Iridium Jazz Club
Iridium Jazz Club
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Iridium Jazz Club

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.iridiumjazzclub.com/
  • Phone: 2125822121
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Friday: 6:30pm - 11:30pm, Saturday: 6:30pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Spanish
  • Executive Chef: Fransisco Robazetti
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine
  • Catering: Iridium has a full time Chef and kitchen staff that cater events in house; breakfast, lunch or Dinner. Off Premise is handled with ease via our dedicated delivery staff and delivery Van. A Catering Menu is available upon request with everything from Tapas and hot and cold appetizers to full Entree selections , beverage services and Dessert selections.
  • Private Party Facilities: The Iridium Jazz Club provides an intimate dining space for private parties on our mezzanine, or the main dining floor. Private dining can be arranged with live music from headline entertainment, as well as trios, quartets or Big Bands. An area for dancing is available as well. the facility is available for breakfast, lunch or dinner events. Multi media is available for corporate presentations.
  • Private Party Contact: Deepak Ghosh 2125822121
  • Entertainment: Iridium features Live Jazz, Cabaret, and Blues SEVEN nights a week with shows starting at 8pm or 10 pm nightly. The Best seats are reserved on a first come first served basis unless otherwise noted for VIP shows and seating. Dinner is served throughout the performances, and the first dining seating is at 6:30, so arrive early, get a great seat and enjoy cutting edge cuisine during the show. Check out the full calendar of events at www.iridiumjazzclub.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 51ST.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Discount parking for only $16 right next door (larger vehicles $10 surcharge). Plenty of available "Muni-Meters" as provided by NYC DOT which can be loaded with parking receipts for up to 6 hours of parking after 6pm. MUNi-Meters are located from Broadway on 59th street all the way to 48th street and the various side streets from 9th avenue to 6th avenue.
A word from Iridium Jazz Club
The Iridium Jazz Club has been thrilling International jazz fans since 1994 and is located at 1650 Broadway at the corner of 51st, in a historic jazz neighborhood. The Iridium Jazz Club has been designed to be among the best live music experiences available anywhere! Our state of the art Meyer Sound System was conceived by the legendary guitarist Les Paul (who played the club every Monday night for almost 15 years) with near perfect acoustics, advanced stage lighting, and a Recording Studio. What hasn't changed is Iridium's stellar roster of jazz artists, including the Les Paul Trio which plays every Monday night with some of the most famous Guitar Stars such as Jose Feliciano, Zakk Wylde, Larry Coryell, Pat Martino, and Jeff Beck. . There have been many major releases recorded live at Iridium from such artists as Jacky Terrasson, Charlie Haden, Kenny Barron, Benny Carter, The Jazz Messengers, Sweets Edison, and Clark Terry.
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Iridium Jazz Club reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Surprisingly good Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    Surprisingly good Italian food, fine wine list, good cocktails. Good acoustics, too.
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  • Good food and service, but
    Maxine
    Dined on 2/17/2013
    Good food and service, but the real reason to be here is the music! Outstanding jazz!
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    late-night find, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service was the worst
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    The service was the worst I had experienced in New York City. The waitress was rude and inconsistent. The drink order took over 20 minutes to arrive. The wine was such poor quality we had to send it back. The meal arrived before the appetizers. There were four of us, and the fourth person's meal arrived 20 minutes aftter hte first three. For $175 per person, I would expect better service.
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  • Don't go there!
    ItalianfoodloverVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    This place was awful! The food was horrible. I had beef Wellington that I asked for medium rare, it came out well done and like stew meat! One of my guests had the duck which was tough and tasteless. Hors d'oeuvres were being passed around but our table kept getting skipped. Wine selection was terrible and expensive. The wait staff was totally uninterested in being helpful. I asked for my water glass to be refilled, the busboy took my glass anyway and then finally someone came with a pitcher of water and we had no glasses! We were there on New Year's Eve, had a fixed price of $175 with 20% tip added on automatically, so I guess they figured they'd get their tip no matter what and didn't need to be nice or helpful. Terrible place!
