House of Jazz

4.1
393 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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The House of Jazz, a Montreal landmark of entertainment, cuisine, and history. Built by French Montrealer Georges Durst, House of Jazz has been a home to Canada’s finest Jazz musicians since 1981. We hope to see and serve you soon at the House of Jazz!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Gastro Pub, Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Monday : 11:30am - 12:00am

Tuesday - Thursday: 11:30am - 11:30pm

Friday: 11:30am - 1:30am

Saturday: 6:00pm - 1:30pm

Sunday: 6:00pm - 11:30pm
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Phone number
(514) 842-8656
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Av. du Président-Kennedy
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Parking details
The House of Jazz is located in the heart of downtown Montreal, one street south of Sherbrooke, at 2060 Aylmer (cross street : President-Kennedy). It is surrounded by indoor and outdoor parking lots and meters. Parking nearby is no problem, especially after 6:00 pm.
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Public transit
The McGill Metro station (green line) is steps away, one block south, next to the Bay department store. It runs until 12:30 am on weekdays and Sundays, and 1:00 am on Saturdays.
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Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night
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SA
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 5

The menu is very small. The vegetarian lasagna is like soup. Horrible. The ribs tasted as if it came out of a box. Horrible. French fried were dry. The service wasn’t that great. They acted as if it was a rush but it wasn’t that busy and regardless it’s called « Customer Service » for a reason. The water girl was on point though. Music was wonderful. The theme is great. But I sadly wouldn’t recommend this place if you want a meal. Drink and music is perfect.

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FC
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place with a great atmosphere and lots of pictures and chandlers. The pianist and singer on the Tuesday night we went were great. The pianist was exceptional worth listening to. The food was above what we were expecting for a club but reasonable prices with a set menu and good prices on cocktails. If you are in Montreal you should visit.

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New England
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

We had an awful experience at the House of Jazz. I had made a reservation for my boyfriends birthday weeks ahead of time. I even wrote it was for his birthday, but that was never commented on and we were seating in a cramped seat right in the front. The drinks and food was obnoxiously overpriced. Our drinks were weak and it took forever for our waitress to check on us. By the time she did we asked for a cheese platter that was EIGHTEEN dollars, so we expected that it would have an array of cheeses, fruits, and nuts included. However what we were given was the opposite, there were five small pieces of cheese and three slices of apples. The plate looked like it was meant to feed a mouse. We waited then for a extreme amount of time just so we could get our check and leave immediately. Our waitress was aware that we were upset and still made us pay the cover charge. I ended up paying 75 dollars in total for two watered-down drinks and five slices of cheese. Don’t go here.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Super ambience et bonne cuisine! Avoir plus d'options vegetariennes serait super !

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M
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Il y a une très bonne ambiance. Le décors, très chargé, semble tout droit de New Orleans. Les plats sont excellents. Les musiciens jouent comme des Dieux.

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JJ
Brighton
13 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was good but not exceptional, service from Charlene was really excellent and the live music was very, very good. Atmospheric place that lived up to expectations. We were visiting from Europe and would recommend House of Jazz to anyone.

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AM
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super place for Jazz music. A bit loud to talk, but great ambiance.

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c
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We had an amazing evening and even got to have a drink with the band. Very nice people and good energy. Ambiance is incredible.

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LK
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

I was hoping for more jazz band like saxaphone and trumpet

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DJ
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

-Restaurant 12/10
-Service hors norme
-Propriétaire en Or
-Cuisine de renommée internationnal
-Parfait !

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m
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

prix trop élevé pour la qualité et la quantité de nourriture. Par contre la musique est tres bonne, belle ambiance. Les deux fois que j'y suis aller c'est parce que j'avais un coupon rabais et malgré tout j'ai dépensé pres de $100

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C
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Très bien, un peu fort, mais nous allons là pour la musique, donc c'est pas trop grave

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IS
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We had both frequented the old Biddles and this new establishment shortly after it had changed hands.
The place has lost the friendly human touch and the music (that is what we came for) was nothing to write hone about

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Le tout est très satisfaisant....sauf, le son du spectacle est un peu trop forte pour apprécier d'avantage la musique

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MH
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It was a nice experience, the food was ok but the dessert was inedible! I didn’t know how one can go that wrong with a brownie and a chocolate caramel cake! We couldn’t go beyond the first bite.

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FH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place and a very special music.

