Modavie

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CAN$30 and under
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French
NEW! Brunch with live jazz 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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vipAngieV
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lorenzo is a great host! Fun friendly and hospitable!

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9395
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Waiter accidentally gave our order to someone else. Took a while for my husband's dinner. Meat was under cooked. Appetizers and entrees very bland, not flavorful.
Prices were on the higher level. Staff was nice though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

My friend and I were there for her birthday celebration. And we received a piece

Modavie
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review Bistro Modavie. We hope to serve you again soon!

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Jasmin
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

J'ai amené ma copine dîner au Modavie pour son anniversaire et je n'aurais pas pu mieux tomber. La musique live était bien balancée et de bon goût, le service était impeccable et surtout l'ambiance était chaleureuse. Le chef de service Lorenzo se promène dans la salle à manger et s'assure que chacun de ses "invités" soit traité avec le plus grand soin. Ma copine, qui est chanteuse, à même pu se joindre au band le temps d'une chanson. Je recommande sans hésitation. Merci pour ce bon temps. Jasmin et Marie-France

Modavie
Responded on July 30, 2020

Merci énormément, Jasmin et Marie-France, pour vos merveilleux commentaires! Nous sommes ravis que vous ayez apprécié votre soirée chez nous. À la prochaine!

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AzyaS
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience there. They take great care of the hygiene measures, the service is very good and the food was my favorite. There was a singer there who made a difference. Thank you for your service.

Modavie
Responded on July 30, 2020

Thank you very much, AzyaS, your amazing comments have further inspired our team to continue the work we love so much! Until next time!

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Dennik
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

That was way too much noisy couldn’t hear my friend talk the guy was rude with us !

Modavie
Responded on July 30, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your constructive comments with us. Since your feedback is our highest priority, we would love to know more details about your last Modavie Experience. We will contact you privately with an email address to ensure a flawless future visit.

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Deylire
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Modavie is definitely one of my favorite restaurant.
I think it's casual but classy. I just love it.
Always love the food, I normally order fish.. But this time I picked the Steak&Fries.. I thought the plate would at least contain a couple veggies... Only meat and fried.. Which was missing your usual little touch. BUT still it was fine and lovely. Already made 2 more reservations for summer time :)

Modavie
Responded on July 30, 2020

We appreciate your lovely comments and constructive feedback, Deylire! We can't wait to serve you again this summer!

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MissR
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience first time going with my man ...Sunday brunch romantic......jazz music ...food ...mimosa and big shout to Lorenzo.

Modavie
Responded on July 22, 2020

We are thrilled to know that you've enjoyed your Modavie Experience!

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Philippe
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good service. Expensive restaurant. The food is ordinary.

Modavie
Responded on July 22, 2020

We appreciate your feedback, Philippe!

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Vinss
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Very disappointing. The food was wait to below average. I’m not sure why the hype about this please it may be related to uniquely the atmosphere. Peel pub or Cheers type place nothing more with very poor food. Soggy calamari chewy steaks and tasteless salmon. Again very disappointed with food

Modavie
Responded on July 15, 2020

Thank you, Vinss, for your detailed feedback. Your comments regarding your meal were extremely alarming to us. Rest assured that a follow-up has been made with our Chef, his team and our distributors. Please know that our management team is always present to address any dissatisfaction immediately. We do hope to have a second chance to execute a flawless experience for you and your guests.

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TarisaD
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite service and excellent food 👏🏾

Modavie
Responded on July 13, 2020

We appreciate your 5 star rating and kind words! Come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With everything going on with COVID 19, we just couldn’t wait to get back to our favourite restaurants. We indulged in some of our favourite cheese boards and ended the night with our top favourite dishes of all time - moules et frites. I’m telling you, they aren’t super salty, they aren’t super heavy.. they are just perfect in all the sense. Not to mention the best shoe lace fries I’ve had in year. We keep coming here and it’s all for that one dish.

Modavie
Responded on July 5, 2020

Your lovely feedback has further inspired our team to go above and beyond for our community. Soon your favorite cheese and charcuterie board will be available in picnic form to be enjoyed safely by the waterfront, or wherever you please! See you again soon

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LisaL
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and food was incredible. I would recommend this restaurant.

Modavie
Responded on July 5, 2020

We are happy to know that you enjoyed both our food and service. Come back anytime!

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RaymondL
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner, superb service, very friendly atmosphere.
Highly recommend this establishment.

