Options for Jazz and Food
Hi - want to take a friend out for her birthday. She's a huge jazz fan so I was thinking either Smoke Jazz and Supper Club for dinner and music or Village Vanguard and a nearby similarly priced restaurant for the meal or Maybe Minton's. Any recommendations are appreciated. Is Smoke's food any good? TIA
never heard of Smoke Jazz and Supper Club. I assumed you meant Blue Smoke in Gramercy, which has the Jazz Standard downstairs. There, you could eat a decent meal and see a show. However, they're typically a bit short.
I definitely prefer separating the two - show at Vanguard and dinner nearby.
I have eaten at Smoke, up on the UWS, its pretty good, good jazz club in general.
VV is great though and there are some good options around there.
Morandi, Meatball Shop, Highlands, I like Louro, but maybe a bit more spendy. Rosemary's, Whitehall. Its the west village, lots of good restaurants.
as a jazz purist, i also think you'd be best off separating the two...jazz&drinks, then food&wine :)
I'd say do thee early set at the Village Vanguard and then go dine nearby...some food ideas:
Navy (Sullivan St)