These people know how to make
These people know how to make food. If you like middle eastern food, you will love this place.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
A real gem.
unbelievably tasty and creative food. Each dish was a joy to the taste buds. Attentive service. A real gem. worth it for the Baba Ganoush alone, but the lamb with sour cherries was amazing.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful meal. The lentil
Wonderful meal. The lentil soup & lamb in yogurt sauce are the standouts. Service was pleasant and efficient. Would highly recommend
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
As usual, Damas impresses
As usual, Damas impresses us with the quality of its food and service. No plate is ordinary here, and everything is prepared with originality and care. The staff is very attentive, helpful and friendly. Must try!!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent repas, service attentionn
Excellent repas, service attentionné, menu très intéressant, bon choix de vins.
Nous y retournerons très bientôt.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Une table à recommander
Excellente nourriture et service qui va de pair font du Damas une table que je recommande sans restrictions.
Il faut oser choisir leurs spécialités. Elles sont toutes de qualité tant le midi que le soir. Les prix du midi sont aussi une aubaine.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Syrian food not to miss
This is a restaurant you do not want to miss. Don't ask yourself any questions and just go!
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Très bon resto
Ça vaut la peine de l'essayer, c'est vraiment très bon et agréable. À essayer!
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great restaurant with great
Great restaurant with great food! The go-to place on special occasions!
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
A food trip to Syria
I am of Syrian descent and I have tried quite a bit of Syrian food in my life. We happened to be a party of 6 including a couple of seniors who "know" Syrian food very well.
We were all pleasantly surprised by the choice of dishes and we were delighted by the taste of the food.
We were attended by a courteous waiter who made good recommendations for both the food and the wine.
Overall we had a great experience and we will be back.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exceeds expectations as usual.
Never disappointed at this restaurant. Food is always fresh, tasty and well seasoned. Staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. One of our favorite restaurants!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food! Great service!
Damas was pure joy! The food was delicious! And, the service was great.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Although it's one of the best
Although it's one of the best arabian resturant in Montreal,, it's also the most expensive
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent as usual
We continue to be impressed by the delicious dishes with complex flavors and spicing
8/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
Definitely would go again!
The food was really delicious - we ordered 4 mezzes to share instead of full meals since we weren't super hungry and we wanted to try so many of the mezzes! They were all excellent. With a nice bottle of red wine, we were really happy with the meal. Next time I go I would make sure to be a lot hungrier so I could try a main and a dessert.
The only slightly off thing was that we had a reservation for 8:30 but didn't get seated at our table until almost 8:50, and didn't get menus till at least five minutes after that. They closed at 10, so at 10:30 we were the only ones left and were finishing our meal while they were cleaning up the restaurant...not the best vibe but they didn't rush us or anything. Service was fine but not excellent.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Flavors to die for!!!
I have been to many Syrian/Lebanese restaurants and this one is by far the best. The flavors of the mixed grill were amazing. The Fattouche salad with pomegranate seeds was the highlight of the night. Service was friendly and efficient.
Beer and wine choices were not amazing but the food more than made up for it.
Although a little pricy I am definitely going to return.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
My in-laws are Syrian and Egyptian, so my wife and I know what we're talking about when we say EXCELLENT! The best way to describe the menu items is that they're modern takes on classic middle eastern dishes, with all their excellent flavours. For the uninitiated, their taster platter is a great starter and an awesome introduction. Their grilled main course is melt-in-your-mouth tender! Service could not be any better - super-attentive! Exceptional experience! Will definitely be back, and would recommend Damas in a heartbeat!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were 6 people and we shared all the appetizers and then we each had a main but tasted everything. Unfortunately I don't remember the names of everything we ate, but our waiter guided us and we were not disappointed....he was great. The fish was amazing and the eggplant stuffed with lamb was outstanding. Will definitely go back.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing service and amazing food
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.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Greatest Syrian Food!
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!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took the 2 persons' combo.
The 6 entrées were really good, so was the wine!
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Damas is a great restaurant.
Damas is a great restaurant. I am a Syrian and I testify that Damas makes great Syrian food!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
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!!!
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
refined exotic mix
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!
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thoroughly enjoyed Damas.
An excellent experience. An unassuming venue and location, but the food, service and atmosphere were top notch. I would heartily recommend.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Unique in Montreal
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.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was delicious waiters
Food was delicious waiters friendly, the best by far in Arabic cuisine I ever ate, recommended to all my friends
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service was outstanding and
Service was outstanding and the food delicious! Overall fantastic dining experience.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM