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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

Fit for Foodies (150)
Special Occasion (147)
Authentic (124)
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Tasting Menu (123)
Good for a Date (112)
Worth the Drive (111)
Good for Anniversaries (99)
Creative Cuisine (84)
Good for Birthdays (83)
Neighborhood Gem (78)
Romantic (77)
Good for Groups (66)
Business Meals (55)
Cozy (50)
Good Vegetarian Options (50)
Hot Spot (49)
Handcrafted Cocktails (41)
Bar Seating (40)
Comfort Food (38)
Great for Outdoor Dining (36)
Tapas (36)
Notable Wine List (33)
Fun (32)
Spicy (32)
Healthy (31)
Casual (27)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Local Ingredients (16)
Late-night Find (13)
Kid-friendly (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Sunday Lunch (8)
People Watching (7)
Seasonal (7)
Vegan (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Organic (5)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Great Beer (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Live Music (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Très bon service, le personnel est attentionné, le sommelier a été fort utile dans le choix du vin.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined 4 days ago

My husband and I ate here our first night in Montreal and the meal set the bar incredibly high for the rest of our vacation. We did the six course tasting menu and every single dish was absolutely amazing. Everything was cooked perfectly and the flavors were spot on. Service was spectacular from everyone working there, and our server Vito went above and beyond to make the whole experience memorable. It was truly one of the best meals we have ever had!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

The food and service were impeccable. The only down side is the tasting menu had way too much food. It took away from the experience. The food was delicious and tasty and creative but the quantity was overwhelming. I still recommend going to this restaurant. Service was superb.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined 5 days ago

The food is not worse as a value
Too much expensive

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·Dined 5 days ago

We got our table on time. Food was great. Service was friendly and sharp.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food, drinks, service. Clear room on your credit card!

Tags: Tapas, Cozy, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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·Dined 7 days ago

Très bon service. Espace convenable entre les tables. Nouvelles pièces très bien décorées et coins tranquilles. Très bons repas. Hors de l'ordinaire !

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Montreal)·Dined 7 days ago

Ma blonde a trouvé que c'était son expérience gastronomique à vie mais mon porte feuille ne s'en est pas remis.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Just the most delicious restaurant in Montreal!
The fattouche is out of this world!!!

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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Good food good service good time

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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was delicious, great service and nice ambiance! Will definitely return 👍

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Food is good , ambiance is good, service is ok but definitely not worth the price

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great food-shared cold mezzes -thought there would be no room for the entree-but it was so good we ate all of it and had a bit of dessert. Wonderful fun friendly place.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

My wife and I have been hearing such good things about Damas for quite some time so a couple of weeks ago we decided to try it out. We were pleasingly surprised and the experience exceeded all our expectations. The food was excellent and the service was spectacular. So much so, that we recommended this place to every single one of our friends and family members.
So this week we decided to go again. Much to our surprise, the experience was very different and very disappointing. First off, we were seated near the kitchen which was so noisy and chaotic - people nearly knocked over our drinks every time they would pass by.
We asked for the vegetarian tasting menu (which we had the first time) and it was not close to comparable. The portions we were served were tiny without mentioning that we weren't even served fish. So we basically paid a $200 dinner to eat vegetables in all forms. We even made sure to make that known to the manager and we were told that if ever we were hungry after the dinner was over, he would send some more food over. When we are charged $75 for a tasting menu, we expect to at least have some sort of protein substitute for the meat that we can't eat.
All in all, we were extremely disappointed in the overall experience because yes, the food is remarkable but being made fun of with a tasting menu that could barely feed one person was a shame.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Raphael was an amazing waiter!

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·Dined on November 28, 2017

simply fabulous! One of my favourites in the city!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (London)·Dined on November 27, 2017

I rarely write negative comments on a restaurant. However Damas did fail our expectations since we were referred by a close friend who has been here before and said this is a must-go restaurant. The food was great, and we enjoyed the variety of dishes and the decor. Overall, this is supposed to be an pleasant culinary experience.

Regardless, the service we had was almost by far the most awful service I had over last few years. The waiter firstly introduced the wine choices. We had a wine guru friend, and he picked one bottle of red wine but it was not the one the waiter recommended. Apparently this upset him as the price was lower. And this is the beginning of the nightmare. He rushed us to order and misled us to add one more dish after we have ordered four cold mezzes, one hot mezze and two lamb dishes for three persons. We ended up with barely touching the last lamb shoulder dish and having to do the take-away. After we ordered, he never showed up until the last dish and served the wine only once at the end of our dinner.

I guess we could talk to the manager at our dinner to resolve the issue. We left this fine restaurant with an extremely unpleasant experience and definitely won’t come back again.

