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Cotton Club - 4 Reviews - 666 W 125th St, New York, NY - Southern Restaurants Reviews - Phone (212) 663-7980

Cotton Club

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666 W 125th St
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(212) 663-7980
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I tend to enjoy a nice dinner and live music.... and this is definately the BEST I've ever experienced. I've wanted to go to the Cotton Club for some time. And I'm sooooo glad I d...

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I attended a gospel brunch with live music Sat. 11/6/10. The lead singer often hovered over the tables in the front. She physically and verbally menaced the people in these seats...

TERRIBLE, MENACING, LOW-CLASS ORGANIZATION!!!!!! 11/7/2010

I attended a gospel brunch with live music Sat. 11/6/10. The lead singer often hovered over the tables in the front. She physically and verbally menaced the people in these seats leaning over them waving her hands, bending down in their faces making threatening statements while they were trying to discreetly enjoy their meal. This was advertised as a gospel BRUNCH and she had to know that people would be eating because the wait staff was serving most of the time. There was also a very rude man who was working the buffet line; he had on gray shirt while the other staff wore white, so I guess he was in charge. He deliberately placed himself in front of me to be rude, moving only when he found the need to constantly point, stretching his arm across my face each time. This organization should realize that you can't advertise events and then be jealous and start harassing the people who have paid for the events - not if you want to stay in business. Who wants to pay for that? more

Cotton Club leaves something to be desired, musically 12/25/2009

It is unfortunate that the musical quality of the band at the Cotton Club was not very good. As individuals, playing their solos, some impeccable musicianship was demonstrated. However, as an ensemble, the reeds played flat, and the brass played sharp, and not even in tune with each other. It was honestly quite painful to listen to. The redeeming quality in the band was the rhythm section, especially the drummer. The most horrible part of the evening was the lead female singer, labelled as ""Princess"". She really should not be singing. It was quite awful. Musically, if the Cotton Club wishes to survive, then the band should tighten up their performance. Otherwise, it will only lead to B flat performances, and eventually the demise of the club. more

The best time I've had out in Manhattan 3/2/2008

I tend to enjoy a nice dinner and live music.... and this is definately the BEST I've ever experienced. I've wanted to go to the Cotton Club for some time. And I'm sooooo glad I did. My friend had her birthday party there last night. The service was great, the band was fantastic, and the singer was amazing. The singer had such a sultry voice, set the mood for fun and excitement. And made us get up and dance, and frankly THANK HEAVENS because I was in a mood for slow dancing. The party was great, the food was abundant and DELICIOUS, and the birthday girl was made to feel special for sure when she got to put out her candles on stage. It was a great time had by all, and we have made plans to return! Please don't miss this one! It's just a great time at a great value! Pros: Fantastic entertainment and dining Cons: street parking more

Got to go for the Sunday Gospel Lunch - Excellent food, inspiring & fun entertainment! 5/17/2007

This is not the original site, which burned down in the '30's, but it is nonetheless historic. We were the first to arrive for the 12 noon show. While waiting outside, a lady pulled up and was about to park beside the building. She had an almost flat tire and we warned her about it. She drove across the street to the gas station to fill it with air. Then the Cotton Club opened and we were invited in. We were warmly greeted by a big friendly teddy-bear of a man and given the best table for two in the house. The lady server brought ice water and drinks, told us the buffet would be ready shortly and brought us a souvenir history about the Cotton Club, which was most interesting. Soon the place began filling up. We were invited to partake of the all-you-can-eat buffet - a large collection of chiefly southern soul food -wonderously delectable: A huge mound of fried chicken, a sinfully creamy egg dish that tasted HEAVENLY!!!, southern grits (also sinfully creamy), sweet potatoes to die for, ribs and a ton of other goodies - including several salads. After an hour of indulging, a platter of desserts was brought to your table for you to choose from. The chocolate mousse cake was moist and yummy!! The 4-piece band & two lady back-up singers were introduced. Then the lead singer, and guess who she was? You've got it - the lady with the tire trouble. She personally thanked us for our concern, and sang gospel songs like an enthusiastic Cotton Club jazz angel - it was magnificent!! (The whole group was great!) Soon we were all standing and waving our napkins to ""He's Got the Whole World in His Hands"" or some such song we all knew well. It was fun, filling, and FULfilling!!! And the ""teddy bear"" turned out to be Mr. John Beatty, owner for 30 years of the Cotton Club. A truly warm and generous African-American who presented my husband with a Cotton Club key chain upon hearing this was a birthday trip for him and our first trip to New York City. Pros: Everything - great experience! Cons: Bathroom is downstairs. more
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Editorial

  • In Short
    Reopened in 1978 to emulate the Probihition era jazz hall that started it all, this historic spot still exudes Old-World glamour. Despite its having seen the likes of Duke...

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Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon 8 pm-midnight, Thurs-Fri 8 pm-midnight, Sat noon-midnight, Sun noon-8:15pm
  • Payments:

    American Express, Discover, Visa, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Morningside Heights, Uptown
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