TAO Downtown - New York

4.6
4110 Reviews
$30 and under
Fusion / Eclectic
Designed by Rockwell Group, TAO Downtown offers a distinct sense of arrival and discovery and is the first TAO venue where guests descend into a multi-level space. The subterranean restaurant, located in the heart of Chelsea, is intended to look and feel as if it has been there for decades and only unearthed recently to reveal the artifacts within. Upon arrival, guests immediately encounter a long corridor with a dragon scale patterned screen and Chinese calligraphy murals mounted on weathered brick walls.
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  • Dinner Reservation

    $10.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    All reservations require a deposit of $10 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 10pm the day prior in order to receive a refund. Any cancellations made after 10pm will not be eligible for a refund. Please note that during these unprecedented times, all reservations have a 90 minute dining limit. Due to New York State Law, all guests must be completed with their dining experience by 10pm. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 4110 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good place

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TremeekaW
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Celebrated my friend birthday here! The food and service was absolutely GREAT!!

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Tisha
Seattle
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and atmosphere. Friendly staff. Ask for the dessert platter - perfect shareable dessert when in a group; you get a little bit of everything.

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vipjorge
New York Area
96 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early and were promptly seated. The hostess was very friendly and gave us a very nice table by the front fountain. The menu was fantastic as usual. Appetizers were excellent and very. Ice my presented. The entrees were also very well prepared. Overall a great experience.

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vipIsaacB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server I had was friendly and professional. She made the whole experience pleasant.

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gabrielac
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Very Bad service

The waitres was terrible

Never give me My coke and my dessert

Se wait a Lot for the food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Went for a special occasion. Accident on way to restaurant delayed arrival. Staff was unable to accommodate. Ended up in a dark corner.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

~ Still my favorite place! 😻

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

A bit shabby.

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TamaraH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place, excellent customer service. I will definitely be go back

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Loso
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was great they just give you very little for such a high price!

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PatriciaN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great time celebrating my son’s birthday !

Beautiful restaurant great vibe !

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NickiJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to TAO to celebrate a friend's birthday. Everything from the ambiance to the food was amazing!

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Paola
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambiance it made me feel that Ny is very alive, can't wait to go back with friends!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner. It was marvelous. Great food and drinks and company.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a good time. She loved it .

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Demarw
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Waiter stopped me and insist that I give him a tip ( Just rude

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service, great food, and great atmosphere! My mother enjoyed her Mother’s Day! Thank you TAO for making the experience great!

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GaryN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening here. We had trouble getting a car and were running late so they moved up our reservation and were extremely happy to help! Excellent staff and extremely helpful friendly waiter ! Will definitely return for another great meal and evening!

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CindyD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The restaurant need more light 💡 and more music 🎶

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AgnitaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was ok kinda could have been better but the service was exceptional

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Mother’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience5

Waited over an hour just to get our orders taken, ordered 2 bottles of Moet, they didn’t have enough glasses for the table. A drink spilled at the table, they took forever to come clean it and then didn’t even wipe it off the booth we were sitting at. When the food arrived it was so bland and the rice was literally inedible. I literally would not come here to eat again.

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AlinaH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, excellent service, proper health safety measures

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience5

Horrible service

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mariav
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I only don’t alike we have to orden everything together drinks, appetizers and dinner.

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Maryheredia08
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant and tasty food,my second time coming to Tao, didn't disappoint.

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Maria
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! Our waiter was great. The restaurant is beautiful as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. The food was great as always.

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Simone
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I loved the ambiance! The drinks were good, food reasonably priced.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was perfect except. when we checked in and the hostess told us we had a certain amount of time to finish. She told this to my daughter who was there to celebrate her 20th birthday. So it was hard to truly enjoy the evening. I was very disappointed.

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Chrislan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amanda was great, very friendly, the food was amazing, great options and the outdoor seating is the new indoor.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was great

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MariahR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was nice inside I love the theme dark and romantic feels I would def go on dates here but I can’t stand the reservations policy

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vipMitchel
Caribbean
21 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service impeccablelovet

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vipLovegoodeats
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

I've been here many times and the food at this party location has gone down. Ambiance is great as is the service, but the food unfortunately is not. And certainly not worth the expensive price.

However ate at Tao Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago and it was perfect!

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Cece
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was pricey but it was worth it .
If you want something good you’re going to have to pay for it

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Jvfoodie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven’t been in a few years and it was still great. Service was on point . Food was delicious.

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RobB
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the service was outstanding. What a beautiful restaurant. The food was amazing. Will definitely have to go back again. Great experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gray food great service

FAQs

TAO Downtown - New York does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

TAO Downtown - New York is rated 4.6 stars by 4110 OpenTable diners.

TAO Downtown - New York does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://taogroup.com/giftcards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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