Have you tried Deville Dinebar yet? If you haven’t, I’m betting you will. Soon. This kitschy-glam 50s-style diner has been getting a lot of attention from both bloggers and critics. And for good reason. If at first, the decor has you thinking this place is more about looks than taste, hold tight. Their updated old school classics from malt shakes to bacon-weaved meatloaf seem to hit just the right balance of nostalgia and novelty.
I had the opportunity to visit Deville Dinerbar earlier this week with two fellow bloggerettes for a quick lunch. I tried the fried pickles and the lobster BLTA. Fried pickles are something I had seen a recipe for on one of my favourite blogs and was very curious to taste. They were definitely addictive even though I would have preferred the tangy variety to the sweet gherkins used in Deville’s concoction.
As for the lobster BLTA, it was all I hoped for and more. The lobster salad had all the right stuff: tons of lobster meat, a little mayo and a hit of citrus. The brioche bun was buttery, light and crispy. The sandwich was topped off with avocado, tomatoes, lettuce and purple old-style mustard. Oh, and did I mention BACON? Was it necessary? Nah, not really. But isn’t everything better with bacon? I think so.
For more on Deville Dinerbar, check out this review and these two posts by fellow bloggers:
- Montreal Mirror
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Follow my girl Michelle on Twitter @RoastedMontreal
- Shut Up and Eat
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On the + side: Great decor and food to match, both in terms of concept and quality.
On the – side: It IS kinda pricey…
Cost: Expect about $30 per person, without drinks. Fried pickles: $9, Lobster BLTA: $23.
Good for: Lunch downtown or dinner before a movie at Scotia theatre.
Will I go back? Definitely worth another weekday lunch.