I will never go to this club in NY again. This club is VERY selective. I honestly felt they selected and chose (depending on race, gender, weight, body type, class, etc) who they would let into the club. I have never had this bad of an experience at a club ever in my life. I have traveled the world and been to multiple clubs in different countries. I went to Tao for dinner with friends and figured we'd go to the club right after. We got in line and the bouncer refused to let us in. We continuously kept asking why we couldn't be let in and he didn't give a reason why. He kept letting others in but not us. I finally asked another bouncer who seemed to be his manager. He asked me for a $400 bar tab and I agreed. This same bouncer came up to the "manager" explaining why I couldn't be let in. It came to a point where people in line started to notice the issue. A group of men invited us to their table and the bouncer continued to not include us in and told us even though we were technically on the "vip" list we couldn't go in. I have never been to this club ever in my life and I don't even know who this man was but he didn't want to let me in or my friends which was so frustrating because I couldn't think of a reason why. It's not like I was drunk and couldn't comprehend what was happening. I recorded half of our interaction because I truly feel what happened was so uncalled for and I don't believe this person working the doors should be in this industry. I was not a threat to the club in any which way shape or form. All I wanted to do was support the restaurant we went to prior and clearly that man did not want to make that happen. I am very serious about following up with management about this and a google review is just the first step.
Degrading and Barberic - When Tao Looses it’s highly commercialized “ chic atmosphere “ to the tasteless squeeze of an uneducated, disgusting , violent and chic less bouncers, staff and security . The vision that Tao pursues and advertised includes a “low - key “ profile , claiming to attract VIPs but evidently , besides the low level profile extending towards a far distant VIP population, guests and staff , Today Tao nightclub is nothing but a mocking of an idea of elite , class and aesthetic . It is definitely not a place for sophisticated , dignified and respectful adults, and there is nothing that includes a VIP services that Tao nightclub extends and promotes . Sadly Tao nightclub, including their unskilled , untrained and absolutely inadequate staff poison the innovative and successful vision the founders of Tao impose . I hope administration addresses critical and destructive flaws of the internal system of operation and reservation that is currently present at Tao nightclub NYC. The 3.3 star rating speaks of itself . Do better Tao . A definite No for me for investment of an elite service and VIP. Definitely not a VIP
The bouncers are very rude. I have a good time inside but trying to get in I feel harassed every time. If I am walking down the stairs I get pushed. There’s no need for that. Probably don’t come unless you are a dude.
LOVVVVVEEEED IT! Food is great and it was litttttttyyyyy
Average. For the price it was disgusting. Something advertised as squab came with tidbits of tasteless meat. Was once good as I recall. Wait staff is very nice though.
Is your Restaurant still open for Business? Lets get the word out to the residents in the community. We’ll build you a road map that shows you how to take your current Dinner Specials, showcase it online for more visibility, and broadcast it to your your beloved patrons so you can get more foot traffic & Online orders