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Modavie, Montréal, QC

Modavie

4.5
4.5
5195 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
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 91 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, French / Canadian, Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 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

Experiences

  • 1er Service - Menu de Noël

    CA$85.00 per person

    Dec 24 - Dec 25, 2022
    Un menu 5 services sera servie pour le premier service.
  • 2e Service - Menu de Noël

    CA$105.00 per person

    Dec 24 - Dec 25, 2022
    2e service de notre menu de Noël
  • Réveillon / NYE - 1er service

    CA$90.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Venez célébrer le réveillon de la nouvelle année au Modavie avec notre 5 services et de la musique live à partir de 18h! Come celebrate New Year's Eve at Modavie with our 5 service menu and live music as of 6pm!

Popular dishes

What 5,195 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Montreal / Quebec

    Hot spot

  • Montreal / Quebec

    Lively

  • Montreal / Quebec

    French

  • Montreal / Quebec

    Most Booked

  • Montreal

    Hot spot

  • Montreal

    Lively

  • Montreal

    French

  • Montreal

    Most Booked

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  1. A

    Andrea

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice location Very nice location Very nice location
  2. WB

    WithBaconPls

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Nice food with great local artist for the music. Nothing out of the ordinary, but it was all around great !
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great atmosphere. Hosts and staff were very welcoming and friendly. Wish I got to see the live music in the evening.
  4. JN

    JavedN

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing, from the food, to the live music, to our great server Yar! Will definitely come again next time in Montreal
  5. DJ

    DakotaJ

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Good music and service, but bad food that was expensive
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A lovely place for dinner. Excellent food and service. The live music was a bonus.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We quite enjoyed our meal. Both the chicken and lamb tasted great. We had the apple pie for desert. It was ok, i guess for me, my wife makes a better apply pie. Should consider adding more crust to balane the dish. Will certainly consider coming back next time we are in town.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch at Modavie! A friend recommended this place and I was able to make a reservation for brunch. We were immediately greeted by the owner. Very conversational and funny. The waitress was very pleasant and attentive. They had live music going on which was perfect addition to great food. Now if you go there for brunch you MUST try Ham eggs Benedict- tasty is an understatement!!! Soooooo gooood. We also had French onion soup, poutine and bagel with smoked salmon. Can’t wait to go back next time we are in Montreal.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The food was good. I had my anniversary with my wife and when I made the reservation I requested a table close to the orchestra. Instead, they gave me a table on the upper floor, which had a 2 people orchestra playing only for 35 minutes. It wasn't what I expected. I was very disappointed.
  10. MS

    MaryS

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant and helpful waitress. Apps and mains were tasty and the Jazz band playing on the second floor was a nice background. Good wine and cocktails made for a great evening! Thanks 😊
  11. MQ

    MireilleQ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Juste parfait. Service excellent. Nourriture exquise. Ambiance cosy. A bientôt!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It wasn’t that special and kinda over hype.
  13. CH

    ChantalH

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    This place was so well organized, just watching the staff doing their job was entertaining, however, the best was the live jazz music! We enjoyed every minute of it. Not a place for you if you are on a budget, the food and wine were delicious but not on the cheap!
  14. YM

    YvesM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Nice place and food was good. One of the best burgers I’ve had. Only issue with the place, it’s not a $$. Food was quite pricey.
  15. R

    Ronda

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Fabulous ambiance wirh live music , a very talented singer. Our service was impeccable, from the hostess to our waitress. When in Montreal , everyone should eat here
  16. CM

    CraigM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Overall experience was fantastic. Food was delicious and service was outstanding
  17. B

    Bernie

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    I found it overpriced. I had chicken supreme and it was REALLY dry! The table was tiny and chairs were not at all comfortable. Music was nice
  18. VS

    VirenderS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So good! Obsessed with the lamb pappardelle
  19. PB

    PatB

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve dined at Modavie several times and the experience is consistently excellent. On this visit we were a family of six including two children. Lamb chops, as always, were outstanding! Our waiter was extremely attentive and professional. An overall lovely experience on a special occasion for our family.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food, service and atmosphere for our large group of 8. Lorenzo, the manager, is a gem, as was our waitress who was friendly and accommodating. Will definitely return.
  21. KN

    KayN

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Always love coming to Modavie. A great place for food and ambience. Cheese plate was delicious and perfect for sharing. The lamb paradelle were also delicious!
  22. r

    robg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous spot, great service, amazing food. Highly recommended and thank you very much Lorenzo!!
  23. BH

