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Resto Darbar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Quartier des Spectacles
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2027 St-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec H2X 2T3, Canada
+1 514-982-3724
17:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved all the dishes (Thali, Tandori chicken and shrimp and Marhas (?) we had but my favorite was the spicy curry (not sure if the name was marhas?) with chicken. Let me tell you guys! You need to try GARLIC NAAN for extra $4!!!!! This is the best thing ever. I'm planning to visit again for sure!!!!

Thank SeungWon S
Saranac Lake, New York
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On a cold night without a reservation, the staff found a place for us in the crowded but warm restaurant. We enjoyed excellent Indian found, fast and friendly service, and very pleasant atmosphere.

1 Thank Marc J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

In our first day of Montreal trip we went to this place, food was authentic Indian, full of flavor, nice decor, friendly service. We enjoyed the food.

1 Thank Saeed A
Baie-St-Paul, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

very nice small dinner place , very efficient and friendly staff, good food, can visit for lunch,dinner,or take out

1 Thank _virkj
Arlington, Virginia
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

The food is wonderful, but there's also something especially welcoming and homey about this restaurant that means we go there every time we visit Montreal. It's very small, so reservations are a must. Delicious and friendly!

Thank Carolyn H
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Amazing service very homie feeling food was top notch and the vibe of the people are mostly young I don't know if that matters to you hut if it does now you know in general just highly recommended.

Thank Yakov G
Woodbine, Maryland
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We actually went here once for lunch and once for dinner in the four days we were in town. Helpful to make reservations for dinner. Food is delicious, wide variety on the menu. It was hard to choose what to get! Highly recommend.

1 Thank carriesauter
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

The Nan bread is some of the best I've tried in Montreal. The food is very good, except that I have had better Indian in Montreal. It is nice to see the owner there overlooking the service and making sure patrons are happy. The prices were reasonable for dinner. The lunch menu is the same as the dinner menu, which... More 

Thank Elias N
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

The food was adequate, but the restaurant is cramped and dusty with very uncomfortable seating. The service people tried hard, but were by and large unsuccessful. For example, I requested cutlery twice....and they brought me a bowl. The nail in the coffin was when, as soon as the bill was paid, they informed us that we had to free up... More 

1 Thank Tamar L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We had two meal, chicken tandoori and lamb korma, I had Indian food before and i made it myself, the quality was average, nothing wow,normal. Actually it did not worth what i paid for.

Thank Amir G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2027 St-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec H2X 2T3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Quartier des Spectacles
  • Neighbourhood: Quartier des Spectacles
  • Phone Number: +1 514-982-3724
Resto Darbar features the cuisine of Punjab (Northern India); a reinvention of classic North Indian cuisine for today's more discriminating palate. With over 30 years of experience, our chefs are constantly rethinking the classic Punjabi dishes. Simply said, our vision at Darbar is to showcase the food of modern Punjab: bold, healthy, and flavor-intenseEvery aspect of Darbar – the food, the decor, the ambience is designed to excite the senses while honouring the Punjabi tradition. Exclusively set in one of the most hip and flamboyant cities in the world, Darbar offers a vibrant lounge atmosphere and outdoor terrace where sophistication meshes seamlessly with style.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Quartier des Spectacles

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Quartier des Spectacles
The bar-none entertainment district for music and arts, Quartier des Spectacles is an interactive playground that delights the senses. It totals over 30 performance halls, with the vibrant Place des Festivals at its heart. The outdoor event space features glowing towers, glass edifices, and granite-lined bike paths, and hosts annual festivals, concerts, and comedy nights. The cinema, theatres, and exhibition centres are entwined with external art projects, exemplified at Montreal's Contemporary Art Museum and appearing along every walkway of the Promenade des Artistes in the form of sculpture and public works, from digitally-enhanced swingsets to glowing fountains. Design, performance, and alternative music come together here, a stone's throw from the lively Latin Quarter along Rue Saint-Denis, the quintessential after-party spot for dinner and a drink following a day of jazz, poetry and play.
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