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Modavie, Montréal, QC

Modavie

4.6
4.6
4559 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
French

Brunch with live music every weekend!
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A long-time fixture in the Montreal Jazz scene, Modavie supports local talent by hosting an eclectic group of Montreal-based artists who cover everything from jazz to R&B and Blues. Electric guitars, basses, saxophones, drums, trumpets and pianos—a fantastic medley of instruments grace the stage seven nights a week! Stop by for the great food and stick around for amazing music.

Ideal for an intimate after-work encounter between colleagues or friends, Modavie invites you to its live jazz happy hour sessions highlighting local artists. From Monday to Thursday, enjoy the 8 oz glass of wine at the price of 5 oz with over 20 choices of wines available by the glass or take advantage of a $20 discount on a selection wine bottles Take part in Old Montreal’s local scene.

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Booked 107 times today

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 4,559 people are saying

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. PM

    PetrosM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    I went to this place because of the great reviews. The greatest disappointment was the kitchen service which was totally disorganised. They were keep bringing the wrong dishes, and the main course took 45 minutes. All other tables that came after us were served and finished before we get our main course. I left before I had the chance to taste the main course. The waitress was trying to be helpful but it was not enough.

  2. ST

    SarahT

    Caribbean

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    The service and the food was excellent. Would come again.

  3. BZ

    BrentZ

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Me and my wife really enjoyed everything about this place. We will definitely go back next time we are in the city

  4. CF

    CorinaF

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice location, good food, fast service! Would definitely recommend!

  5. M

    Michail

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing delicious food and very good drinks. Took my my parents there that visiting montreal and they love it!! Service was extremely good!!! Well done Modavie!!

  6. MJ

    MichealJ

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great evening at Modavie. The atmosphere is BACK !!!

  7. JF

    JeanF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Super, j'y retournerai pour sur :0) Ambiance super, nourriture super, service impeccable. Très belle soirée.

  8. RM

    RinMontreal

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    The food was unremarkable. It wasn't bad, but it felt ho-hum. The location and ambience is excellent. The service was also excellent. Our waiter was lovely. I made a reservation and we were placed right next to the band and this made conversation nearly impossible. Luckily we had an early reservation so we had time for talking before the band started. The music was great it was just to loud as we were placed so close.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful service. Excellent food. Thank you!

  10. TD

    ThienD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Too noisy. We prefer relax music The foods and service are overall very good

  11. TF

    TianaF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    The pictures made it look very fancy, but we turned up and it was a very fancy pub which was even better. That's probably why the calamari was very oily. My partner's salmon was made with love, my chicken was not. They handed me a big chunk of unseasoned chicken breast with soft white skin on top. Maybe this is how chicken breast is made in France? It certainly isn't in the rest of Canada

  12. S

    Sofran

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Endroit super et le carré d’agneau est absolument fabuleux

  13. L

    Laurianne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent little French cousine restaurant in the heart of old port! Staff was super attentive and the food + mixed drinks were great. Love the live music too. Would recommend!

  14. SR

    SusanneR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Travel, family trip

  15. CS

    ChrisS

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, wine and food. It always seems to be busy so book ahead.

  16. JL

    JoyL

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolute gem in the heart of old Montréal. Service by Jessica was excellent and loved the cool jazz music to set the mood. Rack of lamb was amazing and filet was equally delicious. Left fully satisfied without feeling overly full. Highly recommend!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lorenzo was hilarious and very accommodating! Food was superb!

  18. KW

    KaylaW

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful restaurant, delicious food & great service. Located in a lovely spot with a nice ambience. Friendly staff. Definitely recommend!

  19. RA

    RobertA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent atmosphere, service, and food. We were there for Sunday brunch. Live jazz (standup bass and keyboard) was just the right volume to allow table top conversation. Felt like Paris. We'll go again.

