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.
Fabulous food. And great service.
We were 7 people, place was busy tourist season and they managed to bring food on time, hot and delicious. our waitress was very friendly and helpful. life jazz music, great atmosphere. meals were not overpriced. great value.
A beautiful restaurant located in the Old Port of Montreal. We were excited to eat there as they have live jazz performances most evenings. The wine and spirits list is great, and wait staff were friendly and helpful, offering menu suggestions.
The saffron and sage risotto was well cooked, but lacked depth of flavour, including the sage notes. My wild boar Osso Bucco was fall off the bone, but ended up a bit dry, and again, lacking in flavour. For the cost of dinner items, the overall food experience was mediocre.
We went on a Tuesday night and sat in the room directly next to the live music. Perfect noise level. We were afraid it would be too touristy but the food and ambiance were great. The charcuterie plate was fantastic. And they were AMAZING accommodating my daughter’s food allergies- including being up front about pricing of changing up the menu selections to accommodate her allergies. The drinks were poured generously. Overall a great dinner!!!
Beautiful restaurant in the heart of Old Montreal. Excellent food, drinks and service. Live music at 7pm, varies nightly. Reservations required. Dinner restaurant, not just drinks at the bar.
Good food but vegetarian option was not the best. Rack of lamb and steak were perfect. Service was overall good
Great service. Amazing recommendations from the waiter. A little loud though
My Daughter’s Birthday celebration was fantastic! Sonny made it pleasurable and provided excellent service.
A fun vibe, good French menu, lovely live music!!!
Very nice restaurant. We were a group of seven and asked to be seated away from music as one in our party has difficulty hearing. We were assigned a table away from the music (BTW, was very good). We had a lively dinner. Service was quick and attentive even though they were very busy.
Lovely atmosphere, delicious food and wine. Had one cocktail and that was good too. Service was attentive without being intrusive.
Nice addition of live music!
Excellent food and service I would go there again!
Fantastic find in Vieux Montréal! Live music was great, and the food was superb. Loved it!
A little too loud for an enjoyable dinner- conversation not possible- service slow
My husband loved the food (one of the signature lamb dishes). The waiter was funny and pleasant ... he is leaving in two weeks to pursue his dream of being an artist. If the kids were not with us, we would have stayed to end of our two hour reservation time to listen to the live music. Fabulous atmosphere !
Had dinner here for the first time and absolutely loved it. I have Celiacs and the staff was very knowledgeable and careful. Each time a plate was brought to the table, the staff confirmed it was gluten free and that they had taken care to avoid cross contamination. The food was delicious, especially the lamb and saffron risotto. Will definitely come back!
My husband and I had a wonderful anniversary dinner at Modavie. We were greeted early and seated at our request near the fabulous jazz trio. Our server, Francois, made sure we had everything we needed. He was knowledgeable and very attentive. We had salmon gravlax. It was superb. For entrees we had sesame crusted rack of lamb that was beautifully prepared and Wild Boar Osso Buco with risotto that was seasoned well and tender. We loved the ambiance and hope to return on our next trip to Montreal.
took over 25 min just to get served a drink, the food was cold took forever for the food to come the portion was small then to get the bill the computer was not working waited over 45 min then I said I had to leave and the waitress said I couldn't because there computer was down, never experienced anything like this, for the price of everything, really not worth it,
I’ve been to this restaurant several times in the past and it’s consistently very good. Great service, atmosphere, and very good food. Highly recommend!
Service is super good but one of dishes I ordered is not as great as other places. Still highly recommend to friends. Will be there again.
We arrived on time for our 17:00 table, and the manager made a point of saying he would need our table by 18:30, even though the restaurant was completely empty. Food arrived in 1 min, which is a terrible sign. I am not a chef, but I lived in Paris and this is one tourist trap of a bistrot. Food is really bad. Sonia was a great waitress.
Bonjour MBornia, I was very disappointed to read of your experience. Whilst an apology will regrettably not alter the outcome of your experience on this occasion, I do extend it with all sincerity. I certainly empathize regarding the points you mention in your review, especially concerning the quality of the food. The way you were greeted is certainly not acceptable and will be addressed with the concerned party. Hopefully we will be able to offer you a flawless experience soon!
I really enjoyed dining at Modavie! The food was great and the live music made our night! We went on a Tuesday so an acoustic guitarist was playing, and he played and sang fanastically.
Bonjour KayH, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your recent Expérience Modavie and how much you liked our Tuesday artist-Sam! We will make sure he gets your kind words. Hopefully you will come visit us sometime soon.
Exceptional wait staff. The service here, compared to other restaurants we visited, was above and beyond what was expected.
Bonjour Raymond, We appreciate the kind words about the friendly and amazing customerservice you received here at Modavie. I will make sure to pass the word to all our service team. We hope to have the chance to serve you once more soon!
