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Resto Darbar

2027 St-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec H2X 2T3 , Canada
+1 514-982-3724
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Ranked #40 of 4,550 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Description: 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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New York, NY
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I would like to give this place more of a "good" rating of 3.5 stars, but I'm rounding down since I don't think I'll ever eat there again. On the plus side, the food was very flavorful and seemed to be of good quality. Also, the atmosphere was very romantic and cozy. We sat at a table - I don't... More 

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Montreal
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59 reviews 59 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I've been going to this restaurant for a number of years (back when the sign still said Le Pain de l'Inde) at lunch time (when it's open) and for dinner (always open). It is without a doubt my favorite indian restaurant in Montreal. The place didn't use to look like much but now that it's been renovated, the ambiance is... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Overall great meal at Resto Darbar. We were pleasantly surprised at how delicious the food was, while at the same time being very reasonably priced. The staff are very kind, and do their best to make sure you enjoy the food. They were able to accommodate a mild palate, to very spicy, pleasing everyone. A few down sides: Table was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I have mixed feelings about the Darbar. Some aspects were great but other were really a let down. It was my first time there so I wasn't expecting anything in particular. here are the up and down of resto Darbar. good: you can choose either to sit on the ground for a little more fun or at a table if... More 

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Onion bhaji to die for, tandoori chicken was incredibly flavorful and moist, and the presentation was as In the photos!, butter chicken, naan, kebabs all succulent. All was incredible and very aromatic. The best indian cuisine we've had anywhere in montreal. Also service was super friendly and attentive! Highly recommend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

One of the best Indian meals I've had, in particular the baked samosa. In addition the service was excellent.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The service was exceptionally good as the owner was willing to let us order several items that were not on the menu and even make suggestions on how to tweek some of our favorites. All of the recommendations were incredible!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Being Indian food fans, we threw some curveballs at our server on what we wanted to order. Not only did she not bat an eye, she tossed some suggestions in to make our meal even more memorable. Our entirely vegetarian meal was absolutely delicious and we tried some things that were fantastic. Onion fritters, uniquely prepared samosas, black chickpeas were... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I arrived in Montreal for a whirlwind weekend, and my girlfriend wanted a nice but not overly expensive restaurant. We found Darbar on the internet, fell in love with their website, and had our mouths water as we read the menu (especially since we both love Indian food). Walking in, you feel like you have been transported to an Indian... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

Some of the best Indian food i've had, very glad I stopped by. Will definetly visit again once I return to Montreal!

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Additional Information about Resto Darbar

Address: 2027 St-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec H2X 2T3 , Canada
Phone Number: +1 514-982-3724
Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15

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