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££ - £££French, European,
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” (495 reviews)
“chops” (44 reviews)
“steak frites” (92 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 via mobile

Fantastic atmosphere for a dinner or drinks. Blues / jazz live music daily. Service is friendly but not overly efficient. Pricing is decent but portions are on the smaller side. Good selection of steak, chicken, lamb dishes.

Thank Yysguy
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I stumbled upon this place while looking for the keg steakhouse in old Montreal. I found this place instead. I grabbed a spot on their patio and was greeted by my server who was very friendly. I ordered a beer and the Salmon Tartare and...More

Thank Max L
Reviewed yesterday

I found a great lunch spot in the heart of the Old City of Montreal, Modavie. The French Onion Soup tasted just like the ones I sampled in France, itself, Our server, Josiane, was delightful and gave us friendly true 5-star service. I highly recommend...More

Thank ElizabethAvery
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An top notch restaurant experience close to the river in old Montreal. Our family group had 1.5 hours to burn before our boat tour, and Modavie was close and highly recommended. It did not disappoint. We ordered 3 dishes to share: calamari, lamb poutine, and...More

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had dinner at Modavies with a friend on a Wednesday. The restaurant was relatively full but the service was good. The salmon fillet with fresh vegetables was also very nice. Due to the location and the great live band the prices are not the...More

Thank J N
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had dinner at Modavie earlier this week. The food was very good, although some of it was a bit cold. The restaurant, however, was packed to the roof so there was a bit of a wait for the food and I'm not surprised that...More

Thank claireratushny
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Good food and ambiencent for lunch and food was delicious. I had the onion soup to start and followed with salmon tartare. Real tasty. My wife had the pan seared salmon which also tasted delicious. My son had the steak frites ... can't go wrong...More

1  Thank Yuri B
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went here for dinner with my godson who is at McGill. We had a fabulous evening eating excellent beef and drinking red wine. There was a jazz ensemble playing who received huge applause.

1  Thank Rosie C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a wonderful evening! We arrived a little early for a 7:30 reservation but were seated right away. Our server, Rad, was courteous and attentive the entire evening making this such an exceptional experience. We ordered the best lamb chops and duck confit ever, followed...More

2  Thank Cityvista
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was our first visit to Modavie, what a delight on a Tuesday night. Sam the musician was incredible, enjoyed the live music very much. Crowd did not want him to stop, was a really great evening, food was on point as well. Lorenzo took...More

1  Thank suzanacindric
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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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Questions & Answers
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
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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