About Minton’s Playhouse
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Minton’s was the place where Bebop was born; the place, really, where the foundations of modern jazz were established. Founded in 1938 by the saxophonist Henry Minton (from whom the establishment took its name) Minton’s Playhouse became, over the next decade, the setting for a revolution in jazz.
While Minton’s is most famous for the seminal role it played in the Bebop revolution of the 1940s, the club had a vital existence through the early 1960s as a magnet for musicians who wanted to jam and continued to operate until 1974,when a fire led to the abandonment of the Cecil Hotel where Minton’s was housed. Nonetheless, in recognition of its significance in American history and culture, Minton’s Playhouse has been listed on both the National and the New York State Register of Historic Places.
The perfect way to enjoy Minton’s Playhouse and The Cecil Steakhouse:
The Rebirth Of Cool: A Harlem Jazz Experience
People often ask, ‘Should I have dinner at Minton Playhouse or The Cecil Steakhouse?’ While we encourage our patrons to try whichever establishment they are most drawn to – the truth is that if you are looking to enjoy a full, fun, one of a kind experience, then the answer is to spend your evening in both.
Combining the Minton’s Playhouse and The Cecil Steakhouse is about bringing together two unique experiences to create something that you’re not going to find anywhere else. Let us paint a picture for you, of the perfect experience for you, your friends, your family, your date, your significant other.
Let The Experience Begin
When you move into The Cecil Steakhouse for dinner, you will quickly realize that The Cecil is not your grandfather’s steakhouse. The steakhouse is a modern, upscale haven in Harlem. Nobody is snobby here, you will not find the traditional stuck-up attitude that so many steakhouses have fallen victim to. The Cecil Steakhouse is about fully engaging the five senses. You will be in our warm dining room that houses a modern décor of paintings and sculptures by world-renowned artists. You will hear music that will keep the energy and fun from the lounge going – jazz, R&B, salsa, contemporary and more. When your food and drinks arrive you will taste and smell the food that has been described as “outstanding, and inventive”, as “flavor combinations that are hard to find elsewhere” by Zagat and so many others. An unmatched dining experience that you and your party will never forget. The Cecil Steakhouse is an orgasm for the all the senses.
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An Experience Like No Other In The World
The Cecil Steakhouse and Minton’s Playhouse are each remarkable and memorable in their own way but together they will give you and your party an experience they will never, ever forget.