This beautifully renovated classic is a symbol of Harlem's current renaissance. The intimate, Art Deco-cool back room -- complete with zebra stripes on the walls and built-in banquettes -- hosts top-flight live jazz vocalists, trios, and quartets for a crowd that comes to listen and be wowed. Blues and R&B are the province of Thursday. The cover goes up to $25, usually with a $16 bar minimum, and there's a warm, cozy, and immensely popular bar up front. Good soul food is served. With three shows per night, it's well worth the trip uptown for those who want a genuine Harlem jazz experience -- consider a reservation while you're at it.
- © Frommer's 2013
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Message from Lenox Lounge
The Lenox Lounge with its distinctive art deco style and renowned Zebra Room was built in 1939 during the gang wars. Lenox Lounge and the Zebra Room are often a featured location in music videos (Luther Vandross, Janet Jackson, Madonna, Keith Sweat, P. Diddy, Quincy Jones CD cover and more), movies (remake of Shaft with Samuel L. Jackson, Double Platinum starring Diana Ross and Brandy, and Malcolm X, featuring Denzel Washington) and fashion layout and advertisements (Bride's, Gentlemen's Quarterly, The New Yorker, Essence, and O, The Oprah Magazine, Chrysler and G Unit Clothing Company). From locals and college students to patrons from Europe and Japan, Lenox Lounge has a diverse clientele and is consistently recognized as one of New York's most popular and best night spots.
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- Home of the Famous Zebra Room
- NY's Most Recongized Jazz Club