Tao Chicago

4.6
487 reviews
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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 Teppanyaki.

Specials

Join us for Happy Hour!

Enjoy drink specials in our Bar and Lounge areas Sunday-Wednesday between 5:00pm and 6:00pm.
$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 15, 2019

Ends: April 16, 2118

Availability: Sun-Wed 5:00PM-6:00PM

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate Mother’s Day at TAO Chicago! We will be offering our full menu as well as a selection of Mother’s Day Specials. We are opening our doors at 1:00pm!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

What 487 People Are Saying
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KB
Cincinnati
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, Hip, Chill, Zen and the food is outstanding!! Have been to NYC and LV locations, however, this is the BEST!

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

Amazing hosts! Delicious food! Always a great time whether it may be with family or with friends!

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

Great place

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KC
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tao is always outstanding. Great for a fun evening out with friends. Great food, the atmosphere is open and gorgeous, and the service is always outstanding. Thank you too for acknowledge my friends celebration and bringing us complimentary dessert. I want to thank the managing partner, Adam Gewanter for ensuring my friend and I had such a great evening and showing us the club. Thank you all.

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JR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

Food was delicious but service did not meet the minimum expectations (even more so for a place with such price tags). We waited for 15 min at our table for anyone to greet us or bring us water. Once someone stopped by to check on us, it wasn’t even our server. He took our drink order and told us our server will be with us soon. Every time we needed to order something we had to look for our server for 5-10 minutes. He barely checked on us and took a while each time he was supposed to bring something back to our table. At the end of the day, the server should always be waiting on us and not the other way around - especially for a restaurant at this caliber. There were plenty of empty tables around so it didn’t seem like the servers could possibly be that busy. Our neighboring tables were getting similar service and appeared to feel the same way about their experience. If the servers were truly that busy and they couldn’t meet the minimum standards for serving their guests then maybe ownership needs to have more servers on at a time during peak hours. I usually don’t like to leave detailed reviews like this but we enjoyed everything else about Tao so we hope that my sincere review will help improve that and we will have a better experience if we decide to give it another try in the future.

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m
London
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

One hour wait to get seated
Food was average

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MW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Great customer service. Thank you Tao!

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H
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our second time at Tao and the experience was just great. What we noticed this time is the outstanding light show they have on the 24 hand Buddha which changes every 10 minutes. The drinks are very good but not so are the prices. Food is very creative and service exceptional.
We will go back.

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CB
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the ambiance, atmosphere and food! Will be back again for sure!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Brutal service but good food

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

The table location was uncomfortable. We were sat right next to another couple of business men who were speaking inappropriately in front of my girlfriend, on her birthday. Our server was also being shadowed by a trainee which was very annoying during a busy diner our and resulted in us pouring our own wine and finishing with waiting for a to go desert order for almost 25 minutes. We’ve place d a few delivery orders in the past and will most likely stick to that from now on. There are plenty of other places in this city where service, food & ambience are excellent, every time.

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j
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Wow, wonderful atmosphere, great decor. The noise level was a bit too high for my liking. The food was average but priced for excellence. Service was very good. We much preferred the food in NYC and Las Vegas locations. Great place for a dinner date.

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SW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Time!! It was EVERYTHING!!!

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AM
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service. Great ambiance. Great sushi and appetizers. But don’t pay $90 for that damn waygu ribeye. Disappointment of the night.

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M
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. Food was delicious!

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 3

They took 1 hour to sit us down. It was insane...

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

Sadly we had a reserVAtion at 8pm & we’re boat seated unfailing 10:15. We were not compensated anything nor was anyone apologetic.

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MM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Had to wait 25 minutes for our table. Too long. I have to honor our reservation within 10 minutes; the restaurant should be held to the same standard.

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JA
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Tables were too close together. My pregnant wife had some difficult time to get out between tables. The overview experience was great though.

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TG
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing! Ambiance, Food, service, and promptness! 5 stars☆☆☆☆☆

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Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined at 530 with two infants to celebrate with the family, the staff was super gracious and accommodating. And didn’t ever get annoyed.

