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Modavie, Montréal, QC

Modavie

4.5
4.5
5013 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
French
Since 1997, Modavie Bistro invites you to taste a varied menu inspired by French classics. Spawning two floors with vintage ambiance in the heart of Old Montreal, you can hear live bands play every night as well as during weekend brunch.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 133 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, French / Canadian, Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (514) 287-9582

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Modavie can accommodate any type of event! The restaurant can seat up to 240 people and features numerous sections that can be fully privatized. Stone walls and beautiful woodwork create a setting that’s both warm and genuine. The wonderful ambiance is complemented every night with refined bistro cuisine and live music. – Anniversary – Wedding – Corporate event (team building, business dinner, etc.) Contact us for all the details at info@modavie.com

  • Private party contact

    Modavie's event team: (855) 730-5016

  • Neighborhood

    Old Montreal

  • Cross street

    St. Laurent

  • Parking details

    Parking is available year-round on the street or behind the restaurant in a public lot with no affiliation to us.

  • Public transit

    Metro: Place d'Armes station (5 min walk)

  • Entertainment

    Live music every evening starting from 7pm!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 5,013 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Montreal / Quebec

    Hot Spot

  • Montreal / Quebec

    French

  • Montreal / Quebec

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    Hot Spot

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    French

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  1. P

    Patpet

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Patrice was fabulous! The French onion soup was incredible! We just had appetizers and drinks but look forward to our next time in Montreal and returning to Modavie!!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting from the UK with my partner. We were looking for good food combined with a great atmosphere which is exactly what we found! Friendly, efficient service with excellent food accompanied by wonderful live music and a clean, well presented restaurant! Highly recommend.
  3. AT

    AlfonTag

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was great. Service was slow. Nice vibe.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent. Live music made it great.
  5. DP

    DavidP

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The ambiance was great, the live music superb and the waiters very profesional and smiley. Just the duck, me and my girlfriend both ordered it and we thought it was too salty... Overall great experience just the main course I was disapointed.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible service. Delicious food. Great atmosphere (and music)
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to lunch here on vacation and we were met with wonderful food and service. The man who sat us (Lorenzo, I hope I’m remembering your name correctly) was very kind and made the experience wonderful. I would highly recommend.
  8. JB

    JacquelineB

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food, very good service and great ambience. Loved the live music. At just the right level does dinner. Well done
  9. DT

    DennisTkach

    Minneapolis

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    JESSICA WAS A GREAT SERVER, FOOD AS EXCELLENT and it was a very enjoyable evening and dinner.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, great food….service was great…Lorenzo was awesome.
  11. VS

    VictoriaS

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came to celebrate our 5th year anniversary and couldn’t be happier. Great atmosphere, great music, and EXCELLENT food. We will definitely be coming back ❤️
  12. m

    mariebmost

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    My partner and I went here for our anniversary dinner and we enjoyed the ambience and music. Perfect for couples and friends to get together. We thought the food was ok. We got the bone marrow and it was way too salty and the bread crumbs were inedible. We suggest cutting down on the salt and not over toasting the crustini. We also got the vegetable cream soup and we enjoyed that as well as the green salad. For our main entrees, we had the bolognaise and the duck confit. Both were good, however, we recommend adding more gravy for the duck confit ($33) and more sauce for the pasta ($24) as it was a bit dry. The proportions for both entrees were an appropriate amount. Unfortunately, our server was not around when we needed them, so we had to wait for awhile to get some water, napkins, etc. Overall, we rate our experience a 3/5.
  13. JM

    JosephM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We tremendously enjoyed the space, the atmosphere, the music and the cuisine. I did request a desert with candle for my wife’s birthday. It was forgotten and upon a reminder to the hostess we received it but that time it was not a surprise. However, this will not deter us from visiting again.
  14. JN

    JasonN

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Classic tourist spot in Old Montreal. Was hoping for some jazz based on what I read online but sadly lots of 70s American rock. Which is fun, but not what I was looking for.
  15. JM

    JMU2002

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Sunday night there is no live music upstairs and where we wanted to sit was under construction but food and service were excellent. I would def come back
  16. VW

    ValerieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Great service. Lovely venue. Live entertainment.
  17. n

    null

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From start to finish this dining experience was superb! The service was excellent, attentive and polite. Each course was exquisite and the ambiance was quite nice for dinner for two. Would recommend the duck confit!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Nice Jazz music, food is reasonably good, somewhat limited menu
  19. JD

