Modavie

4.6
3939 reviews
CAN$30 and under
French
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 3939 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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DianeC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

The food was just okay. The mussels were gritty and you would get sand in your mouth. The ambiance was nice. Someone in our party sent the risotto back because it had a pepperoni flavour???

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vipReneM
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious onion soup and putine. Quick lunch meal between tours. If you didn’t know it you could imagine yourself in Paris.

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ANDREEAT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

The second time I go to Modavie :) The food is always delicious but this time the service was a bit odd, with orders being taken very slowly and food coming out almost cold. I think it must’ve just been a weird night so I still had a great time and I recommend the food to anyone. Special mention for the host Lorenzo who made us feel at home and made us laugh :)

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patrickd
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food. Service ambiance was wonderful and we will be back and be sure to tell our friends and family

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful, from the moment I walked in as a single diner they treated me very special, greeted me by name and let me choose a table. The French and Italian wine list was wonderful, and the small but amazing menu was to die for. Excellent lamb, fresh veggies and terrific deserts. All the right portion and beautiful plates. The waiters were all kind, and kept a special eye on me despite the very busy dining room. The staff seemed to really enjoy working their and new their kitchen well! All this plus live music! Terrific work, keep it up!

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George
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Modavie. We wanted to eat there entire week but could not find an opening until miraculously there was a 2pm opening yesterday that we snatched. We came with our daughter and order 5 different items on the food menu(french onion soup, escargot, fried calamari, burger and chicken ceasar salad) and I cannot tell you which one was tastier. The owner Lorenzo made us feel extremely welcome and treated us like family. Service was great as well. I would definitely mark this as a must eat place if you ever find yourself in Montreal.

Looking forward to coming back already.

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Nathalie
Montreal
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it! Brought my friend for her birthday and the hostess made sure to let our waiter know, he brought her dessert with a sparkler without me mentioning anything. The live music makes it so special and it’s not too loud to have a conversation. Lovely staff, amazing service, excellent food.

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Karine
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Birthday great ambiance and music

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MaryB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was really good but atmosphere was even better. We had great service & the music was incredible. Can’t wait to come back.

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Starlight
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really had a great time in Modavie. Service was great and food was excellent, too. I really liked my lamb chops. And other lamb dishes were great,too. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were greeted at the door by Lorenzo Baldassare and he made us feel like home. The food, service and ambiance were all amazing. The food was outstanding, service was fast and staff was very attentive and we loved listening to the live music in the background. Can’t wait to go back, would highly recommend and must-try in Old Port Montreal!
Sabrina & André

Modavie
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for this amazing review!

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vipDiner
New England
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Beef tartar was superb; so was agnolotti with lamb. Other dishes loess spectacular

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TomN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice! Great music. Great food. Very helpful front desk.

Modavie
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you, TomN! We are thrilled you had a good time at Bistro Modavie and we hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent ❤️
The Jazz band that was playing was INCREDIBLE ❤️.. We will definitely be back ..

Modavie
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for this very sweet review! We look forward to having you back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, music and overall experience!!

Modavie
Responded 4 days ago

We appreciate your positive feedback!!

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ReynaldD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

La soupe à l’oignon un incontournable; ayant dégusté une telle soupe sur plusieurs croisières c’est de loin la meilleure !

Modavie
Responded 4 days ago

Merci, ReynaldD, pour cet avis vraiment fantastique! Nous sommes très heureux que vous ayez autant apprécié notre soupe à l'oignon and nous espérons que vous viendrez nous visiter à nouveau bientôt!

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

As requested they sat us near the stage. The waiter, Christian, was attentive and personable. It was my birthday and at the end they brought a small dessert (complimentary) and wished me happy birthday. The food was good and exactly what we ordered. My steak was done perfectly. Great night!

Modavie
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for this amazing 5 star review! We are so happy your birthday dinner turned out to be such a positive experience and we hope you'll come visit us again soon!

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Sharp
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

GL Chambers and his fellow musicians played their hearts out. Great show and musicianship.

Food was excellent, waiter superbe and wine selection fantastic.

Will definitely be back.

Thanks Mondavie!

Modavie
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you, Sharp! We are thrilled you had such a good experience and we look forward to welcoming you back! À bientôt!

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AndreaH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic little restaurant in the heart of the old port in Montreal.

Came here with a partner, had a 545pm reservation and was sat, promptly upstairs. While the live music was playing upstairs (started at 7pm), upstairs is the place to be for ambience etc. Dinner was delicious- we shared escarcots, and I had chicken, he had octopus linguine. Super delicious. would highly recommend

Modavie
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you, AndreaH, for this amazing review! We are glad you had a great evening with us and we hope you'll come visit us again shortly!

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AshleyS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was delicious

Modavie
Responded 4 days ago

We appreciated your kind review, AshleyS!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best escargots we have ever had!

Modavie
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for this amazing review!

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vipJamesF
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

A perfect French bistro in all ways.

Modavie
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much, JamesF! Your words mean a lot to us and we hope to serve you again soon!

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vipCharlie
New England
18 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

This was the second time we dined at Modavie. Both meals were excellent. Our server Kevin was perfect. The Caesar salad was delicious. Our meals were the best we’ve had in Montreal.

Modavie
Responded 4 days ago

We appreciate your kind feedback, Charlie! Kevin will be very happy to know you enjoyed his service so much! We hope you'll come back to visit us again shortly!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food. Amazing service. Amazing live music. Could not have asked for a better experience.

Modavie
Responded 4 days ago

Wow! Thank you so much for this amazing review! Your kind words mean so much to us!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic place, fantastic food, fantastic service, fantastic location! This is an amazing place to go for an awesome meal and ambiance!

Modavie
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for this amazing review! We hope you'll come see us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere, fantastic food. We come here every time we visit Montreal…it’s our favorite place.

Modavie
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for this amazing review and for your loyalty! We look forward to welcoming you again next time you are in town!

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RaylinM
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, great atmosphere and quality service. Loved the French onion soup and lamp chops!

Modavie
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you, RaylinM, for this amazing 5 star review! We are thrilled you enjoyed the food so much!

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OutofOcala
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent food. Service was slow, but staff was accommodating to seating request.

Modavie
Responded 4 days ago

We appreciate your kind words, OutofOcala!

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Discerningpalette1
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed the music at Modavie. The musician played the blues and rock and roll and we loved it.

But the food was only average and therefore disappointing given the quality of the other restaurants we visited during our stay in Montreal. My husband ordered onion soup and got served cold. He then returned it and it was only luke warm. It also had very few onions. The steak was average. My mussels were good but my Caesar salad was ordinary.

Modavie
Responded on October 8, 2021

Thank you, Discerningpalette1, for taking the time to leave us this review. We are glad you enjoyed the live music but we are quite concerned about your comments on the food as they are very out of the ordinary. We take your feedback seriously and would hugely appreciate it if you could email us with more details on your experience so we can improve on the quality of the services we offer. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience4

Hostess was bit accommodating at all

Modavie
Responded on October 8, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. However, we are quite surprised by your feedback and this is very out of the ordinary. We would love to know more about your experience as we take our customers' satisfaction very seriously and strive to improve on the quality of the services we offer. Please feel free to email us with more details about your time with us. Thank you!

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LarryL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The Onion Soup and garlic snails were great. The Calamari fritti were delicious. The Mushroom risotto was perfectly seasoned and the chicken Caesar salad was huge and the dressing terrific. Would return in an instant.

Modavie
Responded on October 8, 2021

Thank you so much, LarryL! Your review means so much to us!

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MaryP
Edmonton
14 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful place to visit. The owner walks around and remembers your name. Checks in on everything throughout teh evening and teh entertainment was wonderful! Definitely a place to visit when in Montréal

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vipJeffF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous restaurant all around! Bread, wine, chicken all great! Wish we would’ve gone. Ack again tonight!

Modavie
Responded on October 8, 2021

Thank you so much JeffF! We hope to see you again shortly!

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MicheleB
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic night
A highlight of our trip to Montreal.
We would definitely return on another trip.

Modavie
Responded on October 8, 2021

Thank you, MicheleB! We look forward to having you again!

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TangT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best food and best service! Thank you, thank you! Until next time!

Modavie
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much TangT!! See you soon!

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sharik
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Really good vibe, and our seats were under the glass roof. Pretty romantic!

Modavie
Responded on October 8, 2021

Thank you, sharik! We are glad you enjoyed your romantic evening!

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OndineT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous dinner.. 100% will go back when back in Montreal !!

Modavie
Responded on October 8, 2021

Thank you, OndineT! We look forward to having you back!

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BettyM
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Modavie was wonderful, the staff, food and music at the brunch were fantastic. I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the staff was genuinely kind. They gave great guidance when ordering. I had the salmon Benedict and it was delicious. My friend had the beef tartare and said it was great and well seasoned. I can’t rave enough about how great my experience was. It’s definitely a great place to go if you have a chance.

Modavie
Responded on October 8, 2021

Thank you so much, BettyM! We appreciate your kind words!

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely love this place, first time to Montreal. The service was polite the food was great, ambiance was great. This was our best restaurant experience in Montreal. We will be back on our next trip to the city.

Modavie
Responded on October 8, 2021

Thank you so much for this amazing review! We look forward to serving you again next time you are in Montreal!

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Gabriela
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

At the reservation, I left a note that it was for a birthday. On our arrival I let the hostess know and she told me that yes they are aware but finally nothing happened..I was a little disappointed. You absolutely need the tell the waiter/waitress if you want to make sure you get the little birthday dessert.
Besides that situation, beautiful place, we had a table on the second floor next to a window and live music was pretty good. Food was ok nothing impressive. Overall worth the experience mostly for the live music.

Modavie
Responded on October 8, 2021

Thank you, Gabriela, for this review! We will make sure to pass your feedback along to our hostesses so that this experience doesn't happen to anyone else!

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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 3939 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.

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