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“Delicious!”
Review of Tao Yuan

Tao Yuan
Ranked #5 of 109 Restaurants in Brunswick
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$50
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 22 March 2014 via mobile

This is our second time dining at Tao Yaun and both experiences were wonderful. We came for a Sunday night family style meal highlighting Sichuan cuisine - amazing. A nice touch, the chef/owner has stopped by every table at the end of evening each time we've been in. She clearly cares to know if diners enjoyed their meals. Of course we will be back.

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Reviewed 7 March 2014

We are fortunate to have many fine restaurants in Brunswick Maine. Perhaps our finest is Tao. The chef provides a spectacular variety of flavors both new and familiar that keep my wife an I returning again and again. This is small plate preparation of quality taste and presentation. It is not all you can eat Chinese buffet. I can't state a favorite because the menu changes constantly.
I just have to echo the other reviews by stating if your a "foody", this is your place.

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Thank Mark A
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

This was the second time I had been to Tao Yuan, the first time for my husband. It was one of the best meals we have ever had in a restaurant. The service was terrific, our waitress was very sweet and very accommodating. The plates were small, but six plates total was more than enough for the two of us. Each dish had incredible flavors, all different and all amazing. The scallop sashimi was phenomenal, and the pork belly ..... Incredible. We ended with a yuzu dessert that was an amazing introduction to a new flavor.
All in all, an incredible dinner at a wonderful restaurant. I highly recommend it.

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Reviewed 29 January 2014

While staying at the Squire Tarbox Inn the proprietor, who runs a spectacular restaurant at the Inn, recommended we try Tao Yuan in Brunswick. What a treat!! Asian Tapas is the concept there and Cara Stadler, Chef/owner executes with perfection. Her extensive experience (read her bio and you can't help but be impressed) shows through in all of her creations.
We signed up for the price fixed Tasting Menu. It was the right move since so many of the dishes on the menu looked like winners. Leading off with Maine Oysters and finishing (8 courses later) with a scrumptuous dessert...every offering brought renewed interest and excitement. The dishes were served as a shared offering which was perfect for my wife and I(she loves to share). The staff works well together...overlapping their duties as necessary...a rare occurance these days.
We will definitely be back and will recommend this to all our friends without hesitation.

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Thank earth2hal
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

We did the brunch on the 29th and could not have been happier with the whole experience. From the design of the restaurant, front of the house and wait-staff everything is in balance here. We wandered off the prix fixe pick 3 dishes and so glad we expanded our choices. My wife started off with an incredible bloody and this is what we picked Asian Slaw, Kimchi Pancakes, “Zhu Rou Bing” Fried Chinese Pancakes, Sunshine Squash (10 spice, Pork Dumplings), “Har Gow” Crystal Shrimp Dumplings, Cha Shao Bao (Roast Pork Buns), Pastrami Buns and Cheong Fun Shrimp Roll. Each dish is ideally shared by 2 people and we did go over the top a bit. Each one was distinctly different and so good! We did have coffee (excellent!), egg tarts (better of our 2 dessert choices) and their custard with raspberry sauce (just a bit too tart for us). We raved throughout our meal and afterwards we ranked this gem of a place in our top 5 of all time places.

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