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Resto Darbar

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Quartier des Spectacles
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2027 St-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec H2X 2T3 , Canada
+1 514-982-3724
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Resto Darbar features the cuisine of Punjab (Northern India); a...
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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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
One of the best Indian restaurants in Montreal!

Has more class and charm than most of the Indian restaurants in Park Ex. The small terrasse in the garden is very pleasant. The food is also great, very tasty, and slightly more refined than you would expect for a restaurant of this category. Highly recommended!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
NikolaiDupuis
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Montreal, Canada
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  • Romantic
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Montreal, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Has more class and charm than most of the Indian restaurants in Park Ex. The small terrasse in the garden is very pleasant. The food is also great, very tasty, and slightly more refined than you would expect for a restaurant of this category. Highly recommended!

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Stratford, Canada
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44 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

In passing by at dinner time we took a chance and stopped to see if they could accommodate us without a reservation - lucky for us they could. The restaurant is small, the atmosphere is very traditional and has comfortable feel enhanced by the excellent service. It is family run. We all had the Thali and were so pleased! Excellent... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

I am going there again next time I am in Montreal. The place is small but nicely done. Seating is comfortable. It's a family run business and the owner was very friendly. The food was delicious. Tried the Lamb Madras, Naan, and rasmalai. Very nicely done - tender and tasty. Menu variety is great and pricing is very reasonable for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Wow!!!! Been once and was not disappointed. Traditional Indian dishes revisited with local ingredients brings out the most flavors out if all the dishes. Nice atmosphere with optional floor seating. Hosted and served by the restaurant owner. The place is and feels like a family owned authentic experience. Great prices

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I ate many times in this restaurant over the last years and the quality have always been consistent. This is a great restaurant! Atmosphere is casual. Seats are split between traditional seatings on cushions and tables & chairs: The ratio is about 1/3 on cushions on the floor and 2/3 on regular chairs. Seating capacity is limited therefore it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

My wife and I had dinner here on our trip to Montreal, and we absolutely loved it. A small restaurant but packed full flavors and wonderful staff. My wife and I don't know French and our waiter was very helpful explaining the menu and made great recommendations. The food was superb, much better then expected. Everything we ordered came quickly... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We chose this restaurant after readding reviews on tripadvisor. The pictures posted are also are a great help in our decision making process :) so thanks for all who take time to share their experience. We were 2 couples, tried the meat thali platters with different choices. Exquisite lamb saag and naan bread, great tandoori chicken, shrimp curry, lentil dhal.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

My husband and I had ate here whilst in Montreal and we had one of the best Indian meals we've ever had. We both couldn't recommend this restaurant more, a must to try if you like Indian food!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This place is not so easy to find but its worth the effort.l had ordered Chholay Bhaturay and its was delicious.The quantity was v good as you may see in the pic.The place is a must visit if u wanting to eat good authentic Indian food

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We ran into this place by accident and almost missed a great chance! Happy we went inside! Food we had (Kormas and Saag Gosht) was excellent, the waiter recommended different options and was friendly, Naan, Raita and Chai tea were also great. Would recommend it without hesitation!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2027 St-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec H2X 2T3 , Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Quartier des Spectacles
  • Neighborhood: Quartier des Spectacles
  • Phone Number: +1 514-982-3724

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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.
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Quartier des Spectacles

Neighborhood Profile
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, theaters, and exhibition centers 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.