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Modavie, Montréal, QC

Modavie

4.5
4.5
5381 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
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 77 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, French / Canadian, Bistro

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 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

Experiences

  • Saint-Valentin

    $71.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Venez célébrer la Saint-Valentin dans une atmosphère romantique avec notre musique live et nourriture gourmande! Come celebrate Valentin's Day in a romantic setting with our live music and gourmand menu!

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What 5,381 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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Montreal / Quebec

    Hot spot

  • Montreal / Quebec

    French

  • Montreal / Quebec

    Most Booked

  • Montreal

    Hot spot

  • Montreal

    French

  • Montreal

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  1. W

    kathyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Veronique was very efficient, informed and a gracious server. We enjoyed the delicious food, atmosphere and Veronique made the evening special.
  2. E

    Elizabeth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server veronique was absolutely amazing and she made our experience unforgettable. She had great suggestions for wines and even brought up a birthday dessert for us at the end. We will be back!!
  3. JB

    JoanB

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vacation. Terrific waitress, Melissa. Food was outstanding and we loved the Opera dessert. Outstanding meal.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic experience. The music was great, the food was good and Eric was a terrific server. Look forward to our next visit to Modavie.
  5. CM

    CharleneM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Le rapport qualité prix, le prix ne justifie pas les prestations.
  6. PS

    PeterS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed ourselves, the service was great as was the ambiance. The live music made for a great evening.
  7. JT

    JanetT

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    We returned to Modavie after having been there three years ago and enjoying the live music. We made a reservation online and noted that we wanted seats where we could see the musicians but not too close that we couldn't talk to each other. Upon arriving at the restaurant, 15 minutes before the music was to start, I again reiterated the request concerning our seating. The hostess said no problem and we were seated. We ordered our meals, ate and still there was no live music and we learned this only when we asked upon leaving and our waitress did not know why there was no live music that night...when there is every night. So Modavie can't earn more stars for this review. Our waitress was lovely though.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Went on a Sunday, live music was cancelled because of the bad weather. Appetizers were good, small portions e.g you can get the same quality and better portion and at a Greek restaurant for the price. Cheese appetizer was 25$ for 4 small pieces of cheese. Main dish was the lamb pasta, which was tasty. Overall ok experience.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there for brunch and it was so enjoyable. Service was excellent from Buddy, thank you.
  10. RD

    RamDasKaur

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Delicious eggs Benedict with asparagus, and onion soup au gratin. The fruit plate did not appear or taste fresh. Must have been in fridge overnight. Great live jazz music for brunch, plus all service staff were excellent.
  11. M

    Margot

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a special occasion! So great to have live music for brunch. Excellent staff and food.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    The live mus
  13. M

    Morrises

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was great! Food quality was also excellent but some flavors were bland. Lamb chops were a great cut and cooked perfectly but lacked flavor. Our server Yan was wonderful and made our night great! The drinks, while very expensive, were amazing! We will go back for sure but ask for a few tweaks in the seasoning/meats
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Great ambience with the live music. The band was very engaging. Food was okay-ish. Not super special but then again we didn’t try their lamb chops / meat dishes. Mushroom risotto was bit bland. Salmon tartare could do with less raw onions. Octopus linguini was actually pretty good. Service was slow. It was a houseful so I guess understandable. The birthday girl got a dessert with a candle on the house. That was cute.
  15. MJ

    MarieJosee

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent band! L’ambiance était parfaite! Et la nourriture et le service aussi! J’y retournerai sans hésitation
  16. B

    Breiseis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience5
    The environment was beautiful a little disappointed with the live music. Next time I would ask to book a table downstairs. The live performance downstairs seem better. The food was not very good and my friend and I were a bit shocked. The waiter also was not very attentive would come and fill up water but did not check up on us as much as expected. However the lady that welcomed us and brought us to our table was so kind and really nice. She even gave us suggestions.
  17. K

    Kerry

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Would definitely go back. Will book a later sitting time next time so that we can stay longer to enjoy the live music.
  18. DB

    DanielB

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Serveur un peu trop intense pour nous. Nous apprécions se faire demander si tout est ok mais pas au 2 minutes. Il parlait très bien français et nous abordais toujours en anglais pour débuter
  19. N

    Nelson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    An excellent experience for live music with tasty and reliable food options
  20. AJ

    AnthonyJ

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been going here for over 9 years and once again it was wonderful food and experience!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great night. Good food, great live music.
  22. J

    Joelle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superbe expérience, la nourriture et le vin était délicieux. Le service était excellent et très attentionné.
  23. RL

    RichardL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Très belle soirée. Belle ambiance et bravo pour le choix de musiciens. Voix superbe et musique parfait pour une soirée en couple.
  24. JM

    JoeM

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was a great choice. Our waiter Tyler was great. Made some excellent menu suggestions. Music was good.
  25. GD

    GilbertD

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place .. that is all 🙌🏻 Will be going back for sure !!
  26. MP

    MicheleP

    Montreal

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service Waiter made sure we were served in time and nicely to attend after dinner theater

    ModavieResponded 2 days agoThank you very much, MichelP MP, for your feedback! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed our service. Until next time!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    L’ambiance est excellent, mais la musique est un peu fort. La nourriture est très bon comme le service à table. pour le personnel c’est très professionnel et attentionné j’ai vraiment aimé.

    ModavieResponded 2 days agoMerci pour ces beaux compliments! Concernant la musique, nous sommes désolés du désagrément et prenons note de votre avis. Nous espérons avoir le plaisir de vous servir à nouveau bientôt!

  28. JC

    JorgeC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We had a table on the upper floor, by a window. The floor was half full, so the ambiance was nice and we had privacy to talk. The view was nice. The service was appropriate and curteous. The food was good, but nothing to write home about. We had the rack of lamb and the chicken fillet and a bottle of Piaggia Il Sasso Carmignano 2020. Really good wine, even if a bit expensive at $110. Overall a nice evening.

    ModavieResponded 2 days agoWe appreciate this nice review,JorgeC JC! We hope to have the chance of serving you again, and this time for a better dining experience!

  29. M

    Margarita

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    it was our day trip in Montréal. The foods were good. Loved the salmon tartare. The cocktails were good, especially the old fashioned was a bit different in a good way. The servers were so kind as well. We liked the restaurant overall

    ModavieResponded 2 days agoThank you, Margarita, for taking the time to share your lovely feedback with us and the others here on OpenTable! We are thrilled to know that our food, cocktails and service earned 5-stars. We look forward to serving you again soon!

  30. VP

    VictorP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's the 6th time that I went to Modavie. Outstanding food, amazing service and excellent wine options. I'll visit again for sure!

    ModavieResponded 2 days agoThank you so much VictorP VP! Your kind words mean the world to us. We look forward to seeing you for the seventh time :)

  31. CV

    CarolV

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Bonne nourriture, délicieux. Service correct. Mais je crois qu’ils font de leur mieux dans le contexte de manque de personnel.

    ModavieResponded on January 24, 2023Merci beaucoup, CarolV CV, d'avoir pris le temps de partager vos commentaires avec nous! Bien que nous sommes ravis que vous ayez apprécié notre nourriture, nous sommes déçus que notre service ne vous ait pas plu. Grâce à votre retour, nous avons pu faire un suivi avec votre serveuse et nos procédures de service parmi notre équipe. Nous espérons avoir la chance de vous accueillir de nouveau!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The steak was fantastic and the service was excellent! Be sure and order the house espresso martini with dessert.

    ModavieResponded 2 days agoThank you very much for your lovely feedback and 5-star rating! We are so pleased to know that you enjoyed the steak and our expresso martini! Your excellent review goes a long way within our team. Until next time!

  33. CZ

    CattyZee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a joyful evening with my partner for our anniversary. We had Pascale as a server, who was just AMAZING - we asked so many questions and she was just so wonderful in answering and guiding us. The food was amazing and there was live music which provided great ambiance! So grateful and would definitely recommend!

    ModavieResponded on January 23, 2023Thank you very much, CattyZee! Your kind words will mean a lot to Pascale and the rest of our team. We hope to serve you for many more celebrations to come!

  34. m

    magill

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very enjoyable evening. We were told our table reservation was for 2 hours, so be aware. The live music isn’t jazz on Sunday but was quite enjoyable. Remember to tip the artists. Cheese plate was delicious with cheeses from Charlevoix - the Hercules and the semi-firm blue were standouts, served with a fruit confit, nuts and caramelized onions. The braised lamb pappardelle left nary a morsel. The duck confit and accompaniments were very good (a nicely spiced cabbage and thin slices of potato over a delicious jus), although the duck was not as tender as could be, I suspect it was reheated- not a big deal for me- but needed a bit more heat time for the texture. It still came off the bone easily but a wee bit firm. Plenty of wine options by the glass in 5 or 8 ounce pours, and an appealing list of bottle options.

    ModavieResponded 2 days agoThanks a lot for the wonderful review and for this constructive opinion, Magill m! We are pleased to know that your experience at Modavie has lived up to your expectations and generally pleasurable. We are eager to serve you again soon!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent brunch, live music and fantástic service

    ModavieResponded 2 days agoSo thankful for your lovely feedback. we look forward to serving you again soon!

  36. e

    eandre68

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Repas excellent! Ambiance parfaite avec musique de Blues! Une très belle soirée! Salutations à Mr. Lorenzo!

    ModavieResponded on January 24, 2023Merci, Eandre68, pour vos beaux commentaires! Nous sommes ravis que vous ayez apprécié votre Expérience Modavie. Lorenzo et tout le reste de l'équipe sont impatients de vous servir à nouveau bientôt !

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Super waiter.. excellente main dishes. Wine was fantastic

    ModavieResponded on January 24, 2023Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely feedback with us and the others here on Open table! We are thrilled to know that our service and food were 5-star worthy. We hope to have the honor of serving you again!

  38. S

    Sorina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came for brunch with a large group to celebrate a birthday. One of the only places that could accommodate 10 without a fixed menu. The food was delicious and service was great. Would come back anytime! 😊

    ModavieResponded on January 24, 2023Thank you, Sorina, for this 5 star review! We appreciate your kind words and we look forward to serving you again soon.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place in Montreal

    ModavieResponded 4 days agoThank you very much for your kind word! We are thrilled to know that we are your go-to spot in Montreal! Until next time

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Food was okay overall. But for a big group terrible location and service.

    ModavieResponded 5 days agoThank you for taking the time to rate our establishment. Even though every star counts, we very rarely receive a 2-star rating for our service. Since our goal is to continually improve and evolve, we would love to know more about your recent Modavie Experience. Please feel free to contact us with more details. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again soon!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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 5381 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 77 times today
Experiences are available.

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

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 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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