    JulieD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lorenzo est un hôte hors pair. Nous avons été accueillis comme des rois pas Lorenzo. Son accueil personnalisé fut un Plaisir. L’ambiance, le band, la nourriture et le décor furent tout simplement exceptionnel. Nous allons réserver de nouveau chez Modavie. Nous avons pu célébrer un événement familial unique dans un environnement t exceptionnel.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Nous avons adoré notre soirée. La nourriture était super à l’exception de la soupe à l’oignon qui n’avait pas le goût d’oignons mais plutôt d’eau. On avait l’impression que le bouillon avait été retravaillé avec de l’eau. Par contre, le choix du fromage sur le dessus a sauvé le plat. Le tartare de bœuf était succulent, ça fait longtemps que j’en avais pas mangé un aussi bon! Mon assiette de moules était parfaite, moules bien nettoyées et le bouillon sublime. Mon conjoint a pris le suprême de poulet et a aussi adoré. Excellent restaurant dans l’ensemble, on le recommandera assurément.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and vibe. Our waitress was kind and knowledgeable about the menu. Everything was perfect!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful night at one of our favourite stops in Montreal!!
  23. C

    Catherine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our server was excellent… very prompt and accommodating. The music was provided by excellent jazz musicians making dinner even more enjoyable.
  24. KP

    KaraP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our experience was superb! Our server, Jessica, was the best server I have ever had! Extremely knowledgeable, funny and helpful!
  25. N

    Nettiecat

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Modavie has a distinctly French vibe AND live music which is a wonderful accompaniment to the eclectic food selection. We enjoyed the bone marrow, lamb carpaccio and beef tartare along with jazz played on the bass cello and keyboard. A fantastic experience!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family of 4 went on recommendation from a friend, while on our first trip to Montreal. The restaurant was beautiful, service was friendly and great, food and drinks also very good. I really enjoyed my beef tartare and green salad. This meal was the perfect end to our day!
  27. J

    Judythemoody

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The food was not impressive although we made sure to order the specialty (the lamb dishes) and they were less than average. Our friends ordered steak and fries and was overly salty. The female washroom had no soap although we mentioned it to the waiter mutiple times, nothing was done about it. The live music was very nice, and the waitress was nice.
  28. f

    food4us

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, ambience and best band we've ever heard in a restaurant. Will be recommending!
  29. LF

    LaurenF

    Naples

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Aahhhh…the Modavi experience! Well, the experience was such that we had to go back a second time! Service was attentive and engaging. The food, oh my…the food. We tried the lamb carpaccio and it was exceptional. The garlic snails were much enjoyed by my wife and for our entrees, my wife enjoyed the French onion soup and the hamburger was juicy expertly prepared! The second time was a caviar and salmon tartare appetizers and the entree a duck confit that was amazing. Great music on top of it all and in our opinions, one of the best restaurants in Montreal!!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!! Loved it
  31. JF

    JudyF

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    I was so looking forward to my first restaurant dinner since the pandemic began. Our server was wonderful and so was the music. Sadly, the food was tasteless and cold. You have a great location and ambiance. You need the kitchen to catch up.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was very good, service was ok. The live music and the ambianc
  33. SW

    SteveW

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Great meal and and service. Music was excellent. Marked down as had worst table in the place - my view was of the back wall (avoid table 103)
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service. Starting with Lorenzo at the front of house making sure everything is in order to the servers always ensuring we were happy with the food and wine. Great French onion soup, escargots, mussels, veal Milanese, duck confit and crispy salmon. Good wine list covering both old and new world. We were there a few years ago and remembered what a good meal we had. This time did not disappoint and may have even been better.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great evening, fantastic jazz with the Shufflers!! Service was wonderful and food was delicious
  36. S

    Sophia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & ambiance with live music upstairs. Went there to celebrate a friend’s birthday and Veronique made it a great experience!
  37. s

    superjfc

    Philadelphia

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were on a trip to Montreal and could not have chosen a better restaurant for dinner. Service was exceptional, friendly and professional. The food was delicious! We enjoyed the snails, lamb chop and rack dishes and the lemon tart. There was a very wide variety of cocktails and wine selections, as well as after dinner spirits and specialty coffees. There was also a very talented musician that performed throughout our leisurely paced meal. Highly recommend!
  38. GG

    GanderGirl54

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great spot- really good food and service- friendly service- Jazz music a nice addition, and not too loud at all.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food and experience
  40. BY

    BYYYC

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding meal, ambience and wine list. Live music put it over the top for a great gastro experience in Montreal.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

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 4.5 stars by 5013 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 133 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Modavie

1 rue St. Paul O., Montréal, QC H2Y1Y6

Additional information

  • Cross street

    St. Laurent

  • Neighborhood

    Old Montreal

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, French / Canadian, Bistro

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking is available year-round on the street or behind the restaurant in a public lot with no affiliation to us.

  • Public transit

    Metro: Place d'Armes station (5 min walk)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Live music every evening starting from 7pm!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (514) 287-9582

  • Private party facilities

    Modavie can accommodate any type of event! The restaurant can seat up to 240 people and features numerous sections that can be fully privatized. Stone walls and beautiful woodwork create a setting that’s both warm and genuine. The wonderful ambiance is complemented every night with refined bistro cuisine and live music. – Anniversary – Wedding – Corporate event (team building, business dinner, etc.) Contact us for all the details at info@modavie.com

  • Private party contact

    Modavie's event team: (855) 730-5016

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