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Jazz Bistro, Toronto, ON

Jazz Bistro

4.5
4.5
133 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 133 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  • Toronto / Ontario

    Live Music

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Bistro

  • Toronto

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  • Toronto

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  1. EL

    EileenL

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time at Jazz Bistro. Excellent, friendly service and all 4 of us loved our meals. The ambience was very comfortable and the piano entertainment was great - really added to whole ambience without being so loud that it impeded conversation.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Loud patrons interfering with the music. Management addressed.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    While the food arrived hot and tasty, the cocktails were very good but the service was spotty. That said, live music makes all the difference!
  4. GP

    GisellaP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    The decor is fabulous. Great listening to live music but it can be too loud. The food was good. My son has a food allergy and I asked our waiter and another server to find out what he ordered is safe. They didn't come back with an answer and a server who wasn't our waiter went and came back with an answer in no time. The service shouldn't be this inconsistent - all staff should be like the waiter who wasn't our waiter. The food is good but not memorable.
  5. m

    michellemcd

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Atmosphere was great, piano player fantastic. Not sure what happened with my husbands meal but the amount of salt in his pasta was inedible. The other 3 meals and apps were great. We all tried it and the salt was too much in the gnocchi.
  6. AJ

    AJay

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They have the best music! Excellent food and service always!
  7. M

    Marie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    A very nice venue for live music, but the food is expensive and the portions are on the small size.
  8. RL

    RosemaryL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great music, wonderful ambience, service excellent,. I as visiting from Australia and had a wonderful time.
  9. BR

    BarryR

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    A place with great ambience, good acts, and reasonably priced cover, menu and drinks.
  10. SK

    StaceyK

    Atlantic Canada

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another amazing experience! This place always leaves me wanting to go back ❤️❤️❤️
  11. N

    Ni89

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience5
    We came there as a group of 8 friends. The food was good a bit pricey but ok. The biggest problem was the menager and service. We asked to pay separately ($700 bill) and the manager said that one person must pay for everyone as they don't have time to give us separate bills. I asked him if he is ok with the fact that this kinda ruining a good overall experience and his answer was "I don't care what people think, i don't care about clients complaints" Have never had this type of experience. After a very long argue he agreed to give us the bill the way we wanted, it took him literally 5 min to come back with the bills. So why the argue? I won't go there again and do not recommend.
  12. L

    Lilly

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The MARINATED GRILLED SQUID Salad was a taste sensation with perfectly grilled squid as the star of the show! (Watercress, Frisee, Sorrel, Heirloom Tomato, Cucumber, Caper, Olive, Lemon-Thyme Dressing, Taro Crisp) While the OVEN ROASTED LAMB RACK was sublimely prepared and proved to be a flavor festival for the palette. (Pearl Onion-Rosemary Jus, Potato Pave, Arugula, Heirloom Carrots, French Beans) And to finish, The SMOKED CREAM is a dessert must have! Served with blackberries and WARM DARK CHOCOLATE TORTE, CHAI GANACHE & CHOCOLATE SABLE
  13. J

    Junz

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place to enjoy live Jazz and delicious meal & drink. the service is amazing too
  14. VW

    VickiW

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Awesome ambiance had yo move upstairs because of noise level on main floor.Overall I highly recommend:)
  15. MW

    MargaretW

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, excellent food, prompt service.
  16. M

    Misswigs

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely evening at the Jazz Bistro. Great food great drinks and Super Great Entertainment from The Adi Braun Quartet. Will definitely be returning
  17. j

    johnnymac

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reserved a table for a quick dinner before a show. Our Table was ready on arrival and service was prompt and attentive. We arrived at 6:30 and departed by 7:45. This was before the restaurant 's main entertainment (group) for the night but during a live piano/singer performance. It was all very relaxing. Dinner was very tasty and reasonably priced. I would return when I'm in the area again.
  18. JH

    JoanH

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    A great evening of fine dining and stellar entertainment. The only issue was booking. I booked dinner through Bookenda and tried to book the show online as JB suggests, but the site wasn’t working properly, so I phoned and left a message. A week passed and no one returned my call so tried again. This time, I got a call back and booked. The day before, Bookenda wrote for a confirmation and I confirmed, but a few hours before our dinner reservation, JB called to ask if I was still coming for dinner. I’m sure Bookenda would have given them that information. The caller, whose voice i recognized as I had booked the show through her, asked, if” by chance” I intended to stay for the show. I reminded her of our conversation and she advised she remember my name….but not what I had said. So I guess no note was made. It was all rather strange. Still some obvious growing pains in admin but at least they got the food right.
  19. KC

