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Damas
Damas

Damas Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.restaurant-damas.com
  • Email: fuadal@hotmail.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, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Syrian, Middle Eastern
  • Executive Chef: Fuad Alneirabeie
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Cafe, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, 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 (514) 439-5435

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 Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I rarely take the time to do this, but this is Fine Authentic Syrian cuisine made the way it should be! I am convinced that I can simply put the menu down, flip a coin and where ever it lands I can be sure whatever it is will be simply incredible. I am definitely going back."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Excellent food, a place to discover, just amasing !"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I've been to Damas since it opened a few years ago. The food is always very good and typical. I return on a regular basis, with both my friends, colleagues and people from out of town."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "I went with my family for dinner, we were scandalized by the price versus quality ratio. The food was ok but very meager and very expensive, we left hungry anf unsatisfied. The ambience and service were also ok but nothing special, i wont reccomend this reataurant."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "This was our first time at this restaurant. We ordered from the degustation menu. Although we were only 3 they really gave us food for 4. It's been a long time since I have been so pleased with a new restaurant. The food is very tasty and truly excellent. The service was also excellent. Do not hesitate, reserve and go. We will certainly go back."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Nous avons choisi le menu dégustation avec 2 plats principaux. Les entrées froides et chaudes étaient succulentes accompagnées d'un bon pain pita tout chaud tout frais. Le cocktail suggéré était aussi très bon. Un genre de mojito avec des pommes grenade, d'ailleurs les pommes grenade sont parsemées un peu partout avec de la menthe ce qui amène de la fraicheur et du dépaysement! Les repas principaux étaient tout aussi succulents (flet mignon et pieuvre et cette dernière était à point). Le service était excellent... J'y retournerais..."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Syrian food that will rock your world. One of the best restaurants in Montreal. Great wait staff, fascinating wines from the Beqaa Valley which has the same micro climate as Bordeaux. Priced at a fraction of the French ones and every bit as good. This is a wonderful dining experience. Book in advance as it is packed every night."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "AFTER PAYING MY BILL ( FOR 2 : OVER 220.00$ ) -- THE WAITER COMES & ASK TO LEAVE THE PLACE BECAUSE THEIR WAS A LINE UP .... I FIND THIS AS AN INSULT .."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "3rd time here. It's always delicious and they have some lebanese wines I'd never had and were smooth. I will be going back soon. Perfect for groups or couples"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Wow, une belle expérience. Si vous ne connaissez pas la nourriture de cette région le Damas offre une introduction éloquente à la cuisine Syrienne. Le menu dégustation à 5 services offre beaucoup de variété et la possibilité de goûter à un peu de tout. Les mezzes (entrées) chauds et froids sont excellent. Nous étions un groupe de 8 personnes et nous avons partagés 4 plats principaux dont l'agneau, l'oie, le poisson (du bar rayé) et une aubergine farcie tout était succulent. Les serveurs étaient très patients avec les néophytes que nous étions ils ont répondu à nos questions et étaient généreux avec les recommandations. Le service tr`s soucieux de faire de notre repas une expérience mémorable. Merci Damas"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Amazing food! Sea bass was fantastic! Lamb kebabs excellent. Fattouch was delicious. The vegetarians we were with loved the Akkawi and the Fattet Humus. Really excellent service. The waiter's recommendations were spot-on, including for the wine. He was super attentive, professional without being intrusive. Very nice middle eastern decor. Only negative was the noise level. The people at the neighbouring tables spoke *very* loudly and the tables are close, so it was unusually hard to hear each other. Next time I will try a table at the back because the ones in the window have adjacent tables on three sides, whereas the ones at the back have adjacent tables on two sides."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "This Syrian restaurant serves incredibly innovative dishes with each dish encompassing multiple fresh ingredients,spices and fresh herbs. Every dish was beautifully presented (and easily shared by 2) with flavours that burst in your mouth. One of our better dining experiences in Montreal. Our service was excellent as our waiter was knowledgeable about every dish on the menu. Servings are very generous so sharing is encouraged."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Delicious, fresh food several notches above what you're used to when you go to middle eastern restaurants (who knew kibbe could be so light and moist?). We got the tasting menu and were not disappointed. Relied on the waiter for the main courses and both were outstanding (to-die-for fish and rack of lamb). Dessert disappointed when compared with the rest of the dishes. I did not finish mine, which is unusual. Still, highly recommend this place. Wine was also incredible."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "We had a very good diner at Damas ! Excellent dishes and Fatteh Mozzat !"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "By far the best fattoush in the city. Excellent food, I would recommend sharing dishes to get the best experience."
