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1 St Paul W, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1Y6, Canada (Ville-Marie)
+1 514-287-9582
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Ranked #19 of 4,433 restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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87% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
12 reviews 12 reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We had soup, salads and a cocktail on their patio. Everything was delicious and the service first class. We would go back in a heart beat. A very beautiful spot that has a live jazz band in the evening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Lorenzo, made us feel like we were old friends with his charming ways. The food was amazing, we tried the specials of the night. After being married for 15 years we value our date nights. This was a perfect night, amazing service complete with live music while we ate. Very special, we will be back next time we're in town.... More

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
207 reviews 207 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

I am surprised at the high rating for this bistro. The food is by no means bad, but it is perfectly average bistro food - nothing excellent about it. I have had the pleasure of eating at top notch places; this would not be one of them. Perhaps because it is an easy to reach tourist restaurant? I chose the... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

If you are visiting Vieux Montreal, this is one place you don't want to miss! Very popular with tourists and locals alike, this gem boasts 4 lamb dishes that are delicious in addition to an extensive menu of just about anything you could be in the mood for and enjoy it all while listening to live jazz music nightly. You... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Had a great time, Lorenzo, the Manager was funny and friendly and joked with us all night long. Our waitress was knowledgeable and friendly, helped us pick a good wine and was able to help us choose just the right appetizers & main course.. The meals were uniformly excellent and nicely presented. We arrived late into the dinner service on... More

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New York City, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Waited at the bar for a table outside, which opened up quickly even on a Saturday night. Incredibly accommodating staff who were more than happy to chat and understand special request. Bartender knew exactly what we were looking for in a wine and delivered a reasonably priced bottle that was delicious. Incredibly reasonably priced cocktails. Had trouble choosing from the... More

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Macungie, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We are a family of four (husband, wife, 8-year-old girl and 4-year-old boy.) Kid-friendly spaghetti bolognese for the children at a reasonable price. Main courses were sophisticated enough for the adults. Rack of lamp with goat cheese was creatively seasoned (we normally don't even eat lamb.) The mushroom risotto had the perfect texture. Very personal service from Lorenzo (the owner,... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

We chose this gem off of all of the great reviews it had on Trip Advisor. Safe to say that we were not disappointed. Firstly the service was fantastic. Lorenzo greated us and made us feel at home immediately. Secondly, the food was to die for. I havent been that satisifed with food in a long time. To make a... More

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Red Deer, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Lorenzo treated us like VIP's. Busy Friday night, Lornzo accommodated us with Front row seating, very entertaining band, excellent food, Great service, wonderful atmosphere. A definite highlight of the trip! Well done, thank you Lorenzo!

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Iroquois, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

No sooner had we been told that the restaurant had no tables without a reservation when Lorenzo intervened and whisked us to the patio where a patient 10-minute wait resulted in a table with an excellent view and vibrant feel of a busy Saturday night in the old port. The wine (Rothschild 2011) and meals were excellent, well better than... More

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