    KendrickC

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food1service3ambience4
    Did not have food so out rating would be n/a. Just had drinks and listened to jazz. Great spot in Toronto. Would go back again.
  20. PT

    PaulT

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It always starts with the music, then the ambiance, the service is great, food is very good, unique and perfectly cooked. Drinks are well prepared and all is made better with JAZZ. Where else can you get this type of entertainment and food combo?
  21. JF

    JFKR

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Amazing experience! Top rate musicians, caring staff and good food!
  22. AS

    AfsoonS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I never am disappointed going to Jazz bistro! What’s impressive if when you make a reservation it’s so organized and they call you when they confirm then that’s your first contact with them an impression, Music is always amazing I just can’t believe that you pay nothing to watch these amazing musicians……
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Fantastic show by Alison Young and her band. You don’t go to the Jazz Bistro for the food. You go for the music. It was excellent.
  24. DL

    DebbieL

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Music was amazing...food and drinks were great. Just a really enjoyable evening!
  25. HP

    HairyPotter

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    Waited 25 minutes for first (and only) drink to arrive...and the place was not that busy. Ordered the steak, when the waiter brought it, I thought I was at a truck stop. A mound of fries with a strip loin steak thrown on top. No veggies, salad, garnish, no effort whatsoever in the presentation. To be fair, the steak was very good and the fries were very good...no complaints about the taste or the portion size... but not at all what you'd expect when you know your dinner bill is going to be $200+. Ambiance is great, there was a jazz singer and we had a great table. Staff was very friendly. The restaurant is in a terrific location if you're seeing a Mirvish show but the overall dining experience was not good...and there are so many other excellent dining choices in Toronto.
  26. PC

    PatrickConteCave2022

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    Fantastic ambiance and decor..... really jazzi!! I found the menu limited, although pasta and gnocchi were perfectly done. The charcuterie board may be a bit more substantial rather than an artistic presentation. Overall, I was very pleased and I will come back. Cheers
  27. PL

    PabloL

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The burger was delicious. Do not try the Toronto cocktail
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere
  29. G

    Geecee

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Music fantastic, the service personable, friendly and efficient. The food is OK... the dessert was delicious. A great place to go with visitors from out of town.
  30. Z

    Zcat

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I both had the steak frites. The steak was done perfectly. The jus it came with was delicious. The waiter first asked if we were going to watch a Mirvish show which was nice because we were and wanted to get our food on time. Food came out with very little wait time. Nice ambiance. I’ve been here before and will come again. Thanks for a lovely meal.
  31. IH

    IanH

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Dinner was great. Our seats were right next to the pianist and the music was excellent. Big tip from our table of 6.
  32. CB

    ColleenB

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great ambiance and excellent service. Not to mention good jazz! Love this place!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Going to see Jason Mraz in concert
  34. KC

    KennyC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The service was good, food was good too but the presentation of the food need to improve.. don’t have wow feeling for me. Thank you
  35. B

    Bagster

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food1service1ambience4
    Music and musicians were great. Thats about it. Mediocre at best.
  36. E

    Esther

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Did not know or get notified that there is a charge for trio at dinner at 5pm $15.00 per person is steep lucky we had tickets for Harry poter. $5.00 ok.before you did not charge.
  37. MT

    MikeyTheLad

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The mixed drinks were small, weak and poorly pulled together (beginner bar-tender?) for myself and my wife. Go with the (modest) bottled wine instead which is what we did after suffering through our cocktails. Service eratic. Upstairs closed so we were disappointed as this was why we arrived early as that area looks very cool to enjoy a pre-dinner drink; oh well. The featured group at 8pm was the real bright spot. Would give the place a second chance.
  38. JD

    JanisD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Really enjoyed seeing the band. First time in Jazz Bistro since pre-Covid days. Beautiful spot and great seating location.
  39. JM

    JanetM

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    The food and drinks weren’t what was on open table menu ? And drinks were pretty meh for the price Food was good to ok so that’s that Piano player piano and vibe was outstanding !!!
  40. GZ

    GraceZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and vibe. We’ve been there twice and service is always great. Show last night was exceptional too.

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 4.5 stars by 133 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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