Modavie

4.6
3984 reviews
CAN$30 and under
French
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 3984 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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RobertM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We couldn’t have been happier! Great food, great wine, wonderful music and friendly staff.

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JacquesC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Food excellent although portions on the small side. Service quite slow given price range of this restaurant. We expected to hear live jazz, and they did have live music but it was not jazz and we were seated upstairs and it was very hard to even hear

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JamesM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly and helpful. Can’t remember his name but served in the forces in the mideast. The food was spectacular and the ambiance too. Recommend the rack of lamb, French onion soup and risotto!

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Nice formal restaurant with appropriate service and tasty food. Nothing negative about our experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely bistro. The food and drinks were fantastic. I had the bone marrow and lamb pappardelle, and can recommend those highly. There was live music, a guitarist /vocalist and it made for a nice ambience.

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vipSolangeK
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff was very welcoming and joyful. This impressed us because ppl in Montreal can be quite grumpy. The food was delicious and worth the value. Although we were seating right in front of the stage and the music was loud, that didn't bother us because the singer was great. The restaurante was packed and now we know why :)

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Josephine
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great good, service, ambience and entertainment. Great bistro in historic part of city.

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anni
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

I was not aware while booking that I would not see the musicians. This is not really fair for a life music restaurant

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Nathalie
Montreal
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner at Modavie was exquisite! Live music was outstanding and the food was delicious. I would recommend to anyone to check it out on their next evening out. Don’t miss out, go!
Looking forward to go back, thank you!

Modavie
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much, Nathalie, for this sweet and positive review! We look forward to welcoming you back!

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PaulK
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

We had a wonderful time. The music was very enjoyable

Modavie
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for this perfect review, PaulK!

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fromthehood
Calgary
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely meal is a relaxing setting

Modavie
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for this 5 star review!

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just perfect! We felt welcome, service was impeccable, food was great. There is live music during the weekend that adds to the whole experience. Very nice! The Modavie mimosa and the cellar choices are amazing as well! Super recommended!

Modavie
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for this very kind review!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Was looking forward to experience but left underwhelmed by the food and entertainment. Great restaurant for a tourist, not a foodie.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I was there with my husband for our anniversary date, expected live music all night, we were on the second floor, music played for about an hour only. Service was great, we had a salad starter and some wine recommended by the waiter it was really good and delicious. Main dish as well was good but a bit cold though it took time to arrive, and dessert was very delicious. And the bread and butter were also good.

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MalikP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had my 3 year anniversary there and they gave us an dessert on the house !!

Modavie
Responded 2 days ago

We appreciate this perfect review, MalikP! And congrats on the 3 year anniversary! We hope you'll come visit for the 4th!

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GaryD
Charleston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Nice choices prepared nicely. Not the best table around but worth a try.

Modavie
Responded 2 days ago

We appreciate your review, GaryD!

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SandraG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great performance during the brunch. Didn’t catch the name of the artist.

Modavie
Responded 2 days ago

We appreciate your kind words, SandraG!

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HaliT
Montreal
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If the superb ambiance, live jazz music, outstanding wine selection, fantastic caesars and delicious food don't win you over, the owner/ Manager will. Highly recommend and can't wait to go back!

Modavie
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you, HaliT, for this amazing review! We look forward to welcoming you back!

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JaneK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were a table of 4. Two of us had the steak frites which I loved but my friend wasn’t crazy about it. She had the calamari to start and said it was one of the best she had ever had. The other meals were the chicken supreme which was delicious and the ratatouille which was ok. We sat upstairs where there was live jazz music which was fabulous. Our waitress was fabulous. I would recommend this restaurant in Old Montreal.

Modavie
Responded 2 days ago

We appreciate this great review, JaneK!

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KPnewport
Portland
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Romantic and energetic restaurant. Did not disappoint.

Modavie
Responded 4 days ago

We are glad your time with us was so positive, KPnewport! We hope you'll come visit us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for my birthday and the experience was perfect. Definitely recommend their lamb dishes as that is their specialty

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MaryW
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lamb pappardelle was delicious! Profiterole is not to be missed.

Modavie
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much, MaryW! Your kind words are appreciated!

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TwitterBee
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

We were a table of 4 people celebrating a birthday. The singer was very good and we enjoyed the live entertainment. The food was good - we started with French Onion Soup and Bone Marrow followed by Lamb Shank Salmon, Steak and Pasta. The servings were generous. We opted out of dessert.

