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Chris' Jazz Cafe

1421 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19102-3004
+1 215-568-3131
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible11%
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“salad” (4 reviews)
“live jazz” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
1421 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19102-3004
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

We heard a lot about the jazz bands that play here. We bought tickets online for the 10 pm show for $30 because the 8:30 sold out. They said doors open at 9 am and to buy tickets in advance. We got there at 10...More

Thank Arch L
Reviewed 15 April 2018

This is the place were exceptional live jazz performances meets enjoyable food offerings named after famous jazz artists. They have a very easy to use web site that clearly answers any questions. I no longer live in the area (1200 mikes away} but this place...More

Thank hobiewk
Reviewed 3 January 2018

First time at Chris' Jazz Club. Expected mediocre bar food and overpriced swill. Were we surprised! Specials were well thought out and well prepared. The highlight for me was the rock bass on a bed of sauteed jicame. It was done perfectly. The mixed drinks...More

1  Thank David G
Reviewed 7 December 2017

We went here after dinner in Philadelphia & very much enjoyed the music. The drinks however, we had both ordered different wines & were fairly certain 1 was old and the other a different wine than we had ordered. We were only having the one...More

1  Thank mjadejosephs
Reviewed 11 July 2017

When I visit Philly, always come and listen to nice jazz here. Location and atmosphere are perfect just in heart of the city.

1  Thank kanyah2015
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

This weekend, friends and I attended the early show for Joanna Pascale at Chris' Jazz Cafe. Ms. Pascale and the musicians were excellent. They are gifted musicians who showcase their craft well and we thoroughly enjoyed the show. We had great seats right in front...More

1  Thank Adrienne B
Reviewed 25 April 2017

It is remarkable that the stage could fit a complete big band, but there seemed to be room. The South Philly Jazz Band is a quality ensemble. The food at the Cafe may be a little adventurous for me. Alyson talked me into trying the...More

1  Thank TomM1951
Reviewed 8 March 2017

This was my first visit here and the music was great. The place is nice and intimate. Make sure you order tickets ahead of time so you do not have to wait in line to see if seats become available. Now, as for the food,...More

1  Thank dlculbreath
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Love Chris' Jazz Cafe..been coming here for years. It is one of my go to places for a cool date night...live music...good food...Great Combo!! This visit was on a Friday Night...Got tix online for band $15/Cover...not bad for jazz quartet. We had 8:00 PM reservatiin...luckily...More

1  Thank PhillyShaney
Reviewed 14 February 2017 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...More

2  Thank shuytza
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No. Just normal clothes you would wear when going out to dinner in the city. Men aren't required to wear suits and ties.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1421 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19102-3004
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Centre West
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-568-3131
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