If you're looking for a great place to take a date and of course for excellent jazz, then this is the place. They are always crowded on the weekends, and especially when they invite famous jazz players to come. So I'd recommend getting your tickets in advance and showing up a bit earlier so that you can get a good seat. The food is mediocre, but the blue note isn't known for their food, but more of the ambience. I wish the place was a bit bigger, but the acoustics would probably be bad for those in the rear. The full bar is great, and there's no smoking which is also excellent. Overall, I'd recommend for singles, but definitely for couples.