Modavie

4.4
2781 reviews
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French
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  • Live Music
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
French bistro in a jazzy atmosphere

Seven nights a week, live local bands take the stage at Montreal’s hottest live music bar and bistro. Modavie’s spirited setting encompasses two intimate floors and sets the scene for a night of great tunes and top dining . The bistro’s far-reaching wine menu hits just the right notes and helps round off succulent lamb, fish, beef, duck and inspired pasta dishes.
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Montreal
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fun evening
Food was excellent- had Caesar salad & seafood risotto- delicious!
The hostess was positive, helpful & attentive.
The place was busy, and loud in a fun/busy way. Live music was fantastic.
As everywhere in Montreal, alcohol beverages were pricey :(

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R
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very nice reception and service, made us feel very welcome. The food was good and I appreciated the special pricing on certain wines. Overall, very good and we shall return.

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TG
Charleston
32 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had dinner for 6 on a Sunday night. All the staff spoke English and were very nice. While not jazz fans the piano and cello player were excellent. We sat right next to the stage and had no trouble with the noise level. All the food and drink were excellent. We had Caesar salad, calamari, foise grasse, lamb chops, steak, caravalli.

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s
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

This was my second time dining at Modavie and we were celebrating our friend’s 40th birthday, and visiting from Toronto. Awesome live music.

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JJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Modavie was a great choice for my friend's bachelorette dinner. Although their specialty is lamb, they offer many other protein choices and everyone seemed pleased with the flavors on their plate. We were seated right next to the live jazz, and the music added a nice ambiance without being too overwhelmingly loud and keeping us from conversation. The servers were very friendly and we were greeted and seated promptly despite showing up 20-minutes late for our reservation.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food, service was great! We asked to be upstairs where music was playing, which we enjoyed! We would definitely go back,😊

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MB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing night! Great food, service and awesome music! Thanks for making it such a special night!

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L
Montreal
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We were celebrating our 36 wedding anniversary and were presented with a glass os Proseco at the end of the evening. Nice touch that was not expected. Thankyou.
The flavors and portions were plentiful for the most part but unfortunately the fried calamari were soft and spongy and although the wild boar osso bucco was quite tender and delicious there was almost no meat on the single bone that was served he Rum Pomme cocktail tasted like watered down apple juice. We were stuck between a pillar and another table. So moving around was difficult which was an issue since one of the guests is mobility impaired.
Our waitress was pleasant and attentive and present when we needed her which balanced out the overall experience.

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MO
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything is excellent here - wine, food & service!

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J
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I was looking for a nice restaurant in Old Montreal with a good vibe and live music last Friday evening to take my youngest son and two girlfriends, all university students, here in Montreal.
All I can say is from the moment we arrived at reception, till when we left, everything and I mean “EVEVRYTHING” was top notch and I was quite impressed !!!

The service (shout out to Lea, hope I spelt that right ) and her other colleagues along with the Band members who where really great and played all requests, ( I asked for “Little”Wing” by Hendrix ) they played it like Pro’s and nothing was too much trouble.

We had such a great time that I am going back next Friday, this time with my wife and older son who are in Mexico as I write this review.

Bravo to everyone at Modavie and I am look forward to having another Great Time this Friday !!!

Cheers 🍻

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CD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was outstanding. We had steak which would melt in your mouth. Our server was attentive and friendly. I would recommend this restaurant.

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M
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great ambience, and the live music was entertaining.

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A
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Nice vibe, food was above good but not great, portions were unbalanced in the sense that my partners dish had twice the amount of food my did

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PM
Montreal
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a fabulous time, a friend of mine had a birthday there and she was treated very well with a birthday wish and song, from the Jazz duo.

A great place, very impressed!!

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband loved the lamb chops. Our server was excellent. The live music, starting at 7p, was lovely. The pouding chomeur was delicious!

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, live music and fantastic service.

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SR
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

I WOULD COME BACK HERE EACH TIME I COME TO MONTREAL, MY KIDS LOVED THAT PLACE VIBES, FAST SERVICE, VERY NICE STAFF, AND THE DELICIOUS FOOD!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food. Great service.

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BM
New England
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Come for the band and stay for the food and service. Delicious meals, extensive wine list and knowledgeable, friendly service. Pick a room based on your desire for intimacy and/or quiet -- bar, quiet dining room, or large room near the band. Overall an excellent experience located in Old Montreal!

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an amazing time and Lorenzo took great care of us. I would absolutely come back and can’t wait to try the lamb!

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JT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great atmosphere! Food was good, enjoyed the Salmon. Matre’d Is the gem of this restaurant! Live music very nice and chill.

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M
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Truly a beautiful experience. The servers had personality and the music was truly beautiful. We were placed next to the fireplace for a romantic evening. Would return here in a heartbeat.

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LH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Daughter’s birthday

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C
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Outstanding service and very good food! The live music was a little loud on one side of the restaurant, however the waiter was more than accommodating and immediately moved us to the other side. A most pleasant evening! We give Modavie a high recommendation!

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CD
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Nous avons été assez déçus du restaurant. Les plats étaient bons mais beaucoup trop chers et le concert était très sympa, mais beaucoup trop bruyant si l’on voulait être dans la salle pour voir les artistes.

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MF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

After attending Modavie for our anniversary, we will definitely be returning ! All of the staff was very polite and our waiter was very knowledgeable about the wine lists. The live jazz was what brought us to book a reservation with Modavie and the band did not disappoint ! Very delicious food, portion sizes were a little small for the price in our opinion but that allowed for us to have room for dessert ! Overall this restaurant is a great change from the chain restaurants you can find everywhere, it’s romantic and charming, we sat on the upper level with the band and very much enjoyed every part of our meal! Definitely a unique experience with a live band !

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service and great food. Our favorite place in Montreal.

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f
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Le service était exceptionnel. Notre serveuse était très attentive. La nourriture était excellente. La soupe à l'oignon était très bonne et pas trop salée. L'agneau au romarin était un des meilleurs que j'ai mangé à Montréal. L'assaisonnement était parfait et l'agneau était super tendre et fondant. Enfin, le live band était exceptionnel et mettait de la bonne ambiance. J'y retournerai très bientôt.

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PB
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a fantastic evening at Modavie ! The food, the service and the ambiance is great. Jazz music was very good and wine list is of good taste.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Better than perfect. It was simply amazing. Jazz was awesome, courteous staff and competent service. Really, now I know why this place is always scoring 10/10.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food took an hour to come out.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

very loud near the live band but the staff moved us after we requested a different table. very nice people and good food!

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V
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

I was meeting a friend for a business meeting. Great service, good food, and music.. but a bit loud if you need to talk.

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F
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Succulent plats, particulièrement le carré d’agneau et une mention spéciale pour l’excellent service de Sonia, qui fut professionnelle, attentionnée et informative. Bravo! On y retourne!

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I
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lorenzo made sure everything was great. The food was great. Friendly service and great live music

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KS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding in every way! Great food, great service, great ambiance, great music. My favorite restaurant on the planet!

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MW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences I've ever had! Outstanding service and ambiance. Delicious food and amazing live music that doesn't overwhelm the space. Highly recommend.

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MM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Weekend visit to Montreal with two friends, dinner. Jazz music in one room and given the option for that or more quiet. Great looking space. Attentive service. Price-fixed option offered but we did our own three courses plus wine - diverse menu with local fare. Dessert coffees were great.

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JL
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

2nd visit and not the last
Food service and the band were outstanding
Thumbs up !

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JM
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Food was good quality , ambiance was out of this world and the live music was a nice touch for a date night , servers were friendly and attentive

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