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Great date night spot

Great music, friendly staff and good food makes for a perfect combination for a date night in... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
annestarb
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Montreal, Canada
Great Music & Food

Quaint place in the heart of downtown. Terrific service, food was delicious and the music was... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
SavvyAndrea
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Canada
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Reviewed 18 August 2018

Great music, friendly staff and good food makes for a perfect combination for a date night in Montreal. We had a blast and will be back again soon!

Thank annestarb
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Quaint place in the heart of downtown. Terrific service, food was delicious and the music was great/entertaining. I highly recommend it for lunch or dinner.

Thank SavvyAndrea
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

We loved this restaurant! We didn’t make a reservation, which is recommended because of the nature of the small space and live music, but the waiter still went out of his way to find us a table. We sat on the back terrasse so we...More

Thank izzyzwicker
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

I have been to Upstairs many times ,solo and with friends and family and never once been disappointed. If I was a resident of Montreal I would be a permanent bar fly at this establishment,every time I make it to Montreal it is my place...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2018

You don't talk while the band is playing--this is a serious place for jazz. And the band was certainly worth listening to. They started promptly at 8:30 pm, played for about 50 minutes and then took a "short break"--for an hour. It is a dark,...More

Thank Reslysten54
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Food was very good, ambiance was cozy. Service very good. But the amazing happening was the singer, Sacha!

Thank Dec D
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

A very pleasant meal at this little jazz club was followed by a wonderful concert by a very talented Diane Nalini. My husband and I shared the prosciutto/Parmesan starter. His burger and fries was tasty and my seafood casserola del mariscos was a great assortment...More

Thank KarJoC
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

We came for lunch and both had salads and both were delicious and very affordable. We sat on the front terrace, which was nice and our waitress Marielle was excellent, very helpful, attentive and friendly. We'll definitely come back night time for a jazz show.

Thank Bev A
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Was a little skeptical entering as it is sub-street level, a little dark and tables are crowded, but once we settled in we had an awesome time. The band was really good (Fuel Junkies) - 3 sax players in the band absolutely killed it. Food...More

Thank mikemughetto
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Small venue, a little cramped, and there can be a wait to get a table or stool. But the music, acoustics and service are excellent.

Thank T7215EZbarry
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Marywhotravels
23 July 2016|
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Response from SiSi17 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Marywhotravels, It usually starts around 8 pm but they like clientele to arrive at least 20 min in advance. You can look up all the info about bands playing on the upstairs jazz bar & grill site. Definitely worth the... More
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Amanda A
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Response from GerryWAmherst_MA | Reviewed this property |
I agree it would be best to call
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AmandaDRaleigh_NC
23 May 2015|
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Response from GerryWAmherst_MA | Reviewed this property |
We went there as part of the Montreal Jazz Festival to see a well known pianist, so yes, reservations were a must that night. We went early and got a really good table, had dinner first. It was fabulous. The concert I mean... More
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