Damas

4.8
1357 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Syrian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Syrian, Middle Eastern
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Hours of Operation
Dinner: Monday - 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
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Phone number
(514) 439-5435
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Fuad Alneirabeie
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Cross Street
Bloomfield
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Stationnement gratuit sur les rues résidentielles voisines.
Free parking may be found on neighboring residential streets.
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Bar Dining, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 1357 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
Value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, tasting menu is worth it! So many different flavours and endless amounts of food, won't be leaving hungry!

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K
Montreal
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Repas hors de ce monde et service hors pair!

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DS
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

amazing as usual, thank you for this wonderful restaurant

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AB
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fastastic meal as usual. My favorite restaurant in Montreal

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T
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

We've been to Damas many times and have always enjoyed the excellent food and good service. This time there was definitely a difference in service. Unfortunately, our waitress spilled an entire cocktail all over our table and one of our guests, sending glass everywhere around us. Accidents happen, but unfortunately the service we received from her was simply not up to par for a restaurant of that calibre. She was unprofessional, clumsy, and detracted from the overall dining experience.

I would like to add that the surrounding staff handled the unfortunate accident very professionally.

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E
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great experience, the food, atmosphere was amazing and our service with (Vito) was excellent.
I love the atmosphere the decor with the lights make the restaurant elegant, fun and very comfortable. I would recommend it to family and friends.

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Bonne cuisine, bon service mais trop dispendieux pour ce que c’est. Merci

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A
Montreal
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Meilleur service et meilleure qualité d'aliments à Mtl

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A
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An evening at Damas is surely one of the best dining experiences one will have. The food and attention to detail are second to none, and the way they marry authenticity and innovation in their dishes is impressive.

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AM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great food and good service—we had a wonderful evening!

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w
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a must see restaurant in Montreal. The food is unbelievable and unique. Fabulous experience and the professionalism of the entire staff is over and above!!

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M
Montreal
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

great welcoming host and service! one of my favorite spot and best middle eastern food in Montreal!

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c
Montreal
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

la nouvelle formule a été retravaillée pour correspondre au goût nord américain, moins de sensations de saveurs, plus pauvre en authenticité, service confus, succession de serveurs ou serveuses voulant être sympas trop c'est trop, surtout quant ils tentent de participer à la conversation. Plus de discrétion serait de mise. Dommage bel établissement mais vraiment l'ancien restaurant était une invitation au voyage.
Certains prix sont trop élevés, notamment les plats d'épaule d'agneau, certes copieux mais 39,00 $ chaque
c'est un très bon ratio. Un peu désappointés..... ai fais 300 Km de trop.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best meals in Montreal!

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f
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Amazing experience except for the hostess who sat us at the worst table in the restaurant, saying there were no other possible tables. This was our 20th anniversary. Then as we were sitting there an air conditioner pipe started leaking on my husband and then suddenly there was another table to seat us at. 5 minutes later there were at least 4 other two tops that became available. That's just not how you treat poeple who are coming in for a special experience. However, I will say that once we were seated, the food, atmosphere and service was exceptional and I would highly recommend it. Just be very clear what kind of table you want when you make a reservation.

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GM
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

An incredible feast from beginning to end! The Tasting Menu is an experience you don’t want to miss... wonderful flavors and stellar presentation . The staff is very knowledgeable and insures all guests are enjoying their meal. We are from Florida and ALREADY are talking about returning to Montreal to dine at Damas. The sommelier was top notch and his choice of wine put our evening over the top. A culinary delight for these foodies!

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent as usual (for the last 4 years)!

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r
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful decor, excellent service. The most delicious fattouch, an explosion of textures and flavours.
The lamb with rice and nuts was amazing!

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SH
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service!! I definitely recommand this restaurant to foodies!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Belle découverte. Service impeccable. On y retournera!

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A
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were a group of 4 celebrating a good news story! Chose to book only 3 days in advance so time options were limited- either 5pm or 10pm remained. We called up and was successful in getting 5:30pm on the patio - on a warm September evening- it was perfect!

Service was excellent, in both English & French- kudos to the staff! We ate various hot and cold mezzos (appetizers) and they were all excellent. We shared about 10 between us .

