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.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
Lamb Chops with Oregano
Potatoes and vegetables
Mint sauce and sour cream
We couldn’t have been happier! Great food, great wine, wonderful music and friendly staff.
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
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!
Nice formal restaurant with appropriate service and tasty food. Nothing negative about our experience.
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.
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 :)
Great good, service, ambience and entertainment. Great bistro in historic part of city.
I was not aware while booking that I would not see the musicians. This is not really fair for a life music restaurant
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!
Thank you so much, Nathalie, for this sweet and positive review! We look forward to welcoming you back!
We had a wonderful time. The music was very enjoyable
Thank you for this perfect review, PaulK!
Lovely meal is a relaxing setting
Thank you for this 5 star review!
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!
Thank you so much for this very kind review!
Was looking forward to experience but left underwhelmed by the food and entertainment. Great restaurant for a tourist, not a foodie.
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.
Had my 3 year anniversary there and they gave us an dessert on the house !!
We appreciate this perfect review, MalikP! And congrats on the 3 year anniversary! We hope you'll come visit for the 4th!
Nice choices prepared nicely. Not the best table around but worth a try.
We appreciate your review, GaryD!
Great performance during the brunch. Didn’t catch the name of the artist.
We appreciate your kind words, SandraG!
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!
Thank you, HaliT, for this amazing review! We look forward to welcoming you back!
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.
We appreciate this great review, JaneK!
Romantic and energetic restaurant. Did not disappoint.
We are glad your time with us was so positive, KPnewport! We hope you'll come visit us again soon!
We went for my birthday and the experience was perfect. Definitely recommend their lamb dishes as that is their specialty
Lamb pappardelle was delicious! Profiterole is not to be missed.
Thank you so much, MaryW! Your kind words are appreciated!
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.
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!
Easy and relaxing all the way. Service and food impeccable. Live music was really good and the decor/ambiance on point.
Thank you so much for this great 5 star review!
Great food and great music. A must go for the night. I cant wait to go back
Thank you so much, evank! We look forward to having you back as well!
Live music was great and food was excellent. Such a fun evening out.
Thank you, CharlesF! We are thrilled you had a good time with us and we hope to see you again soon!
Absolutely loved the live music night with Dwane Dixon Blues.
Great atmosphere, attentive service and amazing live music. Food was really tasty but limited vegan options.
Thank you for this great review, CJNA! We are glad your evening was pleasant!
Service was very good & friendly. We chose this restaurant because of the menu. Priced well & great food.
Thank you, BobN, for this great review!
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..
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.
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!
Loved the restaurant but extremely expensive @ $20/roll
Friendly attentive bar staff. Great food and drinks
Thank you so much for this great review! We hope you'll come visit us again soon!
Merci, taniah, pour ce superbe avis! Nous espérons avoir le plaisir de vous revoir très bientôt!
Service was beyond horrible.
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.
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.
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!
Our favourite place for dinner and jazz when we come to Montreal!
Thank you, JulieB, for this review and for your loyalty! We look forward to having you again next time you are in town!
Lamb rack is splendid!
Thank you for this great review! We are glad our specialty did not disappoint! À bientôt!
Friendly staff and beautiful venue! The live music was excellent as well!
Your kind words mean the world to us! Thank you!
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.
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!
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.