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1 St Paul W, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1Y6, Canada
+1 514-287-9582
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“rack of lamb” (222 reviews)
“tiramisu” (93 reviews)
“chops” (37 reviews)
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Italian, French, European, Wine Bar, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 St Paul W, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1Y6, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

In town for my friend's 50th birthday. Lorenzo, the maitre d, took care of us from the moment we walked through the door, laughing and joking with us and making sure we were well taken care of. Food was amazing, live music was fantastic! Highly...More

1  Thank James V
Reviewed 2 days ago

The food was very good, especially the lamb chops. But it was the service that set our experience apart. From the greeting by the manager to our server, we felt like regulars with how well we were treated. We had a group of 12 too,...More

1  Thank mwils8
Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife has Celiac disease so we have to be careful where we eat and what she eats. This place had a long list of options for her, took the condition seriously, and they were super friendly. The duck/risotto special was great for me and...More

1  Thank Donald B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent food and good love entertainment. Try the risotto with duck confit and the rack of lamb! Our waitress was also excellent

1  Thank bigeye
Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I visited this restaurant on a recommendation from my parents. Modavie is located right in Old Montreal and is the perfect setting for a night out. We made reservations the day before we visited for dinner and got a great seat by...More

1  Thank FisherPrice13
Reviewed 4 days ago

The food was excellent. I had the seafood linguine. My husband had the rack of lamb and our friend the lamb chops. All were very happy with our choices. The staff made you feel very comfortable especially Lorenzo who went out of his way to...More

1  Thank jhutto1644
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went to Modavie for our anniversary on the recommendation of a local acquaintance. Delicious food, fresh and authentic dishes. We were greeted by Lorenzo who made sure we were happy with our meal and experience at his restaurant. When he found out we were celebrating...More

1  Thank Laura N
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We targeted this restaurant for its jazz and blues live performances but, arriving by chance earlier than 7:30 pm we missed the live music. The food was as high quality and the service was very good. Well worth a visit slso for the design of...More

1  Thank Bogdan2005
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I cannot express my gratitude enough to Modavie and to the amazing staff, but especially our servers Josiane & Rachelle for the evening my boyfriend and I had last night. We were visiting Montreal from NYC and celebrating our 2 year anniversary, but more importantly,...More

1  Thank noeliagrace
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I travel to Montreal several times a year and this place is a particular favorite. They specialize in lamb but everything is excellent. Any they have good live music. (Conversation friendly volume levels but still good enough that you really want to just listen much...More

1  Thank Tim M
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic centre of Montreal, Vieux-Port is home to
some of the city's most antiquated buildings and
picturesque streets. Along the waters of the St.
Lawrence River, the bank of Old Port features museums,
festivals, food stalls, and outdoor athletics, a
celebrated part of the city that explodes into
fireworks displays on warm summer nights. At its
centre, street performers and artists compete with
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Kim M
is there an English menu?
30 September 2016|
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Response from Sue S | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember. We didn't have any trouble ordering though, so I presume we had A menu with both French and English.
Charles H
Is Modavie kid friendly? Is there a kids menu?
15 May 2016|
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Response from Paul H | Reviewed this property |
Hi Charles. Modavie's menu is geared toward adults. However, since this restaurant is not as formal as others in Old Town Montreal, a family with children would feel comfortable there, especially during lunch. I also... More
We prefer a quiet time without music. Would a Sunday around 1:30 or 2:00 be a good time?
15 March 2016|
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Response from yuhu32 | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend calling ahead. They should be able to situate you at a table in a quieter area. Hope that helps. :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$37
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 St Paul W, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1Y6, Canada
    (St. Laurent)
  • Public Transportation: Place D'armes Metro
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Neighbourhood: Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Phone Number: +1 514-287-9582
  • E-mail
Seven nights a week, local bands take the stage at Montreal's hottest Jazz bar and bistro. Modavie's spirited setting sets the scene for a night of great tunes, top dining and generous pastis toasting. The bistro's far-reaching wine menu hits just the right notes and helps round off succulent lamb, fish, beef and inspired pasta dishes.
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