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131 West 3rd Street, New York City, NY 10012-1208
212 475 8592
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6:00 pm - 3:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 3:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 28
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  • 9
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  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
I had a good time but wouldn't return

Music was good, food was mediocre, very tight seating, kind of expensive, though not more expensive than other things in New York. So we had a nice time and I'm glad I went, but I didn't feel the value or the need to return.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Aalborg, Denmark
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We went to see a jazz band called "Combo Nuvo" and very smart we had made reservations in advance. Professional staff welcomed us and expectations were high. But you shouldn't go there for the brunch menu. We adults survived but our son ended up with butter/cinnamon fried toast and scrambled eggs. With syrup. Strange meal for a European .... Jazz... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Music was good, food was mediocre, very tight seating, kind of expensive, though not more expensive than other things in New York. So we had a nice time and I'm glad I went, but I didn't feel the value or the need to return.

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Chicago, Illinois
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Other than the hostess not initially seating us in the American Express reserved seats we should have been in, our overall experience was pretty good. We saw Ron Carter Trio which was terrific. The place was crowded and our server did her best to get to all of her tables quickly. Because she had so many, it was tough to... More 

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127 reviews 127 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We've been to all of the jazz clubs in Los Angeles but wanted to visit the best jazz club in the world, The Blue Note in NYC. Went to see the Ron Carter Quartet on a Sunday evening, with the place packed to the rafters. It was clear that the Blue Note is a Mecca for jazz lovers and the... More 

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big apple
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Despite what you might read elsewhere, real NYC jazz fans don't frequent this reverse ATM machine. We don't like paying lots of money to sit sideways, like little sardines, subjecting ourselves to the noise of people eating, and the chit-chat of tourists who don't care about the music. If you want real jazz, Mezzrow, The Village Vanguard, and The Jazz... More 

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Washington DC
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Excellent time at Blue Note. Small, intimate club. Great crowd. Dinner was not great, but service was good. Really enjoyed the experience.

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Dallas, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Rachelle Ferrell had a nervous breakdown on stage last night. She barely sang one song! And she kept talking about dead entertainers and crying on stage. Said she visited the hotel where Donny Hathaway jumped to his death. Mention Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston. We kept thinking oh she gonna pull it together. Then she got up and left and... More 

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Tucson, AZ
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147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

Went for the Jazz but was surprised to find the food was quite good. Tables are very close together so best to check a large coat which costs a dollar up front. If you get there a bit early you get a better choice of seats. For an 8:00 show doors open at 6 but arrival around 7:00 works pretty... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

If you go, reserve a seat get there early and be prepared to wait in line to get in. It's worth the wait. Great acoustics, cozy seating and fast service at the table.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

Went to blue note for a David Sanborn performance. The place is really charming, music was TOP, drinks good and food great. The waitress was very friendly and helpful. This was a very nice experience!! Worth every penny spent!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 131 West 3rd Street, New York City, NY 10012-1208
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Greenwich Village
  • Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
  • Phone Number: 212 475 8592
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 3:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 3:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Greenwich Village

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Greenwich Village
Commonly known as “the Village” to New Yorkers, it was here in Greenwich Village that both 1960’s counter culture and the LGBT movement were born. Famous for its bohemian past, head to Washington Square Park to get a feel for this diverse and energetic neighborhood. You’ll find NYU students, street performers, skateboarders, kids frolicking in the fountain, and locals relaxing and playing chess. Stroll the streets to discover a mix of majestic town homes and hidden bars and restaurants that give this neighborhood an old-school residential feel. When the sun goes down, check out one of the famous jazz or comedy clubs that still packs them in every night.
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