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About Damas

Damas, an upscale Syrian restaurant located on Van Horne 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

1201 Van Horne
Montréal, QC H2V1K4
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Syrian, Middle Eastern

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday: 4:00 PM - 11: PM
Sunday: 4:00 PM - 10 PM

Starting November 6, 2017, Monday Dinner will be available 5:00 pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Bloomfield

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$51 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(514) 439-5435

Website:
http://www.restaurant-damas.com/

Parking Details:
Stationnement gratuit sur les rues résidentielles voisines.
Free parking may be found on neighboring residential streets.

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

Executive Chef:
Fuad Alneirabeie

Additional:
Bar Dining, Non-Smoking, Wine

Damas Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (147)
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Authentic (122)
Good for a Date (121)
Worth the Drive (112)
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Creative Cuisine (93)
Romantic (82)
Good for Birthdays (81)
Neighborhood Gem (80)
Good for Groups (67)
Business Meals (63)
Bar Seating (53)
Good Vegetarian Options (53)
Cozy (52)
Hot Spot (51)
Handcrafted Cocktails (48)
Tapas (42)
Healthy (40)
Comfort Food (38)
Notable Wine List (38)
Spicy (33)
Fun (29)
Great for Outdoor Dining (27)
Casual (23)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Local Ingredients (19)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Late-night Find (15)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Seasonal (10)
People Watching (9)
Vegan (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Organic (6)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Great Beer (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

This is one of our favourite restaurants in a foodie city. The food NEVER disappoints and only gets better with time. Service is always great too.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 6 days ago

Masterful Menu, Great service and well decorated allowing a great ambiance
The food is very tasty arguably the best middle eastern restaurant in North America (and would beat most if not all in the middle east)

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Tapas
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Good food and excellent service.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Wonderful fresh and flavorful food serviced with care by polite and thoughtful wait staff. We celebrated a special occasion and had a romantic evening together. We would highly recommend this venue for those who enjoy Middle Eastern food and a fine dining experience. We will definitively return. It was very nice to see the brought range f people from many cultures that were enjoying their dinners. The fattouch salad was delicious as was the ground lamb and eggplant dish we ordered

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Spicy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Worth the discovery, we were well treated , food is so authentic that you let yourself serf in the great old culinary city, Damas .

Tags: Authentic
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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Best Arabic cuisine in town!! Everything on the menu is delicious, make sure you leave space for the knefeh.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Good food good service nice place love to go back

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great place! Amazing food. Amazing service. But this place is expensive!

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 6, 2018

unbeliavable food, amazing service, will definitely visit again

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

My first time at Damas and tried the tasting menu. WOW! Absolutely amazing.
Will definitely return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Casual, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Une des meilleures tables de Montréal. Je le recommande à ceux qui souhaitent découvrir la gastronomie syrienne.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Great as always. We just got stuck at the table by the entrance with no choice to move. Would’ve been nice if we knew in advance that we got a table there/had the choice to change

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Super soirée, tout était délicieux. C’est un peu dispendieux a mon avis. Nous y retournerons pour essayer d’autres items sur le menu.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Fantastic food that is consistently great. I have visited many times, and always leave feeling it was one of my best meals ever.

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·Dined on January 3, 2018

My wife had been talking about Damas for a year, and it did not disappoint! We had the 5 Service tasting menu which was simply delicious at every turn, and was plenty of food for us. Tried an orange wine for the first time too - the jury is still out for me on that - but having the choice of several orange wines was a welcome surprise.

Tags: Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Happy to see Damas has more tables so it is easier to get a reservation. Every single thing we ordered was perfect. Sensational food. I recommend that Damas make known what help they might be offering new Syrian refugees to Montreal and if they are not already doing this, help employ them.

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Delicious food as usual. The octopus is a must. Ask for the Humus mushroom too. A delightful experience and great service. A special thanks to Vivian, well informed, professional, took great care explaining each dish and accommodating our specific needs and most importantly, with a great smile. A must try.

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 (Mobile)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Very delicious and nicely prepared Syrian dishes. Enjoyed a family dinner night out with great quality food. One of the best middle eastern restaurants I have visited.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Simply Put: A must go for anyone who cares about food, great ambiance and no pretention.
Enter Dama’s Restaurant and enter the world of the lost. A place where the food is matched by the service. Everything about our experience there was stellar.

