait for table but time went fast as we caught up at the bar. Great food and great ambience

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What made our first time and for sure won’t be our last was the service. Great atmosphere amazing food. Victoria made everything perfect for our birthday party.

JY
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 3

Apparently the chefs are incapable of cooking a medium ribeye. Both steaks came out rare and sent it back and they cooked another one and came out just as rare as the first one.

OT
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I was disappointed my shrimp entree’ was fried. I thought Won tons would be crispy. Need to serve water with ice. Nice setting very relaxing.

FC
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 5

Food we ordered was too too salty and server did not offer an alternative dish nor offer a credit.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

We had a 6:45 reservation to celebrate my husband’s 40th bday. They didn’t seat us until close to 7:20. What’s the point of a reservation if they don’t honor it? No real apology. Our waiter was knowledgeable and had good recommendations, however after we told our order we hardly saw him. We were getting late for our show afterwards and had to rush dessert since it took so long to get a dessert menu. They also didn’t do anything for my husbands bday. Most places comp the dessert, but all they did was put a candle on it and still charged us.
Overall food and ambiance were good, but service was horrible. I wouldn’t return.

M
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

everything was great! except out waitress was not effective in delivering what was expected of such a place. The eggplant was fabulous! Also the scallops were very good. All in all, it was great!

OT
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious as well as the cocktails. Highly recommend

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although I I went to dinner alone I thoroughly enjoyed my experience. I was sat quickly and the atmosphere was beautiful. The service was excellent and the food was even better. Danielle, an event coordinator, was particularly attentive. Highly recommended.

OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was amazing, the ambiance was great, I absolutely loved the decor!!! Our server was just ok... The food prices were good too, I’ll definitely go again!!

p
Chicago
224 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I almost did not complete my reservation because of the required credit card info. This is the first time I have ever experienced this on Open Table. I never use services that require my credit card up front. I am sure that you know from my ten year record that I show up.

AW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent got the Peking Duck. A few sides as well. Service was great, cocktails on point, and the waitress was 10/10!

Will definitely go back.

NO
Hertfordshire
18 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Had a good night at Tao on our first visit. Great food and location however service was a little slow

AL
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was exceptional--courteous with class. The food was great although pricey but it was for my 21st bday so I had to go all out! The Mochi dessert is a must! We went on a Monday so the club was closed so the overall ambience wasn't what I imagined. Its quite dimly lit and the space looks smaller than in the photos. Overall, great experience.

VG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The music, while chic and cool, was the perfect volume to enjoy dinner conversation and still enjoy getting g into the beat.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Appreciate the Industry discount!!!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Marathon celebration!!!

NM
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

Food was very good. Service by waitress and bus boy very poor, not acceptable for such a nice restaurant.

BC
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful experience!

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the ambiance was fantastic. Definitely not a place where you sit and chat constantly as there’s always music bumping.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience, can’t wait to go back.
Been in a lot a restaurant, but this concep is beyond amazing!!!.

BW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

This was my sister’s birthday Saturday
Disappointed with this experience
Waited about 1 hour from my reservation time to be seated. Offered drinks for the wait time were not delivered...
Place we were seated was good though.
Person who brought my sister’s bday cake just dropped it without a smile or happy birthday-that was awkward and cheerless
Food/drink prices are fair and food/drinks were good

Valerie from the nightclub was great. Genuinely sweet and offered great customer service.

We had fun but not sure if we will pick tao for the next important occasion. Rather as a whatever dinner place

DD
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere for a night out. Definitely geared towards adults but we took our two sons (9 &6) out for a family dinner and they were very accommodating and we all had a fabulous time. The food is fresh and delicious and the service was perfect.

A
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Other than the incredible food the atmosphere is my favorite! Could spend hours there!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great, but 45 min to get seated after reservation/arrival time

k
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

But with a big caveat... we had to wait an HOUR before our table was ready. That is really poor. So, cool place but the wait and frankly the waitress was so so, not over the top nice or friendly even after our long wait

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating a birthday

M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious! We will be back on our next t visit!

VD
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love Tao!! Been here a number of times. Beautiful restaurant, great food and an attentive staff.

AM
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

This is the second time I have dined at Tao and the second time we were seated over 30 minutes past the reservation time. The first time was 1.5 hours past our res time and they comped us some appetizers. It's a beautiful space to dine and party, but don't think I will be heading back there anytime soon. Very Vegas-like crowd and music in the Club.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great restaurant, but the wait for our table was insane. Our resos were for 9pm we didn’t get seated until 945pm. Our server was nice but when she gave us her recommendations she choose ALL the most expensive dishes. When we didn’t choose any of her recommendations her tone changed with us. Once we finished our dinner we order a few more drinks and the server basically told us drinks can be ordered at the lounge and the table was only for eating. We called her out on it and she ended up giving us a free dessert.
Overall it was a good experience with a few hiccups. Would recommend the restaurant the food was amazing!

CL
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. We will come back again!

C
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is amazing worth the wait!!!! The place is beautiful inside Enjoyed every dish.

MM
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

great venue, very good food, a bit too loud in dining area

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great customer service! My husband and I enjoyed dinner , great atmosphere.

a
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Todo muy bien pero me hicieron esperar 1 hora adicional a la de mi rsv

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DK
Chicago
78 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food but cocktails are diluted and wines are high priced and some simple entree dishes and appetizers are also priced too high
Seating is cramped and too close to others to have a private conversation

Quality of food and ambiance are the top ranked items here

SK
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Ambiance is unparalleled. Food and drinks were creative and top notch. Our server Myrissia was extremely helpful and attentive without being overbearing. She even offered up vegetarian options. It was a birthday. So we were sent complimentary ice cream. Amazing experience.

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