Modavie

4.6
4189 reviews
CAN$30 and under
French
Brunch with live music 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 4189 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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KirstenL
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The waiter did an amazing amazing job. The ambiance and the food was amazing. Don’t get me started on the rosé. I’m definitely going again. Loved it.

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AileenM
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, fantastic ambience, great service. Definitely recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and authentic French food. French onion soup is a must!! The live music was cancelled because of you-know-what, but it’s a romantic atmosphere nonetheless. Highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, excellent service! Travelled all the way from Toronto for the beef tartare 🥰

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IuliaA
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Unfortunately there were no live music. We selected Modavie particularly for the music, so no music was quite disappointing. The food was great, though a bit heavy. Otherwise, nice place and I'd recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Duck confit with pan seared foie gras was one of the best meals I’ve had! Service was also great. Unfortunately there was not live jazz, but I imagine the experience would have been even that much better with it! Very pleased and highly recommend!

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AsmaaR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent French restaurant in old Montreal. My family of five had dinner at Modavie. We loved it. Good was outstanding. Our server Yan is the best. He was very patient with the kids. Yan explained to us the menu. He had big smile all evening. We are from Washington DC area. We will be back to Modavie when we are in Montreal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent! It’s our third time in a week coming here for the 2021 Holiday period. I grew up on Montreal and I know that there are several great restaurants. We got great food, service and ambiance here…every time! Consistency matters. I would highly recommend. The French onion soup, bone marrow and sweet breads are delicious and so is the Crème Brûlée. Great quality for the price. Enjoy! //Ben

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vipCoolinarian
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delightful- what a gem of a restaurant, worthy of a special trip!
Greeted by the owner as we checked in! Wonderful ambiance, loved the old Parisian music playing in the background. Service was knowledgeable, professional and attentive without getting in the way. Menu was well designed. We ordered the French onion soup and sweetbreads as starters that were amazing followed by the filet au poivre and the duck confit which were outstanding- solid kitchen staff to back up the front of house. Nice wine list and dessert menu. We’ll definitely go back and highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

C’était juste impeccable pour nous.

Modavie
Responded on December 27, 2021

Merci de tout coeur!

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LinaK
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

It was a lovely evening. The host and waiters were exceptional. The food was very nice as well!!!

Modavie
Responded on December 27, 2021

Thank you, LinaK!

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Dano
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great, hearty portions served warm and fresh. Excellent service.

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PatrickG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, reasonably priced with very professional staff

Modavie
Responded on December 27, 2021

Thank you so much, PatrickG!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

On a cold Christmas afternoon were given a very warm welcome. Even with the stresses of the Covid restrictions the service was attentive and pleasant. We enjoyed a spectacular cheese plate, the pork tenderloin special and hands down the best profiteroles we have ever had (including Paris).

I could see this being a comfortable place for regular visits.

Modavie
Responded on December 27, 2021

Thank you for this amazing review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience so much and we hope you'll come visit us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Une ambiance feutrée et jazzy parfaite pour un brunch de Noël. Un service parfait! Présent mais discret.
J'adore cet endroit!

Modavie
Responded on December 27, 2021

Merci de tout coeur!

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SashaG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice place, outstanding service and quality of food is great. Would def be back.

Modavie
Responded on December 27, 2021

Thank you a thousand times, SashaG!

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TamaraB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and excellent service

Modavie
Responded on December 27, 2021

We appreciate your kind words, Tamara!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing Christmas brunch! Food and service were impeccable. Really enjoyed the wine as well. A winner in old Montreal.

Modavie
Responded on December 27, 2021

We appreciate this very kind review!

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CharlyC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Considering that Mr Legault spoiled Christmas suddenly, the staff of Modavie did an outstanding job to make this dinner one of the best experience we had recently.

Modavie
Responded on December 27, 2021

Thank you, CharlyC, for this very sweet review! We are thrilled you had a good experience with us and we hope you'll come visit us again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Christmas celebration

Modavie
Responded on December 27, 2021

Thank you so much for this 5 star review!

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Opustwovt
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing Christmas Eve dinner. Food and service were wonderful.

