Modavie

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CAN$30 and under
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French
NEW! 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.
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4.2
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4.5
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4.6
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4.2
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JC
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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.

P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, friendly service and amazing live music.

M
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

A pleasant evening listening to live music. The food was excellent.

LW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

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.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great, attentive staff!

s
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

A
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful and delicious.

FA
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

ND
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tout était parfait: la nourriture, le service, l’ambiance. Nous y retournerons assurément!

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JM
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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.

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JF
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

a
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

definitely great jazz to accompany great food with awesome service

T
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a really good experience,the restaurant is very quiet and the food taste amazing!the service was very nice as well

RR
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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.

CM
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bonne musique live jazz durant le souper, bonne ambiance

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JE
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

DF
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Steak was the best!

Service Outstanding!

Ambiance of Old Montreal unmatched!

Could not be a better experince

OT
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

1 ere visite, et que de bons mots. Acceuil, service, repas, bonne musique ambiante, à refaire.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall1Food4Service4Ambience4

Terrible management

Modavie
Responded on March 14, 2020

Bonjour, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. We are quite alarmed by your statement and would like to be enlighten on the situation, if you could communicate with us at info@modavie.c om that would be much appreciated. We hope to have the pleasure of serving you a true Expérience Modavie improved from your last very soon.

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everyone thanked me for the recommendation!

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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 :)

OT
Montreal
14 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Super nice! Enzo was amazing!

PS
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

great as usual good music and good food will go back

JM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I absolutely love this restaurant. The food is delicious, the service was excellent and the live music was amazing. I will definitely return.

VR
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great, we ended up going two nights in a row just to try different stuff.

PY
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience3

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.

ST
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ambiance et décor trop bien! Les bands live trop bons et les éléments architecturaux ancestrales font vraiment une soirée spéciale!

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DT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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.

Modavie
Responded on March 14, 2020

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!

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B
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

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.

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A
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

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.

TC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Montreal, great atmosphere service and live music in front of a fireplace in the winter.

KA
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

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.

CB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

TA
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Change the cook and a better menu.
My calmars were well cooked.
I will recommend Modavie for drinks and music

JT
Ottawa
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

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.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Live light jazz music. Very friendly staff and tasty food

KL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!!

OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

KB
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place to eat right downtown Montreal. Great staff and taste food. We would eat here again! A+

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