It was an excellent experience overall. This is by far my fav resto in Montreal and we drive from Ottawa (2 hours) to spend a wkend in Montreal ensuring we can dine here at same time.

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j
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perhaps the best Middle Eastern in Canada, albeit not the best priced. Everything we had was superb.

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AF
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best meals we’ve had! The first time we came, we ordered a few apps and entrés based on our waiters recommendations. This time, we took the tasting menu. Both times, we were blown away.
If you’re in a mood to try different items on the menu and taste various middle eastern classics with a slight twist, I highly suggest the tasting menu! You will not regret it!
And the staff is so helpful and dedicated. This was a very special night for us and they went above and beyond to give us a good table and cater to all or needs! Can’t wait to go back!

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C
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Stellar! Each dish was incredibly flavourful and beautifully presented.

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SG
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent meal as always! Prices are on the high side, but the value is there: great service and the food is outstanding.

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OT
Montreal
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An explosion of flavors. Best Syrian food in Canada.

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FB
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Comme d'habitude, des plats tres bon, un service impeccable
Dommage que l'on soit oblige de reserver!

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SL
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was perfect ! Food was amazing, we took the tasting menu it is definitely worth it ! Vegetarian options also. Service was perfect, pretty fast and kind people ! The decor is amazing!! I recommend and will definitely go back ! Emmanuel was a really great waiter ! Thanks !

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S
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Un repas exceptionnel, une offre de nourriture de grande qualité. Nous avons laissé le serveur Christian choisir pour nous 3 entrées et 2 plats à partager et le sommelier choisir le vin qui accompagnait notre repas. Nous nous sommes regale.
Merci beaucoup Christian pour l'excellent service, nous reviendrons

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JK
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing! Drinks were incredible. Best meal we ever ate.

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SC
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Food was good, not up to the hype. It was overpriced for what we got.. Montreal has much better and less expensive.

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L
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Service excellent; appealing decor; food overrated. Wine pour skimpy and very expensive. Go early side (before 7:49). Otherwise packed and quite noisy.

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TF
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Terrific service, and every dish was an A+. First class restaurant. The tasting menu is well worth it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

While recently visiting Montreal, we came upon this restaurant quite by accident. A friend of a friend had tried it and recommended it. Reservations (highly recommended) were made for 3 and we lucked out with a patio table (suitably warmed by patio heaters, as it was a coolish evening!!). Our waiter was AMAZING. As newbies, he offered suitable recommendations for appetizers and then suggested 2 (rather than 3) entrees would be sufficient. Appetizers consisted of five different dips with the best Pita I've ever had. Topping it off with some ground-lamb filled dumplings and, of course, the incredible fatouche, was inspiring - but quite filling! We took a lot of the entrees (Beef Shish Kabob and Fattet Makdous, which is Eggplant stuffed with lamb and nuts, tomato sauce, pita, yogurt and tahini sauce) home with us. Dessert consisted of mint tea for the ladies and a Turkish coffee for me. Service remained top notch - this was one of those evenings which will be remembered. We are looking forward to our next trip back to Montreal and of course, to our next visit at this location.

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J
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Absolutly delicious! Sensually délicious, smell, eyes and taste.

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GL
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I’m from Toronto and had to drive seven hours to help a friend move. Knowing that we were eating at damas made the tortuous drive bearable. This was my fifth time eating here. Astounding five times over

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c
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Go there right now! Excellent in every aspect.

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Notre visite chez Damas a été un grand succès. La nourriture avec ses effluves orientales nous a charmés. Le service attentif, chaleureux et rarement vu dans un restaurant expliquent la popularité de ce restaurant où il est toujours assez difficile d'avoir une table aux heures habituelles. Nous avons été traités comme des rois. Merci

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FS
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptionnellement délicieux et sain, un de mes grands favoris à Montréal! Service très attentionné, ambiance chaleureuse, autant sur la terrasse que dans les différentes sections intérieures.

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r
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Service was great but I drove for 6 hours to have the kibbie naye and they had no more. The babaganoush was going sour and for the first time I was not impressed with the fatoush. However, I will be in town again and I will give it one more try in hopes to have the kibbie naye.

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