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Reservoir Lounge

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52 Wellington St E, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1C7, Canada
+1 416-955-0887
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Nice place, Nice Jazz?

Food good and the place is a nice location for jazz, on our visit the band were just ok, although... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sphere1966
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Durham, United Kingdom
Friday night with Didi

Wow, what a great time! We made a reservation as we are mature and wanted to sit and enjoy show... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Guelph8
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Guelph
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This perennial favorite is a modern-day speakeasy. The cramped space -- it seats only 100 -- is below street level, yet feels intimate rather than claustrophobic. Live jazz, whether Dixieland, New Orleans, or swing, belts out 6 nights a week. The epicenter for the swing dance craze in Toronto, this is still the place to watch glam hepcats groove.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible9%
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52 Wellington St E, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1C7, Canada
Downtown
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+1 416-955-0887
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Food good and the place is a nice location for jazz, on our visit the band were just ok, although the place was packed and lively. would advise booking a table, otherwise you will be standing. How good your experience is will depend upon the...More

Thank sphere1966
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow, what a great time! We made a reservation as we are mature and wanted to sit and enjoy show. Food was good , service great. Music was the star, Friday night with Didi Martini, r& b , Motown and we were so happy to...More

1  Thank Guelph8
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

I went on a Saturday night (days before Valentines) with my boyfriend, and we had a great time. It was just what we needed: an intimate night of great live music and satisfying food. We got there around 8:30/9pm, which worked out in time because...More

1  Thank Allison C
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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

I love stopping by here - it’s usually only a $10 cover to get in and the music can’t be beat! There are different live bands nightly. The food menu is mediocre but really you’re there for the live music. Set your expectations low for...More

1  Thank PaigeYYZ
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

This was the best jazzy night I have ever experienced! The Reservoir Lounge is an intimate basement joint with live jazz. The quality of jazz played was great, melodious, so much so, we were able to boogie too and I am from Trinidad & Tobago...so...More

Thank Rachenda R
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

I really enjoy the place. Got there around 9:30 on Saturday night. The place was full but because someone just cancelled reservation we were offered a table. It was close to the music band. The place is very cozy with dim lights and brick wall....More

Thank Olya S
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Amazing music and good food (special mention for the pistachio crusted shrimps and the crème brûlée !!). The service was perfect too. I will come back !

Thank Marjorie L
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

Being regular customer for years, I decided to celebrate a special event with my friend tonight. I made reservation in advance, as usual, and asked the hostess to have a table closer to stage. But the hostess refusing to provide her name, (usually all personal...More

1  Thank Tatiana S
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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Went on a Tuesday night to watch Tyler Yarema. What a great jazz pianist plus his vocals were very good. Rich Underhill played the sax. I'm a sax player, myself, so I'm usually very critical but I really enjoyed listening to Rich who really impressed....More

Thank SP1_1971
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Awesome atmosphere, great crowd and fantastic band combined for a memorable evening! If you like jazz club atmosphere, that is a place you don't want to miss.

Thank Andre B
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Bill C
1 April 2017|
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Response from mrscolnik | Reviewed this property |
There is technically not a dress code, however, I would recommend wearing business casual.
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Fatemah Z
22 September 2015|
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Response from scrim1112 | Reviewed this property |
Not really
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Harveysmith01
12 September 2015|
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Response from Bfordtraveller | Reviewed this property |
Sorry it's past Saturday....To your question, weekends are busy as you can appreciate. If you are there by 8p.m. you will have no trouble getting a seat or a table, or better yet reserve your spot in advance. if you come... More
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