- 1425 Rue Stanley, Montréal
This fairly new Montreal restaurant has already created quite a name for itself. Deville presents itself as a modern twist on a 1950’s American diner; adding immaculate interior decor, delicious gourmet comfort food and an impeccable ambiance to the mix. The service was excellent (our Bartender/ waiter Jonathan was exceptional) and the food far surpassed my expectations. Most notable - The Ahi Tuna Tacos, which were just such a delightful surprise to the palate. It was a little messy to eat, but the end result was a burst of flavors varying from the sweetness of the fresh asian coleslaw, the spiciness of the Wasabi Lime dipping sauce and the smooth texture of the seared Ahi tuna.
I must mention the Baked Mac n Cheese. Ever since I first experienced Mac n Cheese at the age of 13 in a hotel restaurant in Orlando - Florida, I fell into a deep love… Albeit a tormented love since I could never recreate that first-love sensation with any other versions I encountered afterwards. A little over 10 years later, I can FINALLY say I rediscovered it. I had to lightly tap the crispy, baked cornbread crust to indulge in this divine gift from the universe, and what I experienced was a perfectly balanced blend of creamy and cheesy goodness.
For their appetizers, my friends ordered the Fried Pickles as well as the Southern Fried Buttermilk Chicken Crispers on toasted belgian waffles, both of which were quite outstanding. However in my opinion, my Ahi Tuna Tacos were far more superior since it delivered entirely unfamiliar flavor experience.
My main meal was The Deville Burger, and I must admit I didn’t pace myself well during this dinner. I was already quite full by this point, but I still managed to finish off most of it. For the most part it was well prepared; the bun was crisp and buttery, the beef-patty was juicy and flavorful, and the fries were thin and extremely addictive. A taste of my friends choices: The Chop Chop Salad & The General Tao Salad - reaffirmed that Deville ensures all of their dishes provide a culinary adventure for their customers.
One aspect which I was very impressed by was the Deville Music Application available for download, that allows you to personally select a song through your phone which will be played throughout the restaurant. Your personal jukebox!
Overall, my experience was a thoroughly enjoyable one. I recommend this restaurant to all who wish to spend a comfortable evening in a trendy, friendly and unique atmosphere, since Deville is definitely a distinct marker in the midst of Montreal’s endless restaurants.
My Rating: 8.5/10