We loved all the dishes, esp the black pepper chili chicken and the green rice. Was a great experience of food and family fun!

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K
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was EVERYTHING !!!

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1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Went from my wife’s birthday and couldn’t be happier! Had to wait for a couple of things (rice) but besides that it was great

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DB
Chicago
87 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and good service (as long as you are not stuck in a corner), but very noisy (energetic??) and a bit pricey. Definitely a place you should try for yourself to see if it fits your style.

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GH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 5

Food was very ok. Loved the ambiance. Had a great girls night. Service was very knowledgeable but was a little slow. We could have had more drinks but they came so few and very far between courses.

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e
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

The atmosphere at Tao was amazing, the service was great, the food underwelming. We had the lobster pad Thai and the spring roles, both fishes lacked flavor.

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ST
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We loved the restaurant itself. The server was pleasant, but pretty busy. They brought someone else’s food twice to us. Than we got our order messed up a bit. No buggy, they promptly resolved it but for a restaurant with rices like that it’s not acceptable. The food was good but not spectacular. Again, you’re paying for ambiance not so much for the quality of food.

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JP
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 5

Only for atmosphere! Food quality is poor! My Chef partner and I know “chef driven” food compared to mass production Sysco.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We were a party of six waitress had to constantly be reminded that she forgot our drinks. She even forgot to place an order for my friends entré. Your wine selection is horrible and they are cheap wines. If I’m going out for a pricey dinner would be nice to pair it with a good wine.

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r
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Place is amazing. Service, food and ambiance exceeded our expectations

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AB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came here to celebrate my 22nd birthday with a few of my friends and I made the best decision by celebrating it at Tao! Our servers name was Edward and he was so nice and funny. The food was amazing and so was the service. We will definitly be coming back!

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Bach party

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AA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I am really glad we selected Tao for my birthday dinner. I enjoy dinning at restaurants that consider all aspects of dinning: food, ambiance, service...After being seated and seeing the volume of dinners in the main dinning area, my expectations in terms of food diminished. I thought that there was no way a restaurant could handle so many dinners while keeping the food yummy. I was wrong. The lobster spring rolls were hot and fresh. Bao buns were soft and luscious, and the crispy duck was done perfectly. The only thing that left me a little disappointed was that we mentioned it was my birthday but we didn't get any celebratory desserts. Not a big deal, just something that would have made the night extra special. Overall, loved it and look forward to coming again with friends.

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VR
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food and experience. Would recommend it and return for sure.

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

Great food! Kind of pricey but won’t be disappointed in the quality of food.

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Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The food was not good at all, I couldn’t believe what I was served, I seriously thought we were eating at Panda Express, but worse! The service was mediocre. The server hardly came around to our group, we did not enjoy our time. We let the server know we were celebrating a birthday and didn’t bring the dessert menu. The servers expect a tip and will chase you down to ask you for one they feel is fair. I suggest gratuity be added to the check to avoid those situations. Needless to say
, never again.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

It was beyond cold in the restaurant , service and food was amazing

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Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Beautiful place,good food. But waitress was rushing with the food,like they wanted us to eat and leave as fast as possible. Even I told them from beginning no rush ,please bring dishes one after another. But they brought out of 7 dishes 5 right the way. My husband was still eating while they started to take plate and clean the table. Terrible experience…

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TD
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and drinks are spectacular. The atmosphere is trendy and beautiful. A perfect date night!

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AG
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Restaurant beautiful ,service wonderful
However the experience getting into the club afterwards disappointing to say the least. We paid admission at the restaurant already and had wrist bands and they still made us wait 40-45 min in the snow, telling us the club at was at FULL capacity, YET other people at least 20 were all hugs and fist 👊 bumps with the bouncer who was on a major power trip, letting them in and avoiding eye contact or questions from the line . He was treating other guests in line with his military drills barking at people “ stand here “ “move over there “ don’t take photos” “ do you understand what I’m telling you!” or I’ll take your phone away... we were in the twilight zone watching this jerk
For a upper class place the front door customer sevice sucked !

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