I had a truly lovely evening at Jazz at Kitano on 66 Park Avenue, East 38th St in New York with friends. From the moment we stepped into the first-rate lobby, I knew that this was going to be an exquisite experience.
From the Japanese-inspired decor and friendly staff, to the cozy yet intimate setting of the Jazz club, it was well worth it. It had been a long time since I had been at a jazz supper club. My experiences in the past, had been rustic hole in the walls, so, I wasn't sure what to expect. But from the moment we were greeted by the host, I knew we were going to enjoy ourselves.
We dined on sushi which was absolutely spectacular, cocktails and an amazing dessert. Drinks were well-mixed and we were seated at a small table that allowed us a good view of all that was around us. We weren't the only ones having a great time. The clientele were in their 30s-50s and upscale. If you call to ask what the dress is they may be flexible, but I really encourage you to dress well.
The band was first class all the way; obviously seasoned veterans who took their craft seriously as we were asked from the very beginning to "pay in silence". In other words, chit-chatting during the performances would be frowned upon. And it was true. Why would you want to? The music was sensational.
The hotel wasn't a five-star experience. It's more of a 6 or 7-star hotel experience that brings best out of you while never making you feel uncomfortable.
Monday through Saturday performances begin at 8pm with a Sunday Brunch at 11am. Their prices may be on the higher end of the scale, but well worth it. Highly recommended.