Overall enjoyed my experience here.
Slightly overwhelming experience - very busy and crammed entrance. The live music was a little too loud. It was very hard to carry a conversation (the tables next to us were speaking very loudly to drown out the music). The service was ok - offered in French and in English. Wasn’t a huge fan of the paper “table cloth” - felt messy. Not the place to enjoy a conversation with your meal - zero privacy. Food was good though!
Bonjour NatalieN, First off, I would like to thank you for your feedback , you are absolutely right. Our busy time is not and excuse for the problems you have experienced and we strive to create an ambiance that is above and beyond expectations. I hope you'll return again to feel a flawless experience, improved from your most recent.
This is our first visit to Montréal. There are more restaurants in Old Montréal than you can count. Picking the right one can seem impossible. However, we are glad we selected Modavie. We were looking for an enjoyable French dinner and we found it here. Our server was very knowledgeable and attentive. He helped us make some excellent wine choices including a French after dinner liquor he encouraged us to try over our original selection of Port. We were looking for the French experience after all. Dinner was amazing. Modavie is a busy place. We requested the room with live music. Despite a crowded dining area and excellent duo performing a nice selection of tunes we could still carry on a conversation. The music was performed by an excellent female vocalist accompanied by a keyboard player. They played a wide variety of songs that our table enjoyed. Our final bill was not cheap but reasonable for what we experienced. This place is definitely worth checking out when visiting Montréal.
Bonjour Tim, Thank you for choosing Modavie out of the thousands in Montreal. We are happy a member of our staff was able to make such a good impression on you and suggest French wines that paired well with your evening. Also, we are glad you appreciated our live band that night. We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again someday, all the best to you!
Great food and wonderful ambience. Loved the jazz music.
Bonjour JaniceD, We are glad you enjoyed your Expérience Modavie and took time to write us those kind words. We hope to have the pleasure to serve you again sometime soon!
Incredible date night at Modavie. Food was incredible, and the ambiance provided by the live music was astounding. Absolutely would return. Old Montreal is a great scene in the evening, and Modavie was the perfect complement.
Bonjour Maddie, Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our restaurant here. I'm sure our entire staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your experience. Take care and we hope to serve you again in a near future!
Most delicious food. Typically in Montreal I encounter poor to subpar service, but our server was energetic, attentive, and nice. My second time at Modavie, and will be back for a third!
Bonjour OliviaM, Thank you for your kind words. We are a very passionate team here at Modavie and strive to give the best experience to our guests. We are happy that our efforts to give the best customer service possible paid off on the night of your visit! We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again soon.
Loved the food and the service!
Le seul bémol c’est très bruyant et en plus de la musique, nous avions de la misère à se comprendre.
Je crois que c’est plus un restaurant pour les jeunes.
Notre serveuse était extraordinaire.
Bonjour Nicole25, Merci beaucoup d'avoir pris le temps de nous écrire suite à votre dernier séjour chez nous. nous sommes sincèrement désolé pour le niveau de bruit présent lors de votre visite. Sachez que nous essayons de créer la meilleure ambiance qui soit et cherchons constamment à satisfaire chacun de nos clients. Nous espérons vous revoir et avoir la chance de vous servir une autre soirée extraordinaire.
Ok restaurant . Service could be more timely. Friendly staff however
We ask for 2 different rissotos. totaly lack of flavor, we had to ask for more parmegiano chews in order to eat it. Salad was ok. Place is nice but after 30min of live woman singing we just wanted to leave.
Service was ok
Really enjoyed the live jazz music, creates a nice ambiance. Service was good, food was decent and portion was good. The lamb poutine & fried calamari were pretty good. Beef tartare was really good and came with lots of fries. Penne Bolognese was alright. The bathroom was quite messy and could use a regular cleaning.
Loved it here. Waiter had great suggestions for food and wine and we had a table close to window on side street- view of outside and a bit less noisy. We felt in our own space. Love music and lively area of town. Was delicious and great ambiance. Will definitely return on next trip.
Modavie was one of the highlights of our trip to Montreal it exceeded every expectation with great service and especially great food. I had the wild boar Osso bucco which was to die for the meat just falling off the bone and my girlfriend had the salmon which was also amazing and to top it up the reservation was set on the second floor with live music. New favorite restaurant.
Soggy french fries. Acidic Bolognese. Uninspired cassoulet. No bread. Nothing was terrible, but there was not much love in the cooking here.
Clean, convenient, good value and very good service. We enjoyed our casual dinner.
Great restaurant brunch was amazing!
Great place, great food! Unfortunately ran out of one of the main dishes on the menu :(
Also next time wouldn’t sit too close to jazz band just way too loud! Great band though, just too close...can’t have a conversation being too close to band!