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Blue Note

131 West 3rd St., New York City, NY
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Ranked #25 of 775 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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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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New York City, New York
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I'm torn on this one, because you can't deny the world-class talent that frequents this intimate and renown W.Village jazz club. However, the food and service are typically terrible (bordering on criminal, based on the rip-off extorted prices), which is a huge dis-service to the tremendous talent on stage, and music-lovers who are forced to spend $$ on food/drinks. I'd... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

It was a nice evening. The acts were OK, but not compelling. Food costs plenty, so it was full priced evening out, but I didn't have a great "wow" feeling when it was all over. I know other people have a better opinion of it, so maybe I was just on an off night or something.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The place is great, I happened to be there when Women of the World were performing and it was a fantastic show. Had to wait out in the rain for a while since they were yet to open the door after the previous show. Was definitely a memorable night.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

Great jazz club with traditional NY jazz club seating. We enjoyed the music and jazz is the only reason we visit NYC. We ordered dinner and for 4 of us it was $400 and was marginal at best. I would suggest the cocktails but skip the food. Don't forget to visit the gift store upstairs.

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I love the Blue Note and its dark atmosphere! So nice, quite small, very well organized. We found out Eric Harland and he was really exciting. We had just a drink at the bar, deciding not to dinner, it seemed too expensive. It's been a great time, hope to do it again.

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