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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%
Travellers talk about
“lamb” (502 reviews)
“chops” (44 reviews)
“steak frites” (91 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Hours
French, European, Wine Bar, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 St Paul W, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1Y6, Canada
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Reviewed today

This restaurant offers excellent food and great live music, Jazz upstairs and Blues downstairs, at a reasonable price. The food was beautifully prepared with something to please everyone. The service was terrific and the atmosphere fun and enjoyable for all.

Thank CyndersLovesToTravel
Reviewed today

I ate at Modavie last evening with 2 colleagues and had a wonderful experience. It started with the Maitre D'Hotel, Lorenzo. He was very helpful in ensuring we found the seating we desired and was very gracious and welcoming. Our server was a delight and...More

Thank BobFusaro
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great restaurant because of the layout, the food, the music but above all the staff. We had a great waitress, Marilyne, who gave us a really special evening. Thank you!

1  Thank 186338Kay
Reviewed 2 days ago

French bistro style dining in the heart of Old Montreal. Live music every night (jazz on the second floor, blues on the main floor). Terrific service, perfectly prepared dishes that are surprisingly reasonably priced. Our only issue was that when we were shown to our...More

Thank Debra L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stayed for the food. Heard about the live music, were definitely happy to stay for the food. Excellent service, great server. She was Irish in a French restaurant. Very fun young lady, great sense of humor. We hung around with no pressure to listen to...More

1  Thank Miles C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I went there with friends for a night out, and the ambiance and atmosphere there was superb! It felt cozy and classy, and we ordered some nice wine for a reasonable price! The food was delicious and the service impecable! Highly recommend.

1  Thank Thaina D
Reviewed 2 days ago

The food is great, the service (Josiane) curated the experience for me very well. I also really appreciated where the hostess sat me as I was alone and she put me right in front of the band.

1  Thank Ilhwa C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I always have the felling with the restaurant in the tourist areas in the cities we need ti be careful, but this is not that case. We have a good time here, the service was good, everyone was very polite and courteous. This is a...More

Thank MasterGeorge8
Reviewed 3 days ago

I went on a recommendation for a location with both music and food. Modavie was perfect. The hostess, who was lovely, set me up in the front row. The musician that night, Charles Dubuc, played some mean blues guitar. Francois S. took excellent care of...More

1  Thank nobska94
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Outstanding service and fantastic food. Probably the best steak frites we've ever had. Our server was amazing--extremely friendly and accommodating. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Tallyrand88
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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April 5, 2018|
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Response from Blakey_MissT | Reviewed this property |
Somehow trip advisor always forwards future customers’ questions to raters rather than the restaurant itself!! Not sure what private dining means. It’s rustic and busy but if you get a window table, it could be romantic.
August 11, 2017|
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Response from QCern | Reviewed this property |
Rack of lamb is about $40 and it goes down from there. Not cheap, but well worth it.
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August 10, 2017|
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Response from Mary Ann C | Reviewed this property |
We ordered a bottle of chardonnay - sorry can't help regarding the Margaux.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$37
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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