If you've never had Syrian food, which is difficult to find in North America, you're in for a treat. The ambience is colorful and cozy, and dishes like fatta (yogurt, tahini, pita, pistachios, pine nuts, and herbs) along with a variety of meats or vegetables are delicious and have earned Damas rave reviews from Montrealers. Appetizers like the hummus with lamb and the kibbeh nayeh (raw minced beef mixed with bulgur) are perfect for sharing, then you might
want to split a grilled meat or fish dish for two. Add a glass of Arak—a traditional, anise-flavored drink—or wine from their list of Mediterranean imports to bring it all together.