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Jazz 'bars' with food in OC?

OCEllen Jun 12, 2008 05:52 PM

Friends visiting from TN soon would like such. Suggestions??

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  1. JAB RE: OCEllen Jun 12, 2008 06:01 PM

    For straight ahead JAZZ, there's Steamers in Fullerton which I don't recommend based on the fact that they pack you in like a sardine: http://www.steamerscafe.com/

    For smooth jazz, there's Spaghetini's in Seal Beach: http://www.spaghettini.com/

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      cdmedici RE: OCEllen Jun 12, 2008 06:07 PM

      How about a restaurant that also has Jazz?

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        OCEllen RE: cdmedici Jun 12, 2008 06:24 PM

        Great! Suggestions?

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          cdmedici RE: OCEllen Jun 12, 2008 06:56 PM

          I haven't been, so maybe another chowhound could chime in, there is a place in Downtown Santa Ana that recently opened called Jason's. I believe they have live Jazz every night.

          On Sunday Bayside has a Jazz Brunch. The food there is great.
          Spaghettini in Seal Beach also has jazz everyting...I think.

          French 75 in Laguna also has a jazz band.

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            elmomonster RE: cdmedici Jun 13, 2008 12:19 AM

            Jason's Downtown is a good suggestion. Also down two or three stores, there's Bistro 400...a bit better in the food department, but Jason's does have an amazing bastilla. Both have schedules of acts on their websites:


            Also here are reviews of both:



      2. brekkie_fan RE: OCEllen Jun 12, 2008 08:33 PM

        Blue Beet? Food was ok, but they've got the music.


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          cdmedici RE: brekkie_fan Jun 12, 2008 09:55 PM

          FYI. It is not always jazz...in fact I have never heard jazz there, just blues and rock and roll. I would call first.

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          peterboy RE: OCEllen Jun 12, 2008 08:57 PM

          spaghettini in Seal Beach just off the freeway. fine food good jazz.
          plenty of info on this board and elsewhere.
          I had lamb chops that were divine and spaghetti that was superb. music was top drawer.

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            brekkie_fan RE: peterboy Jun 12, 2008 09:09 PM

            I've been told the Sunday brunch is pretty good, but $$$.

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            torta basilica RE: OCEllen Jun 12, 2008 10:32 PM

            Oysters in Corona del Mar - call first. Not sure which nights they have it.

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              iloveredwine RE: torta basilica Jun 13, 2008 10:51 AM

              i recommend Oysters as well...small but good food. Spaghettini is below average

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                cdmedici RE: iloveredwine Jun 13, 2008 12:24 PM

                Great call! I forgot about that place. They have a great jazz pianist. I haven't been since Chef Scott left to open Crow Bar so I am not sure if the food has suffered

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              FeelinAlright RE: OCEllen Jun 14, 2008 03:20 PM

              La Cave in costa mesa has some good jazz and a cool atmosphere. I haven't tried the food so I can't recomend one way or the other.

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