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Calle Dao Downtown, New York, NY

Calle Dao Downtown

3.9
3.9
24 Reviews
$30 and under
Chinese
  • Charming
  • Innovative
  • Neighborhood gem
Calle Dão is designed to pay homage to Havana's once-thriving El Barrio Chino (Chinatown). Known as the largest such community in Latin America, El Barrio Chino occupied 44 square blocks of real estate in the late 1870s. As the Cuban and Chinese cultures mixed, a unique fusion of cuisine emerged. Today, El Barrio Chino occupies a small section of the narrow Calle Cuchillo - Knife Street - from which Calle Dão takes its name.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Chinese, Cuban, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 777-6500
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Located between two of Manhattan’s most stylish neighborhoods, SoHo and The West Village.Full Buyouts and late night parties available. For information on events up to 100 people, email us at calledaodowntown@gmail.com
  • Private party contact
    Onika Smith: (212) 777-6500
  • Neighborhood
    Greenwich Village
  • Cross street
    Bleecker and West 3rd
  • Parking details
    On-street metered parking between 7:30am and 7:00pm with a two hour limit. Free parking on Sundays.
  • Public transit
    B, C, D, E, F & M to West 4th Street or the 6 train to Bleecker.
  • Entertainment
    Join us for Salsa night every Tuesday from 10pm to 1am.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Restaurant Week - Our Menu is Sizzling 🔥

    Jul 22 - Aug 18, 2024
    Savor the extraordinary fusion of Chinese-Cuban Cuisine at New York City's highly anticipated summer restaurant week! Delight in our exclusive prix fixe menus available for each meal period, featuring fantastic flavors that will captivate every palate.
    Restaurant Week - Our Menu is Sizzling 🔥 Photo

Offers

  • Let's Get Happy during our Happy Hours!

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM,Mon - Fri - 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM,Sat - 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Join us at Calle Dao Downtown for one of NYC's Happiest Happy Hours. Available in our Bar Area as well as our Dining Room, guests can enjoy specially-priced cocktails and snacks, including fresh oysters on the half shell! Book your table now!

    Let's Get Happy during our Happy Hours! Photo

What 24 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

24 Reviews
  1. JennypherU

    New York City

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Restaurant was very quiet yet service lacked urgency.
    Calle Dao DowntownResponded 4 days ago
    Dear Jenny, Thank you for being our guest and bringing your unpleasant experience to our attention. Our goal is always to provide exceptional flavors paired with exemplary service. We are sorry to have missed the mark during your visit, and we hope you will accept our sincerest apology. Your loving every aspect of your visit was our intention, and we never wanted to let you down. We hope you will give us another opportunity to show you our best the next time you are in the area. Warmly, The Calle Dao Restaurant Team

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  2. JonC

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is fusion in the best possible sense, and a real anchor to the neighborhood. Calle Dao is wonderful!
    Calle Dao DowntownResponded on June 5, 2024
    Hi Jon, Thank you so much for your fantastic feedback! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our fusion cuisine at Calle Dao and see us as a real anchor to this neighborhood. Your kind words truly mean the world to us and keep our passion for creating delicious Cuban-Chinese dishes alive. We can't wait to welcome you back for another wonderful experience ~ and don't miss our special Latin weeks menu from June 7th - June 21st. Cheers! The Calle Dao Downtown Restaurant Team

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  3. mantaray

    New York City

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Had been really excited to try this place and was excited to see a reservation available for Saturday night but unfortunately the experience and the food at Calle Dao were very disappointing. We had to wait 15 minutes for the table despite arriving on time for the reservation. The server was very confused as we were taking our order and then the main course took literally an hour and a half to arrive. Once it was there it was mediocre at best, slightly cold. They were definitely understaffed but the wait times and low quality were truly ridiculous. Hopefully they are able to hire more staff or something.
    Calle Dao DowntownResponded on April 30, 2024
    Hi Mantaray, Thanks so much for your honest feedback about your visit to Calle Dao. We're really sorry that things didn't go as planned and that your experience was a letdown; please trust that was never our intention. It sounds like you caught us on a bad day, which is no excuse. We're on it—so this won't happen again. We hope you will give us another shot to impress you, and we hope to see you back soon for a much better experience! Warmly, The Calle Dao Downtown Team

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  4. bobby

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I had loved the food at the Chelsea location, and wanted to try this location. Food has great flavor, however the service was not great the evening we went. None of us will be returning to dine at this location, unfortunately.
    Calle Dao DowntownResponded on April 30, 2024
    Hi Bobby, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We're truly grateful to have you as a loyal fan of Calle Dao, and we're sorry to hear that your experience at our Downtown location didn't meet the high standards you've come to expect from us. Please accept our sincere apologies for the service issues you encountered. We are committed to ensuring that every visit is enjoyable, and your comments are invaluable as we strive to improve. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back at our Chelsea location soon and restore your confidence in our brand. With warm regards, The Downtown Team

