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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 LizzieandIzzy on 09/09/2006

    Best salmon in town; great prix fixe

    If you have strictly one hour only for lunch, you may want to forego Tao--but go for dinner. We had to wait 20 minutes, though we had a reservation. The grilled salmon was the best I have ever eaten--perfect. Very slightly crunchy on the outside, no unnecessary oil, hot, fragrant, tender, and melt-in-your-mouth yummy. The chicken appetizer on a stick--seems everyone is serving those these days--didn't thrill me; it was a little underdone for my "nuke everything" taste, but the sauce was interesting. Dessert was to die for, though we had to ask them to pack it up so we could bring it back to the office! The decor is stunning (love the Big Buddha protecting the diners). The patrons are on the loud side, but it's fun, busy, and delicious. If you don't mind having to raise your voice a little to speak to your dining companions, definitely go.

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    Posted by Anonymous on 09/03/2006

    Decent

    Some friends & I wanted to eat at a super trendy restaurant and I have heard some great things about Tao so we decided on there. One thing that really irked me was that I made a reservation for 2 at 10:00 & we got there right on time. We ended up waiting an extra 15-20 minutes for our table. Annoying! We expected it to be loud but not as loud as it really was. My friends & I were yelling just to be heard. I ordered the Black Pepper Sizzled Filet Mignon with Udon Noodles, it was delicious but just a little too salty. Another friend ordered the Kung Pao chicken & that too was a little salty. For dessert we had the Fuji Apple Springroll which was amazing..absolutely delicious. All in all, it wasn't a spectacular place but I would go back..mostly for desserts.

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    Posted by csw on 08/29/2006

    Go weeknights

    This is a fun place if u dig the social scene. The atmosphere is really laid back. Noise level isnt too high on weeknights. No signs of kids either. It isnt fine dining, just fun dining. However, for the price, you're not too far from it either. The Kobe Ribeye was delicious as so was the kobe shabu and kobe sashimi. I also recommend the Chilean sea bass and grilled rare yellowfin tuna, Sushi was good but wasnt its strong point. I dont recommend the spring rolls (taste like chinatown dim sum, nothing spectular), XO Shrimp (better in chinatown), thai fish hot pot (too salty), and the wasabi crusted filet mignon (too dry in comparison to the kobe). Pad Thai wasn't outstanding, just boring. For dessert we had the fortune cookie which is OK. They should replace the mousse with ice cream instead as it was so heavy and rich. If you work hard for your money I dont recommend coming here, however if you got cash to burn this is the place for you.

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    Posted by big eater on 08/26/2006

    Depends on what you're looking for

    If you are looking for a lively lounge scene, Tao totally works. unfortunatly dinner and conversation won't happen unless you arrive early, as in seated around 6. there'll be some time before it starts getting crowded so you can still hear ppl at your table. food was above average but for a restaurant like Tao (semi-expensive, very very hyped up), it disappoints. i didn't love anything. there's nothing i would go back for. it was one of those "been there done that" places. interior is fantastic, love the ambiance. all dumplings and budda chicken are great. SKIP seaweed salad

  • TAO

    Posted by Rylax2 on 08/24/2006

    Drinks at the Bar

    We enjoyed drinks at the bar on Monday, 21.08.06. The service was good, with a very friendly & helpfuul bar man offering to take our photograph infront of the enormous buddha featured in Tao. Very atmospheric & trendy. Definitely worh a visit !!!

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    Posted by Kliffy C on 08/18/2006

    Not bad

    Not sure what the deal is here, I think this place is sooo 2003. Took clients to dinner last nite. Most of the people were tourists (several child sightings) – all the action was at the bar. More importantly the food was average, not great, not bad- just average. Here is the rundown: Apps: Thai Chile stuffed shrimp – good, interesting, not great – what the heck is that stuffing?. Glazed pork – bland, a bit dry, had better in Chinatown at any place where they hang meat on sticks in the window. Tuna Tartar – disappointing, not much flavor, could have used a drop of sesame oil and soy, expected more from this dish. Mains: Mizo glazed stripped bass over greens. I asked about mizo soaked black cod (ala Nobu) and was directed to this as an equal. The portion was tiny, BUT the flavor delivered. Sweet n salty over nice greens. Wasabi crusted Fillet Mignon: pedestrian – a decent cut of steak, cooked perfectly, but it was coated with some kind of bread crump topping. No wasabi flavor. Dessert – chocolate parfait. AWESOME, rich but not too rich to eat the whole thing. 4 or 5 different flavors/types of chocolate. I recommend this. Service : Impeccable, we had a fantastic waiter who was pleasant, informed and a true gentleman. Total bill for 2 - $190 w/ drinks. I would not go again. Not bad, just not great.

  • TAO

    Posted by BarbieInNy on 08/15/2006

    Sooo Hot!

    This place is amazing everytime i go there i think it gets better and better. The people are beautiful the service is wonderful the atmosphere is exotic i love it. I would recommed this place to anyone two thumbs up!

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