Damas

4.8
1428 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Syrian
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  • Special Occasion
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  • Authentic
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Syrian, Middle Eastern
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - 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
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Phone number
(514) 439-5435
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Fuad Alneirabeie
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bloomfield
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Parking details
Stationnement gratuit sur les rues résidentielles voisines.
Free parking may be found on neighboring residential streets.
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Bar Dining, Non-Smoking, Wine
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5.0Dined 10 hours ago

Nourriture excellente, succulentes saveurs. Me suis laissée tenter par un cocktail, très original. Service impeccable et attentionné avec suggestions très appropriées.
Certaines sections sont plus bruyantes mais il y a une section un peu en retrait où on peut discuter sans hausser la voix.
Encore!

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5.0Dined 12 hours ago

From beginning to end my experience at Damas was fantastic. The staff is wonderful, knowledgeable and kind. The ambiance is very nice. The food is unique and flavorful. I highly recommend the tasting menu, you get a little bit of everything and there was nothing I didn’t LOVE (I attached a photo of 4 of the 15 dishes). Best restaurant in Montreal.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

My wife and I went there on a Monday evening to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. We both like Middle Eastern food and had heard very good things about Damas. We were not disappointed. We shared the 5 cold mezzes and fatouch salad, with some of the chef's own cocktails. There was enough food right there, really, for a normal dinner. They were exceedingly good dishes, with wonderfully balanced spices. We then had grilled shrimp, and lamb with humous. Both extremely well prepared. We asked for recommendations from the waitress for the wine and her suggestions were excellent. Absolutely not possible to eat dessert after that. In sum, the food was excellent.
It may have helped that it was a Monday night and there were some empty tables, but the service was also excellent, with not only a very personable waitress, but additional staff milling about to refill our waters, give us more warm pita bread, check that everything was ok, etc. The final bill with tip was about $230, definitely not cheap, but reasonable considering the quality of the food and service.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Food was absolutely fantastic. Went with our children and they loved so many of the items. It was a treat from so many aspects.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

C'était ma première expérience et j'y retournerai certainement.
La cuisine est délicieuse. Il faut cependant savoir que les plats principaux sont généreux et peuvent très bien convenir pour 2 personnes avec une entrée.
Le choix des vins est limité pour un budget moyen.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Tout à été sublime. Nous y retournons sans hésiter.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Decor is outstanding. Service was excellent. Food was great. Will definitely be going back.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

My only complaint is that the wine list is uber expensive and limited.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The food and service were fantastic! Definitely recommend everyone trying the tasting menu - it doesn't disappoint.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

The food was excellent and the ambiance and service very good, but prices are too high. We had a very pleasant evening but would not go back for that reason. I would recommand it, but warn of high prices. Also, Open Table only offered seatings at 17h30 and 20h30, but clearly, there would have been availability in-between.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

This is one of the best restaurants in MONTREAL. The food is Syrian and of the finest quality. The mixture of spices and flavours are wonderful. The spices used are not salty nor hot. Their salads are excellent especially the fatouch salad.

As for service..,,without a doubt....excellent with attention to every detail.

The cocktail martini is superior to most restaurants and the wine was perfect

As for price, in my opinion while not inexpensive, the restaurant is worthy of the cost

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

It was wonderful!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Cher mais absolument excellent tant au niveau de la nourriture que tu service. Nous avons pris la formule dégustation à 85$. Elle comportait plus d'une douzaine de plats répartis en 5 services... C'était beaucoup trop, nous n'avons pas pu toucher aux 3 derniers plats. Heureusement, nous avons pu les prendre pour apporter, bien que ce ne soit jamais la solution qu'on préfère au resto. Un prix moindre pour un peu moins de plats serait plus raisonnable et nous permettrait de profiter du délicieux pain pita maison.

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4.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Wonderful cuisine in a really cool ambiance
Not to be missed

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Scrumptious as usual. The flavours are more than delicious! Damas never fails! Staff always amazing!

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Loved the food and ambiance. A bit on the higher scale area but still good food for its value. Definitely recommend it for dates or special occasions or get together.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Had the tasting menu and it was amazing!! Would definitely recommend trying the tasting menu if it is your first time there.

