Frankie's Jazz Club

4.6
575 reviews
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  • Live Music
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Welcome to Frankie's Italian Kitchen & Bar-the perfect place to relax with friends & family while enjoying a glass of wine with our authentic, house-made Italian cuisine. We are also proud to introduce Frankie's Jazz Club! Featured in DownBeat Magazine's "Great Jazz Venues of 2016", our jazz club serves an exceptional calibre of both local and international musicians along with our authentic Italian fare.
What 575 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.6
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4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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VL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My first time there, my birthday, and the only downside was that my husband wanted to leave at half time because “it’s past my bedtime” .... men! Grrr!

Btw I refused to leave and he hung on til the end. I was paying! 😆

R
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Service was very good. Very friendly staff! Food was surprisingly good Italian fare. Music was great. There are a few table with a limited view of the performers so reserve early

ST
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and excellent ambience. Live jazz and Italian food like mamma made

MN
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great live music and attentive service along with good food

JF
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We came to Frankie's Jazz Club as we have many times before because we knew the jazz would be excellent, the atmosphere cozy and the food and drinks are good. On this occasion wo le were intrigued by the promotion for Van Django and when we listened to the group play we were amazed and entertained. Their music is clever and they are a delight in performance. You can't beat Frankie's for the combination of jazz and drinks, plus food. We will certainly be back.

BC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time at Frankie's but we loved the place and the music was great! We sat at a back of the room table but the sound was great. Recommend to all my friends.

KE
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

It’s all about the music, but the food is great, too!

e
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Frankie’s came through once again. The staff was stellar, the quality of the sound fine, the music excellent. I wouldn’t have changed a thing.

LM
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Pricey but well worth it. Spectacular food and the service was amazing. Jazz should start earlier. Thanks for a great birthday Lesley

S
Vancouver
90 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Love Frankie’s, best Jazz Venue in Vancouver. The food is always consistent, we have yet to have a bad meal. We usually have the wings as a starter then
branch out from there. A favourite is the Tomato & Burrata Salad. All the sandwiches are excellent and you cannot go wrong with Spaghetti & Meatballs. Love
those meatballs

U
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great music. Nice room, friendly service, will definitely seek it out again.

A
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

My friend and I were down to toast his birthday and to hear Cory play his jazz hero Hank Mobley.
Glad we were given the server we did as her service is awesome considering she oversaw most of the tables in the place. When I made mention it was my buddy's birthday, she was kind to place a candle on our Affogato after dinner. I also like the artwork on the one wall in Frankie's...all about the hands. Although, I cannot get down as often as I would like here, it is encouraging to know that when I return the service and food and music will be just as appetizing. Molte Grazie Frankie's.

P
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My favorite place for special and non special occasion.

R
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience at Frankie’s!

MM
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Tia Brazda was amazing and Frankie's staff was fantastic!

DM
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Terrific. Tia Brazda was great as usual. Service was really good. Will be back soon.

RP
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great jazz club, intimate, good food, wonderful staff, excellent music. I highly recommend Frankie’s!

CH
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Outstanding venue for live jazz and great menu. Highly recommended!

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

The food was really bad. I asked for a Chicken Marsala and they served a Rotisserie Chicken with a little bit of sauce on top. The server did not find an explanation for this.
The music and show was very well but the food was terrible.

D
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

The concert was very pricy for the quality of the show (singer trying to sing in french, but she really needs more practice) we had to return the mussels because they smelled foul, and the bill turned out 150$ for 1 main course and 2 drinks each. Not great value for money

MI
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We also attended Wednesday 7.17.19. All the superlatives mentioned for the 19th with Mr. BOOGIE WOOGIE apply to local faculty and students who performed staight ahead jazz.

KK
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

I think the no talking rule is a bit much. As a musician patron, I like discussing aspects of the performance with my musician friends during the song occasionally

JR
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and meals. Great acoustics for jazz!!!

L
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great jazz, staff, service, food and ambiance. Noise level is low in terms of conversation during live music performances.

j
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

good Italian style food and great venue to listen to live jazz

PS
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Good experience. Unfortunately the club is not easily attainable for students and lower income people.

Perhaps 6 of the entry bar stools could be set aside as lower priced seats.

K
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday gathering

S
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Vacationing in Vancouver .

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MP
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Nice place for taking in music although the place was half empty. Maybe try promoting to all the hotels nearby.
Food needs some work however - wouldn’t get the lamb entree again.
Server was quirky to the point of odd - we felt sorry for him.
Overall a bit pricey considering markup on alcohol, cover charge for band and tip.
Not sure we’ll be back for some time.

VC
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

a nice meal before seeing a living legend Sir Paul

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great evening! It was super busy.

JH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Every evening we spend a Frankie's is special. Starting with a great server who was warm but professional (with a little sass thrown in for good measure), to a lovely cocktail, great supper and stellar
entertainment our night was a success. We brought along friends who had never been there but are now
planning to return :)

R
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Frankie’s is that rare combination of great jazz, delicious food, and excellent service. Erica is a knowledgeable and
gracious server. I have dined here several times, and will certainly return.

PG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The waiter service was particularly outstanding and the food as advertised great Italian comfort food 1

DL
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Went to see drummer Steve Smith and his band. As it was a Jazz Festival show, there was a $35 charge per person. What they didn't tell us was that you couldn't see Steve Smith from our table. As I expressly went to see him play, this was a huge negative. I asked to be moved but was told there were no tables to move us to. When I suggested that selling seats to a show that you can't see was misleading, I was told that we should have booked earlier to get a better table. Needless to say we won't be going back.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

First time to Frankie's jazz club. From the service , food and ambiance. Evening was awesome.

KN
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great music venue.
Food is very nice, and staff is very friendly.

GD
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

wonderful jazz club
the room sounded good and people were listening
The staff and food were great!

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Dave Robbins Sextet CD release

JT
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service, food and atmosphere with great music.

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