Nestled in the excitement of New York City, Calle Dao is the perfect location for your next lunch, brunch, dinner, happy hour, or private event. Immerse yourself in the vibrant Bryant Park neighborhood, often hailed as Midtown Manhattan's Town Square, with its seasonal gardens and European feel. Our restaurant is right in the center of it all, boasting proximity to some of the area's most iconic attractions.
Take a leisurely stroll to Bryant Park, where you can enjoy free-admission ice skating in the winter or catch a movie on the great lawn during warm summer nights. Looking to meet up with friends for happy hour? Our location near Grand Central Station makes us the perfect meeting spot.
When you're in the mood for a fun city attraction, Madame Tussauds is just a short distance away from Calle Dao. And if you're hosting a private event after graduating from one of the nearby higher education institutes, such as Guttman Community College, ASA College, or Berkeley College, our restaurant is the perfect venue to celebrate your achievements with family and friends.
No matter the occasion, Calle Dao in Chelsea is the ultimate destination for a truly unforgettable experience. So why wait? Join us today and discover why we're one of the hottest spots in town!
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.
The cuisine, cocktails, and décor of Calle Dão strive to transport our guests back to El Barrio Chino when it was at the height of its existence. Calle Dão has created mouthwatering dishes seamlessly blending Cuban staples with Asian flavors. The cocktails, created by Mixologist Joy Daniel, also meld the old world with the new, using historical names for libations with modern ingredients. 1857 is a bold sip of orange-infused vodka, amaretto, fresh lime juice, ground ginger, and sesame oil garnished with star anise. It commemorates the year the first ship carrying Chinese laborers arrived in Cuba. Calle Dáo’s décor, the creation of its owner Marco Britti (Favela Cubana), is reminiscent of a sultry, old-world Havana restaurant with white-washed walls, distressed wood, and whirring ceiling fans. Chinese artwork, spices, and bright colors provide the accents.
Step into a bygone era and enjoy a modern dining experience at Calle Dão.