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Dev's on Bank Street, New London, Connecticut

By Mark B. Oliver | August 19, 2010

An Array of Tapas
The Grilled Bread
The Red Dragon Noodle Bowl
The Mei Ling Martini
Heavenly Desserts

There are family run restaurants and then there’s Dev’s on Bank Street.

The owners are Candace and Bunny Devendittis and Paul Devendittis is the manager.   And that’s just the beginning; various family members assist and it really lends to the feeling that you are dining with family rather than at a restaurant.

The interior is warm and inviting without being fanciful and the full bar has some truly astonishing cocktails.   The Espresso Martini ($10) was mixed to perfection and was just the ticket at the end of a long day.

The restaurant serves a full menu, but it is the tapas for which it is rightly renowned combining Spanish and Asian influenced dishes to exceptional affect.

While perusing the menu it is all to easy to devour a few too many slices of the Grilled Bread (50c per slice) or the Toasted Crostinis (25c each), both of which were moreish.

The Red Dragon Noodle Bowl ($6) combines rice noodles with a broth of red Asian curry, ginger coconut milk, slivered almonds and tender pieces of chicken.   The noodles were perfect and the broth both sweet and spicy without being overtly hot.

The Mei Ling Martini ($8) is served in a martini glass and is a chilled crab & avocado salad tossed with pear, red onion and cucumbers in a Saki vinaigrette.   These classic ingredients were complimented by the dressing to produce a light yet zesty dish.

The Sugar Seared Salmon ($6) comprised a trio of salmon filets atop a sundried tomato citrus sauce.   The salmon was moist and flavorful and the sauce gave the salmon a welcome bite.

The Seafood Lasagna ($6) neatly avoided the all too common trap of the sauce overpowering the delicate flavor of the shrimp and salmon.

The hit of the night was undoubtedly the Toasted Goat Cheese ($7).   Warm goat cheese sat atop delicious crostini upon which honey and almonds had been drizzled.   The cheese was of the highest quality, creamy and delicious with the crostini preventing the dish from being too rich. An absolute delight.

Of the desserts, particularly well received were the Summer Fling ($5) where ice cream was alternately layered with grape puree and cream to provide a truly decadent summer classic.   The Banana Foster ($6) was an extremely generous portion, with large slices of banana lightly sautéed in rum, brown sugar and cinnamon and accompanied by vanilla ice cream.

The warm reception, friendly staff and ingenious menu at Dev’s on Bank Street will surely suit every occasion.

TELEPHONE(860) 442 3387

Dev's on Bank Street
345 Bank Street
New London, CT 06320

WEBSITE: www.devsonbank.com


Mon – Thu: 4PM – 9PM
Fri & Sat: 4PM – 10PM
Sun: Closed

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