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Kitano Bar Lounge

Japanese, Bar, Pub
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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
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Very pleasant

Good drinks and food, lovely music. Loved the location. The gem session on mondays is a great opportunity to hear various kinds of music

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Tal H
Jerusalem, Israel
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, United States
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231 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This restaurant features a sort of quasi-Japanese cuisine with a very good beer and wine lineup. The music changes from time to time: we heard a superb Brazilian jazz trio with a guest singer -- wonderful acoustics -- and the lineup changes from time to time.

Thank robcurtross
Davis, CA
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This brunch was recommended by a local in the theater scene. We were very pleased. They had two seatings: 11 & 1. We were at the earlier slot and the small room was less than half full with only about 12 guests total. The food was excellent and so was the service. Tony Middelton sang classic jazz with a couple... More 

Thank davisbikie
Jerusalem, Israel
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Good drinks and food, lovely music. Loved the location. The gem session on mondays is a great opportunity to hear various kinds of music

Thank Tal H
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

1 Thank Allyn K
Boston, Massachusetts
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120 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 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 

Thank cosmic_beancounter
San Francisco, CA
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112 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 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.

Thank kiwi400
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251 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 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 

Thank mookie61
Karlstad, Sweden
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87 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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"!

Thank Susanne M
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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.

Thank AlainMbienmange
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 66 Park Avenue, New York City, NY 10016
  • 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, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene


Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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?

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