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chocoleaf Aug 17, 2009 11:17 PM

What are some of your favorite places to dine with live music? So far I've been to

- Upstairs
- House of Jazz
- Diese Onze

I had a good time at each of them. I found Diese Onze a bit cramped, though.

I've read people having a good time at Modavie and Jardin Nelson, too. Any experiences?

  1. hungryann Aug 18, 2009 08:16 AM

    If you don't mind greek food and music, two solid choices are Mythos and Ellada. The live band is usually on Friday and Saturday, although Mythos has an upstairs dining room with piano music almost every day of the week, if I am not mistaken.

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      foodie_mtl Aug 18, 2009 10:24 AM

      I was at Griffentown recently and they had a live band playing. The food was good and very reasonably priced, IMO. And the atmosphere was relaxed. We enjoyed some drinks/food on the back terrace (which is very small) and then moved inside for more drinks and the live music.

      We went on a Thursday night. Not sure which days of the week they have live music. Might want to call and check.

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        Plateaumaman Aug 18, 2009 12:05 PM

        I enjoyed my chicken at Modavie and a friend of mine raved about her lamb chops .. not cheap though but the ambiance is lively and the music is good, even if the audience is not particularly attentive. The band has special guests on the weekends so I'm going to hear a friend of mine sing on Saturday night.

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          blond_america Sep 30, 2009 12:18 PM

          Although it's been 3+ years since i've been there i definitely enjoyed going to Griffintown Pub for some drinks, eats and live music on Friday nights in the past. I always liked the place because it seemed that the crowd was full of regulars every Friday and everyone seemed to know each other (except me but that's okay). It was a nice experience. But i have no idea what it's like these days.

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            KzenCass Sep 30, 2009 03:58 PM

            it's stil really good. and they have expanded to other nights with different bands as well. i'm a regular.

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          chilipepper Aug 18, 2009 07:50 PM

          Been to Koji Kaizen a few times and they had a very good jazz duo -guitar and bass - not sure which nights.
          Was also at Stash in Old Montreal when they had a pianist - do not know if they still do.
          Folks at Le Balmoral were talking about bringing in jazz combos throughout the year outside of Jazz Fest and when there is nothing going on at L Astral next door but do not know what they have decided.

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            KzenCass Sep 24, 2009 11:03 PM

            Jazz at Kaizen is Monday and Tuesday night.... it's Greg Clayton and he brings friends.... Another good restaurant for music is Griffintown Cafe (the one east of guy).... they have a kickass blues night on fridays that's always bustling.... plus they do a jazz and jug band night i think as well....

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            Maximilien Aug 19, 2009 04:35 AM

            Pop! (the sister of Laloux) has a piano and sometimes a player plays it.

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              Evilbanana11 Aug 19, 2009 06:28 AM

              il piatto pieno Italian BYOW has live music on Fridays and Saturdays,

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                mtlmaven Sep 24, 2009 06:36 PM

                We are holding a conference dinner at Restaurant Modavie. I can't wait to see if the food is any good.

                1. Andria Sep 25, 2009 04:07 AM

                  On the West Island, there is Clint's with live rock and blues. Also Smoked Meat Pete has live Blues on week-ends

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                    MartinSLR Sep 29, 2009 01:55 PM

                    Smoked Meat Pete has live Blues every soir
                    http://www.smokemeatpete.com/Band%20S... Shows Starts: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday at 5:30pm, Thursday at 8:00pm, Friday at 9:00pm,
                    Saturday at 9:00pm and Sunday at 5:30pm

                  2. Chocolatine Sep 25, 2009 04:31 AM

                    Once in a while I like to go to Stash, a Polish place in the Old Montreal. Live pianist in the evenings and solid food! Florence K even played there in her early years...

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                    1. re: Chocolatine
                      superbossmom Sep 25, 2009 08:32 AM

                      Clydes on the west island has live bands on weekends.

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