Anyone that has tried to sneak off the island through the Holland tunnel will tell you, timing is everything in New York City. Same thing goes for new restaurants. You have to get there before the crush of humanity does, or you are in a word, fucked. The best possible time to nab an easy reservation is a holiday weekend, when Manhattan is at half capacity. So last night I took the opportunity to hit the new restaurant Macao Trading Co. If you are unfamiliar, Macao was for many years a Portuguese colony off the coast of mainland China, which helps explain the menu at the new TriBeCa spot. It is also important to point out that MTC is the second undertaking from the team behind Employees Only, has an excellent drink list (said drinks can be pricey) and is fully ACL endorsed.
Thanks to Urban Daddy for the tip and the images.
Macao Trading Co.
311 Church Street near Walker Street // (212) 431-8750