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About Minton's Playhouse

Minton's Playhouse

206 W 118th St
New York, NY 10026
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Wednesday: 6pm - 12am
Thursday -Saturday: 6pm - 1am


Cross Street:
St Nicholas and Adam Clayton Powell

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 243-2222

Website:
http://www.mintonsharlem.com/

Entertainment:
Please visit our website for monthly music performance schedules.

www.mintonsharlem.com

Parking Details:
There are multiple garages in the area
118 between St Nicholas and 8th Ave and 122 and St Nicholas are the closest

Public Transit:
2/3 to 116th street or B/C to 116th

Executive Chef:
Elpidio Escamilla

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Minton's Playhouse is available for your private and semi-private event
Call our sales team for more information and menus 212-866-1262 extension 108

Minton's Playhouse Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.8

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Live Music (16)
Good for a Date (11)
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Special Occasion (9)
Cozy (7)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Fun (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Worth the Drive (4)
Authentic (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Casual (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Minton's is a fantastic location for a relaxing dinner accompanied by live performance. It has a dimly lit, intimate soiree atmosphere. For these reasons alone, I would return there multiple times. On top of all of this, they have excellent service and delectable, artfully presented food. While it is by no means a cheap location, you know that you are getting value for your money.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I love this place. Intimate jazz club in Harlem, great history, completely restored. They get excellent groups - not necessarily with high name recognition but definitely high-quality musicians. We saw the JC Polo Quartet and really loved them.

Tags: Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

The place to be for every hope.
Becarful of your budget.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We don't usually eat at venues since the food is usually expensive and low quality. Not so here! The food, the service and the atmosphere made for a perfect evening. Just what we were looking for, great music and good food. The show was inexpensive and the food was priced as you would expect. We'll go back for sure...

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Wow, we really enjoyed our night at Minton's!! Our meal was lovely, the service was great and the show itself (Queen Ester) was so so enjoyable! The entire evening was just a pleasure! The whole atmosphere is just warm and enjoyable and funky and yet unpretentious! We will definitely be back!

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Awesome experience and great atmosphere

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·Dined on December 7, 2017

We went to Minton’s to hear some great jazz-after all, it’s where Be- Bop began. The staff is friendly and professional. The music was wonderful, and the food and wine was delicious. Highly recommended for a wonderful night of music and melody.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

I'm 24 years old and this was my first time visiting this establishment and I'd have to say I was amazed and so happy with everything. The food, drinks and live music blew me away. I also enjoyed how polite every person on staff was, my waiter was amazing.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Romantic, Hot Spot, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Live Music
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Do yourself a favor and go to Minton's. Between the amazing food, incredible staff, and world class musicians, you will not be disappointed.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Beautifully renovated historic jazz club. Lovely arrangement and pleasant food. Excellent ambiance--good jazz.

Tags: Live Music
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 (London)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great performance, really attentive staff (including the manager) and a super steak. Great date night!

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The food was WONDERFUL!!! Our waiter was PHENOMENAL and the live music was EXCEPTIONAL!!! What an awesome experience, we will definitely come back when visiting the city!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food was over 1.5hr late. The music was great, but the setting was a little awkward by the transition of the set.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food was really good, but we waited more than 1:30 hours for them to bring us our food. Something happened that night because all the tables were in a similar situation and the people were complaining. It's good, but very pricey for the kind of service in my opinion.

Tags: Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

MP. Yes way ghePs

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We were so excited to go, at the recommendation of a friend but the experience really fell flat. Seems they were having a VERY off Service night. We had to ask for water, ask to order, ask for our entrees to be fired (after waiting for 40 min). But thankfully the music was good and kept us entertained. For having marked on the reservation that this was a birthday dinner for my husband, I was also disappointed that they made no mention or acknowledgement of that. Sorry Mintons, you didn’t win us over.

Tags: Live Music
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Overall very good experience. The music was superb. The food was fantastic and the venue was very true to its history.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Fun and historic! Adult-sexy night out.

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Re-opening Minton’s Playhouse has to get an email listing of former patrons who loved as myself the original menu. It has to be advertised on Facebook, Twittet, etc to establish the crowd again or it’ll go back to Juke Joints & Speakeasy places!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Live Music, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Authentic, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

We were on our honeymoon in New York and wanted to have the jazz experience. Minton’s was perfect, the music was really good. The food was amazing and the service we received couldn’t have been any better. Some people might think the food is pricey but it is certainly worth it.

