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Address: 315 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-5402
Phone Number: 212/581-3080
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Great Jazz Club

Of course it all depends on the artist on stage, but the club itself is the nicest in the city, with excellent seating, not as cramped as the Blue Note, and good food & drinks for... read more

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New York City, New York
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Of course it all depends on the artist on stage, but the club itself is the nicest in the city, with excellent seating, not as cramped as the Blue Note, and good food & drinks for reasonable prices.

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New York City, New York
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55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great jazz venue in a good location near the subway and away from 42nd street crowds. We went to see the Django Reinhardt band which are always fabulous but whoever you choose to hear it's a good spot. Food is pretty good for this type of venue and the prices are not crazy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time going to a jazz show and it was really a great experience. The place is in a great location with plenty parking available. Sitting was very comfortable able to see the stage. Service was great food was great and the show was excellent. I'm definitely going back before the year is over.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Much anticipated visit did not disappoint. The Birdland Big Band was energetic and fueled by some preweekend muscle and grace that only an assembly of very very talented artists can pull off. The nearly 2 hour set flew by. Ambiance was classic, food was surprisingly fresh and well prepared and I will definitely return!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the early show on Wednesday night to see the Dave Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band. We arrived about 5:15 for the 5:30 show and ordered drinks and dinner. My husband ordered NY Strip Steak and I ordered Grilled Yellow Fin Tuna with rice noodles with vegetables and a light balsamic sauce. The tuna was great! The steak... More 

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Coral Gables, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on a Sunday night to see an afro-cuban jazz band. It was the perfect way to end our short weekend trip to NYC. I highly recommend this place to whoever loves a good live jazz show.

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

What a way to begin the weekend! Fantastic jazz by Rob Middleton and the Birdland Big Band. We loved every song played - and gosh Rob is so smooth on the sax you think it will melt! The food was yummy and interesting - service was fantastic. We cannot wait to go back. Make your reservations early because this Friday... More 

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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295 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

The seating is good, great visibility, the stage is big enough without being too large. We saw Stacey Kent - great artist. Well worth a visit

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Hong Kong, China
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221 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

I started with a mojito which was elegantly formulated Baby ribs: the ribs are good nicely spiced and the cabbage and brussel sprouts are adequate if not great Wonderful show

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

This place is amazing; talk about stepping back in time, from the classic maitre d' to the excellent meatloaf dinner (how 60's is that?!). Actually the food was much better than expected, and I loved the 60's era recipes which went well with the decor and general vibe of this very cool place. Oh, and don't forget the music, incredible... More 

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