Tao Downtown’s Address: 92 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011 (at 16th St. – Chelsea)
Tao Downtown’s Phone Number: (212) 888-2724
The massive restaurant part of Tao Downtown is so huge and ornate that it feels more like something you’d find in Vegas than NYC. However, the food is great – with the menu featuring a lot of staples of the other Tao restaurants – and the atmosphere is lively and chic, making it a perfect for a big night out kickoff.
A relatively new place, having opened in Sept. 2013 in the Maritime Hotel, Tao Downtown is a great spot for celebrity sightings, girls’ dinners, business meetings, large groups, people watching, small plates and entertaining out of town friends. More details below:
Good For Girls’ Dinners: Though not necessarily cheap, there’s plenty of room for big groups and a lot of smaller dishes to share. It’s a place people go to have fun and be loud and there are a lot of clubs in the area (including the Tao Downtown Lounge) so if you’re looking for a memorable night out, this is a good place to start.
Good For People Watching: The main room is wide open and set up to easily allow diners to check out what’s going on with everyone else. Plus, it usually draws a beautiful, interesting (if not entirely local) crowd so you’ll be entertained by what you see.
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