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“Great Sushi”
Review of Jazz at Kitano

Jazz at Kitano
Ranked #2,085 of 14,396 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $60
Cuisines: Japanese, Bar
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Midtown
Cross street: 38th
Transit: 4,5,6,7,S at Grand Central - 42nd St.
Description: Intimate spot in the Kitano Hotel boasts live music most nights, eclectic fare & Sunday jazz brunch.
Reviewed June 22, 2012

Being a Japanese Hotel one would expect good Sushi but my Sushi in the Bar Lounge was absolutely lovely and as a bonus the Piano player that night was excellent.

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Reviewed May 29, 2012

My BFF and I made this our last stop for the weekend before heading home. The jazz musicians were fantastic. Service was friendly. The buffet was delicious. And the price -- in NYC -- $35 for buffet and a mimosa, champagne or bloody mary. It's all good.

1  Thank TheCulturedPalate
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Reviewed May 13, 2012

This is a polished place to listen to top-notch jazz artists while you enjoy dinner and drinks. An exquisite night out, if you hit it on the right night. We've been there 3xs. Once it was totally awesome-- saw Wayne Escoffery ( read more here http://wp.me/pn0SY-97). We wanted to repeat the experience but haven't quite made it to top of the same ladder since. Nonetheless, go there for sophisticated jazz and clean Japanese food. Gino, the man who heads up the jazz schedule is a doll. You cans its at the bar, if alone; at a table with a date. Reservations OK.

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Thank Christine P
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Reviewed April 5, 2012

A small, comfortable jazz room that attracts a knowledgeable crowd--there are almost always musicians in the audience. No cover charge early in the week, but there is a $15 minimum. The menu is limited, chicken quesadillas are a fave, the burger is decent. A nice choice of wines are offered by the glass, and there are some tasty specialty cocktails. There are seats at the far end of the room from the stage, if you want to chat quietly. Otherwise, it's a listening crowd and talkers near the bandstand will likely be shushed. The music is typically very good. They're not necessarily internationally known players, but most have a very strong local following, so reservations are a good idea. It's also a good place to hear renowned players in a sideman role. The decor is simple but sophisticated, and a nice view of Park Avenue is the star. Table service is so-so, usually just one person for the whole room; if you want more than one drink, sitting at the bar is your best bet. I had a pet-peeve service experience there last night--the waitress never brought my change. Chances are I would have left it all as a tip (close to 25 percent), but I would have preferred to make that decision myself.

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Thank E K
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Reviewed February 29, 2012

Two drinks over 30$ perhaps were higher since we were seeing a jazz show, but really....the jazz show was ok, service good.

Thank RobinWyman75
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