has a sophisticated charm that you can feel as soon as you walk in.
Harvey’s motto, “It’s all about the music,” is fitting for a place that focuses on live entertainment from professional as well as amateur musicians that sing and play jazz, R&B and blues.
A live band appears every Saturday night from 7:30 p.m. to 2 a.m., with periodic special bookings of popular Long Island acts with big followings. You can enjoy the music in the spacious fully-stocked bar area or in the performance room, which has soundproof walls for optimal acoustics and jazz-influenced artwork.
On Wednesdays, the audience gets a chance to strut their stuff at open mic night from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Some play an instrument, like the sax or guitar. Others opt to belt out a song, while accompanied by the house band. Hosts are on hand to help participants prepare for the performance ahead of time.
According to the manager, visiting musicians like that Harvey’s has it’s own instruments. “We just purchased a B3 organ, which is very rare in a place like this,” he said.
While you’re enjoying the music, settle in with a cocktail and something from the menu, which includes appetizers, salads, wraps and burgers.
Located across from the Cedarhurst Train Station, this classy local spot is a good place to relax with a drink, a bite to eat and some cool jazz.