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Blue Note

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Greenwich Village
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131 W 3rd St, New York City, NY 10012-1208
212 475 8592
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 3:00 am
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Beersheba, Israel
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194 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best jazz arists on the planet perform here. Place is small, crowded with tourists. Sound was quite good. If you like the performer - go.

Thank Oren W
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

We went here to see a Monty Alexander gig. I have never experienced a venue where the tables were so tightly packed that once seated you could not get out. It was so claustrophobic that I dread to imagine what would have happened if there was a fire. The food was average as was the music. The staff were ok... More 

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Hobe Sound, Florida
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

If you love jazz go to The Blue Note! We went to see Lee Ritenour and David Grousin (sp?) on a Saturday night. It's a small venue so you can see the stage about anywhere in the room. Better seats are available early. Let's talk food. Skip it for dinner. It's pricey and just okay. Your best bet is just... More 

Thank pab931
Los Angeles, California
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155 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016

We paid for reservations for 3 and at the last minute our friend couldn't join us, so we were out $35 - Oh Well. Otherwise a good evening. I have heard of the Blue Note for jazz for years and nice to finally go. We shared a couple of appetizers for dinner, the cheese and fruit was very nice, and... More 

Thank Dave C
Sydney, Australia
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016

If you are into jazz don't miss this place great ambiance food drinks etc go early get good sitting and eat before the show. Highly RECOMENDED

Thank Tony M
Memphis, Tennessee
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

We went to the club specifically for the jazz but went early to eat so we'd have better seats. We were pleasantly surprised to find the food was delicious and the drinks were perfection. Amazing bartender. The service was impeccable. Even though the seating was very tight, when you sit with other jazz lovers you don't even notice.

Thank TerriR1212
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

If you want to listen to awesome jazz players, don't miss it. The cost of the entrance worths every penny. If you want to dine, do it somewhere else. Food is expensive for what you receive . Just have a drink whilst you listen to great music.

Thank MarianaPuerta
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

Before eating you kinda know what you're in for, it's an upscale jazz club with the worlds finest musicians, of course it will be expensive but they do good food.

Thank ofutch
London, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Don't be put off by the reviews that say this place is cramped and the food isn't great. Eat somewhere else and then just embrace the joy of sharing a table with complete strangers that solo love jazz. We saw Ron Carter, Don Harrison and Billy Cobham - sublime. This place is a must - book online before you travel... More 

Thank Sparklehorse68
El Callao, Venezuela
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160 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2016

I did like this brunch at the Blue Note, very good location and the Jazz show was amazing. Excellent artists and scene. The food and drinks were ok and the staff was friendly.

Thank MMVoss

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 3:00 am
6:00 pm - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 W 3rd St, New York City, NY 10012-1208
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Greenwich Village
  • Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
  • Phone Number: 212 475 8592

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Staying in Greenwich Village

Neighborhood Profile
Greenwich Village
Commonly known as “the Village” to New Yorkers, it was here in Greenwich Village that both 1960’s counter culture and the LGBT movement were born. Famous for its bohemian past, head to Washington Square Park to get a feel for this diverse and energetic neighborhood. You’ll find NYU students, street performers, skateboarders, kids frolicking in the fountain, and locals relaxing and playing chess. Stroll the streets to discover a mix of majestic town homes and hidden bars and restaurants that give this neighborhood an old-school residential feel. When the sun goes down, check out one of the famous jazz or comedy clubs that still packs them in every night.
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