The Django

4.7
438 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Reservations are required and can be made through OpenTable.
A cover charge of $20 and a two-drink minimum per person is required and will be applied to the final bill. Each reservation is booked for 1.5 hours due to capacity restrictions.

Reservation modifications can be made directly through OpenTable only. We are not accepting phone calls at this time at The Django nor The Roxy Hotel. Cancellations are accepted by 5pm day-of, otherwise, a $20 per person late cancellation fee will be automatically charged. Reservations will be held for 15 minutes upon the start of your confirmed reservation time, after which time the reservation will be canceled and $20 no show fee per person will be automatically charged.

To Note: Masks Required
Starting August 16th - To enjoy our restaurants, bars and entertainment venues, guests are required to provide proof of vaccination.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 438 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing music, amazing drinks… an amazing date night

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening at Django’s! We arrived sooner than our reservation, and the host sat us at the bar, then sat us in the front seat! We couldn’t be happier about the night, it was magical! Beef tartar was delicious and the drinks were on point.

YD
vipYoloDeeno
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one of the best places in Manhattan to see jazz! great ambiance, service and cocktails

F
Fairviewian
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We had the Oyster Rockefeller and Artichoke Toast they were lukewarm and not particularly good but would have been much better if served hot. At least the oysters. We had the Chocolate Pot and Apple Tart which were really good and enjoyed very much. The pianist and sax guys were good but overwhelmed by the drummer. Drummer was good but overwhelming in that venue.

BH
BHack
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Kicked us out before the music was over despite the fact they charge a cover for the music.
brussel sprouts not edible.
very overpriced food ($4 oysters, not special)
service terrible. not crowded but still had to flag down the waitress many times.
Won't be back and won't recommend.

DF
DamilaF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the everything about this place. Music was amazing and the space brought me back in time. Drinks were great! Definitely coming back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night service and music I will be visiting again.

KG
KathryntheGinger
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to The Django for an anniversary celebration. We had the absolute BEST time!! We saw Endea Owens and the Cookout and they were fire! Everything was so great. The host was super busy but still so kind and accommodating. Zwenska was our server and she was on top of it! She was busy with a ton of tables, but we still felt very well taken care of. Drinks were well made and strong! We split the beef tartare, salmon entree, and berries with whipped mascarpone and loved everything. I'm gluten-free and was pleased to find several options I could have. Overall, everything was great! We couldn't have asked for a better way to celebrate our anniversary!

RS
RonaldS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The food was good, but the selection was pedestrian.
The ambiance was outstanding, befitting of a cellar jazz club from the 40s.

The service was good in general, but upon arriving the meter’d told us that they would be very busy and that we only had an hour and a half to eat and listen to music before we would have to leave. I reserved a table for 6:30, thinking that we could get settled and get our meal before the music started at 7:00. Had I known about the 1.5-hour limit, I would have reserved a table for 7:00 to maximize our music listening. However, while we were waiting for dinner to be served the lovely hostess came over to make sure that everything was alright--I told her about my complaint and she assured us that she would do everything that she could to make sure that we had adequate time to listen to the music. As it turned out, the crowd that they were expecting did not materialize, so we were able to stay as long as we wanted.

The music was provided by The Mike Ledonne Trio plus Eric Alexander on soprano, alto, and tenor saxophones. The music was hard bop, so for someone who is more into jazz standards, I found the music to be a bit “out there.” But I did appreciate their musicianship.

The overall value for a high-end jazz club in NYC was probably average. The bill for two which included 2 hamburgers and fries plus a bottled beer and a martini came to around $135.

ED
EmmaD
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere, a true NYC experience. The host was so accommodating to not just us, but every single person at the host booth, even though it was an extremely busy night.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING SERVICE from Zwenska, she is always a highlight at the Django every single time I’ve been. Anyone would feel lucky to have her great drink recommendations too!

EM
EugeneM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing beats a night out with the wife listening to live jazz bands and enjoying some wine! Django is truly the best jazz club in NYC!

VJ
vipVivianJ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such an amazing vintage vibe… two carpeted flights down to the cellar at the Roxy and you’ll feel as though you’ve stepped back in time…
Tufted red velvet seating adjacent to host booth, followed by small cafe tables and chairs (easily rearranged to make room on the dance floor). An intimate and inviting space to enjoy a live show. Check out their event schedule!

Menu not extensive, but tasty options for a late supper or snacking. Great jazz themed cocktails.

Wait staff is thoughtful and attentive.

Looking forward to returning soon!

LV
LisaV
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food3service2ambience5

The band was amazing. The service started out great and then completely disappeared - had to track them down to pay!!
BUT the decor and ambience make up for it. Would go again.

LF
LeesaF
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a fabulous evening at The Django! And so great to hear not one but two amazing female vocalists last night. Special thank you to Zwenska, who always takes care of us so well and is a credit indeed to this venue!

SE
vipSENEM
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I always love going to the Django for live jazz music and drinks. This time we had dinner, too and the food was delicious. Staff, service and the ambiance are always great.
The only disappointment this time was that they had announced in their website "Evan Sherman Quintet" would take the stage at 8 pm so we made our reservations accordingly but when we were there, we learned they will be on at 10 pm. Staff was accommodating, we thank them for that, they extended our reservation a bit so we were able to stay for a few songs but Bruce Harris was not playing the trumpet as it was announced which was a huge disappointment.
Overall, it was very good as usual and I will be back.

