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Modavie

4.4
2145 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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French
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French bistro in a jazzy atmosphere

Seven nights a week, live local bands take the stage at Montreal’s hottest jazz bar and bistro. Modavie’s spirited setting encompasses two intimate floors and sets the scene for a night of great tunes, top dining and generous pastis toasting. The bistro’s far-reaching wine menu hits just the right notes and helps round off succulent lamb, fish, beef, duck and inspired pasta dishes.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Lunch and Dinner

Monday - Thursday: 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday: 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday: noon - 11:00 pm
Sunday: noon - 10:30 pm

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Phone number
(514) 287-9582
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Seven nights a week, local bands take the stage at Montreal’s hottest Jazz bar and bistro.
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Private party contact
Patrick Bourbonnière: (855) 730-5016
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
St. Laurent
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Parking details
Parking is available year-round on the street or behind the restaurant in a public lot with no affiliation to us.
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Public transit
Metro Place D'armes
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Entertainment
Live music every evening starting from 7pm!
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Special events & promotions
We are available to receive your small or large group of up to 100 guests.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine
What 2145 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.1
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Good venue with live jazz, which was too loud for normal conversation but food only we found was just ok for us.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great place to listen to live music and dine. Lace was packed and the ambience was full of energy!

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

Énormément déçu. J'ai eu un cheveux assez long dans l'entrée que j'avais demandé (assez dégueulasse merci) On m'a simplement changé mon assiette, sans plus. On ne m'a pas offert un rabais ou une promotion quelconque. Le problème, c'est que j'ai été serveur et gérant de restaurant durant de nombreuses années. Pour y avoir eu l'expérience, j'offrais toujours quelques choses à mes clients lors de situations de ce genre. Ma fille a eu son plat principale en même temps que son entrée. (Assez ordinaire mettons) un serveur qui aidait notre serveuse, ne savait tout simplement pas où allait les plats en plus de ne pas être capable de faire la différence entre un tartare de saumon et un tartare de boeuf. Sans oublier qu'il n'a pas été galant dutout, en donnant le plat principale de mon autre fille à son chum en premier au lieu d'elle. Ils avaient prit le même et nous avons eu comme réponse quand mon gendre lui a mentionné et je le site: "baa ce n'est pas n'est pas grave, l'autre assiette aussi s'en vient" Heuuuuu PARDON !!! Tant qu'a être dans les commentaires aussi bien vous dires que personnellement je trouve déplorable que le musicien termine à 22h au lieu de 23h. Nous aurions aimé pouvoir prendre un dernier verre en écoutant sa musique, mais bon. Nous avons été obligés de déplacer notre réservation si nous ne voulions pas être bousculés à cause de votre deuxième service. Ce n'était pas la première fois que j'y allait, mais je peux vous garantir que s'était la dernière. Somme toute, la bouffe ben ordinaire, service garocher et service de marde. Prix exorbitant, sans compter que nous n'avons pas dutout apprécié notre soirée. Votre réputation est surfaite !!! Somme toute, soirée à oublier !!!!!!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Good food, friendly staff and great live blues. I was in Montreal for two nights, and ended up going here for dinner both nights. Highly recommend.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

My only negative review is that I reserved and chose to have a regular table instead of a high table, but I got a high table. Everything else was great! It was worth sitting in that high chair.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

This place was so good we went back 2 times and will return whenever in Montreal. The staff treated us like family and the wonderful matte de, Lorenzo, decided we were sister and brother on the second visit. Alexandra our waitress was warm, efficient and charming. The food was excellent and fit for foodies who love French. Superb. Excellent fresh fish, salads nicoise and Quebec specialties. Great wine list. Wish they had a San Francisco location!!!

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Great music, food, and service!

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

A great dinner spot with live jazz. Warm, cozy atmosphere with friendly and attentive service. I started with the onion soup which came highly recommended. It was very good but not life-changing. The grilled lamp chops are stellar! Perfectly herbed and cooked with a light char. Accompanied by fresh seasonal vegetables that were tasty but not uniformly well-cooked. The cheesecake dessert was a delightful cap to the meal.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Service attentif et souriant. Atmosphere chaleureuse. Repas correct.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Lunch on a Sunday afternoon. It is often difficult to have a nice lunch on a Sunday afternoon, as many restaurants are closed and others focus more on a brunch type menu. Modavie is a Bistro well known for good food and live Jazz in the Old Montreal district. They were open and I had an enjoyable lunch. I chose a duck confit with a mushroom risotto. It was quite nice and went well with an accompanying glass of Malbec. Service was polite and attentive. At this time on a cold day with freezing rain it was a quiet time, but the food and service were comforting and enjoyable.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Mon conjoint et moi avons adoré l'expérience. La musique, le service et l'ambiance étaient irréprochable! Nous avons aussi spécialement aimé vos choix de cocktails! Le seul hic selon moi était le tartare de saumon que je n'ai pas apprécie. Toutefois, je recommande tout de même ce restaurant.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

table a bit too close to the entrance,
also the Jazz trio was too far in another section for us to hear,
when to a jazz restaurant to be within the music section of the trio, somewhat of
a let-down.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Superb experience!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

