Modavie

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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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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Decent food. Great environment and great service.

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B
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

First off, the music is way too loud. The performers also asked intrusive questions over the microphone which were inappropriate. Basically had to come out as a gay man to the entire restaurant bc the performer kept asking me questions about our bachelorette group and why I was the only male. Not good etiquette.

Our server tried to be a show off and memorize our orders for a group of 9 (appetizers, dinners, drinks) and she had to come back 3 times to reconfirm/check what we ordered. I told her she should write it down but she didn’t... and had to come back yet again to ask what we ordered.

Saffron risotto was tasteless and dry.

French onion soup was great.

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HH
Montreal
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time, as usual. We have been coming to Montreal every summer and always have dinner at Modavie. Great place, great food and love the live music.

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W
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second time I’ve been to Moravie. It was a great experience again. Love the atmosphere, live band and our waiter was also very good. The service overall was excellent and food did not disappoint. Rack of lamb is a must try and cheesecake dessert (made in house) also great. I would definitely come back here again.

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AG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was great. Service was very good. Ordered a bottle and they always made sure are glasses were full. Music was excellent and they timed the table d’hôte to work with your two hour table timing well.

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M
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service, food, and live band was great. Would go again

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JG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

À l'arrivée ainsi qu'avant de confirmer votre présence, on vous indique que vous avez seulement 2h pour la soirée. Une fois sur les lieux, on ressent cette pression du temps : le service est rapide, la table est desservit en un clin d'oeil. Le musicien a une magnifique voix, très bon choix d'artiste, par contre sa présence est d'une courte durée. Quant à la nourriture, on n'y a va pas pour sa gastronomie, mais pour passer un moment entre amis et prendre un verre sans plus.

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F
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The wild boar was excellent , the side needed a little more taste- very bland. The lamb was excellent

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JF
Caribbean
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Modavie provided the best experience for great dining: great food, great service, great atmosphere. Our waiter made some excellent suggestions and the meal could not have been better. Modavie will be on the list to revisit upon my next return to Montreal.

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

Très bon resto, belle ambiance et très bon service je le recommande 🍷👌

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D
Memphis
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall it was good dining experience. Food was good, service was good also even though the restaurant was rather busy. Good French vibe and flavor. Definitely recommend to reserve a table beforehand, we went there on Tuesday evening and it was fully packed. We ordered selection of dishes and all good: French onion soup, calamari, lamb, risotto, steak... portions are big. Recommend to try!

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AD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Nous avons passé une excellente soirée,
Très bon chansonnier

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t
New England
26 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Prefect experience for an out of town group with a special Montreal meal of french cuisine. Service was excellent- the staff handled our large party very well and everyone was happy.
Thank you

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TK
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Modavie is amazing. It offers authentic and delicious French food with a decent, affordable price! Would totally recommend.

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L
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

J’ai passer un bon moment à ce restaurant, le service était impeccable. La nourriture était très bonne! La musique live procurait une ambiance chaleureuse. J’y retournerais sans hésitation.

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NS
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pour la fête des mères ,nous avons beaucoup apprécié l'ambiance. C'est très sympa. Les serveurs sont super gentils . L'agneau, c'est leur spécialité. On a adoré . C'est facile d'accès aussi. Merci à toute l'équipe.

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GD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Nice ambience, but overpriced and bland food.......................................................................................................................

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KG
Mobile
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

A bit noisy and as such hard to hesr and enjoy music. Super hot in there. The waitress said it's always hot. Food was okay but not great. Worst part was being told after we barely finished dessert that they would bring us bill and we had to pay and leave because they had people waiting for tables. We had 3 courses and wine and wanted to relax and not be rushed through our meal. We wanted to hear music. So very disappointed in how they rushed people through. We saw others before us have same experience. Not what we expected.

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JC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall a nice experience. We were headed to Cirque du Soleil, that is really close by, so didn't mind the two hour limit. We ended up staying an extra 15 with no problem. Service was friendly and professional. Lots of staff filling water glasses, taking dishes away, pouring wine. We were a table of six. I had the mussels which were delicious. Someone had the salmon and they enjoyed as well. Calamari and ceasar salad were also good. My daughter ordered off the kids menu. For $12, I would expect more. She chose the chicken breast and it was litteraly a cooked piece of white meat and a big pile of fries, no sauce, no vegetables, no breading/coating on meat. Very sorry excuse for a kid's meal. The hanger steak also had a big pile of fries, no veggies. Portions for other items were small relative to price including charcuterie board and foie gras torchon. Music started at 7pm which was loud as we were seating very close but really good so we didn't mind.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Notre serveur avait beaucoup d'humour, la cuisine était fine.
Nous avons été choyé durant cette soirée.
Merci à toute l'équipe, c'est sur qu'on reviendra.

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L
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

The quality of food was poor !the portion of the food is small and not worth it for the money you spend

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AP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Excellent food. Argumentative wait staff

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MC
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

Disappointed at placement of seating. Made reservation weeks in advance for dinner at jazz club. Got the dinner but not the jazz. Seated I. The back away from musivmc. Very disappointed.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I was dining solo after a long, frustrating day and Modavie came to my rescue with wine and steak frites 😊. The food was great, the music superb, and they made my night.

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D
Los Angeles
69 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved this restaurant. From the greeting as we entered to the excellent server and everything in between. The food was outstanding. My wife had the lamb chops and I had the cassulette of duck confit, with sausage and red and white beans. Both were up to great Paris bistro standards. The live combo made the evening that much more special.

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CG
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service excellent service. Very personable waitress

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

The service was awful and food came out cold. We were very disappointed.

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

bon service et bonne nourriture a essayer de nouveau! j'y retournerai pour profiter des 5 a 7 et de la musique

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SP
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great ! And worth it . I love live jazz music over there. We got a table just only 2 hr. Wish could stay longer.

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f
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lorenzo and the Team were extremely hospitable. Service was great and attentive. The rack of lamb was very well done. There is live music and a great atmosphere without it being a distraction between table conversation.

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OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great live music !

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M
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Oui si on feel party, non si on veut jaser, à moins d’être loin de la cuisine avec beaucoup de vaisselle qui tombe et du band. La nourriture était très bien, mais le staff avait l’air de rusher et de courrir, ça nuit à la coolitude.

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WT
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We very much enjoyed our evening at Modavie. Our waiter was amazing (but I can't remember his name). This was my first visit to Montreal but I will definitely be back to the city and to your restaurant. We were given a recommendation to go to Modavie by the front desk clerk at Springhill Suites.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lorenzo and the team at Modavie were absolutely amazing!! Great food, wine, service, atmosphere and music! Highly recommend!!

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CD
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. We had the lamb burger and a catch of the day. The service was great. They had Sam Orsini playing, he set an amazing ambience with classic songs (country roads, stand by me...) and an amazing voice. Very romantic date!

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CD
Toronto
41 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Live music, fine food, beautiful people : what more could you ask for ? The lamb is amazing

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RD
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really great atmposhere and good food! My wife wasn’t the biggest fan of the salmon but all of our other meals were great! Highly recommend. Love the live music!!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food great service and an overall great experience.

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S
Montreal
14 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a great even at this restaurant in beautiful old Montreal. Service was very good, friendly and at a good pace. Spanish Coffee at the end of the evening was outstanding. Will definitely go back.

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AT
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, atmosphere, customer service... highly recomemd!

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