Rue B

Jazz Club and French Restaurant
Alphabet City, New York
72 Tips and reviews
  • jazz music
  • cocktails
  • happy hour
  • strawberry patch
  • lychee martinis
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  • Peter M.
    Live jazz every night of the week!
  • Bonnie G.
    Bonnie GuthrieFebruary 26
    Best jazz in the city!
  • Oli
    OliFebruary 20
    Happy hour 5-8, live jazz 9pm-12am
  • Brian K.
    Brian KusteraFebruary 19
    Live jazz music makes the soul soulful and happy. Intimate. Romantic.
  • Morgan M.
    Morgan MorrealeFebruary 14
    Dim, cozy lighting, and they play live jazz music. It's a struggle to find a seat or comfortable standing area, but if you get one, experience is pretty golden
  • Candice D.
    Candice DSouzaNovember 30, 2016
    Happy hour on apps and drinks.
  • Jacob F.
    Jacob FordOctober 23, 2016
    The Espresso Martini: the ideal sweet and smooth drink for learning what the words “sweet” and “smooth” mean when in reference to drinks.
  • Joanne R.
    Joanne ReinardOctober 18, 2016
    Very nice unexpected bar in alphabet city! Small wine glasses but what did you expect? This is NYC baby
  • David R.
    David RJune 7, 2016
    They serve overpriced mediocre cocktails in a divey, dingy place w/ rusty springs sticking out of the seats & a disgusting bathroom. Bad food, bad service, embarrassing to bring friends there.
  • İpek A.
    İpek A.May 10, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Every night live jazz!
  • Valentin G.
    Valentin GuerinMarch 26, 2016
    Great spot for live music, cocktails a good too!
  • La N.
    La NoviMarch 20, 2016
    Cool music great vibe !!
  • Florence N.
    Florence NguyenOctober 8, 2015
    Cool vibe, live music, had a good salad here too
  • Jackie W.
    Jackie WaitSeptember 20, 2015
    Good food, sharing plates, and non alcoholic beer options
  • Cillian S.
    Cillian SharkeyJune 6, 2015
    So-so brunch, no live jazz.
  • Zaza G.
    Zaza GilsonApril 12, 2015
    Expensive for weak food and drinks. Pizza is on panini bread...
  • April M.
    April MoatesMarch 29, 2015
    Great live music and happy hour
  • Anie S.
    Anie StefMarch 21, 2015
    Brunch deal is great . The Sicilian fruit French toast is delicious and their bacon is amazing. Coffee is delicious real coffee.
  • Venera V.
    Venera VarbanovaFebruary 6, 2015
    Live jazz!
  • eme
    emeFebruary 4, 2015
    I come here when I want to stay in the EV but go to a pretty place with a refined divey feel. Many tables (I can always find a seat here) give this place a plus.
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneJanuary 31, 2015
    Smoked salmon bagel with potatoes or greens, coffee & cocktail=$12=happy belly, happy wallet. Cozy old world setting & booths.
  • Sam F.
    Sam FederJanuary 25, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    I didn't know thresh, I did know Rue (B). She wasn't just my ally, she was my friend. I see her in the flowers that grow in the meadow by my house.
  • DoubleDeuce
    DoubleDeuceDecember 14, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Mostly I come here for the Happy Hour prices but it's got a unique energy for being a mostly red-light lit cocktail bar. And it's small-group themed, so it's lots of small, quirky, fun conversations.
  • Lily
    LilyOctober 21, 2014
    Great personal pizzas!
  • Sofya K.
    Sofya KrasnovaOctober 11, 2014
    It's the greatest great, come be here
  • dipti p.
    dipti p.October 2, 2014
    the cocktails are so so but the place is adorable and intimate. there is usually live music here.
  • Julia S.
    Julia San JuanOctober 1, 2014
    Go for the Mac & cheese. Skip the panini.
  • Dustin L.
    Dustin LeeJuly 14, 2014
    Very happy happy hour deals that go till 9pm. Half off all drinks, including a variety of good bourbon cocktails. Meatball app was great, esp. at the discounted $6 price. 3 apps perfect for 2 ppl
  • Andreas K.
    Andreas KleinerMay 22, 2014
    Great pizzas and dirty cocktails. Live jazz. Happy hour - 9pm. Don't tell anyone else.
  • Mireille a.
    Enjoy a good live jazz music while drinking a simple sweet and light "peak organic ale"
  • Justin B.
    Justin BretonMarch 15, 2014
    I would highly recommend not coming here. It's basically expensive bar food with weak drinks. The jazz music is good, though. Better options down the street.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SinsheimerJanuary 24, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The hot chocolate tequilas are the definition of elite
  • Humayun R.
    Humayun RashidJanuary 4, 2014
    They've got a live band playing Sax on the weekends. It's a potential date spot for sure.
  • Cesar R.
    Cesar RazuriAugust 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The pizza is great. Happy Hour 1/2 off until 9pm, do it.
  • Fenny N.
    Fenny NJune 23, 2013
    The waitress was really nice. Great spot on a nice summer day/evening. Happy hour is half off of drinks and $6 appetizers!
