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.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
Lamb Chops with Oregano
Potatoes and vegetables
Mint sauce and sour cream
Food service and music are very good
Location is convenient
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.
Our absolute favorite restaurant in Montreal!
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.
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!
First time having Poutine!
What a great evening. The food was superb and the service (Francis!!!!!!) was fantastic. The band and the atmosphere. Perfect time. Thank you.
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!
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.
Belle ambiance, orchestre jazz très bon, service hors pair
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.
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.
We enjoyed our visit here.
Good food, service, ambience.
Will definitely return.
Delicious extraordinary restaurant the food was incredible great service and ambiance ! We had a great evening!
Superbe soirée, service excellent, blues band excellent, très bien accueilli. Nous y retournerons très bientôt!
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!
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!
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.
Everything is great . Would definitely come back again.
Personnel très courtois
Je recommande à 100%
Everything was excellent!!
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.
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!
Excellent meal, amazing staff and ambiance, awesome live music.
Thank you so much for this great review!
Was a good experience, good customer service just they were short on cooks and food came one hour late, other than that all good
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!
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!!
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!
Great food and great music!
Thank you, NSNewfie, for this amazing review!
Service was very good
Music and ambiance wonderful
Our out of town loved it
Thank you so much, GastonP, for this wonderful review! We are glad you and your guests all enjoyed your time with us!
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!!
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!
Best service we had during our trip to montreal! Will definitely be back next time.
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!
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.
Thank you, DonnaK! We look forward to welcoming you back!
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.
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!
We did not have to wait to be seated and to be served, the food was great, and Leon Coupal very close to perfection.
We appreciate your kind words & 5 star review, Herve!
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!!!
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!
A bit expensive. Nice ambience. Service was a bit slow between getting drinks and getting food order.
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!
The food and staff was OK although we had to wait sometimes to have water but the place is very very noisy.
Great experience overall! Food was very good. Loved the live music. Service was outstanding by our waiter Fabrizio!
Thank you so much for this great review!
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!
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!
Ce fût une soirée d’anniversaire réussie, la nourriture le service excellent ainsi que l’ambiance étaient tous parfaits, je recommande sans aucune hésitation
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!
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.