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Jazz at Kitano

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Midtown
Sushi, Japanese, American, Wine Bar
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66 Park Ave, New York City, NY 10016-3007 (38th)
+1 212-885-7119
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Today
07:00 - 10:30
11:30 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 14:30
Sun - Sat 07:00 - 10:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Detroit, Michigan
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travel to NYC once or twice a year for the jazz scene. Among the MANY wonderful places to experience this art form is "Jazz at Kitano' - Our last visit was in Oct. 2016 to celebrate bassist Martin Wind's 20th Anniversary in New York City. Martin Wind, Jim McNeely, Ingrid Jensen and Matt Wilson. AWESOME evening. And this exceptional... More 

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San Francisco, California
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying in the hotel and the lure of good jazz could not be refused. Snazzy setting and great drinks!

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Thank DCZ-6
New Hope, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The "Brazilian Trio" was excellent. Superb piano, bass and drums. None better in my many experiences here and elsewhere. They happily played a long set to the approval of the audience. A mix of known tunes and their first rate compositions. The venue looks great and is comfortable. (See other reviews about noise and visibility, which didn't impact me.) The... More 

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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Jazz provides a nice range of both American and Japanese fare at breakfast. There are hot containers with eggs, meats, potatoes and pancakes on one side, and you can order the grilled fish of the day and miso soup from the servers. Juice, coffee, and tea is included as well. There are cold cereals and yogurts, a less than stellar... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Heard jazz singer Janis Mann with Kenny Werner trio They were fabulous, absolutely top class We ate there & dinner was enjoyable but not wonderful

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Thank Robyn2712
New York City
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Musicians dress like they were a garage band. Selection was mainly to promote their own music. Hostess was professional, competent and did double duty clearing tables between sets. Room was 1/2 empty and a great many were friends of the performers. Spent some time in the very pleasant hotel lobby and looked in at the second set had about 10... More 

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Had a couple hours to kill before a late dinner reservation with the Mrs. on a Tuesday night. Solo pianist at first, later joined by a bassist. No cover, and reasonable minimum. Hostess and waiter couldn't have been more welcoming. Even on a Tuesday, the room was probably over 3/4 full, so we knew we picked wisely. Didn't order any... More 

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Bellaire, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Who would expect an outstanding jazz show in a Japanese hotel? Well, the Kitano is the real deal! Most evenings they have one of the leading jazz bands on stage. The place is small, so there is no bad table. The acoustics is surprisingly good and the intimacy of the small place makes it even more enjoyable. The schedule changes... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

We weren't here to eat, but to listen to the music, which was a wonderful performance by world-class jazz musicians. We did enjoy some chocolate cake, however, and it was very good, of course. Not a big room—we enjoyed the intimacy of it.

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Tokyo, Japan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

I have enjoyed our lunch time at this place. We could chose one main of three kind of dishes, very delicious. Unfortunately, during my stay there, I had no chance to enjoy jazz, but the space seems like richly atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$60
Cuisine
Sushi, Japanese, American, Wine Bar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 10:30
12:00 - 14:30
Monday
07:00 - 10:30
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 10:30
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 10:30
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
07:00 - 10:30
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
07:00 - 10:30
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
07:00 - 10:30
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66 Park Ave, New York City, NY 10016-3007
    (38th)
  • Public Transportation: 4,5,6,7,S at Grand Central - 42nd St.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-885-7119
Description
Intimate spot in the Kitano Hotel boasts live music most nights, eclectic fare & Sunday jazz brunch.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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