Modavie
Responded on July 5, 2020

Thank you, RaymondL, for your kind words. We are thrilled to know that your Modavie Experience was a success. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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Dona
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place. Amazing servers. Near Vieux-Port so you can take a nice walk after dinner.

Modavie
Responded on July 15, 2020

Thank you, Dona, for your amazing review! Until next time!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Average food

Modavie
Responded on June 30, 2020

Dear OpenTable Diner, we appreciate the time you took to share your feedback. Your comments are top priority for us at Modavie. We would love to know how to better serve you in the future! Please send us more details regarding your last visit; an email address will be provided through private message. Thank you

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Meaghan
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience ! Waiter was excellent and food/drinks were delicious !

Modavie
Responded on June 30, 2020

We are glad to know that you enjoyed your visit to Modavie, Meaghan! Come back anytime, maybe for our Jazz Brunches!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hungary
8 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome bistro, Victoria and staff were awesome

Modavie
Responded on June 25, 2020

Thank you very much for your 5-star review! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your experience at Modavie. Your lovely feedback will be passed along to Victoria, it will surely brighten her day. We hope to welcome you again shortly!

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JCRdaycare
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We both enjoyed the Caesar salad with bacon lardons. My daughter had the saffron risotto which she really liked. I had the grilled lamb chops which were flavorful, properly cooked but cold. I did like enough to go back if I’m ever in Montreal again.

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Preston
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly service and amazing live music.

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jillM
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A pleasant evening listening to live music. The food was excellent.

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LauraW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The food wasn't very good. The salad was over dressed to the point of wilted, the calamari was very salty and over breaded. The lamb burger was really bbq shredded lamb on a bun.... Disappointing all around.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great, attentive staff!

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seanm
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The maître de is very concerned about your service and enjoyment. We went to listen to Jazz with our diner. I had lamb chops, excellent.

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Anonymous
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful and delicious.

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FoodieAB
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed a wonderful meal with live entertainment. I recommend the lamb chop. It was prepared well and presented nicely. Servers were pleasant and observant. Fun environment, with live music and quality gourmet food.

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NadiaD
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tout était parfait: la nourriture, le service, l’ambiance. Nous y retournerons assurément!

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JMBlon
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Une très bonne place à découvrir. L'ambiance est vraiment sympa, le service parfait et l'offre varié et d'un très bon rapport qualité/prix.
Cela fait la 2ième fois que nous y allons avec ma femme et c'est sur que ce ne sera pas la dernière.
Juste un petit regret, le cassoulet qu'a pris ma femme était très bon mais manquait simplement de haricots. Juste quelques uns pour décorer c'est peu ! sinon pour le reste rien a redire.
A bientôt donc.

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JasonF
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was recommended by a friend of ours who lives in Montreal. Perfect spot with a great atmosphere and the live jazz music was a bonus. The food was excellent!

Special thanks to Lorenzo (host) and our server Marie-Eve for a fantastic night!

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argos
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

definitely great jazz to accompany great food with awesome service

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Tony
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was a really good experience,the restaurant is very quiet and the food taste amazing!the service was very nice as well

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RobR
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

In a word: terrific. The music, the extensive wine list, the food. While they are known for lamb, we found the fish excellent. A memorable, romantic evening. Try to get a window table in the main room.

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ClaudeM
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bonne musique live jazz durant le souper, bonne ambiance

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JordanE
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Great staff and music was really nice,They sing you happy birthday too from a live jazz band! Will definitely return without any hesitation

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DavidFreese
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak was the best!

Service Outstanding!

Ambiance of Old Montreal unmatched!

Could not be a better experince

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1 ere visite, et que de bons mots. Acceuil, service, repas, bonne musique ambiante, à refaire.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location near the water! Food was on point and was served very fast. Our server was great, attentive and provided lovely suggestions. We would definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall1food4service4ambience4

Terrible management

Modavie
Responded on March 14, 2020

Bonjour, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. We are quite alarmed by your statement and would like to be enlighten on the situation, if you could communicate with us at info@modavie.c om that would be much appreciated. We hope to have the pleasure of serving you a true Expérience Modavie improved from your last very soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone thanked me for the recommendation!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time and Modavie did not disappoint! Ii sat near the live music and was surprised it was just the right volume and didn’t over power the room. The food was delicious and had generous portions. Service was fantastic and will return in the near future when I’m in town again. Oh yes, I can’t forget the extensive wine list :)

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