Damas
Damas

Damas

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.restaurant-damas.com/
  • Phone: (514) 439-5435
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    Friday: 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
    Saturday: 4:00 PM - 11: PM
    Sunday: 4:00 PM - 10 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Syrian
  • Executive Chef: Fuad Alneirabeie
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine
  • Catering: Catering menu available for small and large groups.
    Service de traiteur disponible pour toute occasion.
  • Private Party Facilities: The restaurant may be reserved for special events
  • Private Party Contact: Fuad Alneirabeie 5144395435x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fairmount
  • Public Transit: http://maps.google.ca/maps?um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=damas+restaurant&fb=1&gl=ca&hq=damas+restaurant&hnear=0x4cc91a541c64b70d:0x654e3138211fefef,Montreal,+QC&ei=AzUGTs_VD_Kt0AHLrpX7Cg&sa=X&oi=local_group&ct=image&ved=0CAQQtgM&iwloc=cids:16638936419623292014
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Stationnement payant sur l'avenue du parc ou stationnement gratuit sur les rues résidentielles voisines.
    Paid parking on Park Avenue or free parking may be found on neighboring residential streets.
A word from Damas
Damas, an upscale Syrian restaurant located on popular Park Avenue is worth trying out. You will be charmed by the Oriental decor and most impressed by their refined and rich cuisine. This modern but authentic gastronomy will make your mouth water with all their specialties starting from the fattouche, the appetizing mouth-melting lamb leg to the cherry kebab. The blend of aromas and the tasting of the delicious preparations will make the experience worthwhile
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Damas reviews from OpenTable diners
99 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.8
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (73)neighborhood gem (47)special occasion (40)good for groups (38)romantic (25)hot spot (13)kid-friendly (10)notable wine list (9)late-night find (6)great for outdoor dining (5)great for lunch (3)scenic view (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Great place to discover
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    great food, will go back to try the rest of the menu. it is definitely a place for sharing plates and each plate a celebration of colours and layers of taste. The waiter was very helpful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • average
    luvfood
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Great service, waiter was fantastic. Ambiance was cozy and very nice. Food on other hand is nothing spectacular for price. Certain things were good but overall for authentic I do prefer Daou and you get more for the price.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fantastic Neighborhood Ethnic Gem
    foodrus
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We were looking for a unique dining experience that was middle eastern. Damas was it. The food was creative and true to its origins. The selection was outstanding. We look forward to a return visit with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food
    flavrful
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We went to this restaurant on the recommendation of a friend. We were 3 couples including two picky, self-proclaimed 'foodies.' Three at our table ordered the grilled octopus appetizer and said it was the best grilled octopus they'd ever had! My friend ordered the fatouche salad which was enough for 3 people and had pine nuts and pomegranate seeds in it. I am vegetarian and found 3 main meals to choose from starting with a beet and clementine appetizer that was absolutely wonderful; The main meals did not disappoint-- from rack of lamb to duck stuffed eggplant, everyone was in heaven. I enjoyed a braised lentil dish with a light spiced yogurt on the side. Service was lovely. We would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    foodforlife
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Amazing, beautifully spiced authentic food. Service needs to be a little more attentive but the food makes up for any wait.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • stein
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Damas was outstanding. First experience with Syrian food, the waiter was very helpful in our decisions. We had the chef's tasting menu, which gave a range of many delicious dishes. The octopus salad was the highlight!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and atmosphere
    ferdtelvin
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We had a fantastic experience here. It's a bit pricey, but worth it. We chose the tasting menu with the fatouche salad, the sea bass, and rack of lamb. The bass was one of the best fish dishes I've ever tasted. Interesting and well-priced wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dieandwenttoheaven
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    WILL VISITING OLD MONTREAL THIS SYRAIN RESTURANT WITH SUMPREME SERVICE WAS A WELCOME CHANGE.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best Middle-Eastern food
    FoodLover89
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food at Damas is by far the best Middle Eastern food I have ever had and I am Arab so I have had the chance to try a lot cuisine from the Arab world, in Arab countries. Every single item we ordered was 5 star quality, prepared with great detail to flavor, presentation, and quality. We tried the chicken, lamb, and fish, and all of them were such high quality meats as well as had amazing flavors that I have never had the opportunity to taste before. I live in Toronto area but I would make a trip again to Montreal just to have the food at Damas again. Absolutely wonderful!!! Also, the service was excellent from the moment we walked in until the moment we left the restaurant. The place itself is quite beautiful as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jhou
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Four of us went for the first time and absolutely loved it. The food is great and the service was really good. Will come again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing restaurant!
    Gabby
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    If you like middle eastern food, you won't be disapointed if you go to Damas Restaurant! Amazing food, really good service, the ambiance is really nice, nothing negative to say about this place, I only recommand to reserve your table before going there, because it is most often full even on sunday night!! Truly recomand everyone to try this place at least once in their life
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • refined pleasures
    sheherezade
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Excellent restaurant with high quality raw materials (oh that olive oil!) and a perfect balance of components. Every bite made me feel as an Arabian Nights Princess. Too bad for the decor, tasteless.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Authentic cuisine. Beautifully presented. Staff are very knowledgeable. I would recommend the tasting menu for a first time trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Toujours excellent
    Teamxxl
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Cinquième visite chez Damas et toujours plus que satisfait du repas et du service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Syrian delight
    zalmanmom
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Wonderful experience, warm and excellent service, like traveling to the Middle East.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not as good as I though
    Pierre
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Food was ok, it was noisy, and service was very slow
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing food!
    BribriVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    My husband and I love Middle Eastern food and Damas did not disappoint. Every dish we ate was amazing. The moutabal and bourek are a stand out as all the main dishes. Such a great mix of spices and texture. We loved it so much that i book again for my birthday dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really, really, really good
    SilverFox
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    In a city with thousands of restaurants, and hundreds of really good restaurants, Damas stands out as one of the very best. You think you know your way around Middle Eastern fare? Think again! Damas will leave you and your guest ooohing and ahhhing with each bite. From the first taste each dish delights with layers of exotic flavour and contrasting textures. Pomegranet in the Fatoush, lamb in the hummus, lamb shank with yogurt, pine nuts, herbs and spices. It does not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tout simplement divin!
    superresto
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Excellent repas, comme toujours chez Damas. Nous étions deux et avons mangé un assortiment de mezzes : fattouch, moussaka d'aubergines, tatar burek et toshka, que nous avons complétés avec une excellente crème glacée aux pistaches! Les plats sont savoureux et bien présentés. Le serveur était souriant et empressé. C'était ma troisième visite à ce resto et j'y retournerai. Damas est sans doute l'un des meilleurs restaurants syriens à Montréal, sinon LE meilleur. Félicitations au chef!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Middle Eastern Dining
    maboston
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    An excellent choice for Middle Eastern dining in Montreal. Recommendations are a must, as the fact this restaurant is packed shortly after 6:30 is a testament its reputation. Meals are delicious, presentation is delightful, and service attentive. Overall, a great experience.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oh wow
    HighlandCreekVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Beautiful meal. We followed all our server Ivan's suggestions and savoured every bite. One of our favourite meals ever...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Didi
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Tres bon service et bonnes recommendatins de notre serveur.Mais l'addition monte tres vite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal
    Springs
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our meal was fabulous. I wish we had been more savvy in our ordering. I think we would have enjoyed more appetizers and fewer entrees.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 3sisters
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Endroit très convivial, personnel très attentionné à l'écoute de nos désirs. Ce sont des hôtes exceptionnels. La nourriture goûte la fraicheur et tous les petits détails qu'on y apportent pour la manger des yeux autant que de satisfaire notre sens gustatif.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best syrian food i have ever had
    LuvHoms
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Strongly recommend DAMAS They have brought back the grandeur of SYRIAN food HAUTE cuisine
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    AmeetRed
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I go here all the time - while many say the food isn't as good as it used to be a few years ago, it is still very good. The fattouch is the best salad in the city, but in recent months they put a bit too much dressing in it. More mint, less dressing and i'm in heaven :) Lamb chops, service is great. Menu has become smaller now but still solid
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • out of this world delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    we ate the chef's tasting menu which was not cheap but the variety, quantity and presentation were simply outstanding. Probably one of the finest meals we have had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great find
    Emmadison
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food to die for, friendly and helpful service, one of my new favorites. Highly recommend the knafeh for deserts, the best I ever had.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • toujours le meilleur
    cake
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Tout est bon c'est pas complique: kibbe naye, fattouch, muttabal d'aubergine, jarret agneau !! Miam ! Et le service: impeccable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delish!
    kneesVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    First timers and loved our experience. Food was so tasty. We could not sample enough dishes. Please add a mezzo platter for those of us who need an intro to your offerings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious and impeccable service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    If you're reading this then you're probably interested in trying this restaurant or Syrian cuisine in general. Therefore, I am sure you will fall in love with this place. 5 star service and food out of this world. You pay for what you get
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointed at Damas!
    Philsar
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Ity had been over 6 months since our last visit. Some chnages were made to the and (I believe) the wine liszt was expanded. Our waiter was more than pleasasnt. He recommended a wine (Porttugues) that I did not know and it proved to be excellent. As usual, the food and the sedrvice were very good. Will be back, before 6 months... Bravo!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • An explosion of flavours
    Babylynx
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Damas is such a great middle eastern restaurant. Everything on their menu is fresh, tasty and a beautiful alliance of different flavours. This restaurant is worth every penny, it never disappoints!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Real find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Visiting Montreal and wanted Middle Eastern food, found Damas on Open Table. The staff was incredible, the food sublime, a favour explosion! This is the "real deal", highly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food
    Bbla
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food is amazing! Very fresh, very tasteful! Service is a bit quick on the first service but the experience is awsome and we are going to come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 64 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 124 reviews are from the Damas reviews archive.
  • epicurious
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I drove from Ottawa just to experience this restaurant. I was not dissapointed. Food was great, generous portions. So watch how many orders. Their menu is more creative and genuine than any Middle Eastern restaurants i have visited in Canada. It;s great for groups and sharing. Service is impeccable. It was worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Journey in Damas
    foodieee
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Hands down the best middle eastern restaurant in Montreal. I am originally middle eastern myself and this place tastes even better than most restos back home. Service is great as well. Honestly nothing to complain about. Worthy of a Michelin review.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An incredible dish
    Tarik
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Redefining Baba Ghanoush completely, hinting at how the royals of Levant must have eaten. Fabulous
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Have been to Damas many times and it is one of our favourite restaurants with delicious appetizers and great service. Was saddened on our last visit however, when they no longer agreed to adapt my meal into a vegetarian request. A few more vegetarian options would make this restaurant outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DAMAS A TRUE CULINARY GEM
    anna1371
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    AMAZING! I have been meaning to eat at Damas for a while. I finally made it, twice this week. Both times were simply extraordinary and a true culinary delight. I highly recommend this restaurant, it is a true gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.