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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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Italian, French, European, Wine Bar, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1 St Paul W, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1Y6, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The hotel concierge recommended this restaurant as we wanted an Italian bistro-type meal. We were not disappointed! Great food, a lovely atmosphere and attentive helpful staff made for an enjoyable experience. The lamb cavatelli was excellent, as was the shrimp cocktail starter. A bottle of...More

Thank DP1066
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by the concierge of our hotel. Music was already playing when we arrived, and accompanied the whole of our time there - very easy listening. The cocktails were excellent and the lamb cavatelli was very tasty. No room left for dessert,...More

Thank Yzzis
Reviewed 2 days ago

Live music upstairs contributed to a great atmosphere. We ordered the french onion soup which was delicious and the duck pate which was okay. However, the braised lamb cavatelli was absolutely amazing and was paired perfectly with the French wine out waitress helped us choose...More

Thank Christina T
Reviewed 3 days ago

I had dinner with the family here, and we sat outside, since the noise and music inside were very loud. But the outside tables are on the main road, so that's exhaust fumes, horns and a different kind of noise. We had some very average...More

Thank Sarah v
Reviewed 5 days ago

Ordered spaghetti al dente last night - it arrived broken in 4 inch pieces & sticky hard. Last time I ordered pasta it arrived soft like baby food. The ice cream was was covered in ice crystals?!! 4 nights ago we ordered the lamb burger...More

Thank stpaulwest
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went there for dinner due to the live music offering and the duck confit risotto. Food tastes good, although I think the cranberry sauce or whatever sauce they put on the crispy duck ruined the dish. They could've left it with duck on the risotto...More

Thank llee33
Rachel T, Manager at Modavie, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to let us know how you feel! We just wanted to let you know that our produce is always fresh and that rotation is key in the kitchen. We also think it is important to mention that we pay...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommended by our hotel concierge, Modavie was perfect for us. Excellent service, a wonderful seafood pasta in lobster sauce, and jazz in the background. Lovely atmosphere.

Thank Jody W
Rachel T, Manager at Modavie, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us on tripadvisor, we appreciate it!

Reviewed 1 week ago

nice place in vieux montreal, nice staff. The waiter knew what he was doing. Food was very good, nice vibe. The live music was in the other room, so it was quick of faint for us. Book ahead.

Thank esperanza-wanderer
Rachel T, Manager at Modavie, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are very proud of our staff here at Modavie. They are very passionate about their work. As you have mentioned , it is always best to reserve in advance especially if you want to be seated with the live band.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the atmosphere of Modavie! Good live music that was not overwhelming. Also amazing drinks and entrees!

Thank Taytaydaubs
Rachel T, Manager at Modavie, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the great review! We hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

i had dinner with a couple of friends at Modavie. the place is very conveniently located on Rue St Paul in between Notre Dame basilica and Place Jacques Cartier. the restaurant is quite large. we were lucky to find a table without a reservation on...More

Thank Florin_Petrescu
Rachel T, Manager at Modavie, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the very elaborate review! We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us and we hope you come back soon.

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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
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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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