I was introduced to this place through a meet up. Fantastic location just across from Kits beach. The restaurant was surprisingly big considering the exterior had a very narrow entrance (a bit deceiving). I liked the décor of the restaurant (it’s definitely blue as its name indicates). It was a cozy intimate setting. Ordered a simple appetizer but it looked like a piece of artwork. There wasn’t much on the plate but it was definitely uniquely presented.
What I loved most about this place is the live music. I didn’t like the idea that we got charged a cover fee even though we had already been sitting in the restaurant for about an hour before the band started.
Overall, it's a great place to hang out if you want to enjoy jazz music and the company of friends. I would go back again but please tell us we get charged when the band starts just so we know ahead of time and can budget accordingly.
Quick correction about the cover charge: they don't charge cover for weekend live bands unless it is a special ticketed event (ie. NYE, Valentine's) or it is a special out of town guest performer.
4 weeks ago
Try their mussels, they stand out from what you can get in the city! The band that night was just perfect, and not too loud so you can still chat and relax. Top notch service. It's not on the menu but they do mocktails if you don't drink alcohol. We'll be back!
a month ago
Tuesday is pasta night. It's dark and water glasses are all in blue.
It's very good value for entertainment.e
We all shared the mussels and clam in Congolese sauce. It came with a slice of bread which is good. We also shared baked potato with sour cream and bacon bits which is plentiful and filling. Of course I should have spaghetti with meatballs. The pasta was done right and sauce spicy and hot. My two friends had risotto which
she finished up but my other friend didn't really care for his carbonara sauce? Still very enjoyable dinner and we'll come back. Service was attentive and swift.
a month ago
Went here for date night to watch live music and that was great. Definitely more upscale than we expected and were surprised to see they offered dinner. We assumed it was just a jazz lounge. Food smelt great and got rave reviews from our table. Music was good and fun. Very loud though so if you're trying to have a conversation it's best to wait until after the performances. Would go back to listen to the jazz again.
a month ago
I have been in Blue Martini Cafe & Jazz yesterday for a birthday Party.
The place is great! Nice table, The group of Jazz was top, our waitress was so nice and the food wonderful! Blue Martini Cafe & Jazz is now one of my favorite place in Vancouver. Thank you for this exceptional evening!