The Django

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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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4.3
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AW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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!

NA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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.

OT
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 7 days ago

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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TA
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.

OT
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.

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

Outstanding music and good food. Spectacular atmosphere.

TD
New York Area
17 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.

E
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning ambience! Perfect place in New York for Jazz Lovers

JC
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 //

BG
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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

It was beautiful and great ambiance. Singer could have been a little bit louder.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent big band

JG
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience3

The noise level was so bad that we could hardly hear the music and in fact couldn't hear the guest singer at all even though we were sitting very near the band. The waiter service was very good but it took a long time for our drinks to arrive. I thought it was very expensive and would definitely not do it again.

PR
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Fabulous and unique retro vibes.
The headlining band was exceptional, the staff was attentive and the audience committed music aficionados. My friends left after the main act, while I stuck around for the later jazz set (and another scotch) - my mind was fully blown. Four world class musicians I'd never heard of came on stage and absolutely crushed a variety of Coltrane covers and jazz standards. The late late set was equally cool with local jazz insiders invited to sit in.

Keep up the great work, Django.

C
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Depends. A bit expensive for the venue and the show. People at the back (standing up) were very loud and it was very difficult to appreciate and enjoy the show. These people wanted, all night long to get a sitted spot so they were always coming near, it was crowdy and not confortable. When people started to dance, we couldn’t see the stage and there where no difference between people who paid a 45USD cover charge and the others.

FF
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most intimate and exceptional NYC experiences. A rare mix of small size, perfectly managed attendance, fantastic entertainment and amazing other worldly ambiance.

LD
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

We had been really looking forward to this and were very disappointed.
The music was fab - don’t get me wrong and the staff were polite.
However for $160 for 3 drinks total, small plate of cheese / hams and a small bowl of mac n cheese we would have expected a very small request to have been made.
We were placed on the front row, directly under the air conditioning that was freezing and blowing at 40mph! The outside tables were outside the blast radius and guests seemed happy. Noticed 2 tables vacant for over 30 mins and asked 3 times to be re located as we had our scarf and coats on. To get the response “sorry, it’s too much work to switch tabs from one table to another” I. The end, we had to just walk out after an hour - totally ruined the night. Make sure you request a table away from air conditioning

P
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience5

This is a great place for music lovers but especially Jazz. It is expensive although we shared the meat and cheese platter which was great. Cocktails and wine are good but beware as lighting is very low level and some “bottles” are half bottles and we made that mistake. Music, service and ambience was excellent so as long as you drink less then us you will be fine. I would return if in New York again

SD
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible vibe. Went there for my 2nd anniversary. Girlfriend loved it. I loved it. Awesome time with a great band. It's a little bit $$$, but well worth it. They serve dinner late night along with the live music. Would totally recommend it.

MD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We arrived late and were seated immediately

AK
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food1service5ambience5

The musicians were outstanding (Fowler and guests), the welcome and main waitrice really nice (no need to rush people to leave, we know we need to leave by 10.15 for the next show) - the crudite the worst I've had in my life (and we forgive the water waiter guy who looked very hung-over). Don't a few puny frozen vegetables for 14USD. At least leave them edible. Thanks to the music we still had a good experience,

n
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a great time. The space is dark, sexy and just a really chill and sophisticated ambiance . Great spots for dates with a significant other or friends

S
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

This is first and foremost a jazz club—the Anderson Brothers gave a terrific show. For a jazz club the food was fine. As a restaurant the food is average and overpriced. But for an evening of music it’s a great package.

a
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great atmosphere and awesome band last Saturday night. The cocktails and food were good as well. Service was a bit slow but not too bad. I would recommend for a date or when parents are in town.

NY
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

NOT a place to go to hear music. Ambiance is slick and retro but the patrons are absolutely NOT there to listen to the music mostly to listen to themselves talk. Food is "OK" but not great. Would not go back. I'll stick to Birdland or Village Vanguard for good jazz.

C
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food3service3ambience4

Blues Music was great!!!

CF
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I just wish you gave us a better table with the view of the concert, there were a lot of tables available but we got one that did not look at the concert.

EG
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the band, the space is really good and the drinks are good. We had a great time!

r
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

very cool place! the band was great! food and drinks were good, just a bit pricy on top of a cover...well..it is NYC....enjoy!!

OT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent musicians played some upbeat jazz whilst we enjoyed great cocktails and ok food. Wouldn’t necessarily go back for the food but would for the setting and the music.

RK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great space to enjoy excellent jazz music. Good wine list. Menu offered good selections of small plates to share while listening to the music.

A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a hidden gem! Great atmosphere. Drinks are impeccable but a bit overpriced. The live music compensates for the pricey drinks. It’s always a great time here!! I highly recommend this place!

JT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An enchanting and enthralling experience made really special by a uniquely crafted performance delivered in a truly mezmorising and creative fashion. One can only imagine where the artistic inspiration came from. A well polished night...

EB
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Django over 10 times at this point and I love the bands that are performing there. But watching Nicole Scherzinger live was one of the best experiences of my NYC life. Thank you Django for this awesome night. The ticket price was very low for such awesome performer. I guess it’s generosity of both Django and Nicole.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicole Scherzinger Live. Incredible.

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S
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the style of the place good music staff is all great!!

JT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A cosmic and mind boggling set up perfectly suited for the highest global expectations...

m
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Disorganised
Band was awful
Band had no sound check and sound was bad

DS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my wife for a jazz date night after dinner in the area. The service is amazing. The atmosphere grand. And more importantly, the music was insane! Highly recommend!