“A forward-thinking venue that seeks to showcase disparate musical styles under one roof…artistically planned eclecticism.”
– Time Out New York

“The place isn’t merely cool, as the New York Times has dubbed it, the venue is a downright musical marvel.”
– Los Angeles Times

“The coolest place to hear contemporary music.”
– The New York Times

“Just when you thought all artistic integrity had been sucked out of NYC’s cookie-cutter nightlife, Greenwich Village gets a performance space fit for orchestras and punk rockers alike.”
– Shecky’s

“Every other venue should pay attention to what these guys are doing…They absolutely get it.”
– Manhattan Magazine

“[LPR is] an epicenter for adventurous music”
– The New York Times

“No surprise, really: Le Poisson Rouge , in both its chic veneer and its earnest disregard for genre boundaries, has embraced a style and ethos fostered by the Kronos Quartet for more than three decades. In any given week at the club you might hear classical post-Minimalism, beat-heavy electronica, evanescent chamber pop and clever world-music fusions.”
– The New York Times

“The most romantic ear in New York may belong to the booker of (le) Poisson Rouge, who deftly redefines the East Village space nightly with jazz quartets, art-buzz rock bands, Jamaican dancehall parties, movie screenings, literary readings, and everything in between.” — Village Voice


  • 2015 Rukkus’ #5 place to see live music in the U.S.
  • 2014 Best Music Venue, Time Out New York’s Time Out Love New York Awards
  • 2014 Best Dance Party, Back to the 80s w/ Jessie’s Girl @ LPR, Village Voice Best of New York
  • 2014 Best Music Venue, Village Voice Readers’ Choice Nominee
  • 2014 Best Dance Club, Village Voice Readers’ Choice Nominee
  • 2014 Best Rock Club, Village Voice Readers’ Choice Nominee
  • 2014 Best First Date in New York, Village Voice Readers’ Choice Nominee
  • 2014 Pancakes & Whiskey’s Best Venues in Manhattan
  • 2014 Downbeat’s Great Jazz Rooms, international
  • 2014 Best Dance Party NYC, Back to the 80s w/ Jessie’s Girl
  • 2014 Pigeons and Planes‘ Best Places to See Live Music In New York City
  • 2013 Foursquare’s Best Music Venues of NYC
  • 2013 NY Magazine’s 10 Best Classical Performances of the Year (Winner: Caroline Shaw’s “Partita” performed by Roomful of Teeth)
  • 2013 Time Out New York Readers’ Choice Best-Live Music Venue
  • 2013 Time Out New York Readers’ Choice Nominee Best Classical Music Venue
  • 2013 Bessie Award for Outstanding Performance to Charles “Lil Buck” Riley and Ron “Prime Tyme” Myles for a performance at LPR
  • 2013 Guest of a Guest’s Best NYC Venues to Discover New Musicians
  • 2013 Downbeat’s Great Jazz Rooms, international
  • 2012 Downbeat’s Great Jazz Rooms, international
  • 2012 New York’s Best Music Venues – Foursquare
  • 2012 iRocke’s Top 50 Live Streaming Sources
  • 2011 ASCAP’s Victor Herbert Award for excellence in programming
  • 2011 Village Award from Greenwich Village Society for Historical Preservation
  • 2011 Venue of the Year from New York Jazz Record
  • 2011 Lonely Planet’s Best of NYC
  • 2010 Best Small Music Venues from MetroWize
  • 2010 Flavorpill’s Best Venues of the 21st Century
  • 2010 Clubplanet Club of the Month
  • 2010 Winner of Paper Magazine’s Best Party in NYC: The Freedom Party
  • 2009 Village Voice’s Best Rock Venue
  • 2009 The Guardian‘s Top Live Music Bars in New York
  • New York Magazine’s Best High Brow Venue
  • 2008, 2009, 2010 Paper Magazine’s Best Club in NYC nominee