Modavie

4.6
4091 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 4091 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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StephenK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food service and music are very good
Location is convenient

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vipUptownScribe
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I’d stopped in for a late lunch after arriving in Montreal a few days before. The escargots & French onion soup were tasty. The restaurant accommodated me easily. I returned for dinner on a Sunday night and the environment was just as enjoyable. A guitarist sang ‘70s era American AM radio songs while we dined on Moules Frite. Their choice of Pouilly Fuisse is one that was unmatched at other restaurants where I’ve dined over the weekend. Iconoclastic but it all comes together & works. Bonus that it seems locals dine there, despite it being in the tourist-heavy Old Montreal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our absolute favorite restaurant in Montreal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

This is an amazing restaurant, the service and experience is just you’d want from a French bistro.

Lorenzo was our maître d’hôtel, and made our experience that much better.

Highly recommend checking this place out.

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AysenurA
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic! They helped me to come around an hour earlier before my reservation. Music was soo good, meals are delicious and service was fast.
We’ll definitely come again. We ordered steak, lamb, salmon and duck egg benedict, parisian breakfast. All of them are yummy. Coffee was good as well. Thank you!

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MaryB
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time having Poutine!

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JennA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great evening. The food was superb and the service (Francis!!!!!!) was fantastic. The band and the atmosphere. Perfect time. Thank you.

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Mikaela
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

We went here for an anniversary dinner and had a great time! The staff was very friendly and helpful, and food was great. A little pricey for the portions but overall no complaints. They were nice enough to give us a complimentary dessert, so kind(: and a very nice, comfortable atmosphere!

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DaisyA
Montreal
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Steak was not seasoned well. 2 of us ordered the steak and fries plate and we weren’t satisfied. The knife provided was dull and couldn’t even cut thru the steak. The presentation was lacking its just a tons of fries and a piece of meat.

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PopsL
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Belle ambiance, orchestre jazz très bon, service hors pair

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CharleenC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The last time we were Montreal, we discovered Movadie and returned just to eat here again. This place gives you the entire experience! Absolutely delicious food, the ambiance, the service - amazing! This is definitely a must when in Old Montreal.

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DanielL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent and very tasteful. The service was also excellent our waitress was very kind and nice. The music was excellent but the sets were short.

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MaryM
New England
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

We enjoyed our visit here.
Good food, service, ambience.
Will definitely return.

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PaolaC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious extraordinary restaurant the food was incredible great service and ambiance ! We had a great evening!

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SandyL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superbe soirée, service excellent, blues band excellent, très bien accueilli. Nous y retournerons très bientôt!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience! Great food and service. Wine and bourbon list slightly restricted but clearly not their fault as this is what everyone is facing right now. Could not have had a better experience!

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JenH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the duck confit and thought it was excellent. Service and food was very good, enjoyed the live music. Will plan to return next time we are in town!

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JacquesL
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The place for Lamb. Price are on the expensive side but the food is grate. Parking is not easy to find.... Accross the street, parking at the old port 10 minutes walk and $10. an hour.

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monicaT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything is great . Would definitely come back again.

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Friend
Montreal
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Belle ambiance
Personnel très courtois
Je recommande à 100%

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was excellent!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is without a doubt the best restaurant in Montreal. The environment is warm and inviting, the service is very personal and absolutely top notch, and the entertainment is impressive to say the least. My wife and I are here every night we were in Montreal, and we have no desire whatsoever to eat anywhere else. If you want the best service in the city, make sure to ask for Radouan.

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doublewanger
San Diego
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So great!!

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Dianna
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful meal the Creme brûlée was amazing! Live music was great and the service even better. We will definitely return next time we visit Montreal!

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal, amazing staff and ambiance, awesome live music.

Modavie
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for this great review!

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KarinaM
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Was a good experience, good customer service just they were short on cooks and food came one hour late, other than that all good

Modavie
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you, KarinaM, for taking the time to leave us this review. We are glad you enjoyed the service you received but are quite sorry for the wait on your food as it is quite out of the ordinary for us. We would love if you could email us more details about your experience as we strive to improve upon the services we offer. Thank you!

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JuliaM
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow. That's all I can say! This experience was one of our most memorable in Montreal. The food was amazing. We both had lamb and our daughter had the salmon kids meal. We were seated right beside the musician and the music was superb. If I could give more stars, I would! Service was perfect and the owner spoke with us and made our shy daughter comfortable. Thank you! We will be back!!

Modavie
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much, JuliaM, for this wonderful review! We are thrilled you had a "wow" experience with us and we can't wait to have you and your family back!

