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
221 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (81)special occasion (75)neighborhood gem (65)fit for foodies (64)late-night find (46)hot spot (43)vibrant bar scene (41)notable wine list (38)scenic view (32)good for groups (27)great for outdoor dining (24)great for lunch (17)kid-friendly (9)great for brunch (6)Show More
  • Great Lamb Chops
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Excellent Rack of Lamb. Perfectly cooked and tender. The potatoes and sauces were very good. Our son had the Lamb Burger and loved it. The Onion Soup au Gratin was terrific. The cocktails had punch - nothing watered down here. The wine selection was also good. Overall this was a very good meal and priced within reason. The gentlemen (Angelo or Lorenzo - can't remember) who greeted us was warm, friendly, welcoming and really took interest in our getting seated and he dropped by our table from time to time to ask how everything was.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice but so so food
    Mike
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The live music was fun, but the food was very average
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We went for a anniversary supper on August 22,2014 . We had a window seat which is always interesting in old montreal,the staff was very nice and noted our anniversary . The lamb was excellent ,well prepared and good presentation .thank you for the glass of Porto it was a nice touch at the end!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the trip
    kabremVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    It is a must go to restaurant if you are in Montreal, especially if you like lamb chops. Delicious. Antoine, our waiter remembered us from the last time we were in Montreal, in May. We were impressed and appreciated it. Friends made the reservation and we ate there for the first time. We were traveling and spent a night in Montreal just so we could go to Modavie. Nuts? Maybe, but the food was so good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent spot for a celebration
    anonymous
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    An excellent restaurant, great food, good service and the live jazz music made it a perfect spot for a birthday celebration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and entertainment
    Lamblovers
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We really enjoyed the food. My daughter (13) ordered the rack of lamb. We weren't sure if it would be to her liking. She devoured it. The other dishes were equally satisfying. Creme brûlée for dessert. Large portion and very delicious. The entertainment was enjoyable and added to the ambiance without completely overpowering it. The view from our corner table was lovely. The staff were very accommodating, friendly and prompt. We would definitely go back if we find ourselves in old Montreal again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jodyg, long island
    joalg
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    we had a reservation and were seated right away. The main reason we picked this place was for the live jazz. A few minutes after we sat down, the live music stopped. The musicians took a break. We never heard them again. So much for live jazz music! The food was mediocre at best. The service was good, but that could not make up for the rest of our dining experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not recommended during the vacation
    AbsentMindedProfessor
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Not recommended to visit during the vacation season. They are too busy to serve all the tables. Almost no music.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Jazz and Food Lover
    jazzandfoodlover
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Modavie is a "must go" any time we visit Montreal. Menu items are varied and delicious, from salads and appetizers through dessert! The owner and the service team are welcoming and attentive. We always enjoy the music, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jazz and dine!
    MiguelMadrid
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Nice dinner with a jazz band playing live. Wish our table wasn't so close to the stage and the speakers, it really gets too loud there! Good food, not great, but good anyway.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food yet reasonable.
    MapleTree
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We had French onion soup, lamb pasta and trout with risotto. Everything was delicious and reasonably priced. I loved the trout and risotto.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Montreal Venue
    ModavieMtl
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Definitively a must try restaurant. I often select this place as it offers a very good menu selection as well as a good wine selection. Although a bit pricy, the presentation, quality, taste of what you get is superb.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    giorgio
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    absolutely magnificent place. have been back a few times over the years and this place never fails. great ambience, great music, great food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bistropub7
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Lorenzo was amazing and so was our waitress. The food was delicious too and overall it was a great night
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Music was the attraction
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Service was great. Live music on a Monday was the reason we went. The steak was not flavorful, but the trout was good. Also I would expect a better by the glass wine selection as this is a "wine bar"
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice to be back to Modavie!
    Newworld
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Last time I visited Modavie was two years ago since I moved to Ontario. It's good to see the place is still packed with people and the band is still jazzing. I ordered the rack of lamb, it's the house's specialty. Delicious!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Be firm with the staff!
