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1 St Paul W, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1Y6, Canada
+1 514-287-9582
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb” (469 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
Italian, 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 via mobile

My family of 8 enjoyed our experience at modavie so much. Lorenzo the maitre d, as well as our awesome server max made everything so enjoyable. Food was top notch. Known for their lamb dishes, but I went for the wild mushroom risotto and was...More

1  Thank 1414jc
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We celebrated our 10th anniversary here on a cold Sunday evening. It was super cozy and romantic with a fire blazing in the fireplace, low lights, old world decor and delicious food. Live music every night too - it wasn't too loud, but provided just...More

1  Thank Cynthia H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Modavie first timers. Food (specifically the lamb) was amazing and Lorenzo, the Maitre D'hotel made the night.

1  Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were only in Montreal for 5 nights but ended up eating here twice as it was so good. The second time was a freezing November Sunday evening when, amazingly, the place was still lively, full of local families and couples. The food was delicious,...More

1  Thank Adrien F
Reviewed 4 days ago

First time visit to Montreal. After touring the old city streets & shops on a nice light snowy Sunday the bistro Modavie was the perfect finish. Very cozy, warm & inviting atmosphere. Menu offers variety & unique choices. Attentive & courteous staff. Special thanks to...More

1  Thank rdgiles12017
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Incredible food and service. Lorenzo greeted us and provided our families with exceptional hospitality. Our waiter was helpful with suggestions from the many delicious items on the menu. Seafood linguini was delicious, salad nicois was fresh and tasty. Our party of 10, rated Bistro Modavie...More

1  Thank Pete C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Not a place to eat well. Cheap / poor quality food. High prices. A clear tourist trap. We found it to be poor quality all around.

Thank Alexandra H
Reviewed 6 days ago

We just finished dinner at this incredible restaurant. There were five adults and a 5 year old. Our wait person, Max, made the experience one that we will long remember. He could not have been nicer. He took his time and made us feel as...More

1  Thank nonnalynn
Rachel T, Manager at Modavie, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We are so happy to hear that we have conquered your hearts! Rest assured that we will let Max and Lorenzo know how much you appreciated them. We look forward to seeing you soon and at the same time we want to thank you for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful dinner at Modavie on our one night stay in montreal. The restaurant was very cozy and the Maitre D was pleasantly friendly and welcoming. The old world decor was quite appealing with stone walls and a handsome wood bar. Our dinners...More

2  Thank maplequeen20
Rachel T, Manager at Modavie, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

What a wonderful review, we couldn't ask for more! We are glad you enjoyed the whole Modavie experience, it is what our team works so hard for. We thank you kindly and we look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to modavie a few times, but this last visit was spectacular. The owner of the restaurant Lorenzo gave my best friend and I special attention. For no reason, just to make us comfortable and have a nice experience in his resturant. Max was...More

1  Thank Nadine K
Rachel T, Manager at Modavie, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for the wonderful feedback Nadine! Unfortunately these things do happen in a kitchen but we are glad to hear that we made up for it. We will make sure to let Max and Lorenzo know how much you appreciated them. We look forward...More

Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic centre 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
centre, street performers and artists compete with
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11 August 2017|
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Response from Jennifer F | Reviewed this property |
Above average but not unreasonable.
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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.
1 August 2017|
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Response from Kalika611 | Reviewed this property |
Around 8pm. :)
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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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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