Excellent food and service, lived up to expectations.
I absolutely loved Damas - incredible food, service, and ambiance. We had the cold mezze dips to start, fattouch salad (best I have eaten in a long time) and the moujadara and hummus in the mains. Aleppo gin sour was the best cocktail we tried and the wine selection was great too. Loved everything, including service and overall experience. It was a little depressing to be enjoying Syrian food while knowing what is happening in Syria right now, but credit to Damas for sharing this bit of culture with its guests.
A birthday dinner par excellence. Food was spectacular, and the service and ambience were superb. I can enthusiastically recommend this restaurant.
Amazing. It s like travelling in an other country. All is tasty and all waitress are so attentive.
Everything was perfect ! Food exceptional as usual. Only complaint is sitting at the counter and being brought 4 mezzo pretty much at the same time was a little absurd. I know the table needs to be turned but the plates are too big. 2 plates at a time would have been more appreciated and more enjoyable. Won’t stop us from going back again and again and telling friends how great the food is
superbe cuisine du moyen orient - plats authentique et super délicieux
Twice there and amazing experience each time. Food. Service. Ambiance. Food food...
Incredibly great food.... in an era where it is hard to differentiate one restaurant from another, Damas stands out as different and different in a VERY good way.
Amazinnnnng food!!!! What a great place :)
Je connais votre restaurant et j'adore votre cuisine. Votre nouveau restaurant est très agréable et l'ambiance chaleureuse. Malheureusement, je trouve ça trop cher pour y aller plus souvent, comme plusieurs fois par an. Heureusement, il y a beaucoup de choix de restaurants "exotiques", délicieux, et à prix plus raisonnable à Montréal et environ.
Bonne chance et à bientôt, j'espère.
It was an amazing experience with great food and good ambiance
We did the taster menu and thought it was amazing. Would recommend coming on an empty stomach.
I was visiting from out of town and met a local who highly recommended this restaurant. I had a great experience. Met some cool people as I was traveling alone. Food, service, ambiance, was on point!
Was a great evening! Great place to celebrate
Too noisy, food not up to expectations - for example the filet mignon meat was not as tender as it should be. Disappointed, not recommended for a fine dinner.
Hands down best restaurant in the city. Always love to visit.
It was eonderful. Inventive food and fabulous hummus. Great vibe. We sat at the counter and it was fun to watch the staff prepare the food. Definitely a must in Montreal.
Me and my boyfriend were blown away by our experience at Damas. Being Syrian, I had very high expectations from the restaurant. We got the tasting menu and for 85$, you get a lot of food. Everything is so delicious and well presented. The decor is stunning too! I understand why this is one of the top rated restaurants in Montreal. Worth every penny! I will be back!
Its pricey but the quality is worth the price. Service is impecable. Not a quiet place but the food is great!
An exceptional restaurant that lived up to its reputation. Service and ambiance combined with a wonderful 12-14 plate tasting menu to create a memorable experience. Each plate was unique in taste, texture and presentation. The buttery tartare, manti-esque dumplings and lamb will long in the memory. While a couple minor things held it back from absolute perfection (see below0, this is still a fantastic restaurant that provides something not often seen in Montreal's dining scene. The price for the amount and quality of the food was also very reasonable.
Minor quibbles: we were placed beside an empty meat rack (?), which was perhaps the only place in the restaurant that wasn't absolutely charming. Also, on a more important note, a couple of the plates were off just a tad (surprisingly, the "shish taouk-inspired" chicken was notably rubbery, made all the more notable because the lamb it came with was perfect).
We had a fantastic time - highly recommend! The food, decor and service was all great. Strongly recommend the tasting menu! Such a joy.
The restaurant offers great tasting and different dishes. Presentation of the dishes is very nice as well. Outstanding service was provided by David. Would absolutely be back with friends.
Service was very slow at the beginning but as soon as I signaled that we were unattended the service was turned around. Recommend the tasting menu, everything was delicious! Quite a loud place, when reserving I'd recommend you ask for a table closer to the windows, I had the table in front of the kitchen and it is just a tad less nice.
It is over rated ! Number one in Montreal , disappointed. Salad was delicious , but the main was Greasy. I ask for tasting Manu but was told not going to do it for one person. Waiter was very friendly but did not explain detail to me . Just said will work out something really nice like mini tasting Manu for me. End of having Lamb Dumpling and Grilled Octopus. It is not fine food, Very Greasy. I wish that the waiter explain to me the detail. I end up spend $120 including the tips and not enjoy it except the Entree. Will not recommend to any one.
Damas is a gem. Always delicious. Always perfect.
Outstanding food beautifully presented with great service. We had the tasting menu and it was a fantastic experience. My wife has celiac and they accommodated her with a gluten-free version along with the rest of the table. Much impressed.
Sommelier seemed a little unsure of himself. Otherwise, it was a lovely experience.
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Our waiter was very polite and service was spot on. Loved my experience. I would like to go back but it is a little pricey, will keep in mind for another special occasion. Thank you, Carole
What an exceptional cuisine et place to be amomg friends. Service was impeccable. Food was just amazing !
The food is all very fresh and tasty with lots of different spices, flavors and textures. The fattouch salad was outstanding and the Angus ribsteak tender and flavorful off the charcoal grill.
Overall an excellent experience. We had the tasting menu with 6 people. Food was outstanding and there was plenty. Ambiance was great. Service was prompt and professional.
Only downsides-- never brought the promised pita bread and sommelier did not seem to have much advice to offer; it was not clear that he really knew the wines on offer.
I count down the days when I get to go to Damas! It is by far and away one of my top 3 resto's in Montreal. The tasting menu is a must (changed recently) but you can also go simple with a fatouche salad and another appetizer for two. I sat at the counter next to where thay make the salad and seeing it made and how many they can put out on a Saturday night (hundreds)was awesome.
Look forward to my next dining experience there! Here is a photo of the tasting menu minus the mint tea and dessert which was yummy,
My boyfriend and I were in Montreal for the weekend and wanted to go somewhere special for dinner. Keep in mind we're not foodies and we've never had Syrian cuisine before! Pros: we got to try lots of different things, the restaurant is absolutely beautiful, and the staff were very nice. Cons: very expensive, never had that "oh my god this is amazing" moment, and the service was slow. To be honest I wish we had gone to a different restaurant for our fancy dinner but we still had a wonderful time in Montreal!
Excellent, exotic, authentic. Worth the drive (6 hours ;) The decor is as satisfying as the food.
The food was very good and would recommend for that. The decoration and ambiance are nice and give it an authentic feeling. The staff was not very friendly and the service was very slow. They forgot about one of our plates and only brought it after reminding them twice. The waitress shattered a wine glass on us by accident (it happens) but they didn’t even say sorry and check if it was okay. We had glass on the plates, jacket, and shoes. That was a disappointing way of how they handle it no sorry and no compensation as an apology.
We have been coming here for years and the food never disappoints,always good.
Amazing experience. Food was fantastic, the flavours were out of this world!
The service was also exceptional. Staple Montreal restaurant, an absolute must try!
Very good and tasty food