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  • New Years Eve 12 31 2012
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    Very Good duck. Beef Wellington was rather dry. Shelf wines were $$$ But for New Years Eve it was worth it and the Jazz show was also good. Of note... passes were needed to enter 51 and Broadway the Club was very good and timely in its correspondence and instructions with confirmation... the location is right next to the Stardust on Broadway
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    vibrant bar scene
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  • Show was great Venue was not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/30/2012
    Music was great but that has no real reflection on the club itself. We had a good time listening to the music. We have been to tons of Jazz clubs and Comedy clubs across the country. This one by far was the most disappointing. It was stuffy, the tables and seats were so close in proximity it was uncomfortable to eat. The price point was higher than the quality of venue and food. The show was great though the venue needs a massive update and re-haul. There is definitely work that needs to be done here also with the training of the staff they seem to all be confused as to what was going on as if this was their first show.Though I can say one thing, They has a respectable wine list.
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    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Live Jazz band with good food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/29/2012
    Live Jazz band with good food. Tight quarters with shared tables but you don't really notice.
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    late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The iridium is a cozy intimate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/16/2012
    The iridium is a cozy intimate jazz club -- great place to enjoy a light meal, good drinks and a wonderful stage and music presentation. LOVED the Andrea Wood show !!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing ambience and music!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    Amazing ambience and music! Did not eat there, so I cannot rate the food, but the jazz environment is a small authentic club owned by Les Paul. Drinks were excellent. Cannot wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great music!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/3/2012
    Me and my wife had a great time at The Iridium! The music is wonderful and the drinks were awesome.
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    romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice find - check it out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/12/2012
    The food was pretty good for a jazz club. The service is not great, mostly because they cram in so many tables. Loved the entertainment, although when you book through OpenTable they don't tell you it is a $35 cover per person on top of everything else. Good wine list and very nice people. It is worth it to check it out. I would recommend and I will return often.
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    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • The food was much better than
    DEdinerVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2012
    The food was much better than I anticipated and the service was friendly and efficient.The quality of the music was outstanding.
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    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Cover charge and drink prices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/9/2012
    Cover charge and drink prices are way too high for the quality of entertainment. Jazz was good but not great.
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  • The staff was very accomidating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/15/2012
    The staff was very accomidating and the service was excellent. We enjoyed and loved the sitting arrangements. We are definitely returning for the salads, crab cakes, scallops with turnips and music. Iris
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    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Iridium is a great jazz club,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/3/2012
    Iridium is a great jazz club, but I try only to go when the musicians playing there aren't playing anywhere else in town because it's become quite expensive lately. That said, it's one of the better clubs in New York, by far, because the food is very good, the servers are great, and, of course, the most important part, the music, is absolutely outstanding. My only issue is the prices, but in this economy I guess it's what they've had to do to deal with the changes. Overall, though, it's a great spot. You'll often see some of the heaviest jazz cats hanging out just to hear their colleagues, and for good reason. The sound system was designed by Les Paul, and the soundman there is also really good. They constantly draw the best talent.
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    special occasion
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  • Great music and spot.I just
    Tobymcguyre
    Dined on 5/26/2012
    Great music and spot.I just don't like the service making you rushing to get an other drink while you just get your first.It's annoying to give your attention to this kind of consideration when you're having a blast listening to a great live performance.
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  • For the discerning music fan
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/26/2012
    I've been to Iridium many times, so there're no surprises. You don't go here for the cuisine, but it's passable for burgers, junkie deserts, etc. The acoustics are as good as you could expect and there are no real bad views. If you can, get a table on the upper level center facing the stage. Depending on the act it's an excellent venue for live music.
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    good for groups, special occasion
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  • Epic Fail
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/16/2012
    Wish there was a note about the $30 cover charge and two drink minimum. Still had a good time. Come with even numbers or they will sit strangers next to you. Host was quite rude, waiter was very nice. Great music and cocktails. Wouldn't order food again.
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  • misleading priceing $35 each
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/30/2012
    misleading priceing $35 each just for addmission with a 2 drink minimum clause this was before an overpriced for the quality of food provided disapointing
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  • Pricey food and very pricey
    grumpie
    Dined on 4/8/2012
    Pricey food and very pricey drinks, but excellent value if you consider the caliber of music.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • Andy Timmons is my most favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/19/2012
    Andy Timmons is my most favorite guitarist. And the venue you put up for him was superb !!!!
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  • Excellent Jazz club! Seating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/17/2012
    Excellent Jazz club! Seating is great wherever you are and the atmosphere was most enjoyable - very similar to a comedy club environment as far as interior setup. All employees were very kind and courteous and service was excellent - a well oiled machine! Ten stars!! Price was also quite a bargain.
