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TAO Asian Bistro - Chicago

4.5
4.5
1918 reviews
$31 to $50
Asian
TAO Chicago offers its guests a sensual trip through the cuisines of Asia. The design-driven restaurant and adjoining nightclub is inspired by the original TAO locations in New York City, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. TAO Chicago features multiple levels, creating dynamic spaces within the historic building’s shell, while adding TAO’s Asian-influenced DNA to the restaurant, lounge and nightclub including murals by artist Hush and TAO’s signature 16-foot-tall Quan Yin statue anchoring one end of the dining room. TAO Chicago’s restaurant menu, created by TAO Group Partner and Chef Ralph Scamardella , is complete with great Pan-Asian offerings from the sea, sky and land including signature dishes like Satay of Chilean Sea Bass, Crispy Rice Tuna and a Wagyu Rib-Eye.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 70 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Japanese, Chinese

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon, Tue 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (224) 888-0388

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Ralph Scamardella / Lora Sendik

  • Catering

    Bring TAO Asian Bistro to you! Our catering services range from a small drop-off and setup to full service events. Let us worry about your next office luncheon, birthday celebration or family gathering! Please contact us via taochicagoevents@taogroup.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    TAO Chicago has a number of options available for private parties for groups of 10 to 2,000 +. Please reach out to our sales team for more information or submit an inquiry by contacting taochicagoevents@taogroup.com

  • Private party contact

    Banquet Sales Team: (224) 888-0389

  • Area

    River North (Chicago)

  • Cross Street

    Ontario

  • Parking Details

    We offer valet parking for $17

  • Public Transit

    The Red line is the closest L line to TAO. Exit at Grand Avenue and N. State Street.

  • Entertainment

    Live DJ Nightly

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

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Experiences

  • Dinner Reservation

    US$35.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    All reservations require a deposit of $35 per person, regardless of the party size. This deposit will be taken off the bill at the end of your visit. If you need to cancel your reservation for any reason, we ask that you do so by 10:00pm the day prior in order to receive a refund. Any cancellations made after 10:00pm will not be eligible for a refund. Please note that during these unprecedented times, all reservations have a two hour dining limit. Additionally, all guests must be fully vaccinated to dine indoors per Chicago mandate. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

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What 1,918 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    I didn’t have a great experience with Tao because of lack of attention to detail by my waiter, he got us the wrong drink , he was supposed to bring out the birthday ice cream with happy birthday instead he got the happy anniversary one, when I told him that it’s wrong he didn’t address and get me the happy birthday one, in spite of my specific instructions when I made the booking on open table. The complimentary ice cream was horrible and tasted like gasoline. I won’t be dining with you again
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    She special to me
  3. A

    notAfoodie

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Service was definitely "off" on our visit. Food was just OK. Pricing and ambiance potential has translated to a catered experience and great service in the past. Tonight was a terrible value and ho-hum experience. We won't be back for a while.
  4. D

    Dedric

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience always love it here
  5. CN

    ChantyraN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a birthday dinner and everything was better than amazing. Staff, food, attentiveness, ambiance.. beautiful.
  6. TA

    TemiloluA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love, love, love this place. Will definitely be back!
  7. BT

    BrenitaT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food3service4ambience5
    Had a reservation for 9:30 got there at 9:00 was seated at 10:45 ridiculous weight time.
  8. LG

    LilianaG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a night out, we took a couple from out of town and they loved it
  9. a

    ashleya

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food was absolutely amazing! If you want to talk make sure you go early the later it gets the nosier it is.
  10. SW

    SarahW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Waited an hour after our reservation to be seated. Other then that, our waiter was great and the food was good. It is extremely loud.
  11. SD

    SuzyD

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere is jaw dropping! Definitely a place to entertain out of town guests or for a special occasion. The ONLY issue was the pure chaos upon arrival. The bar was closed due to a special event and although restaurant had a strict policy on a hefty deposit prior to reservation and a 15 min grace period for tardy arrivals. We waited almost an hour to be sat. Hostess was not even a tiny bit apologetic. However, a complimentary glass of champagne was passed. An hour is a long time to wait in a standing room only, overcrowded lounge area without an option for a cocktail of preference. In my opinion this could have been managed better either by contacting guests to offer details and slightly later arrival time option or suggestions another nearby bar to relax while waiting. Otherwise very impressed by dramatic decor and our dinner service!
  12. d

    dshe

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    We had to wait an hour to get seated even though we had reservations. And the food came before drinks for several of the ladies at the table
  13. JD

    JimD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    Everything was awesome except for the music. It wS loud and not appropriate for the venue. I felt I was in a dance club , such an elegant venue was destroyed by the music. Could not talk to me friends because we couldn't talk over the music
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Rude hostess. Didn’t get seated until 30 minutes post reservation time despite pre paying for reservations for four people
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. The tables are a little uncomfortably close, however overall, food, drink, service and music was amazing.
  16. d

    darrellw

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first visit. I am so happy my daughter sent me here for my birthday! The table space was a little sparse but it was an absolutely enjoyable experience. Our server made all the difference. The early evening reservation was good because the age of the diner gets younger as the night goes on. Indeed I will send all of my friends here for sure.
  17. TA

