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Delicious food, great ambience

Even though we didn't have reservations, they did their best to seat us and to let us know if any... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Cosy Venue, Great Time

For our weekend away in Montreal I made reservations at this club. We wanted to see the phenomenal... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1254 Rue MacKay, Montreal, Quebec H3G 2H4, Canada
Centre-Ville (Downtown)
+1 514-931-6808
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 26 January 2015

I'm so glad we found this place! Excellent jazz, great food and an amazing atmosphere. I love jazz clubs in New Orleans and if I didn't know any better, when I walked in the door, I felt like I had been transported to New Orleans....More

7  Thank PD W
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

Upstairs, one of my favorite places in Montreal, not only for the artists it presents, but also for its food and good atmosphere. For Saint Valentine they offered a set menu of $ 74.95 + tax and tips. I found it a bit expensive, but...More

5  Thank Matina28
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Even though we didn't have reservations, they did their best to seat us and to let us know if any cancellations. The food was amazing - delicious quesadilla and awesome shrimp. Tip - do make a reservation if you plan on seeing the 8pm show...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For our weekend away in Montreal I made reservations at this club. We wanted to see the phenomenal Angel Forrest Trio. That show was superb. We first had a very good supper before the show. Our female server was dynamite. Really attentive to my wife’s...More

1  Thank JimTaggartOttawa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was amazing. The music just as unbelievable as the food. I would go back in a heart beat.

Thank AlissaJ5
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Great music, friendly staff and good food makes for a perfect combination for a date night in Montreal. We had a blast and will be back again soon!

Thank annestarb
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Quaint place in the heart of downtown. Terrific service, food was delicious and the music was great/entertaining. I highly recommend it for lunch or dinner.

Thank SavvyAndrea
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

We loved this restaurant! We didn’t make a reservation, which is recommended because of the nature of the small space and live music, but the waiter still went out of his way to find us a table. We sat on the back terrasse so we...More

1  Thank izzyzwicker
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

I have been to Upstairs many times ,solo and with friends and family and never once been disappointed. If I was a resident of Montreal I would be a permanent bar fly at this establishment,every time I make it to Montreal it is my place...More

1  Thank nigle76
Reviewed 9 August 2018

You don't talk while the band is playing--this is a serious place for jazz. And the band was certainly worth listening to. They started promptly at 8:30 pm, played for about 50 minutes and then took a "short break"--for an hour. It is a dark,...More

Thank Reslysten54
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Food was very good, ambiance was cozy. Service very good. But the amazing happening was the singer, Sacha!

Thank Dec D
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

A very pleasant meal at this little jazz club was followed by a wonderful concert by a very talented Diane Nalini. My husband and I shared the prosciutto/Parmesan starter. His burger and fries was tasty and my seafood casserola del mariscos was a great assortment...More

Thank KarJoC
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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Montreal's towering skyline is concentrated in the
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commercialism. A suffusion of luxury hotels, flagship
stores, high-end restaurants, and corporate
headquarters characterize the neighborhood, which by
nightfall transforms from a business district into a
youth-culture hotspot, with hip bars, clubs, and
restaurants heavily peopled by students and young
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22 July 2016|
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Response from SiSi17 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Marywhotravels, It usually starts around 8 pm but they like clientele to arrive at least 20 min in advance. You can look up all the info about bands playing on the upstairs jazz bar & grill site. Definitely worth the... More
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10 July 2015|
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Response from GerryWAmherst_MA | Reviewed this property |
I agree it would be best to call
23 May 2015|
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Response from GerryWAmherst_MA | Reviewed this property |
We went there as part of the Montreal Jazz Festival to see a well known pianist, so yes, reservations were a must that night. We went early and got a really good table, had dinner first. It was fabulous. The concert I mean... More