TAO Uptown

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12593 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Asian
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 $31.50 Prix Fixe Lunch Menu year round.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was pretty average and over priced. Door staff were not the friendliest.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The place is very beautiful! The food is normal.

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CarinaE
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Fantastic place to eat, food and service was good but not exceptional.

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vipEuniceJ
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My group of 9 had a great experience. The staff was super friendly and attentive to our needs. Huge shout out to the manager, Chris, who has exceptional customer service. He made our group feel welcomed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was very good, waiter was not attentive as I had expected. We had to waive multiple times to get his attention for water or to order something and the restaurant was not very busy.

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sandya
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was amazing, bartenders attended to us quickly will def come back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Very long waiting time for a table booked in advance.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the place and environment!!!

MD
MichaelD
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tao is always a delight. Consistently great food, always amazing staff, and never ever an issue.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Was my birthday and I couldn’t have had a better time. The service was the best and we enjoyed the entire night !!!!

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LindyS
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Bad service, ok food, not worth the hype... cool atmosphere but other than that I would never go back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Kids birthday 13. I like TAO because it’s themed. Amazing that a place I drank in during my 20s is still a go-to for occasions. It’s perfect for family birthday dinners. A little pricey for Thai, but it makes up for it in ambiance and definitely a place for a teen palate- plenty of fried rice and noodles as well as instagram worthy desserts and giant Buddha.

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vipDavid
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect ambience in both the dining room and the lounge. Great mood lighting. Large portions and good food. Very nice.

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ErikaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice ambiance, good food, friendly staff. Lychee martini a must

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jenniferh
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great dinner! Celebrated my boyfriend's birthday with his three daughters. It was fun and perfectly Instagram-worthy for his teenagers. The food was delicious and our servers were friendly and even offered some simple food modifications for the kids. Definitely recommend! We went at 7:30 on a Friday evening.

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MsStush
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Perfect spot to catch up with friends. Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable and helpful in making our selections. Food was tasty, cocktails were great and we had a lovely evening.

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vipAndri
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing!! Food is the best and well as their stuff!

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vipDamienNY
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible Peking Duck and the best libations on the planet. Dinner was spectacular and obviously this place made a comeback after losing it for a while.

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JasmineS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing decor, service and the food was exquisite. We will be back!

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vipLeonoraB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Awesome food & atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews