Owner: Tess O'Brien |
New York City
When The Metropolitan Room opened in May of 2006, acclaimed jazz vocalist Annie Ross was so taken with the club that she moved her regular weekly gig from Danny's Skylight Room to the new venue. Other singers have followed her lead: Ross is just one of the many jazz, theater, pop and folk performers who, over the last two years, have made the intimate concert room their performance space of choice.
The media, too, took notice of the elegant club, with its simple décor, leather banquettes and generously equipped stage. On its opening night Billie Stritch performed his one-man Mel Torme show there with The New York Times in attendance and the Times' review marked an auspicious beginning to the 115-seat cabaret, which has since garnered both a Nightlife Award and a Bistro Award and was named best cabaret in the city by New York magazine in 2006.