Tags: Live Music, Fun, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

One of our all-time favorite parts of the trip to NYC! Incredible music, the food was great, atmosphere was so fun and the staff were awesome! Would definitely recommend for a date night or outing with a few friends!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Live Music, Late-night Find
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great service. Great atmosphere. The food was good. I enjoyed the lobster ravioli and the really cool uniforms. The music was awesome. My server was from Betony and was really attentive and sincere. The kitchen had a few kinks to work out, but it's still a new team working together. I will be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Went to enjoy a nice AfroCuban band

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Friday night Latin Jazz in a comfortable jazzy setting with good food. Suggest music charge be added separate from food. Should music be taxed and tipped?

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Menu was good. Fried okra was too salty. The mussels were great. Music as usual was excellent with Dandy

Tags: Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Took my Dad for a belated Father's Day brunch as he is a big jazz enthusiast and knows all about the history of Mintons. The food was amazing and we all shared a selection of different dishes, we ordered way too much food but it was worth it! Good value too as there was no cover charge for the live music. Great venue, highly recommended!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Comfort Food, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Excellent SERVICE, wonderful ambiance, incredible Jazz & FABULOUS food!!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Fun, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Live Music, Spicy, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Great time at Minton's with my sister and friend. Minton's does not disappoint. Entertainment was excellent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Birthday celebration for my girlfriend. Minton's was nice event.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 22, 2017

It was nice however, I did not anticipate the food having an Asian twist!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We visited Minton's on a trip to New York from Australia. The venue is an icon of the Harlem jazz scene and we were most interested in the music. In summary, we found the food and service to be exemplary. The ambience was good but a few diners just didn't get that it's rude to crank up the volume of their conversations when the music started. The jazz on the particular night we attended leant towards fusion too much for my liking, but that's a personal thing.
Highly recommended.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The food was extremely salty. The salt had salt on it. The butter had salt on it. Every item ordered was loaded with salt. I realize that Soul Food is cooked with its fair amount of salt, however, the amount of salt added to the already cooked food, was unbelievable. My ankles were swollen by the end of the meal. The steak was over-cooked. They ran out of fish, (during brunch...?). Unfortunately, I will not return to Minton's, as I already have high blood pressure and with the amount of salt in Minton's food, I'd be begging for a stroke if I returned.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

My parents and I went for Father's Day brunch and everything was delicious. We saw Dandy Wellington and his band, and they were fantastic. It was busy but didn't feel crowded, and there was plenty of time between reservations so we could enjoy the music. I would definitely recommend this to a friend or anyone who wants a cozy jazz setting.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Live Music, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

I TOKE MY HUSBAND TO MINTON'S FOR FATHERS DAY . HE ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT . AND SO DID I . WE WILL DEFINITELY GO BACK.

Tags: Comfort Food, Live Music, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Simply magical evening. Food was amazing, music was fabulous ant the wait staff was attentive without being annoying.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 28, 2017

An extraordinary New York experience. Their Sunday jazz brunch with Dandy Wellington is a pure delight. Menu highlights include their country breakfast, kale salad, and rum punch. We will be back many times!

Tags: Live Music, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on May 28, 2017

We had a wonderful time at Minton's . Everything about it was great !!
The ambiance, the food, and especially Dandy Wellington and his band were
spectacular.

Tags: Live Music, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on May 27, 2017

A little surprised how long we had to wait for a table given we had a reservation. Food was average. Music was really good. Got an old fashioned cocktail but was horribly made, get the wine.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Fun night out. Good drinks, a little pricey for the music $20 per person even when seated in last seats (where you cannot see). Took 40 minutes to get drinks but otherwise it was great. The performer was wonderful! The food was good and we had fun.

Tags: Good for Groups, Live Music, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Authentic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on May 26, 2017

We had a chance to catch Dandy Wellington & Band present Harlem 1935 and had a wonderful time. Really great entertainment. We were among the few that ordered dinner and enjoyed the biscuits and wings. It was really tight quarters so guests moved tables to sit. The service was not what we expected and additional training is needed.

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