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Resto Darbar

#123 of 4,660 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Quartier des Spectacles
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2027 St-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec H2X 2T3, Canada
+1 514-982-3724
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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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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Laval, Canada
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My boyfriend brought me to this restaurant yesterday for my birthday...what a wonderful experience! Everything was perfect, the food, the service, the ambience....everything! We will be back guaranteed! It's a "keeper" in our list of restaurants!

Thank Muneca0906
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

Food tasted all right. I got some tandoori chicken meal... it was 6 little bites in a bowl of sauce. No rice or anything on the side. I ordered some naan bread, which was not good. I was starving after this meal i ordered. The place was too crowded, waiter didn't speak english, they only had one beer available, it... More 

Thank Jón Tómas R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2017

Very small restaurant, cozy, delicious food. Be sure to make reservations since it can get packed quick since the place isn't big. Definitely to check out for authentic Indian cuisine!

Thank aabcdd
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2017

I went with my girlfriend for dinner last night. the ambiance is nice but the food was not up to par. We ordered chicken pokoras, lamb korma, palak paneer, naan, and rice. the chicken pokoras were not done with the thick traditional batter, it was more like a thin chickpea batter on chicken (chicken fingers...), i have to say the... More 

1 Thank Nathan C
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2017 via mobile

This is our favorite montreal restaurant. Food is absolutely brilliant and service is impecible. The first place we bring any guests in town. I think we tried every dish on the menu by now and it's all great. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Geva A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

Loved all the dishes (Thali, Tandori chicken and shrimp and Marhas (?) we had but my favorite was the spicy curry (not sure if the name was marhas?) with chicken. Let me tell you guys! You need to try GARLIC NAAN for extra $4!!!!! This is the best thing ever. I'm planning to visit again for sure!!!!

Thank SeungWon S
Saranac Lake, New York
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

On a cold night without a reservation, the staff found a place for us in the crowded but warm restaurant. We enjoyed excellent Indian found, fast and friendly service, and very pleasant atmosphere.

2 Thank Marc J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

In our first day of Montreal trip we went to this place, food was authentic Indian, full of flavor, nice decor, friendly service. We enjoyed the food.

1 Thank Saeed A
Baie-St-Paul, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

very nice small dinner place , very efficient and friendly staff, good food, can visit for lunch,dinner,or take out

1 Thank _virkj
Arlington, Virginia
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

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

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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
$10 - $15
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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
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 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, 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.
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