The nightly scene is out of an old MGM classic, camera ready with a backdrop that is pure Manhattan and a soundtrack that is classic cabaret. Café Carlyle is known for headlining incredible talents, including Ute Lemper and Woody Allen, who regularly appears to jam with the Eddy Davis New Orleans jazz band. For the past three decades, Café Carlyle has been synonymous with the legendary Bobby Short, who thrilled sell-out crowds for 36 years. His spirit will live on through the music at Café Carlyle.
Seating up to 70 for dinner and 90 for a performance, the supper club offers a unique intimate space and is highlighted by music-themed murals by Vertès. Café Carlyle remains an exquisitely well-dressed classroom where guests experience and engage in the lost language of elegance and sophistication. Renowned for its traditional elegance, the Café infuses modern elements without sacrificing the history and refinement that are hallmarks of The Carlyle. In addition to the restoration of the murals, the Café features perimeter banquettes in various blue hues, curving along the edge of the room.
Café Carlyle, the New York City bastion of classic cabaret entertainment, continues to draw socialites, politicians and magnates into its distinguished and glamorous setting. Tucked behind a Madison Avenue doorway, Café Carlyle welcomes its guests into a classic cabaret where incredible talent and music are paired with New York elegance and style.
Since composer Richard Rodgers moved in as The Carlyle's first tenant, music has been an essential part of The Carlyle experience. No place is that more evident than in the Café Carlyle. A romantic and intimate venue for live entertainment, Café Carlyle continues the tradition of the 1930s supper club. It features original murals created by French artist Marcel Vertès, the Oscar-winning art director of the 1952 Moulin Rouge.