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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Some of the finest food i have ever tasted. Well balances flavours and good portions.
A worthwhile experience to share.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Damas is a culinary gem. The End.
As the review requires 50 words, happy to add that
the apricot gimlet cocktail was an ideal way to begin the feast.
The wine specialist delivers his expertise in an engaging and delightful way.
Thanks to also delightful Sarah, who helped us navigate the menu, and led us to pure enjoyment of a tasty and healthy culinary experience.
We did have left-overs to savor the next day:)
It was our first visit; we look forward to the next time!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Staff are welcoming, food is outstanding,
it is worth every penny!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Mon restaurant préféré à Outremont!! Les plats sont tous excellents, de l’entrée au dessert!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I highly recommend the fattoush salad, the raw kibbe, the friki lamb, and the Aleppo gin sour. Service was friendly and competent. My only suggestion is that they stagger the mezze in order to better savour the hot mezze.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Hot Spot, Authentic, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Je m’attendais à un petit resto de quartier dans un cadre intime, il est immense, avec une atmosphère familiale. Le personnel est souriant, sympathique, engageant, connait son menu et ses vins et fait d’excellentes recommandations. Les plats sont délicieux, classiques avec une petite touche inventive ici et là. Nous avons pris le menu dégustation 6 services à 95$ et n’avons pas tout manger. C’est très copieux, la cuisson des fruits de mer et viandes est parfaite. Avec une bouteille de vin et après pourboire, l’addition a atteint 400$ pour 2. Bien que satisfaits, à ce prix-là, nous préférons faire des découvertes dans un petit resto. Alors nous y retournerons, mais choisirons à la carte.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Tapas
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Very good food and service .
Expensive for most of the dishes but very very tasty.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

The service and food is outstanding! Always a pleasure to go.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

This was our 1st experience dining at Damas and quite exceptional. We started with a variety of the cold and warm mezzes(appetizers) which were all sensational. Complex flavours, savoury and unforgettable. The best kibbe tartar imaginable and the lamb filled dumplings with yoghurt and coriander was simply an amazing sensory treat. Our party if 4 shared 2 lamb dishes offered from the house specialties-just sumptuous. The wait staff were friendly, helpful and not over bearing. The sommelier rounded off our meal with the perfect pairing. We’ll definitely be repeat customers.
Bravo!!!

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Cozy, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Awesome! Great service, fantastic food
Thank You............................T

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Le restaurant est magnifique. Les serveurs sont accueillants. Le repas fut délicieux! La viande était parfaitement cuite! Même le thé était incroyable! Le menu dégustation est vraiment a essayer!

Tags: Spicy, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Cozy, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Top 3-5 dinners we have ever had -world wide. Sit at the counter, go with the tasting menu and pace yourself. Completely amazing experience. Vivian, our server was so personable with so much passion for the way the food was meticulously prepared and explained each dish as if she created it.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 20, 2017

The food in this restaurant is absolutely phenomenal. From appetizers to entries it is top notch. Service is impeccable. I really do not understand why would anyone not like it here. I recommend lamb frikka - it is the best lamb I ever had in my life, and even better then the one I had in Turkey.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Really excellent food. Everything delicious and plated very well. Generous portions. Knowledgable staff. A real treat.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on November 19, 2017

There are so many great restaurants in Montreal... the bar is set very high for me to want to add a new favourite. Damas is a new favourite.
We ordered the tasting menu, and although it was a tad pricey... we loved the choice of dishes... the tastes... and felt we got good value. Even had a delicious doggy bag of leftovers to eat the next day.
We will be back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great. Would recommend. Will go back often. Can’t wait. Lots of great food to taste.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Hands down best "Kibbeh Nayi" (tartare) in Montreal. The "Fatet Makdous" is a must. Great service, friendly ambiance. Best Syrian food by far.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Amazing food, great service. Love this place I’ve been many times and could eat there every night! Beautiful restaurant!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Organic, Cozy, Romantic, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Best restaurant in Montreal... amazing food and amazing staff ... beautiful decor ... a must

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Simply one of the best dining experience I had in my last 20 years in Montreal !!
The food is amazing and the dishes perfectly executed, the ambiance and decoration make you feel as if you were dining in the Middle-East (a warmth you particularily enjoy in Montreal's winter), and the service is on point. Well worth the price, well worth the drive. Try Damas and you won't be disapointed. I actually cannot wait to go back again ;) Enjoy !!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Beautiful decor, wonderful service, exquisite food

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

It was more than expected to be .
Thanks for everything .

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Late-night Find, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Fun
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Delicious food but a little pricey. Very clean, music a little too loud. Waiter was a little inexperience but all in all it worth trying it out. You’ll enjoy the experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Romantic, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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