Looking for live music and inexpensive dinner
I work in manhattan and would like to find somewhere to go out for dinner one weeknight that has either live jazz or piano. I'm open to all types of cuisine, casual or classy. In terms of price range, I'm looking for entrees in the $12-18 range if that helps.
There's a non-well-known bar on McDougall St between W. 4th and Bleecker called The Grisly Pear. On Wed nights, they have two jams going on at once: "old time" Scottish and Irish music in the front room, and bluegrass in the back. It's a lot of fun, and they offer reasonably good and reasonably priced bar food. Note, however, that the music doesn't usually get going til around 10:00.
The Grisly Pear
107 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012
Cleopatra's Needle on the upper west side should be pretty close to that price range and covers for the music are pretty reasonable (or non-existant) most nights. Smoke has kind of expensive food, but might be close as well.
2485 Broadway, New York, NY 10025
2751 Broadway, New York, NY 10025