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Modavie, Montréal, QC

Modavie

4.5
4.5
4954 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
French
Since 1997, Modavie Bistro invites you to taste a varied menu inspired by French classics. Spawning two floors with vintage ambiance in the heart of Old Montreal, you can hear live bands play every night as well as during weekend brunch.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 p.m.


Booked 129 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, French / Canadian, Bistro

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (514) 287-9582

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Modavie can accommodate any type of event! The restaurant can seat up to 240 people and features numerous sections that can be fully privatized. Stone walls and beautiful woodwork create a setting that’s both warm and genuine. The wonderful ambiance is complemented every night with refined bistro cuisine and live music. – Anniversary – Wedding – Corporate event (team building, business dinner, etc.) Contact us for all the details at info@modavie.com

  • Private party contact

    Modavie's event team: (855) 730-5016

  • Neighbourhood

    Old Montreal

  • Cross Street

    St. Laurent

  • 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 station (5 min walk)

  • Entertainment

    Live music every evening starting from 7pm!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 4,954 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. DH

    DavidH

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall awesome!! Julien was friendly, helpful and provided great service! Bone marrow and escargot were both delicious!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Service needs improvement
  3. EM

    ElleM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We were so excited to come to modavie and we’re left a little disappointed. Our server was nice, but forgot about us for the majority of our meal. We didn’t get drinks for almost 25 minutes after we sat down. No chiller for our champagne, no bread, she didn’t even check on our food after we received it. She didn’t ask us once if we needed more drinks etc. at one point when we were waiting over 30 minutes for a slice of cake at the end, she came over with 3 spoons. Later she took one of the spoons off our table to give to the table behind us for their dessert. She then grabbed a fresh spoon, brought it over to that table and then she took back the spoon from their table that she had taken from ours and put it back on our table. It was just a weird situation. All three of our dishes were luke warm at best and my sisters pasta had almost no sauce on it. Overall it was okay, but we definitely expected and remembered a different experience.
  4. HH

    HarlyneH

    Miami - Dade

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Onion soup, duck and lamb paparadelle were fabulous
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I had the duck confit and my spouse had the lamb papardelle, both of which were incredible. The price was a bit high for our sons meal for what amounted to dino nuggets (and the portion size was way generous for a childs meal) butwe were willing to pay if it meant two tired parentson vacation got to eat meal in a nice restaurant on vacation. We loved the ambiance and that it was even a little kid friendly!
  6. P

    Pelmhurst

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fun ambiance. Not a quiet spot for a romantic night. More of an energetic evening. Great music. Our cocktails were excellent. Fairly standard bistro fare. My chicken was just a smidge on the dry side but great taste. My partner loved their meal. Would go back.
  7. BS

    BertheS

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    Not my first time at Modavie and went there for my sister birthday. I don't recall the name of our waitress unfortunately but wanted to give her a shout out because she was AMAZING! She was professional, efficient, all with her smile and soft spoken. She made our evening extra special and really wanted to thank her for that. Overall Modavie never deceive me. The food , ambiance and musicians was just perfect !
  8. SG

    ShaunaG

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Waitress was very nice and informative. Food was wonderful and live music too
  9. c

    camt

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best best time at Modavie!! Julian and Patrice were incredible, they took great care of us and had us laughing the whole night! Food was delicious and it’s just a wonderful place to be!!
  10. D

    Delicious

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food relaxed atmosphere
  11. VS

    VickyS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the service by telephone and on line plus so much care from ALL YOUR STAFF. I invited guests who said they loved everything and will definitely come back. Only suggestion: the water was served plentifully but colder would be better. . Thank you.
  12. AE

    ArletteE

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The restaurant is nice but the music and conversations were too loud The service was friendly but they tried to let us order more than we wanted The lemon tarte was not very fresh ( the pie crust was humid ) but not bad , the apple tarte was good The salmon and pasta very good
  13. LM

    LindaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there on a busy Wednesday night. Service, food and music all excellent.
  14. C

    Carol

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the restaurant! Expensive but worth it! Would go back.
  15. v

    visitor

    New England

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The menu is quite extensive and interesting. I had sweetbreads, which were very good. The steak tartare was very coarsely chopped and not as well seasoned as it could have been. There was a jazz quartet playing. They were good, but the restaurant is very noisy to begin with, and the music made it impossible to talk with my companion.
  16. CE

    CynthiaE

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, music and service. Had a wonderful evening.
  17. MM

