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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

4.1

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Live Music (130)
Good for a Date (78)
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Casual (59)
Romantic (58)
Fun (43)
Neighborhood Gem (43)
Authentic (41)
Good for Anniversaries (39)
Cozy (38)
Fit for Foodies (33)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Good for Groups (31)
Vibrant Bar Scene (31)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Hot Spot (27)
Worth the Drive (27)
Notable Wine List (25)
Comfort Food (24)
People Watching (22)
Business Meals (20)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Happy Hour (18)
Bar Seating (13)
Late-night Find (13)
Local Ingredients (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Scenic View (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Great Beer (6)
Healthy (6)
Kid-friendly (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Organic (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Montreal)·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (Toronto)·Dined 3 days ago

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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·Dined 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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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 (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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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food and ambiance was great. Jazz was nonexistent. The band played for a short while. Music seemed more like background elevator music and not jazz. I would go back again for food, not music.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Très bon! Autant la nourriture que le service!! Quoi que la musique trop forte à mon goût.

Tags: Live Music
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We ordered 6 plates, 3 arrived cold and overdone. We sent back 2 plates and received back mushy risotto and overdone duck. We could not hear each other over the noise level. Compensation for the bad meals was a round of port.

The waiter stated to us that it was not his fault for the bad meal.

Would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I sent my meal back twice. Once it was not hot enough and the second time the steak was over cooked. The maître d was very kind but this does not make up for a great dinner experience.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Thanks so much it's very nice service and very good tools

Tags: Romantic
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The meal was very good as was the live jazz music. It was just too loud to carry on a conversation comfortably.

Tags: Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Seul hic....J'avais réserver pour une table haute et il ne nous l'ont pas donné.
La nourriture etais bonne mais très riche avec des sauces et des fromages. Les options légère était rare...

En generale bonne experience bonne ambiance très belle soiree!!!

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

the seafood linguine was just delicious. The wine selection was exemplary. Overall, the service , food and ambience was delightful.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Très bon service et belle ambiance! Prix solidaires même au Vieux Montréal.

Tags: Live Music, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Wonderful food, attentive staff, fabulous music!! What a treat, thanks, Modavie!
There is live music at this venue, so of course, noise level is up as it should be. Not overwhelming at all.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We were told that we had our table just until 8:30 even though we had made reservations well in advance. It did not make us feel very welcome. They were also not very flexible with their menu when trying to get some accommodation for a food sensitivity. There was no jazz as advertised, only blues, with a bad sound system. We would not go back.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Nice restaurant. Got a table right away. Live jazz playing on arrival but didn’t last long. Service was a bit slow at first. Food was good but not great. Duck a very small portion and the fish of the day was good but accompanied with pretty tasteless wet white rice. Lovely gesture though- when I said it was my daughters birthday they brought her a piece of cake! Thank you!!

Tags: Casual, Live Music
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Music was fantastic, our meals where ok. But nothing special like we had excepted from the reviews. We had the arugula pasta, and duck confit risotto along with a charactuere board.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great blues band was playing. The place was lively and all the patrons were enjoying themselves.

Tags: Hot Spot, Healthy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

good ambiance and music, the hostess didn't reserve our table properly because she couldn't find my email. Service was good, the food was good but the pasta were over cooked and the sauce was way too salty.

Tags: Cozy, Live Music, Great Beer
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Awesome! Try the mussels and leave room for the Apple dessert!

Tags: Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Authentic, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Grilled lamb chops always satisfying -- tender and flavourful, cooked exactly as requested.
Crème brûlée with just the right amount of crust on top of an excellent custard was the perfect finish.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Visiting Montreal for the weekend - get-away with partner. Wanted great food, atmosphere and some live blues. Fantastic! Service excellent, food very good and priced fairly and music perfect.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We went there 4 nights out of the 5 that we spent in Montreal on vacation. We LOVED it! Our server was so welcoming, remembered us and we felt very happy there. Food was wonderful and we loved the live jazz.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Live Music
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

We had a large group and enjoyed the atmosphere and pace of the evening

Tags: Business Meals, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Overall a great experience in Old Montreal. We would definitely have given 5 stars all the way had it not been for the very distracting and overly loud scat jazz duo performing in. Our dining room.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, People Watching
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Awesome live music and amazing food!

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·Dined on October 23, 2017

We went to celebrate a birthday on a Sunday night. We loved the music!! Overall a lovely ambiance. We enjoyed the french onion soup and our Robert Mondavi wine!! However, we felt the other dishes (lamb poutine, beet salad, duck rillette) were a bit overpriced for their quality (not bad, just not outstanding). We had already eaten a bit before, as our reservation was at 8 pm, so we ordered a bottle of wine and 4 appetizers. Our server seemed displeased with that. It seemed like she was expecting us to order dinner because she got quiet and reminded us that these were "just appetizers", and we felt badly because dinner wasn't what we were there for.

Tags: Live Music
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We had an awesome experience here! Our server, Francois, was amazing! He made several recommendations and we followed them and enjoyed everything we ordered! I ordered the Grilled Lamb Chops and they were awesome. The Lamb Cavatelli my partner ordered was absolutely delicious as well (I may have finished what he didn’t). I would definitely recommend this restaurant. Live jazz music to enjoy as well! Great wine list too!

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