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1 St Paul W, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1Y6, Canada (Ville-Marie)
+1 514-287-9582
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Ranked #20 of 4,554 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $37
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: French, Italian, Mediterranean, Bistro
Neighborhood: Ville-Marie
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: St. Laurent
Transit: Place D'armes Metro
Description: Seven nights a week, local bands take the stage at Montreal's hottest Jazz bar and bistro. Modavie's spirited setting encompasses two intimate floors and 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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  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Cape Vincent, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Trip Advisor and serendipity brought us to Modaive a week ago tonight while on a romantic get-away to Montreal. Magic happens here. Lorenzo is masterful. He made us feel welcome, pampered and important all while the restaurant was hopping. Downstairs has the feel of an incredible neighborhood restaurant. The service is fantastic and seamless. The food is perfectly prepared: the... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The restaurant has amazing food! Great variety! The restaurant has some great pasta named lamb cavatelli, it is delicious! It has a great variety of wines and the restaurant is really nice. Great location. Everything there is really good. Totally recomend it!

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Montreal, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We were there for lunch on a Saturday as guests of friends visiting from France. For starters three chose calamari and one chose scallops. Three of us chose the lamb chops for the main course and one chose the fish of the day. Everything was perfectly prepared and beautifully presented. The wine list is extensive with consistent pricing for Montreal.... More 

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Laval
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Had the opportunity to be there few days ago with a group of people. Must say the ambiance with a live jazz band is great - service is perfect - food is acceptable but bistro still. Rack of lamb is highly recommended. Parking can be difficult to find as it is located in the heart of old Montreal. $$

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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Wonderful warm welcome and very accommodating with requests. The lamb special was well advised as was the wine. Thank you Lorenzo. Family friendly, wonderful atmosphere, music and great food. We will definitely return next time we are in Montreal.

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Port Colborne, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

My wife and I were here for our anniversary dinner and it was amazing! Lorenzo did an awesome job at making us feel welcome and provided excellent customer service! Our waiter was also fantastic and the food was to die for! I had the chef's special which was the Rack of Lamb and it was the best lamb that I... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Was staying in Old Montreal at the Place d'Armes and the concierge recommended this spot for a late bite. Was a lovely little warm restaurant with great food and a jazz duo and a lovely staff and only a five minute walk away...well worth the visit ;-)

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dartmouth , nova scotia , canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

we decided to head out for a late bite of dinner and stumbled upon this place. We had been there a couple times before and were thrilled that we found it again. The service was very good and food excellent

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north creek ny
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Stayed at the Auberge du Vieux Port and had Patrick (excellent as well) make reservations for 4 on a snowy night just recently. Was told to seek out Lorenzo and did so and what followed was a great evening. Service was perfect - Jazz just the right volume - food was perfectly prepared and served - wine choices were great... More 

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

On our annual Christmas Lights/Fireworks visit to Montreal, our friends joined my wife and me for dinner at Modavie, a favorite restaurant. We live an hour south in northern New York and over the years have found this restaurant at the top of list! The food is excellent and staff is also (friendly with humor, especially Lorenzo and Radouan). My... More 

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Additional Information about Modavie

Address: 1 St Paul W, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1Y6, Canada
Phone Number: +1 514-287-9582
Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Ville-Marie
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 16 - 37
Cuisine: French, Italian, Mediterranean, Bistro

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