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TAO Downtown - New York

4.6
4.6
5077 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 122 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Fusion / Eclectic

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:00 pm–12:00 am Sat, Sun 12:00 am–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (212) 888-2724

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ralph Scamardella / Stephen Yen

  • Private party facilities

    Tao Group has an impeccable record for throwing world-class events with the most influential leaders in in the worlds of business and finance, fashion, entertainment, and technology.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (866) 497-0245

  • Neighborhood

    Chelsea

  • Cross street

    at 16th Street; Entrance is on 9th Avenue

  • Parking details

    Parking Garage is located on 16th Street between 8th & 9th Avenue across the street from Dream Downtown Hotel. Please be advised that we do not validate parking. Please read street signs carefully for street parking.

  • Public transit

    E train stop at 14th Street at 8th Avenue; please exit towards 16th Street on the NW corner. F train stop at 14th Street at 6th Avenue; please exit towards 16th Street on NW corner and walk west on 16th Street, then make a right on 9th Avenue.

  • Entertainment

    LIVE DJ Nightly beginning at 8:00pm.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Dinner Reservation

    $10.00 per person

    Prepaid

    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 to receive a refund. Any cancellations made after 10pm will not be eligible for a refund.

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What 5,077 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Fusion / Eclectic

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  1. DL

    DinaL

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a great time in Tao! Very nice for any special occasion! Food is good, but the atmosphere is outstanding! Will come again.
  2. MJ

    MJC123456789101112131415

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place.. we have been there a few times. Good food.
  3. JB

    JohnB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful experience for dining. Our second visit. Will return again for sure. We are early and the atmosphere was more subdued. But the vibe when it is busier is nice too.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Me and Steve forever
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Me and my girlfriend went to the tao downtown New York location and it was awful. We have been to multiple toas across the country and nothing compared to this one. The food was awful, Service was bad we were the first people there and they were catering more to the guests that had arrived after us. It Took a whole hour for our food to come. I was really excited for the yellowtail jalapeño but it was so pink and fishy tasteing nothing like the other tao locations. First I had a mango chili cocktail (which I’ve had before) it was so bad I had to return it. Then I had white wine which smelled like armpit I didn’t even drink it. Disappointed don’t know if I’ll ever be able to visit any Tao ever again. Super disappointed
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and solid scene! Great vibe!
  7. H

    Hershey

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you. It was a great experience all around from getting our team table right away great food great people.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday Dinner was amazing!
  9. SB

    ShantelB

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Prob the best restaurant we went to in NY. Food was great. We had potstickers, orange chicken , lobster friend rice and filet mignon, every thing was yummy. My husband originally ordered the wagu but it wasn’t good so the server let him change it to fillet mignon and it was great! Our server was wonderful, the music was great! It’s pricey, I think it was $20/drink so we didn’t order one. For 2 people we paid $150, no dessert or drinks.
  10. j

    joelw

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    The food was generally superb, although the Peking Duck very disappointing, and the wait staff helpful for one member of our party with severe food allergies. That was important to us, but otherwise the wait staff was generally inattentive and disappointing. My gratuity never reflects that since I consider that party of my expected costs, but does factor into return visit decisions.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Música demasiada alta. Atención mala
  13. JA

    JayA

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    The server was not the best, he took so long to take our orders and wasn't patient. They had an issue with the kitchen after the server finally came to take our orders and that made us miss out on what we wanted to get. The little food we got was good
  14. BB

    BBBB

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    The food was good but a bit pricy. The most outstanding was the enviorment. Tao is decorated very beautifully and I would love to visit again.
  15. SM

    SolrunMK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food, drinks, service and overall vibe in NY! Can't recommend this restaurant enough! We loved it!
  16. SS

    SandeepSakinala

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  17. J

    Jonathan

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Pricey but great food. Seating for 2 can put you in a cramped position where you can hear the conversations of the pairs of people to your left and right which was not great and is the only concern I had. The waiter was great, frequently visiting which I appreciate very much as I didn't ever have to wait very long to request something new. Food was amazing.
  18. KV