Modavie
Responded on December 27, 2021

Thank you so much for this awesome review!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Christmas Eve

Modavie
Responded on December 27, 2021

Thank you for this 4 star review!

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ClaudieR
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Bon moment en famille autour d'un savoureux repas.

Modavie
Responded on December 27, 2021

Merci de tout coeur, ClaudieR! Nous espérons avoir le plaisir de vous servir vous et votre famille à nouveau bientôt!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Overhyped and do not follow proper covid cleaning protocols (menu not cleaned and put on your personal plates and utensils when seated). Food was meh, not worth the $$$ and wait.

Modavie
Responded on December 27, 2021

We appreciate your feedback! Since this new variant has struck, we will absolutely be tightening our protocols at Modavie. Please feel free to send more information regarding your recent experience at the email address available on our website, as we strive to improve with each and every day!

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ZahraN
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, superb service and great food!

Modavie
Responded on December 27, 2021

Thank you so much, ZahraN! We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again soon!

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AfromBaltimore
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant pleased multiple generations (who can be hard to satisfy all at once). The variety of starters was decadent and excellent. Good traditional and more inventive wine list. The service was excellent, including a server who was very sweet to the young child in our party. Nice ambiance and view of Vieux Montreal & river.
My only minor critique is that the cocktail list was a bit inchoate and leaned on the sweeter side.

Modavie
Responded on December 27, 2021

Thank you for this wonderful review, AfromBaltimore!

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vipNinaB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent customer service--starting with the host/hostess and the service staff.

Modavie
Responded on December 27, 2021

Thank you, NinaB!

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kathyl
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice service, enjoyed the food and the view from upper floor!

Modavie
Responded on December 27, 2021

Thank you so much, kathyl!

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Quick and good service of good meals

Modavie
Responded on December 27, 2021

Thank you so much for this great review!

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fabianaf
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Everything was good but the creme brulee let me down…it looked like a flan or pudding never a creme brûlée

Modavie
Responded on December 27, 2021

Thank you, fabianaf, for this 4 star review! We hope you will give us a second chance to make up for that disappointing dessert!

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DanielaC
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Great restaurant , I would come back again .
Thanks

Modavie
Responded on December 27, 2021

Thank you so much, DanielaC! We look forward to welcoming you back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An absolutely delightful experience from the moment we enters the restaurant. Lorenzo is an amazing host leaving no detail unattended. The drinks and food were spectacular and the ambiance was incredible. A “must go” when in old
Montreal.

Modavie
Responded on December 27, 2021

Thank you so much for this absolutely amazing review!

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KosarA
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Vey good experience with my girlfriend , recommend for date

Modavie
Responded on December 27, 2021

Thank you, KosarA! We are thrilled you and your girlfriend had a good experience with us!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and lovely upstairs dining with local jazz music! Perfect Montréal spot!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good for date

Modavie
Responded on December 27, 2021

Thank you for this 5 star review!

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MagalieB
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Le service était excellent et la nourriture de même. La musique live etait très agréable

Modavie
Responded on December 27, 2021

Merci, MagalieB!

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AArTechnologies
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

Aucune vue et son très faible dû band.

Banquette usée et mal fixée.

Belle ambience et bon service.

Bonne chance avec la pandémie .

Modavie
Responded on December 27, 2021

Merci, AArTechnologies, d'avoir pris le temps de nous laisser cet avis. Nous aimerions beaucoup en savoir plus sur votre expérience de 2 étoiles puisque nous cherchons à améliorer la qualité des services que nous offrons. Vous pouvez nous écrire par courriel, merci!

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Christian our server was amazing!

Modavie
Responded on December 27, 2021

Thank you so much for this great review!

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KayO
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall excellent experience. Enjoyed the live Sunday Brunch music.

Modavie
Responded on December 27, 2021

Thank you so much for this amazing review!

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Qbodsyt
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent service, waiters spoke English and French fluently and were extremely courteous and professional. The live music was pleasant, if it a little muted in volume compared to the ambiant noise of other diners conversing. Had the Galvaudé Poutine, the tartare and Croque Monsieur, top quality ingredients and preparation. Would definitely return

Modavie
Responded on December 27, 2021

Thank you for this wonderful review, Qbodsyt!

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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 4189 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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