Cafe Carlyle Tickets/Reservations

gleek4114
Broadway Star
joined:5/24/13
Cafe Carlyle Tickets/Reservations
Posted: 8/18/13 at 12:57am
I am going to be in the city while Sutton is doing her 2 week engagement at the Cafe Carlyle and am planning on seeing her. I was curious in how you get to see her. I checked the website and you can make a reservation but does that ensure you get to see her preform? Do you make a reservation at about the time of her set and you get to see her? Sorry for my naive-ness, this is my first trip to NYC and my first time going to somewhere as legendary as the Carlyle. Also is it only formal dress? I was planning formal anyway but just wanted to be sure. Any info on the venue and concerts held there would be appreciated. Thanks in advance for your help. :)
ClydeBarrow
Broadway Legend
joined:6/20/12
Cafe Carlyle Tickets/Reservations
Posted: 8/18/13 at 01:03am
I've never been to the Cafe Carlyle myself but a quick perusal of their website shows this...

September 10 to September 28
SUTTON FOSTER ~ Tuesday – Friday at 8:45 p.m., Saturday at 8:45 p.m. & 10:45 p.m.
Cover Charge: Tues. – Thurs. General Seating: $90 per person/ Bar Seating: $50 / Premium Seating: $140
Fri. General Seating: $100 per person/ Bar Seating: $60 / Premium Seating: $150
Sat. General Seating: $115 per person/ Bar Seating: $60 / Premium Seating: $165

Looks like you'll have to do a little more than make a reservation and hope you're there at the right time. If you were planning to dress formally anyway then your question is someone moot.
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millie_dillmount
Broadway Legend
joined:4/22/04
Cafe Carlyle Tickets/Reservations
Posted: 8/18/13 at 07:26am
What more do you have to do besides make an online reservation through Open Table and pay the cover charge?
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PalJoey
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/04
Cafe Carlyle Tickets/Reservations
Posted: 8/18/13 at 09:01am
It's ridiculously expensive--obscenely expensive--and yet somehow worth every penny. The Carlyle is not something you do every day--or every year-- but it will be a night to remember for the rest of your life.

If by formal you mean tuxedos and gowns, no, it's not that formal. But I always like to dress up when splurging. Dressing up makes it more of an event. So wear your nicest dress or a jacket and a tie, have a cocktail or two, have someone take your picture and have a great time.

By the way, you can see fine from the bar seating. I've done it many times over the years. Get there early and be nice to the maitre d'. Tell him it's your first time to the Carlyle and that you're very excited to see Sutton.
yr pal,
joey




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TalkinLoud
Broadway Legend
joined:3/3/09
Cafe Carlyle Tickets/Reservations
Posted: 8/18/13 at 09:31am
I agree with PalJoey. Carlyle is a treat for sure, and totally worth doing at least once in your life. I saw Woody Allen play jazz there once and I'm sure I will never forget the experience. I do wish I had splurged and seen Elaine Stritch once.
Updated On: 8/18/13 at 09:31 AM
gleek4114
Broadway Star
joined:5/24/13
Cafe Carlyle Tickets/Reservations
Posted: 8/18/13 at 04:07pm
When you make your reservation, do you have to pay in full? Or do they just take your credit card in case you miss you reservation or you have to cancel and there's a fee.
gleek4114
Broadway Star
joined:5/24/13
Cafe Carlyle Tickets/Reservations
Posted: 9/14/13 at 11:35pm
Also to anyone who saw Sutton's last Carlyle engagement does Sutton sign and take photos after her fans when her set is done?
PalJoey
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/04
Cafe Carlyle Tickets/Reservations
Posted: 9/14/13 at 11:55pm
I wouldn't base your enjoyment of such an expensive evening on whether or not you get an autograph.

Why not just go and enjoy the elegant room, with its history and atmosphere, and the rare pleasure of seeing someone you love perform there?

If you're going to a place like that just as an opportunity to get a autograph, I would say, no, don't go to the Cafe Carlyle for that. You'll be wasting a hell of a lot of money.
yr pal,
joey




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gleek4114
Broadway Star
joined:5/24/13
Cafe Carlyle Tickets/Reservations
Posted: 9/15/13 at 12:03am
An autograph would not make or break the night for me. I'm just excited to see Sutton preform. I was just curious because an autograph/photo would have just been a bonus. Even if I don't get either I know it will be a night I never forget! :)
bobs3
Broadway Legend
joined:4/8/12
Cafe Carlyle Tickets/Reservations
Posted: 9/15/13 at 01:21am
Expensive but well worth it. It is like stepping into another time period. I saw Andrea Marcovicci (twice), Barbara Cook (because she was Barbara Cook), Betty Buckley, and particularly John Pizzarelli (who I had never heard of but went to see at a friend's insistence -- he turned out to be amazing).

At the Pizzarelli show there were no tables available so we sat at the bar, drank Old Fashioneds and had a wonderful time. My friend wore a black cocktail dress and pearls and said she felt like Holly Golightly.
broadway_show_fan
Broadway Star
joined:12/12/05
Cafe Carlyle Tickets/Reservations
Posted: 9/20/13 at 02:59pm
Hey all - it shows a cover, but is there any food/drink minimum?

Has anyone on here gone to Sutton Foster's show so far and have anything to report back?

Thanks!
Brian07663NJ
Broadway Legend
joined:6/21/06
Cafe Carlyle Tickets/Reservations
Posted: 9/20/13 at 03:08pm
Wear clean underwear cause you are certain to ship yourself when the check comes.

ok - I like Sutton but I do not think she merits the Cafe Carlyle fees.

I enjoyed myself when I went with friends to witness Eartha Kitt at the Cafe Carlyle and we certainly almost died when the check was delivered. It was therefore a night we won't forget...the ambiance, the crowded tables, the proximity to Eartha, the noses held high in the air, the check with lots of numbers on it....
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