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“Great place to hear and see live jazz!”
Review of Steamers Jazz Club - CLOSED

Steamers Jazz Club
Cuisines: Cafe
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed October 3, 2010

Whenever I travel to Orange County for business, I always make it a point to visit Steamers. By far, it is the best place for live jazz in Orange County.

When you find the place, it does not look like much as it a one of a row of storefronts. When you come in you see that it is a long narrow room with the stage in the right back corner. There is a long bar to you left as you walk in and then a few rows of tables opposite the stage. The rest of the tables are along the wall opposite the bar.

Make it a point to make a reservation as that gets you a better chance to sit opposite the stage and a closer view to the action. Do not be surprised about possibly sharing a table with others, but that is half the fun of coming here is that you meet other people that are there just for the music.

Terence Love, the owner, does a terrific job of booking great artists to perform there. Several of them have recorded live CDs while performing there. I have a few of those CDs and it is a treat to see those same artists performing there again and again.

The food is good. My favorite is the cajun gumbo. There is a decent selection of beers available as well. (Gotta have an Anchor Steam while at Steamers!)

This is a real live jazz club with everyone there to hear the music and watch the great musicians.

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Reviewed March 16, 2009

You come here for the great straight-ahead Jazz, not for the food or drinks. Service is really slow, the food comes out lukewarm, but the Jazz is HOT. You need reservations, and will probably share a table with fellow jazz fans, but that adds to the experience. Very cool group.

Thank goodness we have this place, it saves us from going to LA.

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Reviewed June 11, 2008

Great atmosphere, their salads and desserts are awesome!

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Reviewed March 30, 2008

One of the very few places that you can go and watch many of the aspiring future greats at a price that doesn't break the bank.

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Pomona, CA
Reviewed January 26, 2008

Absolutely wonderful place whether it be by yourself relaxing having a drinkn or an espresso or hanging out with friends enjoying live jazz music performed every night! The place is fantastic.

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