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Blue Note

131 West 3rd St., New York City, NY
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Ranked #23 of 779 nightlife in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Jazz Bars
Description: A special place for blues enthusiasts to spend an evening.
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Lakebay, Washington
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

My husband and I have actually been to the Blue Note's Sunday Brunch three times. It is a terrific deal and, of course, the music is fabulous. Our food was actually quite good and the service was stellar. Check it out...you can reserve a spot for brunch on their website, and see who's playing.

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Melville, New York
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69 reviews 69 reviews
35 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

The world-famous Blue Note is one of the most important NYC Jazz landmarks. Every Jazzman of note has graced its stage at one time or another in the past half-century. It's tiny and dingy and funky. The food is OK but nothing to write home about. It can be an expensive night out, but you are guaranteed the very best... More

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

An amazing venue. Our first visit and we'll be back. We saw Havey Mason and his band Camelion with Chris Turner guesting on vocals. Their version of 'smile' was sublime. Our waitress Martina from Prague was brilliant and attentive. A truly magical night.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

If you're looking for a great place to listen to music check out the Blue Note. The music is so good that you won't mind that the food is less than wonderful. But you're not going for the food any way are you?

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Always a cover. No drinks menu when asked. $15 house wine, $9 local beers No Be aware, ask price about every item.

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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We had the privilege to watch Hiromi in action. So talented and so humble. It was a moment of a lifetime!

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Hobart, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

It was everything I expected, a great venue, and brilliant artists a must do for blues and Jazz fans

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New York City, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Blue Note is a typical NYC live jazz bar/restaurant; postage size tables, one is usually sharing with total strangers, watered down drinks. In a previous visit I had a decent brunch but it is definitely not the place to go expecting a good meal. But, going to a jazz club is all about the show. Nicole Henry , a very... More

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lewisburg, pa
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114 reviews 114 reviews
12 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

There seems to be quite a few overly critical reviews of the Blue Note. I got there early, around 6 for an 8pm show. Got great seat seats on the balcony (not the traditional theater balcony, more like a platform). The seating may have been a little packed in, but that's prevalent in NYC. The act was great, Ramsey Lewis... More

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Hempstead, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

What a New York treat to see legendary Ramsey Lewis perform with guest performer Philip Bailey from Earth Wind and Fire at the same time. Stayed for the next show at midnight for Mavis "Swan" Poole and was equally as delightful. Food was just ok. Drinks were average but we was there for the music which was excellent. This place... More

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