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NSNewfie
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food and great music!

Modavie
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you, NSNewfie, for this amazing review!

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GastonP
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely evening
Service was very good
Music and ambiance wonderful
Our out of town loved it

Modavie
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much, GastonP, for this wonderful review! We are glad you and your guests all enjoyed your time with us!

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Lauren
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were greeted by Lorenzo who was welcoming, funny and charming. The service continued to be fantastic throughout the night. The food was truly wonderful, we all enjoyed our choices. The music only added to the evening. We will definitely return the next time we are in the city. Highly recommend!!

Modavie
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you, Lauren, for this amazing review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your time with us so much and we can't wait to welcome you back next time you are in Montreal!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best service we had during our trip to montreal! Will definitely be back next time.

Modavie
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for this incredible review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your time with us so much and we look forward to welcoming you back next time you are in town!

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DonnaK
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Fabulous place for a brunch! Next time will remember to ask to be on the side where the live music is. Lorenzo took great care of us. We will be back.

Modavie
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you, DonnaK! We look forward to welcoming you back!

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8ate
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

The brunch menu is somewhat limited but interesting nonetheless, especially for meat eaters. The guitarist added a nice ambience. Although we had no idea why, there was a long mix up with one person's order and it took a rather long time for him to be served.

Modavie
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you, 8ate, for taking the time to leave us this review. We are glad you enjoyed the music but we are very sorry one of your guests had to wait a long time to receive their food as this is quite out of the ordinary for us here at Modavie. We would really appreciate if you could email us more details about your experience as we strive to improve upon the services we offer. Thank you!

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Herve
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We did not have to wait to be seated and to be served, the food was great, and Leon Coupal very close to perfection.

Modavie
Responded 6 days ago

We appreciate your kind words & 5 star review, Herve!

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Domenic
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for brunch with a group and had an amazing time. From the minute we walked in we were treated impeccably. Lorenzo was great and made us all feel like we had been there a million times. The staff were are friendly and very attentive which is hard to find in restaurants these days, so this was a huge plus!
The menu had plenty of selections and the food was great so the overall experience was definitely a 5*, I will return next time I am back in Montreal. Thank you Lorenzo for a great experience!!!

Modavie
Responded 6 days ago

We appreciate your very kind words, Domenic!! We are thrilled you had such a great experience with us and we look forward to having you back next time you are in town!

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GraceS
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience5

A bit expensive. Nice ambience. Service was a bit slow between getting drinks and getting food order.

Modavie
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you, GraceS, for taking the time to leave us this review. We are sorry your service experience wasn't up to your standards. We would love if you could email us more details about your experience as we strive to improve upon the services we offer. Thank you!

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Marion
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The food and staff was OK although we had to wait sometimes to have water but the place is very very noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great experience overall! Food was very good. Loved the live music. Service was outstanding by our waiter Fabrizio!

Modavie
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for this great review!

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CristinaT
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4Food4Service1Ambience5

My mom and I had a reservation to celebrate my birthday and her anniversary. Food, atmosphere was really nice. The service on the other hand was awful. Our server had no personality, seemed very grumpy and unhappy to be there. Never smiled and made no effort for small talk. Never introduced himself and never checked in after appetizers and main courses were served to ensure everything was ok which is pretty standard practice in the restaurant industry. When he brought out the complimentary dessert, he came out and asked who’s birthday it was, I shared it was actually a double celebration and he then just placed the dish in the middle of the table and took off with no acknowledgment / congrats. Then when the bill came - he charged us for a different bottle of wine which was more $$. He fixed it after I brought it up to his attention. He really put a damper on the entire experience and shouldn’t be serving if he treats customers in such manner. All other servers on the other hand were lovely and seemed happy to be there I.e Mauricio. Music / live band was awesome!

Modavie
Responded 6 days ago

Cristina, We are sorry to hear your experience and the service you received wasn't as positive as anticipated. Please know that this is very rare for us as we normally pride ourselves on the quality of the service we offer. Rest assured the situation will be addressed. We hope you will give us a second chance to show you what the real Modavie Experience is about - which is nothing like what you've experience. I hope it's not too late but happy birthday and congratulations on the anniversary!

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

Ce fût une soirée d’anniversaire réussie, la nourriture le service excellent ainsi que l’ambiance étaient tous parfaits, je recommande sans aucune hésitation

Modavie
Responded 6 days ago

Merci de tout coeur pour ce superbe commentaire! Nous sommes heureux que vous ayez apprécié votre soirée et nos espérons que vous viendrez nous visiter à nouveau bientôt!

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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 4091 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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