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Modavie, Montréal, QC

Modavie

4.5
4.5
4749 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.

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2 people

10:00 p.m.


Booked 127 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 4,749 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Montreal / Quebec

    Hot Spot

  • Montreal / Quebec

    Most Booked

  • Montreal

    Hot Spot

  • Montreal

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Montreal

    French

  • Montreal

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  1. m

    musicb

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent duck confit and profiterole. Enjoyed the Mirage cocktail. Wonderful server made us feel at home.
  2. E

    Erica

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about the dinner was fabulous! The staff including our server Brad was great. The food was delicious too!! Would highly recommended!!
  3. RL

    RichardL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reservations are suggested even for a Monday night. Our waitress, Caroline was very wine savvy. The onion soup is the best I have ever had, made with an apple liqueur & stout beer. Judy had carpaccio, I had the risotto with salmon. Very enjoyable. Housed in a storefront from sometime in the long ago, the ambience was terrific. Yes, life is good, so is this restaurant.
  4. CK

    ChristyK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    We felt like we got the worst table in the house. Right by the kitchen and bathroom entrance. Service was super slow. We waited 15 min till our server came by to introduce herself and we waited another 15 min because “she is finishing up another table”. ?? Cant take our drink orders at least??? Another 15 min go by, she took our drink orders and another 15 min go by, i had to remind her to check up in our drink orders as she seemed like she forgot about our orders!!
  5. JL

    JillL

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Friendly service, nice atmosphere, good food and the live music was nice too. My husband found it a tad loud.
  6. MM

    MarioM

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, professional service ,busy place.Make your reservation in advance
  7. M

    Mary

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    The food was not seasoned enough. My husband had the duck which needed salt. I ordered octopus linguine. I could not find any octopus in the dish.
  8. B

    Brandy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For our wedding anniversary we had a wonderful meal. I absolutely loved the filet mignon which was cooked to perfection! My husband has the steak frite and it was also delightful. The staff was exceptional and attentive. I would definitely go back!!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and the live music was awesome!
  10. M

    Mikeinbed

    Montreal

    49 reviews

    1.0

    49 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Service was very slow. It wss so noisy we could not hear the music which is why we went. The food was good but not worth all the noise.
  11. AK

    AlluraK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    We read the rave reviews and thought we couldn’t go wrong. Wrong! Service was fine but the food was absolutely nothing special. My husband had the rigatoni and said I make it better. That’s saying something. Calamari was heavily fried and the sauce was greasy. So disappointed in the food.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful lunch dining experience — the meal, the service and hospitality were a delight. The manager Lorenzo was warm, funny, and added to a great time. The duck confit, lamb chops, steak frites, and cheese plate were delicious. Highly recommend.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was good. But none of our dishes were outstanding. One of the reasons we came was for the live music but we could barely hear it. Service was very friendly but got one of the orders wrong, forgot to bring an item, etc. Nothing major, and we were full so it was ok. They brought out warm bread and butter twice, which was very appreciated. Great location
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were seated upstairs. Tables were a little cramped. I got the typical tourist French meal: French onion soup and steak frites. Both were very good, although the soup seemed a little too oily on the top (broth flavor was superb though). Steak was a little underdone and hard to cut in places but otherwise tasty. Price was a bit steep; for two onion soups, my meal, the duck confit (also good but really fatty) and a soda it came to over $100. But it’s in a tourist area so it’s to be expected…and while it wasn’t the best French restaurant I’ve ever eaten at, it definitely was in the top ten. The live entertainment wasn’t super loud, which we both appreciated because of all the ambient noise that you get in buildings with high, echoey ceilings. Overall, we had a great time and would come back.
  15. MF

    MargotF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    3rd time going here and it’s still amazing. The food is proper excellent, the live music is a true delight and the service is great ! The overall ambiance is very nice this is hands down my favourite restaurant in mtl
  16. S

    Sally

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Modavie is our favorite restaurant in Montreal! We have been there many times! Every single time, we experience “Modavie Magic.”
  17. LA

    LAFoodie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The Musician was great performing a mix of Rock and Blues. Food was average at best. Service was mostly great. I asked the waiter for a bottle full of regular water, so I don’t have to wait for him to come around with it. He brought it, but chose to charge 7 dollars for it without telling me.
  18. BS

    BellaS

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was extremely attentive and the food was exquisite. My hubby had steak and I had the ratatouille dish - excellent food and presentation. We will definitely go back.
  19. CC

