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Jazz Standard

295 reviews
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$31 to $50
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One-part thrilling jazz club and one-part delicious restaurant, Jazz Standard serves southern inspired fare crafted by chef Jean-Paul Bourgeois. Sensational starters, such as the buttery trinity-stuffed shrimp, the smoked Alabama white wings and the roasted oysters with smoked garlic butter, are fun to share and clearly made with soul. Popular entrée items include the backyard barbecue chicken with brown butter sweet potato mash, the tantalizing baby back ribs with collard greens and the juicy blue smoke burger with cheese and bacon. Jazz Standard's southern inspiration continues in the dessert course, with decadent treats like banana cream pie topped with caramel popcorn, peanuts and caramelized bananas on a vanilla cookie crust.

If you are going to Jazz Standard for some live music and a drink, it also has a snack menu for lighter bites, such as homemade biscuits.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Barbecue, American
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Hours of operation
There are two shows every night of the week at 7:30pm and 9:30pm, with an additional show at 11:30pm on Friday and Saturdays. The doors open at 6:15pm, 9:00pm and 10:45pm. Seating is general admission. Reservations are honored up to 30 minutes prior to showtime.
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Phone number
(212) 576-2232
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jean-Paul Bourgeois
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Cross street
Park and Lexington
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Public transit
Subway line: 6 to 28th Street and Park Avenue South
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Cover charge runs $15.00 and up. Jazz Standard offers guests a wide variety of world class jazz complemented by Blue Smoke barbecue in an intimate room with great sightlines and sound.
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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vipSmokeOwlette (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 17, 2015

Big Chief a.k.a. Donald Harrison and Terell Stafford a.k.a. T-Staff were the perfect pairing for a weekend at the Jazz Standard! Big Chief brought it big from his originals to his New Orleans hits! Terell Stafford was the featured guest with the chops of a powerhouse Brass Master blowing out the uptempo numbers and the beautifully hypnotic ballads in the mix. Terell Stafford is the Top Trumpeter who leads with his horn whether it's his band or someone elses! Keep featuring Terell Stafford in many hit weekend features, Jazz Standard! Bravo Big Chief!

Rajinder (London)
4.0  Dined on September 12, 2015

Tasty food which was excellent value for money accompanied by some fantastic music.

FedericoSecondo (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 22, 2015

Wonderful night with good food, great ambiance and, overall, great jazz

andibee (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on July 30, 2015

The fried cat fish and the ribs were excellent. The waiters were efficient, courteous and helpful with menu selections. If you love jazz it's a must.

vipDiane (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on July 2, 2015

Great show, great food, great service, what more could anyone want. Best jazz show I have seen ever!

JPaul (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on June 6, 2015

Great Jazz club where you can also have BBQ Dinner. But watch the suggested gratuity on the check. They suggest 15%, 18% and 20% of the entire check. However in my case 50% of the check was the cover charge for the entertainment. I don't think I should have to tip on the cover charge?

vipRachelle (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 24, 2015

Jazz Standard is a unique combination of great food and great music. The updated menu is exceptional. Portions are large and the BBQ pit offerings are intensely flavored and satisfying. Service is friendly, attentive and professional. The quiet policy during the performance is respected by an audience that appreciates jazz. Always a wonderful night out.

Camz (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 13, 2015

The staff was super friendly and made us feel so comfortable. This was my first live jazz experience and i can't wait to go back.
The food experience was fried chicken in my life and those biscuits. Ribs ad mac n cheese to die for

LindaS (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on April 18, 2015

Had an enjoyable evening listening to jazz. This is a Jazz club that has 2-3 sets a night with a menu from their sister restaurant upstairs Blue Smoke. I had the brisket which was very delicious and my husband had the short rib which was phenomenal. We shared as a side dish sweet potato mash. It was delicious. We shared the banana cream pie that had caramel popcorn and peanuts on top of the pie. It was very good. The Jazz Trio was very entertaining.

vipElise (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2015

I came here with some friends visiting from Toronto for one of their birthdays and we had an absolutely amazing time. We had dinner and stayed for the jazz show which was unbelievable. The food at dinner was to die for! The portions were extremely generous as well. Our waitress Sam was incredibly attentive and friendly. And the kitchen was nice enough to give us some complimentary snacks for the table. Definitely a very memorable night! I recommend this place to anyone who loves good food and music!