Dragon scales and calligraphy begin
an exotic journey just a few steps below Manhattan’s busy streets. TAO Downtown is a two-story,
22,000-square-foot restaurant, bar and lounge in the former ballroom spaces of New
York’s Maritime Hotel.
What if you could dine on the steps of a deity’s temple?
Expanding from an intimate corridor into a grand subterranean room, the restaurant’s focal point is a striking grand staircase that creates a see-and-be-seen atmosphere.
The entrance corridor creates the feeling of walking into a grotto.
A visitor’s first glimpse of the 500-seat dining room.
Scale becomes part of the spectacle.
Oversized lanterns and statues echo the impressive size of the Asian-inspired Gotham speakeasy. The arms of a 20-foot-tall statue seem to move hypnotically under a veil of projected animation designed by Rockwell Group’s LAB.