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, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, 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
Fantastic food and a great atmosphere, h ...
Fantastic food and a great atmosphere, however, they did not honor our reservation and we waited over an hour.... it was already after 11pm when we were finally called, or we would've gone somewhere else. The one in Chelsea has the same great food, but without the wait.
It started out in a bad way. Our Table w ...
It started out in a bad way. Our Table was not ready and the welcome desk was not in control.
But when we got the table the magic began. The waitress was really good, the food was really good and the atmosphere was super. If they fix the first impression at the welcome desk I would go for the best rate!
My wife had been here before, but it was ...
My wife had been here before, but it was my first time, so I didn't know what to expect. We went there as a couple for her birthday. I can say I was pleasantly surprised. The food was excellent and it has a great vibe. Be aware that it is not a quiet dinner place - it has loud music and club atmosphere. The service was excellent - from the pre-dinner bartenders to the waitress that served us. I would definitely recommend it.
Had reservation for 7:15pm and we had to ...
Had reservation for 7:15pm and we had to wait for a table for over 45 mins. Not good. Was not a good first impression for the other 3 ladies as I had been there before. For and service inside was very good Fter we got in.
The hostess sat us at table that was a c ...
The hostess sat us at table that was a community table and said no one would be coming for awhile-there was a couple there in 2 mins. We told the manager-he was so rude, not accommodating and was just rude by repeating that people were always gong to sit there and that's the restaurant. We decided to eat at the bar where atleast the bartender made up for the rude manager and out to lunch hostess
Restaurant was excellent . The only majo ...
Restaurant was excellent . The only major issue I have is that despite booking for a specific time we were made to wait for an excessive period of time before being offered a table . To be a truly customer oriented restaurant as much as the patron turn up on time the restaurant must respect the booked time. If there is a slight delay this would be acceptable providing that the staff keep you constantly informed as opposed to having to constantly check out the position for yourself.
Tao remains one of the premiere restaura ...
Tao remains one of the premiere restaurants in Manhattan. It's her favorite place, so it pretty much makes it mine too, but I'm not complaining. The food is great, the staff certainly goes out of their way to help out and the atmosphere is spot on. We had reservations for 9:30 PM. Due to the bomb explosion earlier that day the traffic in Manhattan was brutal. We arrived 45 minutes late but they still seated our party within the hour. It was nearly 2:30 am before we left the restaurant. I love the downtown location too. Tao is amazing and I have her permission to say so....
We were definitely spoiled by getting a ...
We were definitely spoiled by getting a table on the upper balcony that overlooked everything. The giant Buddha and patrons are great to just watch for a while.
Many of the appetizers / entrees seemed overpriced (this coming from a Chinatown dive-joint-connoisseur) but there were definitely enough options to keep most folks within a budget.
Would definitely go back knowing the price range and ambiance!
The ambiance and energy always feels gre ...
The ambiance and energy always feels great once youre past the resevations entrance and into the bar/lounge area. The DJ is an excellent touch as it's never too loud or playing depressive music. The food is amazing. It's the reason Tao is a favorite restaurant of mine. However, the hostess and reservations folks can be a bit edgy and short on patience. It's noticeable and slightly understood considering how busy it can be, but just a reminder that it's always a pleasure to interact with courtesy.
Despite our booking and the fact that we ...
Despite our booking and the fact that we were on time, we had to wait more than 30mins. The bar was crowded, no room at the bar, the service was more than average. No apologies or extra for the delay. The food was good, especially the south East Asian dishes. Cocktails and desserts are amazing. That's a shame they don't respect their clients
Loud and noisy - its a scene if that's y ...
Loud and noisy - its a scene if that's your thing. Table was not ready - not withstanding the reservation. And we waited 30 mins. I think this is common practice. It was very loud and very cold - air-conditioning was blowing right on us and it sure felt icy. Even though the food was yummy I struggled to hear our friends - defeats the purpose of dining with friend
First time ever I would not recommend a ...
First time ever I would not recommend a restaurant where I value the food at 5 stars. The noise was one reason but it felt like they tried to serve as many people as possible (only 10 cm between tables) in as short possible time. Great restaurant, great food but bad experience
We took my daughter here for her 13th bi ...
We took my daughter here for her 13th birthday. We ordered the edamame, satay chicken skewers and lettuce wraps for appetizers. Very good except the chicken skewers are quantity of 3 and hard to share on the skewers, but the peanut sauce with them was delicious. The lettuce wraps were perfect and a great thing to order for sharing. We had the crispy orange chicken, spicy lobster roll and coconut shrimp. All was very good except for the coconut shrimp. It says with peanut sauce, it's actually served over a cold salad with a side of sauce. I was not a fan of the cold salad underneath the hot shrimp. They did an exceptional job delivering the birthday desserts, the giant fortune cookie, icecream and molten chocolate cake. All very good.
Had a great experience at Tao for my roo ...
Had a great experience at Tao for my roommate's 25th birthday dinner! Great specialty cocktails, all of the food was delicious (especially the pork potstickers with sea same chili sauce and the Kung pao chicken)! Our server was also great- attentive and very personable!
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