Deville Dinerbar – An American classic, with a twist

By Annick Gagnon

A typical American atmosphere with a modern and welcoming decor. At Deville Dinerbar, you will re-live your fondest childhood memories in devouring a giant juicy burger with crispy golden fries and a flavourful milkshake.


We could stop right there, but Deville Dinerbar is more than just that. They offer a wide range of choices on the menu, from classic diner type meals to more refined choices like seafood, fish and pasta dishes, a complete bar and regular specials on cocktails such as their famous « Stiletto Martinis » or « Havannah Nights » on Thursdays.


Located on Stanley Street in the heart of Montreal’s Downtown, the two floor restaurant can accommodate over 130 customers. While they have a large number of seats, I recommend you make a reservation because it fills up fairly quickly! The friendly and dynamic staff will always make sure you have a great time in a festive atmosphere.

During my visit, we had a small booth on the second floor. The restaurant was jammed packed and it was the last available spot. To get ourselves in the mood for the evening, we both ordered a Bloody Caesar: Tequila for me, Vodka for my guest. The menu has so many choices, we had trouble picking what we wanted to eat, but our waitress was kind enough to make a few excellent suggestions. Since Deville is already famous for their gigantic burgers, we decided to go with choices you probably didn’t know they offered.


For starters, we shared the onion brick and the fried pickles. The portions are VERY generous, so make sure you bring your most ferocious appetite! The pickles are served with two dipping sauces: Maple Dijon and picante ketchup. The onion brick is, well, the biggest onion ring you’ll ever eat in your entire life. It’s made with buttermilk battered Vidalia onions, fried and served with homemade jalapeño marmalade.


For the main dish, my friend chose the « Bad Girl Pasta » plate, linguini with a creamy sauce topped with a mountain of seafood such as shrimps, scallops and mussels. As for me, I had one of their specialty dishes: the Mediterranean style braised lamb shank, served with garlic mashed potatoes and lamb jus. Both were tasty, comforting and satisfying.


We were pretty disappointed to be so full, because their dessert menu is so tempting and impressive! By the way, I promised myself I would come back around Easter time to try their deep fried Cadbury eggs with homemade maple ice-cream…yum!

Deville Dinerbar
1425, rue Stanley, Montréal
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