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42 E. 58th St., New York, NY, 10022
nr. Madison Ave.
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By EYEheartNY on 7/26/2007
I had a 730 reservation on a Friday night with 6 people and we were seated right away. We ordered 6 different main dishes, a few different appetizers and two desserts, and every bite was amazing. I must admit that someone else footed the bill and im sure it was rather pricey, but it was worth it!
My Best Birthday Dinner Ever!
By sparkmstr on 7/11/2007
The entire experience was wonderful. The bar, decor, Buddah and the food were all great. Loved the DJ - the music made a great atmosphere. Kinda hard to talk to the entire table, but it was exactly what I was expecting and wanted. The only strange part... when we asked the waiter who the DJ was, he said "I don;t know, some guy named Kevin." He came back later with the DJ's website written on a napkin. For a restaurant where the DJ is the center of the evening, they should at least know who it is and have a card to hand out. If anyone knows who Kevin is, let me know. He was really good and made for a great dining experience.
Trendy, noisy and fun...and great food!
By coladin on 3/16/2005
The tao-tinis to start were good. A bit of a wait but worth it in the end. the sushi was excellent and while my wife ordered an 8$ spring roll, it was probably the size of 6 spring rolls from takeout. Lobster dumplings were divine. Salmon was cooked perfectly as was the kobe beef, a real treat. Friends had the sirloin which they both said was excellent. A little surprised at the reviews up to now, on our night it seemed the place to be in New York!
Tao will now be the staple of every one of my New York visits
By KyleRobertson on 12/21/2006
Tao was recommended to me by a friend, and I opted to take my girlfriend there for her birthday. She absolutely loved every aspect of it from the atmosphere, decor, service and of course the food. The service in both the bar area and dining area was superb, attentive and friendly. The food was unlike any asian cuisine I've ever had, from appetizer to desert (the giant fortune cookie is a must), filled with flavour and attention to presentation. Neither of us could have asked for a better dining experience for our first time in New York. Thanks Tao!
By Kimsem on 4/29/2005
Fab bistro, loud, fun... and all around sexy! Loved this place! Will be back...
Terrific delivery experience
By NYC_Traveler on 10/23/2009
I had heard good things so decided to try Tao when I had a craving for Asian, a staple in my native Oz. It was DeliveryWeek so I took the fixed price special and it was great value. The chicken dumpling appetizers were good but the filet beef and udon noodles entree was fantastic - the beef was surprisingly tender and top quality. The banana pudding with fortune cookie crumble was an amazing surprise - layers of sponge and fresh banana and banana cream. Yum! So good that I tried again a few nights later and was not disappointed. This time tempura shrimp and Kung Pao chicken with delicious dipping sauces were wonderful. The delivery time was quick and the delivery person courteous. My only question is whether they cook with MSG as I got a bad headache each night after I ate.
Great Party Space
By edohnyc on 3/23/2004
None of us was expecting more than a cool room for a last minute largish birthday party but all us were pleasently surprised by great food and attentive service! Usually only Barneys would get us devout downtowners so far uptown! But there truly are few spaces where a group of adults can get together and get loud, eat great food and enjoy each other's company without disturbing the whole room. Bravo TAO...Not dead yet! Only drawbacks were aggressive bussing and questionable "Kobe" beef.
Swear on the Budda !!!!!!!
By michellecirella on 1/27/2003
Fun, loud and pushy, just what the New Yorker ordered!! perfect for the guys and gals dressed in black with no curfew cause the food taste good around midnight!!!!!. ( what reservation ??)
Plan on waiting even if you have a reservation...
By dvrx11 on 1/19/2009
Booked a table for 14, two months in advance, for my birthday. Running late, I called numerous times to say we would be a few minutes late. They said the reservation was good for 15 min. after the booked time, and when we arrived 10 min late, we ultimately lost our reservation, and had to wait at least an hour and half to get seated, in a very tight area. We waited in the bar area for a little while until we were forced to go upstairs and stand for the rest of our wait. Once we were seated, everything was pretty okay. Personally it's not worth the hype and if you're not into the whole singles scene or being in a crowded area to the point where you're pressed up against someone else's body, i advise not going, at least not on a Saturday night.
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