The band we saw was just brilliant- Frankie's keeps such a high standard of performers. And the waitress we had was brilliant. A great evening out!
Frankie’s Jazz Club was wonderful. Excellent food, service and entertainment. There is a cover charge but it was worth it!
Excellent, as usual!! An unbeatable combination of tasty and well presented food, top notch service and the best music in town. Kudos to Riley and the hostess staff and the waiters and bartenders. Note to the chefs: please keep that yam soup around.......I could eat a bucketful.
Privlege to hear the Arntzen Bros. , in a Listening room with good food.
Note: left behind a small black remote control for a hearing aid on 2nd level table:; close to the door. if found, please call - 604-434-9857
Great for listening to some good jazz, food was good, service was great.
Wonderful music and friendly service.
We really enjoyed an incredible evening of fantastic jazz music. Really appreciated how respectful both the staff and patrons were with regard to being quiet enough to allow the music to be the focus. Musicians of that calibre deserve respect like that, and it makes for a unique experience - as we the audience shared a common bond: being moved by the music.
The food menu had a good variety to choose from, although more easily shareable appetizer plates would be nice. We shared the prawns but it got messy! ;) Wine list was great.
Will definitely go here again!
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We met at Frankie's Jazz Club in the evening to enjoy the music of Rumba Calzada. We did not eat this time, but shared some wine and had a truly memorable experience.
Great place to eat excellent food and listen to the best jazz from around the world as well as top local musicians.
Frankie’s Jazz Club presents world-class jazz (and sometimes Latin and world-music), a listening environment, delicious food (like the mushroom risotto we enjoyed), fantastic service. Don’t hestitate to choose this live music venue Wed-Sun for your next date or cultural outing! Hostess Riley is super friendly, as was our server Erica and bartender Rylan.
Fine food, attentive and prompt service and the best jazz music in town is an unbeatable combination. I always enjoy going to Frankie's and return frequently.
Great night on Easter weekend.
Booked reservation through Open Table, but it wasn't clear there would be a $15 cover per person (looked like one charge per table reservation). We were happy with the entertainment but that cover charge sure adds up if you are also eating and drinking alcohol.
Overall food was great, service was ok considering how busy it was, and the music was impressive. We noticed the back half of the bar was very noisy and it was often hard to tune that out and enjoy the music. For sure avoid seating near the back if you really want to listen to the performance. If you want to just talk loudly with friends all night, this may not be your best choice.
This was our first time visiting Frankie's and we were very happy with this new find! The very knowledgeable and helpful servers, menu /wine options and great tasting food will definitely make us visit again during our next trip to Vancouver!
Even during a special, CBC/Juno recording event, the staff at Frankie’s managed to do their usual excellent job. And the jazz and the recording were great too.
The live music was fabulous, the food was decent. The service was fairly good but she brought us wine that was off, a wrong meal, and brought our change back 15 minutes later. Otherwise she was pleasant and sorted out the issues for us.
A lovely intimate spot. They have a noise policy that they take seriously once the band starts. It makes for an enjoyable musical evening. The service was great and the food fantastic. We had calamari and veal parmigiana huge portion size and delicious. Great overall experience.
it was great and we appreciated the effort to cater to vegan guests
Frankie's consistently serves up excellent live jazz performances at a reasonable price with focus on the music - no loud crowds keeping you from enjoying what you came for.
Great dining atmosphere with good menu. Service is very friendly. Great place to grab a bite and enjoy live jazz and world music on their stage later that evening. Best jazz bar in the city.
Full disclosure: I'm a regular, but this is my very first review. I've been coming to this place since it started presenting live jazz music in 2015. I love jazz music, but I wouldn't keep coming back and keep gushing about this venue only for the music. The staff is also a large part of the equation.
It's a very personal experience for me, from the hostess to the bartender. An outgoing bartender (as in moving away) took the time to bring her replacement over to shake my hand and get acquainted with me. This is a very personal touch and shows they care. I will never forget this.
Live music has a good home in Frankie's, just be prepared to keep quiet and listen.
Nice little Jazz Restaurant. Would have been nice to know there was a $20/person cover though before the bill came.
I had the chicken linguine. The chicken was not fresh and it was tough. The sauce was very good. Two other people at my table had gnocci with bolognese sauce - both said the gnocci was not very good - it was not freshly made but the sauce was good. The fourth person at my table had lasagna and said it was good. The music was very good. Also, I wish you had happy hour back - I enjoyed going to it.
As usual we shared a meal, our favourite is the salt & pepper wings and fries. Coupled with a beer, good.
The entertainment is what we are there for, and it did not disappoint. The Dylan Cramer Trio was right on
top of their game tonight.
Great food, great service and the best music in town!! Highly enjoyable.
Good service. Good food. Good music. Good times! We loved our waiter, very friendly personable and attentive
The music was great abd the food was pleasantly good as well. So we are going back next weekend with a friend from San Francisco.
We had a wonderful evening. Great music, service and food. We will return.
Loved BLACK GARDENIA please bring them back! So glad it was suggested to not chatter thru their performance. Food was good too!
A really excellent place to enjoy great jazz and wonderful food. Superlative service from the door staff to the bar staff. All top notch! Vancouver is very lucky to have this club.
Great food. Great service and the show was awesome! Had a lot of fun. Would definately go back :)
The food was amazing. Great atmosphere with live music and friendly staff, but note that it is discouraged to talk while the musicians perform, so it may not be the best place for catching up with friends. I would recommend getting there early if you plan on chatting, but otherwise I will definitely be back!
Great atmosphere and great music! Cozy, casual and a great night out!
First time at Frankie's. I'd heard such a lot about it so perhaps my expectations were too high. The pasta and meatballs were only fair and the bread unimpressive. $20 cover per person for the music seemed a bit excessive. I've been in enough jazz bats to know that the cover is often waived if you done and drink. Was it good? It was okay. Was it $120 good? Not nearly.
I was by myself this evening and had to wait a few minutes past my reservation because they had just had a large group before. The table I had was great for viewing and hearing the music and the service and food was excellent. The no talking policy when the music is on is a great
asset to music lovers.The best place for live jazz in Vancouver!
I like this restaurant. It's hard to find a restaurant where a "single" diner can feel comfortable and not conspicuous.
The food was delicious, great jazz music! We both appreciate it very much that the restaurant has a silence policy during the performance of the musicians.
We definitely come back!
Underwhelming food for the price.