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.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
Lamb Chops with Oregano
Potatoes and vegetables
Mint sauce and sour cream
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???
Delicious onion soup and putine. Quick lunch meal between tours. If you didn’t know it you could imagine yourself in Paris.
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 :)
The food. Service ambiance was wonderful and we will be back and be sure to tell our friends and family
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!
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.
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.
Birthday great ambiance and music
Food was really good but atmosphere was even better. We had great service & the music was incredible. Can’t wait to come back.
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.
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
Thank you so much for this amazing review!
Beef tartar was superb; so was agnolotti with lamb. Other dishes loess spectacular
Very nice! Great music. Great food. Very helpful front desk.
Thank you, TomN! We are thrilled you had a good time at Bistro Modavie and we hope to see you again soon!
The Jazz band that was playing was INCREDIBLE ❤️.. We will definitely be back ..
Thank you for this very sweet review! We look forward to having you back!
Great food, music and overall experience!!
We appreciate your positive feedback!!
La soupe à l’oignon un incontournable; ayant dégusté une telle soupe sur plusieurs croisières c’est de loin la meilleure !
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!
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!
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!
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.
Thank you, Sharp! We are thrilled you had such a good experience and we look forward to welcoming you back! À bientôt!
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
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!
Food was delicious
We appreciated your kind review, AshleyS!
The best escargots we have ever had!
Thank you for this amazing review!
A perfect French bistro in all ways.
Thank you so much, JamesF! Your words mean a lot to us and we hope to serve you again soon!
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.
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!
Amazing food. Amazing service. Amazing live music. Could not have asked for a better experience.
Wow! Thank you so much for this amazing review! Your kind words mean so much to us!
Fantastic place, fantastic food, fantastic service, fantastic location! This is an amazing place to go for an awesome meal and ambiance!
Thank you for this amazing review! We hope you'll come see us again soon!
Beautiful atmosphere, fantastic food. We come here every time we visit Montreal…it’s our favorite place.
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!
Amazing food, great atmosphere and quality service. Loved the French onion soup and lamp chops!
Thank you, RaylinM, for this amazing 5 star review! We are thrilled you enjoyed the food so much!
Excellent food. Service was slow, but staff was accommodating to seating request.
We appreciate your kind words, OutofOcala!
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.
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!
Hostess was bit accommodating at all
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!
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.
Thank you so much, LarryL! Your review means so much to us!
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
Fabulous restaurant all around! Bread, wine, chicken all great! Wish we would’ve gone. Ack again tonight!
Thank you so much JeffF! We hope to see you again shortly!
A highlight of our trip to Montreal.
We would definitely return on another trip.
Thank you, MicheleB! We look forward to having you again!
Best food and best service! Thank you, thank you! Until next time!
Thank you so much TangT!! See you soon!
Really good vibe, and our seats were under the glass roof. Pretty romantic!
Thank you, sharik! We are glad you enjoyed your romantic evening!
Fabulous dinner.. 100% will go back when back in Montreal !!
Thank you, OndineT! We look forward to having you back!
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.
Thank you so much, BettyM! We appreciate your kind words!
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.
Thank you so much for this amazing review! We look forward to serving you again next time you are in Montreal!
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.
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!
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.