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B.B. King Blues Club

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237 West 42nd St, New York City, NY 10036 (Between 7th and 8th Avenues)
+1 212-997-4144
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 04:00
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Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to the Blues Club on the long weekend in February. We listened to the music of Marvin Gay and Bill Withers and it was fantastic. This is a dinner club with a $10 cover charge. The food was good -not great. The service was excellent. It was a really enjoyable evening. I highly recommend this club.

Thank Joanne M
Toms River
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere but wow the tables are ridiculously tight. They pack you in like cattle and make you sit across from your partner's so one has a great stage view and the other gets a stiff neck. Staff is very unfriendly...... no thanks

Thank loriy324
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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308 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a good time at the Beatles Brunch show on Saturday. The BB King Club is located on 42 street near other attractions like Madame Tussauds etc. The brunch itself was not that great. It had standard items, like Macaroni and Cheese, Chicken wings, baked chicken, rice, cobbler. My main reason was to hear the Beatles tribute band playing.... More 

Thank Sundncr
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While I was in NYC I had to sample a gospel choir, and I was not disappointed . The venue reminded me of a 50s blue club that you would see in films and I loved that. They do expect you to send $10 each on your table (drinks or food etc) which I thought was fair . The table... More 

Thank MSHunterAFC
Cheshire, Connecticut
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Have been here a few time for the live music. Great atmosphere, great music. Didn't have food but the cocktails were ok. Nothing special. Definitely should go if you like to hang and listen to live music

Thank Carol S
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Fantastic brunch, staff were super nice, live band playing gospel/blues - softly, wonderful, cannot recommend highly enough, just wish we had found this at the beginning of our holiday - not the end!

Thank Adam H
New York City, New York
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143 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

if you want a slow date night in refined spot this is for you, get some tickets and go have a couple of drinks ank snacks over at the BBKing and listen to some great music while you hang with someone special. follow me on foursquare for more reviews FUNKY FLAVOR

Thank 502ericaf
oakville ontario
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137 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

I stopped by for a Manhattan during cocktail hour Dec 28 and found a peaceful scene at Lucille's bar before the nights festivities started. The bartender (Grover?) was welcoming and friendly and made me one of the best Manhattans I have had in a while. It was not cheap, but it was very well made. Very glad I stopped by.

Thank boog33
Whiteside, Australia
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35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We saw the Harlem Gospel Choir at BB King's. It was a great show and good venue but the food and service was not very good. We would have spent a lot more money here if we could get someone to serve us. When we finally ate the food was average and we asked three times for a knife and... More 

Thank Bruce W
Shropshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We went to BB's for a show by the BB King All Stars (and guests). The food was good and fresh, but felt the drinks were a little steep (could just be NYC pricing). Place was really well laid out and felt comfortable. The band were phenomenal - had great interaction with the crowd as well as being supreme players... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
American, Bar, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 237 West 42nd St, New York City, NY 10036
    (Between 7th and 8th Avenues)
  • Public Transportation: Lucille's Grill is located right next to the Times Square-42nd Street stop with connections to the A, C, E, N, Q, R, W, 7, and the Shuttle to Grand Central.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-997-4144

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