Tao Downtown - New York
Tao Group made its mark on the hospitality industry with an impressive portfolio of highly successful dining and nightlife venues. The Tao name goes a long way--you'll find their venues from coast to coast as well as in Sydney, Australia--particularly its namesake, Asian-influenced eatery found in New York, Vegas, Los Angeles and soon Chicago.
TAO Downtown, situated in New York's chic Chelsea neighborhood, is subterranean and comprised of a restaurant and late-night destination. It is intended to look and feel as if it has been there for decades, and upon arrival, guests encounter a long corridor with a dragon scale patterned screen and Chinese calligraphy murals mounted on weathered brick walls.Read More
The menu features small plates, sushi, dim sum, yakitori, noodles and more. Diners are encouraged to mix and match, making the most out of their experience. Highlights range from share-able rock shrimp lettuce cups to barbecue duck fried rice. There's also seafood black rice with lobster, shrimp, crab and crispy squid, Malaysian coconut shrimp and filet mignon done "Toyko style" with bone marrow, mushrooms and onions.
There are, of course, specialty Asian-inspired cocktails, from the lychee martini to a Pama Sutra of tequila, pomegranate liqueur and kalamansi lime.