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 836 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Marathon celebration!!!

NM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

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

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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.

BW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

k
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating a birthday

M
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

VD
New York Area
47 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.

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

Wonderful experience, amazing food

VD
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Tao several times and it has been consistently great. Atmosphere is beautiful and staff always attentive and professional. Highly recommend

SR
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 5

the valet was terrible pulled up no one around he too busy taking pictures of girls and not doing the job they were hired for ,,, I had to get out of the car he is standing there with a blank stare asked him if he was valet.. a upscale valet for a upscale establishment opens door for the lady and is attentive we were told if we had dinner we did not have to wait in line to get into the club not a true statement but overall the valet was the worse and this was the second time this has happened ,,,,you should look into your valet service....use RPM valet as an example EXCELLENT VALET

s
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service was good

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the atmosphere and food was phenomenal as well!

AG
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place with a great vibe and amazing food!
Jessica our waitress was amazing!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic venue, truly an experience not to be missed. The food was outstanding and I'll be back, without question.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 3ambience 5

We were seated over an hour after our reservation time. The host was very unapologetic and acted like this was totally fine. I live and dine out often in Chicago and for an expensive dining experience i expect the best service to go along with it. Nothing was taken off our bill until we said something at the very end after it came
Out. We of course tipped our server on the original since this was of course not her fault and she did a nice job.

C
Mexico City
15 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

La comida y las bebidas estuvieron espectaculares, la música y el ambiente súper. Festejamos el cumpleaños de un amigo y nos atendieron súper bien. Gracias por todo

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PG
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service!!

ML
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Great ambience, decor and service. We found the food not particularly memorable yet pricey

TI
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Asian food with an amazing atmosphere!
Service - best in class!

S
Milwaukee
19 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Crowd was lively and fun! Drinks and food were amazing! We will return!

CC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place, food was spectacular!! Great vibes and was very chic and trendy

OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was amazing but they rush you there. They told us if we order one appetizer at a time it would be pushed back we wanted to do that so we can mingle and enjoy the food so we listened to the server who said she would time out our food so we ordered 3 appetizers they came super quick and then the servers or bus boys would constantly ask are you done are you done. Also we order sake same time as food and we got our food quicker, and waited another 5 plus mins for the sake. So I just feel like your super rushed there and they want you in and out instead of enjoying your time there.

RI
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and atmosphere... but noise level is just too loud to carry on a conversation.

m
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The space is fantastic. The food was extremely good but a bit pricey. Absolute must haves are the Chilean sea bass satay and the lobster pad thai.

a
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

The server wasn't pleasant at all. He told us that we can't order appertizers unless we are ready to give him all the orders. I thought he might be kidding so I did order an appertizer with our first round of drinks. And he did say no. He can just get us drinks then when he is back with our drinks then may be we would know what we want for main dishes too.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

A big scene to check out once, but the food is horrible. It doesn't say so on the menu, but every dish is battered and fried. Will never eat here again.

B
Palm Springs
51 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place to make a party happen! Very lively and great service ! Some food great some just ok? But would certainly go again the next time I’m in town! It’s a spectacular venue! A must see!👍

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