Under the gaze of a 16-foot Buddha Tao Uptown exudes a sense of peace to party goers entering this hot-spot home to some of the best Asian food you can find in the city. No stranger to the A-list crowd, on New Year’s Eve this restaurant/lounge/nightclub will host an unforgettable New Years party, where everyone will want to be and be seen. The 4-hour premium bar will serve the best liquid delights, the early evening complimentary passed hors d’oeuvres will be tasty, and the DJ performance will keep you dancing until it’s time to ring in the New Year with a glass of complimentary champagne held high. With VIP options ranging from reserved seating to access to the Skybox, all the amenities you need to begin a New Year are right here.
Just off prestigious Fifth Avenue in Midtown East, this three-level, 300-person capacity Asian paradise once housed the Vanderbilt family stables. Later becoming a theater with a balcony, it has ended up as one of the finest eateries in the city. Strategic Group, who brought New York nightlifers the popular venues Avenue, LAVO, and Marquee is behind this beautiful Asian gem.
The decor is a well-balanced mix of Asian and European style, with deep earth tones and comfortable seats at square and round tables set on the tiled first floor. Plush banquettes sit against the walls. Above that is a second floor with more dining space and a bar, and a view of those below. High above it all at 35 feet is the Skybox, which has limited seating and offers views of the partiers below. Exposed brick walls run throughout the venue, and Chinese, Thai, and Japanese objet d’art are found hanging from the ceiling and set on the walls. Just below the Buddha is a reflecting pool with Japanese carp. The scene is alive yet serene–perhaps with the Buddha’s influence so large here.
For a night of exquisite taste for the palate and the visual senses—while partying as hard as you can with a select crowd—to come to Tao Uptown and ring in the New Year in sophisticated Asian style.