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Macao Trading Co

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$$$
Neighborhood:
TriBeCa
Chinese, Portuguese
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311 Church St, New York City, NY 10013-2491 (Walker and Lispenard Streets)
J, M, N, R, Z & 6 trains to Canal Street and 1 train to Franklin Street.
212-431-8642
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5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 4:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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The menu is very unique and tasty. The appetizers are worth eating as a meal (we had the steamed vegetable dumplings, the chicken & pork belly dumplings and the mushroom & truffle croquettes which are wonderful) The spices (i.e. the african chicken, hoisen BBQ have great spices, and taste to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Michael B
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Rye
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107 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Port Credit
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

The last night of a week vacation for my twin girls 21st birthday - ruined by this place. Firstly, carded at the door? Bewildering as not sure if Macao wants to be a CLUB or a restaurant; they should make up their minds. Attitude from doormen, attitude from hostess, and wait staff that were not very accommodating. Yes, the girls... More 

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Rye
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The menu is very unique and tasty. The appetizers are worth eating as a meal (we had the steamed vegetable dumplings, the chicken & pork belly dumplings and the mushroom & truffle croquettes which are wonderful) The spices (i.e. the african chicken, hoisen BBQ have great spices, and taste to match) . Very worth a trip but the noise can... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I highly recommend Macao for dinner, but also for drinks. If you sit at the bar and get a chance to see Alejandro, he is friendly and a very skilled bartender. While you can order drinks off the menu they also can make their own concoctions if you ask. Plus, the Malasadas dessert are delicious! It is also very close... More 

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Delicious, stylish bar/restaurant offering asian/fusion food. Typical entree is $18 and drinks at $10 so good value. Friendly service, fun, buzzy but convivial atmosphere. Always had great food when visiting. African chicken with boo choi is delicious!

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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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95 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The dim lighting and wood planked walls do give a feel for what one might expect in the real Macao, as an historic hub of commerce and blending of cultures. This is represented in the menu's interesting mix of Asian and Portuguese influences. My chicken piri-piri ("African chicken") included 2 good size half breasts that were moist and tender, with... More 

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Greenville
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

Can't wait to return. The service was warm and prompt. The FOOD is some of the best in NYC. We had a large party of 9 and ordered many different items. Everyone at the table (of mostly women) raved about the unique flavor and perfectly prepared menu items. The wine list is extensive so it is attractive to different budgets.... More 

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17 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is fabulous. From the drink at the great cocktail bar, to friendly service and lively atmosphere and of course the food. My husband and I visited this restaurant on a Saturday night and had a great meal. I recommend the ribs to start and the pork chop which is huge and delicious! Would definitely recommend

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

definitely not a chinese restaurant, definitely not a portuguese restaurant and yes, you definitely must go there. The food is amazing, whatever origin it has and the service is premium. All the personnel pays a lot of attention to your needs and always with a smile. The owner is a very funny guy and he welcomes you as you would... More 

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Richmond, VA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Recently visited this restaurant with 4 girlfriends and some family members making us a party of 9. I cannot say enough about the awesome food and drinks, and the service absolutely blew me away. This service was better than any 5-star restaurant I've visited. If you are looking for a great restaurant with a good nightlife vibe also, this your... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We were in New York for 5 nights, staying just round the corner. The hotel recommended this as a great bar and indeed it was! Also a restaurant though we didn't eat there (food looked good though). Really lively and popular, with attentive bar staff and a really good feel about the place. Some interesting and different cocktails .

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 311 Church St, New York City, NY 10013-2491
    (Walker and Lispenard Streets)
  • Public Transportation: J, M, N, R, Z & 6 trains to Canal Street and 1 train to Franklin Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > TriBeCa
  • Neighborhood: TriBeCa
  • Phone Number: 212-431-8642

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Home Style
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 4:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 4:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 4:00 am

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