BWW Review: DIZZY'S CLUB Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center has Superb Dining Paired with Fantastic Jazz
Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center is a quintessential New York City experience. It's a music and food lover's paradise. Savor top-notch cuisine as you enjoy premier jazz entertainment. And the casually elegant atmosphere also features a fantastic view of Columbus Circle and Central Park South.
Named for the jazz great, Dizzy Guillespie, the club regularly features name performers that have recently included the Jeff Hamilton Trio, Godwin Lewis and the Todd Marcus Quintet.
The dinner service is as distinctive as your favorite music. We stopped by on a Wednesday evening for a fantastic meal before the first set of the Essentially Ellington Alumni band, a 16-piece band comprised of top alumni of Jazz at Lincoln Center's Essentially Ellington program.
The menu at Dizzy's features modern American comfort food with a real flair and a delightful beverage program with a wide array of drinks to sip and savor. From artisanal cocktails to luscious desserts and everything in between, Dizzy's culinary experience is superb.
We started our meal with some Southern specialties, Fried Green Tomatoes and Chicken Fried Deviled Eggs. Entrees that include Redfish Pecan Meuniere with pea shoots, brown butter and candied lemon or their Memphis Style Baby Back Ribs with cornbread pudding and grilled asparagus are absolutely exceptional. And add a perfectly seasoned side like Collard Greens or Jambalaya Rice to round out your meal. Save a little room for dessert. You won't want to miss selections like their Warm Apple Beignets, Rhubarb Crumble or Blackout Cake.
You'll also like that the bar and late night menu is available nightly at all sets. It includes some of Dizzy's favorite starters and a selection of tempting, hearty sandwiches.
Your experience at Dizzy's is sure to please. Go solo, plan a date or gather your group. It's a top spot for Manhattanites and guests of the city.
About Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola Sessions and Cover Charges
Make a night of it but be sure to make reservations. Jazz sets are at 7:30 and 9:30. Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola fills up quickly, especially on the weekends. On Tuesday to Saturday evenings, there is a Late Night session that features emerging artists. On Thursdays and Saturdays, an exciting line-up of special guest hosts changes monthly. And the monthly "Late Night Dance Session" doesn't need a reservation. Just swing by. The doors for the Dance Session open at 11:15 pm.
Dizzy's cover charges for late night sessions are $5 Tuesday and Wednesday; $10 Thursday and Friday and $20 on Saturday. The special cover for students is $5 on Tuesday to Friday and $10 on Saturday. The Late Night Session is free for anyone who attends the 9:30 pm set. Headlining Sets have a higher cover charge. From Monday to Thursday and Sunday the cover is $20 to $40. Friday and Saturday is $40 to $45. Each guest of Dizzy's is responsible for a $10 food and beverage charge.
Dizzy's is also available for daytime rentals with full in-house catering available. They are located at 10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019. Call them at 212.258.9595. Visit their web site at http://www.jazz.org/dizzys/ for a calendar of performances, more information and menus.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola