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Modavie, Montréal, QC

Modavie

4.5
4.5
4979 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

7:00 p.m.


Booked 113 times today

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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 4,979 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!! Loved it
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was very good, service was ok. The live music and the ambianc
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service. Starting with Lorenzo at the front of house making sure everything is in order to the servers always ensuring we were happy with the food and wine. Great French onion soup, escargots, mussels, veal Milanese, duck confit and crispy salmon. Good wine list covering both old and new world. We were there a few years ago and remembered what a good meal we had. This time did not disappoint and may have even been better.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great evening, fantastic jazz with the Shufflers!! Service was wonderful and food was delicious
  5. S

    Sophia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & ambiance with live music upstairs. Went there to celebrate a friend’s birthday and Veronique made it a great experience!
  6. s

    superjfc

    Philadelphia

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were on a trip to Montreal and could not have chosen a better restaurant for dinner. Service was exceptional, friendly and professional. The food was delicious! We enjoyed the snails, lamb chop and rack dishes and the lemon tart. There was a very wide variety of cocktails and wine selections, as well as after dinner spirits and specialty coffees. There was also a very talented musician that performed throughout our leisurely paced meal. Highly recommend!
  7. GG

    GanderGirl54

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great spot- really good food and service- friendly service- Jazz music a nice addition, and not too loud at all.
  8. BY

    BYYYC

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding meal, ambience and wine list. Live music put it over the top for a great gastro experience in Montreal.
  9. KB

    KristenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Buddy was amazing. After the meal was over he offered us a list of activities and attractions to see in Montreal while visiting the city. The food was really good and the atmosphere was pleasant; clean and polished. It looks like a higher end restaurant but they were happy to serve us and other guests in jeans and t-shirts. The live music was nice and not too loud.
  10. F

    Foody

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous restaurant, great service, live music, incredible food, everything was perfect!
  11. RC

    RayC

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Excellent staff who was very attentive. Very relaxed French bistro with live music. Duck confident is excellent, braised vs. Fried. Moules was also good, but the fries came out cold. Snails were excellent. Ask for extra bread to stop up all the herded garlic butter. Very crowded for a Monday night
  12. CP

    ChristineP

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    On avait une réservation hier soir tout en pensant avoir une magnifique soirée en écoutant le musicien bien nous sommes dirigés à l étage plus haut pas de musicien la place que nous sommes assis pas mieux demande à notre serveuse si on peut changer de place bien non pas de place pour nul part bien drôle car moi de ma table je n en vois confusion pour notre repas aussi un peu déçu de notre soirée normalement je ne chiale jamais . J aimerais savoir la prochaine fois est ce que faut mentionner que l on une place spécifique. Nourriture quand-même bonne
  13. DG

    DouglasG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food was outstanding! Will definitely return.
  14. MS

    MS2022

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful combination of excellent food and entertainment!
  15. DG

    DavidG

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place to eat in Old Montreal. The food was good; the dinner music even better!
  16. MC

    MichelleC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had several appetizers and my favourite was the sweetbreads and most of all the bone marrow!! . I was brought back to my childhood kitchen and could picture my Mom standing over the stove! The lamb pappardelle was outstanding and there is a good wine selection!
  17. J

    Jeddie

    Richmond

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun and tasty!
  18. S

    Shaunam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place staff and management were great a must when in montreal
  19. JD

    JennyD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was excellent. Waitress was a little stiff. Music was very loud, but still enjoyable. Overall great experience
  20. A

    Al28

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Overall: good restaurant, great ambiance, had a good time with my wife. It took roughly 45min for food to arrive which I didn’t really mind since it was really busy Saturday. What I did mind was the presentation for my wife’s plate: the steak and frites! The presentation was terrible. Fries scattered on what looked like a serving tray with a dry steak on top. It looked like something a young child would have prepared. I was beyond disappointed. They didn’t bring a steak knife with the plate so we waited another 10minutes for the waiter yo be in sight to request a proper steak knife. The ambience with the live band made up for the slow service. Would try again but possibly during a different time of the day.
  21. p

    pamt

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    Food was excellent. Upon entering the restaurant, the hostess was quick to inform us that we had a maximum of 2 hrs to spend at our reserved table. Our server was annoyed and a bit brusque with us because we were not ready to order, as we had just been seated by the hostess. We saw other tables had a bread basket so we had to ask for that after our appetizer was served. Overall, the food was very good but the experience was tainted by our server's attitude.
  22. HC

    HappyCouple

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food and service were absolutely incredible. Zack was awesome. It was romantic as advertised. My partner had the lamb chops and they were perfection, I had the salmon tartare and swapped the fries for salad. It was all delicious. I’ll visit again when we return to MTL. Sad we had to leave just as the jazz was starting
  23. DH

    DavidH

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall awesome!! Julien was friendly, helpful and provided great service! Bone marrow and escargot were both delicious!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Service needs improvement
  25. EM

    ElleM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We were so excited to come to modavie and we’re left a little disappointed. Our server was nice, but forgot about us for the majority of our meal. We didn’t get drinks for almost 25 minutes after we sat down. No chiller for our champagne, no bread, she didn’t even check on our food after we received it. She didn’t ask us once if we needed more drinks etc. at one point when we were waiting over 30 minutes for a slice of cake at the end, she came over with 3 spoons. Later she took one of the spoons off our table to give to the table behind us for their dessert. She then grabbed a fresh spoon, brought it over to that table and then she took back the spoon from their table that she had taken from ours and put it back on our table. It was just a weird situation. All three of our dishes were luke warm at best and my sisters pasta had almost no sauce on it. Overall it was okay, but we definitely expected and remembered a different experience.
  26. HH

    HarlyneH

    Miami - Dade

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Onion soup, duck and lamb paparadelle were fabulous
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days 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!
  28. JW

    JerryW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate at Modavie during our visit to Montreal. The food is tasty and the nightly entertainment is always good.
  29. P

    Pelmhurst

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fun ambiance. Not a quiet spot for a romantic night. More of an energetic evening. Great music. Our cocktails were excellent. Fairly standard bistro fare. My chicken was just a smidge on the dry side but great taste. My partner loved their meal. Would go back.
  30. BS

    BertheS

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    Not my first time at Modavie and went there for my sister birthday. I don't recall the name of our waitress unfortunately but wanted to give her a shout out because she was AMAZING! She was professional, efficient, all with her smile and soft spoken. She made our evening extra special and really wanted to thank her for that. Overall Modavie never deceive me. The food , ambiance and musicians was just perfect !
  31. SG

    ShaunaG

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Waitress was very nice and informative. Food was wonderful and live music too
  32. c

    camt

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days 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!!
  33. D

    Delicious

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food relaxed atmosphere
  34. VS

    VickyS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    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.
  35. AE

    ArletteE

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    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
  36. LM

    LindaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

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

    Carol

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

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

    visitor

    New England

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    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.
  39. CE

    CynthiaE

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, music and service. Had a wonderful evening.
  40. JS

    JaniceS

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal at Modavie in Old Montreal this week. We had an incredible table upstairs by the window. I loved the Normamdy Sweetbreads appetizer that was recommended by our server. I would have never chosen it without her suggestion and it was my favorite dish. The duck and lamb were incredible. The musician upstairs was fantastic. What a great experience. Thanks to the wonderful staff for making us feel so welcome and taken care of.

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 4979 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 113 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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