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Blue Note

131 West 3rd St., New York City, NY
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Ranked #22 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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Sao Paulo, SP
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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35 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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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
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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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Toronto
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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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30 reviews 30 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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