About Tao Uptown
A 16-foot Buddha, which floats above a reflecting pool filled with Japanese carp, presides over the scene at Tao. A favorite destination for celebrities and athletes, this Pan Asian restaurant specializes in authentic Hong Kong Chinese, Japanese and Thai cuisines. Tao has three levels of dining including the prized "Skybox" which offers views of this former movie theater unparalleled in New York. In addition to its 300 seats, Tao includes a sushi bar, lounge and two bars at which to enjoy the food and the show. Appetizers range from $8 - $18; Entrees: $16 -$39. Offering $27.50 Prix Fixe Lunch Menu year round.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday – Sunday: 11:30am – 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday – Wednesday: 5:00pm- 12:00am, Thursday – Saturday: 5:00pm – 1:00am
Park & Madison
$31 to $50
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Enjoy TAO classics catered to the venue of your choice. Our off-premise catering services range from a small drop off and set up for 10 people, to an off-premise event for thousands. TAO signature dishes, including our famous Chilean Sea Bass, Kung Pao Chicken, Wasabi Crusted Filet Mignon, Coconut Shrimp, and our wide selection of Sushi, will be delivered right to your door. Use us for your next birthday celebration, office luncheon, family gathering, or Super Bowl party. Always a Happy Ending!
4, 5, 6 Trains at 59th Street R, N, W Trains at 5th Avenue
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
For all parties of 15 or more please inquire with our banquet department at 212-399-3097.
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TAO NY has hosted all styles of private parties, including movie premieres, corporate affairs, holiday receptions, business meetings and social events. TAO has accommodations available for 16 to 1000 guests for everything from seated dinners to buffet receptions and cocktail parties.
Tao Uptown Ratings and Reviews
We went there with our daughter (11 year ...
We went there with our daughter (11 years old) during the restaurant week. Food was ok. A little too spicy for being an Asian restaurant. The waiter on the other hand was the worst waiter we have ever had. It was only 4 days into the restaurant week, but he looked very annoyed by the restaurant week clouds. He was down right rude to us that it totally ruined our experience. We will never go there again. We thought about complaining to the manager but we thought it wasn't even worth our energy to complain.
Server did a terrible job. She was snob ...
Server did a terrible job. She was snobbish and did not seem to understand how the evening menu worked. Courses brought too quickly. Our water glasses where never once refilled. Such a disappointing experience for our party!
If you have any food allergies ask first ...
If you have any food allergies ask first. What I ordered had mushrooms which is not a normal ingredient. It wasn't in the description. My allergy is mild but if it wasn't it could have need bad. Service was rather bad. I wasn't sure who the waiter was. Getting water refilled was flagging down the first person you saw. On the plus side they were all friendly.
What a WONDERFUL, first experience! Fr ...
What a WONDERFUL, first experience! From the décor, location, the waitress and the food, it was a wonderful experience. The TAO was recommended by my co-worker and I am very pleased it was. My husband, son and I were there to celebrate my birthday...great time had by all! Thank you
Loved the waiter, although he doesn't s ...
Loved the waiter, although he doesn't share his name with us. He gave us all the time we needed, and patiently described and explained a few of the platters we asked about. And because of that, we were able to make excellent selections, and had a wonderful experience. We both will be back, for sure.
I was disappointed with my experience at ...
I was disappointed with my experience at this location because it was poor all around. A complete cluster for an occassion that was supposed to be my anniversery.
very surprising because so many folks recommended the place to me for its ambiance and food. I had also eaten at their sister location and absolutly loved it.
1) waitress inattentive
2) took over 30m to get drinks after sitting down. Took a while to even order drinks.
3)appetizer was wrong 2x.
4)waitress forgot to place order for part of main course. 1 roll arrived instead of 2.
5)i never got dessert i ordered.
Food was tasty when it arrived mind you!
Night was ruined by terrible service. Co ...
Night was ruined by terrible service. Completely screwed up our order and several dishes were delayed. I can live with a server making a mistake but then don't lie about it....."oh your dish is coming out right now" when it is just obvious that it isn't. I've been here before and the service has been ok and the food is always great, so I'm going to put this down to just a bad server. But when you add in the high price tag, I do not think I will be giving them another chance.
Everything was delicious. The attention ...
Everything was delicious. The attention to detail was appreciated. I had the Branzino with charred green beans as my entree. The skin was crispy and the meat was seasoned well and lush. The service was also above expectations. Will definitely dine here again.
The table service and a quality of food ...
The table service and a quality of food was rather average. We were waiting for some water more than 20 minutes, we had to ask for it twice. Nothing came as fast as the invoice at the end. The spicy tuna roll is not something to remember. However the hostess service was attentive and the ambiance is great for a night out with friends - if don't have your expectations high on the food and you do not mind being obviously surrounded by tourists.
Turned table 45 degrees so I could sit n ...
Turned table 45 degrees so I could sit next to my girlfriend. Manager didn't like it moved us to another area. We left. Should have known it was gonna be a bad experience when I saw Buddha crying at the front door.
Sadly, this once great restaurant eatery ...
Sadly, this once great restaurant eatery is not even a shadow of itself. The menu was created by someone who works at cliche creations or they simply have run out of ideas. The most Asian thing was orange chicken. And the food we ordered from the limited selection (tuna tartare and coconut shrimp) literally had freezer burn taste. The other distressing thing is that clientele was loud, obnoxious, vulgar. The table two away from us had to be reseated after 19 F bombs were dropped by the couple in between. It was something like Road Warrior meets Sat Night Fever. This was one of my absolute must visits and now is an absolute avoid. PS service was fantastic. Go figure.
I've eaten at the NYC and Las Vegas Tao ...
I've eaten at the NYC and Las Vegas Tao a number of times. While my family loves the ambiance and in the past the food has been delicious fortunately on this visit it was just okay. Maybe since I was not enjoying a business meal we opted for the more affordable entree options but everyone felt the food was better in prior visits.
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