  • Steven B.
    Steven BenarioApril 21, 2013
    Cute little place (only 20 seats or so) with live jazz. About $12 for cocktails, which weren't bad. Go for the atmosphere, which is awesome. Great date place!
  • Jo H.
    Jo HughesMarch 1, 2013
    Food is delicious. The only thing that ruined the night were the obnoxiously loud people at the tables next to us.
  • The W.
    The WeissOctober 28, 2012
    Best bar in New York! Unbelievable drinks, great live jazz and its as unpretentious as can be.
  • Todd B.
    Todd BarnhartOctober 13, 2012
    The bottle stoppers are awesome!!
  • Julie S.
    Amazing Sicilian french toast with yummy maple syrup. & fresh strawberries!!! Delish!
  • Anna F.
    Anna FrenkelAugust 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    live jazz everyday! ladies, order the strawberry patch. muddled fruit is what summer is all about.
  • Sara K.
    Sara KernJune 17, 2012
    The omelets are awful :( don't eat here
  • Jonathan P.
    Jonathan PercyApril 30, 2012
    Good place to get some jazz
  • Chris G.
    Chris GampatApril 2, 2012
    Really nice atmosphere. Every one is friendly...nice jazz scene too.
  • Tamara H.
    Tamara HFebruary 28, 2012
    Rue B rule of thumb: order something pink. The Strawberry Patch is super good but super sweet. Alternatively, opt for the Mexican Bee Sting.
  • Susan L.
    Susan LohJanuary 28, 2012
    easy peasy brunch. $12 prix fixe includes drink, meal, and tax.
  • Jehan H.
    Jehan HaddadinJanuary 16, 2012
    Best dark and stormies!!
  • Kerry M.
    Kerry MorrisonNovember 29, 2011
    Enjoyed a glass of wine with my lovely daughter the night before Thanksgiving... a local neighborhood bar with sweet music that doesn't overpower the conversation.
  • Lady V.
    Lady ValTronicAugust 24, 2011
    The piano man played 9-midnight AwsoMe old school saloon style music I loved it the bartender was the man everyone should check this place out classic photos on the wall naked women from the old error
  • Rebecca H.
    Rebecca HeislerJuly 20, 2011
    Happy hour 4-8 is magical, but not as magical as the Strawberry Patch. Good God!
  • Hannah G.
    Hannah GowansJuly 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Seriously the best French toast I've ever had
  • Melody H.
    Melody HanMay 29, 2011
    The antipasti platter for 2 easily feeds more as a starter and it is delish. Happy hour from 5 to 8.
  • Chad C.
    Chad CoonMay 14, 2011
    Try the French food.
  • Gina W.
    Gina WaldhornApril 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Peeps is da bomb and so is brunch here!!
  • Karin R.
    Karin RendelmanMarch 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    3 picture deal...lychee martini...strawberry patch<3
  • Alisann B.
    Alisann BMarch 20, 2011
    Can't beat the $12 brunch that includes a cocktail!
  • Michael S.
    Michael ShibaMarch 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Decent old fashioneds
  • Karin R.
    Karin RendelmanMarch 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Happy hour 4-8 & it's 7 days a week!! Went on Sunday and noticed a new cocktail menu with additions...all were yummy!! Prices went up $2 a drink...but at hh...they are $6 and so worth it<3
  • Jeremy C.
    Jeremy ChaseMarch 13, 2011
    The house red and tempranillo are both good.
  • Megan M.
    Megan MMarch 8, 2011
    Excellent lychee martini!
  • Angel J.
    Angel JimenezNovember 20, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Great Live music, good cocktails and the most amazing collection of photography i've ever seen in a bar..
  • Pablo G.
    Pablo GoldbargOctober 25, 2010
    The avocado sandwich is great. Especially if you are listening good jazz.
  • Rhys M.
    Rhys MarshAugust 11, 2010
    Great yazz flute
  • Greg J.
    Greg JaremaAugust 10, 2010
    REALLY cute inside. Great live music. Delicious drink specials though...
  • Jillian M.
    Jillian MagenheimMarch 29, 2010
    Chow down on their amazing brunch full of truffled eggs, fruit filled pancakes, and rosemary potatoes. wash it down with a mimosa and coffee all for $12! Read more
  • Edward F.
    Edward FabilaJanuary 31, 2010
    Great happy hour: 2-4-1 until 8pm and great cocktail list!!!
  • Ike B.
    Ike BrookerJanuary 1, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    NYE recovery brunch + drinks = awesome!
  • Elizabeth H.
    Elizabeth HDecember 11, 2009
    Lychee martini
  • Patrick V.
    Patrick ValenzuelaDecember 6, 2009
    get the French Cosmo. maybe two.
  • Steve I.
    Steve IsaacsOctober 11, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Wonderful place. Live music, and you can have a conversation. Great service and tasty food.
  • Greg S.
    Greg SmithiesJune 25, 2009
    2 for 1 drinks until 8pm every night
  • Greg S.
    Greg SmithiesJune 25, 2009
    Live Jazz every night at 9pm
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