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About Modavie

French bistro in a jazzy atmosphere

Seven nights a week, live local bands take the stage at Montreal’s hottest jazz bar and bistro. Modavie’s spirited setting encompasses two intimate floors and sets the scene for a night of great tunes, top dining and generous pastis toasting. The bistro’s far-reaching wine menu hits just the right notes and helps round off succulent lamb, fish, beef, duck and inspired pasta dishes.

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

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
Lunch and Dinner

Monday - Thursday: 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday: 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday: noon - 11:00 pm
Sunday: noon - 10:30 pm

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

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

Private Party Facilities:
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:
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

87% would recommend it to a friend

Live Music (115)
Good for a Date (72)
Special Occasion (65)
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Cozy (65)
Romantic (57)
Fun (44)
Casual (43)
Good for Birthdays (39)
Good for Anniversaries (37)
Comfort Food (34)
Good for Groups (32)
Worth the Drive (32)
Authentic (32)
Vibrant Bar Scene (27)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Notable Wine List (26)
Pre/post Theatre (25)
Business Meals (22)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Happy Hour (20)
Hot Spot (20)
People Watching (20)
Bar Seating (19)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Tasting Menu (15)
Late-night Find (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Local Ingredients (13)
Scenic View (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Great Beer (8)
Healthy (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Waterfront (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Seasonal (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Organic (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 13 hours ago

Wonderful meal, great service, live music but not overpowering, and nice atmosphere.

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 (Montreal)·Dined 3 days ago

Un service 6 étoiles pour cette soirée magique. Toute l'équipe du gérant à notre serveur c'était donné le mot pour nous offrir un service exceptionnel. En plus nous avons eu droit à des mets généreux avec beaucoup de saveur. Sans oublier le trio de bluesman qui a su bien accompagné cette soirée. Une note parfaite.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined 3 days ago

I loved the ambience, really cool decor and live music. The waitress made excellent suggestions and was personable and funny. The food was delectable... i would highly recommend Modavie and will definitely go again!

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 (Toronto)·Dined 3 days ago

Very nice place to eat while in Montreal.
Casual dress, great service, wonderful Québécois cuisine priced reasonably. Live jazz and the vibe of old Montréal enhances the ambience.

Tags: People Watching, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients
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 (Detroit)·Dined 3 days ago

A must go if you like great live music, terrific food, and excellent service. Lorenzo makes you feel like one of the family and the entire staff is top rate. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening and highly recommend! Go and enjoy!

Tags: Live Music, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was a little better than mediocre but nice ambiance and friendly wait staff. Live music was fun and wasn’t too loud in the main dining room (not the same room with musician).

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·Dined 4 days ago

The only complaint was my wife’s duck was way over done. If she would have said something to me, I would have sent it back. Service was excellent!

Tags: Casual, Afternoon Tea, Cozy
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined 5 days ago

Food is just adequate. There is much better available in Old Montreal. Service and ambience made up for a lacklustre meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Nice to hear live music, meh food. Huge pet peeve of mine--don't call something "risotto" if it is just plain cooked rice with some vegetables. Risotto is a specific recipe.

Nothing else was special on the menu, and the chocolate dessert was undercooked. For best dining in Montreal, it's probably best to avoid the Old Town area.

Tags: Live Music
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Tres bon service, belle ambiance juste le confit de canard netait pas top. Je suis peut etre exigente pour ce genre de viande

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Nous avons eu une soirée merveilleuse, contre toute attentes ! Tout était PARFAIT!

Tags: Authentic, Live Music, Late-night Find, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Fun, Happy Hour
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellente bouffe, serveur attentionné gentil et efficace, musicien parfait. On y retourne certainement

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Live Music
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Fantastic food and ambiance.

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·Dined on February 7, 2018

Great food great live music we had a great night here.. not to be missed when visiting Montreal

Tags: Live Music, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Ambiance extraordinaire, nourriture délicieuse, excellent service. J'ai déjà hâte d'y retourner!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Live Music, Romantic, Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Wonderful atmosphere delicious food !

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

L'entrée et le canard étaient très bons, malheureusement le risotto n'était pas assez cuit et manquait d'assaisonnement.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Montreal)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Music was too loud on the second floor. Had to yell accross the table, while the live preformer was on. But other than that a wonderful evening out, food and service were excellent.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun
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 (Montreal)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great dining experience. Food well presented. I recommend it.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Allées entre amies dans le cadre du Happening Gourmand, la table d'hôte était très abordable et les portions généreuses pour l'occasion! Le confit de canard sur risotto était excellent!
La musique live était très bonne, mais le volume un peu trop fort pour bien s'entendre parler.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music
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·Dined on February 1, 2018

