Blues Alley Menu


Jonathan Butler’s Seafood Gumbo Cup $6.75/Bowl $8.75
Shrimp, Crabmeat, Red Peppers, Onion in a Spicy Tomato Broth

Rachelle Ferrell’s Classic Onion Soup $6.50
Slow Caramelized Onions, Beef Stock, & Vermouth Seasoned Croutons with Baked Provolone Cheese


Alex Bugnon’s Baked Brie (v) $10.50
Ginger-Mango Chutney Topped with Almonds, Served with Bread & Crackers

Tuck & Patti’s Shrimp Cocktail (gf)
One serving $10.00

Terence Blanchard’s Fried Shrimp $10.10
Jumbo Shrimp Served w/Homemade Cocktail Sauce

Stanley Jordan’s Chips & Salsa (v) (gf) $7.25
Homemade Tomato Salsa Served with Tortilla Chips

Jean Carne’s Spinach & Artichoke Dip (v) $8.60
Topped w/Cajun Spices Served Warm w/Tortilla Chips

Chuck & Robert Redd Beans & Rice (v) (gf) $7.75
Topped w/Red Onion & Cajun Spice

Ramsey Lewis Deep Fried Crab Balls $11.50
Cajun-spiced, served w/ homemade cocktail sauce


Gil Scott Heron’s Mixed Greens Salad (v) (gf) $5.25
Tossed in a Balsamic Vinaigrette

Arturo Sandoval’s Caesar Salad * $9.35
Homemade Caesar Dressing Served w/Herbed Croutons & Parmesan Cheese
*With Grilled or Fried Chicken or grilled shrimp: add $5


Dizzy Gillespie’s Jambalaya $19.25
Chicken, Ham and Andouille Sausage Stewed in a Rich Creole Sauce Served over Rice w/Seasonal Vegetables

Jerry "The Iceman" Butler Baked Salmon (gf) $24.00
(Available Gluten Free) Served on a Bed of Steamed Vegetables & Rice Topped w/Ginger-Mango Chutney

Stanley Turrentine’s Crab Cakes $23.50
Lightly Cajun Spiced Served with Red Beans Rice & Homemade Cocktail Sauce

Joe Williams’ Stuffed Pork Chops $22.75
Stuffed w/Sautéed Apples & Onions, Served with Red Beans & Rice

McCoy Tyner’s Blackened Catfish (gf) $22.25
Crisp-Broiled in Cajun Spices, Served with Red Beans & Rice

Tony Bennett’s Shrimp & Artichoke Hearts $21.75
Sautéed in Lemon & a White-Wine-Garlic-Parsley Butter Served over Rice

Ahmad Jamal’s Vegetarian Creole Rice (v) (gf) $17.75
Sautéed Cajun- Spiced Tofu, Onions, Celery, Carrots, Red Peppers, Asparagus with Creole Seasoning Served Over Rice

Maynard Ferguson’s Cajun Chicken (gf) $20.75
Available Gluten Free) Braised in Cajun Spices Served over Cheddar Cheese Grits Topped w/Mirepoix

Phyllis Hyman’s Stuffed Shrimp $25.00
Crabmeat Stuffing Served w/Red Beans Rice & Homemade Cocktail Sauce

Eva Cassidy’s Shrimp & Grits ala Nagé $21.75
Sautéed in Homemade Shrimp Gravy Served over Cheddar Cheese Grits

Sarah Vaughan’s Filet Mignon $27.25
Served w/Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables & Red Wine Jus Lié


Homemade Bread Pudding $7.00
Triple Chocolate Cake $7.00
Cheese Cake with Raspberry Sauce $7.00
Carrot Cake $7.00


Blues Alley's Golden Anniversary Margarita
Jose Cuervo Especial Gold, Grand Marnier, Triple Sec, sour

The BeBop Bulliet Manhattan
Bulliet Bourbon or Bulliet Rye served up with a splash of sweet vermouth & a dash of bitters

The Songbird Ketel Cosmopolitan
Ketel One Citroen, Cointreau, splash cranberry

The Alley Cat Rum Punch
Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, Captain Morgan Caribbean Coconut, pineapple, cranberry

Artist of the Week
Drink Special inspired by the weekend headliner; ask your server for details

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"Now THIS is a jazz club."
- Dizzy Gillespie

"Best Night Spot"
- Washingtonian Magazine

"The nation's finest jazz and supper club"
- New York Times


1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20007
Daily 6:00pm-12:30am
Tel: (202) 337-4141
Fax: (202) 337-7946
Major credit cards accepted
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For the past five decades Blues Alley has proudly presented Yamaha grand pianos on our world-renowned stage.


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