  20. CB

    ChrisB

    Charlotte

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Father’s Day brunch was outstanding. Unfortunately, we had a very noisy group of women behind us unfortunately, left after 15 minutes and the noise level was definitely better

  21. SG

    SebastienG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great music, fantastic food, hospitality and service that’s tough to beat! Lorenzo was particularly delightful :) Seb and Vanessa

  22. TD

    TheDutchFisherman

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience4

    We were looking forward to eating at Modavie again as part of our annual visit to Montreal for the F1 GP. Sure missed it the last 2 years. Turns out, time has not been kind on Modavie. The food was in one word terrible. But lets start at the beginning, we had reservations at 8pm, got seated promptly and had our entrees in front of us by 8.30pm (and yes, we did have appetizers). All in favor for getting food in a timely matter, but we're having a night out here. Then the food. I had the onion soup, recommended by the waitress. Was it onion soup though? Or was it boiled onions in water with a piece of bread thrown in and some cheese on top? I'm leaning towards the latter. I know for a fact there was no salt involved. Ok, on to the main course. How about some bone dry salmon, with some steamed vegetables served over greasy, overcooked slide potatoes? The $5 salmon at Ikea runs circles around this many times. Again, pretty confident no salt or any other spices were involved. Since we're still trying to make a night of it, we decide, against better judgement to order dessert. Can they screw up 3 courses in a row? They sure can! The profiteroles with ice cream look great, but first bite into it confirm the worst fears, the ice cream has lots of ice crystals in it! I strongly recommend staying away from this place until they get a new chef and manager, which I hope they will get soon!

  23. RW

    RobertW

    Vancouver

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another awesome meal in Old Montreal. A two-storey restaurant in a very old building, with incredible ambience. Everything went perfectly from our arrival until the end. Our server, Caroline, greatly contributed to our enjoyable dinner. She was engaging, knowledgable and friendly. A bonus was the jazz duo (piano & bass) playing downstairs that really made the evening magical. The grilled lamb chops, a great bottle of wine, and a lively room, with lots of Grand Prix people, created such a memorable meal.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food ! Best vibes. All round one of my favourite restaurants in Montreal

  25. JB

    JonathanB

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Quaint bistro in a very popular area. Staff was well trained and friendly. Food was delicious and reasonably priced. I highly recommend!

  26. DK

    DawnK

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really nice lunch, the asparagus and tartare were splendid. Service was excellent.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our experience was amazing! Lorenzo is a fantastic host, so friendly and gave us an awesome table by the windows. The food was great, service was attentive. Recommend this place for any occasion and worth going into Old Montreal. The breakfast poutine was the best and their espresso martinis! Lorenzo you know I’m coming back again and calling at 10am! :)

  28. S

    Sars

    Atlantic Canada

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Our server Charlotte (I think) was incredible. My salmon was overdone and she noticed right away by asking without making me feel uncomfortable. Everyone’s pasta was amazing.

  29. M

    Monkey

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service, ambiance and food. Highly recommend it.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Thé muscles where not all cooked Should pay better attention to those details very important and could be dangerous for someone who doesn’t know the difference!

  31. L

    Locavore

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Solid meal. Salmon was slightly over cooked but the rest was spot on. Steak tartare flavorful and the potatoes to die for. Service super hospitable. Love entertainment just right. Not in your face, but added a nice touch. Can’t wait to come back.

  32. R

    Rebecca

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding service, extremely friendly and attentive. Food quality was excellent. Generous servings

  33. JH

    JamieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The atmosphere and ambiance were very inviting. The wait staff was friendly and helpful. Myself and my fiancée came to Modavie for a date night on our vacation. There was a blues musician playing and the dimly lit building with smoky music was perfect for us. The food and wine were also excellent. We had some of the more unique menu options and they were exquisite. Highly recommend Modavie!

  34. G

    Greatauk

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good is excellent and good portions. A little b too noisy with music too loud

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful onion soup! Tasty food. Good wine. Lovely live music. Great service! Merci!

  36. NB

    NatalyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had a great time there ! The food was good and the performer was great:) Loved the vibe.

  37. DT

    DennisT

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Good food but slow and inconsistent service.

  38. PL

    PierreL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Dinner with a US customer and it was just perfect. Thank you, we'll come back.

  39. SF

    ScotF

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding meal. Steak Frites and Mussels. Great bottle of Italian wine.

  40. SH

    SidneyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience4

    Food was really good, service was good, waiter kept making jokes and made us laugh. We loved the live music, definitely coming back.

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
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

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 4.6 stars by 4559 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 107 times today
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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