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Chris' Jazz Cafe

) #601 of 3,609 Restaurants in Philadelphia €€ - €€€ American, Steakhouse,
1421 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19102-3004
+1 215-568-3131
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible12%
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American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
€€ - €€€
1421 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19102-3004
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1 - 10 of 84 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This weekend, friends and I attended the early show for Joanna Pascale at Chris' Jazz Cafe. Ms. Pascale and the musicians were excellent. They are gifted musicians who showcase their craft well and we thoroughly enjoyed the show. We had great seats right in front...More

Thank Adrienne B
Reviewed 25 April 2017

It is remarkable that the stage could fit a complete big band, but there seemed to be room. The South Philly Jazz Band is a quality ensemble. The food at the Cafe may be a little adventurous for me. Alyson talked me into trying the...More

Thank TomM1951
Reviewed 8 March 2017

This was my first visit here and the music was great. The place is nice and intimate. Make sure you order tickets ahead of time so you do not have to wait in line to see if seats become available. Now, as for the food,...More

Thank dlculbreath
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Love Chris' Jazz Cafe..been coming here for years. It is one of my go to places for a cool date night...live music...good food...Great Combo!! This visit was on a Friday Night...Got tix online for band $15/Cover...not bad for jazz quartet. We had 8:00 PM reservatiin...luckily...More

Thank PhillyShaney
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were looking for something more interesting for our anniversary and found this. It was perfect. The service, the food, the band. I would definitely recommend it. Also, it's good to get there early (even 1h before the performance), so that during...More

1  Thank shuytza
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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Went there due to a recommendation. Looked like an average bar but was very nice once you get inside. The staff was very friendly and the food was excellent. I had shrimp and grits, my hubby had jambalaya. We were with another couple who had...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 31 December 2016

BBQ ribs and smashed potatoes are my favorite and its just the beginning of a adventure and enjoyable music, food , love and romance..... start the year off right check it out Thomas Paul says this is a 5 star see you soon...!!!!!!!!!

Thank thomas p
Reviewed 24 December 2016

It was a great experience, the food, the service, the greetings and the other people in the restaurant were all great. My first time visiting the business and to top it off we were entertained by "The trio of Drummer, Webb Thomas. Their were Christmas...More

Thank MLB52
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Great place to hang at night and catch come local and traveling musicians play jazz. The place sets a great vibe and the staff is really friendly

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Over the years, several Jazz clubs have come and gone in Philadelphia, but Chris' has withstood the test of time remarkably well! Excellent line up of musicians in the kind of cozy venue where Jazz was meant to be enjoyed!

Thank don l
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John M
Is there a dress code ?
13 March 2015|
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Response from nualaloula | Reviewed this property |
No. Just normal clothes you would wear when going out to dinner in the city. Men aren't required to wear suits and ties.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$23
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1421 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19102-3004
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighbourhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-568-3131
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