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B.B. King Blues Club

) #1,518 of 9,250 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
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237 West 42nd St, New York City, NY 10036
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Reviewed 5 days 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Looking for quick lunch before matinee, and picked this place by chance. Service was very slow and almost left but we were close to our theater and had time to kill so we stayed. Had the fried catfish sliders which were a little soggy, would...More

Thank XJRag
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

The show was absolutely fantastic. The food was fine. The drinks were limited and weak. Overall I would recommend going to this place because it is a staple in Manhattan in my opinion. Even more so I would recommend the show starring Strawberry Fields.

Thank Jan21d
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Went to a concert to see The Sundown Band, the venue is awesome. The employees are exceptional, great selections of food and drinks and a sound system that's off the hook!! Had a great time.

Thank Michelle A
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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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Randolph E
My Wife and her friend are coming out in June. Do they need reservations? My next question what is waiting time to get in. We have 2 elder ladies. Thank you for your time.
26 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
Is there any real benefit to purchasing VIP Gold Circle Seating? How close is Gold Circle Seating to the performance?
20 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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