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Modavie, Montréal, QC

Modavie

4.5
4.5
4792 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 115 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 4,792 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
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. K

    Kate

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our dinner in Modavie. Everything was cooked to perfection, the service was great and overall experience was wonderful. We are looking forward to going there again and again.
  2. ID

    IsabelleD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Endroit très bruyant, ratatouille amère et légumes très mous (mangé que la moitié du plat), aucun remplissage de nos verres d'eau. Rare que je donne de mauvaise critique..
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food was amazing but the place was loud. We were seated very close to another table where guests are sneezing and coughing, so uncomfortable. Other than that I love what I ordered and so did my friend.
  4. CL

    CarmenL

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The service was perfect , we were pleased with our visit. The only problem and it seems to be a problem in most restaurants here in montreal , they serve a steak , its either warm or not quite hot, it’s on a cold plate so that doesn’t help ! They returned it twice to the kitchen ,by then the fries were cold etc etc.. Eventually it was ok.. but I think we are giving up eating steak in montreal ! We have tried so many ! My eggplant parmigiana was delicious and piping hot! They should have offered a desert or something.. but we gave them a good tip nevertheless..
  5. TM

    TrishaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great ambiance and energy. We got a great table at the window on the main floor and it made the evening even more enjoyable. Food was very good and so was the wine!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service! We will be coming back for sure!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Rad was excellent. The food was delicious and the live music was great.
  8. M

    Mark

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the lamb chops. Excellent! Live blues was also good.
  9. DT

    DeborahT

    Manitoba

    86 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    86 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Very good bone marrow (heart attack on a plate, but very tasty), well prepared lamb chops, pear sorbet to end the meal. Live music was a terrific accompaniment and made the good meal great.
  10. BH

    BrendanH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing French cuisine, very helpful and friendly staff, and great wine and cocktails!
  11. DD

    DeniseD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent French bistro, food and service was amazing! The musician was great, he played many songs from our favorite artists.
  12. BK

    BradfordK

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for a couple on a date or out to have fun...
  13. CC

    CarmeloC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Patrice was fantastic - true professional waiter with attention to all aspects of your experience throughout your meal ! Lamb was cooked perfectly!
  14. M

    Melthefoodie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very gorgeous and beautiful place with nice service awesome food and a very good ambiance powered by good jazz music. Totally recommend it
  15. NV

    NormandV

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Souper suite à une représentation du cirque du soleil
  16. EB

    EricB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Tout était excellent, le service un peu long, mais nous avons eu un excellent serveur, très dévoué à ses tâches, très souriant et très courtoies!! Un excellent serveur. Le gérent je suppose très serviable et très gentil, nous à vraiment accomodé dans notre réservation!!! Je recommande fortement aussi les papardelles à l'agneau braisé, ce plat était sublime!! Merci nous avons passer un excellent souper pour notre 10ième anniverssaire de mariage!!!! 😁😁
  17. MA

    MAWL

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Fun, lively atmosphere with live music. Meals were very good, service was excellent.
  18. V

    Vien

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place was nice, with live music. Service & food was delicious, I recommend this spot.
  19. A

    Andre

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Je recommande la gestion à gauche du resto, beaucoup plus calme et moins bruyante. Nourriture excellente et super service de notre serveur.😃
  20. SS

    SylviaS

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    My friend got problem with his stomach after the meal
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Serveur exceptionnel - Gentil, agréable et avenant. Excellente nourriture et bon jazz band.
  22. IT

    ITALO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Live music and candlelight at 2mg floor was terrific! Not too much noise, so we could still talk. The food was good - had the gluten free penne with lamb.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant, great atmosphere, we were lucky to be able to sit upstairs and see the live music.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Food was good, not amazing. . We had the duck confit and Braised Lamb pappardelle. Slightly overpriced.
  25. BR

    BrittR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was lovely! Highly recommend if you’re wanting to have a nice dinner in the old port. I will definitely be going back.
  26. JZ

    JackZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place to have a lil snack. 5:5 stars will def recommend
  27. SN

    StaciN

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our entire evening! The band was excellent as was our food and service! I appreciate the effort that was put in to make the evening so special for my daughter!
  28. AP

    AlisonP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful restaurant in the heart of Montreal. Our server Kim was attentive and helped us decide on delicious food. Would definitely recommend this family run business to others.
  29. GL

    GuyL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Bon restaurant, bonne bouffe et service rapide.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Supreme chicken was disappointingly dry. Lamb chop was good but ordinary. Have to buy a bottle of wine. Costly
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best dining experience our family has had. Food was incredible and the live music was so special!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great live music and great food!! A great experience overall.
  33. SK

    SophieK

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible ambience, great live music and delicious food.
  34. SB

    StephenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely perfect experience from beginning to end. Excellent food and service. Weoved it!
  35. W

    Weiiiii5

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was did 2 booking for 6 people. When we reach there, the lady at the reception help us made 2 booking sit together. It was so kind of her. And I had the rosemary lamb chop, it was so delicious. And my family were very enjoy the dinner. Thanks again to serve us for the wonderful dinner.
  36. D

    Daniel

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Waited 30 mins for the food and mussels were dry and full of sand.
  37. BJ

    BostonJay

    New England

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Cool vibe and the live music was great. We started with the salmon tartare, which was awful, but the rest of the food was very, very good and made up for it. The mussels and octopus were both excellent. Definitely a nice stop in Old Montreal.
  38. J

    Juste

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Fanastic food, but definitely felt like a rushed dinner experience in a crowded tourist area. The service was quick, and our waiter could not care less about us despite the mention in our booking that we were celebrating our anniversary. Also despite the advertisement for live jazz, no jazz could be heard from where we were sitting. Not sure if you have to request a specific area, or if it was the noise level of the dining room. I would be willing to come back on a calm day since the food was really good, but not sure if that is easy to come by. Maybe a relaxed time would be early lunch or in the winter / slow season, we went late on a weekday during August.
  39. m

    musicb

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent duck confit and profiterole. Enjoyed the Mirage cocktail. Wonderful server made us feel at home.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The environment is very inviting. The neighborhood is safe. There restaurant is large but splint up into smaller rooms to feel intimate. The staff is friendly and well informed. The food is delicious. The wine selection is pretty good. Service was well timed. There was a musician upstairs for live soft music to accompany dinner. We enjoyed the experience.

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 4792 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 115 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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