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Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$, , International
1254 MacKay, Montreal, Quebec H3G 2H4, Canada
+1 514-931-6808
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, Canadian, International, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1254 MacKay, Montreal, Quebec H3G 2H4, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Intimate setting for dinner and jazz performance (if you're claustrophobic, you won't like the seating). We arrived for dinner before the first show. Service was slow to start, but actually improved as it got busier. We started with Sangria Rouge, beer, and meatball appetizer. Dinner...More

Thank KittyK17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good food and relaxing atmosphere. We liked cocktails and beer, ordered cheese board. It was great. Very small inside but cozy and nice. Has small terrace which was great on hot night.

Thank Julia G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we booked an 8:00 dinner reservation so that we could be seated for the 8:30 show. Attentive service even though they were packed. Fantastic ambiance and show. We were encouraged to stay for the second set. will make a point of returning

Thank MaryJ1471
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

This place was just around the corner from our hotel so my friend and I just showed up because we were intrigued by the great reviews and the live jazz show. When we got there we were told that there was no more room inside...More

Thank Maria S
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Went here with friends on a monday night. Excellent spot for quiet drinks. Music was great, huge array of performers, all of top quality. Strong cocktails and music until midnight. Would recommend this place to anyone.

Thank kmo1989
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

What an excellent way to spend a Tuesday night! It was pure pleasure to listen and experience the music. The service was good and so was the food. I recommend the grilled octopus- what flavour. However the Cajun burger and pasta were also very tasty....More

Thank David F
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

When reviewing for our upcoming trip to Montreal we decided to come here for dinner. My husband is a huge Jazz fan and we would be missing the Montreal Jazz Fest. We previewed who would be performing the two nights we would be in town...More

Thank sbruce6
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

My daughters and I found this place to be a place worth waiting for, when we arrived there was a sign on the door indicating a private party was in place and the restaurant would be open to the public at 7:30. We walked around...More

Thank monasmom1
Reviewed 25 April 2018

Went here after having a tip from a colleague. Nice place. The night I ate there, the Marie-Fatima Rudolf Piano trio performed their Tribute to Sting. Amazing performance, groovy, jazzy, #goosebumps! Food was great, I went for a light meal and took the Salmon Salad....More

Thank Coen v
Reviewed 9 April 2018

My second time here and it did not disappoint. Its a small venue so reserving ahead is a necessity. It is actually downstairs from the main street level so don't get worried when you look up and don't see it! The stage is at the...More

Thank Blondie540
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Questions & Answers
28 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Acavar | Reviewed this property |
No. Most people were dressed casual, some a bit more dressy.
13 July 2017|
Response from Joel G | Property representative |
Hello, Please call us at 514-931-6808 for reservations. Thanks, Joel
13 July 2017|
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Response from Jan G |
Hi Phone 514-931-6808 to make reservations for your date and time. Phone in advance as they get very busy. 1254 MacKay Montreal, Q.C. Also check online to see the schedule regarding entertainment. Have a great time.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$23
Bar, Canadian, International, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
5:30 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1254 MacKay, Montreal, Quebec H3G 2H4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Neighbourhood: Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Phone Number: +1 514-931-6808
  • E-mail
The Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill is a blend of unique concepts. We blend great live jazz, tasty food and friendly service in an intimate atmosphere. Our goal is to provide you with a unique and memorable montreal experience.
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