Damas

4.9
1966 reviews
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Syrian
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  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Fit for Foodies
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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Toronto
1 review
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing restaurant! I highly recommend Damas

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Toujours excellent !!!

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s
Montreal
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We took out of towners who absolutely loved it.
We always do!

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MG
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful evening enjoyed by all.

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DD
Montreal
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Si vous souhaitez découvrir la cuisine syrienne, le restaurant Damas vous rendra heureux! La qualité des plats jumelé à leur présentation sont les caractéristiques principales de ce restaurant. Les mets sont goûteux, bien assaisonnés et très santé! De plus le décor est coloré, les chaises sont confortables ce qui favorise une ambiance optimale. Nous y avons passé un moment très agréable!

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OT
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Celebration of a birthday!! Food was fresh, tasty, and high quality

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We ordered the tasting menu. Come hungry. It is a lot of food and everything is so tasty. Very good value for the money as well.

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E
Montreal
95 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

So darn delicious.
Everything was excellent.
I could not recommend this restaurant enough!
A must for any self respecting foodie

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CR
Montreal
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding experience. Everything was perfection. Need I say more?

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D
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We are a group of 4 people, including an 80 years old lady. Since we do not understand the contents and portion of the dishes on the menu, we had to rely on the waitress’ recommendations to order. She suggested us to order 4 appetizers, i.e. a salad, red pepper paste, eggplants and dumplings. We wanted to have a mixed grill platter for main course (we extended to 4 pieces for each kind of meats and the price adjusted from $110 to $140). We told the waitress that we had big lunch and asked if we should cut some appetizers. She said we should be good. However we found later that the eggplant she suggested us to order actually came with the mixed grill platter, we don’t understand why we should order it separately. After having the filling 4 appetizer (the red pepper paste and eggplant came with nan), we found it a great pity that we could not finish the mixed grill platter in the restaurant and had to pack the unfinished portion back to hotel. We all agreed that we should order 2 appetizers instead of 4, so that we could enjoy the mixed grill platter more. However, the salad, dumplings and mixed grill platter tasted wonderful.

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JF
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very impressed, waiter and suitor knew exactly what they had to do. Food was amazing and fresh. Wonderful evening

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KD
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An amazing experience from start to finish, we couldn’t have been happier and hope to make it back one day!

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AM
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

We wildly over ordered. It would be helpful to get more accurate guidance from wait staff on the volume of each selection. It is definitely a Sharing restaurant and this should be emphasised.

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

excellente nourriture
bonnes suggestions du serveur

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e
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food every time!!!!!

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ID
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Saveurs exceptionnelles, excellente qualité et fraîcheur des produits.

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LC
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Des saveurs fabuleuses, un service excellent, une ambiance chaleureuse et raffinée...

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LS
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing service. I experienced anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction) to octopus during my dinner at a Damas (first time this happens to me) and the manager escorted me and my party to the nearest pharmacy to immediately get Benadryl. Saved my life! Life is short, savor it. While the octopus proved to be lethal for me, it was delicious while it lasted. Will definitely return in the future.

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JC
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceeded expectations, very much enjoyed our meal.

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JH
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the tasting menu and were wowed. Each dish was a new taste experience. Even standards like rack of lamb had a delightful Syrian twist. And the service had exactly the right balance of warmth, friendliness, knowledge, helpfulness, and discretion. Our new favorite in Montreal.

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NN
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We had the tasting menu. Good flavours and tastes. The amount of food was more than enough.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Damas is a world class restaurant. We had the tasting menu and literally everything on it was amazing. Also very generous amount of food. One of the best meals I’ve ever had, and I’ve dined at some very fine restaurants.

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D
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Overall, as visitors to Montreal, it was a good dining experience.

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A
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time, always wanted to go. Went for anniversary dinner, food was great, server was great and knowledgeable, explained food well and made sure food restrictions were considered.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Damas was a wonderful culinary experience. We chose to do the tasting menu and we are glad we did! Each dish was unique and flavorful.

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DS
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the food and ambiance. Looking for something special and this was it! Service was top notch. Looking forward to the next visit!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

wonderful
lamb chops excellent

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VA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A great experience with amazing food. We tried the tasting menu and were not disappointed - every dish was excellent. Definitely worth a visit.

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JL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved Damas!!!! It is worth all the hype and recommendations. We did the tasting menu and it was the perfect experience. So much food and able to try such a wide variety of dishes. The shrimp and the dumplings were especially fantastic. Our waiters were also great - Mehdi provided excellent ideas and the manager Allan was also very personable and made the experience even better. If you can possibly get the reservation, definitely come here!!!!

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LG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Unusual and excellent dinner with wonderful ambience. We got several of their classic dishes - fattouch, octopus, and maktous, as well as serval fantastic mixed drinks. You need a reservation surprisingly early, but the effort is definitely worth it

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FM
London
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience, nice discovery.
Everything was great.

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TF
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Fantastic! Beautiful and comfortable decor. Steak and shrimps are to die for. Well priced for this quality of food and service. I will be going back many times to try the whole menu. A must for people who enjoy 5 star food wihtout being overly pretentious. Loved Damas

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S
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Our dinner was lovely, and the food was amazing. However, the server did not specify which size of each mezze we were ordering, so we were surprised when the bill came, to see that we were automatically charged for the larger portion of each one. Otherwise a very positive meal.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible food and service! Ask for Jamal - great waiter!

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MN
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

the food was delicious. Debbie and I had the 5 mezzas and a main dish each and we were full; Debbie loved her main dish and couldn't finish it! the service was great and we loved Elizabeth, our server.

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AW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our first time and the service, ambience and food/drinks were unsurpassable. We had the tasting menu and every single dish exploded with flavor, texture and color. The staff-all of them- were attentive and extremely knowledgeable about ingredients, including where they were sourced. The cocktails were delicious and the wine suggestions spot on. Michael, our server, was incredible. We can’t wait to go back!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely one of the best meals of my life. Incredible flavors. Some familiar dishes elevated to greatness. Beautiful space and great staff.

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M
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Overall great restaurant and very tasty food, but we thought it was a bit overpriced (maybe because of the hype about it?) for what it was. Our main lamb dish was very good but not worth more than 40 dollars. The ambiance of the restaurant is nice but not that exclusive to justify the prices. I would keep it for special occasions only and make sure you’re hungry (tasting menu looked delicious but was 95 dollars before tax/tip). I would also suggest to the management to offer a more limited tasting menu for around 50 dollars (maybe 8 dishes instead of 15?) cause we got there late at night and there was no way we could finish that big of a menu.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food!!

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J
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Best fattoush salad I have had and all the seafood dishes were perfectly prepared. Expensive but excellent quality.

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