Zanzibar Blue

(215) 732-5200 | View Website

200 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA | Directions   19102

39.949028 -75.164483

 
Restaurants, $$$, Brunch  more

More Tags: Live Music, Online Reservations, Prix Fixe Menu

Cuisine: Cajun & Creole, Southern

Payment Methods: American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Center City, Rittenhouse Square

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Reviews for Zanzibar Blue

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Drinks and Service – I was there Sat. Night and the Drinks were great and the bartenders were very friendly to talk to and i love their dining area and Jazz stage . If i lived in Philly i would go back every Sat. night.

Recommends
4.5
over a year ago

Cool, cool place – While the country breakfast I had for Sunday Brunch was ok, the Harry Connick, Jr. concert I attended the night before was fabulous. This is a great venue and the acoustics are good too. Even though the place was filled, it was not cramped or uncomfortable. Definitely go there when you visit Philly.

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3.0
over a year ago

At least the music & food are nice... – I went with a group of friends for a birthday dinner and we all enjoyed the jazz. And the decor is great. It really reminds you of a lush club from the 50's. Unfortunately, the food and service were much less than desired. 2 diners ordered a special filet entree. Both were overcooked and had to be returned. Unfortunately, their replacements were even worse. While the management rightfully agreed to remove the entrees from the bill, our server was not to be seen for the rest of the meal. He had to be flagged down for dessert and coffee. All in all, we were disappointed...

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

I have had dinner and drinks here many times and always enjoyed the food. Had brunch yesterday and was not really impressed-too much money for only average food.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best Jazz Place In Town – The service here is excellent with very knowledgable staff. The food was excellent. If you like seafood this is the place for you. The crab cakes are absolutely delicious. The land menu needs some additions. From what I saw there was one chicken dish and one steak dish. Keep in mind everyone can not eat seafood. Other than that the atmosphere was great, the food was outstanding, and the staff is impeccable. One other thing, if you offer discount parking with validation, then patrons should receive discount parking. We parked in the Bellvue as the recording instructed and had our parking ticket validated and we were stilled charged $16 dollars for parking. If that was the case we would have valet parked for the $15.

Recommends
4.5
over a year ago

Class Act – I went to Zanzibar for jazz one night and go back repeatedly. It's a friendly though casual place with the right mix of entertainment, a helpful and very top-notch staff and innovative menu. Where else can you get Eggs Zanzibar? Fantastic Sunday brunch. Outstanding menu in general, shows flair and a nice mix, nouvelle Cajun. The Bartenders always outdo themselves in making you feel welcome, as do the rest of the staff. Drinks are always made as requested, delivered with a smile. Great mix of clientele, younger crowd on Latin nights. Go for the jazz. You'll go back again for everything! Try Zanzibar in Wilmington, too. It's a knockout.

Recommends
4.5
over a year ago

I enjoyed my very first visit to Zanzibar...My good friend was performing there the particular night I went...the atomsphere of jazzyness and sophistocation is all in the air...the perfect place for my friend's performance...the food was excellent also...as far as what we ordered between the group...the house salad, bufflo wings, leg of lamb...all very good and hospitable too

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Good show, bad service – My wife and I, loved the show, but the service was less than desirable. My server Chris had to reminded about, drinks, and got my order wrong, and when I asked to have it corrected he seemed puzzled. This is a cozy jazz spot that has great posiblities. The food was good, portions are small,and served just above room tempature, but however it was good. Dont order to many Mimosa @ almost seven bucks a pop. For brunch it was pricey, and service fell short.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

smooth – It's small enough to hear from every facet of the restaurant but large enough so that the music doesn't drown out diners' conversations if they don't want it to do so. Usually, guaranteed venue for talented talent.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

10 – A truly exquisite experience. A place that made dining out truly brilliant!

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