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Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill

1254 MacKay (Sainte Catherine), Montreal, Quebec H3G-2H4, Canada (Ville-Marie)
514 931-6808
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Ranked #229 of 4,316 restaurants in Montreal
Cuisines: Tapas, Continental, Grill
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Ville-Marie
Description: The Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill is a blend of unique concepts. We blend great live jazz, tasty food and friendly service in an intimate atmosphere. Our goal is to provide you with a unique and memorable montreal experience.
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80% Recommend
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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

For a place that claims to encourage, promote and lift up jazz artists, should be less profit oriented. The place is almost impossible to cross without bumping into someone or something, tables everywhere you can imagine. While you are eating your own food, you can smell the food from two other tables; even if you whisper, those two other tables... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Food was great but the atmosphere was even better. We went for the jazz on a Friday night and it was fantastic! Wonderful people and the staff at Upstairs are friendly and really seem to enjoy being there as much as the patrons. We didn't make a reservation but if we had gotten there much later we probably would have... More

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Porto Alegre
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I went there to see Tevet Sela Jazz Quartet and drink some beer. Upstairs has a cool atmosphere, nice and kind people to support you. The concert was great, even crowded. Suggest you to arrive early in order to choose a table close to the stage. No negatives.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We went to see Dorothée Berryman on valentines day. She put on a great show! This was the first time we have been to the Upstairs club. The atmosphere is fantastic, it's a small intimate setting that is perfect for a jazz club. The meal was incredible. Octopus salad to start was great - highly recommend that you try it.... More

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Tehran, Iran
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

it's a nice and good place and they have show at night specially if you like jazz music it's amazing, but you have wait about 15 mins to find a place.

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Boston, Massachusetts
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

We only caught a few minutes of the final performance (set) but were very impressed. (I am from the south side of chicago and have heard my share of awesome blues/ jazz). The waitress PIMZ was super helpful.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Love the Upstairs Jazz Club. Used to study here in the afternoon while attending Concordia University. Always try to come down with local friends and out of town friends who appreciate Jazz. More Cuban Jazz nights please

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31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

we like to try out different jazz venues whilst on holidays abroad and this venue didn't disappoint. it was a blues night and the band were reasonable and the food was good. I can't help but feel it must have been a little frustrating for the musicians to have a number of tables nattering away whilst they were performing..... not... More

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Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Went here last week for my wife's B'Day, just the 2 of us. We had a great meal, wine and the music was super as well. Crowded as in the tables close together and also with people, no empty seats and this was a Sunday night, but it only adds to the atmosphere. It has a great location downtown. No... More

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Marianne L, Public Relations at Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive comments. Hope to see you again in the future. More

Baltimore, Maryland
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

My girlfriend and I visited here on our first trip to Montreal because of its location and regular jazz. Recommendations are an absolute must, we stopped by on Friday night at about 5pm and were lucky enough to get the last 2 seats at the bar for that nights show. We chose to eat there, so we arrived about an... More

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