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Chris' Jazz Cafe

1421 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19102-3004
+1 215-568-3131
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible11%
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“jambalaya” (3 reviews)
“salad” (4 reviews)
“jazz clubs” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
1421 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19102-3004
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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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

1  Thank shuytza
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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...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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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John M
13 March 2015|
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Response from nualaloula | Reviewed this property |
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
Bar Scene, Romantic
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 Center West
  • Neighbourhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-568-3131
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