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“CHEZ DOVAL IS A DISASTER! DO NOT EAT HERE!!”

Restaurant Chez Doval
Ranked #942 of 6,127 Restaurants in Montreal
Price range: US$10 - US$15
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Plateau Mont-Royal
Reviewed 30 March 2018

I am not someone who complains easily about service - check out my other reviews here, from around the world. This used to be one of my favourite low-key, unpretentious but tasty Portuguese food restaurants in Montreal, specializing in grilled chicken. We have enjoyed going there for years. That all changed last Sunday when we arrived to a nearly-empty restaurant for a late lunch and the waiter greeted us grumpily in barely intelligible French, Italian, Portuguese and English - all of which we speak fluently. He didn't want to seat us at the window, complaining of the sun. When he finally agreed after telling him we wanted the sun, he sneezed all over the table and continued grumbling and complaining that it was his break. We decided to leave rather than have our day completely ruined by this unpleasant and totally unacceptable experience. Look, there are thousands of restaurants in Montreal and literally hundreds within a short walking distance of this sad place! Never known for its refined cuisine or great service, Chez Doval has fallen on sad times. This sultry and unpleasant waiter ruined our visit and we will never go back. DO NOT PATRONIZE THIS AWFUL RESTAURANT!

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Thank VincenzDN
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

Iconic chicken place.. Chicken charcoaled over maple wood oven so it gives this little sweet after taste... Mmmmm. It isn't the nicest place but it is where all the locals go and go back.

Thank Christian P
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Our family has been going to Chez Doval while visiting Montreal for years - and for good reason. Its grilled sardines and peri-peri chicken never fail to please and our most recent meal there with another family was another example of its consistency. Chez Doval is not fancy; it is delicious, authentic, generously-portioned, fairly-priced and well-presented Portuguese food. We will be back on future trips!

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Thank ZEDTalks
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place while looking for somewhere to eat at night. Staff were welcoming and friendly. The chicken I ordered was delicious, and portion sizes were big. The salad was a highlight for me. I would definitely go back.

Thank sleepytraveller8
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

We made a reservation for 4 without problem and were impressed with the personal attentiveness of the owner. The chicken and grilled fish were delicious but the pork chops were dry and leathery. Overall, a good experience.

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