The Django

4.6
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$50 and over
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Descend into The Django and you’ll feel like you’ve entered another world. The subterranean jazz club, with its vaulted ceilings and exposed brick walls, was modeled after the boites of Paris. The venue consists of two cocktail bars, open dining space and a stage for live performances or meetings. The ne plus ultra: a state-of-the-art Meyer Sound system. The Django offers expertly crafted cocktails and plates, all partnered with a brilliant entertainment lineup.

Reservation are encouraged. The Django has two shows per evening: 7:30 & 10/10:30pm. Reservations are available between 7-8pm and 10-11pm respectively. Booking for the first show only allows entry for the first show. Walk-ins at the bar are first come first serve. Please check our website for nightly programming, cover charge and drink minimum policy. Groups of 6 or more with have a gratuity of 20% added to the bill.

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4.6based on recent ratings
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Cait
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Server was amazing. Birthday celebration and they sat us at the best table in the house. Band was incredible. Really impressive for date night or going out with friends.

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AbbyM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went on Tuesday night to listen to salsa band and dance. We had a great time, great music, great drinks

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RachP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic band, waitress was attentive. Amazing date night

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vipLaila
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Mediocre service, underwhelming food...but do go for the band(s). Hats off to Ken Fowser’s drummer.

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JacobH
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Charging me a cover charge of $20 per person and a minimum of two drinks per person, is way too expensive.

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Grace
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great date night! Drinks were a tad expensive i would range them as $14 drinks not $18 but overall the band was great so it was a nice experience.

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TaliS
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I would recommend sitting closer to the band. If you are in the back, you hear a cacophony of people speaking at a high intensity and don’t appreciate the music as much. We paid $20 per person to reserve a table and mostly just heard people talking loudly around us. It kind of ruined the mood. We were able to sit closer to the band for the last 15 minutes which was nice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Would not go again. It aims to recreate an authentic jazz or underground music experience but falls flat. The relationship between the hotel and the place is odd— they let in hotel guests without reservation, but place reserved in advance tables in the back despite paying to be there; it’s a weird atmosphere where it’s busy but still empty tables for potential hotel guests near the performers. It’s not a music club or experience at all—it’s just a generic loud bar underground tries to replicate the two-drink & cover charge classic model of a comedy cellar or performance venue but you’re not seeing anything valuable and the hotel guests mill in and out ruining the experience of seeing music. Bizarre place. Very bro-y. Would have 100% preferred to go to Rockwood music hall, vanguard, the Stand, Canary club, etc. Glad I went to check it off the list but absolutely would not go back unless they totally revamped the way it’s managed.

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PianoMan
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Food was mediocre at best. The burger was not cooked to order, and the fries were cold. Drinks were skimpy and quite expensive. Service was poor and the wait staff was not very attentive. Music was good but the crowd was so loud that you couldn't enjoy it. If you're interested in listening to great jazz I'd think about going to one of the other clubs in Manhattan.

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DavidG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We thought the space was charming for our reason for going--to hear Sasha Dobson, a terrific jazz singer. Unfortunately, the bar noise was so extreme, listening was difficult and quiet conversation impossible. The food was good as were the drinks. The loud noise was disrespectful to the singer and her audience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly one of a kind experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Great date night spot. Decent food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excelent place to listen good jazz, to drink and share with friends. A litle bit expensive.

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vipBradley
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The ambience and vibe of this place is great. Unfortunately the cocktails and food aren’t great, especially for the $18 per cocktail price. It’s a shame as we would have stayed for longer.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place to be if you love Jazz!

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Olex
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Django is a great jazz bar hidden at the ground level of Roxy Hotel. Nice ambience, great vibe and stellar performances. Drinks were awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sisters we’re all in town for the weekend. We chose this spot for the music and bites, & were pleasantly surprised by the amazing 3 course dinner!
The mushroom spaghetti squash was unbelievable. Highly recommend.
Jazz was great, it is a full show for 2+ hours.

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lurob
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Cool room good service. We were seated near the front with a small open floor in front of us. Went there wanting to see a jazz group and it started off well but then the songs would go into dance versions. And before long the dance floor was full. So it took on more of a wedding band vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Another outstanding evening with tremendous entertainment!

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kswalter
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Saying goodbye to a friend who was moving away.

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vipJustFolks
New York Area
115 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Don't come here for the food; it is third-rate. You can come for the music, but be prepared for the acoustics to be so loud that it will leave you with a headache. The only positive part is the service, which is fine, but can't make up for the other deficiencies.

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AdamW
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful spot for a first, second, or any kind of date. We boogied so much and had a wonderful time together. Def recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have the best time at this place. Wonderful drinks and bands, always feels like you stepped back in time - in a fabulous way. We love taking guests here to listen to jazz and for a little late night dancing. One of our favorite spots in the city!

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NikitaA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

We had a reservation for the night and arrived as the first guests. The staff leading us to the table didn’t give us a table of our choice right away, saying that the tables close to the jazz stage are reserved. Eventually we got a table the staff claimed as reserved. Staff also laughed at my wife who explained to her that we want a table close to the stage because she has a hearing problem. This was disrespectful and rude. The food was good, but nothing too special. Music was very relaxing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

An awful experience. The menu is limited and the food expensive, the service slow, the orders arrived all at different time, we got the wrong items and to finish it off we got charged twice. We split the bill but one of my friends was changed the whole bill AGAIN against her card. She has not managed to get a refund after 3 days.

The Django
Responded on January 18, 2020

Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to respond to your service experience. At this time would you be able to email us your friends name and the name on the reservation so we may see to it that she is refunded for the overcharge? We're happy to resolve. In regards to your experience we would love the opportunity to invite you back for a round of drinks to make up for your experience. Please let us know if we can schedule a reservation for a return visit.

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vipTASTERSCHOICE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Placed our order shortly after being seated. Our appetizer came out fairly quickly but our wine came out about 45 minutes after the initial order and our meal close to an hour late. Thankfully the waitress was smart enough to take the $20 cover charge off the bill. As for the food. Mediocre. The band was great but the volume of the horns was way over the top. Once was enough. No need to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Very expensive for what it is. Plus, they should allow everyone know when they make the reservation that they should pay $20 per person and there is a minimum 2 items per person.

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Heather
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding music and good food. Spectacular atmosphere.

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vipTerryD
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good bar drinks and an interesting if odd shaped room. I got the impression that they save the best tables for hotel guests, which put me off a bit, and the band that was finishing its set as we sat down was awful, but we ended up enjoying the night. Way down on my list of Manhattan jazz venues but OK if you know there will be a group you like playing.

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Eldar
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning ambience! Perfect place in New York for Jazz Lovers

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JamesC
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

I have been going to jazz clubs since I was 16 . ( I'm now 78 ) I've been playing the trumpet
for 66 years . Food : A total ripoff for the prices charged// Service : Excellent // Music :
Top Level - World Class Music - Musicians / Noise Level : Ridiculously Loud // Attention paid to the
music : Almost Nil // Ambiance: Horrible for a jazz club //

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BarryG
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for NYE 2019 and had a fantastic time! The show, food, atmosphere and service were all incredible! Can't wait to go back on a regular night.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review