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Blue Note

131 West 3rd Street, New York City, NY 10012-1208 (Greenwich Village)
212 475 8592
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Ranked #2,349 of 11,378 restaurants in New York City
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
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101 reviews from our community

63% Recommend
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Barcelona, Spain
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

The Blue Note is probably the most famous Jazz club in NY, and therefore in the world. However, in order to enjoy the great selecion to stars they have, one has to be avalible and pay the price. Entrance and food / drinks are definitely not cheap, while quality is just acceptable; and you can stay there only for the... More

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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89 reviews 89 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

This is an impossible to place to rate. If you consider the musicians featured at the Blue Note or it's place in jazz history, it's a six-star experience. I've been here twice, and the music was awesome. If you consider the Blue Note from the standpoint of comfort, food and service, this is a two-star (and maybe even 1.5 stars).... More

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Kamakura, Japan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

You can't dis the Blue Note on its artists: the best of the best. And the sound system does ensure that they can be heard well, no matter where you may be sitting. However, the long and slender shape of the room itself means that seeing the stage from many seats requires some contortions. Even so, don't let that stop... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Went there to see Chris Botti Such a wonderful night and a great experience Very happy to have been to this historic place However, make sure you eat before going there because they serve some real real bad food

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Baltimore, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

We were at the Blue Note to hear David Sanborn. Since we arrived early to get a good table for the 8 pm show we decided to have dinner here despite the iffy reviews we had read. We were not disappointed and loved our food. The service was very attentive both before and during the show. I had a delicious... More

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Yateley, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We heard Jimmy Heath! What can I say? OUT OF THIS WORLD!!! The service was great, the venue and ambience superb however none of this matters as the Jazz was like nothing my wife & I have ever heard - thank you so much.

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New York City, New York
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356 reviews 356 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

The Blue Note in the Village is an institution: everybody and anybody in jazz have performed there at one time or another, in this location or an old one. This weekend Arturo Sandoval, a Cuban protégé of Dizzy Gillespie and multi-talented musician is performing. I have secured reservations almost a month in advance and in due time (one hour before... More

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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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107 reviews 107 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

What a great place to spend an evening. We were fortunate with an amazing group, Take 6. What a group and what an atmosphere. The food is OK. No more no less but there is no reason to have gourmet food in this scenery. The entire concept just works.

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Oyster Bay, New York
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77 reviews 77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

If you love jazz music, you're sure to love this place! There really isn't a bad seat in the house and the quality of the sound system is superb. The lounge area itself was all booked up but for twenty dollars, we were able to secure a seat at the bar. If you plan on sitting in the lounge, make... More

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London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Of course it's not for the food you go there, even if we were happy with the choice of food and drinks. The Jazz experience is something unique, you don't have to be an expert to feel captured by the music and those great artists performing at the blue note. The place is packed, so go early or you won't... More

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