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.
What 3600 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CynthiaB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Musique un peu trop forte pour se comprendre donc nous devions nous rapprocher pour d’entendre.

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Veronica
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, they went above and beyond to make our experience enjoyable. Good live music. The lamb is a must have!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and excellent service.

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ElyseO
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Le souper était délicieux.
Le service impeccable.

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SelenaK
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I cant even explain the service, Im not sure if Ive ever received a more friendly restaurant experience from beginning to end. The food is amazing and the staff went above and beyond!

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FrancaB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We visited Modavie with some friends on our first trip to Montreal. Everything (from service to food to music) at this lovely restaurant was perfect and made for a wonderful evening. The staff were attentive to everything we needed.

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JulieB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, service and music! My favourite restaurant when I come to Montreal.

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MarcD
Ottawa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter Enzo was outstanding. Management went above and beyond to get us a piece of cake for celebrating our anniversary. Was special. This is our go to restaurant in the old port.

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GenI
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Ce sont les meilleures pâtes que j’ai mangées de ma vie.

Le service était impeccable!!!!

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KevinG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The staff were very friendly and accomodating..the food as always was superb..it was quiet inside, a sign of the times unfortunatly but defintely worth a visit.

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Sabrina
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

I was overall disappointed. After looking at so many positive reviews, I thought it was going to be incredible. Sadly it wasn’t at all ...

The lamb poutine was a soupe. The fries were floating in so much watery sauce and there was little to no cheese.

The steak frite had no flavour and 0 salt. The fries were good, but a little over cooked and had no salt as well.

I thought the wine was going to be great since it was a wine bar... that also was very disappointing.

Finally we went their to enjoy great jazz music... but instead it was awkward and flat.

I just can’t recommend this place ... sorry.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was the best experience my wife and I have had in Montreal. The food tastes amazing, ingredients are fresh and of high quality and the service is pretty good. Everything is top-notch

Modavie
Responded 6 days ago

Your kind words are greatly appreciated, Amin! We are so pleased to hear that your Modavie Experience was top-notch. We look forward to serving you both again soon!

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vipJoanne
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrating my anniversary they sent my husband and I some Port wine on the house which I thought was very sweet!

Modavie
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you, Joanne, for taking the time to share your lovely feedback with us and the others here on OpenTable. We are always happy to help celebrate these special milestones with our cherished guests. We look forward to your next visit!

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CoralieD
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really nice place, everyone was very nice, very cool to have someone singing in live we’ll comeback for sure ! Highly recommand!

Modavie
Responded on September 10, 2020

Your kind words and recommendation are very much appreciated, CoralieD! We can't wait to serve you again soon!

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Derrick
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect. I’ll come back. The owner was very kind

Modavie
Responded on September 10, 2020

We appreciate the perfect rating and we are very pleased to know that it was for a perfect evening! We look forward to your next visit!

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Vivienne
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent ambiance, outstanding food and service. Would definitely recommend it!

Modavie
Responded on September 10, 2020

Thank you, Vivienne, for recommending Bistro Modavie! We are happy to know that our food and service were outstanding! See you again soon!

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Juancarlos
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

The live music is really a must, the food is excellent and delicious.

Modavie
Responded on September 10, 2020

Thank you, Juancarlos! We are so glad to hear that our food was delicious and that you had enjoyed the live entertainment. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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Supercorner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Belle ambiance, bouffe excellente et prix raisonnable .... pourquoi aller manger dans les grandes chaines quand vous avez une telle ambiance ? Merci Laurenzo !

Modavie
Responded on September 10, 2020

Merci beaucoup, Supercorner! Nous sommes ravis que vous ayez apprécié votre expérience chez nous! Au plaisir de vous servir de nouveau!

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ChantalC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

The food was delicious and the service was great. However, the portions were really small for the price and there was no live music as promised on the website, so I was a bit disappointed because we went especially for that.

Modavie
Responded on September 10, 2020

Thank you, ChantalC, for taking the time to share your feedback with us and the others here on OpenTable. While we are pleased to know that our food and service were to your liking, your comments regarding our live music are quite concerning. Please know that our live music is available without fail, every night from 7pm until 10pm (with 3 short breaks) and during our weekend brunches from noon until 3pm. We hope to serve you again soon, and this time for a flawless experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great friendly service.