Modavie
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you, TwitterBee, for taking the time to leave us this review! We are glad you enjoyed the music, the food and the portions. We hope you'll come visit us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Easy and relaxing all the way. Service and food impeccable. Live music was really good and the decor/ambiance on point.

Modavie
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for this great 5 star review!

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evank
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great music. A must go for the night. I cant wait to go back

Modavie
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much, evank! We look forward to having you back as well!

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CharlesF
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Live music was great and food was excellent. Such a fun evening out.

Modavie
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you, CharlesF! We are thrilled you had a good time with us and we hope to see you again soon!

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Vanfoodiepharmily
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Absolutely loved the live music night with Dwane Dixon Blues.

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CJNA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, attentive service and amazing live music. Food was really tasty but limited vegan options.

Modavie
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for this great review, CJNA! We are glad your evening was pleasant!

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BobN
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was very good & friendly. We chose this restaurant because of the menu. Priced well & great food.

Modavie
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you, BobN, for this great review!

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JonJ
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience4

Reserved a table 2 weeks early positioned to see performer was shown to seats behind a wall. Expected jazz got an acoustic guitar singer who was quite good but like a street busker. As we could not see anyway it might as well have been a CD.
Wines on menu were not available - so limited choice of bottles - nothing shy of $60 a bottle.
Food was decent - but marked up in price presumably for the entertainment that we never got to see.
Service was quite good - and the food also pretty good.
Ultimately it was $200 for 3 people for a main course and a shared bottle of wine.
Beautiful building - but if enjoying the music is part of your plans then you need to check the listings and be more assertive than we were when you are shown to a table behind a wall..

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food. Our server was very good. Available and helpful but not on top of you. Upstairs dining was low noise. Good for talking. I recommend going if you appreciate high food quality.

Modavie
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for this amazing review! We are thrilled your experience was so positive and we hope you'll come visit us again shortly!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience3

Loved the restaurant but extremely expensive @ $20/roll

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly attentive bar staff. Great food and drinks

Modavie
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for this great review! We hope you'll come visit us again soon!

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taniah
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Expérience parfaite!

Modavie
Responded 4 days ago

Merci, taniah, pour ce superbe avis! Nous espérons avoir le plaisir de vous revoir très bientôt!

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vipTOFoodie
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience1

Service was beyond horrible.

Modavie
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you, TOFoodie, for taking the time to leave us this review. However, your comment is very out of the ordinary for us as we usually pride ourselves on the service we offer. We would greatly appreciate if you could send us an email with more details as we strive to improve each and everyday. You can find our email address on our website. Once again, thank you.

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LeaB
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

In a cool cozy atmosphere with live music, brunch at Modavie is relaxed and welcoming. The staff are courteous and service is quick, but not rushed. They make an effort to smile, even under their mask. The maître d'hôtel, Lorenzo treated us as guests with a friendly, yet professional demeanor. Booking online was easy and I was able to select the occasion, in this case, my birthday. To mark my special day, the waiters wished me a happy birthday, but without the embrrasing hoopla song and dance. Instead, I was presented with a complementary desert. It was was such a treat to dine here.

Modavie
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you, LeaB, for this very sweet review! We are glad you enjoyed your time with us and we hope you'll come visit us again soon. Happy birthday once again!

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JulieB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favourite place for dinner and jazz when we come to Montreal!

Modavie
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you, JulieB, for this review and for your loyalty! We look forward to having you again next time you are in town!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lamb rack is splendid!

Modavie
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for this great review! We are glad our specialty did not disappoint! À bientôt!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly staff and beautiful venue! The live music was excellent as well!

Modavie
Responded 4 days ago

Your kind words mean the world to us! Thank you!

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EkaterinaL
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

It is a cozy place, but the food was not great nor the service. The servers were aggressively trying to sell the drinks. We could not enjoy the music much, we were asked to liberate the table shortly after the music started for a second service.

Modavie
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. We are glad you liked the ambiance of our establishment but we are sorry the service and quality of the food wasn't up to your standards. As for the time limit, we are victim of our success, as people say, which is why on Friday and Saturday evenings, tables reserved during the first service are limited to 2 hours - we try to accommodate as many people as possible as the demand is extremely high! We hope you'll still give us another chance!

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You can order delivery directly from Modavie using the Order Online button. Modavie also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (514) 287-9582.

Modavie is rated 4.6 stars by 3984 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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