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Modavie, Montréal, QC

Modavie

4.5
4.5
4947 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
French
Since 1997, Modavie Bistro invites you to taste a varied menu inspired by French classics. Spawning two floors with vintage ambiance in the heart of Old Montreal, you can hear live bands play every night as well as during weekend brunch.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 131 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, French / Canadian, Bistro

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (514) 287-9582

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Modavie can accommodate any type of event! The restaurant can seat up to 240 people and features numerous sections that can be fully privatized. Stone walls and beautiful woodwork create a setting that’s both warm and genuine. The wonderful ambiance is complemented every night with refined bistro cuisine and live music. – Anniversary – Wedding – Corporate event (team building, business dinner, etc.) Contact us for all the details at info@modavie.com

  • Private party contact

    Modavie's event team: (855) 730-5016

  • Neighbourhood

    Old Montreal

  • Cross Street

    St. Laurent

  • Parking Details

    Parking is available year-round on the street or behind the restaurant in a public lot with no affiliation to us.

  • Public Transit

    Metro: Place d'Armes station (5 min walk)

  • Entertainment

    Live music every evening starting from 7pm!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 4,947 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Montreal / Quebec

    Hot Spot

  • Montreal / Quebec

    Most Booked

  • Montreal

    Hot Spot

  • Montreal

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Montreal

    French

  • Montreal

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I had the duck confit and my spouse had the lamb papardelle, both of which were incredible. The price was a bit high for our sons meal for what amounted to dino nuggets (and the portion size was way generous for a childs meal) butwe were willing to pay if it meant two tired parentson vacation got to eat meal in a nice restaurant on vacation. We loved the ambiance and that it was even a little kid friendly!
  2. c

    camt

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best best time at Modavie!! Julian and Patrice were incredible, they took great care of us and had us laughing the whole night! Food was delicious and it’s just a wonderful place to be!!
  3. D

    Delicious

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food relaxed atmosphere
  4. VS

    VickyS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the service by telephone and on line plus so much care from ALL YOUR STAFF. I invited guests who said they loved everything and will definitely come back. Only suggestion: the water was served plentifully but colder would be better. . Thank you.
  5. AE

    ArletteE

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The restaurant is nice but the music and conversations were too loud The service was friendly but they tried to let us order more than we wanted The lemon tarte was not very fresh ( the pie crust was humid ) but not bad , the apple tarte was good The salmon and pasta very good
  6. LM

    LindaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there on a busy Wednesday night. Service, food and music all excellent.
  7. C

    Carol

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the restaurant! Expensive but worth it! Would go back.
  8. v

    visitor

    New England

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The menu is quite extensive and interesting. I had sweetbreads, which were very good. The steak tartare was very coarsely chopped and not as well seasoned as it could have been. There was a jazz quartet playing. They were good, but the restaurant is very noisy to begin with, and the music made it impossible to talk with my companion.
  9. CE

    CynthiaE

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, music and service. Had a wonderful evening.
  10. MM

    MerrillM

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always one of our favourite restaurants. Lorenzo is definitely a reason to love coming here. Music was good, a bit loud for conversation. Meals were well prepared and presented.
  11. RM

    RobertM

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is very good, from the greeting through the dessert. It is charming, and warm. A very good value.
  12. JC

    JoaquinC

    Mexico City

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding culinary and musical experience
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a special Birthday dinner. Our server could not have been more wonderful. The food was delicious and the music was wonderful. The entire experience was magical. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
  14. MH

    MHart

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful French food in the heart of old Montreal. We also enjoyed the live music!
  15. J

    Jimbo

    Kent

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    A holiday meal spoilt by a noisy atmosphere and over sized portions. Very average cooking. I would not return.
  16. PC

    PaulC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience2
    Service was good. However, the duck confiit that we ordered was too salty.
  17. JC

    JoaquinC

    Mexico City

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente ambiente, comida y servicio
  18. NB

    NoeB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    There was live music, so Tina was really difficult to hear each other talking, we had to scream. At the end of the dinner I had a really bad headache.
  19. LL

