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Reservoir Lounge

52 Wellington St. E, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1C8, Canada
+1 416-955-0887
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Jazzy Night with the Gals!

This was the best jazzy night I have ever experienced! The Reservoir Lounge is an intimate basement... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rachenda R
Port of Spain, Trinidad
Let the music begin

I really enjoy the place. Got there around 9:30 on Saturday night. The place was full but because... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
Olya S
Toronto, Canada
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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible9%
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52 Wellington St. E, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1C8, Canada
+1 416-955-0887
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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
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
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
Reviewed 20 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
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
Reviewed 28 August 2017

This is a must visit club for any music fans. Watched The Digs do their stuff and they were great. Didn't eat here but drinks were reasonably priced and service was good.

Thank sitaylor1
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

What an awesome experience this lounge provides! Great service, great music, tasty food & drinks, and an awesome atmosphere! (At least it was for my wife and I) The entire staff is super sweet and take interest in all their customers. As soon as we...More

Thank MiracuLYSS
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Let me start off by saying that I had an absolutely fabulous time here the other night. Came here with about 7-8 friends on a Friday night around 9:30. Cover is $10 (cash only heads up). The place was busy but somehow they were able...More

Thank ilovedgreece
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

The night at this joint was one of the best times I have ever had. Got there at about 11:00 on a Friday nite with a bunch of my girlfriends. The band was belting out wicked motown and jazz and the place was jumping. If...More

Thank Hess C
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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Bill C
2 April 2017|
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Response from Boni R | Reviewed this property |
No real 'dress code' you can dress up or go casual, I was casual tonight...dark denim jeans with a casual top.
Fatemah Z
23 September 2015|
Response from scrim1112 | Reviewed this property |
Not really
13 September 2015|
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