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Resto Darbar

2027 St-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec H2X 2T3 , Canada
+1 514-982-3724
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Ranked #39 of 4,410 restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
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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Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

During winter, we walked in front of this restaurant and after ready the menu, we say that we must come to his restaurant. Here it is, in June 2014. Excellent food. I had the very spicy Vindaloo Chicken. Wow! Even spicy, you can taste the ingredients. The service is amazing. I would recommend the Indian restaurant to anyone. It's on... More

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Montreal, Canada
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9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Darbar is a small restaurant with lovely decor. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive. The food was okay, portions could have been a little bigger for the price.

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Anaheim, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This almost escaped us as we were in search of food walking down Boul St-Laurent. If it weren't for a young woman handing out 5x7 size 15% off we would have missed it. Three in our party and two of us love Indian food. One had never tried it bu was willing to. We were pleased as this was one... More

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Burlington VT
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Simar (sp?) was a great host. We really enjoyed our food here. He asked us how spicy we like our food and he nailed it spot on. My wife and I had the thali and we were so pleased to have a great Indian meal again. Very very reasonably priced. We had two dishes, extra naan, and a carafe of... More

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Diamondhead, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

When one reads the superlatives that others have used to describe their experience at Resto Darbar, a certain expectation is set up. The decor and background music creates a pleasant atmosphere while we waited for our meal. When the meal arrived, the food exceeded that expectation. The Butter Chicken was outstanding, but the Muteer Paneer may have been even better.... More

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Williston, Vermont
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Very tasty northern Indian cuisine. Service is really outstanding and prices are reasonable. It's very small and on a "funky" block - this all adds to the charm.

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This place is amazing! It may not look like much from the street, but the food and customer service are excellent! The staff are really good at recommending dishes, and are super-friendly. The food is just amazing… really some of the best Indian food I've ever had.

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Montréal, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We had a marvelous time at this restaurant. Food is really good, good service and friendly staff! I'm going to go back! I found my favorite Indian in Montreal!!!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Hands down, this is one of the best Indians meals we have ever had! The service and atmosphere is top notch, very friendly welcoming people. And the food was just Devine! So happy we have found a great Indian place to enjoy while we are in Montreal.

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Wonderful place. Friendly service, great food, fun atmosphere. While not a "death-bed" meal, it was right up there with other Indian I've had. And the aforementioned service and atmosphere made for a great experience. I'm really glad I went and you will be too.

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