Take a Visual Tour of Tao in Hollywood

Take a Visual Tour of Tao in Hollywood

Tao, the outrageously over-the-top mini-chain that originated in New York, has seen its Las Vegas outpost become the highest-grossing and most profitable restaurant in America, and its New York locations aren't far behind. As of this past April, Los Angeles has a Tao of its own, attached to the new Dream Hotel in Hollywood — an obvious place to try to re-create the Tao dynamic. During the week a steady stream of tourists fills the multilevel dining room; on weekends the valet line is a parade of brightly colored luxury cars disgorging brightly colored luxury people. Paparazzi swarm. Kardashians pout. Here is a glimpse inside the magnificent and flawed restaurant. Read Besha Rodell's full review.

Photos by Anne Fishbein


Tao, the outrageously over-the-top mini-chain that originated in New York, has seen its Las Vegas outpost become the highest-grossing and most profitable restaurant in America, and its New York locations aren't far behind. As of this past April, Los Angeles has a Tao of its own, attached to the new Dream Hotel in Hollywood — an obvious place to try to re-create the Tao dynamic. During the week a steady stream of tourists fills the multilevel dining room; on weekends the valet line is a parade of brightly colored luxury cars disgorging brightly colored luxury people. Paparazzi swarm. Kardashians pout. Here is a glimpse inside the magnificent and flawed restaurant. Read Besha Rodell's full review.

Photos by Anne Fishbein
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