Located off the southern edge of New York's fabled Harlem neighborhood, Smoke Jazz & Supper Club-Lounge presents world-renowned jazz musicians seven nights a week. Candlelit tables, plush velvet banquets, antique chandeliers, and an historic full-length bar create a real jazz vibe to go with the excellent acoustics and sightlines. Smoke now serves the perfect complement to classic jazz-the innovative Soulful American cuisine of critically acclaimed executive chef / consultant Patricia Williams. Smoke was named "Best New Jazz Club" in 2000 by New York Magazine.
Established in 1999.
Smoke opened for business on April 9, 1999. Co-owners Paul Stache and Frank Christopher are carrying on a three-decade tradition of jazz at this location formerly known as Augie's Jazz Bar. When Augie's closed in 1998, Paul and Frank pooled their resources to reopen the club but were unable to keep the name. Part of the Augie's legend was that frequent patron and author Paul Auster based his Augie character in the screenplay for "Smoke" on the real life Augie. In tribute to his legacy, Paul and Frank renamed the club Smoke.
The room has seating for just over fifty, which ensures that every listener is close to the action. During Smoke's renovation, the primary focus was on creating an unparalleled room for music...and it shows. The acoustics are some of the best anywhere. In the decade since its opening, jazz has continued to thrive at 106th and Broadway and adding a few new chapters to that old Augie's legend.