Modavie
Modavie

Modavie

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.modavie.com/
  • Phone: 5142879582x
  • Hours of Operation:




    Lunch/Dinner: Daily: 11:30am - 10:30pm Sunday - Thursday
    Lunch/Dinner: Daily: 11:30am - 11:00pm Friday - Saturday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, French
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Souper et live jazz avec performances 7 soirs sur 7. Dim-Mer à partir de 19h, Jeu-Sam à partir de 19h30. Venez célébrer avec nous notre 16e année de spectacles!



    Dinner and Live jazz performances 7 nights a week. Sun-Wed from 7PM, Thu-Sat from 730PM. We are celebrating our 16th year of shows!
  • Special Events: Nous sommes disponibles pour acceuillir votre groupe, petit ou grand, jusqu'à 100 personnes.



    We are available to receive your small or large group of up to 100 guests.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: St. Laurent
  • Public Transit: Place D'armes Metro
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Stationnement disponible à l'année sur la rue ou dans un des nombreux stationnements publics à votre portée.



    Parking is available year-round on the street or behind the restaurant in a public lot with no affiliation to us.
A word from Modavie
Le bistro-bar jazz le plus couru à Montréal vous offre, 7 soirs par semaine, des groupes locaux live! Modavie vous propose deux étages d’ambiance feutrée et jazzée pour un repas en bonne compagnie où le pastis est roi! L’immense cellier du bistro vous réserve une généreuse sélection de vins, tous choisis pour mettre en valeur leurs délicieux plats d’agneau, de poisson, de bœuf et de pâtes.



Le bistro-bar jazz le plus couru à Montréal vous offre, 7 soirs par semaine, des groupes locaux live! Modavie vous propose deux étages d’ambiance feutrée et jazzée pour un repas en bonne compagnie où le pastis est roi! L’immense cellier du bistro vous réserve une généreuse sélection de vins, tous choisis pour mettre en valeur leurs délicieux plats d’agneau, de poisson, de bœuf et de pâtes.
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Modavie reviews from OpenTable diners
216 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.8
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (78)neighborhood gem (72)special occasion (70)fit for foodies (60)hot spot (43)notable wine list (41)late-night find (38)vibrant bar scene (38)good for groups (37)scenic view (26)great for outdoor dining (20)great for lunch (14)kid-friendly (9)great for brunch (4)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    We really enjoyed stephanie Laliberte and her guitarist. The entertainment is the main reason we went.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lorenzo is a star!
    SOCandKOC
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    The experience with Modavie's host Lorenzo was 5 star and memorable. He was kind, accommodating, and entertaining. His service combined with the jazz performance makes the dining experience a 5 star and worth going. Our server was just lovely, but the service was slow and he was not as attentive as he could have been because it appeared he didn't have enough help. The food was good, not spectacular or unique, but a good meal.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hits all notes
    G1959
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I loved it.....the ambiance, good food, super staff. Lorenzo, I believe the owner is quite a colorful man. If you go to Montreal you cannot miss this place. Live music, food and drink. Just an all around fun and comfortable restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jazz Bar and great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Their Lamb is excellent! Dining while taking in the jazz duet made for a fun evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem in old montreal!
    adds29
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    My boyfriend and I made reservations at this restaurant after finding out about it online. We were early for our reservation but the restaurant was nice enough to accommodate our early arrival. We sat down and the waitress recommended my boyfriend a local beer to try (which was great) and I opted for a red wine. We had the calamari to start and we had the duck confit and the steak frites for main. All dishes were great. The atmosphere of the restaurant was cozy, intimate, and warm - the live jazz definitely made it more romantic. Overall, the experience and service was enjoyable and we would go back to Modavie if we had the chance to visit Montreal again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and atmosphere
    Portland13
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had a great time here during our visit to Montreal. The food was great, service was very good - the atmosphere was energetic and the place was busy, would definitely visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Food was excellent (sea bass perfectly cooked), and the live music was fantastic. Tables really tight and a bit loud for conversation, but still a great experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Night Out!
    DollarBillVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The reviews we saw for Modavie were very accurate. Lorenzo made us (and our kids) feel at home, service was great and the food was excellent. If we were there for another night it was the kind of place that I would have like to sit at the bar, have a few drinks and dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good music and that's about it
    Lama
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The ambience was wonderful. We enjoyed listening to the live music. Our dishes were nothing to rave about. The fish was bland and my lamb was salty. SLOW service. Had to wait a long time for a second glass of wine, bread, and water. We were disappointed with the high bill. I would come again to listen to music and have a glass if wine
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    Joner
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I have now visited this place many times, the service, food and atmosphere are excellent
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great place for music and eating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    was expecting what I got and more wine list very wide,food tasty and amazing especialy the onion soup to die for so soft on taste,and the music great sarah sing beautifuly.telling go,go,go.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 25th Anniversary wonderful food
    M25th
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We booked in advance from reviewing online for live music & great menu. We came from Bermuda, 25th wedding anniversary to meet with friends from Ottawa. We were greeted with best wishes by the female host but offered the only table beside kitchen & stairs. She suggested we alternately sit upstairs but it was an empty dining room & the musician was downstairs. We settled for the table by the kitchen. We had a great waiter, starters, entrees were all excellent, wine, dessert - all great. The solo singer was very enjoyable. Our 25th was not otherwise acknowledged, disappointed especially with the disregard for our reservation request for a special table. We didn't gain anything by booking advance. We would try the restaurant again sometime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Casual Dining in Montreal
    Rednevul
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Lorenz is a courteous host and recommended the lamb as the house special. The rack was prepared as requested (rare) and when paired with a Boudreaux from the wine list, it tasted excellent! We ordered mussels in a Pernod cream sauce which were cold when served and although re-served they were still unacceptable and subsequently removed from the bill. Thank you to our waitress for taking care of us! The live music was nice, we sat upstairs as we thought it would be more conducive to conversation, etc ....... the décor creates a comfortable atmosphere for conversation and relaxation and the wait staff is more than friendly. We will be sure to come back next time we are in Montreal
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Lorenzo is the best. You would have thought he was hosting a dinner at his home in. The calamari and lamb chops were fantastic. Thanks to all you have reviewed them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Musical Gimmick
    MtlLocal
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This restaurant is really a one time stop for tourists. In the heart of old port, the clientele derives from the tourist scene and the great live music. The food had horrible presentation, a tough steak plopped down on a pile of fries. The lamb was supposed to be the 'piece de resistance' but I found it overly chewy. For the price, head to one of the re-known MTL restaurants and check out some live music in the pub scene.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • worst service
    Micky
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The worst service. Food is not good. Live music is on the second floor. Most people cannot see the band.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's what it Is and That's ok
    jamd
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Ate at Modavie this past weekend, and I'll say it was ok, and I got what I expected from this style restaurant. It's a 2 floor setting on a corner lot. We ate upstairs where the band played so the noise level was high, but then down stairs the noise was high from the people / space. The place was filled so that may say something. Service was ok, the waitress hustled and we had no long waits. The food was good but temps were off not sure if that's the kitchen or waitstaff.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • traveling
