Smoke Jazz and Supper Club

4.5
2418 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Smoke has augmented its reputation as one of Manhattan’s most distinguished jazz venues with an addition very uncommon to jazz clubs—great food. Smoke serves innovative American Bistro fare developed by critically acclaimed executive chef Patricia Williams. Smoke is proud to be New York's only boutique Jazz & Supper Club with an award winning chef and world-class jazz seven nights a week.

IMPORTANT RESERVATION INFORMATION:
Please check the Smoke Calendar page at www.smokejazz.com to view music charge policies for the date you are planning to join us. If you are a Smoke Rewards Card holder, you are entitled to use your card Monday - Thursday, with the exception of some special events. We kindly recommend that our guests purchase tickets in advance on our website. You are always welcome to call us with questions or concerns regarding music charge policies at (212) 864-6662. Thank you!
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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

True classic jazz! If you want real classic jazz, you will find none better!!

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OT
Las Vegas
26 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

A characteristic jazz bar where you can have a good meal. Not recommended if you want a fancy menu and a slow dinner. Here you have to stick to the schedule, but it is a nice experience. Music was great.

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Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

Great music! Saw Mike LeDonnes Groover Quartet. They were amazing!

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AS
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Small and intimate. Good way too expensive for what you get. Once was nice. But twice would be too much. Try other jazz clubs. I will. Thank you.

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RG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

My husband and I purchased advanced tickets to see Cynthia Scott on Mother's Day. Ms. Scott was amazing!!! As for the restaurant.....the Smoke Jazz and Supper Club's advertises on their website that a Jazz Dinner menu is available as a discounted Prix-Fixe Sunday thru Thursday only. My husband and I dined on a Sunday but apparently my husband paid the full amount - and not the prix-fixe amount as advertised. When requested, I gave the waitress/bartender my tickets to prove that we paid for the show in advance. And as the gentlemen that my husband is, he did not say anything about the bill while we were at the restaurant, he simply looked at it then paid it.

It wasn't until we arrived at home I asked him what did he think about the restaurant and his response was he had a great time, loved the music and the ambiance but the bill was a bit steep for a prix-fixe menu. I asked how much he paid and his response was almost $150 + he left a tip.

As advertised online, the Prix-Fixe menu is $42/each for a 3-course meal. And even if we were charged the prix-fixe amount and added a side of fries and a virgin beverage (which we ordered), plus tax, it still would not amount to almost $150. So out of curiosity I added up everything we ordered based on the prices listed on the online menu and it appears we were definitely charged the full amount for onion soup, smoked salmon platter, fish tacos, seared salmon, a side of fries, a virgin mojito and two pieces of cheesecake + tax. The food alone without adding the fries, the virgin mojito and tax (b/c I don't know the actual amounts) comes to $120.70. :(

All that said be sure to pay FULL attention to your bill or you will end up paying the FULL amount for the prix-fixe menu. Don't get too mesmerized by the music or you may be bamboozled.

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D
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 2ambience 4

Nice venue. Loved the ambiance and the music. Food was ok and over priced. Drinks were ok. Parking was difficult. Recommend taking a taxi or Uber to venue.

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AD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great concert ! I am at Smoke 5-10 times annually and I love the musicians, the fish tacos and the audiences who follow the expectation of not talking when the musicians are playing. I hate listening to those who interact at concerts at other clubs as if they are at a loud house party. Smoke is for those who appreciate and respect great musicians.

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F
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great intimate spot for jazz and a meal. Top level acts every night.
More economic Micah during the week.
Not exactly cheap but where can you see top level performers in a venue that feels like your living room. Lots of locals as some tourists who want a top shelf experience that’s not the regular tourist fare. Uptown.

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m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

I love this club which has great atmosphere and amazing music. This was my 7th or 8th visit and I have never been disappointed. However this time for a 9pm set we did’t Want to order more than an appetizer. The menu said « our fixed price meal is the best value but you can also order à la carte ». Well, no. We had to either order the 3 course meal or minimum 2 appetizers each!! We called the manager who wouldn’t budge. We were happy to cover any minimum with drinks. This is unacceptable. I will of course go back to smoke but this must change - at least say on the menu that you need to order minimum $40 in food...

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H
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The music is great as always but now they make you do a three course meal ... so if you don’t want to eat you need to sit at the bar
Food wasn’t good and couldn’t hear the waitress!!

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F
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 1service 3ambience 5

Up until my last visit I liked Smoke because of both the music and food. At most jazz clubs the food is not good. On my last visit to Smoke the food was not good. The fried calamari was tough and the spare ribs were so tough that I couldn't cut them. Hopefully, this was off night, but in order to keep its reputation, it's food must go back to it's old standards. My wife had like comments about the quality of the food.

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WS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cynthia Scott is one if the best jazz singers in the world. Her musicians are truly amazing. My dinner was surprisingly delicious. We are going back.

