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Jazz Bistro Toronto

$$ - $$$, International,
251 Victoria St | On, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1T8, Canada
+1 416-363-5299
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
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Bar, International, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
251 Victoria St | On, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1T8, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We planned to have lunch before attending a performance at the Ed Mervish Theatre. This restaurant is directly across the street from the theatre so it was super convenient. We arrived just after 12 PM so the brunch menu was in effect. It is a...More

Thank Roland M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Some of you will say “you don’t go to the Jazz Bistro” for the food... but here I am, unable to slice the overcooked burger, because trying to just bite into it proved to be an impossible task. A thick crust surrounds a tasteless concoction...More

Thank Sura54
Reviewed September 21, 2018

Great location, amazing atmosphere and delicious food! I would love to give this place 5 star rating but cant because of their service. Our waitress took forever and actually forgot some of our drink orders. Perhaps she was new. I will certainly give this place...More

Thank Antonia S
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

We loved it! Terrific music and decent food...a great combination! Make s reservation, eat before the show and sut back and enjoy some fabulous jazz. Will plan a return visit soon.

Thank jameswolfe1
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

A nice evening to impress, romance or just enjoy. Food is very good. Cesar and burger great value. Lamb if you want something extra tasty. For me the entertainment was good.

Thank ciscokid1970
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

We were intending to eat next door at that iconic Toronto diner. But the lineup was out the door. As luck would have it, Jazz Bistro was opening its doors at that moment. We checked the menu; it looked great! And what a lovely place...More

Thank R8534XAjohnb
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Just got back from a weekend in Toronto with friends and we ate here for brunch both days. The food was perfect, prices were reasonable, and the staff were very friendly and efficient. I'll be going back again next time I'm in the city.

Thank my_hair_is_on_fire
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

On our last night in Toronto and Canada it seemed to be a good idea to have our last dinner while enjoying live jazz. The food was good. The fish and chicken were juicy/not dry and all tasted very good. Jazz song by George Evans...More

Thank tonkrol
Reviewed August 6, 2018

This is a must see, stop, drink, eat and enjoy great music in a quiet and intimate setting at heart of downtown...GO!

Thank dew1962
Reviewed July 23, 2018

I decided to take my sons to Jazz Bistro to see Colin Hunter and the Anthony Terpstra Big Band on a Thursday night. Jazz Bistro is a nice sized bar/restaurant just a few steps from Pantages Hotel where we stayed the night. There's a piano...More

1  Thank Summerfunboy
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination
for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip
and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with
a strong student influence from the Ryerson University
Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in
flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities,
with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to
Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of
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Questions & Answers
January 30, 2017|
Response from davidho164 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the only dress code is that of normal street clothes. No formal wear or ties are required. Management could be asked about summer clothing, but I think that respect of others should be your guide.
Brian P
October 27, 2015|
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Response from L-A_Cameron | Reviewed this property |
Agree - lots of parking nearby - just check if there is a special event on downtown that may plug things up.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$29
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 251 Victoria St | On, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1T8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-363-5299
  • E-mail
Jazz Bistro, Toronto's premier Jazz club, features an atmospheric haunt with scheduled live jazz performances & Canadian bistro-style fare. Situated right across from the Ed Mirvish theatre, and close to Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres & Massey Hall, Jazz Bistro offers pre-theatre lunches(on theatre days only) and dinners from Tuesdays through Sundays. House pianist Robert Scott plays regularly from 6pm-8pm, Tuesdays to Saturdays and on Sundays from 12pm-2pm. Featured nightly performances run from Tuesdays to Sunday evenings at various times. Please visit our website for our full performance schedule.
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