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B.B. King Blues Club

) #1,534 of 9,272 Restaurants in New York City $$ - $$$ Barbecue, American,
237 West 42nd St, New York City, NY 10036
+1 212-997-4144
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
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Barbecue, American, Bar, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
237 West 42nd St, New York City, NY 10036
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Second visit to this venue. First time for the Gospel Brunch. Got the tickets on online, very easy process. Arrived early and had the opportunity to sit and relax before seating. Staff was kind and friendly. Doors opened on time and we could pretty much...More

Thank h h
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The doors opened at 1230. We were seated by 1245 and buffet served prior to band going on at 1330. We were out out by 1445. The staff were great, very lovely and helpful. The Harlem Gospel band were amazing although they did a bit...More

Thank MrsSilver0204
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Things just not what they use to be! I attended Valerie Simpson's concert last night. My husband and I have attended many concerts there before and enjoyed the southern style entrees. We were disappointed that the smothered porkchops were taken off the menu. When my...More

Thank ivyr60
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to BB Kings today for the Beatles Brunch featuring Strawberry Fields, a tribute band with credits including Beatlemania, Rain and many Hard Rock gigs (including in the UK). The band was top notch, the highlight of our time at BB Kings. The club...More

Thank Heidi D
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Price is not bad and food is okay. Great venue to see a muscical artist(s) who you might like - small with great acoustics!

Thank walter f
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

I've been here before at the Gospel Brunch but sadly I can not recomend this anymore. The staff is totally stressed out and the singers and musicians seemed so tired and bored out of doing this show over and over. The plates where dirty and...More

Thank LarsLisa A
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Check for scheduled groups. They a lot of fun performers here. Food just ok more for music & drinks.

Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing lunch deal here. Service was quick and friendly. It's a no frills kind of place but the food was delicious and really cheap. I couldn't eat it all. Massive portions. Would definitely recommend it if you're on a budget as it...More

Thank Sharon98
Reviewed 21 April 2017

A group of us attended the Decade of Soul on Saturday night. All most the same band as our visit 4 years ago. Great lead singers, Janelle, Big Wayne, so talented. You can get discounted tickets on Goldstar. Don't miss this place, get there early...More

Thank Miser
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We had a terrible visit here from start to finish. Went to see a concert and were highly disappointed. The place needs some serious renovations. Rundown dark and dingy. The concert did not help when the sound system could not handle the volume they tried...More

Thank 2strokefan
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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16 July 2017|
Response from Sharon98 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry we only went for lunch so don't know
Randolph E
27 March 2017|
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Response from bbkingbluesnyc | Property representative |
Hi - the short answer to both questions is, it depends. We have two rooms. The main room has ticketed shows that you would need tickets for. Seating is typically first come first serve, but we do often sell VIP seats that... More
Donald B
21 August 2016|
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Response from Ron T | Reviewed this property |
I think we bought those once and had a table against the stage. It is a small club and if you get there early will get a good table also.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 237 West 42nd St, New York City, NY 10036
    (Between 7th and 8th Avenues)
  • Public Transportation: Lucille's Grill is located right next to the Times Square-42nd Street stop with connections to the A, C, E, N, Q, R, W, 7, and the Shuttle to Grand Central.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-997-4144
  • E-mail
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill is the premier live music venue in New York City located in the heart of Times Square.
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