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Jun 12, 2008 05:52 PM

Jazz 'bars' with food in OC?

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

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  1. 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:

    For smooth jazz, there's Spaghetini's in Seal Beach:

    1. How about a restaurant that also has Jazz?

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        1. re: OCEllen

          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.

          1. re: cdmedici

            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:



        1. re: brekkie_fan

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

        2. 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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          1. re: peterboy

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

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

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            1. re: torta basilica

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

              1. re: iloveredwine

                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