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Damas Details

  • 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, 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Redefining Baba Ghanoush completely, hinting at how the royals of Levant must have eaten. Fabulous"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The best syrian restaurant in Montreal! Tasty food and amazing service!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Good food, good wine,good service, a lot of smile ! 6 people very happy !"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "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"
    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."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Super resto. Le service était super et personnel. Les mets très bien expliqués et apprêtés."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • " There were so many items on the menu that I wanted to try and the first experience was great."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Excellent food, service is a little slow, but the food is excellent, very good quality, a little pricey but worth it."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Cette fois nous sommes arrivés pendant que dehors il faisait encore jour et, malheureusement, on a pu voir l'état des chaises qui pourraient bénéficier d'un bon nettoyage. On peut très bien voir le niveau et l'étandue de la crasse. La nourriture était bonne, mais dans l'un des plats principaux la viande (agneau) était froide. On nous a offert le désert pour s'excuser, mais nous sommes restés avec tout petit goût amer Dommage. Nous allons lui donner encore une chance. Espérons qu'ils sauront la saisir.. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We were four and tried many appetizers. Food is different and delicious. Best fatoush salad I've ever had and the hummus and lamb with the grilled pita was a big hit. Lots of interesting main dishes to choose from. Portions are good size. We had a lovely Lebanese wine that the waiter chose for us. Our waiter was knowledgeable and it was obvious that he was proud of the restaurant's food and reputation. The finale of mint tea and a cheese type flan shouldn't be missed. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Excellent food, a place to discover, just amasing !"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "We had a very good diner at Damas ! Excellent dishes and Fatteh Mozzat !"
    Dined on 2/14/2014