|Address:||4075 Old Milton Pkwy, Alpharetta, GA 30005, USA|
Jeremy P. Williamson
Great music, decent food, okay service, mediocre value. We went for my wifes birthday and Im glad we went but likely wont be back unless I want to see a specific musician playing there. It was a CD release performance; the musicians were excellent and the space was very nice for enjoying the music. Admission was a little expensive ($34 pp) for only one set. There is no food/drink minimum, but I would have gladly exchanged a minimum for the price of admission since the tab was ~$140 for the two of us including $6 for bottled water (no option). The servers were very nice but there were a couple of customer experience issues that should not happen at a well-run small business: the wines we ordered were (significantly) different vintages than in the menu, and after a mix-up with our appetizer the server said dessert would be on the house but instead we were credited $2. If youve never been, I do not discourage you from going but advise to keep your expectations in check for customer experience.
The Velvet Note is one of my favorite date night places in Alpharetta. I came here once on a whim with my now wife and weve been back twice since and bring others with us each time to spread the word. The venue is a very small "living room" and seats probably about 30 to 40 people. The design was made so that the acoustics of a live performance literally couldnt get better. The small room gives every seat an up close and personal experience with the artist. The service has always been great in my opinion. All food and drink orders are taken before the show begins and will be delivered soon after. I always go to the 9:30 pm shows and have dinner beforehand so I cant comment on food quality. The wine though is superb. I recommend the Malbec. In short, this is an excellent date night spot OTP. Order a drink or three, sit back, relax, listen to the music and I promise youll have a good time.
My wife and I recently visited The Velvet Note in Alpharetta Ga by invitation from my good friend and vocalist Sharon Rae North, who was appearing that evening. Our experience was absolutely wonderful. Im originally born and raised in NYC, so Im familiar with quality jazz venues and the like...and Ive run a nightclub for 18 years. Well, now its right here, just outside of Atlanta. The stunning and intimate environment is something you must witness live. Just as the description...you feel like your in your own living room, listening to the purest acoustic sound possible. Every seat is a GREAT seat because seating is less than 50..so you need to make reservations. Service and staff were excellent. The owner Tamara Fuller was gracious and very accessible. Do yourself a favor and visit The Velvet Note, Friday or Sat..it will be well worth your time.
Went there once recently. The music was great. Drinks were good. However the food was very disappointing. It would be hard to convince me that the meals were not made from TV dinners. My wife and I both came to that conclusion independently. On top of that, dinner was served on very basic black disposable plates (styrofoam) with plastic utensils (look on the website and youll see pictures with these plates). With around 20 small tables, I cant imagine the cost of using real dinnerware would be prohibitive. Advice to guests: Eat before you go, then enjoy an evening of good music and drinks. Advice to management: Serve decent entrees, using real dinnerware, or dont bother offering dinner at all (especially averaging close to $20 a plate).
Old Milton in Alpharetta,GA is as deep in the burbs as its possible to get and right here is a small music venue showcasing cool jazz. It is just a little like being in your own living room, very comfortable but with such a high ceiling it has much better sound than most homes can deliver. The venue being sandwiched between a subs shop and a Brazilian Wax kind of increases the appeal. This is not a lush, luxurious, super-expensive Manhattan jazz lounge but great it is. For $20 you hear very talented musicians playing this hearts out and you are surrounded by nice people (49 is the maximum audience) enjoying a drink and are enthusiastic about the music.
Googled "live jazz near me"... its 45 minutes from me. Have been almost twice a week since first visit. Every visit is a unique experience thanks to Tamaras network of professional artists. Most artists have CDs and glad to sign if you stick around. Must hear great new sound system. Thursday night "open mic" night, never disappoints due to talented locals that want to perform. I found what I wanted in jazz music, the menu and drinks are a great supplement. Artists and audience are intertwined artfully and emotionally in this unpretentious setting. Hope this helps! Tell Tamara, "Gary sent you".
I love the Velvet Note! Every time I go in there the place is like magic! Its cozy, intimate, and upscale. The staff is superb! The owner herself is very warm personable to everyone! The musicians are excellent! To me the best night to go is Thursday Nights because thats their "Jam Session" night. On that night, a mixture of talent comes out of the woodwork from Metro Atlanta and sit in or sing with the band....its truly magical! Also, the sound system is state of the art in the Velvet Note. It was especially made for that venue. You wont go wrong with the Velvet Note. Enjoy!
Venue was decent enough for suburbs, but truly the acoustics suck! If you want to feature jazz you have to have the acoustics to follow. Something about existing between a Brazilian wax joint and Jersey Mikes Subs seems misplaced, but kudos to the founder/owner. Concept just wasnt thought out. Not quite what I had in mind and cant say Id revisit, but good to know these venues exist when and if you need them to get out of the house, but my stereo does better. I think Ill get the wax next time instead!
What a diamond for Atlanta! I have attended a few performances here and each one is a spectacular performance. I simply love my evenings here and the ticket prices do not break the bank. The small plate appetizers are all that Ive had as food here -- we go out for "real" dinner" after the performance. The apps are simple and just OK. I have tickets for Laura Coyle in a few weeks and am really looking forward to it.
Purchased a deal from SweetJack for the Velvet Note in which on numerous occasions when attempting to use the deal I was advised that the artist would not honored the deal. We had to purchase tickets for the event in which the bartender was friendly but management lacked customer service skills. Not sure if she was off in her game but I would not recommend to spend your evening here just based on my experience.
I brought my daughter here for her birthday celebration and she loved the show. I got her a CD of the artist who autographed it for her. We ate before coming which proved to be a good idea because the menu is limited. I have told a handful of friends about this quaint place because a friend told me. The place gets sold out fast, so get the reservations early.
This is the best place for a romantic evening. The best "Listening Room" in Atlanta. The best Jazz performance venue. The nicest staff...all in all..this is a must see attraction if you are in North Fulton County, Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Roswell, Marietta. Come find Tamaras place: The Velvet Note. You will be glad you did. Book Early the shows fill up fast.