Tao You Doin?
Your seating guide to Manhattan’s latest hotspot
Here’s to the gastro-lounge:
Loud. Flashy. A disco-y dalliance of amuse-bouches and boobs that – while at times obnoxious – is an essential tool in every New York man’s evening-out repertoire.
This is where you’ll want to take your clients, a date or your thick-walleted friends for an evening out.
Here’s where you should park yourself based on occasion:
You’re With: A date
Request: The back corner of the sushi bar
An overlooked romantic gem – curved to prevent the awkward side-by-side, and tucked away from the main dining floor din to facilitate canoodling. Plus, watch the chefs deftly prepare tuna sashimi with parmesan.
You’re With: Clients
Request: One of the Buddha tables
Tao’s centerpiece is a gargantuan multi-armed stone Buddha, flanked by two secluded tables on raised platforms overlooking the main floor. Ultimate power-move seating: check.
You’re With: A big group
Request: A skybox
Above the main dining floor are two private “skyboxes” big enough to accommodate 15-20. Awesome views of the action below and curtains if you need more privacy – or are Leonardo Dicaprio.
Want to see what delectable Asian goodness Tao’s menu has in store? Step right this way.