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1 St Paul W, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1Y6, Canada (Ville-Marie)
+1 514-287-9582
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Ranked #22 of 4,562 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $37
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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English first
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

We had two wonderful suppers! Lorenzo and other staff members were all terrific! Great music and great food!

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Ottawa, Ontario
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

This is a restaurant that we read about on Trip Advisor. We have rarely been lead astray. When you go into a tourist location like Old Montreal, you have to be careful, but growing up in Montreal I have learned that restaurants in this city thrive or die. There is little in between. 18 years in business, this place thrives.... More 

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

This is a small, quaint jazz bar and restaurant. I'm no fan of jazz, but this place was open on Christmas and looked cute, so I booked a table. I'm so glad I did! The atmosphere is really good, perfect for friends, couples or dining alone. It's all dark wood and there's a nice bar off to one side. A... More 

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Montreal, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Our family had a very nice Christmas dinner. The service and food was excellent. I would recommend it to our friends and family. Lorenzo made our son Owen feel special. I would definitely go back.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Made Reservations on line for my friend and I . We were celebrating a birthday. Greeted by the owner "Lorenzo". Who made sure to say Happy birthday to my friend and escorted us personally to a beautiful table by the window and close to the live music. Ambiance was warm and friendly, food was superb, service was excellent and the... More 

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Great for a tete a tete or group party. This restaurant has two floors. When we were there for Xmas party they had a trio playing music which was very nice added ambiance. The food was great from it's appetizers to the main meal.

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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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

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

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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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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