42 E. 58th Street
(bet. Park & Madison Ave.)
Once a balconied movie theater, today Tao's has the feel of a spacious Asian temple. It's focal point is a giant 16-ft. Buddha and a reflecting pool filled with Japanese carp. The Buddha is visible from all three dining levels. The restaurant features an intimate Sushi Bar on the main level and a second bar upstairs. Decor throughout the restaurant features Chinese, Thai and Japanese influences.