Zanzibar Blue

★★★★★
  • 200 S Broad St

    Philadelphia, PA 19102

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  • 215-732-5200

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Personally, my experience was pretty bad. Maybe I chose a bad day, I don't know. My best friend and I were on a mini vacation and wanted to dine somewhere nice. We liked the place, but the service was bad and the dinner wasn't superb. Our

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Personally, my experience was pretty bad. Maybe I chose a bad day, I don't know. My best friend and I were on a mini vacation and wanted to dine somewhere nice. We liked the place, but the service was bad and the dinner wasn't superb. Our

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Came for the brunch without reading any reviews. The "Basket of the Best Breads" was so much less than that, barely enough for two people (2 slices of each bread) at $7.95, missing some of the advertised breads and definitely not warm.

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Came for the brunch without reading any reviews. The "Basket of the Best Breads" was so much less than that, barely enough for two people (2 slices of each bread) at $7.95, missing some of the advertised breads and definitely not warm.

Pros: Easy to find, Good Location

Cons: Inattentive staff, Disappointing Food

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Though the atmosphere is nice and the jazz for the Sunday brunch is great, the service at this place is atrocious and the food is mediocre at best. The brunch offers a drink, starter, main course, and dessert. 1 hour and 15 minutes after

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Though the atmosphere is nice and the jazz for the Sunday brunch is great, the service at this place is atrocious and the food is mediocre at best. The brunch offers a drink, starter, main course, and dessert. 1 hour and 15 minutes after

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I went with a few friends on a Thursday night during restaurant week. The bar has a nice layout, and the jazz was excellent. Our server was also very nice and attentive. However, the food was awful. The cuts of steak consisted of 50%

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I went with a few friends on a Thursday night during restaurant week. The bar has a nice layout, and the jazz was excellent. Our server was also very nice and attentive. However, the food was awful. The cuts of steak consisted of 50%

Cons: Angry Bouncer/Maitre d'

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Had a romantic dinner Friday night and really enjoyed the whole experience. The staff was very friendly and helpful, the entertainment was fantastic, and the food was great. The shrimp tempura, with bits of fried asparagus, was quite

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Had a romantic dinner Friday night and really enjoyed the whole experience. The staff was very friendly and helpful, the entertainment was fantastic, and the food was great. The shrimp tempura, with bits of fried asparagus, was quite

Pros: Entertainment, sweet potato cheesecake, atmosphere

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We celebrated a romantic anniversary at ZB last weekend ~ food was glorious, service was exceptional, and the Jazz was Hot! I always come here when I'm in the city, and I will continue to do so!!!!!!!!

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We celebrated a romantic anniversary at ZB last weekend ~ food was glorious, service was exceptional, and the Jazz was Hot! I always come here when I'm in the city, and I will continue to do so!!!!!!!!

Pros: Romantic, Great Atmosphere, Hot Jazz

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My boyfriend and I visit Phildelphia twice a year and each time we go we always stop at ZB for the music and the food. The Short Rib and the Salmon is out of this world. The prices are just right, and if you are not a heavy drinker, or

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My boyfriend and I visit Phildelphia twice a year and each time we go we always stop at ZB for the music and the food. The Short Rib and the Salmon is out of this world. The prices are just right, and if you are not a heavy drinker, or

Pros: food, service, music

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We went for dinner during restaurant week, so menu was a little different than regular. The food was pretty good, but the desserts were excellent! Our server was a little slow and inattentive, but she was very nice and apologized every

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We went for dinner during restaurant week, so menu was a little different than regular. The food was pretty good, but the desserts were excellent! Our server was a little slow and inattentive, but she was very nice and apologized every

Pros: good atmosphere

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Went for dinner, at first the service was good, then a few more people arrived and our server seemed disoriented, we asked for drinks three times and all three times she said she would be right back, and we waited, and waited until finally

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Went for dinner, at first the service was good, then a few more people arrived and our server seemed disoriented, we asked for drinks three times and all three times she said she would be right back, and we waited, and waited until finally

Cons: faster service

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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.

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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.

Pros: drinks, Crowds, Service

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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

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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

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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

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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

Pros: Great Jazz, Nice Ambiance, Good Crowd

Cons: So-So food, So-So Service, A bit Pricey

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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.

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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.

Cons: too much money, limited menu

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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

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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

Pros: poor parking

Cons: Very Good Food, Fair Pricing

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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?

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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?

Pros: well priced, hospitality, menu

Cons: parking

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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

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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

Pros: atomsphere, location, food

Cons: parking

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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

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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

Pros: Show

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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.

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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.

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

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

Pros: Good Parking, Superb Music, Great Service

Cons: Pricey

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I've been to ZB about a half dozen times and I have yet to be disappointed. The food is exquisite and the service exceptional. ZB offers a relaxed sophistication that I have yet to find elsewhere.

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I've been to ZB about a half dozen times and I have yet to be disappointed. The food is exquisite and the service exceptional. ZB offers a relaxed sophistication that I have yet to find elsewhere.

Pros: great smooth jazz, excellent service, exquisite food

Cons: parking pricey

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My wife and I have been to the former location and had nothing but rave reviews about everything. Unfortuneately our first visit to the new ZB, for brunch was a disappointment. The food was so-so and the music while good was so loud the no

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My wife and I have been to the former location and had nothing but rave reviews about everything. Unfortuneately our first visit to the new ZB, for brunch was a disappointment. The food was so-so and the music while good was so loud the no

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I have been to Zanzibar blue several times this month and loved it. The ambience fit the mood with live jazz and delicous meals that were almost sinful. I highly recomment Zanzibar for everyone who wants more than just a meal when

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I have been to Zanzibar blue several times this month and loved it. The ambience fit the mood with live jazz and delicous meals that were almost sinful. I highly recomment Zanzibar for everyone who wants more than just a meal when

Pros: live music, food, service

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My past two experiences at Zanzibar Blue have been horrible-service was rude, my reservation was 'lost' and we were refused a seat, and in one case, when we asked to see a menu, we were not allowed. I agree that the food is good, and

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My past two experiences at Zanzibar Blue have been horrible-service was rude, my reservation was 'lost' and we were refused a seat, and in one case, when we asked to see a menu, we were not allowed. I agree that the food is good, and

Cons: service

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I have been to Zanzibar Blue on a few occasions and have always been pleased. From the moment you walk in the door there's a sultry vibe about the place. The last time I was there I had the lamb; amazing.

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I have been to Zanzibar Blue on a few occasions and have always been pleased. From the moment you walk in the door there's a sultry vibe about the place. The last time I was there I had the lamb; amazing.

 

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