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  • Asian Fusion, Sushi, Cocktails
  • 42 E 58th St, New York NY10022 40.762634 -73.9713434
  • (Btwn Park & Madison Ave)
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  • (212) 888-2288
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User Ratings (Based on 186 reviews)

3.375
Food 3.5 Value 2.9
Service 3.2 Atmosphere 3.8

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
work
(212) 888-2288
Fax:
fax
(212) 888-4148
Website:
www.taorestaurant.com
Place Order:
Order From TAO for delivery & takeout
Notes:
Delivery Take Out Private Parties Major Credit Cards
Hours:
Mon-Wed: 11:30am -1am Thu-Fri: 11:30am-2am Sat: 5pm-2am Sun: 5:pm-1am
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Features:
Group Dining, Open Late, People Watching, Prix Fixe, Live Entertainment, Gluten Free Items, Bar Scene, Delivery, Online Reservations, Online Ordering, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Lunch Special, Take Out, Private Parties
Min Delivery:
15.00
Delivery Area:
50th to 66th St; 3rd to 6th Ave

User Reviews

  • TAO

    Posted by Couchboy on 08/25/2007

    Excellent food and service

    The food here is just tremendous and the service is very fast and good. I've eaten here many times and took my 30 employees here for dinner one night in June. The prices are not more expensive than any other fine restaurant in Manhattan and the atmosphere is great and very trendy. Better figure out if you are a ying or yang before trying to use the restroom though! Drinks are expensive but try it out and see for yourself.

  • TAO

    Posted by Anonymous on 07/30/2007

    Delish!

    My boyfriend and I tried Tao for the first time last Friday. It was amazing. We made a reservation for 7 and had to wait about 20 minutes. It was not bad at all because a cocktail waitress in the bar area immediately took our drink order. We were seated on the second level with a great view of the giant buddha. We told the waiter that we wanted to try several things so he suggested we order tapas style. We wound up ordering the sashimi kobe beef, chilean sea bass satay, pork spring rolls, and lobster dumplings. All were pheonomenal! I had heard that they try to turn tables very quickly but we were there for almost two hours enjoying several drinks! Overall it was a great dining experience.

  • TAO

    Posted by LW on 06/25/2007

    A little bit of "Vegas" in NYC

    First visit to Tao/NYC exactly what I expected. Great atmosphere, delicious food, typical NYC prices. Bottom line on the food...what they list on the entree menu is EXACTLY what you get, no more, no less. Portions are more like what you get in Europe...small but satisfying. The Wasabi Crusted Filet Mignon we had was tender as butter, served with 3 beautifully presented tempura onion rings but no side vegetable or "starch." If your waiter/waitress seems knowledgeable, trust them: Order a bunch of menu items and share them. We asked our waiter for recommendations and his choices were "right on target." He was very helpful. We told him what we felt like having and he steered us in the right direction. Service: The only reason I gave it 4.5 stars instead of 5 was because the food was literally on our table in less than 5 minutes after ordering what we thought was a pre-meal cocktail. I understand that they need to turn tables in a trendy place like this but I think our meals should have been brought out after we finished our "Tao-hitos." Personal Note: We asked our waiter about where to go for cocktails later and he provided us with great "directions" and a perfect spot. Value: 3.5 only because of very small portion size or "What you get" for the price versus cost. The Satay of Chilean Sea Bass is awesome tasting but we had 2 small 4 inch skewers and 3 asparagus spears. The Filet Mignon was awesome but how much more would it have cost them to include some sort of vegetable or a starch on the same plate? That amazing asparagus we had with the Satay would have been awesome on the same plate as the Filet. Atmosphere: Amazing! It is not at all as snooty, loud as some reviews posted. I made a reservation online (see their website on how to do this) and not only were we seated immediately on a busy Saturday night but also seated next to the Koi pond as I requested. Additional Note: Seems like a great place for large parties

  • TAO

    Posted by Noga Rosenthal on 06/14/2007

    Not what it used to be

    Agree with many of the other reviewers. Food used to be good, but lately has been going down hill. Seems to be a trend in NYC restaurants. Initially, good food, good service - but once it has a good rep, they start skimping on food quality.

  • TAO

    Posted by jujubee on 06/13/2007

    Overated Baby!

    We went here for lunch and all I can say is OVERATED. The food was so so....and EXPENSIVE! I have no fond memories of this place except that our waiter was top notch...

  • TAO

    Posted by zoe27 on 05/25/2007

    Tacky, Overpriced, Touristy

    The first time I went to TAO a few years back it was buzzing and the food was solid. I went last week and it was a horror. We waited over an hour for a table, in a bar crowded with clueless out of towners and women with fake tans and over sprayed hair. Dina Lohan was there. I think that summarizes the environment. The food was no better than any random delivery restaurant in the city, and completely overpriced. The only thing halfway decent was the chocolate cake dessert, other than that it was not worth it.

  • TAO

    Posted by Noga Rosenthal on 05/23/2007

    Cool atmosphere

    Cool atmosphere. Great place to take out of state visitors. Wonderful apple martinis

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