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Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
Italian, French, European, Wine Bar, Canadian
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1 St Paul W, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1Y6, Canada (St. Laurent)
+1 514-287-9582
11:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:30
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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Dartmouth, Canada
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were greeted at the door by Lorenzo who had saved us a great table by the window because when our daughter booked the reservation she mentioned that it was my husband's birthday. My daughter and I had the small cheese platter which our waiter augmented with a bread basket. My husband had a small Caesar salad which he thought... More 

1 Thank LAG1964
Kiamesha Lake, New York
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Try the lamb-their signature meal! The salad and vegetables were fresh and plentiful.ask for a window seat and enjoy passerbys as they stroll along historical St. Paul's Street.

1 Thank alexandra l
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the pleasure of dining in this restaurant and from start to finish it was an awesome experience. It was early in the week so tables were readily available. Our server was extremely knowledgeable and pointed us in the right directions with wine and food choices. Food was unbelievable and very much worth it on all levels. To top it... More 

1 Thank Kevin F
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place where you can do wine tasting, have some delicious food and listen to some live jazz music right in the heart of old Montreal!

1 Thank jazzygazza
Bowmanville, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My fiancé and I had a celebratory dinner at Modavie following our engagement, and it was outstanding! The dim lighting and rustic/modern feel of the restaurant was very romantic. I had the duck and mushroom risotto... it was delicious. You can really tell how much care they put into creating their dishes. For desert I had the tiramisu which was... More 

2 Thank hillda16
Level Contributor
14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place is a good place but I found Its overpriced. Its maybe cause in old port but for the price you pay you can get better food in Montreal in lots of place..so nothing special I can say

Thank Cenk B
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Another great dining experience at this Montreal gem. Everytime my bf and I visit Montreal, we reserve here and are never disappointed. Great food, and always fantastic live music and ambience. It's one of our favourite spots!

1 Thank Carla M
Amherst, Massachusetts
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54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very enjoyable venue for a great meal and fine standards singer. My only suggestion would be that they update their online menus as I had hoped to order something that then was not on the menu anymore. Still, our meals were fresh tasting and beautifully presented, it was fun to try a Canadian wine, and our waiter, Rad, very attentive... More 

1 Thank tg1946
Oshawa, Canada
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146 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped off for a night in montreal on our way to Quebec City and we had to go back to Modavie because out first time there was amazing. My wife and I both enjoyed our meals, she had a pasta dish and said the pasts tasted nice and fresh and I had steak frites and it was good. We... More 

1 Thank Gamit_rl
Montreal, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Off to Modavie for the first time and honestly was not sure what to expect. Reviews were promising and the fact that they have a live band performing contributed to the decision processes. Greeted at the door by Lorenzo, he was very nice from the beginning and remembered our names “Tony and Mary” thought out the evening. I had asked... More 

1 Thank riskydiablo4

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$37
Italian, French, European, Wine Bar, Canadian
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
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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Staying in Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)

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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 sprawling restaurant terraces for space along Jacques-Cartier Square, while the cobbled streets of Rue St. Paul and Rue Notre-Dame offer a reprieve of quiet galleries and atmospheric wine bars. Horse-drawn carriages are not an uncommon part of traffic, and the narrows they traverse are lined with boutiques, crêperies, and poutine shops enshrined in buildings of stone and wooden lattices. Here you can evoke Montreal's past with a traditional cooking lesson or historical tour, then enjoy its artistic present with live music and theatre.
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