My husband and I visited Modavie during our honeymoon and had a fantastic time! Our server, Rad, was so friendly and provided impeccable service. He clearly takes great pride in his work, and we truly appreciated that. In addition, the hostess Kiera was very kind and took the time to check in on us throughout our time at Modavie to ensure we were enjoying ourselves. Fantastic restaurant. We will absolutely be back the next time we're in Montreal!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Very good food, quaint romantic atmosphere. Wait staff was extremely professional and inviting

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Food was delicious and the service excellent. We had a table of 10 sitting directly next to the jazz band which wasn't the best location for conversation with a table that large. Luckily, the band ended shortly after we got there, and the experience deeply pleasant

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We came here for dinner to celebrate my husband's 35th birthday. Music was fantastic - the band was great - and service was very good. I'm not sure if it was the owner who asked us about our experience as we left, but you could tell he was genuinely invested in his restaurant and very happy to hear we enjoyed our evening.
The food was good but not remarkable. I would remember this restaurant for it's great vibe more than it's food.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Loved it! Fabulous service (thank you Rad!), wonderful music, great food! Boyfriend and I will definitely be coming back the next time We are in Montreal!

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

J'ai bien aimé l'accueil et le service. petit Bmol, j'ai dépensé 175$ et lorsque j'ai demandé si deux personnes pouvaient venir nous rejoindre, on m'a souligné que ces personnes devraient prendre un repas pour pouvoir bénéficier de la musique et que pour cette fois il faisait une exception. J'ai remarqué que la table à coté avait pris seulement des breuvages. Cela m'a un peu insulté, nous sommes partis peu de temps après.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Magnifique souper, service impeccable de la part de josiane notre serveuse nous allons revenir c'est certain

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Endroit très bien, musiciens sur place, ambiance festive mais pas dérangeante! Très bien je le recommande!!

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great food, good service, amazing band.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Excellent repas et service. Je recommande.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

My daughter and I were traveling to Montreal from the US and had an incredible experience here. Rad was so helpful and very charming. The food, service and ambiance were amazing. The music could not have been more perfect. Two thumbs way up!!!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Great ambiance
Great service
Good food large portions good price
Great location

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Delicious food for a lovely evening with my hubby!!! Many thanks to Rad for taking such good care of us!!!!

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

It's tight upstairs, but then I would expect that of a blues venue.
Service was excellent, food was as expected with one minor problem with a rather sour tarte tatin (one out of three) - disappointed it was not taken off the bill as we could not eat it.
Music was great - good mix of blues, good vocals and not so loud that we could not talk.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great service and nice ambiance. We enjoyed our time.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Always a favorite when we visit the Old Port area. Their lamb dishes are great!

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2.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Foie gras to start was bland and disappointing. Duck confit was okay but the mushroom risotto that it was served with had little flavour. Steak frites was good and seasoned well. The french fries are not homemade. Overall disappointed, we came to visit Montreal from Ontario and this was our first night out. We picked the restaurant before we arrived in the city. If you are looking for romantic or fun atmosphere then great place, don't go for the food. We were the only diners and service was extremely slow and painful.

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3.0Dined on March 28, 2018

The food was terrible. Very disappointing. Atmosphere and service was great, but also a little loud for intimate conversations of more than 2.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

A fantastic place in the old city. Excellent service and amazing ambiance. Felt like a regular as soon as I walked in. I’ll be going back for certain.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Great food, friendly service, and excellent location. Loved the Ratatouille et Quinoa. Live music keeps the place lively.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Excellent service, very good food.I will definitely come back.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Service was flawless, but the food was only OK. Still great experience with the live music!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The food was excellent, the waitress "Imen" was so efficient, thoughtful, and recommended the best wine to pair with the lamb. Very attentive and a sweetheart. She made the place so pleasant to eat, listen to the music, which was just perfect, not too loud & and a great artist.
I would go back to Modavie at any time.
Louise

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I truly have enjoyed this restaurant in the past but we felt a bit let down. Don't get me wrong: the atmosphere was nice, live music is always a plus, service was great. The food, while definitely nowhere close to being bad, could have been better executed, particular in relation to the price associated with it. We left telling ourselves, "yeah that was just OK".

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great service for a large group of 10! Fantastic food and live jazz to accompany your meal. Excellent choice.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Le plat que j'ai choisie (ratatouille) était tiède et trop tomaté à mon goût. L'entrée était bonne et mes amies ont aimé ce qu'elles ont pris

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Belle ambiance mais un peu déçu de la longueur des pauses du musicien jeudi soir malgré son talent OK pour le blues

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