Lenox Lounge

★★★★★
Take the 2 or 3 train, rather than the A, to a Harlem legend.
  • 288 Lenox Ave

    New York, NY 10027

    Cross street: nr. 125th St.

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  • 212-427-0253

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After a horrible experience of total Snobbery at Billies Black, Lenox Lounge was a totally Exhilarating experience. I was born and raised in Harlem.In my younger days all of Harlem was my playground. At 58 I am now more sedate.I find

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After a horrible experience of total Snobbery at Billies Black, Lenox Lounge was a totally Exhilarating experience. I was born and raised in Harlem.In my younger days all of Harlem was my playground. At 58 I am now more sedate.I find

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I'll start with the goods...

Atmosphere... The Art Deco look is AMAZING. It's a beautiful bar. If I didn't have to deal with the bartender (although occasionally there is a competent person tending bar) and most of all the MANAGER I'd

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I'll start with the goods...

Atmosphere... The Art Deco look is AMAZING. It's a beautiful bar. If I didn't have to deal with the bartender (although occasionally there is a competent person tending bar) and most of all the MANAGER I'd

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WE LOVE the lenox lounge, I used to patronize Lenox in the early 90's and i'm still going strong today. Love the atmosphere the crowd is nice and mature, the drinks are strong and the food is GREAT!! Lennox Lounge is a great institution!!

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WE LOVE the lenox lounge, I used to patronize Lenox in the early 90's and i'm still going strong today. Love the atmosphere the crowd is nice and mature, the drinks are strong and the food is GREAT!! Lennox Lounge is a great institution!!

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Me and my mother leave to enjoy a night out at The Lenox Lounge. We seat ourselves. We order our drinks then our food. We place our orders at 8:30pm only to have the food arrive an hour later. When my mother declines her food, the waitress arrives with her plate ANYWAY. I quickly tell the waitress "Excuse me, she said she didn't want the food anymore, is this meal on the house?" She replies, "As far as I know." "Good." I respond. My mother begins to feel better and begins to start eating. Enter the manager, a middle aged woman with dredlocks and a cut-throat business ethic. She sits at our table and begins to make excuses for the poor service that she is in control of...she explains that her kitchen only has one cook, and that her cook was busy trying to meet the needs of her "busy" establishment. Oh poor her left to run a landmark lounge in Harlem with only one cook,,,ummm this isn't rocked science hire more help. She offers no apology and instead blames the long wait on her obviously overworked waitress for failing to put our order in on time. As for the music which we are charged a cover for ...the band takes several long breaks and we are left to watch the pianist mingle with the crowd while we look around at other guests who are just waiting for the the last set so they can get it all over with. Finally the bill comes and my mother is charged for food she no longer wanted and was told she would not be charged for by the waitres. Bad business, A 18% gratuity charge is included for service that didn't warrant such a tip. Before we left at 10:20pm two more patrons enter and were about to pay $10 for a set that wasn't even in session and was about to stay and get charged for a set that ended at 11pm until I told them to save their money and instead just sample the outside bar area. Thank goodness I was there to save them from such a demeaning dining experience. It was overall a very dissatisfying time, and not our first. We went their before earlier in the day to have a drink at the bar and some appetizers only for the manager to be unable to account for the cooks whereabouts and had to wait a long time to be served at that time as well. If the manager so decides to respond to this review in a way to justify her poor business skills I welcome it. I pretty much already feel elated by the fact that other reviews on here berating the poor service and her bad managerial skills have already supported my point, regardless of her tactics to mislead those considering going there otherwise.So if your looking for a night out, and you happen to pass the Lenox Lounge keep walking. Your wallet and stomach will thank you later. I certainly had a night Out>>>A night OUT of this world!

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Me and my mother leave to enjoy a night out at The Lenox Lounge. We seat ourselves. We order our drinks then our food. We place our orders at 8:30pm only to have the food arrive an hour later. When my mother declines her food, the waitress arrives with her plate ANYWAY. I quickly tell the waitress "Excuse me, she said she didn't want the food anymore, is this meal on the house?" She replies, "As far as I know." "Good." I respond. My mother begins to feel better and begins to start eating. Enter the manager, a middle aged woman with dredlocks and a cut-throat business ethic. She sits at our table and begins to make excuses for the poor service that she is in control of...she explains that her kitchen only has one cook, and that her cook was busy trying to meet the needs of her "busy" establishment. Oh poor her left to run a landmark lounge in Harlem with only one cook,,,ummm this isn't rocked science hire more help. She offers no apology and instead blames the long wait on her obviously overworked waitress for failing to put our order in on time. As for the music which we are charged a cover for ...the band takes several long breaks and we are left to watch the pianist mingle with the crowd while we look around at other guests who are just waiting for the the last set so they can get it all over with. Finally the bill comes and my mother is charged for food she no longer wanted and was told she would not be charged for by the waitres. Bad business, A 18% gratuity charge is included for service that didn't warrant such a tip. Before we left at 10:20pm two more patrons enter and were about to pay $10 for a set that wasn't even in session and was about to stay and get charged for a set that ended at 11pm until I told them to save their money and instead just sample the outside bar area. Thank goodness I was there to save them from such a demeaning dining experience. It was overall a very dissatisfying time, and not our first. We went their before earlier in the day to have a drink at the bar and some appetizers only for the manager to be unable to account for the cooks whereabouts and had to wait a long time to be served at that time as well. If the manager so decides to respond to this review in a way to justify her poor business skills I welcome it. I pretty much already feel elated by the fact that other reviews on here berating the poor service and her bad managerial skills have already supported my point, regardless of her tactics to mislead those considering going there otherwise.So if your looking for a night out, and you happen to pass the Lenox Lounge keep walking. Your wallet and stomach will thank you later. I certainly had a night Out>>>A night OUT of this world!

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I am really surprised at the reviews below. It seems people are willing to pay 75 to 100$ to go to a pop concert, but can't shell out 36$ to see jazz! I stayed in Harlem for three weeks and went to the Lenox Lounge at least 3 times a week.

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I am really surprised at the reviews below. It seems people are willing to pay 75 to 100$ to go to a pop concert, but can't shell out 36$ to see jazz! I stayed in Harlem for three weeks and went to the Lenox Lounge at least 3 times a week.

Pros: Jazz, Food, Drinks

Cons: ?

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Horrifying. I never make reviews, let alone bad ones. But I have to after last night. I was really excited to be going after living in Brooklyn for about a decade and not having been. My excitement soon turned to disgust after how poorly

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Horrifying. I never make reviews, let alone bad ones. But I have to after last night. I was really excited to be going after living in Brooklyn for about a decade and not having been. My excitement soon turned to disgust after how poorly

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I've never been to the Lenox Lounge until the other day, but I can't imagine it was always this pricey...in HARLEM? Maybe they're trying to take advantage of the recent yuppification of Harlem, and jack up their prices?

Their website

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I've never been to the Lenox Lounge until the other day, but I can't imagine it was always this pricey...in HARLEM? Maybe they're trying to take advantage of the recent yuppification of Harlem, and jack up their prices?

Their website

Pros: Perfect size, good bands, nice ambiance

Cons: Price

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Went for "Happy Hour," but it wasn't until the bill came that we discovered that the sign advertising "$3 beers and $4 wines" did not apply to any of the actual beers and wines that we ordered. Service was slow, they ran out of everything

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Went for "Happy Hour," but it wasn't until the bill came that we discovered that the sign advertising "$3 beers and $4 wines" did not apply to any of the actual beers and wines that we ordered. Service was slow, they ran out of everything

Pros: Cool Atmosphere, Decent Jazz

Cons: Bill Tricks, Bad Service High Prices

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To be honest, I wonder why the rating doesn't have minus star, this place won't deserve even one star for me. Even I know how legend this place is, if they keep this bad shape, it'll be better to close before they damage their glory in the

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To be honest, I wonder why the rating doesn't have minus star, this place won't deserve even one star for me. Even I know how legend this place is, if they keep this bad shape, it'll be better to close before they damage their glory in the

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This is not a complaing about the food or drinks.

This is a warning to anyone who might consider working here. STAY AWAY. Management will sometimes not pay their employees on time, sometimes making them wait two extra weeks for their

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This is not a complaing about the food or drinks.

This is a warning to anyone who might consider working here. STAY AWAY. Management will sometimes not pay their employees on time, sometimes making them wait two extra weeks for their

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If you're in Harlem and want to go to a historic spot hit up Lenox Lounge. The atmosphere is very upbeat and the workers are quite conversational. Close to the 2/3 stop.

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If you're in Harlem and want to go to a historic spot hit up Lenox Lounge. The atmosphere is very upbeat and the workers are quite conversational. Close to the 2/3 stop.

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Great food, live Jazz music and the Zebra Room very cozy. Remembering the times when dancing, singing and having a cocktail was all good. A place where you can lounge and relax the evening away. A mature tall gentlelman wearing eye

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Great food, live Jazz music and the Zebra Room very cozy. Remembering the times when dancing, singing and having a cocktail was all good. A place where you can lounge and relax the evening away. A mature tall gentlelman wearing eye

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Pros: good food, great music

Cons: shortage of food

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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

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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

Pros: Food, Drinks, Atmosphere

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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

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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

Pros: Terrific music, Amazing atmosphere, Friendly service

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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

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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

Pros: music, atmosphere, food

Cons: staff, payment/bill

 

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