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Jazz Bistro, Toronto, ON

Jazz Bistro

4.6
4.6
79 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Bistro
This classic supper club boasts live performances every night, from Tuesday through Saturday. Bistro-style cuisine, prepared in the traditional French technique, with ingredients from all over the world, prepared with passion by our Executive Chef, Chris Straker.

Our beautiful main stage is home to "Red Pops" - a gorgeous red Steinway baby grand piano - meticulously maintained. There is a cover charge for performances on all of our stages.

Our rooftop patio is serene, cozy, and waiting for your arrival.

Just steps away from Dundas Square, Massey Hall, The Eatons Centre, and the Ed Mirvish Theatre, Jazz Bistro is the perfect venue to take in dinner and a show, or just pop in for a drink to break up the day.

In the former location of one of Toronto's premier jazz venues, Jazz Bistro carries on in the tradition of providing music aficionados with incredible food and the finest local and imported musical talent.

We look forward to helping you make many happy memories with us.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (416) 363-5299

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    CHRIS STRAKER

  • Neighborhood

    Yonge and Dundas Square

  • Cross street

    The closest TTC station is Dundas subway station

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 79 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Live Music

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Bistro

  • Toronto

    Hot Spot

  • Toronto

    Live Music

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  1. S

    Stevie

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    We're at the Bistro a few times a year for the music. Our dinners have been consistent and good. My wife thought the mushroom soup last night to be "exquisite" and unlike any other mushroom soup she has had in the past. Service was a little less than in past but friendly and unobtrusive during the show. Our water glasses were always kept filled. The bistro is a dinner and show night club and the prices reflect that. Our artist last night was one of the best jazz saxophonists in the world (in from NYC) and the show was amazing.
  2. JB

    JohnB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice place and set out well. Food good but not top notch. Burger was fine, pasta not as good. Still worth visiting.
  3. F

    Fred

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Compared to other jazz bars, this place wasn't as lively.
  4. DW

    DonnaW

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very limited menu. We were looking forward to the menu choices from last time we were there which was pre-pandemic. There were only a handful of entrees on the menu. Having said that, what we ordered was very good. The service was excellent
  5. BM

    BrettM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We saw an excellent sextet lead by Alexander Brown, two sets, and had very tasty food. The potato pave was wonderfuk. Got the recipe, so I can do it myself. First rate in all aspects. Going back again, been there 3times already. Parjing at Green P on Queen is reasonable after 6:00. Safe area too.
  6. WC

    WilmaC

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I had the vegetarian board & was very happy with my meal. My friend had burgers & fries & commented that the fries were too salty for her. Maybe they should be unsalted; let the customer decide how much salt to put. Other than that, it was a wonderful night of fabulous music fron Junior Santos! Have him back again!
  7. TN

    TiffanyN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience with good food and great live performance. Definitely I will come back to visit soon.
  8. O

    Olena

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice venue and great jazz music
  9. DF

    DFonde

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Tasty food, and great music - the only thing was that our waiter wasn't very outwardly friendly. Not unfriendly, just doing his job
  10. DI

    DIgbyDiner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Service was just right. Very pleasant and attentive staff. Music was fabulous Terrific evening and welcoming venue
  11. TB

    TerriB

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food great, attentive service, very accommodating for theatre goers.
  12. r

    ryekg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The music fit the restaurant environment as the food was delicious and the music was great.
  13. ML

    MarilynL

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We chose this restaurant for location but got so much more! Great service,imaginative and delicious food,and a charming jazz trio.It was hard to leave for our performance at the Mirvish.Definately will go back next time I'm in Toronto.Am telling all my friends who enjoy food,music or both.
  14. JJ

    JazzyJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    We had a great time overall but there were some issues. For one, when booking our reservation we weren't told about the additional $20 cover charge EACH guest had to pay to stay past 8 pm. We arrived for dinner at 7:30 pm, so obviously we had to pay the cover as they couldn't serve us a full dinner in 30 minutes. The food was hit and miss, some dishes were delicious, others we didn't finish because they weren't tasty. The food was very overpriced for what it was, store bought pasta for $30 for example. The music and ambiance was great and our waitress was very nice. The hostess attempted to seat us at a bad table, but she was accommodating when we asked to move. It's a good one time experience if you're visiting from out of town or if you live in Toronto and have guests. After this experience I doubt I would ever return.
  15. LO

    LaurieO

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The seared scallops appetizer was way overpriced. $25 for 2 scallops???? Delicious, but unsatisfying.
  16. DA

    DavidA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    It was extremely nice getting back to live performance in this great city. Look forward to many more visits in the near future.
  17. LB

    LeslieB

    Montreal

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous live jazz in an intimate setting and delicious dinner.
  18. l

    lucyd

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant and ambience. The live jazz music was outstanding. will definitely go back!!
  19. S

