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.
We both enjoyed the Caesar salad with bacon lardons. My daughter had the saffron risotto which she really liked. I had the grilled lamb chops which were flavorful, properly cooked but cold. I did like enough to go back if I’m ever in Montreal again.
Great food, friendly service and amazing live music.
A pleasant evening listening to live music. The food was excellent.
The food wasn't very good. The salad was over dressed to the point of wilted, the calamari was very salty and over breaded. The lamb burger was really bbq shredded lamb on a bun.... Disappointing all around.
Great, attentive staff!
The maître de is very concerned about your service and enjoyment. We went to listen to Jazz with our diner. I had lamb chops, excellent.
Beautiful and delicious.
I enjoyed a wonderful meal with live entertainment. I recommend the lamb chop. It was prepared well and presented nicely. Servers were pleasant and observant. Fun environment, with live music and quality gourmet food.
Tout était parfait: la nourriture, le service, l’ambiance. Nous y retournerons assurément!
Une très bonne place à découvrir. L'ambiance est vraiment sympa, le service parfait et l'offre varié et d'un très bon rapport qualité/prix.
Cela fait la 2ième fois que nous y allons avec ma femme et c'est sur que ce ne sera pas la dernière.
Juste un petit regret, le cassoulet qu'a pris ma femme était très bon mais manquait simplement de haricots. Juste quelques uns pour décorer c'est peu ! sinon pour le reste rien a redire.
A bientôt donc.
This was recommended by a friend of ours who lives in Montreal. Perfect spot with a great atmosphere and the live jazz music was a bonus. The food was excellent!
Special thanks to Lorenzo (host) and our server Marie-Eve for a fantastic night!
definitely great jazz to accompany great food with awesome service
It was a really good experience,the restaurant is very quiet and the food taste amazing!the service was very nice as well
In a word: terrific. The music, the extensive wine list, the food. While they are known for lamb, we found the fish excellent. A memorable, romantic evening. Try to get a window table in the main room.
Bonne musique live jazz durant le souper, bonne ambiance
Food was amazing! Great staff and music was really nice,They sing you happy birthday too from a live jazz band! Will definitely return without any hesitation
Steak was the best!
Ambiance of Old Montreal unmatched!
Could not be a better experince
1 ere visite, et que de bons mots. Acceuil, service, repas, bonne musique ambiante, à refaire.
Great location near the water! Food was on point and was served very fast. Our server was great, attentive and provided lovely suggestions. We would definitely recommend!
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Everyone thanked me for the recommendation!
It was my first time and Modavie did not disappoint! Ii sat near the live music and was surprised it was just the right volume and didn’t over power the room. The food was delicious and had generous portions. Service was fantastic and will return in the near future when I’m in town again. Oh yes, I can’t forget the extensive wine list :)
Super nice! Enzo was amazing!
great as usual good music and good food will go back
I absolutely love this restaurant. The food is delicious, the service was excellent and the live music was amazing. I will definitely return.
Food was great, we ended up going two nights in a row just to try different stuff.
If you want to listen to some Jazz... then fine. But if you're looking for good food, you'll be out of luck. We were 8 people and we all ordered a variety of items on the menu. These included some of their recommendations as well. Aside from the calamari appetizer which was ok, the rest was mediocre to bad. The lamb burger was tasteless, the oso buco was just bad and the steak was hard and chewy. They do have a great selection of wine. And our server was very nice. The music was pretty good, but don't go there if you have any issues with loud live music. We didn't have an issue at all so we enjoyed it.
Ambiance et décor trop bien! Les bands live trop bons et les éléments architecturaux ancestrales font vraiment une soirée spéciale!
I was unsure where to book as I had such a short time in Montreal. I wanted something little upscale but not beyond my means. This place was perfect. The ambiance was spectacular. Live jazz music was amazing and the staff were very attentive even on such a busy night. When we left at 1030pm diners were still rolling into the packed venue.
Bonjour Dawn, Thank you for such kind words! We are grateful you decided to go for an Expérience Modavie during your stay and left with a smile on. Rest assured the staff who made your evening will be recognized during our next meeting. We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again soon!
Magnifique soirée de blues, service fantastique et bonne nourriture comme d'habitude. Un incontournable pour musique et nourriture. La section blues n'est pas un endroit tranquille pour souper d'amoureux, mais pour amateur de blues. Par contre le restaurant offre plusieurs type de salles selon les gouts.
Starters were fine, gravlax was good but cubes were too big, onion soup broth lacked depth and seemed diluted. Main service was great, cassoulet was very tasty. Desert was flat, brownie was very standard and quite cold, lemon pie was very sour, but it was good. Great service except at the end when there was a mix up in desert and the staff seemed confused, had to wait 20 min for the lemon pie. Criticism aside, we had a good time and enjoyed our meal, but not sure we will come back.
One of my favorite restaurants in Montreal, great atmosphere service and live music in front of a fireplace in the winter.
The servers were a little slow, and the music seemed very loud, more so on the bottom floor than the upper floor. The food was amazing and quick after ordering.
Every time I bring friends or family to Modavie, we’re blown away. From the service to the food. Exceptional cuisine, with knowledgeable staff when asked which wine to pair with our meal. 110% satisfaction.
Change the cook and a better menu.
My calmars were well cooked.
I will recommend Modavie for drinks and music
In terms of food, everything was okay. Didn't love our dishes, but they weren't bad. Dessert was good. Drinks were good and the service was outstanding.
Live light jazz music. Very friendly staff and tasty food
Fantastic start to finish. The servers, the music, the food ... perfect. Friendly, fun, and we were full when it was over!! We all thoroughly enjoyed this dinner!!
The dinner, dessert, drinks, and service were amazing. The owner greeted us when we entered and made us feel welcome immediately. Our server, Daniel, was incredible throughout our meal. The lamb was great, but the real winner was dessert. I strongly recommend this restaurant as every aspect of our meal was wonderful.
Amazing place to eat right downtown Montreal. Great staff and taste food. We would eat here again! A+