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Reservoir Lounge

52 Wellington St. E, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1C8, Canada
+1 416-955-0887
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Consistently Great

One of my favourite places for evening entertainment in Toronto. Music is always good as is the... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2017
via mobile
Great Jazz

Met friends here for drinks and dinner and had a great time. Awesome atmosphere, great music... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
Toronto, ON
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This perennial favorite is a modern-day speakeasy. The cramped space -- it seats only 100 -- is below street level, yet feels intimate rather than claustrophobic. Live jazz, whether Dixieland, New Orleans, or swing, belts out 6 nights a week. The epicenter for the swing dance craze in Toronto, this is still the place to watch glam hepcats groove.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible9%
3 Mar 2017
“Jazz Gem”
17 Feb 2017
“Fantastic music !”
52 Wellington St. E, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1C8, Canada
+1 416-955-0887
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Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

One of my favourite places for evening entertainment in Toronto. Music is always good as is the service. Great date night. Excellent cocktails. Make a reservation and go for dinner if you want a table for the evening. Intimate. Depending on the night great for...More

Thank Tlitz77
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Met friends here for drinks and dinner and had a great time. Awesome atmosphere, great music, great drink selection and good food. A great night out!

Thank McGras_Family
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

We went for late Friday night cocktails, but am looking forward to going back for dinner... I like that there's different bands different nights in rotation. The cover was only $10.... a deal for live music! The place is underground and not one you'd likely...More

Thank PaigeYYZ
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Went to listen to jazz and enjoy a night out. Tried the charcuterie board and it left something to be desired. This was like throwing food I could find at No Frills onto a platter and charging $35. It was so uninteresting that I ordered...More

1  Thank Mapleglow
Reviewed 3 March 2017

When you enter the venue which is below street level, you feel that you have been transported to a dimension when jazz was king. Tables are adorned with white table cloths and candles that set the mood. We were seated at a table that had...More

Thank mrscolnik
Reviewed 17 February 2017

I went there recently for a large party. I was not familiar with this place and was impressed with the overall vibe and music of this place. It is so eclectic - everyone fits in. Our waitress Violet was super attentive. Food was good.

1  Thank Profmomwithgirls
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This place has an interesting vibe and a cool atmosphere, but is very small. There isn't a lot of room to stand, or move, and I was elbowed several times in the shoulders by bar backs and bus boys. I know they have a job...More

1  Thank VacationJess
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Some people will not be interested in my big long rant, so I will keep it simple for those who do not want to keep reading - I have never been treated so rudely and chastised in a service establishment in my whole life as...More

7  Thank ashleyantoniuk
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The food is tapas so alright the music wonderful.unfortunately we were seated next to the stage.when the music starts all the people get up and band in to while your seated and they don't consider your personal space.i complained to the management and they said...More

1  Thank scrim1112
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

I was really surprised by this place; didn't know they still existed. Great drinks and a nice selection of starters, Tapas, Pizzas and Sandwiches. It also carried a band and played really cool and soothing jazz music. It wasn't a restaurant of such and the...More

Thank 155019Michael
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination
for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip
and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with
a strong student influence from the Ryerson University
Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in
flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities,
with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to
Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of
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Bill C
1 April 2017|
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Response from Boni R | Reviewed this property |
No real 'dress code' you can dress up or go casual, I was casual tonight...dark denim jeans with a casual top.
Fatemah Z
23 September 2015|
Response from scrim1112 | Reviewed this property |
Not really
12 September 2015|
Response from Bfordtraveller | Reviewed this property |
Sorry it's past Saturday....To your question, weekends are busy as you can appreciate. If you are there by 8p.m. you will have no trouble getting a seat or a table, or better yet reserve your spot in advance. if you come... More