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  • Excellent9%
  • Very good38%
  • Average27%
  • Poor22%
  • Terrible4%
2 weeks ago
“Music was great ”
11 Mar 2018
“They tried....”
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656 W 125th St, New York City, NY 10027-2302
Morningside Heights
+1 888-640-7980
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The music was great but the food was terrible and the place is tried. They charge top dollar for the show, food and drinks so it was disappointing.

Thank JoBee65
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Went to the Cotton Club on a Monday night. Set up a tour through Harlem Spirituals. Harlem Soul Food and Jazz Evening Tour. Overall the tour was a 10. The music and show at the Cotton Club was a 8-9 (Very Good). When the band...More

5  Thank DavenCindyChandler
Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I wanted to come here for the history. A lot of the TripAdvisor reviews concerned me, but I’m glad we still went. No dress code. Pros: Length of time- got there at 12:30, had time to get our food from the buffet...More

1  Thank Paige R
Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

My 16 year old really wanted to go to the Cotton Club due to its history with the Harlem renaissance. We went for the Gospel brunch. We both were surprised at how small and rundown the exterior was but still had high hopes for what...More

2  Thank karajake
Reviewed January 31, 2018 via mobile

Sorry Cotton club but its now out of date. The band is awesome but the show is very old and dated. Has a great history but needs to be upgraded. Good luck.

Thank Noel A
Reviewed December 17, 2017

what a wonderful experience we had today . gospel brunch was so much fun and the food was pretty good also. This place is well known and it was the first time I have been there as a native new yorker. we were a rather...More

1  Thank motherJo
Reviewed September 26, 2017

My husband and I went as part of a trip, arriving after we had a coach tour round Harlem. The club was smaller than I expected, but the 100 of us on the trip did manage to squeeze in. Unfortunately we did not arrive till...More

1  Thank janetG2239JY
Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

Awesome music ,staff friendly and pleasant to talk too, nice souvenirs. The Buffett was very good. Prayers that they keep its history alive.

Thank Danny K
Reviewed June 22, 2017

We went for a show to the new cotton club, not new any more. The musicians, the singers and the place are very old, although the music is great.

Thank Artfran
Reviewed May 24, 2017

Visited May 2017 for their Gospel Brunch on a bus trip from NJ. My first surprise came when we pulled up and saw the location and size of the building.....compact and built on a triangular raised concrete platform in the middle of the street! Once...More

2  Thank 981Linda
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