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Modavie

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
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About
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.
PRICE RANGE
US$16 - US$37
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
French, European, Wine Bar, Canadian
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Live Music, Jazz Bar, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Overall, we enjoyed our dinner at Modavie. We were unable to get a reservation and waited about 15 minutes for two bar seats. We enjoyed our time. The escargot was delicious as was the bread they served while waiting. I had an excellent dirty martini...as well. The steak frites got high reviews from my partner. And I was somewhat pleased with the puttanesca. I likely would not order it again but nothing was wrong with it per se. I was surprised that there was a refill charge for a second soft drink ($3.50 per soda) and a $3.50 charge for a side of flavored mayo. It doesn’t break the bank of course. We talked with some lovely people at the bar and had a good time. The only thing I would like to mention is about the reservation. The hostess told us she didn’t have any tables available and I definitely saw/heard her give a table to a couple who said they did not have a reservation when they walked in after us. At this point, we were still waiting on the side for bar seats and the hostess knew we would prefer a table. It didn’t feel like respectful service to me.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent service, very good food. Friendly and easy for non-French speakers, as is all of Montreal. We had a wonderful meal at this restaurant. It was very good for our family of little and bigger kids, with a kids menu but also delicious stuff for...the bigger one to try. Would highly recommend.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

On a family trip to Montreal, we secured a table for 6 at Modavie without a reservation, surprisingly. The atmosphere was wonderful, with great live music. Our server was attentive and friendly. This would be a great place for a romantic dinner. I loved the...Lamb Pappardelle pasta dish and would go back for more in a heartbeat.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a wonderful meal. For our anniversary we had an early dinner in the old Port District. We sat on the terrace and received exceptional service from the staff. We both started with an appetizer of escargot which may have been the best I have...ever had. I enjoyed the fillet mignon with the pan seared foie gras and my husband enjoyed the steak frites. Despite it being very very warm outside, we had a nice shade a light breeze and our wait staff was all smiles! I highly recommend and will be returning on my next trip to Montreal!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We picked this one out for the possibility of live music, but getting a reservation during music hours proved difficult. Rather than wait days for an opening, we opted to dine early and we weren't disappointed at all. In fact, the meal was one of...the best we had in the city.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by for a late lunch on our last day in Montréal. We had read reviews here and knew the food would be great. Even knowing what others said, we were very impressed with the quality and quantity of the food here. We were...not particularly hungry, so we shared the boudin. Now, I wasn't keen on thinking about what goes into a boudin while I was eating it, but this boudin was delicious. Just enough flavorings in it to add great flavor without overwhelming the taste of the boudin. Delicious cooked cabbage andMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Greeted by much jest and joie de vivre by Lorenzo who accommodated us for a late afternoon drink at the bar and found us a table for classic French food, great wine pairings and late afternoon ambience that we were seeking. Happy staff and a...super atmosphere.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tried to get on last night and rhey asked for reservation. The food was bland. I recommend Barcelona couple blocks down the road.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped for brunch with friends. Greeted by Lorenzo - who went out of his way to accommodate with seating request. Great food and great ambiance. Will be back when visiting great Montreal :)

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a group of four in early July. I had the HAMBOURGEOIS which was tasty enough. A friend had the FILET MIGNON, which at $49 she found over-priced for the quality. Other friends said their food was "fine" but nothing to rave about. Waitress...was pleasant.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Yes, most probably but a reservation will make life easier.
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Yes, Modavie is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Modavie is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5