Chris' Jazz Cafe

(215) 568-3131 | View Website

1421 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA | Directions   19102

39.950210 -75.164905

Open Hours

Monday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Tuesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Wednesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Thursday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Friday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Saturday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Sunday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

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Bar & Club Special Features: All Ages, Live Music, Smoking Permitted

Bar & Club Type of Music: Jazz

Cuisine: Seafood

Payment Methods: American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Center City West, Center City

Chris' Jazz Cafe
Soup Du Jour, French Onion Soup, Romaine Salad, Strawberry Salad, Asian Salad, California Figs, Tuna Salad or Grilled Chicken, Grilled Shrimp or Flounder, Grilled Steak, Sautéed Little Neck Clams... more

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Chris' Jazz Cafe

Fans of live music love Chris', of course, but admirers of NOLA-style cooking should, too. Every year they get in huge shipments of crawdads and prepare them in a multitude of ways throughout the season.

over a year ago

Very nice, but didn't blow me away. – This is a nice restaurant to go to if you have no problems dishing out money for not so fantastic food. The live music was nice, though I could hardly hear the people I was sitting right next to shouting at me. (after being seated in the far back corner.) The atmosphere, typical of any jazz club: dark and smokey. There was nothing overly impressive about this place, but if someone suggested we go again, I would go and skip the food and enjoy the drinks and music.

over a year ago

First Impressions.... – Where does one start when describing this jazz lovers hideway? Maybe with the jazz? With the food? Or with the atmostsphere?

Alex, I'll take all of the above for a $ 100!

The tea candles provide the mood and with Mark and Chris behind the bar no one leaves thirsty or hungry (ladies bring your straws because Chris the bartender has the drink for you). I recommend a bottle of Vouvray and the Salmon Peppernade (heaven!). I skipped dessert but the sounds of The 6th Street Quaternion were just as sweet. Before you leave make sure you grab a calender, you'll need it to make plans for your next visit.

Chris' is the perfect marriage between a swanky jazz club and a laid back musicians loft. I am extremely impressed with Chris'. After all first impressions are the most important!

over a year ago

Excellent Food, Great Atmopshere – This is definitely one of our favorite cafes in Center City. On a scale of 1-10, it is well deserving of a 9.5. Weekends are very busy, especially after 8pm, so arrive early for the best seats. It is small, but very intimate, and I love the decor. The food is great! I have eaten at budget-very expensive restaurants over the years, and this place wins hands down, to many of the top-notch restaurants, without having to spend the big bucks. Once the live entertainment starts, everthing else falls into place. The bouncers at the door could use a little more training, (somewhat rude), but otherwise its a great place for couples, singles or hanging out with friends...It definitely attracts a large after-work crowd.

over a year ago

smooth – dim lighting and moody music. this is what this cafe is all about. not overly spacious, it had that "cafe" feel to it, something mysterious yet i could imagine it to feel quite homey to those that frequent it. the food itself was american and nothing spectacular. note that mobile phones do not work in this building. there's a medium plentiful bar. there's a small cover charge on event nights.

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