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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
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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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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Small restaurant with nicely decorated interior. Friendly and helpful staff. Delicious food. Reasonable prices.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Kirsten S
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Soest, Germany
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Soest, Germany
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Small restaurant with nicely decorated interior. Friendly and helpful staff. Delicious food. Reasonable prices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We were looking for a place for dinner near our hotel (Hotel Zero) and found this gem by looking around on Google Maps. Checked the reviews here and headed out. Sunday night at 7pm we did not need reservations... however, if we had made them in advance we could have scored an outdoor table, which would have been more comfortable....... More 

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Longwood, Florida, United States
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We booked a table at Darbar a week in advance, going by all of the reviews. We were not disappointed. We were offered a seat inside on the floor or at a table or outside at a table. It was a nice evening so we choose outside. The waitstaff was pleasant and we had a couple of beers and samosas.... More 

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Jackson, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My wife and I ate here upon the recommendation of our concierge at the Hotel 10 and we were not disappointed. We have eaten Indian food many times and have some great meals doing so. But nothing compared to what we experienced at Darbar. It was without a doubt the best Indian food we have ever had. My wife had... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

Following the reviews on tripadvisor we ended up eating here. The place is exactly as described. We had butter chicken and lamb saag with naan and rice, much to our liking. Didn't dare to order wine in the metal glasses :-). So had a not very bitter IPA instead.

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Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

It's been great place in to have Indian food in North America. Very rare restaurant you will find with Orchestral music with good looking ambience with hot food to lick around in Montreal. Even they serve Sizzler's and you can seat outside in back patio. They served us hot food from tava and mouth watering tandoori...........must go!

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Wish I could comment on the food, but they never took our order. We went before a show, there was only 1 other table seated. Within a few minutes more tables filled in. After bringing us the menus we were ignored for ten minutes. I waved at the waitress, she ignored us so we took our business elsewhere. The restaurant... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

As other have stated - don't be scared away by the entry - nothing from the outside, cozy and friendly on the inside. i highly reocmmned this restaurant that is very close to the Jazz festival area. Reservation must - small place.... - vege dishes were all good - lamb madras very good - the perfect spice level for us,... More 

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LI, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is a gem in downtown Montreal. The tandoori chicken was one of the best that we've had in a long time, full of flavor and marinated to perfection. We enjoyed the non-vegetarian thali which included chicken curry, 2 vegetarian items (tanka dal and jalfrezi), naan and rice. The service was prompt and courteous and very reasonably priced! I would... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This small, unassuming restaurant served the best Indian food our family has ever eaten. Definitely make a reservation in advance. We ordered some classic dishes, as well as some of the waitress's recommendations, and everything was delicious. As with most Indian restaurants, vegetarian and gluten-free options were readily available.

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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>  > Quartier des Spectacles
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
Cuisine: Indian

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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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  • 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.