Modavie

4.4
2574 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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French
Top tags:
  • Live Music
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, French / Canadian, International
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Hours of Operation
Lunch and Dinner

Monday - Thursday: 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday: 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday: noon - 11:00 pm
Sunday: noon - 10:30 pm
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Phone number
(514) 287-9582
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Jérome Tagny
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Private Party Facilities
Seven nights a week, local bands take the stage at Montreal’s hottest live music bar and bistro.
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Private Party Contact
Modavie's event team: (855) 730-5016
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
St. Laurent
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Parking Details
Parking is available year-round on the street or behind the restaurant in a public lot with no affiliation to us.
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Public Transit
Metro Place D'armes
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Entertainment
Live music every evening starting from 7pm!
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Special Events & Promotions
We are available to receive your small or large group of up to 100 guests.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine

Special Offers

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Modavie has prepared a special 5-course holiday menu at $ 95, available only under reservation on the 24th, 25th, 31st of December and 1 January. Yet another excuse for some great food and some excellent live music!

Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Modavie has prepared a special 5-course holiday menu at $ 95, available only under reservation on the 24th, 25th, 31st of December and 1 January. Yet another excuse for some great food and some excellent live music!

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Modavie has prepared a special 5-course holiday menu at $ 95, available only under reservation on the 24th, 25th, 31st of December and 1 January. Yet another excuse for some great food and some excellent live music!

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 2574 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Montreal
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

I was there for mtl a table , unfortunately for last evening and they did not have the plate I wanted . I finally chose the main menu as this plate cannot be replaced ... it would have been nice though to offer an option.

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DB
Montreal
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food we ate and the service we received were both outstanding. 4 of us were visiting from out of town and just the night before our reservation we'd eaten somewhere else, paid much more for our meal and were sorely disappointed with the whole experience. You bet I'll be going back next time I go to Montreal! 3 of us ordered the filet mignon, and 1 of us took a chance on the spaghetti bolognese. We had read some reviews that the spaghetti wasn't great however it was delicious! The filets were all cooked perfectly, the sauce was extremely flavourful and the warm bread we were served was also memorable. I will be dreaming about my meal for a while.

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LM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great musique!

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MC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great meal for a large group. We were in a room adjacent to where the live music was playing, and we were still able to carry on a conversation while listening to the music. Enjoyed the wine and food, with great service.

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LL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

Ambiance was great, music was great, service was great .... but the food was decidedly meh. Seafood risotto was gummy, and the scallops were so overdone they were rocks. Lamb on the bland pasta was very fatty. We loved everything else, but would never go back because the food was actually bad.

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DS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Had a wonderful anniversary dinner. Live music and great food. Get the lamb! Everything you would want a french bistro to be plus more. A wonderful evening in Olde Towne Montreal.

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J
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Bons choix au menu, belle carte des vins, service excellent, portions convenables, plats savoureux.

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M
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I highly recommend this restaurant. Very classy, impeccable service. Good food, table d'hote was good. Waiter was very attentive and professional.

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C
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

Mon repas était froid et il faisait froid dans le restaurant. Lorsque mentionné après le repas aucune offre de compensation. Le repas de mon accompagnateur était chaud. Un samedi soir, il faut mangé en 2 heures. Le service est très rapide.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent spot for jazz and blues.

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R
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Great restaurant, the music was too loud. The drums and amps need to be brought down a bit

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R
Montreal
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another great meal at Modavie!! Great food, great ambience, great service. Thanks!!

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JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great service, great food, great live jazz. Hard to pass up if in Old Montreal!

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LF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great ambiance, live jazzy music added to the atmosphere

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

Amazing live blues music. Course delivery is very well timed. Flavours in the dishes compliment each other nicely. Great experience. Witt alcohol and appetizers and coffee it will run you about $150 for two

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DP
Philadelphia
122 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really enjoyed my experience here. French onion soup and seafood risotto were both delicious. Great ambiance and service was fast and friendly.

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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thanks to my server Julien I had an amazing meal paired with great wine. Live music was fantastic ambience

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OT
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant that features live music daily. Music is very nice. Music volume is also just perfect, allowing for a normal conversation. Would highly recommend for a great Montreal experience.

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C
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

I think this was the most I have ever spent on the worst tasting food. However the service was good and it is a romantic restaurant.

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MR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Modavie is an absolute must in Montreal. The atmosphere is incomparable with the live music and the food is just perfect! French but not too heavy, in your face french. Our group sat right next to the live music and we were still able to hold conversation and fully enjoy the evening. 10/10!

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K
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Food was average

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Ils ont souligné l'anniversaire de ma bru, belle découvert pour nos invités. L'Ambiance est formidable au 2è étage. Bonne fiche de cocktail. Le service un peu trop rapide à notre goût. Tout le monde ont aimé leur repas. On va y retourner c'est certain.

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CF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

We went to Modavie while we were visiting Montreal. We got a seat right in front of the live band which was a great experience. The ambiance was amazing for a date, and the service was impeccable. Our appetizers and our dessert were better than our main entree, but we enjoyed ourselves overall!

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B
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very Good Food and Outstanding Service. Everyone in the party enjoyed their dinner. The Duck Magret and Rack of Lamb were particularly outstanding. My 2nd time there and would definitely go again. One minor complaint is that the menu is printed in small letters and it can be difficult to read for those of us not having 20/20 vision.

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NB
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous time. Great atmosphere. Goid food. Great music.

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BH
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had an amazing dinner at this restaurant. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a delicious meal with a great ambience.

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OT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great service and food. Excellent variety. Bar staff were particularly fun and engaging

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MO
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Merci à la responsable (?) qui nous a expliqué les bières canadiennes. nous avons suivi ses très bons conseils d’autres lieux de découverte en ville.

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CJ
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Une très belle expérience qui en vaut le détour, des plats bien présentés et un goût au rendez vous. Merci à Daniel pour ses conseils avisés en matière de vin ainsi que pour son professionnalisme. Je recommande vivement ce restaurant.

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HP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great food and service. Downstairs is great blues band, upstairs was more regular jazz. Noisy but great if you like jazz or blues

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L
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Nous étions au premier service. On se sentait sur la production pour libérer la table. Nous avons passé une belle soirée jusqu'à ce moment. Nous venions tout juste de terminer notre repas. Je n'avais pas terminé mon vin. On nous pressait pour le dessert. On a fini par le prendre pour emporter. Et sauter le café Bien dommage.

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SP
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Outstand food but they need more variety beer. Great atmosphere but music is a bit too loud.

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r
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Wonderful evening. Attentive service, varied menu, music was the perfect level from slightly off to the side of the dining room. Well behaved children seem welcome but this is clearly a destination for adults. Would recommend.

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AG
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We (group of 4 work colleagues) had a fabulous dinner - the food was excellent and atmosphere of the bistro was lively and classy. One of the most impressive aspects was our knowledgeable and attentive server - she was fabulous! Highly recommend!

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RM
Jacksonville
16 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful music, ambience and great food

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ME
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great service. Went there with a colleague and while it would be a good date night it was too romantic or formal so it created a nice yet casual atmosphere. Love music was great. I really enjoyed it.

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OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal and enjoyed the live music.

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OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Really enjoyed our meal at Modavie. Amazing steak & lamb mains and started with a fantastic bit of salmon. Would definitely recommend this place for someone who wants a nice night out with their loved one.

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B
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

This is a great place in historic old town. The ambiance is very appealing. The bar is great. Great wine list. Very nice food and excellent service.

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MI
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Very Expensive. Had a soup and vine and paid $150.

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