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About Modavie

Le bistro-bar jazz le plus couru à Montréal vous offre, 7 soirs par semaine, des groupes locaux live! Modavie vous propose deux étages d’ambiance feutrée et jazzée pour un repas en bonne compagnie où le pastis est roi! L’immense cellier du bistro vous réserve une généreuse sélection de vins, tous choisis pour mettre en valeur leurs délicieux plats d’agneau, de poisson, de bœuf et de pâtes.



Le bistro-bar jazz le plus couru à Montréal vous offre, 7 soirs par semaine, des groupes locaux live! Modavie vous propose deux étages d’ambiance feutrée et jazzée pour un repas en bonne compagnie où le pastis est roi! L’immense cellier du bistro vous réserve une généreuse sélection de vins, tous choisis pour mettre en valeur leurs délicieux plats d’agneau, de poisson, de bœuf et de pâtes.

1 rue St. Paul O.
Montréal, QC H2Y1Y6
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:

Lunch / Dinner from Monday to Friday : 11:30am - 10:30pm
Lunch / Dinner on Saturday and Sunday : 12:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
St. Laurent

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(514) 287-9582

Website:
http://www.modavie.com/

Entertainment:
Performances de jazz live 7 soirs sur 7 à partir de 19h. Venez célébrer avec nous 20 ans de musique live!



Live jazz performances 7 nights a week starting at 7pm. Celebrate with us 20 years of live music!

Parking Details:
Stationnement disponible à l'année sur la rue ou dans un des nombreux stationnements publics à votre portée.



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

Private Party Facilities:
Le bistro-bar jazz le plus couru à Montréal vous offre, 7 soirs par semaine, des groupes locaux live ! Seven nights a week, local bands take the stage at Montreal’s hottest Jazz bar and bistro.

Private Party Contact:
Patrick Bourbonnière: (855) 730-5016

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Nous sommes disponibles pour acceuillir votre groupe, petit ou grand, jusqu'à 100 personnes.



We are available to receive your small or large group of up to 100 guests.

Modavie Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Live Music (104)
Good for a Date (68)
Special Occasion (54)
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Romantic (53)
Cozy (49)
Fun (40)
Casual (39)
Good for Birthdays (37)
Good for Anniversaries (36)
Authentic (31)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Good for Groups (27)
Comfort Food (26)
Vibrant Bar Scene (25)
Notable Wine List (25)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Hot Spot (21)
Business Meals (19)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
People Watching (18)
Worth the Drive (18)
Bar Seating (16)
Happy Hour (12)
Late-night Find (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Scenic View (9)
Great Beer (8)
Healthy (7)
Great for Brunch (5)
Waterfront (5)
Kid-friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Organic (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Montreal)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food! Excellent service and it was fantastic to have dinner with such good live music too. Really enjoyed our dinner here.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Éclairage un peu sombre difficulté à voir le menu d’autant plus que les caractères sont petits !!!

Somme toute très bien 😉

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (Ottawa)·Dined 4 days ago

We had a great time at Modavie. Good food, ambience and excellent service! I'll be back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 5 days ago

During our National Business Meeting we are allowed to dine out on our own on the Wed. This is our second visit in a row. Emond was our server she was wonderful. Very patient and helpful with the menus. Everything was to everyone’s liking but I would have to say the meatballs could have had more flavour. Your rack of lamb in my estimation is better then the chops. We will return maybe 3 years in a row!! Oh, I will request a quieter table next time. Hate yelling over the music.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Fun, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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food4
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·Dined 7 days ago

Always our favourite place when we come to Montreal!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Authentic, Waterfront, People Watching, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Live Music
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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

I've been here several times, and usually all has gone very well -- delicious food, great staff, nice ambiance. However, on this evening, if it weren't for the company I was with, this would have been a small disaster. We ordered off the Special menu - my companion received her entree, but I did not. I managed through the appetizer and some sharing with my friend. Very disappointing for a restaurant that has delivered above expectations in the past. Waitstaff this evening was very friendly. Music was great (except we were seated in a blind spot near the server station where visibility was poor - i made this reservation more than a week in advance, and expected better seating). Bottom line is that I wouldn't write this venue off quite yet, but I would think twice about another visit. Very disappointing evening for a wonderful restaurant.