    TaraA

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was amazing. Service was good. Something got screwed up with our order and there was a major delay getting half of our food. Management apologized and comped some of our food. Overall we enjoyed our dinner and would go back.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best oysters I had in me entire life!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food is absolutely incredible!
  20. R

    Raff

    Chicago

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    This is a really great place, and, with a few tweaks, Tao could be one of the premier restaurants in the city. The food is amazing, and the service is really good. We had just a few tiny problems. First, they initially seated us at an extremely low table. I know this *looks* cool, but nobody wants to eat hunched over. These should be reserved for people having drinks. Of course, because the service here is good, they reseated promptly. Second, I ordered sparkling water, and it never came. Not a huge issue, and they apologized and removed it from the bill. Third - and this is one of my pet peeves - I hate when I'm not seated immediately when I have to pay for a reservation. My husband was 3 minutes late, and they had the 'we must wait until the entire party is there' policy. But the restaurant seems to forget why such policies are in place where they are. A restaurant wants to hedge if the other party doesn't show up - they don't want to give a bigger table than needed and they don't want to assign a table at all, if the guest(s) just end up leaving because the whole party isn't available. None of this makes sense in a party of 2 and when I've already PAID a non-refundable fee to reserve seats. Fourth and finally, it's the mark of a good restaurant that they will box your food if you want to take home leftovers. Tao doesn't do that. They give you boxes and make you do it yourself, like you're at IHOP or something. But despite these complaints, it's really a nice place, and I would highly recommend to all friends, except those who are most persnickety about fine dining.
  21. PV

    PaulVanHalteren

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 September 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Tao experience from main host to table placement to waitress to bus team = great mood. A nice evening with a visitor from Europe.
  22. JB

    JakeB

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 September 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was great, and the ambiance is amazing. Drinks are expensive, but that's par the norm at this point. I would definitely come back. Great for a date or a group dinner.
  23. DS

    DeborahS

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most beautiful restaurant I’ve ever been in! You will be pleasantly surprised once you enter by the spaciousness and ambiance. We shared a variety of dishes and every bite was a delightful.. fast and professional service as well.
  24. LD

    LeahD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 September 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The food was quite expensive for such small portions.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing atmosphere!
  26. RM

    RobynM

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 September 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great vibes, delicious food but obviously very expensive so go with a decent amount of money but worth it :)
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 September 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience3
    Mediocre food, very similar to PF Chang
  28. VI

    VINITA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Great taste. Beautiful Ambience. Good Service.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 September 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Food was bland and subpar
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place to create good memories, food was so tasty and service incredible. Highly recommended!!
  31. L

    Luls

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 25 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family gathering
  32. TK

    ToniK

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We had to wait for our reserved table. When we checked in were not told it would be as long as we had to wait. When our entrees came one was missing and to wait to be prepared and another was completely cold. Not a good experience at all.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    It was my Birthday so we went to Tao. Restaurant was missing a lot of ingredients for some of their food options. We ordered a couple of drinks and for the value they were very over priced and we didn’t even taste the alcohol.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The vibe: obnoxious The music: horrendous (seriously, like your dad trying to be cool while fist bumping along to party rock anthem) The aesthetic: there’s no way an Asian person actually designed this The service: your usual inattentive club service The food: delicious, making it all somehow worth it, I think?
  36. NO

    NOLAgirl

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience at Tao was great! They accommodated my special request and the food and service were excellent. You have to try the huge fortune cookie dessert!

    TAO Asian Bistro - ChicagoResponded 7 days agoThank you for the feedback! The fortune cookie is a must try for first timers!

  37. AM

    AMit

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Parents dinner. It was great
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great service with amazing food
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 21 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Es un extraordinario lugar el cual invita a ir varias veces
  40. JR

    JadaR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 September 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Our waiter, Dave, was amazing and so was the security officer, Juan. I am highly likely to recommend Tao to friends and family! Thank you for an amazing experience and the food, ambience and music were great!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

TAO Asian Bistro - Chicago does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. TAO Asian Bistro - Chicago also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (224) 888-0388.

TAO Asian Bistro - Chicago is rated 4.5 stars by 1918 OpenTable diners.

TAO Asian Bistro - Chicago does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 70 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for TAO Asian Bistro - Chicago

632 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60601

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Ontario

  • Area

    River North (Chicago)

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon, Tue 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Japanese, Chinese

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    We offer valet parking for $17

  • Public Transit

    The Red line is the closest L line to TAO. Exit at Grand Avenue and N. State Street.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Ralph Scamardella / Lora Sendik

  • Entertainment

    Live DJ Nightly

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

  • Phone number

    (224) 888-0388

  • Catering

    Bring TAO Asian Bistro to you! Our catering services range from a small drop-off and setup to full service events. Let us worry about your next office luncheon, birthday celebration or family gathering! Please contact us via taochicagoevents@taogroup.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    TAO Chicago has a number of options available for private parties for groups of 10 to 2,000 +. Please reach out to our sales team for more information or submit an inquiry by contacting taochicagoevents@taogroup.com

  • Private party contact

    Banquet Sales Team: (224) 888-0389

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