By New Times
By Robrt L. Pela
By Lauren Saria and Heather Hoch
By Deborah Sussman
By Robrt L. Pela and Amy Silverman
By Kathleen Vanesian
By Eric Schaefer
By Heather Hoch
A juicy, perfectly cooked Kurobuta pork chop, smothered in caramelized apple and onion jam, came in a close second. If only its accompanying roasted fingerling potatoes had been thoroughly cooked instead of nearly raw inside, it might have been my favorite.
My number one letdown, on the other hand, was undoubtedly the almost-burnt wild boar meatloaf, teamed with depressingly bland Guinness mashed potatoes (I couldn't even taste butter in them, let alone beer) and soggy roasted Brussels sprouts that disintegrated in my mouth. What sounded like an ambitious dish turned out to be a drag.
And nothing made me swoon at the end of the meal. There was satisfactory crème brûlée, moist Granny Smith apple cake with vanilla ice cream, dry-ish pumpkin cranberry cheesecake, and warm peach cobbler made with canned peaches. Yawn.
2837 N. Power Road
Mesa, AZ 85215
Honestly, even "good for east Mesa" should be better than this.
SERIOUS THIS REVIEW WAS OFF! DVINE ROCKS! BOTH LOCATIONS ARE IN A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN! I LOVE THESE GUYS! THEY PUT AZ ON THE MAP!
I cannot attest to the dishes mentioned in the article, but we've had almost everything else on the menu at one point or another -- and everything was delicious.
The new happy hour menu with tapas dishes are all amazing at $3-$5. We eat there at least 4-5 times per month and have never had a bad meal. In addition the service is also always excellent.
I became a customer of Dvine about two years ago. I moved into this neighborhood from Old Town Scottsdale, which in my opinion has some of the best places in the Valley to dine. I tried Dvine almost immediately after moving to town, after hearing many great reviews from people that I had met. I was immediately surprised and impressed by many things about this restaurant. The first time I visited I sat at a table alone and ordered my food. I noticed that they had live music and continue to have it every night and I was very happy about that! My waiter was very friendly and attentive, and introduced me to other staff members as they passed and told them it was my first time there, he told them my name and each of them were so kind and thanked me for coming. Since that day I cannot walk through the doors without being greeted by my name and often with a hug and a "it's great to see you." The food is excellent by any standards, and I KNOW GOOD FOOD! I would and do recommend this restaurant to everyone that I talk to! There is something for everyone and they have a great specials menu, that changes daily with many unique and delicious menu items which include fresh fish, filet (Awsome!!), and rare dishes like python or crocodile! I love it, my husband loves it, my friends,(many from Scottsdale/Fountain Hills) Love it! So if you want to listen to some good live music, enjoy excellent service, and hands down amazing food... in "East Mesa".... this is your place, because I can tell you one thing for sure it is mine!!!
I have to agree w/ triple V on this one. I've been going to Dvine for about three years now and not only is the food absolutely delicious, unique and VERY well priced, the service is above and beyond anything you will experience in a comparable establishment. I travel A LOT and always use Dvine as a measuring board against the numerous eateries I dine at. From SF to NY, Dvine is one of the best in their league.
Oh did I mention the phenomenal local artists they help support in the community? Top notch place in my book.
When D'vine opened up I tried it several times. On both occasions food was served piping cold or raw. It is not only a bad place to eat, it can't even get a plate of food out without a problem, you had raw potatoes, I received raw cold vegetables. So this is an ongoing problem that was never addressed. East mesa needs a real restaurant, not this place.
I have never had a bad meal at D'Vine. I'm not a dessert person, so I can't comment there, but the regular menu items are consistently good and the daily specials usually feature a real treasure. A few weeks ago I had an Italian seafood stew with mussels, scallops and snails served over risotto that was as good as anything I've had in Scottsdale.
Don't let this review scare you off - D'Vine would be a good call in any neighborhood.