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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.

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Modavie is open all through December. Get jazzed up with a special 5 course menu!

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Get jazzed up for this musical countdown. Our special New Year’s Eve 5 course menu for 95$ and live tunes (both upstairs and downstairs). Get 2018 off on the right note!

Modavie Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Live Music (121)
Good for a Date (79)
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Romantic (53)
Casual (52)
Neighborhood Gem (43)
Fun (40)
Cozy (37)
Good for Anniversaries (35)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Authentic (31)
Vibrant Bar Scene (30)
Fit for Foodies (28)
Good for Groups (26)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Hot Spot (24)
Notable Wine List (24)
Comfort Food (22)
Pre/post Theatre (22)
Worth the Drive (20)
People Watching (18)
Business Meals (17)
Happy Hour (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Late-night Find (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Great Beer (6)
Healthy (6)
Kid-friendly (4)
Scenic View (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Waterfront (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 11 hours ago

The band was great

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·Dined 5 days ago

We had a very good time last Sunday. Music, food, ambience- everything was just perfect.
Thank you guys, great job!

Tags: Special Occasion, Live Music
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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We sat near the live music and really enjoyed the experience. Great cocktails and wine, food good! Would come here again!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Spectacular. Great food, great live ambient music, stellar location, excellent wine list. Had the striploin & seafood linguini and both were wonderfully well executed.

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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Excellent restaurant..outstanding service and very good food....Caesar salad and beet salad amazing.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Waterfront
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on December 4, 2017

This restaurant was fabulous, and my friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our evening there. We started with a very nice cheese plate and then had the steak and the grilled lamb chops, both of which were very tasty and grilled perfectly, on a bed of grilled veggies. Our server was fantastic and made the evening very enjoyable for us with his professionalism, attentiveness, and charismatic personality. There was a live jazz singer with a beautiful voice adding to the wonderful atmosphere, singing softly in the background. I highly recommend trying Modavie, the ambience, food, and service were fantastic.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Nous avons tous apprécié le repas!! Et la musique!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I really liked the ambience. Really great feel to the place -- energetic, yet intimate. Food and service very good. Great waiter.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

This is a great restaurant...excellent food, service and great music

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Late-night Find, Fun
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great place for live jazz. The best lamb I’ve ever had.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Loved Modavie! Had a wonderful night with amazing food and even better service! Highly Recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Live Music, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

On holiday for the weekend, and found this little gem, quite by accident. And a happier accident could not have happened. Food was fantastic, and the entire staff was friendly, courteous, professional and fun. I highly recommend enjoying a meal with a special someone, or a group of friends. Or even stop in just for drinks on the fly. Great atmosphere!

Tags: Romantic, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Tea, Seasonal, Afternoon Coffee, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Fun, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, People Watching, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Lively bistro atmosphere and bistro food in a very visually attractive upstairs setting. Live music a nice touch.

Tags: People Watching, Live Music, Casual
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent food, service & atmosphere. It’s one of the few places I have been where the live music complements the dining experience. I’ll definitely be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (London)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent place - live music and steals were great. Very enjoyable evening.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We went here to celebrate my husband's birthday. The restaurant felt kind of touristy but we were tourists so I guess that's fine. They sat us upstairs by the music which we really enjoyed. The room was full and had a festive, if somewhat noisy, vibe. The food was good, not spectacular but made a fine meal. We had the duck paté for an appetizer and I had the salad Niçoise and my husband had a steak. We enjoyed the food but I think it was the music and ambience that really made this a special night.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

My evening was nice, but then the restaurant told opentable I hadn't used my reservation when I had. Now another email. Enough. I went. I ate. I paid. I left. The end.

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Food and cocktails were incredible.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great ambience, impeccable service, nice wine choice. Food was tasty and generous but a bit on the cold side for me

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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Incredible lamb, excellent wines, live jazz. A really cozy spot in the heart of Old Montreal.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 18, 2017

First time with friends, food is excellent, the live band very good, Rachel our waitress super cool...it was a success ! ! !

Fabrice & Anna

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Music, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Authentic
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Réservation à 18:30 à cause du 2iem service a 20:30 le repas et service étais garoché :( pas le temps de finir l’appero que l’entrée arrive ensuite on demande d’attendre pour le repas principal et non, le vin et repas principale arrive froid et encore sur notre appero.Nous avons quitté vers 8:45 et il y avait plusieurs tables de disponible en haut et en bas.

