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Jan 20, 2007 03:19 AM

Jazz Club with 2 teens

Hi there,

We are coming out in June and I thought a Jazz Club for dinner would be a nice thing to do. Wife and I traveling with two teens and staying on the UWS, but can subway it anywhere. What place would you recommend?



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  1. Gotta say Jazz Standard--the jazz club on 27th between Park and Lexington that serves food from Blue Smoke, the bbq restaurant located above it. You'll want to see who's playing, though.

    1. will second jazz standard -- the vibe is good, the booking right up there with the better spots in town and the blue smoke chow about the best you can get at a club in the city.iridium, a downstairs spot near times square (b'way and 51st, i believe) ranks a close second.

      i'd advise staying away from the blue note -- which gets some good bookings, but really wedges people in at the expense of comfort.and while the village vanguard is, without a doubt, the best "pure" jazz club in town, there's a certain seriousness about it -- which i love, especially when larraine, the owner, goes around personally shushing yakking patrons -- that might not be ideal for teens.

      1. Cleopatra's Needle, Broadway b/w 92nd & 93rd. No cover, it's not pretentious. The music is pretty good, for what it is. Not usually big names, but a fun place. Lots of jam sessions. I love the vegetarian moussaka.

        1. I would agree with Jazz Standard!

          1. I agree with Jazz Standard, or maybe Smoke on 106th. I believe you have to be 21 to get into the Vanguard, as they don't serve food.

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            1. re: haleyjen

              The Vanguard has no age restrictions...