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YG
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Main dish was great, Dessert was so so
Music interesting but walls are outdated

The waiter was handy all night

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FN
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dined at the House of Jazz while visiting Montreal. The food and drinks were excellent as was the friendliness and service extended by the staff.
Unique atmosphere and decor. So enjoyed the Snooksta and the Ganstas Band who provided great music.
Will definitely recommend House of Jazz to friends who plan to visit Montreal and will return there myself whenever in Montreal.

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O
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Noise level (with the live music) too high to have a discussion at my table. For the next time, I will start sooner to ensure we are at the dessert when the music starts (7pm). Overall a good experience

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B
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Over priced dry chicken. They sat us at a table when there was no body there but as the place filled they boxed us in and we had to have people move themselves and chairs out of way to get out. Not worth the money

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c
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

since 1998,I spend an evening jazz-dinner in your restaurant.Arriving from France to visit family ,I cannot miss a"soirée" in house of jazz........ it's always great !

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S
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Gérant croiseur très agréable les serveuses très jolies serveur très gentil

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KP
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

J’adore cette place car je me sens ailleurs et je suis si heureuse à chaque fois que je m’en retrouve là bas.
Mon amie c’était sa première expérience elle a adoré tout comme moi....
et elle a si hâte de retourner avec moi et le faire découvrir avec ses amis!
Quelle ambiance qui goûte un monde à part!!!
Ahhh je m’Ennuie Déjà
Trop hâte à la prochaine fois!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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PG
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

You need lots more air conditioning. A lack of proper a/c ruined the night for me. I couldn't enjoy my food or the entertainment.

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JE
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I had a great time.
Coco Thompson and an incredible trio performed Billy Holiday, Cesaría Evora, Etta James and many others. Loved the wine selection also.

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DB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Awesome live jazz!!! Good food and great character!
Please note there is a $10 cover charge during show times added to your check.

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SS
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner and a show on a Sunday night. The band was amazing and we had front toe seats.

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KM
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

School was great and the music was great the service was great

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C
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Même si vous n'êtes pas un grand fan de jazz c'est intéressant de manger avec une musique d'ambiance qui est douce à nos oreilles

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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 5

The entertainment was amazing- the food was inedible. It’s a beautiful spot, but I had better food at the local food court.

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AB
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

The performing artists saved the evening. Poor food and expensive meal even with a groupon coupon.
100 dollars for dry chicken, 2 ribs! and overspiced greasy rice...only given two choices! I suggest that you eat an ordinary St Hubert meal and then go for a drink only! But remember to pay your entrance fee...Have been to a couple of pubs over the world and have never had to pay an entrance fee. Even in a small city like Halifax... fantastic live shows, good food, and a better ambiance.

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MA
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

My friend and I couldnt get a table upstairs, because we were two. However, there was a person alone using a table of 4. And an other couple of two using a table for 4, but we couldnt get one until maybe later if available.

No one came to the table we wanted, whatever still enjoyed the decor and ambience.

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N
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 5

My fiance and I went there on Friday to celebrate our anniversary. I got a coupon from Groupon and that was a big mistake. We ordered one soup, one duck terrine, 2 veal shacks, 1 brownie with ice cream and a tea. I paid $69 for coupon with value of 138 and as I calculated the bill adding $20 entrance fee should be less. But when I saw the bill was shocked $169! Bill was so confusing itself. I had to pay $33 more +$15 tip. I couldn't argue since it was on me and my fiance would get sad.
It was almost like not having a coupon with limited menue options. So disappointed, never go again.

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MT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service from our waitress Fanny. Music was very good. Loved the decor and ambiance. Will recommend to Jazz loving friends.

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JL
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

MY wifes diner was exellent, for me the Ribs where very tough . Bob Ricci band great evening.

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TB
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere friendly servers amazing entertainment fun experience

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HB
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The french fries, coleslaw, barbecue sauce and chicken were very good. The ribs were bland. The restaurant was authentic and eclectic, given it was a jazz hub for many years; however, I wish it was cleaner and refreshed. The carpets and the seats at the booth were worn and torn. The washrooms weren't too clean either. The setting for a jazz restaurant was unique but the owners should replace the worn out furnishings.

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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Nous avons bien aimé l’atmosphère et bon spectacle de Mme Sweeney. Le repas était bien, très bon service.

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P
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Une cuisine typique de Louisiane et un spectacle excellent

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JS
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

While the restaurant was beautiful and food was great, we reserved a table to listen to the live Jazz and that didn’t happen. Two days in Montreal and no option to hear the music we were told was AAA. Disappointed

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