Damas
Damas

Damas

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.restaurant-damas.com/
  • Phone: 5144395435
  • 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: Middle Eastern, Syrian
  • 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 5144395435

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 WinnerFit for Foodies
Damas reviews from OpenTable diners
80 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.8
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (61)special occasion (42)neighborhood gem (38)good for groups (34)romantic (26)hot spot (16)notable wine list (11)late-night find (9)kid-friendly (9)great for outdoor dining (5)great for lunch (4)scenic view (3)great for brunch (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Really, really, really good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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
    • Food
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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
    • Ambiance
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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
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    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
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    • Ambiance
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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
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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.
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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.
  • Juste excellent
    Lemat
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Nous avons été chanceux. Un groupe d'amis seuls sur la terrasse arrière. Beaucoup moins bien décorée que l'intérieur, elle n'en demeure pas moins très agréable par une belle soirée d'été. A noter la musique trés bien choisie, orientale mais pas tacky du tout. Rien à dire sur la cuisine, c'est excellent, frais, trés copieux et trés bien présenté. Quant au service, la perfection. Présent mais discret, sympathique et accommodant. Personnellement c'est la 1ere fois que je me sens obligé de féliciter la personne pour son service hors pair. Expérience trés réussie.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food and great service
    mbm1951
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We enjoyed a wonderful evening at Damas. The service was excellent! Our waiter provided great recommendations for both food and wine. The food was outstanding and the portions very generous. We'll definitely be back.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food & service!
    Sebas
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    The best syrian restaurant in Montreal! Tasty food and amazing service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chic resto, but overpriced
    Rosanjin
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    I liked their presentation, but they tried so hard to be high-end style and it didn't worth what we paid. Also their menu is very limited for some people like me who doesn't like lamb.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice evening !
    Helene
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Good food, good wine,good service, a lot of smile ! 6 people very happy !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb
    bengolVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The Syrian food at Damas seems to have richer, more luxurious ingredients than any of the other "Middle Eastern" restaurants in Montreal. Along with Su (Turkish) this is probably the finest Middle Eastern restaurant in the city. Outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty and delicious
    Marimba
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    I brought 2 friends who had never had syrian food and they loved it. One of my favourite spots in the city. I love the dressing for their fattouch salad and the Bamia is cooked to oerfection. Must try
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    MSD87
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    I went with a couple of old girlfriends. Food was amazing, wine list limited, ambiance fine. We were able to sit and chat for hours without being bothered. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OliviaP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Truly enjoyed our girls`night out evening. The food was delicious, the wine was excellent and the staff was friendly, helpful and recommended excellent wines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Super met Syrian
    Timepass
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Super resto. Le service était super et personnel. Les mets très bien expliqués et apprêtés.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LaFever
    LaFever
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Overall everything was great the only exception was that they ran out of vodka? Ran out of vodka on a Saturday night? Only one person at my table had ordered a vodka drink The menu listed three different Vodka It left us puzzles because what was that One vodka drink made Of? We left after having 3 appetizers
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favourite restaurant in Montreal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Incredible vibe, awesome food and the service is outstanding! Special thanks to Mathieu for taking care of us and congrats to the chef, Rodrigo. We had an amazing time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 45 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 107 reviews are from the Damas reviews archive.
  • I will go back
    LoveFood
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    There were so many items on the menu that I wanted to try and the first experience was great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Make sure you go hungry!
    BarbinTO
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We had a leisurely and delicious meal here. We had the Table d'Hote and enjoyed every course. Service was attentive and helpful. We would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place
    yak8080
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Excellent food, service is a little slow, but the food is excellent, very good quality, a little pricey but worth it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Damas is in my opinion the best restaurant in Montreal. We had the tasting menu and it was the best food I ever had in my entire life. Outstanding.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Damas #1
    Antares
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Excellent service, une expérience inoubliable qu'on va renouveler aussi souvent que possible! Excellent service, an unforgettable experience that we'll renew as often as possible!
    Special Features:
    Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.