    casualgourmet
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We were in Montreal for 2 nights and as we wandered around the Old Town we came across Mondavie. We liked the menu and booked it and returned that evening. The food was superb. My Duck Confit was perfection, I could have licked the plate! Service was perfect and the jazz musicians a delightful plus that did not interfere with our conversation. Wish I lived closer--I would be regular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Excellent food, especially the pasta dishes. Attentive wait staff and great jazz every night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great ambiance, but average service
    Leorik
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I went for my friend's birthday and when I told the waiter, she said "I certainly won't sing". I did not mind she sing or not, but would have appreciated a small cake as the hostess told me they would bring when I called before showing up. So anyway, great ambiance and music, but very average service. Food was good for me, average for my friend.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this bistro
    sparkyVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    It was the perfect first night dinner in Montreal. My steak frites were perfectly cooked as were my wife's scallops. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive. And, maybe best of all, a jazz singer and her guitarist provided the perfect background to our romantic evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ForgetMeNot
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The staff is very attentive and helpful. Food- lamb is out of this world. Definitely it's the place to come back for delicious food, nice blues and the privileged feeling of being seated (because we made a reservation the day before 😜)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I couldn't believe the quality of the food. We started with the fried calamari...which was unbelievable. Then my main course was the braised lamb...at least for me it was of my favorite dishes of all time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Boring and average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The food, the band and the atmosphere were average. the service was extremely slow and very understaffed for the number of customers. the location in old montreal is all this place has going for it.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Dining in Old Montreal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Excellent food, music and ambiance with warm and friendly ownership. The calamari appetizer was outstanding and the fresh catch of the day & salmon dinners were wonderful capped off with deserts made at the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • None of the above
    Average
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    You book a table due to the jazz and find you are seated upstairs - no music and just outside the toilets. We booked at this restaurant due to the music. Food was less than average!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good choice!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Service was wonderful! Loved the waitress! Ambience and food was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    By far the best experience we had dining in Montreal, Lorenzo could teach classes on how to be a winner in the restaurant business. We were treated like we were regulars that dined there weekly. The atmosphere was fantastic, the food excellent they specialize in Lamb and is was extremely good! They had a blues band playing that was very good the night we were there,tell Lorenzo that i told you to stop in he will probably tell you i owe him twenty bucks. It was a excellent experience from the moment that we were greeted by Lorenzo until we walked out the door,Thanks Lorenzo!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • pendav
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    All round great experience. The jazz band was a real plus. Would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • jazz every evening
    duckconfitconnoisseur
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    excellent atmosphere, food, and wine list. duck confit was perfectly done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ...the food just didn't cut it.
    RyeBoyMTL
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The service was good and the ambiance on the 2nd floor(albeit tight)was very nice. The band was fun and engaging. We started off with a cocktail, I had a Jack Daniels cocktail that was very good and my GF enjoyed a deliciously prepared peach and tonic cocktail, they were both fantastic. The wine list was pretty good as well, something for all tastes and budgets. The only negative was the dinner itself. I ordered the Pepper sauce strip-loin and though my steak was well prepared (I ordered RARE and received borderline medium..)and unfortunately there just wasn't enough(barely any)pepper-sauce, almost none on my plate. As for my GF, she ordered the braised lamb in mille-feuilles and it was very dry.Nothing to rave over. Overpriced for quality.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    LibbyltVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This was our first restaurant in Montreal, and they set it very high. Live music, delicious appetizers, and entrees with amazing souses. If you are ever in Old Montreal definitely go there, we will sure come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best lamb! Meilleur carré d'agneau!
    Roda
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Meilleur carré d'agneau depuis 10 ans qu'on le fréquente; avec oarents, amis, enfants ou clients. Toujours un bon choix. Ambiance festive ( noisy!) et bons bads.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Chicken with rice soup had orzo, not rice--a problem for gluten sensitivity. Risotto with mushrooms was not prepared well and tasted like a regular rice dish. Service was good, and the aforementioned was not addressed at the meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Modavie
    eandg
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Thought the service was excellent, the quiet jazz singer excellent. Great wine Main dishes delicious. , meat cooked perfectly The Ceasar salad was not crisp- do not make in advance with dressing-add dressing right before serving Apple pie excellent
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary in Montreal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Create evening at Modavie. The meal and jazz made for for a wonderful anniversary.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As good as I remember
    Kradxr
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This is my 2nd time to this restaurant. The first time blew me away. The 2nd time was just as good except my dish (the fish) had barely any flavor, but that's ok. The band on the 2nd floor was fantastic and the location is great for a nice walk afterwards. Definitely going back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    I was so lucky to find this spot to celebrate's my husbands' birthday. Everything from start to finish was A1. My husband couldn't get over how delicious his rack of lamb was as well as my salmon dish. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone. Great location. Thank you staff for a memorable time in Old Montreal. Sincerely, Audrey and Fred Dawson, Port Dover, Ontario
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great place however the service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great place. Service started out great but then it deteriorate quickly as more people came to the restaurant. The wine arrived as we were half way through our meals. Otherwise a great place
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummmm
    Stittsvegas
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This place deserves the good reviews it is getting. I will be coming back next time in Montreal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic