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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 #173 of 4,588 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Tapas, Continental, Grill
Neighborhood: Ville-Marie
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We arrived here for our first meal in Montreal. We wanted a nice lounge-like place with great music and we found it. The music was fantastic on the night. The food was good, not great. We were there early so we had a few drinks and the Sangria was definitely more ice than liquid. Still, a great place to hang... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

We decided at the last minute to catch the first set on a Saturday night. We did not have a reservation but we walked in at just the right moment and were seated. The music was spectacular. I highly recommend this spot. The food was great. Next time we visit I now know to definitely make a reservation.

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Ottawa, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I go to Upstairs jazz club almost every time I visit Montreal. I gp tp their website and check out who will be playing. Often I've never heard of the band or musicians but there will typically be a link to a video and I can get a sense of whether or not its my style. The management brings in... More 

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Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We stopped in based on a recommendation and being in the area and were excited for some Live Jazz music and a late(10pm) dinner and drinks. We arrived not much before 10pm, and snagged one of the last tables, a banquet in the back, far from the stage but a silver lining in that it was a bit less loud,... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Cozy, intimate club. Very nice people serving. Food was much better than expected (I read too many trip advisor reviews beforehand and wasn't expecting much from the food.) Food really was excellent!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Looking for a casual, unpretentious blues/jazz bar for drinks or dinner while in Montreal? Look no further and delve into this comfy street level bar, sit back, relax and enjoy the consistently great entertainment that is offered nightly! We returned 3 times and will make it a ritual on future visits to montreal!

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217 reviews 217 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

we saw a Brazillian jazz artist at the 9:15 show on a Tuesday night. We loved that it was actually downstairs in this stone carriage house and we had a nice table. We ordered dessert which we saw our neighbors having which was delicious. The profiteroles, the creme brulee were terrific. had a nice glass of wine and some drinks.... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My wife and I went to Montreal for our 1 year wedding anniversary and we always wanted to go to a Jazz club. After searching trip advisor we found this little gem. We made reservations a week in advance for the Saturday show. We made them an hour before the show began so we could eat and relax before the... More 

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Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We were eager to experience the Montreal jazz scene and decided to hit the Upstairs for some music and eats. There are a few tables outside the door that lead to steps bringing you downstairs (thus explaining the upside down sign). The interior reminded us of a smaller version of Jules Bistro in the East Village of NYC: laid back,... More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Wonderful, intimate jazz club, which serves good food. We went along without a reservation on a Wednesday night & were lucky enough to get the last table. Great musicians, very relaxed & friendly. Excellent & discrete service, which does not spoil your enjoyment of the music. We were only in Montreal for 1 night, I am so pleased we chose... More 

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Address: 1254 MacKay (Sainte Catherine), Montreal, Quebec H3G-2H4, Canada
Phone Number: 514 931-6808
Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Ville-Marie
Cuisine: Tapas, Continental, Grill

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