    KaylaV

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous service. Definitely book a reservation.
  19. EM

    EridaniaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    everything amazing!! Loved the food and the ambience
  20. IB

    IssueB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love going with my girlfriend. 3rd time in one month
  21. SG

    SharonG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very good time The food was delicious Service amazing My girls loved it
  22. T

    Thais

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great ambience. Love it!!! I would recommend this place 100%
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    I went for my birthday and overall the experience was good aside from the fact that the $20 deposit wasn’t taken out of my bill like the reservation stated. Also, they don’t do complimentary ice cream or any type of dessert for birthdays…you have to purchase your own. The pork fried rice was good but it did get a little salty after awhile, overall the experience was decent. Beautiful amb
  24. J

    Jacqueline

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant. Great quality, inventive cuisine. Delicious!
  25. A

    Alba

    Toronto

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was quite good. Restaurant is beautiful. The DJ was strange in an upscale restaurant like this and the music was way too loud. The whole place seemed to be more about the spectacle and who's there rather than being particularly about the food. Overall, there are other better places to go in NYC.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Waitress was unfriendly and not helpful. Charged $20 for the reservation and was told it would be refunded. It was not refunded. Food was delicious. A little on the pricey side.
  27. MB

    MarcusB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service great. Beautiful restaurant, I little dark for me, but I recommend.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience1
    Excellent food , terrible service super noisy
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Waited an hour to be sited Start eating almost an hour and half from the moment we came in. Never again
  30. ES

    EricSharp

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, food was fantastic, good amount Of food to the point where one order could feed both people and we had left overs!
  31. TT

    TuvaT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Waited 90 Minutes for a reservation I hooked a month ago.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience3
    Took over an hour to be seated for our reservation. When asking the hostess, she was extremely rude.
  33. JS

    JackieS

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my daughter’s birthday! We had the best time!! Food and service always outstanding!!! TAO just never disappoints!! Thank you!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The space is a wow factor, but the food is average. The lychee martini was good. Took out of town friends with college age guys, who loved it. Lots of B & T out for their big night
  35. PS

    PrafullaS

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was fantastic
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    We celebrated Father’s Day at Tao. We’ve eaten at Tao many times before, the food just wasn’t as great as usual. Slightly disappointed.
  37. JS

    JohnS

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    We were seated 25 minutes after our reservation time. I rarely mind that except when the restaurant itself makes a major deal about not holding reservations. I get it. I did my part and I was on time. Now you do your part and expect the same of your staff as you do of your customers.
  38. G

    Gordana

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant, food and ambiance…they always make you feel welcomed
  39. SM

    SMO6

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very great food, good portions, delicious and more than anything the environment was warm and comforting. However, it was a little loud
  40. LF

    LoverofFood

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came to here to celebrate a friends 40th birthday! Great service! Really good food! Would certainly come back! Loved every bit of it!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

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 5077 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 122 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Postmates
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for TAO Downtown - New York

92 9th Avenue New York, NY 10011

Additional information

  • Cross street

    at 16th Street; Entrance is on 9th Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Chelsea

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:00 pm–12:00 am Sat, Sun 12:00 am–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Fusion / Eclectic

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking Garage is located on 16th Street between 8th & 9th Avenue across the street from Dream Downtown Hotel. Please be advised that we do not validate parking. Please read street signs carefully for street parking.

  • Public transit

    E train stop at 14th Street at 8th Avenue; please exit towards 16th Street on the NW corner. F train stop at 14th Street at 6th Avenue; please exit towards 16th Street on NW corner and walk west on 16th Street, then make a right on 9th Avenue.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ralph Scamardella / Stephen Yen

  • Entertainment

    LIVE DJ Nightly beginning at 8:00pm.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 888-2724

  • Private party facilities

    Tao Group has an impeccable record for throwing world-class events with the most influential leaders in in the worlds of business and finance, fashion, entertainment, and technology.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (866) 497-0245

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