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4.0Dined on July 11, 2018

The evening was perfect until the busboy dropped a plate full of a red marinara (or some other) sauce on my lap. My pants were ruined and i had to sit through the rest of the evening wet and dirty. The busboy was sincere and apologized repeatedly. The waitress said sorry and the manager either was not told or couldn’t care less. No one offered to compensate me for my cleaning bill or at least offer me a complimentary dessert. But the worst thing is that management did not make an effort to apologize. I can’t understand how an establishment of this quality could be so silent after such a disaster. Perhaps they were waiting for me to voice my complaints loud and clear. My personality would not allow me to make a public scene. Otherwise the food was excellent and the ambience was nice and my family enjoyed the evening.

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

We had the tasting menu and it was wonderful. Our waiter seemed very passionate about the menu. Great experience!

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3.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Food is great , the service was weird as if the “waiter” had a sense of entitlement, we hardly saw him all evening, for a Monday night ? Over all blah .. I had such great expectations, I guess the manager left the staff in charge that night.

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4.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Overall a very positive experience. The ingredients were easily discernible by their flavours, Everything arrived at the proper temperature, the meat which I am not a fan of was perfectly cooked and seasoned.

My standouts was the eggplant which I have had on any occasion. The desserts were simple yet had complex flavours.

Most important my guests (daughter) loved it.
The wait staff were attentive and professional under what I could see was a busy night.


Chapeau to the kitchen that managed to get the plates out in a sunchronized fashion

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4.0Dined on July 9, 2018

restaurant was highly recommended by Montreal friends and the decor, menu and service were very good. being seated in the back 'tourist' section was a huge disappointment

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Always such a treat ! Love, love the fattoush, hummus and mixed grill ! Great for families, friends get together or quiet dinners à deux. What’s always amazing is the outstanding service !

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Syrian comfort food! Wonderful, pillowy pita!

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

quite unfortunate that the degustation menu is not being served for a party of one and was not indicated prior. Nonetheless, the food does not disappoint. The service is attentive.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Great decor, service on-point. I loved the dishware and the interesting food.

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

It has very delicious food, although the main dishes were delayed , but it worth to be visited again 👍🏽.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Damas is one of our top Montreal restaurant picks. We always make a point to dine here at least once every time we are in town.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Amazing food and great ambiance. I highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Always great experience. Amazing food , great service , very accommodating.

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2.0Dined on July 7, 2018

This was a disappointing experience. Some cocktails and mezzes were quite tasty, but overall the food was only okay (the mixed grill platter especially was a let down -cooked unevenly and lacking flavour). Aside from our waiter, service (particularly the unfriendly hostess) was poor and certain dishes took a long time to get to our table. We heard neighboring tables commenting on the wait time to the staff as well. Overall, we noticed some tables seemed to be getting better service than others. This restaurant was exceptional when it was located on Parc and we were so looking forward to celebrate a special occasion, however Damas has really lost its touch. None of our party members will be coming back, nor did we feel the price of our bill was worth our experience.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Excellent food

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Our waiter MARC was AMAZING !!!! It was a little loud but seeing as the place is big and open it’s expected ... decoration was beautiful and warm and inviting .. Overall an EXCELLENT experience !!!! 5*

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Quality food but toooo overpriced! The tasting menu is a little of a money trap..
Go a la carte instead.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Alexander our waiter was superb. Explained the dishes and helped with our choices. The mushroom hummus is beyond great. We also loved the Fattouch as a starter. The fattet mozat and the chicken shush taouk were incredible.

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

The tasting menu was absolutely amazing, a wonderful variety of samples from the menu.

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Very nice restaurant, so far best experience in Montreal. Food was delicious. Very creative meal presentation, we ordered a couple of cold appetizers, lamb on the rock and red snapper. Very outstanding service. Will come back for sure.

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4.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Very good food and place! Disapointed because my favorite choice was not available but the meal I have chosen was good.

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4.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Damas stood up to its reputation! Will definitely come back to try other plats. Very comfortable outside seating.

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Everything about this restaurant was amazing...the food, the wine, the service, the ambiance! Highly recommend it!

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