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  • We went to the Iridium for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/17/2012
    We went to the Iridium for the jazz more than the food. But since there is a minimum in addition to the cover charge, we ordered dinner. The food is surprizingly good for a club that's more about the music (which was great). The man in front of us waiting to get in kindly gave us earplugs which we were glad to have because the volume was beyond comfortable without them. There were two sets and another group at midnight so you have less than 2 hours at your table. Be early. The club was not very organized at seating people who came close to 8:00 so we stood in line for quite a while.
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  • One of the best venues to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/16/2012
    One of the best venues to hear world class Jazz Fusion... Intimate room, relaxed atmosphere, friendly + efficient service, nice menu + wine selection...
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  • This is a downstairs jazz
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/15/2012
    This is a downstairs jazz club. Our seats were partially blocked by a post so not that great although we were last minute (6 hours ahead). Good show though.
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  • I don't care for the 2 drink
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/9/2012
    I don't care for the 2 drink minimum rule. That alone may prevent me from returning. There are lots of good musical acts out there for what it costs to buy two cocktails at Iridium.
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  • A Jazzy Birthday!
    FunFiFi
    Dined on 3/5/2012
    I took my boyfriend to Iridium Jazz Club for his birthday, and we loved it! The food was great, the service was good, and the entertainment was excellent! We went on a Monday night when Les Paul Gibson's band played because my boyfriend is a big fan of guitar music and he himself is a guitar player as well, so I thought he'd appreciate it more. And he certainly did! Moreover, the food was really delicious! Our steak dinner was juicy and fulfilling, but most surprising was the appetizer; the calamari was so light and fresh that we ordered 2 plates! All in all, going to Iridium Jazz Club was a good decision. The price was a bit hefty at the end of the night, but the experience made it worth our while!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
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  • Fabulous time! The entertainment
    Maxine
    Dined on 2/20/2012
    Fabulous time! The entertainment was outstanding, the food was good. An excellent time was had by all!
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    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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  • One of the best jazz clubs
    Frank
    Dined on 2/17/2012
    One of the best jazz clubs I have been to. Superb music, good food and nice service people. Reasonably priced tickets.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Always a littleGem in times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/16/2012
    Always a littleGem in times sq.Music and foodIn a smallIntimate venue.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Great Jazz, Great Food!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    I reserved a table through Open Table. When we arrived the hostess confirmed our reservation and since we had informed her it was our anniversary she sat us at a table right near the stage. Then she brought two glasses of champagne! We were made to feel like celebs! The food was great, the service was great! The entertainment was great! Since I visit NYC often, I plan to return on a regular basis! We Love Iridium!
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    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Great venue for live music.
    Cazzie
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    Great venue for live music. Freda Payne was quite good. Brought back lots of memories.
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    late-night find
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  • Didn't expect $40 cover per
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    Didn't expect $40 cover per person so be prepared. Food was good though. Singer was just okay
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    good for groups, special occasion
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  • Was a bit energetic and loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/9/2012
    Was a bit energetic and loud for a weekday. but a weekend would be a great spot!
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  • Iridium is an old school jazz
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/8/2012
    Iridium is an old school jazz club in the best way. The staff is friendly,the food is good, the sound system is excellent and there are lots of good seats. The price is very reasonable for an evening of great music. Highly recommended.
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  • I was not expecting food of
    jackgVIP
    Dined on 2/2/2012
    I was not expecting food of this outstanding quality. I'm looking forward to my next visit.
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    fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot
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  • Music is the attraction here,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 2/1/2012
    Music is the attraction here, and the food is okay but not why you come here.
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  • The Iridium "ROCKS!"
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/27/2012
    My Boyfriend and I had an absolutely Amazing Time At The Iridium Great Service, Great Place to enjoy dinner and a "ROCKIN'show for couples and for making new friends! I would go back again and again The food was very good and so were the employees that worked there..
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    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • It's a jazz club, and you
    KEENJVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2012
    It's a jazz club, and you go for the music, not the food. The food is pretty good, though.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My friend and I had a lovely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/17/2012
    My friend and I had a lovely time seeing NRBQ at the Iridium. We had an excellent seat, friendly service and yummy food and cocktails. I look forward to my next visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet