Damas

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Syrian
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
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c
Montreal
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent! C'est toujours un plaisir. Bouffe incroyable, belle carte de vins et ambiance invitante. C'est un must!

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BB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

TAMAM
FATOUCH TAMAM
KEBBE NAYEH TAMAM
PASTIRMA TAMAM
HUMUS TAMAM
MACHAWI TAMAM
ARAK TAMAM
HALAWE JEBEN TAMAM
PRICE TAMAM TAMAM TAMAM

SB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service is excellent and food is tastefull, noise a bit loud, but overall absolute must try.

ST
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I love going to Montreal and dining at Damas is always one of the highlights of our trip. The food is exceptional and the service is impeccable. We LOVED every dish that we ordered; however, our absolute favorites were the fattoush salad, roasted beet salad, falafel salad with mint hummus, hummus with lamb, the tastiest racks of lamb, the melt-in-your-mouth Northern Gold Prime 26 oz. steak for two, and seafood mixed grill (grillade mixes fruit de mer). And, of course, the bread....the wonderful fresh hot pitas that magically appeared at our table whenever we wanted more! We enjoyed kunefe (kanefeh) and mint tea as the perfect end for this absolutely perfect meal. A special thank you to our wonderful friends at Damas -- the amazing Mark, Ben and Idre -- who made our experience both fun and memorable. We love this restaurant and can't wait to come back to see you all in a few months!!!

B
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favorite table , i just love everything on there menu !!

Un joyaux de Montréal , je vous suggère fortement d'expérimenter.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversaire

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent!

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AB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my great meals. Not the cheapest in the world, but worth a splurge.

EG
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unbelievable food. Sooooo good. We come to Montréal every 2-3 years and make it a point to come to Damas at least once.

AP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Some of the best food I’ve ever had. I’m sad to knock off a star but the rack of lamb was ordered medium per our waiters recommendation and they all came medium rare except one chop that was blue in the center. Otherwise absolutely excellent and I’ll be coming back every trip to Montreal.

E
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely spectacular evening. From the ambiance, to the service and the food itself, we had an amazing experience. My boyfriend and I, along with another couple, did the tasting menu. Highly recommended. All the dishes compliment each other so well and we extremely well prepared, explained, and presented to us at the perfect intervals.

RL
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding taste and service - looking forward to our next visit

OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service 👍👍👍👍

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always

SE
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

First off, i need to disclose that i am Lebanese and this is the type of food that i eat everyday so my opinion may be biased. My husband is Italian and he wanted to try Damas to see what the hype is all about. YOU NEED TO TRY THIS PLACE. The service is impeccable, the decor is stunning and the music is not loud so you can have a conversation with friends/partner. We did the tasting menu for 120$/person. Sooooo much food that for the last course we told our waitress to pack it up because we couldn’t anymore, we were gonna explode. All in all, it’s sooo delicious. Best fatoosh salad I’ve had... but everything else is very good. My mom makes the same food and it’s just as good or even better Our bill came out to 390$ with tip (glass of wine 18$, Lebanese beer, and 2 san pellegrino’s). I suggest you go as a large group and share everything. The bill may end being cheaper. Our waitress was fantastic. Just a little mishap where a random water came to fill up our water but he poured tap water in my sparkling water glass. All in all a place to try but if you’re middle eastern and always eating this type of food- just come to try it to say you’ve tried it. It hurts my heart to pay 20$ for hummus.

M
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Extraordinaire resto 😍
Tout est absolument parfait !

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M
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always a great experience: both the service and the food is exceptional.However even on a cold Wednesday night the place is packed and the noise level is high.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our first time at Damas. Our waiter was Gabriel Ghaleb and I have one thing to say : his service was excellent. We spent a really nice evening, the food was amazing and the waiter was always here when we had questions. He really added a value to the experience. It’s really something to do again. Thank you for this amazing experience !

E
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual it’s best restaurant in town

OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best food, best service, best ambiance, best decor. Congratulations!!!!

TD
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Great ambiance and service. Food was good but not worth the 100$/ person tasting menu for 2! Appetizers were great. Main dishes were good but when you serve large pieces of chicken beside 3-4 tiny pieces of beef and lamb, the experience cheapens! At the end we got 1 piece of dessert each...wow talk about further downgrading the experience. Oh and the menthe tea tasted just hot water and we were charged 2$ each for that. I mean if you are serving a 200$ menu, do you really need to charge 4$ for a shooter glass of hot water? Hahaha

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Birthday dinner. Service was very long.

CZ
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I don’t think Damas needs reviews anymore as it’s always great: the food, the service and everything in between. It’s absolutely one of the best in Montreal and maybe in Canada.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A fabulous 50th birthday celebration!

D
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our first time there and we loved it! It was quite busy for a Wednesday night but it’s not surprising! The food, the service... it was all impeccable! My only constructive feedback would probably be to include more vegetarian options :)

RR
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service, excellent you do this so well which adds to the fine cuisine...thank you!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful quality food!
Thank you

CR
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best dining expérience ever. Exceptionnal service.

d
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Amazing traditional Syrian cuisine with an even better informed and helpful staff!

UP
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

How can I award Damas a million stars? Literally a dining EXPERIENCE. We were a little apprehensive to try Serbian, but it was so FRESH, perfectly-portioned, a tantalizing mix of flavors+textures+colors. Truly one of life’s memorable meals. It’s super chill, not pretentious AT ALL, and the waiters, owners, everyone are just great humans who care about customers, and great food.

Even the 5pm reservation was perfect. It’s that epic.

P
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Toujours un délice avec un service très professionnel

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MN
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Je vous remercie pour cette expérience gastronomique. Ma copine et moi avons adoré. C'est de l'art en bouche.

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CC
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Un des meilleurs restaurants que j'ai essayé à Montréal. La nourriture est EXQUISE!!!! Le service parfait. Le gérant et le personnel de salle sont très attentionnés. L'ambiance est tout simplement parfaite. Le décor est magnifique. Je travaille dans le domaine de la restauration depuis 30 ans et j'ai été plus qu'impressionnée par l'ensemble de ma soirée. Magnifique à tout point de vue! Merci!

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KZ
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome experience and AMAZING food !!! Enough said. Bit pricey but definitely worth it.

HA
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding. As usual. We tried the tasting menu. Just AMAZING !
A++++

JH
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Superbe expérience culinaire.
Cuisine savoureuse et parfumée et idéal pour partager entre amis/famille
Voyage au coeur de la Syrie !

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M
Montreal
134 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A superb meal from start to finish! Octopus appetizer - fatouch salad - 4 cold mezzes and chicken brochettes were highlights!

M
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Good experience in general. However for the steak dish the portion of french fries was for 1 person while the steak is for 2 persons. As for the water man, it's better to fill the glass when it's almost empty, not after every sip. the food was fresh and tasty.

AS
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Merci au staff de feu qui nous a fait passer une très belle (et délicieuse) soirée! Tout était à la hauteur de nos attentes !

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F
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good food, elaborated menu, but really Expensive and the waiters want to sell you more... so they gonna have more tips