    Dined on 11/4/2013
  • "The food was delicious, wonderful aromas. Service excellent and fabulous wine list"
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "It was our first time at Damas restaurant, so we shared the tasting menu. My boyfriend and I were just amazed. The mezzes (hot and cold) were tasty and in a good quantity. The filet mignon was outstanding, it was the best I've ever tasted. The shish taouk was very good, large portion with grilled vegetables and a light, almost fluffy aïoli sauce ! The dessert (knafé) was good but too sweet for us. The service was perfect : a lot of informations about the menu and the food in front of us, enough time between the services to enjoy the food and each other company. The bill worth the quality of the food, the variety of dishes and tastes and the service you will get. Everything is about finesse at Damas, a place we will go back for sure !"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "service and food were exemplary, especially since we had a guest with unusual dietary restrictions and they were able to accommodate."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "This was our first time with Syrian food, and the staff was helpful without being condescending. Wine recommendation was on point, and not just an exercise in up selling. We both enjoyed the mezze and the mains, and all were well plated. Left stuffed and happy, bravo Damas!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "There was a problem with the reservations. Although i had a confirmed booking by email it had not registered in their system and they had to scramble to find us a spot. Besides that the food was excellent"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Excellent middle eastern food with dishes that appear distinctly Syrian and are not available in the usual middle eastern restaurant. Service was excellent - courteous, helpful. Large portions. Only regret was that we should have just shared all our main courses and ordered a side of rice to go with it."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Had a great meal here Dec 27. Great service. Interesting dishes. Highly reccommend when you want soething out of the ordinary."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "My experience at damas was excellent , the food was amazing, very tasty and flavourful, unique taste, the service was great, our waiter was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, it was our first time eating syrian food and he walked us through it, explained the food, the cooking technics very nice I would definitely return with more people A real gem"
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "For people who love middle eastern food, Damas is the place to go..the mezze are very good specially the fattoush -and the babagannoug...nice ambiance too..We strongly recommand it.."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Food was great and service impecable. It was the first time and our waiter gave us excellent recommendation to share."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "Our table of 8 were all very impressed with the Syrian food Damas. Not only was a flavour excellent, but the presentation was wonderful. The cold mezes were excellent, particularly the Fattouch salad. The lamb dish with wild cherries was superb. The service was friendly and helpful. My only complaint was that the wine list was too expensive, although the selection was interesting."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "Service was outstanding and the food delicious! Overall fantastic dining experience."
    Dined on 11/25/2013
  • "Food was delicious waiters friendly, the best by far in Arabic cuisine I ever ate, recommended to all my friends"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Everything at this restaurant is exquisitely good. I have been to this restaurant even since it opened and everytime I find new dishes to try and it never has failed. The mouhammara is to die for, the fattouch is refreshing, the cocktail is tailored to the taste of the restaurant and the friki is just and simply out of this world."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "An excellent experience. An unassuming venue and location, but the food, service and atmosphere were top notch. I would heartily recommend."
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "overpriced. decent food but ridiculously overpriced for what it is (meat platter for 2-3 - 98$ !!)"
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "Thank you Food and Wine for writing about this restaurant. Visiting from NYC, we were extremely thrilled with food and service...great Lebanese wine... Damas is a real gem!!!"
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "Great food! servings were small and diverse, perfect to share and taste. Everything was perfectly cooked and the blend of taste and texture was a discovery. Great place to discover middle east cuisine!"
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "The food was extremely tasty, but the portions were very small, especially given the price, particularly the octopus and lamb dishes. I was upset because my friends let the waiter know they were vegan and yet he brought their main dish full of yogurt, explaining that the chef was unwilling to remove the yogurt!!?? Why did he not tell them that ahead of time rather than delivering a dish they could not eat? Also he had offered to substitute chick peas for lamb in another dish, without altering the price of the dish ($30 for a plate of chick peas???!!). I had heard many rave reviews and I can see why, as the food is exquisitely prepared, but for the reasons above, I am not sure I would recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "Damas is a great restaurant. I am a Syrian and I testify that Damas makes great Syrian food!"
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "I took the 2 persons' combo. The 6 entrées were really good, so was the wine!"
    Dined on 10/15/2013
  • "The food here was outstanding. We particularly enjoyed the toshka (soujuk sausage & cheese grilled pita... like a Syrian quesadilla... except more delicious) and the fattet makdous (eggplant stuffed with lamb, covered with a tomato & yogurt sauce). This place was the highlight of our trip to Montreal (and we planned the trip around good food). The service was also very, very good-- our waiter walked us through the whole menu and helped us select the right balance of dishes-- everything he suggested was perfect."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "I'd read all the wonderful reviews, but Damas still blew me and my expectations away! The service is warm and inviting, and the food is made with pride and love. So many flavors just blend in harmony and explode in your mouth. Do yourselves a favor and GO!"
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "We continue to be impressed by the delicious dishes with complex flavors and spicing"
    Dined on 8/5/2013