House of Jazz

4.2
369 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
Top tags:
  • Live Music
  • Special Occasion
  • Fun
The House of Jazz, a Montreal landmark of entertainment, cuisine, and history. Built by French Montrealer Georges Durst, House of Jazz has been a home to Canada’s finest Jazz musicians since 1981. We hope to see and serve you soon at the House of Jazz!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Gastro Pub, Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of Operation

Monday : 11:30am - 12:00am

Tuesday - Thursday: 11:30am - 11:30pm

Friday: 11:30am - 1:30am

Saturday: 6:00pm - 1:30pm

Sunday: 6:00pm - 11:30pm
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Phone number
(514) 842-8656
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Av. du Président-Kennedy
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Parking Details
The House of Jazz is located in the heart of downtown Montreal, one street south of Sherbrooke, at 2060 Aylmer (cross street : President-Kennedy). It is surrounded by indoor and outdoor parking lots and meters. Parking nearby is no problem, especially after 6:00 pm.
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Public Transit
The McGill Metro station (green line) is steps away, one block south, next to the Bay department store. It runs until 12:30 am on weekdays and Sundays, and 1:00 am on Saturdays.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night
What 369 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
3.8
Food
4.3
Service
4.5
Ambience
3.8
Value
Noise · Moderate
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

My family and I had a great time.
Coco Thompson and an incredible trio performed Billy Holiday, Cesaría Evora, Etta James and many others. Loved the wine selection also.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Awesome live jazz!!! Good food and great character!
Please note there is a $10 cover charge during show times added to your check.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Dinner and a show on a Sunday night. The band was amazing and we had front toe seats.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

School was great and the music was great the service was great

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Même si vous n'êtes pas un grand fan de jazz c'est intéressant de manger avec une musique d'ambiance qui est douce à nos oreilles

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

The entertainment was amazing- the food was inedible. It’s a beautiful spot, but I had better food at the local food court.

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2.0Dined on August 7, 2018

The performing artists saved the evening. Poor food and expensive meal even with a groupon coupon.
100 dollars for dry chicken, 2 ribs! and overspiced greasy rice...only given two choices! I suggest that you eat an ordinary St Hubert meal and then go for a drink only! But remember to pay your entrance fee...Have been to a couple of pubs over the world and have never had to pay an entrance fee. Even in a small city like Halifax... fantastic live shows, good food, and a better ambiance.

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2.0Dined on August 6, 2018

My friend and I couldnt get a table upstairs, because we were two. However, there was a person alone using a table of 4. And an other couple of two using a table for 4, but we couldnt get one until maybe later if available.

No one came to the table we wanted, whatever still enjoyed the decor and ambience.

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2.0Dined on August 5, 2018

My fiance and I went there on Friday to celebrate our anniversary. I got a coupon from Groupon and that was a big mistake. We ordered one soup, one duck terrine, 2 veal shacks, 1 brownie with ice cream and a tea. I paid $69 for coupon with value of 138 and as I calculated the bill adding $20 entrance fee should be less. But when I saw the bill was shocked $169! Bill was so confusing itself. I had to pay $33 more +$15 tip. I couldn't argue since it was on me and my fiance would get sad.
It was almost like not having a coupon with limited menue options. So disappointed, never go again.

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Great service from our waitress Fanny. Music was very good. Loved the decor and ambiance. Will recommend to Jazz loving friends.

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

MY wifes diner was exellent, for me the Ribs where very tough . Bob Ricci band great evening.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Great atmosphere friendly servers amazing entertainment fun experience

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3.0Dined on August 1, 2018

The french fries, coleslaw, barbecue sauce and chicken were very good. The ribs were bland. The restaurant was authentic and eclectic, given it was a jazz hub for many years; however, I wish it was cleaner and refreshed. The carpets and the seats at the booth were worn and torn. The washrooms weren't too clean either. The setting for a jazz restaurant was unique but the owners should replace the worn out furnishings.

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4.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Nous avons bien aimé l’atmosphère et bon spectacle de Mme Sweeney. Le repas était bien, très bon service.

