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Blue Note

Address: 131 West 3rd St., New York City, NY
Phone Number: 995925307
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Ranked #251 of 1,012 Activities in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Jazz Bars, Nightlife, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: A special place for blues enthusiasts to spend an evening.
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Type: Jazz Bars, Nightlife, Theater & Concerts
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 3:00 am
Owner description: A special place for blues enthusiasts to spend an evening.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This is the worst venue ever. I called in advance for disability accommodations for my 90 year old mother and the manager said, "First come, first served as we do not reserve tables." With that said, I did not take my mother and waited outside in the rain for 30 minutes until the 10:30 p.m. doors opened 45 minutes late... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

What can I say this was the best Jazz venue I have ever been too . The music was great in a great New York atmosphere with good drinks. Celebrating New Year in a Jazz bar was one of the best New Year I have had in sometime . This place seems to be an institution within the New York... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This amazing musician and his friends never disappoint. This year his fantastic guest was Lucia Micarelli. They bring me to tears every years with a beautiful and haunting performance

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

First time my friends and I went to see Chris Botti for his annual NYC gig. Seating is first come, first seated. Doors opened at 6:00 for an 8:00 show. Got there at 6:01 and there were already 50 people in line so our seats weren't great. But the sound was awesome, the drinks and food great (at typical NYC... More 

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Vancouver
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The music was fantastic. A solid 2 hours of outstanding jazz. The food wasn't particularly good but that isn't why you go to the Blue Note.

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Athens, Greece
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Went there for Christmas Eve. Although we had e-tickets, there was a humangous line for ticket holders, so we had to wait out in the cold for a long time. But Chris Botti was great, the drummer was fantastic, the pianist, the bass player, they all played to perfection. The sound was like listening to a cd - only more... More 

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Belfast
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Traveled from Ireland and attended Tuesday night 30th Dec, great seats second row back from the stage, wouldn't recommend getting to close to the stage. With my daughter so a special nite out. We didn't dine as it was the the late show, just had drinks. This place is tightly packed which added to the experience. Chris Botti gave 110%,... More 

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Westchester County, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We saw a terrific show by Chris Botti on Saturday night. The Blue Note is not a large venue, so all the seats are good ones. We felt the price was reasonable, and our Prosecco and Bellinis were great!

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is my second visit to this mecca of jazz. It will be my last. The performers are top notch, the staff is more than competent, but the overall experience is way below par for a place with such a reputation. First of all, the tables are ideally suited for four people of average size, but six are expected to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This place is cashing in on its name but doesn't deliver the goods. If you have the "chance" to get in and pay a ridiculous amount to be seated at a table, you'll soon discover that the seating arrangement is as tight as a Bombay bus, generating awkward promiscuity with total strangers instead of your beloved. If on the other... More 

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