TAO Downtown - New York

4.6
4411 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 4411 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
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4.5
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4.8
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BetsyH
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! Ambiance, food and service were all the top! Treated like a celebrity even though we’re NOT. Pricey but worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Everything about Tao is superb! The ambiance, music, drinks but mostly the foot. I can’t wait to go back next month

RM
RosaM
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place was simply amazing. The ambiance, the food, the waiter, even the GM came over to say hello and he was outstanding, friendly and accomodating. I was celebrating my birthday and had the most amazing experience ever. So happy I selected this place over all of the rest. No regrets.

TJ
TierrahJ
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The food took over an hour!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always good food and a great lively environment.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dining experience. The service and food was incredible. My favorites of the night were the Mongolian beef ,steamed veggie dumplings, and the banana pudding. I cannot wait to return to Tao

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CharleyP
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the entire experience! Visited over the weekend and it was perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good food and service, however martini flavors were off.

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Calogeroaniello667
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cool restaurant. The ambience was spectacular. The food was delectable. An overall memorable experience

RB
RobertB
Memphis/West TN
10 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always phenomenal food. And the most beautiful place inside. Was so excited to be able to get a table for one. I relished every bite!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday of my son. The waiter was absolutely great. The food was excellent. We had plate change often and I liked this part very much. Seating comfortable. Beautiful place. Ambiance and decor had an expensive vibe. Overall we loved it.
We are all vaccinated but I am against segregation and I want everyone to experience this restaurant whether vaccinated or not.

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EmilyR
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good food, great music they play. A little crowded and too many servers would come to us so we were confused a bit on who we had to order from. Overall though I would go again

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was outstanding!
Amazing food and incredible atmosphere at the restaurant.
Off course i’ll be back at my next visit to the city.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance was amazing as always- we celebrate a lot of our occasions at Tao. Great food! Great service !

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday and Newlywed Celebration

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vipAAAM
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Goodness - this place has changed since the pandemic. The music was so loud. And it was so dark, I could barely see my dinner.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Family dinner was great and a birthday celebration.

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KimO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Requested that appetizer be served first, followed by soup, followed by main course.
Everything came out at one time, so food became cold and there was no room at the very uncomfortable coffee table where we were seated. We had to lean over the coffee table to dine, not a good look.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tao’s Chelsea location never fails to bring a smile.
Simply the best food, service, and ambiance you could ask for.

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AlleyneT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Great ambiance but the food was really bad except the lollipop chicken!

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Vawn
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience5

Appetizers were good but main dishes were horrible.

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Aviv
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere, we are big fans of TAO

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely ambiance and decor. Food was also delicious especially the sushi

JB
JasonB
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food was amazing. Took my girlfriend for a birthday dinner and she was beyond pleased. Thanks again

TB
TheresaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

The ambiance was great. We enjoyed the setting, food and music.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Superb ambience

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Food was great but the service was bad this time.
Took too long + my cocktail didn't arrive until further check.
in addition, my deposit wasn't deducted from the bill .
Moreover, IMO, the place was too noisy, which usually I don't mind, but I couldn't hear/understand the waiter (which was with a mask)

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marvelous I love it there

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ShakemaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was not what I expected it to be (specifically my main course- Lobster Fried Rice). I enjoyed the Lychee Martini and my Shrimp Tempura appetizer. Not only was the venue flooding but they rushed us out of the restaurant, so we didn't really get to enjoy our food. Other than that the dj was amazing. I would probably need to experience it another time to know if Truly enjoy this restaurant.

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OfirO
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing dinner!! The service was really good, the food and drinks were WOW.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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amieev
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING .. It was my second time at Tao Downtown and everything was amazing the Dim Sum was to tie for as well as the lo mein!

DS
DaciaS
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Overall it was an excellent experience. Will definitely be going back.

BK
BKDINE830
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, Food and drinks EXCELLENT

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NastassjaG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They just made my anniversary perfect, we felt like royalty!! The waitress, the food the atmosphere just outstanding 🥰 thank you very much for such a great experience

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SteveW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent atmosphere and food. I thought $24 for a martini was a bit too much.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing & Fast service ! Food was excellent ! Can’t wait to return

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing food ambiance music

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday Dinner

MO
MiguelO
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice and beautiful place
Food and the service was good

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 4411 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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