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Chris' Jazz Cafe

Neighbourhood: City Center West
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Address: 1421 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA
Phone Number:
+1 215-568-3131
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Mon 00:00 - 02:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 17:00 - 00:00

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Always a Good Time

The only way we could have had a better table to enjoy the Orrin Evans Trio with Kevin Eubanks would have been to join the band. Good food and service rounded out a truly... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2017
St. Michaels, Maryland
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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

First night in town, looking for a spot within walking distance in Center City for a couple of drinks, maybe some music. Found Chris' and decided to give it a try. Knew nothing about it. Sometimes, you're just lucky. We got two seats at the bar, without a very good view of the four-piece jazz band playing on the stage... More 

2 Thank Mark K
Yorktown, Virginia
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Went there for a 7 jazz show n a drink. Cramped area near stage and near kitchen service door... music was ok at best but Pianist was great, hard to hear singers voice. My girls coke was flat so I asked for a fresh one, didn't realize $5 per soda... Not sure on food, not the best experience

1 Thank onestopchip
St. Michaels, Maryland
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56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

The only way we could have had a better table to enjoy the Orrin Evans Trio with Kevin Eubanks would have been to join the band. Good food and service rounded out a truly enjoyable evening. The intimate club is always a good bet for live music in Center City. Eubanks is an amazing artist who pulls more music out... More 

1 Thank Tusitalatale
Wilmington, Delaware
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131 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

With the decline of the iconic Ortlieb's, and the dearth of venues at which to hear live music, Chris' Jazz Café has emerged as the premier place in Philly to hear live jazz. Fortunately, this title does not come just by default...check their monthly lineup, and you're sure to find some national acts among the well-chosen local talent. For a... More 

Thank Anthony R
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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390 reviews
110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

We went to hear the jazz were not disappointed. Good quartet who played for a solid 1 1/2 hours We made reservations for a Thursday night but there were plenty of walk-ins too. The place is quite nice inside with good service and an interesting menu. We had already eaten so just had drinks but friends ate dessert and were... More 

1 Thank Susan S
big apple
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74 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Sadly this wonderful venue allows boisterous drunks into the same space where serious art it being created. So if you go for the music, sit as close to the stage as possible. PS. I don't think this is management's fault. Rather it's that the club would not survive if it had to count only on true jazz fans.

Thank jazzafcionado
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

One of the greatest jazz restaurant's I've ever been to. I had a Cajun rice with seafood which was terrific. And the music, the music was great, the pianist leading the band was both talented and nice. A must go.

Thank Bruno_E_B_Araujo
Collingswood, New Jersey
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Chris's Jazz Cafe is one of the hottest places around to go and listen to live jazz music in the city of Philadelphia and it's surrounding area. Offering menu options, and options just to come and see the artists perform are both readily available. You choose whether or not you want to dine there or just come for the show.... More 

1 Thank Carol K
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

Celebrated my birthday by seeing Ravi Coltrane at Chris' with my wife and two teenage kids - our first time there. We all had a fantastic time. This club has wonderful warm acoustics and the sound was excellent. Mr. Coltrane's performance was top notch. Pricing was what I would expect to pay to see top talent in a classy, upscale... More 

Thank Travis210
New Providence, New Jersey
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1,033 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

We went in and were told we could pay $20 and sit at a table in front of the live band or sit in the back, bar area and watch it on the monitors for no charge. Five of us heard him say this. We picked the latter option because we were going to order some food and wanted to... More 

1 Thank Ramadama

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