    Stevie

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We were there for the music, the act was outstanding and worth the cover charge. The food , on the pricey side, was nonetheless excellent. My wife had the Pan Seared Snapper. Presentation was nice with sweet potato under the snapper. Found the sweet potato a bit too sweet, don't need to add sugar (if they did) to sweet potato IMHO. I had the strip loin which was delicious and prepped to my liking. Came with fries, crispy and hot. Neither dish came with much in the way of vegetables so the side of "steamed seasonal veg" was necessary and we should have ordered two. The veg was cooked perfectly. Service was unobtrusive and our water glasses were kept topped up all night without prompting.
  20. C

    Chuck

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great venue with the trio from Los Angeles and great seevice from our waitress Aleandra. The food was divine.
  21. D

    Danseliz

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Lovely spot. Great music. Very good food. Nice ambience.
  22. JC

    JohnnyCharles

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    The evening was most enjoyable. The music was incredible.
  23. c

    carleys

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    I was so excited to try this place. The vibe and decor are great, but I was sadly disappointed with my dinner experience. The servers were really friendly but didnt know anything about the menu. The roasted chicken meal was excellent. The burger was borderline inedible. It wasnt busy and yet it took an exceedingly long time to get the food out. One meal came out 15 mins before the other. And we had to ask twice about the missing plate. I really wanted to like this place.. the servers knew it was a terrible experience and did nothing to rectify it other than a solo apology after we paid. Maybe in the future just go for drinks. The drink list is excellent.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We just ended up there by accident. Had a great time! Music was amazing food fantastic. Can’t wait go again!
  25. P

    Phil

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Service was so so and despite being polite and trying to be nice, waiter forgot about our wine glasses, didn’t seem to know very well the menu and the local level of noise made it hard to understand each other. The jazz band playing has an amazing saxophonist, but the singer was not pouring much emotion into the music. I didn’t appreciate much getting tip charged on top of the cover since I’m certain the band would not get any of it. Overall nice but not worth the price paid.
  26. GL

    GabrielaL

    Montreal

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place ! Noise was not that loud !! Food good.. little pricey the appetizers but drinks were so good ! The decor is impressive!
  27. SF

    SandraF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing staff, food and ambience! I would definitely recommend to friends.
  28. JW

    JohnW

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Jazz was great as expected. However the food and service was also excellent which is unusual in a jazz club.
  29. MJ

    MicheleJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    This is a jazz club so they announce a no talking policy during performance which is great! However, the bartenders were talking loud and disturbed the performance with shaking drinks during key quiet moments. Horrible
  30. AL

    AnthonyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The grilled squid and the half chicken with gnocchi were both outstanding
  31. ME

    MELODYS

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, wine was great. Decent prices and the band was awesome! Definitely going to becoming a more regular event in our lives.
  32. EA

    ElizabethAshleyS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Booked through OpenTable. We went here for our anniversary dinner. Upon our arrival, we were informed that there was a $20 per person entry fee. This was news to us, as it was not in the restaurant description. They informed us that its stated on their website. It was our anniversary, and we didn't want to risk not celebrating/enjoying our evening. So we agreed to stay and pay the extra $40. Food was very delicious. Service was good.
  33. S

    Smilez

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience, great food, great music. 10/10 would recommend and go again anytime, any day ! Thank you
  34. JB

    JackB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great experience listening to state of the art Jazz music
  35. SO

    StephenO

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. The band played an amazing tribute to Duke Ellington. We originally had a reservation for 2, and at the last minute they accomodated a third guest and sat us right in front of the stage. Excellent time had by all.
  36. E

    Errol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and amazing food Nice ambiance and great entertainment
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is a hidden gem … the experience starts as soon as you enter! Ps. The staff is super friendly. Cheers.
  38. A

    Andreas1976

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience!Beautiful place for date night!
  39. DG

    DeboraG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing from start to finish! The staff are courteous and helpful. The music's amazing. The food, well best burger I've ever had and there is nothing that compares to energetic positive vibe and atmosphere. If you haven't been yet definitely one to put on your list!
  40. L

    Luddite

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Food was great and it was wonderful to be in a venue with so many others seeing a live performance again. Volume was medium until the show & almost everyone followed the policy of people not out-talking the musicians while they were performing. Also Erin was very helpful organizing a table for us.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Jazz Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. Jazz Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 363-5299.

Jazz Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 79 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today
Google Map for Jazz Bistro

251 Victoria St Toronto, ON M5B 1T8

Additional information

  • Cross street

    The closest TTC station is Dundas subway station

  • Neighborhood

    Yonge and Dundas Square

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Bistro

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    CHRIS STRAKER

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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