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Kitano Bar Lounge

$$$$
Neighborhood:
Midtown
Japanese, Bar
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66 Park Avenue, New York City, NY 10016 (38th)
4,5,6,7,S at Grand Central - 42nd St.
212 885 7119
Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Dining

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 14
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not a Top Tier Venue for Jazz

We attended the first set on a Friday night jazz performance by a musician we are familiar with. We have been to Jazz at Kitano before, and especially liked the former venue on an upper floor, a more intimate and audience-friendly venue than the lower level it currently occupies. We have also... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2014
Allyn K
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
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27 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
New York City, New York
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We attended the first set on a Friday night jazz performance by a musician we are familiar with. We have been to Jazz at Kitano before, and especially liked the former venue on an upper floor, a more intimate and audience-friendly venue than the lower level it currently occupies. We have also enjoyed seeing musicians who frequently play the local... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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107 reviews 107 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I love this place. It is the a classy, eloquent and yet welcoming and casual venue for great jazz in the city. The staff treats you like old friends or family, old friends or family that you actually are happy to see. The "no talking during performances' is rightly enforced. Don't go if the music isn't your primary need. You... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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94 reviews 94 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Nothing special for breakfast but the service is good. The bar hops in the eves and late night the jazz is outstanding.

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Boston
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224 reviews 224 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

To be clear-this is a review of the Jazz at Kitano club. I am not reviewing food, or the hotel. This is a great room for jazz--in the wonderful Murray HIll neighborhood. It is very residential, and a bit hard to find-but you will not find a more attentive crowd (or staff, for that matter). The sound and sightlines are... More 

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Karlstad, Sweden
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78 reviews 78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Soft, cool, wonderful ambience for a brunch. We had a perfect brunch while enjoying the music. Good food, perfect drinks and elegant service. When you get tired of the big scene, go here and really enjoy. A perfect "feelgoodbrunch"!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The meals (tuna for my wife and mushroom ravioli for me) were very good and the live jazz was excellent. In addition the price, for NYC was very reasonnable.

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Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Beautiful restaurant with attentive staff but was so disappointing. I had read so many reviews about the amazing breakfasts there. My eggs benny were below average and my colleague's sausage and eggs looked like diner sausages that were left over from the day before (at $25 for that, it was outrageous). We really wanted to like it there but poor... More 

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New York City, New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

If you are looking to have a power breakfast or lunch Jazz Restaurant in the Kitano Hotel is great. Prices are reasonable for midtown on Park Ave, and service is great. *2 blocks from Grand Central Terminal

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charvil
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

food medioka but expensive for what it is. Also objected to paying surcharge for eating there Wednesday through Saturdayeven though a guest at the hotel

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Jazz in the Lounge @ the Kitano was great. We had orignally got a deal @ the Metropolitan Room but.. it was a late show 11:30PM and did not want to venture out that late so.. we decided to stay at the hotel and use our free coupon (which covered the entrance $10.00). Order a glass of white wine very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 66 Park Avenue, New York City, NY 10016
    (38th)
  • Public Transportation: 4,5,6,7,S at Grand Central - 42nd St.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212 885 7119

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 100
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?