Modavie

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CAN$30 and under
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French
French bistro in a jazzy atmosphere

Seven nights a week, live local bands take the stage at Montreal’s hottest live music bar and bistro. Modavie’s spirited setting encompasses two intimate floors and sets the scene for a night of great tunes and top dining . 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.

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Seven nights a week, local bands take the stage at Montreal’s hottest live music bar and bistro.

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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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J
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The ambiance was very good with the music playing. The food was ok but not great.

R
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Pas beaucoup de vin abordable rendant la facture un peu salée

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GD
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great night out !! The French Onion Soup is a MUST try !

JL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience1

The music was extremely loud, very unpleasant, painful at times. We were finally moved to a quieter part of the restaurant, which was better. The food and service was fine, but I didn’t realize the live band would have their volume extremely loud.

M
Montreal
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

Really expensive for what it is. Overall quality (food, wine) is not there either. Live jazz is good, but so noisy around. Better a good internet jazz music in background at the end.

K
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellente cuisine, bonne ambiance, très bon service

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NR
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The foie gras was so disappointing that we had a hard time appreciating the rest of the dishes. We should probably go back to give the restaurant another chance. The leftovers in the doggie bag where actually quite good

M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the ambiance, great service and attention! Thank you for a beautiful experience!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful time. The food was delicious, the service was attentive and friendly and the atmosphere was cozy and welcoming. And to top it off Lorenzo was as gracious a host as possible. Strongly recommend.

MC
New England
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it. Great atmosphere. Great food and drink. Very friendly.

m
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

C'était parfait, le repas délicieux, service impeccable et avec une musique de fonds en live. On a adoré

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OT
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Amazing blues band was playing that night, but the guitarists wife got up second set and it was horrible! Took an 1:45 minutes in a 2 hour allotment, to receive our main dish, but it was very good.... would give a second chance but would definitely inquire about the entertainment!

YR
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very nice ambiace with it's French style, the food was good and the wine very nice too. Great service!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

Low quality food
Felt rushed

OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was really good and the service was amazing. Highly recommended

P
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Food tasted good but we were expecting something better.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent a great night out with my fiancé

BP
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent service! Nous avons passez une excellente soirée entre amis. L'ambiance jazz est très agréable mais nous étions très près du band donc il était un peu plus difficile de s'entendre mais c'est un détail par rapport a la qualité de la soirée passée, du service et de la qualité de la nourriture

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MM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Le cadre est tres joli, le repas etait bon mais pas incroyable par rapport à ce qu'on attendait
Il y a de la musique live jazz ce qui est normalement tres agréable mais dans ce cas c'etait tellement fort qu'on ne s'entendait pas parler et le bruit ambiant était enorme. On est ressortis stressés et fatigués de ce bruit non stop

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4Food2Service3Ambience5

Tried as part of Mtl á table but the food was a bit disappointing. Not bad, but not really good either. Just average.

NL
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Nous étions à moins de 1m du chansonnier. On devait parler très fort. Seul point négatif de ma soirée.

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RL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and great food. A nice place to spend an evening with friends.

T
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

J'ai adoré: l'ambiance était super, le service était très agréable. Repas copieux et des plats délicieux.
Excellent rapport qualité prix! J'y retournerai avec plaisir. très bon chanteur aussi

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SS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Lively restaurant with wonderful food and ambiance. If you are looking for a quiet place, ask to be seated away from the entertainment. However, the entertainment is fantastic and really completes the experience. Lorenzo and his staff make you feel very welcome.

WP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, good live jazz, excellent food. We went for a business team dinner and everyone loved it.

R
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience1

My review

Drinks: Their signature drink for the event is just superbe!
Their pink sangria was too sour and the after taste was bitter...

Appetizers: Calamari weren't for me.. It was kinda soggy...
The foie gras was good however the bread that came with it wasn't..
The fritters were ok.

Main course: The portion were big but wasn't a fan of the food. The risotto wasn't creamy enough for my taste but the wild boar was good enough but was my first time eating. The sauce for the penne was delicious but the whole meal felt like separate dishes... it's like every component wasn't going well together.

Desert: The apple crumble was cold.. didn't expect that... The chocolate brownie was hot in the middle but cold around...🤷🏼‍♀️

Overall experience: It was ok. The temperature of all the dishes was kinda warm/cold. Put in my reservation that we came for a birthday and told the waitress but there's was nothing special done...Not impressed by anything except for that drink. So for all that being said, I don't think I will go back..

BC
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went there for brunch, and I have to say that this is an excellent restaurant! Their salmon gravlax was crazy good and the live musician was very good as well!

OS
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

J n ai pas aimé le service et la nourriture n a rien d exceptionnelle
Peronelle pas r es sympathique

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DD
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

The group all thought the food was not memorable and very plain. Service was not up to expectation.

SJ
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Would always highly recommend Modavie. This is my second time there - first with a group, this time with my girlfriend. It is an intimate experience, with great food to boot. The music upstairs was lovely and not too intruding. Will definitely visit again.

JF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a great night, the food was good, the service was great, the ambiance was amazing.

a
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Visited from Toronto and after researching for a place to take my girlfriend for her birthday. I came across Modavie. What interested me based on pictures was the environment, and the menu. And it delivered. A busy restaurant but quick serve. We got a table on front of the band on the upper level (which was also quieter than downstairs). The service was great. And it didn't take very long for it to arrive. I had the Grilled Rosemary Lamp Chops and it was phenomenal. Again, the service was fantastic. Upon making the reservation, I had noted it was for a birthday celebration. And the waiter came by with a chocolate cake on the house. Definitely would recommend this restaurant, and definitely would come again when I'm in Montreal.

K
Key West
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an awesome birthday celebration dinner at Modavie! The food was fresh & delicious, the service by Simon was just right, and the atmosphere & blues music in the background added to the festivities! A great restaurant in Old Montreal!

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Each dish was interesting and delicious. We could only get seats at the bar, but it was still a wonderful experience.

MP
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

C’était beaucoup trop cher pour ce que j’avais dans mon assiette.
Le risotto n’était vraiment pas bon ! Je sentais chaque grains riz pas assez cuits.
Très déçus. J’ai aimé le foie gras mais servis avec des toasts pain blanc ...pas très recherchés comme compléments ! Une chance que c’était juste 33$ chaque par contre il se rattrapent avec un vin à 44$ ! 150$ pour un repas très ordinaire à mon avis

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DB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday dinner celebration

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service. Had to wait five minutes for them to get the table ready. Otherwise everything went very well

NC
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Everything was fine the services ! The food Simon our waitress was super but its takes a lot of time for take the plate in the table we were waiting 25 minutes for the entrees and additional 30 form the mains courses so in the end we weren’t hangry!

N
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superbe resto, bel ambiance avec musique jazzé par un groupe
Excellent service , belle carte de vin et super bonne bouffe et assiette généreuse.
Merci!

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CL
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

Over cooked pasta
Poor plates presentation
Fish had no taste
I really think this restaurant does not compete with the average restaurant in Montreal

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