Tao Restaurant

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65 Not Terrible

The clubbiest of clubstaurants is an extremely popular pan-Asian palace.

42 E. 58th St., New York, NY, 10022



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The lowdown

Tao has long been a dark, colossal hotbed of throbbing beats, theatrical décor, and — occasionally — pan-Asian food served to its bedazzled customers. The original is in the former home of the Palace Theater, and the second Chelsea location is in a 22,000-square-foot space below the Maritime Hotel. To reach it, there’s a 40 foot stairway with seating (for 80) all its own.

What you need to know

DrinksFull Bar, Sake/Soju

Noise LevelBring earplugs!