Modavie

4.4
2608 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, French / Canadian, International
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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: 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sunday: 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Phone number
(514) 287-9582
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jérome Tagny
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Private party facilities
Seven nights a week, local bands take the stage at Montreal’s hottest live music bar and bistro.
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Private party contact
Modavie's event team: (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!
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Modavie has prepared a special 5-course holiday menu at $ 95, available only under reservation on the 24th, 25th, 31st of December and 1 January. Yet another excuse for some great food and some excellent live music!

Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Modavie has prepared a special 5-course holiday menu at $ 95, available only under reservation on the 24th, 25th, 31st of December and 1 January. Yet another excuse for some great food and some excellent live music!

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Modavie has prepared a special 5-course holiday menu at $ 95, available only under reservation on the 24th, 25th, 31st of December and 1 January. Yet another excuse for some great food and some excellent live music!

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 2608 People Are Saying
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K
Montreal
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place as always. Fantastic lamb inspired dishes. One of my regulars when I am in Old MTL and this for well over a decade.

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M
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolument magnifique. Tout était parfait. Mes collègues étaient ravis.

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

We had a great time with a group of 8.
Food was tasty, although some dishes had already cooled down a bit when served, and looked nice.
Restaurant has a nice vibe and impressive live music performances.
Extensive wine list, although a bit pricey in my opinion.

All in all highly recommended and I’m sure I’ll return.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was decent.. steak topped with bordelaise, yes, but no rub / spices on it. Other person in party’s chicken was bland as well, and her sauce on it was cold when it got to the table, vegetables were not seasoned.

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JA
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Literally the best rack of lamb I've had in my life.

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DA
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing, the music from the live music section was not too loud and created such a pleasant dining ambiance. Definitely highly recommend their mussels and fries, the sauce is amazing.

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W
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The food was interesting and inventive but at times it missed. The gravlax appetizer was over cured, and over oily. The pork belly dish had multiple components which were each fine but it did not work together that well. No cohesion. Cavatelli was good. Lamb chops were fine, but not as good as "our specialty" promised. Other dishes were fine. Energy was great in the restaurant, music was fun. Our waitress was fantastic. Wonderful smile, attentive and took great care of us.

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FV
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellente nourriture, belle ambiance et orchestre blue/jazz superbe

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BG
New England
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Rock solid dining experience for a reasonable price. Great ambiance and food.

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EL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service and really nice bar. They had a live band which was nice.

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OT
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Ambiance was great and the food was good but the waiter was annoying. Kept bothering us every 5 minutes. Sometimes too much is worse than not enough. Further more he told us not to get the wine we chose saying it’s really bad and brought us another bottle we asked something below 50$. At the end we realized the the bottle he served us was 60$. We felt just ripped off.

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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I have been to Modavie three times. Wine, service, and ambiance are always fantastic. My food has always been super (rack of lamb). Tonight our party of five had two entrees cold. The team there handled it very professionally. Desert was great. Will be back.

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NO
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyable live music and lovely food. Wine selection is extensive

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HR
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the live back ground music. Lamb a must try. Very attentive service.

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e
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance and service, but food is hit or miss. The lamb poutine was tasty, but the baguette was neither fluffy nor crispy, just dense and chewy. The escargot puff pastry had plenty of tasty snails, but the pastry was cold. The seafood risotto had well seared scallops, but also fake crab stick pieces!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service from the server was phenomenal. She was so skilled, that it made our night. The food was excellent as well. I noticed that it was less salty than some restaurants but that is good because I can always add more salt if I want. I ate the cassoulet and it was perfectly done. The coffee and deserts were very good as well.

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CO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It's a cozy place; however, my coat, my hair and me entire clothes smelled like food afterwards. Dishes were nicely timed, and I did not have to rush though my salad before my entrée. I ordered chicken and perhaps I should've ordered the lamb as my chicken was lacking flavor.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Very good for people visiting Montréal and looking for a wide menu!

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BH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The drinks and food were very good. Started with the braised lamb poutine and it was delicious. As my main I had bolognese but it wasn't the best, and was kind of dry. For dessert, I can't remember the name but it was a vanilla cake with ice cream. The cake was warm and amazing. Fleur de Sureau was my cocktail, also great. Although the bolognese was not great everything else was so good it made up for it. So just order something else. My friend got the seafood risotto and loved it ( I tasted it and agreed). There was live music and the service was great. I would recommend this place.

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EJ
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere and good for a group but food was just so-so.