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AngelaG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an amazing time with the live music and the food was incredible. The service was the best of all, our server Fabrice was detailed oriented and very nice. They really made our anniversary special and we are so happy we chose it for our anniversary.

Modavie
Responded on September 10, 2020

We appreciate your lovely feedback and 5-star rating! Fabrice and our entire team are thrilled to know that we've succeeded in making this happy occasion one to remember! Until next time!

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JulienD
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very kind people, nice music and the food is delicious !

Modavie
Responded on September 10, 2020

We appreciate your wonderful feedback, JulienD! Until next time!

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JeanneDG
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service avec Lorenzo et toute son équipe.

Excellente ambiance.

Excellente nourriture.

De loin mon restaurant préféré de Montréal!!

Modavie
Responded on September 9, 2020

Merci beaucoup, JeanneDG, vos merveilleux commentaires inspirent notre équipe de nouveau! Nous espérons vous servir prochainement!

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LineY
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Je suis allée a ce restaurant a plusieurs reprises et le service et la qualité de la nourriture est toujours excellente

Modavie
Responded on September 3, 2020

Merci énormément, Line, pour votre beau commentaire! Il nous fait chaud au cœur de savoir que nos invités apprécient leur expérience au Bistro Modavie. Nous avons bien hâte de vous servir de nouveau!

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julieb
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

nous allons y retourner c'est sur ! bonne musique live, proprietaire et serveurs bien agreables.

Modavie
Responded on September 3, 2020

Nous sommes ravis de savoir que votre expérience avec nous a été agréable, Julie! À très bientôt!

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ConnieK
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Food was very good & entertainment was as well. Singer had a nice voice and wasn’t too loud. Our waiter seemed preoccupied and was constantly tugging on his mask which was exposing his nose ( not proper protocol during Covid 19)

Modavie
Responded on September 3, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us this great comment, Connie! As much as we are thrilled that your evening with us was pleasant over all, we are very concerned by the servive you received as we do take the Covid 19 Protocole extremely seriously. We would appreciate if you could let us know more about you experience here with us through the email the will be provided to you in a private message. We hope to serve you again very soon!

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LiamM
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely wait staff! The live music was great and the lavender mimosa is my new favourite drink by far!

Modavie
Responded on September 3, 2020

Thank you, Liam, for the 5 star review! We are overjoyed that you enjoyed your time at Modavie this much. The wait team will be thrilled to know about your positive comment! We hope to have the chance to serve you again very soon!

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KianaR
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Horrible service! And I would not call the performance Jazz by any standard! Sounded more like a random street performer doing covers of 80’s hits.

Modavie
Responded on August 31, 2020

Thank you for your review. We take our guests' satisfaction very seriously and pride ourselves in the service we offer which is why your comment is very alarming to us. We would appreciate if you could tell us more about your experience in an email that will be provided in a private message. With social distancing measures, our solo artists now have a greater responsibility to maintain a certain atmosphere and we will therefore be reviewing our entertainment due to your feedback.

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Dirk
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience overall and we got a lot of food and drinks for a small price

Modavie
Responded on August 31, 2020

Thank you, Dirk, for the 5 star review and positive comment! We hope to serve you again very shortly!

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ClaudeF
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Le personnel est très sympathique et avenant. La nourriture est excellente (carré d'agneau et filet mignon à la cuisson demandée) et la musique "live" donne une belle ambiance à la soirée. Nous y retournerons sûrement.

Modavie
Responded on August 31, 2020

Merci, Claude, pour votre beau commentaire. Nous sommes ravis de vous savoir satisfait et nous avons bien hâte de vous servir de nouveau!

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Joclmaen
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Bien situé. Belle terrasse. Nourriture correcte. La température de aliments était excellente. Très bon service et belle ambiance. La musique était un peu forte mais ce n’est qu’un petit détail. C’etait bien!

Modavie
Responded on September 3, 2020

Merci, JocImean, pour votre beau commentaire! Nous sommes heureux de savoir que votre expérience au Bistro Modavie a été positive. Nous espérons vous revoir et pouvoir vous servir de nouveau très bientôt!