    MerrillM

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always one of our favourite restaurants. Lorenzo is definitely a reason to love coming here. Music was good, a bit loud for conversation. Meals were well prepared and presented.
  18. RM

    RobertM

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is very good, from the greeting through the dessert. It is charming, and warm. A very good value.
  19. JC

    JoaquinC

    Mexico City

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding culinary and musical experience
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a special Birthday dinner. Our server could not have been more wonderful. The food was delicious and the music was wonderful. The entire experience was magical. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
  21. MH

    MHart

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful French food in the heart of old Montreal. We also enjoyed the live music!
  22. J

    Jimbo

    Kent

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    A holiday meal spoilt by a noisy atmosphere and over sized portions. Very average cooking. I would not return.
  23. PC

    PaulC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience2
    Service was good. However, the duck confiit that we ordered was too salty.
  24. JC

    JoaquinC

    Mexico City

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente ambiente, comida y servicio
  25. NB

    NoeB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    There was live music, so Tina was really difficult to hear each other talking, we had to scream. At the end of the dinner I had a really bad headache.
  26. LL

    LancyL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Overall services is good, quality of food is standard. Unfortunately, the ambience is noisy, not much of privacy.
  27. TU

    ThomasU

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Nice location with excellent jazz music.
  28. AC

    AmyC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was good, had a couple questionable mussels, but the rest were good. We waited over an hour for our food, it turned out the kitchens ticket printer ran out in paper so our order was missed… fortunately we weren’t in a hurry, and things happen. Overall it was a good place to visit, and our waiter was nice and knowledgeable. The dessert was fantastic!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service, location (in the old part of Montreal), and best of all a jazz/blues band in the evening that was quite good and fit the restaurant well.
  30. B

    Baylee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an amazing and lovely dinner! Our server was super kind and good. Service was prompt and food was amazing. Would recommend this to anyone anyday.
  31. LD

    LennaD

    Montreal

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food as always, no matter what item you pick. Impeccable service.
  32. JT

    JoelT

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and amazing energy!
  33. MS

    MargaretS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Noisy. Could hardly hear the music. Wonderful service and delicious food
  34. S

    Salmon007

    Orlando

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it Great onion soup n duck confit Waitress +++ Ambience ++ Live jazz. +++
  35. FM

    FacultyMember

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful bistro that is right out of Le Marais. The music was fun but intense, but one can eat in a quiet section. Loved every moment!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My friend recommended this restaurant and it was amazing!! Upstairs where the live music is very loud but great if you want to only watch and listen. If you want to talk and have a more quiet time stay downstairs!! Food is fantastic and staff is very friendly and attentive
  37. SH

    SallyH

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Enjoyed a relaxed dinner here. Rack of lamb was cooked beautifully and very tasty. Service good. Background live music added to the experience. Staff friendly.
  38. S

    Sundance

    New England

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience1
    Food was good and the service was excellent. But the restaurant insists on hiring musicians to play during dining, and they are far too loud. The singer/guitarist was talented, but it was impossible to converse while he was playing. Requests to have him turn the volume down did nothing. At a minimum, music should not start until 9 pm. Even better, don’t have it at all.
  39. LP

    LynnePoteau

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The cuisine was excellent, the music fantastic, the service impeccable, and the ambiance perfect. We had stopped going to Modavie because the food was so generic and boring. That had clearly changed. The wine list was also quite good
  40. BL

    BonnieL

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We had the misfortune of listening to an active fire alarm going off in the restaurant for 15 minutes but otherwise a nice and delicious stop

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

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

Modavie is rated 4.5 stars by 4954 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 p.m.


Booked 129 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Modavie

1 rue St. Paul O., Montréal, QC H2Y1Y6

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    St. Laurent

  • Neighbourhood

    Old Montreal

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, French / Canadian, Bistro

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • 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 station (5 min walk)

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Live music every evening starting from 7pm!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (514) 287-9582

  • Private party facilities

    Modavie can accommodate any type of event! The restaurant can seat up to 240 people and features numerous sections that can be fully privatized. Stone walls and beautiful woodwork create a setting that’s both warm and genuine. The wonderful ambiance is complemented every night with refined bistro cuisine and live music. – Anniversary – Wedding – Corporate event (team building, business dinner, etc.) Contact us for all the details at info@modavie.com

  • Private party contact

    Modavie's event team: (855) 730-5016

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