New York restaurants with live jazz music

World-class jazz is taking New York by storm. With the summer season reaching its peak and the days getting longer, there’s no better time to hit up a good restaurant (or cocktail bar) and enjoy a relaxing evening filled with jazz.

From the staple NYC Gotham restaurant (for a Michelin star), to the brand new NYY Steak at the Hard Rock Hotel New York and the Panorama Room perched atop Graduate Roosevelt Island with views of three boroughs, there are plenty of options across the town.

These upscale New York restaurants serve great food and cocktails accompanied by live jazz music.

New York Steak

NYY Steak (159 W 48th St, New York, NY) is an upscale steakhouse restaurant concept created as a joint venture between the New York Yankees and Hard Rock International.

An innovative and refined dining experience, this restaurant has Mozambican wood paneled walls that are complemented by autographs of famous players. Heritage-sourced steaks, locally sourced seafood and creative main courses are served on fine china emblazoned with player numbers in the franchise’s iconic badge. NYY Steak offers rare steaks, including the legendary Japanese A5 “Snow Beef” from Hokkaido, as well as traditional cuts. American steakhouse favorites are also highlighted.

On Wednesday evenings, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., listen to the soothing sounds of Fleur Seul.

Panoramic room

Located on the 18th floor at the crowning of the building, Panoramic room (22 N Loop Rd, New York, NY) is a rooftop lounge with stunning New York views and craft cocktails. Hospitality duo and New York natives Marc Rose and Med Abrous of Call Mom have partnered with award-winning James Beard Parts and Labor. Design on the extraordinary 168-seat rooftop bar and lounge offering breathtaking views of the five boroughs. The elegant jewelry box space evokes a sense of futurism-inspired cinematic drama that can be seen through the large-scale monolithic chandelier with translucent tubular acrylic set above the Orobico red marble bar top, sumptuous black mosaic tile columns adorned with geometric chrome sconces, vintage-inspired blush velvet tubular living room sofas, and chrome and marble accents.

They offer live jazz on Wednesday nights from 7-9pm.


Gotham (12 E 12th St, New York, NY) is a classic American restaurant that reopened in 2021, bringing a recognizable fuel of modernizing menu offerings, design, atmosphere and ethos, instituting a commitment profound towards sustainability through initiatives. The refreshed design, including a new lounge, bar and library, will also feature a rotating exhibition of original artwork by established and emerging artists.

New York restaurants with live jazz

They offer live jazz Wednesday nights from 8-9:30 p.m. with Darrell Smith and the Dal Segño Trio and Saturday nights with Maria Kaushansky and Paul Gill, pictured here.

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Ada J. Kenney