    LancyL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Overall services is good, quality of food is standard. Unfortunately, the ambience is noisy, not much of privacy.
  20. TU

    ThomasU

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Nice location with excellent jazz music.
  21. AC

    AmyC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was good, had a couple questionable mussels, but the rest were good. We waited over an hour for our food, it turned out the kitchens ticket printer ran out in paper so our order was missed… fortunately we weren’t in a hurry, and things happen. Overall it was a good place to visit, and our waiter was nice and knowledgeable. The dessert was fantastic!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service, location (in the old part of Montreal), and best of all a jazz/blues band in the evening that was quite good and fit the restaurant well.
  23. B

    Baylee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an amazing and lovely dinner! Our server was super kind and good. Service was prompt and food was amazing. Would recommend this to anyone anyday.
  24. LD

    LennaD

    Montreal

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food as always, no matter what item you pick. Impeccable service.
  25. JT

    JoelT

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and amazing energy!
  26. MS

    MargaretS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Noisy. Could hardly hear the music. Wonderful service and delicious food
  27. S

    Salmon007

    Orlando

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it Great onion soup n duck confit Waitress +++ Ambience ++ Live jazz. +++
  28. FM

    FacultyMember

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful bistro that is right out of Le Marais. The music was fun but intense, but one can eat in a quiet section. Loved every moment!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My friend recommended this restaurant and it was amazing!! Upstairs where the live music is very loud but great if you want to only watch and listen. If you want to talk and have a more quiet time stay downstairs!! Food is fantastic and staff is very friendly and attentive
  30. SH

    SallyH

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Enjoyed a relaxed dinner here. Rack of lamb was cooked beautifully and very tasty. Service good. Background live music added to the experience. Staff friendly.
  31. S

    Sundance

    New England

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience1
    Food was good and the service was excellent. But the restaurant insists on hiring musicians to play during dining, and they are far too loud. The singer/guitarist was talented, but it was impossible to converse while he was playing. Requests to have him turn the volume down did nothing. At a minimum, music should not start until 9 pm. Even better, don’t have it at all.
  32. LP

    LynnePoteau

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The cuisine was excellent, the music fantastic, the service impeccable, and the ambiance perfect. We had stopped going to Modavie because the food was so generic and boring. That had clearly changed. The wine list was also quite good
  33. BL

    BonnieL

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We had the misfortune of listening to an active fire alarm going off in the restaurant for 15 minutes but otherwise a nice and delicious stop
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great French food and wines with the bonus of live blues. Book near the music.
  35. RM

    RichardM

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and service even better. Returning with friends again today!!!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    A very pleasant meal and evening!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We very much enjoyed the live music and easy going feel of Modavie. The lamb chops were really good which is what they are known for. Great service and overall enjoyable evening.
  38. A

    Alan

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. The Sesame lamb was incredible. My wife had the mussels ad fries that were quite good. Ambiance was very good as was the singer. He never took a break. Celebrated our anniversary. We have been there a few times over the past 5 years.
  39. KS

    KhervinS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The waiter was very attentive for a very busy night. The food was prepared and presented as described and expected.
  40. SD

    ShelleyD

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, service and live music. A great place to dine.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Modavie using the Order Online button. Modavie also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (514) 287-9582.

Modavie is rated 4.5 stars by 4947 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 131 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Modavie

1 rue St. Paul O., Montréal, QC H2Y1Y6

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    St. Laurent

  • Neighbourhood

    Old Montreal

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, French / Canadian, Bistro

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Parking is available year-round on the street or behind the restaurant in a public lot with no affiliation to us.

  • Public Transit

    Metro: Place d'Armes station (5 min walk)

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Live music every evening starting from 7pm!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (514) 287-9582

  • Private party facilities

    Modavie can accommodate any type of event! The restaurant can seat up to 240 people and features numerous sections that can be fully privatized. Stone walls and beautiful woodwork create a setting that’s both warm and genuine. The wonderful ambiance is complemented every night with refined bistro cuisine and live music. – Anniversary – Wedding – Corporate event (team building, business dinner, etc.) Contact us for all the details at info@modavie.com

  • Private party contact

    Modavie's event team: (855) 730-5016

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