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1 St Paul W, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1Y6, Canada
+1 514-287-9582
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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French, European, Wine Bar, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 St Paul W, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1Y6, Canada
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

We had reservations for this restaurant at 8pm. We were 20 mins early but were quickly greeted and seated. The place was full and busy when we arrived. We chose this place in hopes of listening to some jazz music while having our dinner then...More

Thank sarahsheppard28
Reviewed October 6, 2018

Looking for a French bistro?. It ends here at the atmosphere. That’s the good part. Food is mediocre at best. Certainly not what you’d expect from a French bistro. Should they know how to make a Caesar salad? One would think so. This one is...More

Thank mbpollackadr
Modavie B, Public Relations Manager at Modavie, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for bringing this situation to our attention. Needless to say, the quality of the food we serve to our customers is of the highest importance to us. We are therefore very concerned by the bad experience you had with us. Each issue you...More

Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Great French cuisine. Good size portions, just enough. Friendly service. Reservation preferred but we were able to get in without one.

Thank karriei
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Lively and quaint are not normally terms you hear together for a restaurant but Modave in the heart of old town is both. We were fortunate enough to be seated for dinner without a reservation but might be wise to make one if you plan...More

Thank MarleyB124
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

To start the atmosphere and was excellent. Low lights, window seats with large windows for people watching and a really cool horseshoe bar. We just stopped in for a snack and the French Onion soup was amazing!!! Our waitress Josie was wonderful, attentive and full...More

1  Thank CTtravelfoodie
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

Modavie is a fantastic restaurant. Beautifully decorated, charmingly Montreal yet cozy enough for an intimate dinner for two. Lamb is their specialty, so give it a try. The rack of lamb was delicious, as was the foie gras. Extensive wine list with something for everyone....More

Thank Paul605
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

Fun restaurant in old town. Quiet when we arrived and really filled up! 22 yrs there. Lamb specialty. Rack of lamb was best meal. Seafood risotto missed for us. Pasta was bland but fine. Waitress awesome. Nice background music in warm atmosphere. Good dinner not...More

Thank 509er
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

They will not seat a single person at a table before 9pm. I was offered only a seat at the bar but those are rarely comfortable. Kept walking until I was welcomed.More

Thank judy s
Modavie B, Public Relations Manager at Modavie, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Judy, thank you for taking the time to review. We sympathize for the disappointment you felt while requesting a table on your last visit at Bistro Modavie. Although we always suggest at first a seat at the bar for single guests, we do offer...More

Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had a fantastic evening at MODAVIE in old Montreal! Had a reservation and were promptly seated at a window seat by the friendly and humorous manager! Our meal was incredible - we both had French Onion soup for starters then I...More

1  Thank Michael K
Reviewed October 3, 2018

We reserved a table at Modavie, looking forward to live music. We then discovered that it was also worth going for the food. Our dinner was delicious, and we stayed for the entire performance of Sarah Larendresse -- beautiful voice, accompanied by guitar. Her singing...More

1  Thank MFSSantaBarbara
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic center of Montreal, Vieux-Port is home to
some of the city's most antiquated buildings and
picturesque streets. Along the waters of the St.
Lawrence River, the bank of Old Port features museums,
festivals, food stalls, and outdoor athletics, a
celebrated part of the city that explodes into
fireworks displays on warm summer nights. At its
center, street performers and artists compete with
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April 5, 2018|
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Response from Blakey_MissT | Reviewed this property |
Somehow trip advisor always forwards future customers’ questions to raters rather than the restaurant itself!! Not sure what private dining means. It’s rustic and busy but if you get a window table, it could be romantic.
August 11, 2017|
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Response from QCern | Reviewed this property |
Rack of lamb is about $40 and it goes down from there. Not cheap, but well worth it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$16 - $37
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 St Paul W, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1Y6, Canada
    (St. Laurent)
  • Public Transportation: Place D'armes Metro
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Neighborhood: Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Phone Number: +1 514-287-9582
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Seven nights a week, local bands take the stage at Montreal's hottest Jazz bar and bistro. Modavie's spirited setting 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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