TRES MAUVAISE EXPERIENCE!!
Appeine arrivé, la sois disant "hotesse" à l'entrée, nous reserve un accueil glaciale. Donc, je lui dit que nous avons une réservation, puis, elle nous dirige vers des tables hautes.. d'un air surpris, je lui dit que lors de la reservation j'avais mentionné table régulière! Elle me dit d'un air arrogant et nerveux : bah okeyy suivait moi, meme si chez moi cest mentionné table haute! ( bien apres je saurais que la mention table haute ou table régulière ne saffiche pas dans leurs système, et qu'elle me mentais alors!) Elle nous dirige vers un coins isolé, à l'écart du restaurant.. je lui dit encore gentillement si elle pouvais nous donner une place plus agréable, sachant javais bien mentionné que cetais pour un anniversaire ! Puis elle me répond d'une façon encore plus agressive que javais mentionné dans la reservation en ligne que je voulais une place calme, ce qui est complètement faux!! Je lui demande si ca la derange autant de me donner une place a mon goût? puis elle monte sur ses grands chevaux, en me parlant tres mal, et en me sortant encore comme quoi j'avais mentionné en ligne que je voulais une place calme, ce qui est complètement faux!! Breff je lui ai bien fait comprendre que cetais pas une façon de parler aux clients!! Jai eu la place que je voulais mais jetais pas d'humeur toute la soirée ! Un accueil pourri..

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 (Montreal)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Excellent food in a very cozy live with live music.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for a Date, Authentic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Best meal We have had in Old Montreal. Our waiter went above and beyond to make our experience exceptional. I would recommend Modavie to everyone and we will be back again and again

Tags: Seasonal, Casual, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Romantic, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Scenic View, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Live Music, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Ambiance décontractée, accueil chaleureux, mets délicieux, bon rapport qualité/prix.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Grandes salles, service impeccable. Ambiance avec musiciens, sans trop de vacarme.
Carte variée et plats assez bons.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Superbe ambiance, service de qualité supérieure! On va y retourner c'est certain, avec un blues band qui vaut le détour...

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Live Music
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The 3 piece jazz band was amazing. I would go back in a heartbeat for the music and ambiance. The food was very good, not quite 5 stars, but worth the price

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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Three of the four from the group chose from the Happening Gourmand menu.
the Beet salad was not consistent, my friend loved hers and mine was ok so I gave her most of mine and she noted that it did not taste as good as hers - perhaps dressing was not consistent. Lamb main dish was good all around. Desert was really not good as we left it all there - three of us had chosen the Cheesecake.
Music was nice but food was a bit of a disappointment

Tags: Fun
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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Super restaurant, le service impeccable, l ambiance super et le repas tout a fait delicieux. Le personnel est accueuillant , nous avons adoré.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 26, 2018

My girlfriends and I went to Modavie for the occasion of Happening Gourmand. Unfortunately, their menu for happening gourmand weren't as appealing compared to other restaurants who are participating in that event.

So we went outside of the Happening Gourmand menu. The 1st service was good and quick then our waiter finished his shift, and the next waitress took over, sadly, the service was lacking speed and help.

Food wise, I started with onion soup; it was delicious. For my main meal, I had salmon tartare with fries. The flavor was little bland for me, and fries were over cooked. Then I got the cappuccino and tiramisu. It was the best tiramisu I ever had. Super light and delicious.

The place is beautiful and rustic. The ambiance was fun and energetic.

I hope next year, their menu for Happening Gourmand would be slightly better.

Tags: Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Très bien mangé et la musique c'est agréable. Plusieurs choix de repas pour tous les goûts.
Je recommande ce restaurant. Merci

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Cozy, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The food was very bad, I took the bavette with fries, a big plate with a steak on top of a mountain of wet fries came in, badly cook. For desert we had a kind of a cheese cake served in a plastic cup. For the price I was at least waiting for a glass cup. One of my worst restaurant experience in Montreal.

Tags: Live Music
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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Bien dans l'ensemble. Cuisine correcte et aliments frais. Ambiance ok mais sans être originale. Bien pour un repas entre amis.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch
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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Good food and very nice atmosphere with live music. great value in overpriced tourist area

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 21, 2018

The only good thing about this restaurant was the music. Service was horrible and the food was not good. Don’t waste your money here.

Tags: Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Delicious food and great ambiance. Would recommend and would return.

Tags: Disabled Access, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Live Music, Scenic View, Happy Hour, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Were there for our anniversary. Very good (and busy) as usual.
Will be back!

Tags: Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We went for an early dinner and were seated right away. The sever and host were both amazing. Our food was outstanding and the service was great.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Very poor food and service.. Would not recommend. Steak was very tough, french fries or frites, were basic, seafood linguine was overcooked.. Atmosphere is tight and very dark, you need to use a tea light to read the menu .. The reason we chose this place was for the jazz music which they advertise... We did not get an option for jazz music as we were not seated in an area that you could listen to it nor did they have room available in that area. Very disappointing.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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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