This restaurant added safety precaution details

This includes info about cleaning, sanitising, social distancing, and usage of personal protective equipment. Learn more.

Damas

4.8
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
2517 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
CAN$51 and over
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 2517 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.9
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
CB
ChahineB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good food, but overpriced

GS
GabrielaS
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tout est excellent! Le menu dégustation pourrait être moins copieux (et donc moins cher) car rendus à la fin, il y avait encore d’excellents, mets mais on ne goûtait plus tellement qu’on était pleins!

Report
A
Alicia
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just excellent. Service always on par. Food is incredibly tasty and original. Every time we go it is amazing

K
vipKeisha1
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Damas has not changed. Outstanding service. Beautiful food, best fattoush salad, hummus, salade de pieuvre. The wine list short and a little steep, but the beer they offer is very good. I take my family of 6 every year, once a year, they are all always looking forward to their visit

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Wedding anniversary

AV
AnnieV
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Un délicieux menu de dégustation est offert. Très copieux mais heureusement, il est possible de ramener les restants à la maison! Excellents cocktails et service très attentionné.

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing. Everything was just so good, the service was immaculate. It's definitely in my top restaurants. The food was insanely good. 5+ stars

JB
JadaB
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Very good, the stuffed eggplant with tender lamb was sublime. I love the decor and that they play an eclectic playlist of both old and new Arabic music, makes it more authentic. I still do feel though that some of the dishes are overpriced for what they are, but the portions are generous good for sharing.

AB
AlexandraB
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delish food! Great sized portions. Maybe ordered too much but so worth it. Service was perfect. Great ambiance. Loved our experience.

c
carolb
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food, great quality...
Tasters menu is very generous... pace yourselves

CF
ClaudieF
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Had the degustation menu andnit was amazing. Had to roll out because we had so much food! But there was missing a little ambiance since there was no music. The rest was perfect

TC
ToupinC
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience2

The food was great
The welcoming was poor
Preparation staff turned their head around when we arrived but did not bother to say hello
The service was far from being welcoming nor warm ; only one member of staff was very professional and made an effort with the guests there.
The toilets were very clean and nicely decorated

TS
TomS
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is very pricey but it worth every penny you pay for. This place is such a treat. Will go again.

S
Sivingliv
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super vraiment bien

Report
j
johnr
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience5

The food here is always superb. My issue is in making a reservation ahead of time, where we specify that we need to be seated outdoors, only to be greeted with the answer that we will be seated indoors. The outdoor terrace was 1/3 occupied, so when they refused to seat us outdoors, we promptly turned to leave. The manager then followed me to the sidewalk and asked me to hold on for a minute. He then informed me we could sit outside if we could vacate within 2 hours time. Naturally we accepted. Dinner was brilliant, but of course when we left 90 minutes later, only a single party of 4 had taken one of the vacant outdoor tables. Why must restos play this game? It is for this reason I will not eat there again, not recommend it to friends. This is Montreal, foodie capital! This is also PANDEMIC time, when restos need all the help they can get. I can't abide these restaurants that hold tables behind a virtual velvet rope, and they remain EMPTY during our entire meal. There are plenty of other choices, better value, and without the pretense.

ML
MarieLou
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Meilleur service, meilleure bouffe, meilleure expérience

Report
e
emrez
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect as always, super nice staff.

AC
AurelieC
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Damas est le resto où l’on sert la plus fine nourriture syrienne/ moyen-orientale de Montréal !

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service! Excellents plats! Un de mes restaurants préférés à ce jour!

Report
JA
JATVB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Très bonne bouffe, mais le menu dégustation était plutôt dispendieux. Je crois que les prix ont augmenté en raison de la Covid. Somme toute, je recommande vivement ce restaurant. On s’est régalé!

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

Did not adequately comply with COVID precautions indoors. Would not go back during pandemic.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was amazing and thank you for following my note!

IP
IrinaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was amazing as always. Great service, food, ambiance 🥂

M
Micheline
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing, delicious and impeccable as usual!! This is my second time here, and I'll definitely eat here again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food. However, we were surprised there were little measures to prevent contamination for severe allergies. The waiter couldn’t guarantee the meat wouldn’t be grilled on the same grill as the fish... Also, there was clearly more than just gluten « contamination » because my fiancé, who has coeliac disease, had severe gastrointestinal symptoms after the meal, which he never gets with simple contamination. Apart from the allergies’ concern, the food was great (Michelin-star quality for my friki dish), the waiter was very knowledgeable and the ambiance was awesome.

NB
NicoleB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

we already have reservation for August 15 for 6. Happy

NB
NancyB
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very elegant restaurant, a but pricey but totally worth it from the high quality middle eastern food to the service and ambience.
Definitely keep in mind that the portions are huge otherwise it’s a great place to dine in.

N
Nocha1295
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Au-delà de nos attentes!! La nourriture et le service étaient nickel

Report
ND
NanteD
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Impeccable has usual! Food wine service ! Amazing.

PW
PaulW
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time there, for sure will visit again but a bit hard since the reservation booked up super fast

CG
CatherineG
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Place, Beautiful terrace and restaurant... Cocktails are to die for, Food is symphony on your tongue, Service is excellent. If you are worried about sanitary new rules, don't be, professionalism all around. just go, relax, have fun. It is time!

OE
OmarE
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic experience best restaurant in Montreal by far

OT
OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Graduation celebration

Report
S
Sonia
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favourite spots in Montreal. Tasty food and good service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Get the lamb hummus!

N
Nocha1295
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quelle expérience culinaire!!! Nous allons certainement y retourner.

Report
RR
RamseyR
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent amicable service and excellent Selection of wine

OT
OpenTable Diner
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The restaurant has very nice decor and was spacious.y friend and I opted to share our meals. The wine menu was small considering we ordered by the glass but certainly something for everyone’s taste! We started with the larger Fatoush salad (yummy and a good portion to share). Next up was the shared mains- Shish Taouk and the Senegal giant shrimp. The shish taouk was served with 3 tiny dollops of garlic mayo and pita bread. The chicken was very tender and tasty. The shrimp was served with saffron infused rice with some grilled cauliflower and onions. The rice was very dense and flavourless as was the cauliflower unfortunately. The giant shrimp wasn’t anything special.
Would I dine here again? Probably not considering I didn’t find the value and taste to be there. The service was ok- when the waiter asked how the meal was, we told him we weren’t crazy about the shrimp dish (90$ btw), he didn’t flinch or try to offer an alternative.

NG
vipNohaG
Montreal
19 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

My husband and I are regulars. Practically everyone there knows us. The place is simply are our favourite in town. We used to take the tasting menu from time to time and it always surpassed our expectations. Recently the restaurant made some drastic changes to the menu, upping the price and downgrading the choices. Antep kebab was removed, despite being a major hit. The sea bass fish is now grilled rather than served as their spectacular samakeh harreh. It tastes bland. The giant grilled shrimp tasted bitter and was terrible. The octopus was not good either. Even the friki and lamb chops are noticeably smaller in size. Management is advised to reconsider the whole menu was it is very poor we it is. For two persons we paid around 300 dollars but we feel we did not get good value in return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A cultural experience through generous ambiance, cuisine and service!

FAQs

Damas offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (514) 439-5435.

Damas is rated 4.8 stars by 2517 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.