TAO Asian Bistro - Chicago

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$31 to $50
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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.

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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

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and environment

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Awesome
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting with amazing food for the eyes and stomach. Accompanying cocktails were on point as was dessert!

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vipAlgeanG
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. I cant wait to explore more of the menu.

CB
ConnieB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday. Food is exceptionally good. My favorite place right now

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Ronni
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is excellent. The best shrimp tempura. Great ambiance. Seating is a bit close.

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vipMadelineG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We went to Tao to celebrate a birthday. Upon arrival for our reservation at 8:15pm, we were told to wait in the sitting room or at the bar to be seated. We were not seated until about 8:50pm, which was frustrating considering we had a reservation made. After the initial poor impression on the restaurant, our waiter was very attentive and the food was great! Prices are on the higher end and would not say that they necessarily match to unbelievable food portions. In addition, nothing special was done for our friend celebrating his birthday.
Overall we had a nice time and enjoyed the food, but probably will not be back.

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JustinS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

One of the best vibes and atmosphere in the city. Food is amazing and great selection of cocktails. Would absolutely recommend!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Good experience and vibe. Food was decent however got extremely sick. Definitely would go for the atmosphere and have a casual drink.

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GaryR
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very beautiful restaurant. We loved everything about it. The Pad Thai chicken, wagyu steak and orange chicken were delicious. The staff went over and beyond to make sure our dinner experience was great

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vipRonaldD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good. The drinks were good. The chicken satay is great so is the lobster rice. Really nice decor. great place to take friends

JD
vipJeanneD
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved the food; our waiter was great. Pretty place!

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Montana
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was very helpful with suggestions without being pushy at all. Servers were present to remove empty plates whenever they became empty.

Food was amazing. Very delicious appetizers that wants us to come back and try them all! Main course was good. We had the sorbet for dessert. It had flavors that I never experienced.. They were outstanding and worth coming back simply for the dessert!

We had early reservations so the place had only 3 or 4 tables that were occupied. This may be why the service was superb.

JT
vipJeffreyT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Mediocre food and presentation considering setting and price

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AnnaK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Food and atmosphere were great!
But, one of the waitresses told my friend she needs to find some to take care of her, if she wants to dine in there after she asked how to skip the line at the night club!

It is unacceptable!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very fun. A little more ‘happening’ than we were expecting but great food and entertaining ambiance. The DJ played great music but it was really loud.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews