A long-time fixture in the Montreal Jazz scene, Modavie supports local talent by hosting an eclectic group of Montreal-based artists who cover everything from jazz to R&B and Blues. Electric guitars, basses, saxophones, drums, trumpets and pianos—a fantastic medley of instruments grace the stage seven nights a week! Stop by for the great food and stick around for amazing music.
Ideal for an intimate after-work encounter between colleagues or friends, Modavie invites you to its live jazz happy hour sessions highlighting local artists. From Monday to Thursday, enjoy the 8 oz glass of wine at the price of 5 oz with over 20 choices of wines available by the glass or take advantage of a $20 discount on a selection wine bottles Take part in Old Montreal’s local scene.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
Lamb Chops with Oregano
Potatoes and vegetables
Mint sauce and sour cream
Great atmosphere, attentive service and amazing live music. Food was really tasty but limited vegan options.
Service was very good & friendly. We chose this restaurant because of the menu. Priced well & great food.
Reserved a table 2 weeks early positioned to see performer was shown to seats behind a wall. Expected jazz got an acoustic guitar singer who was quite good but like a street busker. As we could not see anyway it might as well have been a CD.
Wines on menu were not available - so limited choice of bottles - nothing shy of $60 a bottle.
Food was decent - but marked up in price presumably for the entertainment that we never got to see.
Service was quite good - and the food also pretty good.
Ultimately it was $200 for 3 people for a main course and a shared bottle of wine.
Beautiful building - but if enjoying the music is part of your plans then you need to check the listings and be more assertive than we were when you are shown to a table behind a wall..
Wonderful food. Our server was very good. Available and helpful but not on top of you. Upstairs dining was low noise. Good for talking. I recommend going if you appreciate high food quality.
Loved the restaurant but extremely expensive @ $20/roll
Friendly attentive bar staff. Great food and drinks
Service was beyond horrible.
In a cool cozy atmosphere with live music, brunch at Modavie is relaxed and welcoming. The staff are courteous and service is quick, but not rushed. They make an effort to smile, even under their mask. The maître d'hôtel, Lorenzo treated us as guests with a friendly, yet professional demeanor. Booking online was easy and I was able to select the occasion, in this case, my birthday. To mark my special day, the waiters wished me a happy birthday, but without the embrrasing hoopla song and dance. Instead, I was presented with a complementary desert. It was was such a treat to dine here.
Our favourite place for dinner and jazz when we come to Montreal!
Lamb rack is splendid!
Friendly staff and beautiful venue! The live music was excellent as well!
It is a cozy place, but the food was not great nor the service. The servers were aggressively trying to sell the drinks. We could not enjoy the music much, we were asked to liberate the table shortly after the music started for a second service.
Supposément spécialiste de l’agneau, nous n’avons pas été impressionné pas le carré d’agneau en croûte de sesame. Quelle mauvaise idée. Aucun goût, aucun parfum.
Cave à vin très limité, pour un bar à vin.
Par contre, nous y allons pour la musique, excellent groupe de Blues et très belle atmosphère dans un beau bâtiment du vieux Montréal.
I loved the atmosphere and vibe. The food was amazing and the music was a nice add on to the meal. The music was a bit too loud at some moments but very enjoyable. My only complaint would be that the bartender was very slow at serving. It took a while for us to get our drinks. Our food came before our drinks. But overall, I would definitely visit this restaurant again!
Endroit à découvrir!
Our dinner at Modavie was wonderful! The Garlic Snails and French Onion Soup were the best we have ever had. The rack of lamb and lamb shank were both delicious. The service was wonderful and the ambiance is romantic.
The food was just okay. The mussels were gritty and you would get sand in your mouth. The ambiance was nice. Someone in our party sent the risotto back because it had a pepperoni flavour???
Delicious onion soup and putine. Quick lunch meal between tours. If you didn’t know it you could imagine yourself in Paris.
The second time I go to Modavie :) The food is always delicious but this time the service was a bit odd, with orders being taken very slowly and food coming out almost cold. I think it must’ve just been a weird night so I still had a great time and I recommend the food to anyone. Special mention for the host Lorenzo who made us feel at home and made us laugh :)
The food. Service ambiance was wonderful and we will be back and be sure to tell our friends and family
Wonderful, from the moment I walked in as a single diner they treated me very special, greeted me by name and let me choose a table. The French and Italian wine list was wonderful, and the small but amazing menu was to die for. Excellent lamb, fresh veggies and terrific deserts. All the right portion and beautiful plates. The waiters were all kind, and kept a special eye on me despite the very busy dining room. The staff seemed to really enjoy working their and new their kitchen well! All this plus live music! Terrific work, keep it up!
Modavie. We wanted to eat there entire week but could not find an opening until miraculously there was a 2pm opening yesterday that we snatched. We came with our daughter and order 5 different items on the food menu(french onion soup, escargot, fried calamari, burger and chicken ceasar salad) and I cannot tell you which one was tastier. The owner Lorenzo made us feel extremely welcome and treated us like family. Service was great as well. I would definitely mark this as a must eat place if you ever find yourself in Montreal.
Looking forward to coming back already.
Loved it! Brought my friend for her birthday and the hostess made sure to let our waiter know, he brought her dessert with a sparkler without me mentioning anything. The live music makes it so special and it’s not too loud to have a conversation. Lovely staff, amazing service, excellent food.
Birthday great ambiance and music
A huge thanks to Dwayne Dixon (musician) and the staff at Modavie for making our son's 8th birthday so special and memorable. Everything was delicious, especially the house specialty lamb dishes. We enjoy taking our kids to "grown-up fancy restaurants," and Modavie is our new favourite. We look forward to returning when we're in Montréal again.
Food was really good but atmosphere was even better. We had great service & the music was incredible. Can’t wait to come back.
We really had a great time in Modavie. Service was great and food was excellent, too. I really liked my lamb chops. And other lamb dishes were great,too. I highly recommend this restaurant.
We were greeted at the door by Lorenzo Baldassare and he made us feel like home. The food, service and ambiance were all amazing. The food was outstanding, service was fast and staff was very attentive and we loved listening to the live music in the background. Can’t wait to go back, would highly recommend and must-try in Old Port Montreal!
Sabrina & André
Thank you so much for this amazing review!
Beef tartar was superb; so was agnolotti with lamb. Other dishes loess spectacular
Very nice! Great music. Great food. Very helpful front desk.
Thank you, TomN! We are thrilled you had a good time at Bistro Modavie and we hope to see you again soon!
The Jazz band that was playing was INCREDIBLE ❤️.. We will definitely be back ..
Thank you for this very sweet review! We look forward to having you back!
Great food, music and overall experience!!
We appreciate your positive feedback!!
La soupe à l’oignon un incontournable; ayant dégusté une telle soupe sur plusieurs croisières c’est de loin la meilleure !
Merci, ReynaldD, pour cet avis vraiment fantastique! Nous sommes très heureux que vous ayez autant apprécié notre soupe à l'oignon and nous espérons que vous viendrez nous visiter à nouveau bientôt!
As requested they sat us near the stage. The waiter, Christian, was attentive and personable. It was my birthday and at the end they brought a small dessert (complimentary) and wished me happy birthday. The food was good and exactly what we ordered. My steak was done perfectly. Great night!
Thank you for this amazing 5 star review! We are so happy your birthday dinner turned out to be such a positive experience and we hope you'll come visit us again soon!
GL Chambers and his fellow musicians played their hearts out. Great show and musicianship.
Food was excellent, waiter superbe and wine selection fantastic.
Will definitely be back.
Thank you, Sharp! We are thrilled you had such a good experience and we look forward to welcoming you back! À bientôt!
Fantastic little restaurant in the heart of the old port in Montreal.
Came here with a partner, had a 545pm reservation and was sat, promptly upstairs. While the live music was playing upstairs (started at 7pm), upstairs is the place to be for ambience etc. Dinner was delicious- we shared escarcots, and I had chicken, he had octopus linguine. Super delicious. would highly recommend
Thank you, AndreaH, for this amazing review! We are glad you had a great evening with us and we hope you'll come visit us again shortly!
Food was delicious
We appreciated your kind review, AshleyS!
The best escargots we have ever had!
Thank you for this amazing review!
A perfect French bistro in all ways.
Thank you so much, JamesF! Your words mean a lot to us and we hope to serve you again soon!
You can order delivery directly from Modavie using the Order Online button. Modavie also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (514) 287-9582.
Modavie is rated 4.6 stars by 3958 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.