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Blue Note

131 West 3rd St., New York City, NY
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Ranked #19 of 781 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

What a poor performance on Saturday night from Cassandra Wilson. She seemed " somewhere else" and sis very few songs The band seemed to carry her. Not expected from a very expensive venue. The food was tragic, which I accept if the music is superb. It was not. Come on Blue Note. Time to change your game.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Wowsers! I got to see my favorite jazz guitarist at the legendary Blue Note jazz club! Got an excellent bar seat for $20 and heard a living legend and his group play for 80 minutes. Great music at a great venue!

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Yes, this is what you need to do - choose good musician, buy tickets in advance, come early to have a good seat. It's not a place to "just eat", so do not expect something extraterrestrial from the kitchen. This is a place for music, and sometimes real stars performing here.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

For live band play and jazz lovers, this is Beirut's oldest and perhaps most well known destination. It's a small restaurant comparatively that serves excellent food and hosts top musicians. Bands usually play after 10 pm - and there is an special charge (well worth it). Try their grilled hot feta cheese and their Lebanese delicacies.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We were in NYC for our vacation and decided to check out the jazz scene, and the Blue Note came up as one of the city's main jazz clubs. I think I would only return if there was a star singer that I would like to watch, the bar is rather old and the food and drinks are slightly overpriced,... More

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Wigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Rather pricey - paid a table fee to guarantee admission, & then encouraged to purchase food. Food & bar & tax & gratuities made for an expensive night out, but the atmosphere was worth it. We were sat close to the stage, which spoilt the sound balance - ironically found the sound far better stood at the bar. Would like... More

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Lakebay, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

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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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
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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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