    CherylC

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Nice place , excellent food. Unfortunately we arrived close to shift change. We ordered appetizers and drinks from menu(lunch). Server came by after a while and dropped another menu on our table and said “ dinner menu, more stuff on it “ and then left. After a while we wondered where she had gone as we wanted to order dinner. We sat for a while looking around when another server obviously saw that we needed help and came over. She told us that our server left after shift change. We are in the restaurant business so we know how that goes . We should have been told that she would turn us over to another server . She just left us with no explanation. She apparently did not even tell anyone else that we were there and would need further service. Thankfully Jessica helped us and made sure to give us excellent service. She was very nice and efficient. Our dinner was excellent and Jessica made up for the previous poor service.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Belle expérience pour un lunch d'affaires, services rapide et courtois!
  21. V

    Vonnie

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time. The food was very good, excellent service and the live entertainment was perfect!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Terrible steak frites - not cooked properly 2x and also not sliced. Very disappointed.
  23. JG

    JulieG

    Naples

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Le serveur manquait un peu de sympathie semblait trop occupé pour que l’expérience soit parfaite
  24. LR

    LindaR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a delightful experience! Would highly recommend. Noise level was a little too loud when music started at 7pm, but could still have a conversation.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    As we checked in, the hostess after saying hello, warned us that we only had 2 hours to eat because the table was reserved for 7:45. We wanted to have a peaceful dinner, have some wine and extend the dinner but it is pre set for a quick meal. We were very disappointed with comment. She could have managed this issue differently and more cordial Never go back. Food was ok. Nothing extraordinary Very disappointed.
  26. RP

    RobertP

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We have been a few times when we are in Montreal and every time we go it's always a pleasure. The music was great and the musician was fantastic. We will definitely go back.
  27. s

    susanp

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    this is the first time we've been back since the pandemic. we ate outside on a lovely evening. we were cautioned that service might be slower because there was only one waiter covering the section, but we had no issues at all.
  28. PD

    PhilD

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for dinner with a group of 10 people, we had a reservation for 5:30pm and were seated immediately. Our server Laurie was absolutely fantastic. She took our drink orders and they were served promptly. Food was ordered and again served promptly. The portions were very good and delicious. Between our group of 10 we had lamb, pasta, burgers and steak and bone marrow. To note I was told the burger was the best burger my friend had ever had.
  29. SC

    SamanthaC

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Place! Absolutely enjoyed our evening here and the live music was lovely!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    First dinner was pleasant, service good and food reasonable. Tried to get in a second time- half restaurant was empty but I hospitable reception turned us away.
  31. GL

    GerryL

    Richmond

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The food was decent and the prices were fair but the service was very slow. Our waiter took a 15 minute smoke break and was clearly in view of us looking at him but he was more interested in having his cigarette. Also the table next to us was next to a railing that fell over into the street and the lady look like she got hurt. I would not go back to this restaurant.
  32. JD

    JenniferD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food, drinks and service were great. I cut my filet mignon with a butter knife. The restaurant ambiance reminded me of a pub, I was expecting it to be more upscale, with table cloths at least. It was pretty loud, a bit hot, only 2 bathroom stalls for women so there was a long line which was annoying. Overall the food, drinks and service made it worth it.
  33. M

    Michele

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Nice ambiance and live music, but food was just okay. Bone marrow appetizer was burnt and poutine was average. Lamb papardelle had very little lamb in it. My son enjoyed his steak frites. Good service.
  34. RG

    RoxanneG

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Bon tartare, bonne pâte et bon cocktail bon dessert
  35. KT

    KatyT

    Philadelphia

    103 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time at Modavie, and we will definitely be going back. Lots of yummy options on the menu. Very French bistro vibe. Nice location in old Montreal. Good wine list!
  36. S

    Safiya

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    I was in Montreal for a week and booked all of our restaurants ahead of time. I initially picked Modavie to celebrate a special occasion because of its live music and menu. I could barely hear the live music over the restaurant noise; the food was nothing special and the tables were especially cramped together. We didn't even end up ordering dessert here because it was just too loud with diners - we ended up celebrating elsewhere. Perhaps the dining experience is better where the music is but if you're not seated there, skip this place.
  37. M

    Melanie

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and ambiance. Quick service not cheap but worth the money!
  38. LT

    LTremblay

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my second time at Modavie and I still had an amazing time, just like when I first went. The food is delicious, the service is impeccable and the live music adds such a great ambience, without being too loud. I highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion. Thank you Modavie <3
  39. AK

    AKGomez

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and the service we recieved was excellent! It is a bit noisy inside esp when the live music started but we were still able to hear each other. The live music was a nice touch and gave good ambiance.
  40. AH

    AnjaH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The Food Was delicious and the Service was very friendly. We hat a Great Time.

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 4749 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 p.m.


Booked 127 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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