Modavie

4.5
2836 reviews
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French
French bistro in a jazzy atmosphere

Seven nights a week, live local bands take the stage at Montreal’s hottest live music bar and bistro. Modavie’s spirited setting encompasses two intimate floors and sets the scene for a night of great tunes and top dining . 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.
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, delicious cocktails, and great ambiance!

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Houston
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Modavie on Sunday evening for my brother’s birthday dinner. The food was delicious, the restaurant lively, and the live music was a beautiful added touch to our experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place. Worth the trip to Montréal

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food, great service, jazz was more like country/folk nusic

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NA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Nous n’avons pas eu les plats que nous avions commander. C’était très decevant

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MA
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Live music for brunch was delightful!!! Loved the atmosphere. Nothing to write home about the food/brunch menu. Dinner menu looked better.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, location, service

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CR
Mexico City
14 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nos dieron una mesa junto a la ventana, muy cozy, pedimos todo para compartir el salmon( salado para mi gusto) , calamares muy ricos , y los mejillones bueNa porcion para compartir y buena carta de vino. El camarero encantador y el lugar recomendable para date y algo
Con sabor frances.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

While vacationing with our family including school aged children, this was the best meal we had. Food was very good. Our table ordered the catch of the day, risotto, pasta and steak. Everyone enjoyed their meal. What really set Modavie apart was the exceptional service and environment. Our server was professional and knowledgeable. She was the perfect mix of prompt, personable and attentive but not overbearing that makes a meal into a memorable experience. The live music was excellent. It was entertaining but not so loud that you couldn’t carry conversation over it. We will most definitely recommend to friends who visit Montreal.

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New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate here twice in one vacation, due to the impeccable service and food. Really good wine selection and overall ambiance. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Montréal, especially the Old Town.

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AP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

We were in Montreal for a visit to see my son at McGill. I took him and his girlfriend out for dinner. It was a great evening. Attentive staff but disappointing food. Steak tartare was dry so we asked for an extra egg yolk which did improve it. Mussels were fine but the fries were cold which was too bad since I think they would ha e been really good. The salmon was good. Regardless of the ok food everything else was worth the evening.

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Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Had a lovely dinner here on our flying visit to Montreal. Food was quite good, wine excellent, ambiance was great and quiet jazz singer excellent. We would go bak.

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KW
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Modavie was the absolute perfect place for our dinner! The music was brilliant, the atmosphere was amazing, and the location is outstanding. It was very reminiscent of a Parisian bistro, and we loved it!

The food was absolutely incredible. We couldn't say enough good things about it!! It was all very reasonable for what we got, and totally worth it. Our server was great! We will definitely come back if we are ever in Montreal again.

Thank you, Modavie!

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lively restaurant, good service and food. Music was great but so loud you couldn’t have a conversation.

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L
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food service and music!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quaint.
Nice atmosphere

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JP
Mississippi
13 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! We were here with our family for a conference and chose this restaurant as our first night all together special meal. What a treat. The food and wine were amazing, our server was kind and helpful with the French items on the menu. But the icing on the cake was a delightfully excellent musician who went through two sets while we had dinner. He did all the old favorites but he accompanied himself on acoustical guitar and made them his own. And just loud enough to entertain and not prevent us from enjoying our family time together. I could ALMOST say he upstaged the food except that the food was so good too! Thank you Modavie for a wonderful memorable evening with my family. And what a great welcome to Montréal.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Food wasn't great. Live music was really nice though. Service was good.

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EG
Montreal
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I like their foods it really good. I'm satisfied with everything. ☺️😍

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JK
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found this amazing restaurant in old Montreal! Interior design was absolutely stunning. Food and service was outstanding!
Definitely will be coming back! Best experience!

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AA
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great ambience, the food was great, a little bit expensive, but worth the experience.

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p
Montreal
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night, food was amazing, so was the ambiance !!!

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EI
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. Seafood risotto recommended. Live music was great.

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NB
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was very friendly and the live music was an absolute delight!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Modavie has a great ambiance and is very affordable for good quality! Not my favorite dinner of all time but a good dinner!

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ZP
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent from start to finish. Great food, great service and a great atmosphere.

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JA
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for the Jazz Music and great food. We sat fairly close to the musicians but it was not too loud. The mussels were the best I have ever had.

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TC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very quick service.
Friendly.
Great ambiance.
Conviently located

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BC
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The ambience was great and the service attentive but not intrusive. The food was excellent for the most part. I had the muscles and fries. The mussels and the sauce were wonderful, the fries, however, looked and tasted like McDonald's fare. My partner had the carrot soup which excellent.

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JE
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply amazing. Amazing service, comfortable, great food at a good price, nice location, great atmosphere, live jazz shows (with no additional cost).

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A
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

J'ai adoré mon expérience, encore une fois!!
L'ambiance est super agréable et j'ai eu un très bon service! Les musiciens, toujours excellents!
Merci!

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C
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wine is a bit overpriced but it is the only negative point.

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SH
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow - what an excellent restaurant in the heart of Old Montréal! Great music and delicious food with a good selection of dishes.

The mussels were especially good with home cooked breads - melt in your mouth. Several in my party had the Rack of Lamb and commented on how good this was too.

I totally recommend this jewel of a spot!

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JC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful venue with a lovely vibrant atmosphere. Be sure to request a table in the area where the jazz music is played if that’s where your preference is.

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JK
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We really wanted to see some live music, but hadn't planned ahead. The only time we could get a reservation was for 9:30 upstairs. Unfortunately the music ends at 10 pm, so we were only able to catch a little bit of the music. There was also a band playing downstairs, which played well past 10 pm, so we were able to catch a little bit of that show as well. The place has a great feel and the staff were welcoming, service was great. We only had drinks and dessert which we enjoyed. I will definitely go back and get an earlier reservation next time I am in Montreal.

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B
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our charcuterie plate with esquist cheeses and paired with a wonderful wine. The music, though not jazz as expected, was pleasant and subdued. We had a cozy corner with a birw to old Montreal, and the performers.

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EP
New England
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere! Waitstaff was friendly and helpful and it was perfect for our one night in Montreal.

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JA
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the atmosphere was like being in Europe

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and service! Very reasonable prices as well.

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GD
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice food and wine, excellent service - pricey but a good experience all round

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