Tags: People Watching, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Scenic View
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Just what we needed

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

We love modavies! We’ve been there a lot and always have enjoyed our time and food! This time was really great as we sat by Mr. Chambers blues band! His music is wonderful and he took the time to sit with us after and sign a CD ! our waiter was amazing food was fabulous and it seemed as though all the people around us were enjoying themselves too ! great for casual or fine dining you feel comfortable either way! Thumbs up😊🤗😋🎶

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Cozy, Fun, Authentic, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great service, wonderful meal, great wine list. Loved the jazz while dining on the 2nd floor. All in all a wonderful time.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great spot in Old Montreal! Live music every night is great, service is wonderful, and the overall ambiance is great for date night!

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

Nous avons adoré... Le service, les plats ! Tout était excellent !

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food left little to the imagination (Thin plain soup, ratatouille on a bed of quinoa was lacking taste as well for such a popular French staple dish) Unfortunately we were told we received a good table based on our opentable reservations. We were seated next to the kitchen in the corner. We should of spoken up and asked to be moved.

Did spend a reasonable amount of money. My wife and I left a bit disappointed . :(

Tags: Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Very disappointed with our reservation. Travelled 4 hours to Montreal and was looking forward to the meal and jazz. I confirmed the music type twice and when I arrived the gentleman that greeted us said YES jazz upstairs. He then told hostess “Give them the good seat.” Server very good however said no jazz, there was a blues singer. Our meal order arrived way too fast and cold. He offered to take it back. Did not really want to , just wanted a cozy table and listen to a jazz band. The evening continued spent 140.00 and as I went downstairs found the jazz music ending, shame on you all. BIG disappointment not just us but another couple who were also waiting upstairs for the music we were told. Three people had told me there was jazz however the upstairs servers said no.
I feel we were shuffled away from where our reservation was to be. What a shame. But wait there is more! My husband was sure he left his sweater and when I called the next morning and the girl assured me no sweater was found she also nicely said sorry. I was sure he left it so on our way out of Old Montreal I went to the restaurant , walked in no one greeted me walked upstairs and YES it was sitting there. Took the sweater walked out not one person saw me, talked to me nothing.
We will return to Montreal and I have eaten at this restaurant before however I cannot return.
I have already been given other recommendations when we return to Montreal.

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (México)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Muy agradable sorpresa con el lugar música de jazz en vivo atención excelente la comida buena el conjunto yo regresaría feliz

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

La nourriture, le service, la rapidité, l’ambiance: tout était parfait ! Je le recommande à tous !

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Had a great experience with our waiter Kevin!

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Food was fine, ambiance and music make this place. Service was lacking, went there twice with two different servers and both were cold and uninterested. If you’re interested in the live music I would recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, People Watching
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 4, 2018

The lamb chops were the best! Live music was great and definitely elevated the cozy dining experience.

Tags: Live Music, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Wonderful service and food. Hands down the best tomato soup I have had in my whole life.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Hot Spot, Live Music, Authentic, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We came here during our honeymoon and it was amazing, great food and a wonderfully cozy atmosphere. Staff were very friendly and attentive, will definitely be coming back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Nous étions avec des amis de la Suisse pour le repas du premier janvier. La nourriture était très bonne, le service courtois et la musique très bien avec une chanteuse et son guitariste. Belle variété de musique qui met de l'ambiance dans la salle. De plus, mon ami suisse est en fauteuil roulant et l'accès était facile avec une toilette au niveau du premier plancher.

Tags: Special Occasion, Live Music, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Modavie is always my choice for January 1 dinner. Never disappointing. Excellent food, service and prices. Bravo!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Authentic, Fun, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Loved the singer. Nice touch.

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·Dined on January 2, 2018

This restaurant was a perfect blend of romantic and casual. We came here for our two year anniversary and were pretty overwhelmed with how cold Montreal was. But we were very happy with the ambiance (we asked to be seated away from the music, and we were able to hear it only enough for it to be in the background) and were close to the fireplace. The wine, dinner, and dessert were all so delicious we had no complaints about any of it! I would definitely recommend you make reservations and come here for a date night (ask to be somewhat near the fireplace).

