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1 St Paul W, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1Y6, Canada
+1 514-287-9582
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb” (502 reviews)
“chops” (44 reviews)
“steak frites” (91 reviews)
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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 yesterday

Stayed for the food. Heard about the live music, were definitely happy to stay for the food. Excellent service, great server. She was Irish in a French restaurant. Very fun young lady, great sense of humor. We hung around with no pressure to listen to...More

Thank Miles C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I went there with friends for a night out, and the ambiance and atmosphere there was superb! It felt cozy and classy, and we ordered some nice wine for a reasonable price! The food was delicious and the service impecable! Highly recommend.

1  Thank Thaina D
Reviewed yesterday

The food is great, the service (Josiane) curated the experience for me very well. I also really appreciated where the hostess sat me as I was alone and she put me right in front of the band.

1  Thank Ilhwa C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I always have the felling with the restaurant in the tourist areas in the cities we need ti be careful, but this is not that case. We have a good time here, the service was good, everyone was very polite and courteous. This is a...More

Thank MasterGeorge8
Reviewed 2 days ago

I went on a recommendation for a location with both music and food. Modavie was perfect. The hostess, who was lovely, set me up in the front row. The musician that night, Charles Dubuc, played some mean blues guitar. Francois S. took excellent care of...More

1  Thank nobska94
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Outstanding service and fantastic food. Probably the best steak frites we've ever had. Our server was amazing--extremely friendly and accommodating. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Tallyrand88
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went there expecting some good food, some jazz music and some good food. The good news is the food wasn't bad but it was just good. Nothing special to note. The most disappointing thing was the mess hall like atmosphere with a cacophony of people...More

Thank James T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Love it here. Mother and Sis and I had another lovely meal at Moda Vie sitting close to Graham Chamber and his Blues Trio. Fabulous music, ambiance, food and service. We moved to the bar after dinner and Sebastian the Manager offered me some wine...More

Thank Annemette J
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A pleasant meal spoilt by an inquisition from the manager who was clearly unhappy that the tip we had chosen to leave was less than the expected 15%. The swordfish steak was hard and inedible and was immediately returned. When it was replaced nearly 10...More

Thank Jillydritt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lorenzo was awesome! He and all the staffs were so kind and welcoming and made our experience and first time in Montreal very memorable. The food and drinks were delicious. I got the butternut squash gnocchi with braised lamb and it was tasty and filling....More

1  Thank laurentrent123
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festivals, food stalls, and outdoor athletics, a
celebrated part of the city that explodes into
fireworks displays on warm summer nights. At its
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6 April 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.
11 August 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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10 August 2017|
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Response from Mary Ann C | Reviewed this property |
We ordered a bottle of chardonnay - sorry can't help regarding the Margaux.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$37
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
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)
  • Neighbourhood: Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Phone Number: +1 514-287-9582
  • E-mail
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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