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Blue Note

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Address: 131 West 3rd St., New York City, NY
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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Jazz Club with a very high Ego

Atmosphere is OK, however friendliness is missing from the staff. Waitress was almost throwing plates on the table. Performance of the quartet was good, but not outstanding... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Tbilisi, Georgia
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 days ago NEW 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.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

Thank 4Charlito
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Tbilisi, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Atmosphere is OK, however friendliness is missing from the staff. Waitress was almost throwing plates on the table. Performance of the quartet was good, but not outstanding. Overall, you feel that their have raised their ego too high and forgot about the attitude and atmosphere you seek in such places. Overall, you go there to say you've been to Blue... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First the bads: I had to wait 15 mn on the phone to be able to be attended Aftrr the reservation made it went far better You need to get there early if you want to choose a good seat You will also be seated very near your neighbour as the density of table i s pretty high The capirina... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OK, I've only gone once so maybe it was an off night (though everyone there to see Chris Botti went nuts). It was insanely crowded, we were 6 people jammed on to a four top (and we didn't know eachother), the food was not good. The experience was just, uncomfortable. During the first hour, my partner and I kept looking... More 

Thank Carol K
London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This used to be a temple of jazz, but not has become a tourist trap. People are squeezed like sardines in a can and you pay USD 45 for a one-hour jazz session, then they kick you out to make space for the next sardines of the night. Plan on an additional USD 20 per drink and you can easily... More 

Thank indipendente
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We went to the blue note for the first time during Jazz Fest (june 2016) and we were not disappointed! We reserved two table seats for $55.00 each (you cannot reserve ahead for the bar) to see Arturo Sandoval play. The show was absolutely fantastic and we enjoyed talking with our table mates during the breaks. The food was quite... More 

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