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Jazz Bistro, Toronto, ON

Jazz Bistro

4.4
4.4
166 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

9:00 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 166 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Hot Spot

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Live Music

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Bistro

  • Toronto

    Hot Spot

  • Toronto

    Pre/post theatre

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  1. MH

    MarkH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a lovely burrata with Tomato. Being a beer guy, I'd love to see a few more options but the offerings were just fine. the room was well balanced for sound and Palladium North were awesome. I look forward to coming for 'Late Night Jazz' or any other night, frankly!
  2. S

    Seamus

    Toronto

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We got last minute reservations to Laura Angelade and her world class band. The service by Eren was also world class — he was attentive to every detail. The food was fine. Drinks were better ;). We highly recommend this hidden Toronto gem. If you do not follow Jazz 91.2 fm or are not a jazz affectionado — you may not know about it. Fantastic night !
  3. JT

    JoeyT

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    I felt the food was overpriced. We already pay $20 each person for the performance, just being there, I expect the price I pay for food should just relate to the food itself. $15 Caesar salad was half the size I expected and tasted average. $26 cheese board only had 3 pieces of cheeses, very limited bread, walnuts and grapes. Again, overpriced.
  4. TP

    TinaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great restaurant with a warm and fun atmosphere. Wait staff were great and food was tasty although not filling - small portions. Liked it so much we returned for a drink at the bar after our concert.
  5. RV

    RobertV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great location, freat food. Couldn't have asked for a better pre theater experience.
  6. TW

    TimW

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great ambiance- aesthetic and live music very good. Not much choice of food and it was not over the top hood. expected more based on price. Still a good place to have a meal
  7. PJ

    PaulJ

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Everyone at our table loved their meal! We have been to Jazz Bistro many times and have never been disappointed. We enjoyed a terrific show, and the restaurant would be high on my list even if it wasn't connected to the best Jazz venue in the City
  8. RB

    RickBrok

    Toronto

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Jazz Bistro is a great place to see up and coming jazz artists, it is not really a great place to dine. It certainly is a good place to support local jazz, I’d suggest going later in the evening for a few drinks after you have eaten.
  9. JM

    JaniceM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening. Top notch musicians. Great wait staff. It’s a great place for quality jazz.
  10. AS

    ArleneS

    Phoenix

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quiet policy is great allowing us to hear the great musicians
  11. MG

    MeganG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food and service, with an amazing atmosphere
  12. BM

    BillM

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A fairly simple menu just right for seeing live jass
  13. ZR

    ZRCKAC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Opentable beat me to the punch, my wife and I celebrated our 38th wedding anniversary yesterday and we stopped by the Jazz Bistro after dinner for dessert and jazz. What a treat, Icannot tell you in a few words how warm and inviting the staff and management was. We mentioned off the cuff that it was our Anniversary and the manager sent over champagne and desssert on the house. WOW, the evening was absoluetly beautiful and the jazz quartet was second to none. The pianist, Dayramir Gonzalez was simply mesmerizing along with the rest of the band. I have to say this place is a true gem and I cannot wait to return to Toronto to visit the Jazz Bistro. ZRC/KAC
  14. AS

    ArleneS

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the music - the burgers are super
  15. B

    Benbo

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Love the jazz bistro, excellent food and service but only wish the bands were not so loud.
  16. D

    Deborah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service, atmosphere, ambiance, overall feeling, music, jazzy and wonderful, not overwhelming. Definitely worth the small cover charge (musicians don’t work for free). If you don’t experience Jazz Bistro you are missing out.
  17. RJ

    RJJM

    Toronto

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best experience ever!! Enjoyed the music of Colin Hunter and the Joe Sealy quartet….
  18. CH

    CarolynH

    Caribbean

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved everything about Jazz Bistro! We went pre-theatre and set at one of the small tables looking out on the street. We enjoyed the people and dog watching, and the noise level was great for us as we weren’t there for the music.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Our family vacationed for a week in Toronto and decided on this restaurant. My husband had been here before several years ago and before Covid. I would’ve given the food a higher rating but my husband ordered lamb chops and the meat was very fatty. He was very disappointed given the price tag of the entrée and I can understand why. Other than that service was phenomenal, the entertainment was phenomenal and the experience was good.
  20. A

    Ally

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall1food5service3ambience1
    Musicians were excellent and so was the food, our server at the restaurant was lovely. My friends and I had no issues paying the initial cover charge of $20 to enter the bar and listen to the existing band, eat and drink. What we found disappointing is that when we were suggested by the bartenders downstairs at the restaurant to go upstairs to enjoy the jam session music a few floors up, we were surprised to learn that there was an additional $15 cover charge we were required to pay for the 3rd floor. I informed him that we would thing about it clearly. If a patron is coming from downstairs having originally paid a cover charge to enter your establishment, why is it that your bartenders were standing by the doorway when we refused to pay an additonal cover charge of $15 to go up the stairs? My friends and I were bullied to pay this! As a group of young women we felt bullied by grown male bartenders who blocked the doorway so we couldn't leave respectfully - absolute scam! I wish you well with your business model and bullying young women is very wrong!
  21. DB

    DonB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    As always, I visited for the music but appreciate the atmosphere, excellent food and service. I would consider visiting for a non-music dining experience.
  22. S

    Steve

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    I like the Jazz Bistro. The only downside is sometimes the music is very loud during dinner time and you can’t have a conversation since it is hard to hear the other person. I would suggest they only have loud music a bit later in the evening?
  23. LS

    LindaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great. The service was friendly but efficient. We told them we were going to the theatre and they kept the service going so that we had plenty of time to make the start time.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and amazing music
  25. SK

    SKay

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing time, great food, great music! Made the first night of our trip to Toronto quite memorable, thank you!
  26. NA

    NazaninA

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have celebrated our wedding anniversary in Jazz Bistro and it was a beautiful night! Loved the ambience and the food quality!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We made reservations and received a call confirming and providing information for our night. We had a window seat and had a great atmosphere. The music was loud and if not for our seat, I imagine we wouldn’t have been able to talk at all. If you’re looking to get to know someone and talk for hours, this is not your place. The menu isn’t expansive but has options for most. The drinks were nice and strong. Great date night and we’d recommend this.
  28. VP

    VictoriaP

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    Live music was good but way too loud -especially percussion - couldn't hear ourselves speak.
  29. AN

    ANAP

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect Jazz place, not only the food was delicious, service was unbelievable (our waiter gave us THE BEST recommendations and was making sure all the time that we were being served, he was SO NICE!) AND the Jazz was of great quality, we thoroughly enjoyed our concert and dinner and can't wait to get a babysitter to be back!
  30. AA

    AbiA

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for live music and good food. The ambience was great and the service was fantastic
  31. G

    Gigi

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    The mac and cheese balls were delightful. The fries, nicely done. The plates of pasta were adequate and tasty but seriously lacked sufficient substance in the main advertised content, to warrant the price. Service was courteous and obliging.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The ambience and the talent of the jazz players was incredible - definitely on our go to for great dining and entertainment
  33. d

    davidd

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent, the entertainment was excellent, even the gelato (dessert) was excellent.
  34. EL

    EileenL

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    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.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 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!
  37. GP

    GisellaP

    Toronto

    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.
  38. m

    michellemcd

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 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.
  39. AJ

    AJay

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

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

    Marie

    Toronto

    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.

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 4.4 stars by 166 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 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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