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Blue Note

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Address: 131 W 3rd St, New York City, NY 10012-1208
Phone Number: 995925307
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 3:00 am

A special place for blues enthusiasts to spend an evening.

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My friend told me this one one of the famous Jazz places in the world, I said why not? The place is cozy, dim lights, and the stage can be seen by all tables. The entrance fee is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited the blue note on a previous trip to NYC several years ago. We knew it is very touristy yet hoped the quality of the music would overcome everything. We were sooooo wrong. The place is way overcrowded the food is less than mediocre and way overpriced the service is very pushy and unpleasant and worst of all -... More 

Thank Nahshon R
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went with my 12 year old son who is a budding guitar player. We booked when we got to the USA and we managed to get a table position right in front of the stage, and the show was just brilliant. A number of musicians playing some amazing music on guitar, double base, drums etc.. The tables are quite... More 

Thank Yan B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend told me this one one of the famous Jazz places in the world, I said why not? The place is cozy, dim lights, and the stage can be seen by all tables. The entrance fee is 35$/set of songs and a minimum charge of 5$ that you could use to buy a drink or order food. I really... More 

1 Thank RitaHayek
New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Blue Note needs truth in advertising: Saw Roy Hargrove on 8/6/2016: he hardly played a lick, sat on a stool all night while his band played around him--behind his large dark glasses he was clearly in another place, another planet, from the moment he stepped on the stage. Today i see on google he has had serious drug problems for... More 

Thank William M
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great night here and whilst this is a great jazz venue for us it does not beat Ronnie Scott's in London. But go and take in some great jazz.

Thank CorneliusfudgeGM
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a very memorable night at the Blue Note in New York, watched some great live music with a very lively atmosphere. Staff were super nice and the waitress really looked after us, discreetly topping up our beer during the performances. A must see for any jazz fans visiting New York. Make sure you book a table, it costs a... More 

Thank ICldn
Puigcerda, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The perfect place to go with friends, family, or alone. Good music, good ambience! Kyle Eastwood was there with his band. Jazz Music, a fantastic moment, with a Manhattan cocktel.

Thank JokaOne
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The world famous Blue Note, in the heart of New York's Greenwich Village is an intimate jazz venue featuring some of the world's greatest jazz artists in addition to up and coming artists. They have an amazing Jazz Festival line up; I recently saw 2 Brazilian artists, Rosa Passos and Ivan Lins. Both were excellent. First set starts at 8pm,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Saw Earl Klug and had a great time. I read some reviews about how much they pack people in, but I thought it was fine. Food was better than I thought it would be. Because it is a small place, the concert was very intimate - great to be that close to watch them play. And it wasn't too loud... More 

Thank PatHeinrich
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

This really is a dreadful venue. The tables are rammed so close together that when people are sat back to back you can't move to get in or out of your seat; the service is awful, although this might in part be due to the over-occupancy - we were early for the show, seated for more than 20 mins before... More 

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