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David's Restaurant

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22 Monument Sq, Portland, ME 04101-4082 (Preble Street)
+1 207-773-4340
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17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 16:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Portland, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great atmosphere with even better food! Service is always great whether dining or at the bar. Some of my favorite meals have been from Davids!

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Thank laurensmall2009
Burlington, Vermont
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Met a colleague for dinner. We had a 6:00pm reservation and were greeted and seated promptly. Attentive waitstaff-in hindsight, not certain if he mentioned specials. But who needs specials with a menu like this?! We ordered the tuna tartare appetizer, haddock with peeky toe crab and open faced lobster ravioli as entrees. Everything was absolutely delicious! Licking our plates delicious!!... More 

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Thank Renee H
Freeport, Maine
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87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Made a reservation for a early dinner before a 7:00 show on a Friday night in December. Group of five people. Although a small restaurant, our table for 5 was well proportioned and easily sat our group. Because we were early, got to take advantage of the happy hour drink specials. Very nice! Everyone enjoyed their meals. The only complaint... More 

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Thank Trvlvt
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place gets wildly mixed reviews. Put us in the disappointed column. Walked in on a Friday and seated promptly in a great window seat, but then things went downhill. Our server Tyler was very good, the food not so much. Split appetizer of "lobster, scallops and salmon" cake: damned if we could find any seafood-mostly bread and very dry.... More 

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Thank Feat1st
York, Maine
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were headed to the airport to pick up our daughter and wanted a good, but unpretentious dinner, and headed to David;s. We have been numerous times, but this is our first review. David's is a delightful bistro-ish restaurant in downtown Portland, a town long known for wonderful, small, eateries. We had a glass of red wine while splitting an... More 

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Thank merunner57
Portland, Maine
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513 reviews
407 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I will start by saying that I'm very familiar with David's Restaurants, having been 20 times or so in their long history here. The food is top-notch and the owner/chef David Turin, is skilled as well as quite down-to-Earth/personable, having met him recently in person at a foodie event. I cannot say enough good about him, his staff and his... More 

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Thank James F
Greenville, South Carolina
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97 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ended up passing through and decided to grab lunch and somehow blindly picked David's and walked into an amazing treat! Had a fantastic salad (Mediterranean Grilled Tuna) that was so perfect I could not think of an improvement. Waitress was awesome, service timely and so kind! I can't believe I stumbled into this very rare treat! My compliments and my... More 

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Thank BorisMurchant
Gorham, Maine
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90 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We went here for a special weekend meal at the start of the holiday season. I strongly recommend requesting a table in the front room if you would like to enjoy the festive holiday lights on the adjacent Monument Square. The waitstaff is professional and attentive. The prices are higher-end but I think you will not be disappointed by portion... More 

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Thank kmk415
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We drove up from St Augustine for dinner. This was our first time at this place. Lovely atmosphere, hostess very pleasant. We had an excellent server. Our dinner was delicious. I ordered the filet mignon and my husband had the chicken marsala. Both were excellent choices. Pricey but worth it. I would rather pay more for quality than to waste... More 

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Thank Gernest59
Phippsburg, Maine
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100 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

It's been 10 years or more since our last visit here, so we decided a birthday lunch on a snowy December afternoon was in order. We both remembered dinner here being delicious, abundant and while not moderately priced certainly not in the stratospheric heights so many Portland restaurants now seem to think is the new normal. Briefly, the lobster ravioli... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 16:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 16:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 16:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 16:00
Friday
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Monument Sq, Portland, ME 04101-4082
    (Preble Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-773-4340

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?