Macao Trading Company

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$31 to $50
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Chinese
Macao Trading Co. covers two floors offering both a spacious dining room upstairs and an intimate lounge downstairs. The cuisine represents the blend of Chinese and Portuguese cuisines found in the once independent colony of its namesake. Located on Church St, at the edge of Tribeca, Macao’s décor is a dramatic composition of lighting, relics and industrial iron work. The high ceilings and tucked away location provide a fitting setting for the restaurant’s 1940s portside warehouse feel, recalling the adventure of Macao’s "red lantern district."

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auruminabox
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and cocktails were really good. I loved the baby back char siu and octopus!

The server was really nice. She helped us move to another table when another guest was being too loud that I could not hear my conversation with my friend.

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vipNanaBanana
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New discovery and we’ll be back!!! Great ambiance and yummy food. The staff is so attentive with great food suggestions.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely time, very attentive staff and the food was amazing.

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MadeleineT
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good food and service. The club downstairs was bit of a disappointment when people stole our drinks

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vipAinek
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Food wasn’t as great as I thought, mushroom balls felt like came out from the freezer. But cocktails are really good , very tasty.

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Peckerson
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff was attentive at all times with subtle charm mixed with professionalism. The food was superb. Couldn't order all I wanted to try which is a testament to the variety of items to choose from. Highly recommend the dumplings and fried rice!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The waiter was incredibly rude. Seemed irritated with every question and couldn’t be bothered with anything. Will not be going there ever again!

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RonC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here numerous times and plan to return. Excellent scallops and ravioli!

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Norma
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best thing about Macao is the superb Waite service.

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vipLivysMom
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Macao several times. In fact it is part of our “routine” ‘haunts’. The food is amazing we always order a double order of the dumplings and almost always end up a second order of the fried rice and lobster noodles. The cocktails are great. However, we are always “surprised” at how expensive it is when we get the bill at Macao. Just be prepared for your get what you pay for’ especially when introducing people to this restaurant did the first time.

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vipMW65
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining here and were really impressed with service, atmosphere and the food.

It is on the pricier side but it is well worth the price.

TS
vipTiffanyS
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fun trip to the far east while in Manhattan. Enjoyed the spice combinations in the food and drinks.

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ToriM
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. The BBQ ribs appetizer is to die for!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great experience, beautiful place, very busy service but the food was fabulous. Would come back

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vipMark
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time on New Years Eve! Solid food great music and a fun crowd! Would come back again!

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vipsethylaw
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 8 for New Year's eve. The vibe, the food, the service, the decor and the music were all a 10.
Cannot wait to go back!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience5

We dined on NYE and went with the prix fixe menu.

Pros: good cocktails, ambience
Cons: everything about the dinner service

We spent 2.5 hours there for a 4- course meal. It took a minimum 30 minutes in between courses. This is unacceptable- especially on NYE when you’re supposed to be prepared to handle the volume of customers. Service was incredibly slow and disjointed. Server apologized and tried to make amends by offering us a 1/4 shot of well tequila while we waited.

This was a very expensive meal at $135 p/p plus an automatic 20% gratuity. Two rounds of drinks plus tax and tip pushed this bill for 2 people over $400. The food was good not great. Poor experience overall - the ambience is awesome and I had high expectations but I won’t dine here again after this experience.

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vipSorin
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food

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vipMitra
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great restaurant tucked away. The crispy fish was fantastic, as was the short ribs. The octopus starter is highly recommended. The drinks are on the pricey side but its to be expected. Good for groups.

DG
DontGo
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Overly hyped. Nothing good. Food terrible. Service rude.

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vipShoegirlnyc
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s been a few years since I’ve been to Macao Trading Co and it was so good! I had the lobster noodles which were perfection! The music and ambiance were just as I remembered. Around 11:30 people started to dance and the music was amazing! The bathrooms are gross though so beware.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Loved it! The drinks are spectacular. Food was excellent.

JG
vipJennieG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks!

JC
JenniferC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, exquisite cocktails. My hostess was wonderful, great energy and was very attentive with requests.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great night at Macao with crafted cocktails and good food!

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vipVisitor
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Went with our 6 yr old. While we liked the food, the African pork poring chicken and the Macanese lobster were fantastic, as was the eggplant, pie 6yr oof had the fried chicken & port dumplings and got very sick a couple of hours later from it. Not sure if it was a bad batch, as the adults did not try the dumplings. Maybe not for kids?

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vipDrHBH
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebration of friendship

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DiegoV
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We went for dinner on a Friday and were quite impressed by the decor style and the dark lighting however when we sit at the table noticed it was quite dark even to read the menu, which btw was quite short in term of options. The food was good but yet not super impressive and the worse was the noise level which make difficult to keep a normal conversation. Overall a good place to be with friends or so but not for special occasions.

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Dutchman
Amsterdam
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

it is to commercial, they try to get as many rounds possible on a hugh amount of tablels fro the room. Oysters were realy bad; all in all by far not worth it.

DA
DominicA
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was great. The atmosphere was good. The service was poor.

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miguels
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Great service, vibrant atmosphere, clean, and professional. My only qualm is that the prices are a bit high, especially for their mixed drinks...$17 for a watered down mixed drink :-(

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karenl
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The lobster noodles and cocktails are to die for ! The rest is ok

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JaviderF
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Fun and tasty. We went in not knowing what we were going to experience and we were certainly pleasantly surprised

JS
vipJohnS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our neighborhood favorites! Unique and delicious food with cool ambience and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience4

The restaurant was nice and good service, however the food was lacking any sort of taste. It looked good in presentation but fell extremely short when you ate it.

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Lauren
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Went here for dinner with a friend. It has a fun vibe and the food was delicious. I read other reviews saying it was overpriced but we ordered 2 appetizers, fried rice, a salad and 2 drinks and it was filling and came out to about $100 pre-tip. The food was good and to me, the prices are standard for a trendy NYC restaurant. I would go back!

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vipItalicus
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

It took 20 minutes to get chicken and it was covered in sause that I don’t like same as the ribs. The waiter asked everyone for the drink except for me this was very pricy and the food was bad this turned out to not be a special occasion as it was supposed to be and it was very noisy . This is I don’t recommend this place

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Paul
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live around the corner and apparently this place is a hidden gem I had never heard of before - now that I know I will DEFINITELY be back. The food was unique and delicious, as were the drinks. The place has a great ambience too and even a bar downstairs to transition from dinner to your Saturday night out.

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vipBestLife
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The appetizers were the star of the show. The entrées were pricey and smallish. Great place for cocktails and nibbles. Too loud for serious conversation in the dining room.

CK
ChristopherK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem. Terrific service and food, awesome interior space

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Macao Trading Company offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 431-8642.

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