288 Lenox Ave., New York, NY, 10027
nr. 125th St.
By jazzmatazz on 10/18/2010
Me and my mother leave to enjoy a night out at The Lenox Lounge. We seat ourselves. We order our drinks then our food. We place our orders at 8:30pm only to have the food arrive an hour later. When my mother declines her food, the waitress arrives with her plate ANYWAY. I quickly tell the waitress "Excuse me, she said she didn't want the food anymore, is this meal on the house?" She replies, "As far as I know." "Good." I respond. My mother begins to feel better and begins to start eating. Enter the manager, a middle aged woman with dredlocks and a cut-throat business ethic. She sits at our table and begins to make excuses for the poor service that she is in control of...she explains that her kitchen only has one cook, and that her cook was busy trying to meet the needs of her "busy" establishment. . She offers no apology and instead blames the long wait on her waitress for failing to put our order in on time. As for the music which we are charged a cover for...the band takes long breaks and we are left to watch the pianist mingle with the crowd while we look around at other guests who are just waiting for the the last set so they can get it all over with. Finally the bill comes and my mother is charged for food she no longer wanted, and an 18% gratuity charge is included for service that didn't warrant such a tip. So if your looking for a night out, and you happen to pass the Lenox Lounge keep walking. Your wallet and stomach will thank you later.
By JAZZY on 4/11/2003
I have nothing but good things to say about this club. From the minute I walked in I knew that I found gold. Lenox Lounge definitely has the art deco look of days gone by and the "Zebra room" is especially inviting. I was at a club around the corner and upon overhearing the conversation at the next table I heard a conversation about a fantastic jazz group performing at the Lenox Lounge that was not to be missed. Well, that fantastic or should I say "fantabulous" group turned out to be the Danny Mixon Trio. I don't know when I enjoyed myself more than that night. Mr. Mixon is a musical genius who kept us finger popping and stomping our feet from the moment we sat down. Needless to say, by the end of the evening everyone seemed like old friends and we all left begging for more. To top things off we also enjoyed an affordable soul food dinner that was out of this world which made a very "Special Night in Harlem." I must say that with jammin' music like that I will definitely be back to test the waters!
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.