    primpysheep
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Mondavie has live jazz every night: when I made our OT reservation I requested to be as close to the music as possible, however the hostess seated us behind a post. I asked to be re-seated, but she gestured to where the musicians were setting up and said that was close enough. She then sat several walk-ins (she didn't consult her computer) at tables right up front. After dinner, I asked our server if we could finish our drinks at the empty bar for a better view. She said she would have to ask the manager. When she came back, she said we would have to purchase new drinks at the bar if we wanted to sit there. It seemed stingy that after spending >$100 on dinner we would have to do that. I finally asked the manager directly to get around it.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    sue132
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Lorenzo really makes this experience special, not to mention that the food is fantastic. Jazz is just the icing on the cake.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jen517
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We ate at Mondavie on a Sunday evening with our two children (7 and 9), while my husband and I would just rate the food as average our children had a wonderful experience! The owner, Lorenzo, was very attentive to the kids and their spaghetti bolognese (sauce was clearly homemade by Lorenzo and delicious) were fabulous! At the end of the dinner he bought them each a bowl of ice cream at no charge as he was so happy that they enjoyed their meal. I would definitely go back there as he created a memorable experience for our kids that they still keep talking about. It was there favorite restaurant of our trip to Canada.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bernard
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great and friendly service, excellent food, and fun music.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    AnneBee
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My friends and I decided to check out Modavie and we all LOVED the ambiance, food, and live music! We will definitely be back, what a lovely place to spend an evening! The musicians and singer (Sara Latendresse) were INCREDIBLE!!!!! To add to our already very enjoyable evening, our waitress was the loveliest waitress EVER!!!! She was the cherry on top of our fabulous evening. BEST SERVICE any of us have ever received in any resto in Montreal!!! THANK YOU Modavie for a wonderful night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun evening
    Afoodie
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Food was wonderful, service friendly. And fun, including the owner visiting tables. Easy jazz music in the background. Reservation recommended. Duck confit was memorable
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great value bistro, Vieux Montreal
    Love2Eat
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Good portions of fresh, well-seasoned food in a pleasant bistro atmosphere. Good service, live music - not too loud. We especially enjoyed the shredded duck on home-made, perfectly cooked pasta. Not haute cuisine, but the best moderately-priced meal we had in our several days in Montreal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A lively evening meal
    Iateit
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Very much enjoyed a meal in this live music venue. Friend and I had the onion soup which, while tasty, was lacking a little from depth of rich flavor. Rack of Lamb and Salmon entrees and their accompaniments were good. Noise level was within the upper range of comfortable, and due to a breeze coming through a nearby window on a summer night, air circulation and temperature at our ground floor table was fine. Tables are a bit tight, but our lovely server negotiated them efficiently and regularly engaged us. Food is not standout, but the vibe is. Go.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food & Jazz
    FNpalate
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Service impeccable. Ambiance (with Jazz music Saturday Jazz night) great. Soupe à l'ognion French from France. Bouillon fantastic but slight on cheese. Steak wrll pteoared. Seafood(Crevettes) succulent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Anniversary Dinner
    ChrisV
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    On a whim, my fiance and I decided to celebrate our anniversary, and went to Montreal for the weekend. This place is near all the cute stuff Old Montreal has to offer, so it's very easy to plan a nice date night around this place. Lorenzo was so nice, and he greeted us and made us feel really special. (Also he read the notes we left on opentable regarding our preferences). Our waitress Joanie was very sweet, funny, and gave us good food recommendations. Overall, the service made the night really enjoyable. Would come back again!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK for a night.
    Blue
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food was. OK, the service a little slow, but they have a great corner for business.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner Plus Live Music
    bbqal
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We booked our table about 1 week ahead for a Saturday evening and glad we did because the place was filled. The main reason we went there was to enjoy live music with our dinner and the music was very good (mostly blues rock). If you want to see the band you must request a 2nd floor table. On the 1st floor or outdoors you can hear the music but you do not see the band. Food was OK but not gourmet, but I recommend Modavie as long as you are more interested in the music.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Nickname
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Great location, Nice menu but food was really not that good. Chose this due to the high rating but was very disappointed. Among many issues: one of our dishes came way over done. It went back to kitchen. After 45 minute wait, had to chase down manager to finally get a new plate. He grabbed another cold plate out of kitchen…. Even had the nerve to charge us for it! No apology, nothing. Very disappointing.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cozy, good food, great service
    Orchid
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We had a business dinner with customers from out of town. We all thought that it was fun to meet the owner Lorenzo while he opened our wine bottle and exchange a few pleasant jokes with us. The food and service were excellent. The Live singer adds on a nice touch to the cozy embience. Will defenitely return and recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Music and service were quite good
    nyredhawk
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    But the food is best described as middle of the road. In a city with a vibrant food scene this place only succeeds because the owner Lorenzo is so nice as is the waitstaff. He asks all patrons to write about Modavie in TripAdvisor and that moves them up in favorites. But really it's a mediocre place that should be skipped over.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointment
    DinerVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We saw all the good reviews here and were excited to go. It was very busy, and the host saw us and then went to seat someone. When he got back, he sat a couple that had arrived after us at the only open outdoor table and after complaining, he "found" a table for us outside but behind a bush. Nobody came by for 20 minutes, and when we checked inside, we got a bread basket that had old butter smushed on the napkin. Still nobody came to take the order, so we went back in and the host came out and asked to take our order without asking about drinks or explaining the menu. The table beside us said they had been there for 3 hrs with bad service, so we took it as an omen and left. Skip this one unless you have time and don't care about service.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceeds expectation
    MF0714
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The atmosphere, the vibe, the music and food plus your sweetheart makes it a perfect place to have dinner on a Saturday night! We really enjoyed our evening and recommend it!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place, amazing atmosphere
    ilyha911
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The service is top notch, the music is great and the food is outstanding!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lamb How many ways
    SugarNSpiceVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We ordered 2 different lamb dishes and they were identical when presented. Ordered a risotto, that was very dry, it just looked like regular rice. Another one of our guests ordered pasta and it wasn't pleased with the dish.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Noise
    Music12
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Requested upstairs seating to hear music. Hard surfaces made peoples voices so loud it would have been distracting without the music.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Tourist Trap
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Read great reviews about this place, food, Jazz & the manager. Totally overrated with nearly inedible food & slow & inattentive service. Good location to stroll around afterward but that is it. Too may other great places to eat in Old Town
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very romantic!
    tennislady
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My husband and I recently dined here and had a wonderful time. Our waitress was friendly and fun. The manager gave us a fantastic table by the window and the jazz music coming from upstairs was nice. We had the braised lamb, endive salad and fois gras. The food was excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    ChicoVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Waiter was very attentive and provided excellent service. Food was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy but tasty
    Elodie
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I was there for a special occasion during the week. I saw there are many jazz show and I love jazz. The food was nice, wonderful lamb, but we were really close to the other table. It was noisy, difficult to hear the music. But wine is good too, notable wine list. So a mix of a good and bad points.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic