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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OT
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Get the lamb hummus!

N
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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RR
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent amicable service and excellent Selection of wine

OT
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
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
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A cultural experience through generous ambiance, cuisine and service!

LT
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was absolutely perfect from the moment we walked in. The food and the service are outstanding.
Can't wait to return!

SS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the best dining experience at this restaurant.

J
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience4

très déçu de la nourriture!
J'ai trouvé le prix très élevé pour la proposition ...

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Super bonne bouffe mais de plus en plus cher sincèrement.

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NA
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Damas was an absolute pleasure. The decor transfers you to another place to prepare you to a world of flavours and the most incredible twist on middle eastern food. Absolutely loved the whole experience

TT
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

I love the food and the quality of the food the waiter however messed up our bill as we wanted everyone to pay individually regardless he corrected it . Awesome place and food please keep it up and if you can open a chain in Laval would be amazing .

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Un haut lieu de la cuisine. Constant dans la qualité, le service, l'expérience. Quel plaisir.

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M
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The tasting menu is an incredible walk through Syrian food that also comes in sufficient volume that when you leave, you are completely satisfied with your meal. Each course is incredible and interesting and presented with a thorough explanation, I couldn't recommend it more.

OT
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved everything about it. Cocktails, recommendations from our waiter for food and just the overall ambiance. This was a special occasion but I can’t wait to come back again!

DA
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Impeccable service and delicious food, course after course. Might be the best resto in Montreal.

E
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

On a pris le menu dégustation. Ça nous a permis de goûter à plein de choses et de savoir ce qu'on prendra la prochaine fois.

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DP
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great night! Amazing dinner. Many wonderful surprises.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an amazing experience at Damas. Our table was ready when promised. The service is just immaculate!!! The manager was chatting with us and suggested food options for us! And wow the food was amazing! We will be coming back here next time we visit Montreal! Overall, one of the best restaurants we’ve been to!

z
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nous allons y retourner sans faute! Super expérience.
Nous avons trop mangé car c'était exquis.

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NB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Impressive dining experience; food and drinks were beyond excellent, thoughtful and attentive service, thumbs up all around. On the high side of the budget, but truly worth it in my opinion. Have already reserved a table for the next outing.

a
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you plan on going, you will not be disappointed! I had the tasting menu and it was worth every penny. The cocktails were fabulous, and the service was top notch.

Book in advance! Especially if travelling - you will not want to miss out on this unique (and delicious!) dining experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Avec mon amoureux

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DP
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Attention paid to ingredients, preparation and service. A very polished restaurant where no detail is overlooked.

AT
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best in Montréal. Knowledgeable staff amazing food and the decor transports you away from winter. 👍🤩

SR
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were three people and we all took the tasting menu for 95$/person. The portions were large and well flavored.
The only minor feedback is the meat dishes (beef, chicken), were somewhat bland and were not cooked to right texture (i.e. the beef was chewy, chicken was tender but flavourless). The dessert was understated and would like to have had something more intricate to compliment the dishes we had (i.e Knaffe would have been a better option).

In overall, the food, service, presentation, and varieties were exceptional. Definitely looking forward to returning, but will pick out specific dishes as opposed to the tasting menu.

D
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Everything was excellent! If I may just make one comment, I have been coming to Damas for the past few years and noticed on my last visit that no one came to take our costs at the entrance. On my second to last visit, I mentioned that it was my husband's 40th birthday And some effort made to recognize this milestone would have been appreciated. For the price paid, some additional attention to detail is expected. Otherwise, superb food, ambiance and service! Our waiter was excellent!

J
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious but the highlight of the visit was our server Ben. He was very welcoming, friendly, and truly made us feel special on my fiancee's birthday. This was our first ever visit to Damas and it didn't disappoint.

We'll be back. If the server is not Ben next time, our next server would have some large shoes to fill. On the other hand, we trust the food will be delicious, again.

c
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
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 on February 21, 2020
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 on February 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

ST
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
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 on February 20, 2020
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 on February 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversaire

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent!

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AB
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

EG
New England
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
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