Food: We had the 6 course tasting menu. Not overdone but certainly not for the light/casual dinner, you will leave full, but refreshed – everything is prepared thoughtfully. Each course comes out much like the restaurant- super refined but without pretention. Server after server explains the dish and happily answers questions, only to disappear until your glass might need to be refilled.

Wine: We were ordering bottles of wine in the 60-80 dollar range (50-65 USD). In New York my experience is simple- the sommeliers don’t care about you unless you are ordering A LOT $$ and they almost disdain the low cost bottles on the menu. Not so at Damas. Our sommelier was passionate, listened to our preferences and took the cost we asked into account. He was what a professional is supposed to be and wine was excellent.

Bottom Line: We will be back and I highly recommend it. Personally, I can’t imagine going there for the first time and not getting the tasting menu.

Tags: Vegan, Tapas, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

I loved this restaurant and I can’t rate it highly enough, we went on New Year’s Eve and had the tasting menu and from start to finish everything was absolutely amazing. Highly highly recommend. Food, ambience, drinks all top notch

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Nourriture excellente
Service trop rapide , un peu expéditif

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

My friend and I are traveling to Montreal and received glowing recommendations for Damas from chef friends and food enthusiasts alike. This meal did not disappoint. Their cocktail program is amazing, and their food was just as good. In Philadelphia we have a Persian restaurant that is considered top 3 in the city. It is maybe my favorite meal. This was toe-to-toe the entire meal. The beet cold mezze was one of my favorite things I’ve eaten, ever, and would probably be THE favorite if the olive oil was a little less present. The staff was attentive and high-end, even in the casual environment. All around amazing meal.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Everything was well managed from our arrival, to the dessert. Each course of the 5-Course tasting menu was sublime. The Fattoush and the Hummus - perfection. The lamb Shank/rack of lamb and chicken were absolutely spectacular! We can’t find fault in any aspect of the evening.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Wow.. wonderful visit.. tasting menu was amazing and perfect for first visit, ton of food . Service smart, helpful and caring.. felt really welcomed.. one of the best restaurants in Montreal for special occasions..

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

A little expensive but very good quality food. Service was great also

Tags: Business Meals, Seasonal, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

A memorable dining experience of creative delicious and delightful Syrian cuisine. Friendly personal service by all staff. Worthy of top ranking in Montreal and worth setting aside the budget for a special occasion.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Very tasty and delicious food combinations.
Will not be disappointed!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Fantastic food, fun atmosphere, great service. Very unique.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food was incredible! Everything was perfect

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We returned to Damas for a family meal, and our expectations were not disappointed. Damas continues to provide tasty and succulent middle-eastern dishes, prepared to near-perfection. The lentil soup is not to be missed, the hummous with lamb was a great appetizer, the lamb with okra was an outstanding main, and although we shared the different dishes, and it was hard to declare a winner among them.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Absolutely a must when in Montréal ! had the tasting menu, everything was delicious and our server was fabulous with great recommendations!

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Fantastic food and service. One of the most memorable meals I have had in a long time. Our waiter was well informed and made good suggestions. Looking forward to our next visit.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Damas was a great experience! So many good options on the 5 course tasting menu, and while it was a pricey meal, it was one we will remember! Make sure to cone hungry because it is a lot of food.

Tags: Romantic, Spicy, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Tapas, Good for a Date
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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Our local fav never disappoints. Try the new lamb dumplings! Service, ambience and amazing Syrian food, full of flavours and spices.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Really enjoyed the meal here. Not familiar with Syrian cuisine, but it was very good. Had the four cold mezzes along with three hot including shrimp and kibbe, all good. For entrees, lamb kabab, chicken, sea bass and eggplant. I didn't taste them all but mine was very good. To full for dessert.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great food, with a full menu even during the holidays.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The food was not as good as before but okay ,

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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Expérience unique cependant, le service est beaucoup trop rapide pour tout ce que nous devons ingugiter! Il faut prévoir une pause entre les services!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The decor is beautiful, the dishes are beautiful and very tasty. Must try the lamb . Service is amazing. Chef really cares about customer overall satisfaction.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Simply awesome. Not cheap but defeintely, definitely WORTH IT. By far, the best restaurant in Montreal!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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