Modavie

4.6
3745 reviews
CAN$30 and under
French
Brunch with live jazz 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 3745 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HopeN
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

It was our last night in Montreal and truly I’m happy we checked out this spot! Lorenzo the manager greeted us with such great energy and thanked us for calling to say we would be a little late. From him to our servers to the food, it was all 10/10 experience. And the ambience was so relaxing and gave romantic French vibes especially with the live music! You rarely get live music while eating. Truly an experience I’d recommend to anyone looking for places to eat in old Montreal. The menu also had a good range for all types of eaters.

Modavie
Responded 8 hours ago

Thank you very much, HopeN! Your kind words have a great impact within our team. We are so pleased to know that our efforts have provided a night to remember for you and your guests. We hope to have the pleasure of serving you all again soon!

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KathyN
Montreal
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lamb Papardelle was amazing, wine list great, staff attentive. we will definitely eat here again.

Modavie
Responded 8 hours ago

We sincerely appreciate your kind words and 5-star rating, KathyN! Until next time!

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vipWikiwiki59
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

1. Ordered filet steak medium -result well done
2.Ordered filet steak again medium- result =raw
3.Ordered lamb shank as they are "renowned" for it, the result was flavourless meat presented on chalky mash with no gravy. I have never eaten such horrible lamb and mash in my life.
4. Bread roll so hard +burnt that you could break a plate with it!
5. Food took ages to arrive
Presentation - poor - meat half on bone and a blob of meat elsewhere on the plate
The manager stated chef has been cooking there for 10 years! I did not pay for this ?food
So I ate nothing, apart from a glass of wine

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service! Great music and food. Going back for sure!

Modavie
Responded 8 hours ago

Thank you very much for this fantastic review! Until next time!

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Seafoodluvr
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Rosemary Lamb was tasty. Good ambience and music .

Modavie
Responded 8 hours ago

We appreciate your feedback, Seafoodluvr!

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JessicaD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Nous avons adoré, bonne table, bonne ambiance, service courtois, nourriture excellente !

Modavie
Responded 8 hours ago

Merci énormément Jessica! Vos beaux commentaires inspirent notre équipe encore plus. Nous espérons avoir le plaisir de vous servir de nouveau!

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Tony
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing evening as we celebrated our anniversary. Music Absolutely amazing. The maitre'd Lorenzo awesome host. We'll be back and we'll tell everyone we know

Modavie
Responded 2 days ago

We appreciate that you took the time to leave us this review, Tony! We are looking forward to having you again!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

amazingg
would recommend to everyone
food and hospitality , both were on point
wished us well too on my partner’s birthday

Modavie
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you kindly for this amazing review! Happy birthday to your partner and we hope to welcome you again soon!

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Natalie
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere. Friendly staff. Good music. I'll definitely visit again.

Modavie
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you, Natalie, for this awesome review! We are looking forward to having you visit us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were running late for our booking and Lorenzo held our table no problem after we called. Lorenzo himself made the experience so fun with his lively conversation and was an amazing host. Wait staff were so attentive and having live blues music playing over brunch was so lovely. Highly recommend this restaurant and will try to go back if we can before we leave :)

Modavie
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for this very sweet review! We will make sure to pass along your message to Lorenzo and the rest of the service crew. We are looking forward to welcoming you back shortly!

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FinlayH
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

Wine and service were wonderful, the drunk man screaming at the band, less so. My boyfriends lamb was wonderful and the food came out very quickly, however my steak frites was a bit of a rip off. The flavour while good the portion was all over the place, two thirds of the plate was fries and the steak was about the same size as an eggo, and for $35 was not worth it.

Modavie
Responded 2 days ago

We appreciate the time you took to share your experience with us. While we are pleased to know that our wine and service were wonderful, your comments regarding your steak and our ambiance are concerning. Please know only through feedback such as yours are we able to constantly evolve and improve. Feel free to reach out using the email address available on our website to share more details about your meal. We hope to have the pleasure to serve you again shortly!

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LauraL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to Modavie to celebrate my birthday, and it was a fantastic experience. The live music created a lively ambience and our server was very helpful and appropriately attentive. I will definitely want to go back when I return to Montreal.

Modavie
Responded 8 hours ago

Thank you very much LauraL! Your wonderful review inspires our team even more. We look forward to serving you again during your next visit to Montreal!

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Catherine
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Très gentil serveur! Nourriture très bonne et belle ambiance

Modavie
Responded 2 days ago

Merci, Catherine, pour ce superbe commentaire et avis de 5 étoiles!

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Jenn
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lorenzo was the sweetest!! Funny and down to earth, super effective. He is a boss at what he does

Modavie
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you, Jenn, for this very positive review! We will make sure to let Lorenzo know about your kind words!

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DominicR
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

On à été très bien reçu par Lorenzo et excellent service par Sonny

Modavie
Responded 2 days ago

Merci de tout coeur, DominicR! Lorenzo et Sonny seront très heureux de savoir que vous avez apprécié votre moment avec nous!

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent endroit pour manger. Ma compagne et moi y sommes allés pieds un brunch, qui s’est prolongé en dîner. Et bon sang que c’était bon! Que Lorenzo était accueillant! Le service était un peu long, mais puisque nous voulions vraiment profiter de notre après-midi, ça ne nous a pas dérangé! Je recommande vivement ce bistro, et j’y reviendrai à coup sûr!

Modavie
Responded on July 26, 2021

Merci pour ce beau commentaire! Nous sommes heureux que vous ayez pu relaxer au Modavie et avons hâte de vous servir à nouveau!

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princess1
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the first time having Sunday brunch at Modavie. And as always, they did not disappoint. Food, ambience and service was fantastic. I would highly recommend this restaurant. Always a memorable experience.

Modavie
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for this very heart warming review, princess1! And thank you for giving our Sunday Brunch a chance - we are thrilled you enjoyed your experience!

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Layal
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Average food.

Modavie
Responded on July 26, 2021

Thank you, Loula, for taking the time to leave us this review. However, we would like to know more details about your experience as we strive to serve our customers a perfect culinary experience. Please feel free to write to us to the email that is mentioned on our website.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Attended Modavie for location, live music and good reviews. Went for the full dining experience on our week-end retreat for my husband’s birthday (cocktail/wine with main course/dessert/whiskey/cognac)

We ordered cocktails Nelli fizz that we both enjoyed, however waiter took our main course order at the same time we ordered our cocktail and to our surprise our meals arrived two minutes later — we barely had taken 2 sips of our cocktail. Next time I would be sure to ask for our mains to arrive once cocktails were finished.

We put our cocktails aside and ordered the wine we wanted to go with our meals and waited for the wine to arrive before starting our meal. Felt rushed and a little put off at that point

My husband had the lamb shank — he was very happy with the classic preparation and loved the glazed carrots that accompanied the lamb. I ordered the risotto that I found to be a little bland and stodgy. Both meals arrived piping hot (a good thing since we chose to wait for our wine before eating).

Our request to wait for a while to decide on dessert was respected (there were empty tables around) and we were able to sit and enjoy the great music performed by Graham Chambers and his very talented guitarist ‘Danny’

We shared profiterole for dessert that we both enjoyed. We requested decaf coffee/espresso, but they do not serve decaf.

All in all, the staff were very courteous, the evening was lovely, ambiance sweet, the band terrific.

Dinner for 2 (including 2 cocktails/2 8oz wine/2 mains/one dessert/one whiskey one cognac - 1 1/2 oz ea). $251.10 (tax and 20% tip included.)

Modavie
Responded on July 26, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us this comment! Due to your constructive feedback, decaf coffee options are now available for orders. We hope to have the pleasure to serve you again soon!

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CamilleF
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Love this place! Food is good as well as the ambiance.

Modavie
Responded 2 days ago

Merci, CamilleF! Your positive feedback is very appreciated! We hope to serve you again soon!

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BrigitteC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

oui ça a bien été, le service a été très long mais nous avions du temps à tuer et nous avons eu bien du plaisir!!!

Modavie
Responded on July 26, 2021

Merci, Brigitte, pour ce beau commentaire! Nous sommes heureux que vous ayez du plaisir malgré l'attente. Nous espérons avoir le plaisir de vous revoir bientôt!

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EmilyC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and great service! We felt welcome from the moment we walked through the doors.

Modavie
Responded on July 26, 2021

Thank you, EmilyC, for this 5 star review! We are looking forward to welcoming you again very soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience5

Very good music food was good and great service. Had a great time

Modavie
Responded on July 26, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us this great and positive review!

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Live music & amazing food❤️

Modavie
Responded on July 26, 2021

Thank you for this perfect review!

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MaripierG
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nous avons eu un service incroyable, il y avait une merveilleuse ambiance et la nourriture était excellente. Je recommande fortement!

Modavie
Responded on July 26, 2021

Merci, MaripierG, pour ce superbe commentaire! Nous sommes heureux que vous ayez apprécié votre expérience au Modavie et espérons avoir le plaisir de vous servir bientôt encore!

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Johnny
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Lorenzo was an amazing host. He made our experience well worth it. Will definitely return back.

Modavie
Responded on July 26, 2021

Thank you, Johnny! We are so glad your experience was positive and we look forward to having you back!

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ScottM
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic people and great food combine to make this a must visit in Old Montreal

Modavie
Responded on July 26, 2021

Thank you, Scott! Your amazing review means a lot to us!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great!

Modavie
Responded on July 26, 2021

Thank you so much for this 5 star review! We hope to see you again soon!

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Lianna
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Lorenzo was wonderful, funny and very welcoming. He brought us to our table (I believe is the owner). The atmosphere is nice, relaxing, music was good but was a little disappointed it wasn’t jazz. Their website said jazz and brunch and that’s why we chose the place. Our server was kind but service was slow and our food took long (over 30 mins and place wasn’t busy at all). Lorenzo did come over and apologize and gave us free chocolate cake for my bday so that made up for it :)

Modavie
Responded on July 26, 2021

Thank you, Lianna, for taking the time to leave us this review. We are glad the chocolate cake on the house made up for any disappointments you might of experiences. We will make sure your next visit is worthy of a 5 star review!

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JenniferB
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lorenzo is amazing!!!! The food, atmosphere, and service are exceptional!

Modavie
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thank you, JenniferB! We will make sure to let Lorenzo and the team know about this great comment - they'll be super happy!

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LilianaV
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect place to have brunch with a live music! Love the vibe! Definitely will come again! Great service!

Modavie
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thank you, LilianaV, for this great review! We look forward to having you over again!

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MujeebD
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible experience. Every aspect - from being welcomed as we walked in, being seated to our table, timing of food, quality of food, customer service from every employee at Modavie, and the music/ambiance - Lorenzo and his team at Modavie have mastered a dining experience that far exceeds all expectations. Can't wait to go back to Montreal to come here again.

Modavie
Responded on July 26, 2021

Thank you so much, MujeebD, for this extremely kind and positive review! Your kind words mean the world to us and we are looking forward to having the pleasure of serving you again very soon!

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Nads
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Food was excellent but the restaurant was very noisy with a group celebrating a birthday. They were very loud and obnoxious. The waiter was good and the musician was very friendly.

Modavie
Responded on July 26, 2021

Thank you Nads, for taking the time to leave this review. Well we are thrilled to know that your food and service all met your expectations but we regret the volume of the other guests in the dining room. We hope to have the pleasure to serve you another time with a hopefully quieter space.

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VickyB
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

La souris de veau avait beaucoup de gras et les carottes auraient pu être cuites davantage. Le service était excellent!!

Modavie
Responded on July 19, 2021

Merci, VickyB, d'avoir pris le temps de nous laisser votre avis! Nous prenons en compte votre commentaire et nous ferons les suivis nécessaires auprès de notre équipe de cuisine. À bientôt!

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OpenTable Diner
Riyadh
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved Lorenzo!

Modavie
Responded on July 26, 2021

We are so glad you enjoyed Lorenzo hospitality and hope to have the pleasure to serve you again soon!

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Ash3998
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food the ambiance and the service I love it all… everything was good and I will definitely come back soon

Modavie
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thank you, Ash3998! We are so glad you enjoyed your full experience at Modavie and hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, amazing food combined with great live music.

Modavie
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thank you so much for this perfect review! We hope to see you again very soon!

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EricL
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We went to Modavie on a July Friday evening. The restaurant was much less full than we expected; we were told 60 to 70 people had made reservations and not shown up! Shame on them for their lack of consideration! We were seated in the room where the musicians were and it made for, in spite of the room being half-full, a relatively loud venue. Perhaps the restaurant could invest in more acoustic tiles or fabrics to dampen the sound, although I realize this is also a matter of personal taste. That said, the food was excellent and reasonably priced. My wife had a lamb and pasta dish, which was very good; I had a mushroom risotto which was the best I have ever had. She also had a bone marrow appetizer which she loved; I a green salad which was very fresh and had a wonderful dressing. We each had a glass of wine - both excellent. Total: about $117 before tip. The staff, especially the waiter, were extremely good. Altogether a very positive experience, and we suggested to a group of four young men later, who were looking for a place to eat, that they try it out.

Modavie
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thank you, EricL, for this great review! We are glad you enjoyed the food, the wine and the service! We will make sure to take your comment about the music and the volume of the room into consideration to improve our guests' experience. We hope to have the pleasure to serve you again very soon!

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Jack
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I rarely write reviews but this place was outstanding. Right in the heart of old montreal, the food, the service and the music are all top notch. Not to be missed.

Modavie
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thank you, Jack, for taking the time to leave us this amazing review! We are thrilled your visit with us did not disappoint and we hope to have the pleasure of serving you again very soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely experience, close by to old Montreal perfect walk from ICH. Food was delicious! Service was more than excellent! Get an aperol spritz

Modavie
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thank you for this amazing review! We hope to welcome you again very soon!

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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 3745 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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