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4.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Une cuisine typique de Louisiane et un spectacle excellent

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3.0Dined on July 30, 2018

While the restaurant was beautiful and food was great, we reserved a table to listen to the live Jazz and that didn’t happen. Two days in Montreal and no option to hear the music we were told was AAA. Disappointed

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

The música had to star at 7 pm but something happened and star at 9pm with a trío substitute. Was nice.

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2.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Très déçu, le groupe musical ne s’est pas présenté à 19h30. Il y a eu erreur.
Nous y étions depuis 18h15 et à 20h30 il n’y avait aucun musicien.
Me déplacer de Granby pour manger du poulet ça n’en vaut pas la peine.
C’est très intéressant lorsqu’il y a des musiciens mais là....

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Très belle soirée! Colin Hunter wow! Merci beaucoup!

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

The music here was AWESOME...we heard 3 different bands playing...definitely recommend House of Jazz for an authentic jazz place

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2.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Food was not good at all (food was very salty and tasted stale), but the music was great and waiter was very pleasant.

Also, the place was incredibly hot inside, which diminished the enjoyment of the experience.

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4.0Dined on July 24, 2018

We found our experience at The House of Jazz very plesent - great attmespher and the entertainment was very pleasant- the singer was very good and interacted with the audience and her piano player was very good. The food was not the quality of a white tablecloth restaurant but was above average for the type of venue !
We would recommend it to our friends ,

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4.0Dined on July 23, 2018

This is a great place in Montreal to hear guaranteed high quality jazz while dining in a funky decorated restaurant. The New Orleans style food was tasty and a good value for the price. Make reservations: it sells out quickly!

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1.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Degeulasse

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3.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Très serré et endroits trop petit vs la capacité de personne. Pas recommandé pour une rencontre pour parlé étant donné que la musique est très forte.

Martini était hyper dilué.

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4.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Nice setting and atmosphere downtown Montreal. Place needs some renovations but the daily performers are the main reason being there. The food is ok but not more, cannot say that you can do a passion for that.
Again, go for the artists, atmosphere and the outing per se.

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4.0Dined on July 17, 2018

The food was decent, but not special...especially for the price. Our server (Fannie) was excellent, as was the entertainment (Michelle Sweeney and her accompanist).

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1.0Dined on July 17, 2018

I went for dinner during the week and it was horrible. The waitress wasn't friendly, the food wasn't the best, and the singer kept on clearing her throat throughout the performance, I had no appetite to eat. I wouldn't recommend going during the week, maybe it's better on the weekends.

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2018

Deep Blue was great fun...great ambiance. The pianist, according to my wife who also plays piano, was truly exceptional.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

À Montréal, ambiance exceptionnelle. Musique pour les amoureux du Jazz, vraiment. Jarret de veau très tendre et délicieux, saumon grillé très bon. Vins et boissons abordables, service parfait et personnel souriant et efficace. Nous y revenons plus d'une fois par année et nous le conseillons fortement.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Bon repas, très bon service et très bonne ambiance

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4.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Très bel endroit, belle ambiance, très bonne musique, très bon service (Merci, Éric)

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

13 juillet anniversaire de naissance avec amis

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Pour un repas délectable dans une ambiance festive. Talents remarquables, décor exceptionnel. Une découverte inestimable.
Serveur extrêmement gentil, mais il fallait toujours le demander pour qu'il vienne nous voir. J'aurais aimé qu'il soit plus prévenant.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Wow! What a great evening. HOJ never disappoints. Will definitely be back again and again

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

First time at a jazz bar lady Michelle and the pianist work well together they will surprise you with the music selections

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Great atmosphere in this authentic old-style jazz club.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Had such a great time celebrating a birthday! Was so impressed with the musicians as well as with the service. Definitely appreciated slowing down, enjoying food, great music, conversion, ambiance...and fantastic service! We’ll see you again!!

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Thoroughly our time at The Jazz House
It was a great experience to participate in a special jazz place on our last night in Montreal which coincided with the Jazz Festival

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Excellente soirée ! le décor était très beau. La nourriture très bonne.

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