    BrianH

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Lively place with live music and a young crowd. Smallish menu but lots of good options, french, and especially lamb is their specialty. The music playing makes the front room quite loud but there is a back room if you want a more normal dining experience. Service was a bit slow on the night we were there due to 2 large parties, but overall they handled it well. It is advertised as more of a wine bar, we went with mixed drinks which were just OK, maybe we should have gone with wine. Overall, I enjoyed it and would return.
  24. AS

    AndreaS

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great ambience and live music
  25. E

    Erne

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We loved our experience. We had a great server, when we initially were sat we were in the other room (no view of band) we requested if we could be moved and they very kindly gave us a spot in the room with the band (fyi if you are making a reso online be sure to request to be in the room with the band) The server gave us a great wine recommendation, my partner had steak frites which was yummy, I had the risotto - which was good but not the best, and we ordered the tartar to start which was delicious! The band was amazing!! Will definitely come back
  26. JL

    JerryL

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time at Modavie with Mark and the Shufflers, great band.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful, wonderful restaurant!! Would recommend to anyone.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great. Music sounded energetic and fun. Food tasted great. I would definitely come back.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We stopped in on Sunday for a glass of wine, which turned into lunch and were charmed by Lorenzo, the ambiance and music. We went back the next evening for dinner and were not disappointed. Lorenzo greeted us by name and the steak was cooked perfectly and the mushroom risotto was so good!! Don't miss it!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Overall a great experience. Music and service were top notch. Salmon was pretty good. Burger tasted weird but was replaced by something else for no charge. Drinks and dessert were delicious. Very nice atmosphere.
  31. J

    Josh

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time. Food and service were top notch and there was live music that created a nice vibe.
  32. JT

    JonathanT

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, music was amazing, can’t wait to go back next time i’m montreal!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vacation from New York
  34. M

    Mike

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was awesome! Thank you for making her birthday a memorable one.
  35. KA

    KhwanratA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is the one of best restaurants in Montreal in my mind.
  36. VS

    VickyS

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    I reserved over a month in advance. You put us upstairs which was inconvenient for our group. You put us in a corner which was for me claustrophobic. My steak was mediocre. The octopus was anything but crispy and was even cold. I am so surprised as I had the best time at your restaurant before many times. Our waiter saved the evening. He was so nice and efficient. Otherwise I would have complained. And that’s after you were voted among the best ten restaurants. I hope you can make that up fir me b
  37. C

    Claude

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience5
    I booked Modavie for my father's birthday and compared to the first time, I was disappointed, and my family too (maybe I oversold it to them). The band was great and the service friendly, a bit too slow for getting our glass filled or receiving each course, but that did not bother us. Here's what we chose and what was missing or why we find it average: Drinks: ***Mirage: the only reason I make a comment on this drink is because I tried it on Happening Gourmand and it was exceptionnal and well balanced. On my father's birthday, I asked the waitress which drink I took when I came on Happening gourmand (I made sure to specified that it came with a white foam on top) and she said the Mirage. Honestly, I was looking forward to it. When the waitress brought it, it was different. There was no foam on top and the overall taste was just okay. I told her that it was different then what I expected and she replied that the barman no longer put the foam anymore on the drink. I wish she would have told me before ordering it if she knew I liked it that way. I would not recommend it or take it again if it stays that way. Appetizers: ***Salmon Tartare: we are a big fan of all type of tartare, but the salmon was not fresh enough to eat it that way. We had an aftertaste of fish and it was not seasoned enough. We slightly taste the zesty lemon and capers, but nothing else. ***Fried Calamari: the quality of the calmar was great and was fried perfectly, but there was too much salt. ***Lamb Poutine: Amazing, nothing to say! It is a must to try. Entrees: ***Braised Lamb Papardelle: of all the entrees this dish was the best. ***Puttanesca Octopus Linguini (with extra octopus): the taste was average, nothing special. What was disappointing was asking extra octupus (+17$) (it was recommanded by our waitress), we did not find worth the price. It added maybe 2-3 pieces more (about one inch size each approximately) ***Chicken Caeser Salad: the dressing was good, but the chicken was extremely
  38. JS

    JonathanS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice food but substantially overpriced for the meagre portion sizes. The singer was actually really good and not too loud which I was worried about. Friendly service if a bit rushed.
  39. M

    Michellec

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was visiting Montreal for work and a colleague and I came here for dinner. I could not say enough good things about Modavie. The duck confit was perfection! The service was the absolutely right level of attention and the place itself is warm and beautiful. The live music was also fantastic and not intrusive, so conversation was still possible without yelling. The opera cake is a specialty and worth it but do share.. It's rich.. Especially if you have the duck as well.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was excellent. Food was very good. We had onion soup, duck confit, escargot and octopus linguini. Everything was delicious.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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 5195 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 91 times today
Experiences are available.

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

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 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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