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€€ - €€€French, European,
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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“lamb” (504 reviews)
“steak frites” (94 reviews)
“chops” (44 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:30 Hours
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 today

While on vacation in late October, my husband and I stayed in a little hotel in Old Montreal near the St. Lawrence River. We found a lovely French bistro in the neighborhood and had dinner several evenings. Modavie’s ambience is cozy and convivial. A jazz...More

1  Thank SouthernLady2013
Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful restaurant with outstanding food. We had the braised lamb poutine as the appetizer, then lamb pork chops and braised pork cheeks with risotto, each one tasted amazing. Every night there is jazz music live. The owner Lorenzo was very attentive and helpful, and he...More

1  Thank BB_MerrittIsland
Reviewed 2 days ago

Table in room with music, which we requested. Lovely thick stone walls and nice vibe. Music was a bit loud for our taste, food decent. Service very good.

Thank Happy415
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great vibe, live music everyday. Went for Montreal a table amd was not too satisfied with the food. Service was great, vibe was fun and warm but will have to try the regular menu again.

Thank bettyboophaiti
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent food and great service next time I’m in Montreal I will definitely go here again thanks Lorenzo for the great experience -Jacob

1  Thank Destination305551
Reviewed 3 days ago

I would like to start by highlighting that our service was great and on time. In addition, the place is very comfortable and the music is great. However, when I go to a restaurant the food make up 90% of the experience. This time we...More

Thank PassionTravel15
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was outstanding. Service was exceptional Neat surroundings with great atmosphere. I would recommend it highly.

1  Thank Mike D
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went two nights here for their food and the Jazz music. My husband had the filet and the Lamb Chops and I had the Spaghetti and the Seafood Risotto. All was prepared fresh and tasty. The best was the in house...More

1  Thank MichaelS16826
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on recommendation from a friend who loves live jazz music first and good food second. I feel the restaurant did well on both fronts. We had the table d’hôte menu which is good value. Upgraded to have the signature lamb dish, yum! The...More

1  Thank sasha060
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was luke warm, service was good but we were placed at a marginal table even with reservations and the restaurant was 1/2 empty

Thank brentm34
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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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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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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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