288 Lenox Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1002740.807297 -73.945543
Neighborhoods: Harlem, Uptown
Worst treatment of the customer I've ever seen – I was going there on Sunday nights to participate in the open mike. I had heard of many people complaining about the staff treating them awful. I wound up being overcharged both for drinks and the cover even while management new they were overcharging. They refused to remove the overcharge. The music is great but management should be investigated by the attorney general's office.
DISAPPOINTMENT – i walked into lenox lounge and knew it has change, for twenty year i have gone to this lounge, it was not uptown friendly. i could not get a seat, the staff did not help me. i see the writting has change for one way to another way. i quess i will not be going back to my neighborhood bar. change should be for everyone, old and new.
Take the 2 or 3 train, rather than the A, to a Harlem legend. – The Scene
This historic bar and jazz club is a study in unlikely harmonies. Sweatshirted locals and earnest college students sip old man-style cocktails to the gentle din of "Martin" reruns and contemporary R&B jukebox hits at the time-scarred front bar. But as the sunlight fades and the restored fin-bladed light towers bathe the Sunday best-dressed denizens in full deco splendor, it's not hard to imagine the club's heyday, when Billie Holiday held court in the Zebra Room. A renovation restored the beautiful tiled floor and mirrors of the oft-filmed art-deco interior.
A Cab Calloway-elegant host greets guests and then ushers them into the Zebra Room to catch the buffet and show. With weekend jazz and Monday jam sessions continuing as ever before, the future of the Lenox Lounge seems safely assured.
Great food and Music – I have lived in Harlem for 8 years but this place has the tastiest down south cooking in all of Harlem. I'm orig from mississippi so I know!! The music was EXCELLENT!!! I will definitely be coming back. The only thing I didn't like was that they were out of a lot of menu items.
Great Soulfood at a reasonable price! – My girlfriend and I were here Saturday 11/27/04, The food here is excellent. Rib and Seafood combo was the best I've had in a long time. I also had a side order of Mac and Cheese with Yams, very good. My girlfriend had the Rib and Crab Cake combo.
Our barmaid made us very good drinks as well. The atmosphere of this place is very cozy and retro. Its not five star, but thats the good part about it. You don't feel pretentious. You want to sit back, relax, and chill. Its also a good place for couples and singles.
A New York treasure – I can't say enough good things about this place--if I weren't a poor grad student, I'd be here every single Wednesday night for the amazing no-cover jazz 6-midnight (2 drink minimum; on weekends the cover is around $20). The combos they book are talented, the decor is art deco at its finest, and the crowd a groovy mixture of locals, foreign tourists, students, and the musically devoted from all over the greater NYC area. Service can be slow when it's crowded, but the servers are always friendly. Located right next to the 125th Street 2/3 stop in a safe neighborhood, it's worth the trip if you love jazz and are looking for a stylish, laid-back, Old New Yorky vibe.
good music & good food, but... – Absolutely they serves good music. I don't think no one can disagree. They also have good, down-to-earth, home style foods. Which I really like. Drinks are reasonable. BUT the weakest point for this lounge is probably the quality of people who work there. Bartenders and Barmaids are good, but I am not sure (really not sure) about the staff in the lounge (back room; room w/ piano). They are not placing enough numbers of people in the room; therefore, you won't get enough attention from wait staff. I go there very often because I like the music there. So far, I had really bad experiences twice in the past year. Which are both relates to the bill. Pay attention to your bill (item by item, tax and all) if you go in the lounge section and order something.
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