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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
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Arlington, Virginia
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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6 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to Resto Darbar on a recent trip to Montreal. I ordered the Buttered Chicken, Chicken Tikka Masala and Saag Panner. I also had naan and basmati rice with my meal. I highly recommend this restaurant and will return the next time I go back to Montreal.

1 Thank rebelyell168
Worcester, Massachusetts
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116 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner here, in part because many restaurants are closed on Monday night. We were glad we did because the food was excellent and not greasy. We appreciated our waitress's suggestions and the fact that she didn't recommend a dish because it was not fresh.

1 Thank physbiz
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is ok. Not the most tasty, but not the worst Indian I have ever had. The service however is terrible. I was there last night for a total of 70 minutes. The moment I put my fork down, the bill arrived and they seemed frustrated that I wanted to order desert. They brought my desert accompanied with the... More 

1 Thank Katie G
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183 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I love Indian food and have eaten it in many cities. DARBAR is one of the best. This is a family-owned businesd, and I came here when the parents ran the place and now it's the kids, who made lovely changes to the decor and the menu. It's a very small restaurant, reservations are required, and lingering after a meal... More 

Thank bellesque

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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
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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 have gluten-free options?
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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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