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Chris' Jazz Cafe

$$ - $$$
City Center West
American, Bar
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1421 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19102-3004
+1 215-568-3131
11:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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110 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were looking for something more interesting for our anniversary and found this. It was perfect. The service, the food, the band. I would definitely recommend it. Also, it's good to get there early (even 1h before the performance), so that during the performance you can focus on enjoying the music and desert.

Thank shuytza
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Went there due to a recommendation. Looked like an average bar but was very nice once you get inside. The staff was very friendly and the food was excellent. I had shrimp and grits, my hubby had jambalaya. We were with another couple who had the crab Mac & Cheese and a supposedly spicier version of the jambalaya. I had... More 

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349 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

BBQ ribs and smashed potatoes are my favorite and its just the beginning of a adventure and enjoyable music, food , love and romance..... start the year off right check it out Thomas Paul says this is a 5 star see you soon...!!!!!!!!!

Thank thomas p
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

It was a great experience, the food, the service, the greetings and the other people in the restaurant were all great. My first time visiting the business and to top it off we were entertained by "The trio of Drummer, Webb Thomas. Their were Christmas Carols and other melodies. Recommend that you stop in and enjoy their menu items.

Thank MLB52
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Great place to hang at night and catch come local and traveling musicians play jazz. The place sets a great vibe and the staff is really friendly

Thank Michael P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Over the years, several Jazz clubs have come and gone in Philadelphia, but Chris' has withstood the test of time remarkably well! Excellent line up of musicians in the kind of cozy venue where Jazz was meant to be enjoyed!

Thank don l
San Francisco, California
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

I usually follow a strict, if simple rule - when going for live jazz, DO NOT count on food being good... Stick to basics, and favor beer over wine, and you wont be disappointed. Boy, was I wrong this time! I made a reservations over the phone, to make sure a party with 11 year old member will be accepted.... More 

Thank Irina S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We were told this would be a great music spot and it was better than expected. Steve greeted us immediately and was very accommodating. The music was excellent and varied. The food was good, but the quantity was less than expected. Our server was also quite accommodating when my wife want a special drink. Then she came back to check... More 

Thank mapkat50
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

We popped in to listen to a local sax player. It was a very quiet evening and as we had eaten dinner we just wanted drinks. There is a cover charge and the bill also has voluntary amount for the band which seems like double dipping. we ended up being the only customers but the music was good. It is... More 

Thank John D
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

Had a great time there. The food was excellent, the vibe was great, and the bartender Allison made some amazing olde fashioneds!

Thank Bijon W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$23
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1421 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19102-3004
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighbourhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-568-3131

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?