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Macao Trading Co

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TriBeCa
Chinese, European, 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 - 4:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 4:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 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
Step back into colonial trading post

Easier to go thru non-descript, gray, bar-window, heavy "factory" doors, when you know there's a restaurant on other side. LOL. TriBeCa after all. Greeted by friendly bartender whom directed us to equally friendly host. Lighting is bit too dim, but great collection of color bottles, baskets... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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New York City, New York, USA
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English first
New York City, New York, USA
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Easier to go thru non-descript, gray, bar-window, heavy "factory" doors, when you know there's a restaurant on other side. LOL. TriBeCa after all. Greeted by friendly bartender whom directed us to equally friendly host. Lighting is bit too dim, but great collection of color bottles, baskets, wrought iron, trading-post decor. Our waitress Adhali was very kind and perfectly attentive. (I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We had several items on the menu not knowing what to expect. The food was scrumptious! I started my pre meal activities with a Dr. Funk tall drink and the ginger beer got my palate tuned to dig in. The kale salad was one of the best I had to date. There was the right amount of dressing to keep... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The evening started with great cocktails and appetizers at the bar and then progressed to amazing Asian fusion food of the highest standard. The fish, chicken, noodles, green beans were all excellent. The cocktails kept flowing with attentive and quietly efficient service. Not my first visit and I will return.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Three of our family visited this establishment fir an evening meal on a Monday night. Reasonably busy but seated without a wait. Not an extensive menu but all looked appealing. Extensive cocktail and wine list. We opted to share steamed dumplings and the croquettes followed by the chicken with peanut sauce and pork chop with sides of beans and the... More 

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Province of San Jose, Costa Rica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

I tried several dishes, all of them were very tasty. Atmosphere is more for like after office kind of place, more than a family restaurant. Food is great, prices are fair. Service is good. I would certainly recommend this place.

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Port Credit
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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, European, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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