M
Memzo
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

It was my first time there. After prowling around the hotel block I finally had to go into Jack's Bar to ask how to get to Django. As far as I can tell, there was no helpful signage. I was there to listen to the Mike DiRubbo Quintet, which became impossible, given the volume of chatter by patrons. It appeared that the room was filled primarily by downtown 30-somethings who had no ideas - or could care less - that a band was performing. The management made no attempt to ask the crowd to be quiet. Service was mediocre, at best. I was happy to leave.

SE
vipSENEM
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ambiance, live performances and service as usual. We would like to take Ms. Deniz for her professionalism and accommodating our request upon arrival. We had a great time! Looking forward to coming back on 21st and 26th August 😊

I
Icemanprof
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great venue. I really wish there were a way for attendees to see both sets. Great wait staff. Courteous and kind.

AS
vipAndyS
Los Angeles
487 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I came to Django primarily to hear the world class jazz. I ordered the mixed green salad with a salmon supplement and the Mac n Cheese with broccoli. The salad was very tasty and the salmon was tender and nicely cooked. Unfortunately, there was no broccoli with the Mac n Cheese, which was good but a little short on seasoning. The wine list is well suited to the cuisine and I also enjoyed The Django speciality cocktail. Service was slow, but friendly when it arrived.

In the post pandemic environment, I understand restaurants are struggling to recover with staffing and service levels. Overall, dinner at The Django was a pleasant experience, and I absolutely loved the music. I'm glad to see one of the good jazz clubs returning to life! I'll return.

MK
MK24
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Belated birthday outing
It was fun until they booted us out to turn our table

g
vipgoodeats
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great music and great drinks. We didn’t eat. The decor and sound are fabulous. You will think you are in a vaulted underground on the left bank in Paris.

SD
vipScienceDriven
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When the first artists of the evening are Walter Blanding & Ms. Kokoh, Barry Stephenson, Isaiah Thompson, and Joe Dyson, you know it's going to be a very special, memorable evening. Cocktail, dinner, and wonderfully personable service were a match to a gorgeously professional yet intimate ensemble.

Then, when Jenn Jade Ledesna took to the stage -- accompanied by Russell Hall on bass, plus piano and drums (sorry-- I don't remember their names)-- her high-powered delivery took everything up a notch. As I finished my fresh berries, guests were up and dancing!

FV
FelixV
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Jenn Jade was absolutely phenomenal. She performed the house down and was so engaging. The food was very good but service was a little slow.. Besides that, all else was great. I’d go back!

SD
vipScienceDriven
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just noticed that this is the review of the first set.
Denise was so understanding; when I realized I was running late, she moved my reservation. When traffic was actually lighter than expected, she whisked me to a terrific table, where the server quietly recommended a perfectly balanced peach cocktail and a small plate.
When the first chords of the alto sax sounded, I was spellbound. Walter Blanding is a generous leader of the Lincoln Center community founded by Wynton Marsalis. His humility may mean that you have to press him a little about his accomplishments. His fiancee Ms. Kokoh is both stunning and kind. Her vocal interpretations are simultaneously original and respectful of the songwriters. I know Barry Stephenson's own compositional skills in addition to his upright bass from "The Iconoclast", his recent album as a leader. Isaiah Thompson has an elegant, fluid touch on piano that adapts perfectly and shines in his own right. Joe Dyson's solos took us all by surprise.

This is why I live in New York.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Friendly hostess. Pleasant staff. Wine selection is not good. It immediately gave me a headache.

M
Mila
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The great night with family we really enjoyed everything 😊

KK
KubraK
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere was perfect, we had a great time. Thanks!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience5

The BEST jazz experience of my life

D
Dellz
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing and very accommodating. I don't know her name but she had glasses on. There was a mistake with our order, and she made up for it with the correct order and some champagne for the inconvenience. I will definitely be back because of her great service, the yummy food and the amazing Jazz music!

MT
MikeT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Classy club, excellent music, good service, quality drinks, if a bit overstretched. Need to ask talky tables of young guests to keep quiet during music, otherwise would rate higher.

SE
ShifuEd
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

A truly incredible experience. The band was incredibly talented and inspiring to watch. They played with heart and soul.
The hostess was very helpful and the waitress was attentive. The stage and lighting was perfect. It was a great experience.

JR
JillianR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Really beautiful atmosphere, but the service was not matching the value (not refilling water glasses, etc). The two drink minimum- I understand the purpose but it reminds me too much of being solicited to attend comedy clubs near Times Square.

S
Snuffyeats
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great music, great food and great Vibes!

E
Ekaterina
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the place and the performance! The band was very cool!

JA
JeronimoA
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely, definitely will come back. The place is outstanding, seems like you get back in time and very good whisky selection, bit pricey though.

J
Julia
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue - intimate without being crowded plus the drinks are great!

SD
vipScienceDriven
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

An evening that exceeded all expectations. It was inspiring and uplifting to experience two sets of Vuyo Sotashe’s Quartet (with Chris Pattishall, Russell Hall, and Savannah Harris)! I hope there is a return engagement.

The hospitality offered by everyone was outstanding—Zwanska was especially adept at letting this solo diner feel like they belong. The eponymous cocktail was delicious and accompanied my dinner well.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to The Django, we will definitely be back. The food (while the meun is limited) was really good, especially the oysters. The ambiance and service were also top notch. I celebrated my birthday here, which happened to fall on a Wednesday & had a great time.

FAQs

The Django is rated 4.7 stars by 438 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.