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RB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

When we first arrived we were seated in the main dining room. It was PAINFULLY LOUD ! The waitress had to shout to even take our order. We requested and were cheerfully moved to the barroom where the volume was acceptable. It wasn’t the live music but the overall structure and capacity crowd that made the room unbeatable. The manager was most understanding and helpful. The food was good, fresh and well presented. The lamb chops were excellent. Be sure to ask fur the barroom if you want to be able to hold a conversation during your meal

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my girlfriend’s birthday and I had special requests that were met and exceeded. The staff coordinated with the live band to sing her happy birthday and treated her to a specialty tiramisu. It was an amazing dining experience.

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J
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Délicieux dans un beau décor vieillot! Belle découverte.

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New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of 11, including a baby. Evening was amazing! Josie was our server and she is one of the best we've ever had. The food was great, the ambiance is awesome and the live music is an added bonus.

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New England
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food, the jazz music and ambience. Perfect evening with our family! Thank you.

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Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Anonymous told

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited as a family two adults two teen kids. Lorenzo greeted us and was lovely. Our server was attentive, the food and drinks were delicious and atmosphere was perfect. They were very attentive to our needs and willing to work with our requests. Risotto and fish of the day were especially delicious. Slightly touristy when we were there but not in a bad way. If I lived in Montreal I’d go there for a delicious meal anytime. Mo David was recommended to us by friends and we will be back for sure.

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AM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My go to place each visit to Montreal from the US. Lorenzo (the owner) and William make each visit memorable for me. Sunday night's at the bar with the wonderful Iman are as good as it gets. While there are many dining options in Montreal, Modavie feels like home.

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SC
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very good time at modavie, one of the best experience we had in a restaurant!! We went there on a Saturday night and there was an amazing blues live band performing which made the atmosphere even better!! The food was delicious, we both ordered French dishes and it was a good as if we were in France (I'm from France)...A special thumbs up to the service which was brought up to the next Level by our waitresses "Alexandra" whom is very good to recommend dishes, cocktails and very attentive to every details!! We went there for a birthday and had an outstanding evening!!!

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K
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I love jazz and blues, so to have a soulful, vibrant band playing while I indulged in my perfectly cooked (med rare) Filet Mignon, was my version of a perfect Saturday night in Montreal. Service was great, the ambiance was amazing - everyone was just so happy. If you love lamb - you must go here, it is their specialty. My sister ordered it and said it was the best lamb she has ever had. Overall, just amazing - will def be back again.

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Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Objectivement ,
Musique ambiance service repas
Tout est parfait
Merci à la charmante hôtesse et aussi Lorenzo
Aussi à François

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Q
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

I was there for mtl a table , unfortunately for last evening and they did not have the plate I wanted . I finally chose the main menu as this plate cannot be replaced ... it would have been nice though to offer an option.

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DB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food we ate and the service we received were both outstanding. 4 of us were visiting from out of town and just the night before our reservation we'd eaten somewhere else, paid much more for our meal and were sorely disappointed with the whole experience. You bet I'll be going back next time I go to Montreal! 3 of us ordered the filet mignon, and 1 of us took a chance on the spaghetti bolognese. We had read some reviews that the spaghetti wasn't great however it was delicious! The filets were all cooked perfectly, the sauce was extremely flavourful and the warm bread we were served was also memorable. I will be dreaming about my meal for a while.

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LM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great musique!

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MC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal for a large group. We were in a room adjacent to where the live music was playing, and we were still able to carry on a conversation while listening to the music. Enjoyed the wine and food, with great service.

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LL
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Ambiance was great, music was great, service was great .... but the food was decidedly meh. Seafood risotto was gummy, and the scallops were so overdone they were rocks. Lamb on the bland pasta was very fatty. We loved everything else, but would never go back because the food was actually bad.

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DS
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a wonderful anniversary dinner. Live music and great food. Get the lamb! Everything you would want a french bistro to be plus more. A wonderful evening in Olde Towne Montreal.

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J
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Bons choix au menu, belle carte des vins, service excellent, portions convenables, plats savoureux.

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M
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I highly recommend this restaurant. Very classy, impeccable service. Good food, table d'hote was good. Waiter was very attentive and professional.

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C
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Mon repas était froid et il faisait froid dans le restaurant. Lorsque mentionné après le repas aucune offre de compensation. Le repas de mon accompagnateur était chaud. Un samedi soir, il faut mangé en 2 heures. Le service est très rapide.

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