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House of Jazz

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Address: 2060 rue Aylmer, Montreal, Quebec H3A 2E3, Canada
Phone Number: (514) 842-8656
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Good show but food average

I think this place is great if you wish to go and see a live jazz show. The drinks are good but unfortunately the food is average. But still I would recommend it for an evening... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Frazoo
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Montreal, Canada
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I spent a delightful evening, good food, good music, great ambiance! The House of Jazz has it all! The decor is fascinating, eclectic, interesting and worldly. Very welcoming and exciting. We enjoyed an excellent meal and drinks while being entertained by first a very good pianist and then an excellent trio. The very soulful young man, Mellow... More 

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Thank Claire W
Potomac, Maryland
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was a Jazz Orchestra on the evening we attended. All of the musicians were very, very good. They played a variety of jazz compositions and the audience seemed to be a combination of "regulars" and out of town visitors. There was a samll cover charge but the drinks were priced like any other we went to in Montreal. It... More 

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Thank KCHinson
Montreal
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think this place is great if you wish to go and see a live jazz show. The drinks are good but unfortunately the food is average. But still I would recommend it for an evening out with friends. You must know the clientele is mid-50 to 60, not a young crowd.

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Thank Frazoo
Montreal, Canada
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are montrealers and enjoy good food. We were at this restaurant for a dinner and show. My husband had the jambalaya... it was made of the cheapest ingredients, microscopic shrimps, dried up sausage, dried rice, 4 tiny mussels dry dry dry dry!!!!! unfit for humane consumption. Along with the waitress who kept on arguing with us!!! the service was... More 

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Thank Josee_mtl
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a friend's birthday party. There is a 10$ cover charge per person for the live show. It might not sound like a lot but it adds up. The food is regular (nothing really to brag about) but on the pricy side. The signature cocktails were good. We had a chicken wing entree (it was 5 wings) and... More 

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Thank Jorge M
Issaquah, Washington
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Had a really enjoyable evening here at the House of Jazz. We enjoyed the instrumental trio when we arrived and then the "headliner" came on later who was also good. The food was wonderful and service was good. The servers are sometimes hard to catch and it's hard to hear what they are saying due to the music. My only... More 

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Thank travelgal5631
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123 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Dropping in for a quick bite, we were surprised by the historical looking decor inside. It was the first time I had seen veal shank on a menu, and it turned out to be delightfully tasty and tender, braised to perfection and adorned with a ball of mashed potato and some asparagus. From about 19:30 a four-piece live band joined... More 

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Thank alanayu
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37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

I guess if you want to fly to Montreal to hear a (albeit tight) band playing a Motown medley, then this is your place. Cynicism aside, small place, lively, fun magician who goes around to tables. Just super touristy.

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Thank daniel N
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31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

I was in town for a couple of days and stopped in during the evening. Obviously this place is a mecca for jazz in Canada but I was also pleasantly surprised with how good my burger was. Went very nicely with a cold pint and though I haven't been back to Montréal since, I will definitely pop in the next... More 

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Thank Matt F
Montreal, Canada
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

the House of Jazz was beautiful inside. The entertainment was amazing, both the jazz and blues music were great. We loved it. The service was good too, very friendly, but the food was horrible. Cold, stale, and very poor for what we paid for. We (2 people), paid $220.00 for stale and hard salmon and smelly chicken. Like I said... More 

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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Montreal's towering skyline is concentrated in the Downtown area, its nexus of commerce and 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 professionals. The once-seat of millionaire's 'Golden Square Mile', an incongruity of stately mansions and dapper brownstones sit between glass skyscrapers, creating a visually lush urban landscape. Beneath the sidewalks lay the Underground City, the world's largest below-ground mall, a labyrinth of over 1,500 shops and eateries that echo the profusion of cafes, gallerias, cinemas, and fashion outlets above. From the scholarly array at McGill University to the carousing crowds of Rue Crescent, visit Downtown to shop by day for what you'll wear there by night.