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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 #2,279 of 11,620 restaurants in New York City
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
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New York City
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Reviews for this establishment are all over the place. I went during the recent annual Blue Note Jazz Festival and I was pleasantly surprised. Yes if the act is popular and the small house is full then seating resembles public transit at rush hour. Cover charges can be steep, but were reduced for the particular series. The food was better... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

So I got treated here by a New Yorker as a must do attraction. I'm not a huge jazz fan but the music was amazing! You could really get into it. The seating was crowded however as they try and cram everyone into table seating, some people having to strain their necks to see. Waitress wasn't very friendly either.

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Barcelona, Spain
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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88 reviews 88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 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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21 reviews 21 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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419 reviews 419 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
243 helpful votes 243 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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Holte, Denmark
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122 reviews 122 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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