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LA
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Un timo. 200 dólares tirados a la basura. Camarera seca y borde. Comida regular y cara. Actuación menos de una hora. Nos levantaron de la mesa y si nos queriamos quedar a la última actuación nos exigían pagar consumicion minima de 20 dolares después de los 200 euros ya pagados. No estaba lleno ni mucho menos. Un robo

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Es un lugar muy pequeño y demasiado caro para una cena que dura una hora y prácticamente te sacan corriendo. La musica excelente

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R
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Very disapointed:
Small club but uses loud speakers. Noise level of jazz quartet was terrible. Spoiled the music/experience.
Food was ok to terrible. Steak too tough to cut with a serrated knife.
Not going back.

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a
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Es war perfekt, für unseren letzten Ausgang im new York, zusammen mit unserem Sohn. Zusätzlich zu den allgemeinen Kriterien ist “Smoke“ in Gehdistanz unserer Wohnung. Alles war perfekt :-)

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Connecting with a dear friend

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SH
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great venue...but a bit uncomfortable sitting at the bar with servers trying to get by.

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D
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 3

Take the money and run. As soon your dessert is not finish you got the bill and you have to move. You could not stay at the bar to listen the music. Vert expensive 160usd for 2 for 1.5 hours.

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AD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great musicians and great food. I get to about 50 concerts per year and at least five are at Smoke. Great sound and aesthetics. Patrons are there to listen to great music vs talking with friends as if they were at a house party or bar.

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MI
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed Vincent Herring's performance. The cover charge and minimum required drink are reasonable. The seats near the entrance were perfect. However, the required purchases from the menu is a trap. I paid more money at this venue than the Blue Note.

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CC
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place. Will recommend to my co workers
Music very good while eating.

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S
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

Food is awful even for a jazz club. The proprietor should visit jazz standard for excellent barbecue and a first class hamburger (which Smoke no longer serves; too bad since it was the only edible item on its menu).

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n
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We loved everything about it other than it was very expensive.

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A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing music, cool ambience, and good food. The service could be a little better, but overall, a fantastic experience.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Locale veramente d’atmosfera con jazz fantastico, cena molto buona , prezzi in linea con NY

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 4

Food was ok , Jazz was very good

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BR
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice atmosphere, very pleasant service folk, great food (which I couldn't see), very good bassist in Eric Reed's quartet.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good time but overpriced and server had an attitude

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PC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our whole evening very much. Close to the stage and the artists, who were very much with the audience. Music was equal to our expectations! Bartender/rapper was super good!! Fun to speak French (!) with guys from Israel beside us. Stay there, we’ll come back!

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UW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly great jazz experience. Venue intimate, staff warm and professional. Food excellent and world class musicians. Magic.

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and music!

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ST
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Most importantly I have to say that the Emmet Cohen quartet are amazing!! Have them over all the time! Such talented group of guys... amazing!
The food was also great, the waitress and staff were generous and we can’t wait to come again next time we’re in the city!

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CM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We had a fabulous night at the Smoke last Monday.
The music was really fab and staff very friendly. Our night was topped off when our 11 year old son was invited to play (drums) for the jam session once the trio had finished their set.
We loved the venue but struggled a little with the food as we are vegan and Smoke (like the rest of Manhattan) is sadly still far behind the UK in catering for vegan diets.
That said we were there for the music not the food and we weren’t disappointed!
Thanks for making us so welcome.

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J
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Coming in from Seattle we didn't quite know what to expect, but the music was great, the food was tasty, and the service was excellent! We showed up at 5pm to get a good table, but we could've gotten there at 6pm and gotten the same seat. People didn't start showing up until 6:15-6:30pm on a Monday.

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JM
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I go to SMOKE almost weekly. It’s my goto spot for jazz!

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BM
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic moment fantastic concert fantastic Food un petit bonheur à partager

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SA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

家族3人で19時からのショーの為に18時15分に予約。予約時間前に一番乗りで行ったのに、1番前の大きな柱の陰のどう見ても2人用の席に通された。
席の変更を頼んだが、無理とのこと。
後から来たお客が次々と広くて見やすい席に通されていた。
それきりメニューの説明もなく20分以上放っておかれ、やっと真っ暗な中なんとか注文。ステーキは美味しかったが大きすぎて完食は無理。付け合わせは山盛りのポテトフライのみ。
ショーが始まったが、やはり柱が邪魔でほとんど見えない。席も狭くてご飯も食べにくい。
ショーの内容は良かったが、とても満喫できる席ではなかったし、サービスもよくなかった。日本人だから馬鹿にされているのか?と感じた。
口コミを元にジャズライブを楽しみに行ったが、総合的にみて別のライブハウスに行けばよかったと後悔した。
もっと良い席であれば印象が違うと思うが、席を指定できないのであればリスキーである。

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Mandatory food is seriously overpriced. We would have appreciated the music more if it was quieter. It could be a problem with the specific band that came, but there was no balance between the instruments.

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R
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Intimate , fun , music was great . Host very very nice . its a small place but it didn't matter overall.

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