Tags: Cozy
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food3
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Very mainstream and the food was diner like. You could tell the salad was premade and just waiting to be taken out if someone happened to order it. All the food felt that way. Very bland and tasted like food made for high volume. Wouldn't go back.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The atmosphere was really great - the music was excellent. The vegetables were perfectly cooked, and the presentation was lovely. The meat/fish dishes we both had was a bit overdone and therefore a bit dry.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Casual
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Une première fois chez Modavie. J'ai vraiment tout apprécié. La nourriture, le service impeccable autant par les hôtesses à l'entrée que par la serveuse qui était très attentive aux besoins et était enjouée, l'ambiance, la musique. Tout était parfait. C'est certain que je vais y retourner.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

My boyfriend and I decided to try Modavie as part of the Montreal a Table Aeroplan program. We were looking forward to a quiet romantic evening engulfed in Jazz music for our anniversary. Unfortunately the live music was not "Jazz", but it was OK. The restaurant was very loud overall, not the music, just the voices of everyone talking. It was also VERY HOT and tables are placed very close together. That was not the end of the world...We ended up talking to the couple beside us as they were finishing their meal. As for the food, since the Mtl a Table menu consisted mostly of Lamb, which I cannot eat, I ended up selecting from the regular" menu. I would recommend the Modavie Punch, which was right up my alley.Very tasty, if not a little pricey. The Beef Tartar was very good. However my main meal was not good at all. It was the Fish of the Day with the Risotto. The maple carrots were the best part of the main dish unfortunately. My boyfriend partook of the Mtl A Table menu....Lamb Poutine - Nothing special...Fries were "frozen" style and overall disappointing, as he loves both poutine and lamb. His main dish was also just "fine", the Lamb Cavatelli. In the end we ended up paying quite a bit more than planned, but for a less than average meal. I must add that our server was very good! He was very friendly, paid attention to our needs, offered suggestions, was quick and efficient from start to finish. Overall we were both disappointed in our dining experience.

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

We had a reservation for 5 -- 3 of my guests arrived before me, the hostess sat them in one table and 2 of us at a different table and she misheard the reservation info even though the 3 people clearly stated the name of the reserving party.

we sat at different table for 1/2 hour and the hostess was NOT apologetic and just said it was our fault for not being clear.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Serveur sympathique sans être intrusif. plats bien garnis et succulents!
Une bonne table dans le vieux Montréal.

Tags: Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

When we arrived, there was a Jazz singer so we started on a good note even before we got our drinks. The ambiance was great and the food was also really good. The "carré d'agneau" was cooked perfectly. The portions were generous but nothing exaggerated and the price was fair for the quality of the ingredients. Finaly, it's located in the Old Montreal which is probably the most beautiful place in the city, in my opinion, so yeah, I definitively recommend it.

Tags: Live Music, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Manger/Owner greeted all guests on arrival and thanked them on departure.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

The food and cocktails were delicious! Everything was cooked to perfection and the service was awesome! Great experience!

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 13, 2017

The food here was wonderful as was the service. Lorenzo, the Maître, made us feel very comfortable and at home. Our server, Kevin, attended to all aspects of the meal. The live music was especially enjoyable. It was not too loud with great dinner selections. All in all, Modavie has it all--great drinks, wines, and coffees, a fine menu selection, secluded tables as well as a friendly bar with spectacular entertainment.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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food5
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

nous avons adorés et allons y revenir :-)
et nous le recommandons a nos amis !

Tags: Live Music, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Not a great menu selection... the waitress's recommendation of lamb was poor. I didn't enjoy it. My husband loved he filet mingnon though!

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The lamb was undercooked. The service was horrible. We went approximately 30 minutes with our empty dishes on our table without them being removed and while waiting for our desserts. The dessert was also very underwhelming. The live music was very loud and not what you look for when going to a sit down restaurant as you couldn’t even talk to the person across from you

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our first time to Old Montreal and we decided to try out Modavie for the first time. The restaurant is very romantic inside with a nice jazz band. We ordered lamb and my steak and both of us loved our dishes.
Our only compliant would be the wait times. We understand it's meant to relax stay awhile and enjoy each others company however waiting 1 hr for our main course we were left starving by the time the food came and a little restless. However, luckily the food was very good.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Vraiment pas une belle expérience. Accueil désagréable, service peu présent et très moyen. Cuisine pas à l'écoute des cuisson. Manquait beaucoup de saveuret d'assaisonnements. Je ne retournerai pas et ne recommande pas non plus.

Tags: Live Music
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The service Lorenzo and Eve offered was over our expectations. The food was good and the live band was excellent! Next time in Mtl, we’ll return to Modavie for sure.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Casual, Fun, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Live Music, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Hey guys, I absolutely would recommend the place, food is amazing, you should definitely try a lamb dish, and the salmon tartare is a killer, must have, the only thing that I couldn't reserve a table next to the front side and I had to be seated in a section closed by a wall and have two side entrances, unfortunately our table was next to the entrance, so make sure you reserve the right table

Tags: Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 10, 2017

the food was good, our waiter, very pleseant, unfortunately our table was near a cold window in the bar area. foykd not be seated in the main resturant.

Tags: Casual
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