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on January 2, 2018

We started with the shrimp cocktail and their French onion soup. The shrimp cocktail was good and it had a nice salsa underneath it. The French onion soup came with the cheese burnt on top. I was surprised they let it leave the kitchen because it had a really strong burnt smell. I flagged our waiter over and he took it away with no argument and replaced it with another bowl. The soup was good but nothing special. I have had better French onion soup before.

We next had the catch of the day which was trout and the filet minion. The trout was very well cooked and did not have too strong of a fish taste. The risotto that came with it was a disappointment. It was very bland and was too sticky. The filet was cooked well and the vegetables that came with it were also good. I found that I had to add quite a bit of salt to the filet, but that may have been a personal preference.

We finished the meal with creme brûlée which was another disappointment. The top was cooked too much and it had too strong of a burnt taste to it.

The service could also have been better. Our server did make recommendations on the menu, but usually did not ask how each course was until after we were done eating. My water glass also sat empty for most of the evening.

The live Jazz was very good. She started singing at 7 and then sang for about 45 minutes before taking a 45 minute break before singing again.

Make sure you call/email ahead of time so you are seated when the live music starts. There is also a time limit so you can only be seated for 2 hours. Reservations here are STRONGLY recommended so you can guarantee yourself a table near the music. You also need to order food if you are seated at a table in the live music section.

Although the meal did not knock our socks off we would return here to enjoy the live Jazz and the food was good enough to return.

Tags: Romantic, Live Music
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The atmosphere was pleasant, our table was beside a window and very cold. We asked to move and were quickly accommodated. We had to send our French onion soup back as it was served cold. We would have sent it back the second time as well, but couldn't be bothered. My husband had the steak and frittes which was better than my more expensive strip lion. Would not recommend or return. There are so many fantastic restaurants in Montreal... no need to waste your time here.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Max the waiter was very pleasant and attentive Food was terrible. Potatoes were raw. Steak was ordered medium rare and it was leather. The 4 of us come to Montreal twice a year. New Year’s Eve and the Canadian Grand Prix. We will never return to this restaurant

Tags: Live Music
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was excellent, atmosphere was fun and lively and our waitress was delightful. Our only issue was that we felt rushed from the moment we arrived at the restaurant. We were frequently reminded that another party had our table but our appetizers and meals took a long time being prepared and delivered to us.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great experience, service, ambiance and music were great.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great cozy spot with live music. Nice way to spend a cold night. Awesome gin thyme cocktail.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Soothing jazz, low lighting and nice wine made for a romantic evening for two out-of-towners. I enjoyed the French onion soup very much, but ironically it was the spaghetti bolognese that made the meal for me. Probably the best restaurant spaghetti I've ever had. My husband had the lamb chop and thought it good, but not exceptional. Overall, a lovely evening and very conveniently located in Old Port.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Always a great place, excellent food, atmosphere, and service!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Beautiful place for dinner! Our service was great and the music was awesome. Highly recommend

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

What an awesome find! Server, Francois, was very kind, courteous, and attentive. His timing in between courses was helpful, allowing my wife and I to enjoy the live jazz music and fireplace. Great experience and can’t wait to go back!

Tags: Romantic, Organic, Live Music, Happy Hour, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Triple threat- great food, great ambience and great service. Had a wonderful meal.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food was amazing . Table d'hote was awesome. Service was fun and friendly. Live music was great .

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great food! Lamb and quinoa salad were exceptionally good!

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

It was simply great!

I was celebrating the 5th yr anniversary of my 1st date wi h my wife. I made the restaurant aware of that during the booking. I also mentioned that i wanted to be near the band. The hostess seated us in the area of the band but she was sure to seat us a bit away from the front of the band, saying to me as it would to be loud to have any conversations. I felt that the staff had an understanding of my needs for tonight.

The staff was funny and light hearted and just having fun themselves while maintaining a well understanding of the needs of the customers. The music was great, the food was perfectly seasoned. It was the perfect night for us

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Very good lamb chops. Live Jazz/blues music plays every night. Great service and cool ambiance.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Service and live music were fabulous!!

Food was fairly bland.

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