Whether you are looking for a great dinner accompanied by amazing jazz, or you are more into the concert part and snacks are more of an afterthought, “Jazz Standard” is there for you.
As for the food, prepare yourself for delicious Southern cuisine. Perfectly cooked ribs with a barbecue sauce is just one example of what you can expect here.
The live shows prove very popular, so you might want to book a table in advance. The place is not particularly big and it fills up quickly. The atmosphere might seem somewhat cramped, but with the dim lights and great acoustics, it is also quite cozy. If you buy tickets specifically for the show, consider coming a bit early, as there are usually plenty of diners. On the bright side, there is no minimum cover charge.
All in all, it is one of the best places in New York City to listen to contemporary jazz. It’s also a spot worth putting on your list of possible date locations.