TAO Uptown, TAO Group’s flagship location, has embedded itself into the fabric of New York City. Originally a 19th-century stable for the Vanderbilt family and then a balconied movie theater, TAO Uptown was transformed into a majestic Asian “temple” and iconic NYC restaurant. Showcasing a towering 16-foot-tall Buddha that floats above a virtual reflecting pool complete with Japanese Koi Fish. Artifacts from China, Japan, and Thailand are artfully placed throughout the cavernous space. Tao Uptown’s flexible layout and versatile design make it an ideal choice for hosting diverse events. From intimate dinners to grand galas, holiday parties, and company gatherings, this venue can be customized to create the perfect ambiance and atmosphere for any occasion. Tao Group Events offers a comprehensive range of in-house production services. From A/V services to entertainment, décor, and talent sourcing, we have the expertise and resources to handle all production needs.

TAO Uptown Main Dining
TAO Uptown Buddha


Tao Uptown is a culinary sanctuary nestled in the heart of Manhattan, offering a sophisticated dining experience that seamlessly blends Asian-inspired cuisine with modern flair. Boasting an elegant ambiance, Tao Uptown invites guests to savor a diverse menu that features culinary delights ranging from signature sushi rolls to delectable dim sum, making it a destination where exquisite flavors and upscale aesthetics converge.


  • 500 Cocktail Reception
  • 320 Seated

*Capacities are approximately and subject to change*


  • (2) Full-Service Bars
  • Fully Equipped DJ Booth
  • Private Dining Skybox
  • Semi-Private Mezzanine


The Skybox is one of the most distinctive and dramatic private dining rooms in New York City offering breathtaking views of the bustling Main Dining Room and the elegant Mezzanine. For an even more intimate ambiance, a sheer curtain can be drawn to create an exclusive hideaway.


  • 26  Seated
TAO Uptown Skybox
TAO Uptown Mezzanine to skybox


The Mezzanine is situated on the venue’s elevated second floor, boasting an exceptional vantage point overlooking both the bustling Main Dining Room and the famous, captivating Buddha statue. 


  • 175 Cocktail Reception
  • 125 Seated


  • (2) Large Catwalks
  • Large Main Bar
  • Sushi Bar

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Tao Group Hospitality Rewards

As a Tao Group Hospitality Rewards member, you’re eligible to earn Rewards on special events, banquets, and catering! Ask our special events team for more details.






42 East 58th St
Between Park & Madison
New York, NY 10022
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