Birdland315 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036
- Music every night:
- Age Restrictions:
- Table seating is all-ages. Bar seating is 21+.
- American cuisine with Cajun accent, full bar
Now, half a century later, the Birdland banner has been reborn in midtown and called, "close to perfection for serious fans and musicians," by The New York Times. After a decade of neighborhood success on the Upper West Side, John decided to move the club back to Midtown. The new Birdland offers top-flight jazz in a world class setting, good sight lines and acoustics, elbow room, and a menu ripe with award winning Southern Cuisine.
Birdland, "the jazz corner of the world," was once located elsewhere in Manhattan and headlined by the great Charlie Parker, for which it was named. Like the Blue Note, Birdland is a tourist spot with cabaret-style seating. More spacious and well-lit than the Blue Note, this space has held concerts by notable jazz musicians like Michael Brecker, Lee Konitz, Dave Holland and Tito Puente. Though a bit pricey, Birdland is worth the occasional visit, if not for its sophisticated atmosphere, then for its big-name shows.