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  5. anonymous

    Los Angeles

    124 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    124 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very fast server who helped us with menu choices. Food was delicious.
    Calle Dao DowntownResponded on April 16, 2024
    This is great news! Thank you so much for visiting Calle Dao and sharing your 5-star feedback. We hope you will join us again the next time you are in the neighborhood and in the mood for Cuban Chinese fusion. Cheers! The Calle Dao Team

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  6. MichaelP

    Munich

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was quite disappointing. We ordered the tostones, yuca fries, ceviche, and paella. I have never seen such round and perfect looking tostones in my life, and as a tostones maker myself, makes me think they came from a box. They were quite dry and had very little flavor. Yuca fries were a bit better but the ones from Pollo tropical are much better. Ceviche was also disappointing, not much flavor at all and was mostly just juice. Maybe my expectations are quite high being born and raised in Miami, but I would save my Cuban cravings when I am back home and would not go here again for the food. Cocktails were tasty though!
    Calle Dao DowntownResponded on March 12, 2024
    Hi Michael, Thank you for your honest feedback about your recent dining experience at Calle Dao. We are deeply sorry that our dishes didn't meet your expectations, especially considering your familiarity with Cuban cuisine. We always strive to present authentic and flavorful dishes, and we regret that dishes fell short. We appreciate your compliment on our cocktails. Your insights are truly valuable to us; we are grateful you shared them. We are disappointed you won't be returning for the food; however, we hope you will consider joining us again for happy hour one afternoon and give our appetizers another chance. Warmly, The Calle Dao Downtown Team

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  7. NaimahD

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very delightful. Small gem in the middle of the village
    Calle Dao DowntownResponded on February 29, 2024
    Hi Naimah, Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to leave us a review! We're thrilled to hear you found Calle Dao to be a delightful gem in the heart of the village. It's our goal to provide a unique and memorable experience for all our guests, and we're so glad you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for another wonderful experience. Cheers! The Calle Dao Team

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Loved it! The food is a fusion of Cuban-Chinese and Latin American and it was excellent. We are going back soon!
    Calle Dao DowntownResponded on February 23, 2024
    Hi There! Thank you very much for your amazing review of Calle Dao! We love that you loved our Cuban-Chinese fusion cuisine and found the food to be excellent. It is wonderful to learn that you had such a great time with us and that you plan to return soon. We look forward to welcoming you back for another delightful culinary experience. All the best, The Calle Dao Team

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  9. CarminH

    Denver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The main part of the restaurant was extremely loud. We sat in the outer patio area that was totally closed in and heated. We were the only ones out there was extremely quiet the ambiance was fantastic. The waiter was great. And we can't say enough good about the food. Strongly recommend this place! Now if you want to sit in the main restaurant it's a small bistro feel and it's very energetic
    Calle Dao DowntownResponded on February 12, 2024
    Hi Carmin, Thank you so much for your glowing review and for sharing your experience with us! We're delighted to hear that you found solace and fantastic ambiance in our outer patio area and that you thoroughly enjoyed the service provided by your server. We are delighted to know that you found our food to be exceptional and worthy of recommendation - great news! We look forward to welcoming you back and providing you with another wonderful dining experience, whether in our serene patio or energetic bistro setting. All the best, The Calle Dao Downtown Team

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  10. ChristopherA

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great, the food was also very good, great value for brunch on the drinks and food. Would definitely recommend
    Calle Dao DowntownResponded on February 5, 2024
    Hi Christopher, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your five-star experience at Calle Dao! We're thrilled you enjoyed our great service and delicious food, especially during brunch. We take pride in offering great value, and it's wonderful to know you found it so. Your recommendation means the world to us, and we can't wait to welcome you back for another fantastic dining experience in the future. All the best, The Calle Dao Team

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FAQs

Calle Dao Downtown offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 777-6500.

Calle Dao Downtown is rated 3.9 stars by 24 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Calle Dao Downtown

543 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Bleecker and West 3rd
  • Neighborhood
    Greenwich Village
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Chinese, Cuban, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    On-street metered parking between 7:30am and 7:00pm with a two hour limit. Free parking on Sundays.
  • Public transit
    B, C, D, E, F & M to West 4th Street or the 6 train to Bleecker.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Join us for Salsa night every Tuesday from 10pm to 1am.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 777-6500
  • Private party facilities
    Located between two of Manhattan’s most stylish neighborhoods, SoHo and The West Village.Full Buyouts and late night parties available. For information on events up to 100 people, email us at calledaodowntown@gmail.com
  • Private party contact
    Onika Smith: (212) 777-6500
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