156 West 56th St, New York, NY | Directions 1001940.764325 -73.979294
Mon, Sun 4:30pm-1am
Neighborhoods: Clinton, Midtown
Great Cigar Smoking Bar – I'm from Charlotte so I went to Carnegies to watch Giants / Panthers football game at the bar, had a fine cigar with even finer local gentlemen. Bartender was friendly and efficient and the food was good as well, I will return on my next trip to New York
THE BEST IN NYC – This is a cigar smokers heaven. My wife and I were in NYC for a long weekend and stumbled across this jewel on a Friday night. We had so much fun we came back the next night for the Sinatra night. What a blast. Good laughts, great music, excellent drinks brought to you by beautiful and attentive young ladies; I could go on and on. By the end of the evening we were on a first name basis with the owner, Ken, the manager, the bartender and half of the staff and we had made dozens of new friends. We really felt welcomed. I would recommend this place to anyone - except, anyone that doesn't like smoke. But, lets face it, if you go to a cigar bar expecting to not get a little smoke in your eyes then you've never been in a cigar bar.
We will be back - no question about it.
Jazz Heaven – I have found a treasure if you are a Jazz fan. This club was made for music and they have it. I stumbled in by accident after seeing the spinning martini glass on the ground and hearing a band. I spent 3 hours listening to Michael Bellar play while sitting a couch and beautiful women brought me singlemalt all the while smoking!!! It was like a private concert in my living room. Nothing could have been better this place... I thought.. then I went back on Friday and I discovered the Mark Rapp trio who were equally amazing. This place should be packed every night. You no longer need to go downtown for Jazz.
Carnegie is a great lounge that plays host to some of New York City's greatest talent. Namely, a great three-piece trio that call themselves SPONGEWORTHY. The trio can be found every Sunday evening from 8:30-12:00am entertaining the crowd at this friendly and plush lounge.
They should've done better. – I had a bad experience at Garnegie Club. I was hoping to enjoy some Sinatra songs at a old style environment but I didn't expect to see dusty ceilings, dirty couches and carpets plus their venting system isn't designed for a cigar house, i was hardly open my eyes although I'm a smoker myself.
You might want to try hard to get someone on the phone to make a reservation by the number listed on their website if you want to be treated as a paying customer. I had to wait 20 minutes for a table and been moved around before they made a decision on where they wanted me to be seated. Unfortunately, we had to leave after the first show because they tried to move us again for a larger group of guests and we refused to be moved as we've got tired of this manner. Two of us paid $150 (with tips) for all these services I mentioned above in two hours.
Fantastic place, all around great time! – My wife and I are from MN and decided to try a vacation in NY rather than the typical tropical locations. I ran across the Carnegie Club on the internet while searching for jazz clubs. We attended the Sinatra tribute show Sat. night, and were thoroughly impressed! The band and singer were fabulous, the atmosphere was great, and the staff was very friendly. We mentioned to the waitress that my wife was pregnant and couldn't drink alcohol, so they brought her fancy non-alcoholic drinks, and the manager actually bought us champagne and sparkling cider -- on the house! They were also nice enough to let us stay for the 2nd show(which I highly recommend because it's 2 different shows). Keep in mind it is a smoke club, so you will get plenty of cigar smoke -- but it's not nearly as bad as the typical cigarette smoke you smell at other clubs. Cool atmosphere, neat little couches and chairs and nooks to sit. I can't say enough good things about this place. If you like Jazz and Sinatra, you'd be a fool not to go there.
Surpisingly good house cigars. – Great atmosphere and lay out, plenty of sitting and nice nooks to relax with cigar and a drink. Beautiful interior.
If only they had no live music. Those bands are too loud for this space.
Also replacing lethargic waitress would be very beneficial.
Overall my favorite place to smoke cigars in New York.
Steven Maglio... is the best – He sounds just like Sinatra! This show is so great, i paid to see both shows.... fantastic! I can't wait to see him again! Great job, great place, great shows... Keep up the great work!!!
Way too expensive – I'm a big Sinatra fan, so went on Sinatra night for the 10PM show. Paid $60 for me and my boyfriend to get in, expecting the band to play for the rest of the night. Then I paid over $50 to meet the drink minimum requirement for the both of us. Then, the band was done in ONE HOUR....and everyone cleared out pretty much right afterwards. The band was absolutley amazing and the feel of the club is equally wonderful. I was hoping for there to be dancing, but the few people were in there remained seated the whole time. Sinatra is meant to be danced to! I would recommend this place if the band had played more than an hour, but with a set that short, it was not worth all of that money.
Guys and dolls meet the post-symphony set at this swank jazz club. – The Scene
With cozy sofas, art-deco wallpaper and top-notch performances, the Carnegie Club offers the charm and sophistication of old New York without seeming kitschy or retro. Waitresses in cocktail dresses and pearls look like they've stepped out of an Audrey Hepburn movie, and bookshelves are as well-stocked as the bar. Sip a Moscow Mule, Aviation Cocktail or Carnegie Confetti--champagne sweetened with honey liqueur, pineapple juice and fresh fruit.
Old-time jazz is piped in on weeknights, but weekends boast grand live performances. Finish up your Friday with live jazz presented by trumpeter and composer Mark Rapp, or check out the Saturday night mainstay--an evocative Sinatra tribute with vocalist Cary Hoffman and an 11-piece orchestra. Sightlines to the band are limited on the balcony, but you can still enjoy the space by imagining Ol' Blue Eyes on stage.
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