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biancaa
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

the food was not good .service was okay .
wont go back a second time

Modavie
Responded on September 3, 2020

We are extremely concerned by the disappointing experience you had. Our mission is to make our guests enjoy the real Modavie Experience which includes delicious food, amazing ambiance and flawless service. We would very much appreciate it if you could let us know more about your last visit with us at our email address which will be provided to you in a private message. We hope you will give us a second chance so that we can offer you a 5 star experience worhy of Bistro Modavie!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lamb chops are a must try....service is above par

Modavie
Responded on August 31, 2020

Thank you for your amazing review! We are very proud of our lamb recipe so it's always such a pleasure to know that our guest' enjoy it just as much as we do. We hope to have the chance to serve you again very soon!

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AnnaC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Ridiculously delicious food, great atmosphere and overall great time with the fam!

Modavie
Responded on August 31, 2020

Thank you, AnnaC, for your amazing review and 5 star rating! We are so glad to know your experience was positive and we hope to see you again very soon!

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Dxzz
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Really nice place. Waiters were so polite. The food was excellent and the music was appropriate. I would recommend.

Modavie
Responded on August 31, 2020

Thank you, Dxzz, for your positive review! We are glad the service and the food did not disappoint and we would be more than happy to have the chance to serve you again soon!

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jessycan
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

La serveuse s est trompé dans les commandes donc nous avions dû attendre et de plus l’assiette de spaghetti était pas mangeable! Par contre le musicien était excellent jirai que pour l’ambiance et une bonne bouteille de vin!

Modavie
Responded on August 31, 2020

Merci, Jessycan, d'avoir pris le temps de nous laisser votre commentaire. Nous sommes heureux de savoir que la musique, l'ambiance et le vin étaient à votre goût mais nous sommes extrêmement concernés par la qualité de votre plat. Nous avons maintenant passé le message au chef et à son équipe afin de remédier au problème. Nous espérons vous revoir de nouveau tout de même afin de vous faire vivre la vraie expérience client du Modavie!

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erika
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place. Friendly service with good food. Live music was a plus aswell.

Modavie
Responded on August 27, 2020

Thank you, Erika, for the 5 stars review! We are delighted to know your experience here with us was pleasant. We hope to see you again ver soon!

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JimB
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lorenzo was a great Host. His team was attentive and extremely helpful with options and wine pairings

This is be a favorite stop for our next trip to Old Montreal.

Modavie
Responded on August 31, 2020

Thank you, JimB, for your terrific review! We are so glad your time with us was everything you wanted it to be and we will make sure Lorenzo and the entire team get your comment We would love to serve you again during your next trip to Montreal!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I am so glad I made a reservation at this restaurant in old Montreal. It was an impulsive decision based off of a feature on MTL blog but I was pleasantly surprised. The food was amazing and the drinks were nice and strong. I recommend the Chicken Supreme! They also have live entertainment!

Modavie
Responded on August 26, 2020

Thank you for your kind words and 5 stars review! We hope you'll come see us again very soon!

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Tiffanie
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Contrôler la consommation de vos clients, les clientes derrière nous étaient saoule comme un clou. Pas très agréable. J’aurais aimé entendre plus la musique. Super serveur, rien à dire, par contre, j’aurais aimé qu’il revienne pour nous demander si nous voulions d’autres consommations à boire. Peut-être juste déçu de la présentation des assiettes pour le prix payer. Plus de frites dans mon assiette que de viande, inhabituelle de la part d’un restaurant fancy. Je m’attendais une plus belle présentation et professionnalisme.

Modavie
Responded on August 27, 2020

Merci beaucoup, Tiffanie, d'avoir pris le temps de partager vos commentaires constructifs avec nous! Bien que nous sommes contents que vous ayez apprécié votre serveur, vos commentaires concernant la présentation des plats et l'atmosphère sont inquiétants. Sachez que notre équipe de service et gestion sont toujours présent pour adresser vos mécontentements immédiatement afin d'assurer l'expérience que vous cherchez chez nous. Nous espérons avoir le plaisir de vous servir de nouveau!

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