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1 St Paul W, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1Y6, Canada (Ville-Marie)
+1 514-287-9582
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Ranked #24 of 4,460 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $16 - $37
Cuisines: French, Italian, Mediterranean, Bistro
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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
Neighborhood: Ville-Marie
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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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I went with my husband for our wedding anniversary, the food was absolutely delicious, they can tell they have the best Lamb, the scallops were perfect! and their attention was the cherry on the cake!!! Jazz Live music, exceptional and not too laud it was perfect to talk and enjoy a romantic meal! the perfect evening, we will absolutely come... More

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Syracuse, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

My girlfriend and I dined at Modavie in late March during a romantic getaway to Montreal. Reservations were simple to obtain, and the restaurant was only a short walk from our hotel. For appetizers we shared the Foie Gras Au Torchon and Endive Salad with Nuts. Both were quite good. The Foie Gras was some of the best I've ever... More

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Cozy downstairs, live music, great lamb dishes and warm staff. Tried a few cocktails from their menu (French Mojito, great though a bit sweet) and 'off-menu' (Bloody Caesar, savory and well-balanced).

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Cambridge, MA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Location and ambience are great. Food is fine but not exceptional. For example, the beet salad comprised a tbls of small cubes of watery beets, covered in a mountain of fresh greens, with what we think were caramelized walnuts -- amorphous lumps of sweet. Not a patch on the beet salad I had the next day at the Botanical Gardens.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Our family had the best meal and experience at Modavie. The food was terrific and Lorenzo was a great host. We highly recommend Modavie. Thank you Lorenzo and Rachel. P.S the jazz music was fabulous.

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

My fiancé and I went to Montreal for a long weekend. While walking in Old Port we came across Modavie. We were so happy we did. Great food! Great Jazz Music! Great people, especially Lorenzo aka Miguel Jackson aka Tony! =) We didn't want to leave. The place was beautiful. We will recommend Modavie to all our friends.

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New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

There were 9 in our group and the first night we booked had to be cancelled due to one of our party being ill. Lorenzo accommodated us a second time and we were SO glad we ate in this restaurant. Known for its lamb dishes, the lamb chops and rack of lamb were both excellent and a couple of us... More

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Lorenzo greeted us very warmly at the door of this very popular restaurant, and even though we had had to change the time of our reservation, he found us a great table right next to a street level window. The atmosphere inside is all exposed beams and wine racks. As with most busy restaurants, there was a fair amount of... More

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Washington, DC
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Nice French style Bistro in Old Montreal. Food is excellent as is the service and the live jazz/R&B adds a pleasant ambiance. 3 of us had lamb dishes - rack, chops, and shank. Yum! Although a couple of the 5 chops were a bit chewy (hence 4 not 5 stars). But the rack with goat cheese was sublime and the... More

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Herndon, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

While touring Old Montreal, we stopped by for a late lunch on a beautiful summer afternoon. Our server was very friendly and helpful. She made some great recommendations about local beers we could try. I loved the relaxed atmosphere. We really enjoyed our lunch. I had Mussels in Pernod Sauce with French Fries. My wife and I split a Tarte... More

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