Our dinner this evening was wonderful. We were greeted and seated promptly, the waiter who seemed to be leading the evening, perhaps he was the manager, was helpful and friendly. The service was extremely attentive start to finish.
I had the Thali, a sampler of chicken madras, a curry and a dhal, along with a tandoori chicken thigh, rice and naan. I would gladly order any full meal of what sample portions I received, they were all delicious. If forced to choose, the madras was my favorite. It's very difficult to find a spicy dish that actually lives up to its name but doesn't overpower you and cause pain these days, but the balance in that sauce was perfect.
My companion had the shrimp tandoori, and describes it as "absolutely delicious." While there was a bit of spice, it was not too hot and the shrimp were abundant.
Our experience this evening was 100% positive. Our water glasses were never empty and we truly felt welcomed into Resto Darbar. We'd gladly return any other time we're in Montreal, and would recommended it to anyone with a slightly adventurous palate!