Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.14mi
  2. Distance: 0.20mi
  3. Distance: 0.32mi
  4. Distance: 0.71mi
  1. Distance: 0.14mi
  2. Distance: 0.20mi
  3. Distance: 0.32mi
  4. Distance: 0.71mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.14mi
  2. Distance: 0.20mi
  3. Distance: 0.32mi
  4. Distance: 0.71mi
  1. Distance: 0.14mi
  2. Distance: 0.20mi
  3. Distance: 0.32mi
  4. Distance: 0.71mi

About Blue Martini Jazz Cafe

Relax, sit back, feel the flow of some of Vancouver’s finest musicians. Move to the rhythm of the room. We bring the flavor of fame to the menu, right from the Kitchen of our sister restaurant, Francesco’s Ristorante Italia. In the heart of Kitsilano, we’ve got the West Coast beach vibe with a modern twist of comfortable style. Just like jazz, we mix it up with the martinis and the menu, from Italy to New Orleans. Dress up, dress down, places to be, places to be seen and places to relax. Get intimate for two or invite your whole crew. Groups of friends or private parties, we are your host.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Cajun

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm;


Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 428-2691

Website:
http://www.bluemartinijazzcafe.com/

Entertainment:
http://www.bluemartinijazzcafe.com/musicevents

Parking Details:
Parking is available across the street at Kitsilano Beach

Public Transport:
Forth McDonald Route

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine

Blue Martini Jazz Cafe Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.2

Service

4.4

Ambience

4.6

Value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Live Music (9)
Good for a Date (7)
Bar Seating (7)
See All
Romance (6)
Fun (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Late-Night Find (5)
Neighbourhood Gem (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Cozy (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
People Watching (4)
Tapas (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Casual (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Group Bookings (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Authentic (1)
Great Beer (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Sort by
S
90 reviews
Loading Reviews ...
Food1
Ambience1
Service1
Value1

 
·Dined 3 days ago

I will not recommend this place for anyone. You can easily save your money and find a much better restaraunt to spend it on. The service is outrageously slow (I spent 3 hours at the restaraunt) and poor as well. It was clear that certain customers were recieving better treatment than others. Food was satisfactory at best.

Food4
Ambience5
Service3
Value3

 
·Dined 5 days ago

The food was okay however I found it quite annoying when the maitre d (or the owner) talked to us in a rude manner. He kind of treated us like a number when confirming our reservation. Although the music was amazing.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined 6 days ago

When visiting Vancouver this is a favourite spot to enjoy good live music and delicious food! The blue martinis are a treat and the lighting and ambiance provides the nicest local for a special date or to meet with friends💜

Tags: Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Fun, Cozy, Good for a Date, Live Music, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
Food2
Ambience3
Service1
Value1

 
·Dined on November 30, 2017

Very poor service and the food was disappointing. Dishes were not cleared from table and bill was not brought to the table. When I went to the front to pay I waited for several minutes before our server appeared and then he didn't know who I was after serving us at our table! I will not recommend dining at blue martini!

Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 29, 2017

We really enjoyed our dinner at Blue Martini. We were there on Tuesday night with the pasta night and it was a great deal and delicious too. The service was good and the ambience was excellent. The music was very enjoyable and added to alot to our evening. Overall, it was a great night out to Blue Martini! We are going back tomorrow night!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Tapas, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Fun, Cozy, Good for a Date, Authentic
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Loved the small plate/tapas sharing options. We had the filet mignon carpaccio, mussels vin blanc, bruschetta pomodoro and antipasto). It was a great way to pace the evening meal while enjoying the live music. There are all too few small live music venues like this around the city; happy to support the format

Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

What a great surprise! I haven't been to a jazz club since I was in Chicago and this place lived up to my expectations. Our waiter Carlos was nothing short of perfect. Pleasant, polite, happy and very knowledgeable of the menu. We all started with unique martinis which were all very tasty. I had the filet and it was cooked to perfection and very flavorful. The creme brulee is spectacular! The ambiance was wonderful and the music was out of this world Siobhan Walsh has an amazing voice! I can't wait to go back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 12, 2017

A great nite! The drinks and good were great! The entertainment was so nice - not too loud do we could still visit and enjoy each other as well as the music!
Third visit and we will be back!

Food3
Ambience5
Service3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Such a lovely place and good food!

Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Ambience was great! Music is fabulous! Service was impeccable! Food was very good but could’ve been a couple of degrees warmer.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Blue Martini has become 1 of my favourite dining spots .. food is consistently delicious & the music is very enjoyable. Great service & friendly staff. Will be back again :)

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Tapas, Special Occasion, Cozy
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Orlando)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Picked this venue because we wanted to have some jazz while in Vancouver. Staff was very friendly. since we had dinner, did not have to pay a cover charge for the music. small, intimate venue for music, well worth the trip. Menu a mixture of Italian and Louisiana style dishes, all prepared and served well.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Good for a Date, Cozy
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Amazing service, food and great ambience. Would definitely go back for the experience and the chocolate ganache cake!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 14, 2017

We had great food and attentive service. The Jazz music was engaging and well done.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Tapas, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Had a Great evening the Staff were very accommodating enjoy the Martini's and food
We went to the Restaurant because of it's Jazz Music reputation. They had a single musician not the Jazz that we expected but still had a wonderful evening and will certainly return on a Friday or Saturday for the Jazz.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Very nice venue and friendly staff.
Food is also good .Entertainment also enjoyable

Food4
Ambience4
Service2
Value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Service was slow, I ordered spaghetti and meatballs and the server brought me just 4 meatballs. I was told it shouldn't take very long for the order but ended up waiting another 15 minutes before the meal arrived and my daughters dinner was placed under heat lamp while we waited so we could eat together. The manager came by and said you ordered meatballs and I said no I ordered spaghetti, I didn't get an I'm sorry your order got mixed up instead I was made to feel I was the one who made the mistake.

Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 30, 2017

We were a group o 6 people celebrating a birthday. We arrived during happy hour and were almost the last to leave. The food was great and the music was excellent (although it wasn't Jazz music). We will be back for sure.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 29, 2017

I took my mom for a late mother's day dinner while she was in town and we went with two other friends - I had purchased the Groupon for a three course dinner for four. I had not heard of the restaurant until I saw the Groupon, which was fantastic value. I would definitely return to this restaurant! We thoroughly enjoyed the music, the martinis and every course was delicious (especially the Jack Daniels Peppercorn steak), as well as large portions. Our server was really attentive and personal; even though the restaurant was busy, we never felt forgotten at any moment.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options
Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 28, 2017

place is great. very elegant setup and decor. The Jazz was fantastic. food was very tasty. wine list was great and the service was very good and very friendly/ we will come again. thaks for a lovely evening we had this last Sunday night,

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Live Music
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Great food and music but music can be difficult to hear due to diners talking loudly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Their the specialty, the Blue Martini is wonderful. They have a great selection of cocktails. Love the jazz atmosphere.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Almost want to keep this place a secret lest it becomes too popular! Love the live jazz, staff are engaging and food is delightful.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Bar Seating, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Spicy, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Happy Hour
Food5
Ambience5
Service3
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Great place, good food, nice music, service is average.

Food4
Ambience4
Service3
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Birthday and trying out one neighbourhood restaurant.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on April 30, 2017

It was a birthday celebration, had an awesome time

Food2
Ambience3
Service2
Value1

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Food was okay. Jambalaya was a disappointing. Even though we stayed and spent a considerable amount on dinner, we were charged cover for a mediocre band. I told the waitress that I felt they should eliminate or at least lower the cover for those buying dinner or spending a certain amount. She asked me if I wanted to tell the manager. I agreed that I would be happy to speak to him. Her proceeded to argue with me and got very indignant. I told him it was a suggestion for the future and he got very rude. The waitress actually apologized for his behaviour. I would not go back largely due to his behaviour.

Food4
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on April 25, 2017

Good restaurant with okay food and good service. Music was a bit loud and definitely not jazz. Good deals during happy hour. Cool room with cool lighting 😎

Food4
Ambience5
Service3
Value5

vip
 (Savannah)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Good place, fun, nice atmosphere, good food.
Music was great, the only thing negative was that it was really loud and we couldn't talk to each other.
If they tuned it down a bit, I would definitely come back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Fun, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on April 18, 2017

Great ambience , amazing food and lovely service ! Thank you blue martini chef and staffs !

Tags: Live Music, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Awesome experience. Great menu and music.

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on April 9, 2017

It's quite a bit wait between appetizers and entrees. I guess because they're fairly busy, almost full house on a Sunday night.
Overall, we'd a great time!

Food4
Ambience3
Service5
Value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Sunday Jazz Jam from 6-9 pm is awesome. The food was good and we were well served. Lighting is a bit dark, you shouldn't need your pho e to read the menu.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Great food, great ambience, great service, great music! A nice change from our usual dining routine and enjoyed the music (Spectrum) plus the night club ambience . Would definitely return for another date night!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Live Music, Comfort Food
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Portland)·Dined on March 29, 2017

Incredible spot. Atmosphere and food both superb. For the quality of food the prices were more than fair.

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 25, 2017

An upscale gem in Kits. Cosy but intimate. Wonderful ambience. Loved the blue lighting but tables lit well enough to not have to struggle reading the menu.
Mussels appy was delicious & the lemon chicken with capers, outstanding as was the creme brulee. One of the best we've had anywhere! Service was friendly & attentive. Great live music & dancing means we'll be returning on a regular basis!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Cozy
Food1
Ambience2
Service1
Value1

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 23, 2017

We visited late night.
Servers didnt introduce table right away, so we waited few minutes.
We ordered tiramisu and cream brulee.
I found a hair in tiramisu. It was so bad.
We said that problem to our server.
However, she didnt say any sorry and just took it.
We are upset. we told to manager. but his attitude is also not good. Anyway, we didnt pay about tiramisu.
Im so disappointed.
Additionally, music is not jazz. its like a country songs. Its diffrent to my expectation. but pretty good mood.

Food5
Ambience5
Service3
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 23, 2017

We had a great time my meal was excellent. I would certainly return.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 14, 2017

My date said she has never had a better date in her life.

Tags: Cozy, Late-night Find, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Live Music, Waterfront, Casual, Healthy, Comfort Food
Food3
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Very good service, food wasn't great, steak was tougher than expected but it's a good change as you don't get a live band most places. Prices without groupon are quite high, $10 cover charge and $39 for a 8 oz steak that isn't tender with 2 prawns.

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.