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“Great spot for dining with friends.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dev's on Bank Street - MOVED

Dev's on Bank Street
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Gastropub, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Dev's on Bank Street is an American Bistro & Bar, located at New London Harbour Towers in downtown New London. With street AND garage parking, it's the perfect location to unwind after work, gather with friends for a night out or enjoy dinner before a show. Our American Bistro menu boasts over 30 bistro bites, hand made burgers, unique salads, and hearty entrees. Stop in for your very own bite of New London at Dev's!
Providence, Rhode Island
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140 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great spot for dining with friends.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2011

The tapas menu has diversity and it was all good. We ordered a couple of rounds of tapas while catching up with friends we had not seen in a while. Sharing the tapas with the table was a great way to sample a lot of items. The portions were ideal for the 4 of us. Nice wine selection was partially hidden. There is an incomplete listing on the regular menu, but the full wine menu has some gems like cava. Service was a little inconsistent, but friendly. Visits to our table by the owner and the chef gave the restaurant a very personal touch.

  • Visited October 2011
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Thank Chuck B
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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132 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Still Good!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2011

Returned to Dev's after a few years. Still good. Food amazing, service fabulous and wonderful friendly people. Completely unpretentious!!
Love this place.

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Thank BeenthereWorcester
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Waterford, Connecticut
1 review
“The best restaurant in the area.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2011

We are regulars at Dev's and were fortunate to be invited to their first ever Chef''s Table dinner. The meal was perfect! Executive Chef Rachel is creative every week but truly outdid herself for this meal. The food is always delicious and the service top-notch. The entire staff makes us feel like we are members of the family. We are tapas fans, have had them many places including Spain, and it is great to be able to enjoy them close to home.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JLCole
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White Plains, New York
1 review
“Dev's - innovative food, prepared with flair”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2011

While on a campus tour of Connecticut College, my family needed a safe restaurant choice in a city unknown to us. We found so much more in Dev's on Bank Street. The restaurant is a culmination of the owner's experiences from Spain, Argentina and the Far East, who has managed to fuse the best culinary elements of each into a tapestry of tastes and textures offered through their tapas menu. The sweet corn clam chowder with chorizo soup managed to highlight the natural flavors of each without the heavy dose of cream that would normally mask them. Sweet grapes surrounded by gorgonzola and spicy crushed pecans were sweet and savory, finished with a pleasant, tangy crunch. Grilled portobello mushrooms were served with roasted pepper, gorgonzola and spinach with a touch of garlic. An authentic Spanish paella appetizer, crowned with one each of mussels and clams, boasted perfectly cooked short grain rice infused with real saffron - not the long grain Uncle Ben's artificially colored and flavored, so commonly pawned off on unsuspecting diners. Other tapas were equally distinctive, each showcasing an array of fresh products thoughtfully prepared. Service was prompt and friendly - a neighborhood place for people from outside the neighborhood. Well done, Candace and staff!

  • Visited February 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jtimko
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New London, Connecticut
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Favorite New London restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2011

I have visited Dev's since it opened and it continues to provide new, interesting and challenging tapas dishes. The food mixes American, British, Mediterranean, and Asian styles, from crab cakes to fish and chips to spring rolls. A broad group of my friends all seem to enjoy visiting this restaurant.

Unlike other restaurants/bars offering happy hour, Dev's offers happy hour drinks AND food. With the many affordable dishes available, you easily enjoy a meal and a drink for less than $10 between 4-6pm Tues-Friday.

Dev's is also the place that has an effusively friendly staff greeting you on each visit. If you frequent the restaurant more than a few times, they will soon know you on sight and be happy to serve you once more.

My fiancé and I visited this restaurant on our first date and continue to like it so much, that we are even planning our rehearsal dinner for appx. 40 people here. I am always happy and proud when a restaurant like Dev's serves as the face of New London to visitors. Thank you for brightening our little city!

  • Visited February 2011
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Thank CoastieGirl04
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