Smoke Jazz and Supper Club

4.6
2310 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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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

took two of my pals who had never been to UWS to see a show and have some drinks, they both loved it. it’s a great spot for jazz lovers.

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MM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Had a great time at Smoke. Will be back soon I'm sure!

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MP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best live music spots in the city. The room is intimately cozy, the food is way above average (save room for the chocolate dessert pastry!). They cater to different musical tastes and are almost always full. So, check what's playing and when, then make a reservation. The audience is always quiet during the performances, and although food and drinks are served continuously, the wait staff is notably unobtrusive. There is a music charge - $40/person as of this writing. "Tarik", the person in charge of seating, is unbelievably accommodating, capable and personable.

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DJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Cozy Spot with good food. On this particular night, the Al Foster quintet brought the house down during the 1st set!

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SP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I might recommend it just to hear the music, but definitely not for a meal. The food was not great, especially for the high price charged. Not having the option to stay for a second set is also a negative.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, Live Jazz Music and ambiance. Ribs and fried chicken are a must have.

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r
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was very good! I didn’t expect it would be so good. I had been craving fried chicken which can be not so good but this chicken was very,very good and lots of it. My only complaint is that they could have given you more collard greens.

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S
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

music were world class... loved the place... will certainly come back

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EO
New York Area
111 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Although I rarely get uptown to hear music at Smoke, I always enjoy myself when I'm there. I'm not there for the food primarily, but for the music. The food is very good (at least my fish tacos were this time), the music charge on a Thursday night was more than reasonable, and the band was wonderful. For a music venue, the seating is comfortable, too. Of the major jazz clubs in the city, this is probably my favorite. And there always seems to be a very friendly vibe at Smoke.

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S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The Food and service were excellent. The show presented was just about an hour long to short for the price that was charged.

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BY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a fantastic time here on our first night in NYC. We only had a couple of appetizers, drinks and desserts, but they were all well prepared. What we really came for was the music - which was amazing. The host that greated us was very welcoming which set the tone for the night. I will definitely come back here next time I am in the area.

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EC
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

It is a bit expensive, but we can accept it because the music is great. The real problem is that if you reserve a seat at the bar you have to pay not only 45$ as music charge but also you have to get drinks for 20$ at least. It would be better to charge 50 or 55 for the music and then leave the customer free about drinks.

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NR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Really good music, great seating but the food to greasy for our taste.

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CH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Smoke Jazz Club is an outstanding venue. It provides good service, food and music.

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MP
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The information about the dining reservation is very limited, although I was advised that "most shows at Smoke are subject to a music charge and tickets should be purchased in advance", so we couldn't decide until we were sit at the table, taking into account that is about $90 dining+show (plus beverages, taxes, tips...).
The place is small, so you are going to have dinner close to the next tables, at both sides. The price for dinner is not too expensive and the meal is good, but when the show finishes you are kindly 'invited' to pay and leave your table for the next costumers.
It was impossible for us to make a reservation for five people, so we finally made two: one for four persons and another for two. When we inform to the manager about this, they arrange everything to put us together, very kindly.
I'm not used to listen jazz. I had the opportunity to enjoy a great show with Harold Mabern and his quartet (saxophonist Eric Alexander, bassist John Webber, and drummer Joe Farnsworth). It worths every second of their music.

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RT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

Service was not good, we received our food after everyone else had finished and while band was coming to end of show. Felt like we had to rush to complete meal before next group came in. Very disappointing especially being only black table there.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We did not know that the price of the concert 45 dollars has to be added to fixer price dinner. 100 dollars but you have to leave at 10. 30. It is not the french habit.

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CG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great place to go for good food and swinging live jazz. Matradie is welcoming. Service is good.

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LB
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it!!!! Will be back :-)
Enjoyed the opportunity to meet and talk to Harold Manern.

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AH
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Small club giving you a sense of intimacy and proximity with the band even though the diner format imposes to be very quiet.
Diner and set of 1hour, a bit short for the price but overall a nice evening.
Good food but surprisingly very small desert portions. “Macarons & éclairons” should not be plural on the menu as they were single units in the plate. :)

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MN
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best live jazz place in NYC with really good food. You can also get a CD for free though the autograph will cost you $20 and it is a package deal! :)

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HL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent music. Very good sound. Great service and attention to visitors. Definitely recommended.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience the bartenders were great, food is the best we have had at a Jazz club and the music was outstanding!

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JM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall, the food was good, though my drink was very weak. The vegetarian option was uninspired and much smaller portion than the other items on menu. Desserts were very good.

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A
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic jazz and food. Great service. Felt a bit rushed at the end of the show though for the next sitting. Would still go again and recommend.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Eve Christmas

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LW
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a great evening and the music was superb
The service was lovely and the food was very good

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NB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Authentic jazz scene, mostly straight ahead and be-bop jazz, occasionally some fusion. Hosts many of the jazz scene's current and past greats in performance. Been here many times and it never disappoints. Nice and friendly ambience. Good table and bar service and surprisingly good food at reasonable prices. You'll find performing players around town at other places here listening to their contemporaries at the late night sets. The Smoke Sessions recording label offers many good selections from its stable of frequent star performers (Harold Mabern, Mike LaDonne, Eric Alexander, to name just a few). Smoke periodically offers up celebratory festivals, such as the current offering tribute to the jazz great John Coltrane.

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AF
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I believe for the cost for music should be more than an hour. I have seen shows two hours apart and never seen a performance that short in the East Coast. It was a good performance and food was really good though

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D
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Music was good, but still it's kinda touritic rip off.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Our waitress was unkind.

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RD
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! We loved it! The food and the jazz! The service was excellent. I had the boulebaise (DP?). My wife had popcorn shrimp and the the ravioli. We also had an appetizer of smoked salmon!

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JG
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience through and through. Dinner was delicious, the service was on point, and the music (The Vincent Herring Quartet) was superb. This is a very small, intimate club. We stayed for two sets and after dinner were able to sit at the bar and speak with the very amiable musicians between sets. Dave Kikoski on piano was a special treat - he plays with such enthusiasm that he is simply a joy to listen to and watch perform.

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DB
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Intimate and welcoming in a serious listening environment. Food pretty good and dining required

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MW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great music. Very pricey wine. One of the best jazz joints in NY

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L
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great music and great ambiance I just love this place and I have known it for 10 years and it has mot changed.

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OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Music was awesome. Food average. Great atmosphere

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Smokin jazz and terrific food!

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RO
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Smoke is one of the best jazz venues in New York. Food better than most of the others, an intimate space that allows maximum focus on the excellent performers they get. I’ve been four times, on three different visits to this city, and it will be top of my list the next time I’m in town too.

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EW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great space, music, atmosphere- just a perfect place to chill and enjoy great shows.

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