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David's Opus Ten
David's Opus Ten

David's Opus Ten Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.davidsopus10.com/
  • Phone: (207) 773-4340
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - Close
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Global, International
  • Executive Chef: David Turin
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: David"s Opus Ten is available for private functions.
  • Private Party Contact: Kim Smith (207) 773-4340

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Congress St.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is street parking as well as a lot that can be entered at Monument Sq. or on Free St.
A word from David's Opus Ten
David’s Opus Ten invites foodies and the food curious for an evening of culinary entertainment. The menu is a prix fixe multi-course tasting menu with optional wine pairings. The restaurant is located within David’s in Monument Square, Portland ME making it an intimate restaurant within a restaurant. Guests select either a seven course menu for $55 or a nine course menu for $65.

The dining area features an elegant atmosphere with exposed brick walls, contemporary lighting and a chef’s table that seats two overlooking the kitchen for Opus Ten. Chef Turin and Chef Bo Byrne, who previously worked at David’s 388 in South Portland, create the menu, which changes frequently.

Dietary restrictions can be accommodated, please call with 24 hours notice.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Diner Reviews
  • "We love the Portland food scene and have visited many local favorites. But perhaps our most memorable meal ever was the other night at David's Opus 10. We were lucky enough to sit at the chef's table. Chef Bo was perfect: attentive, informative, relaxed, and fascinating to watch. And the dishes he created were spectacular. I wanted to lick my plate. Even with the palate cleanser sorbet. A spectacular evening."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Great great restaurant… Loved everything incl food and service"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Prix fix menu, either vegetarian or carnivore. I do not eat red meat and the carnivore menu main dish was pork, a bit of a back and forth to exchange the pork dish with fish or chicken "I was told I need to call ahead for that" I was offered the goat cheese main dish and I objected to having that for a main dish, finally I was served salmon which was delicious. What was a little annoying was the long description of every little " and I mean really little" ingredient in every dish and a lecture about the origin of every wine, no need for that...... All in all it was worth the $250. price tag for two. I think."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "David's Opus Ten is a true gem on the Portland, Maine dining scene. It is intimate and innovative. The experience is akin to being present at a private dinner party where a single server guides you through the entire gastronomical experience. Each dish is thoroughly planned to pop - both in terms of the senses and the palate. The experience of combining unique flavors with a beautiful presentation is the best I have experienced in this town. It is, indeed, David's crowning achieving. A big thank you to the associate chef for delivering accompaniments, personally, to each table."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This is a wonderful dining experience. We did the basic wine pairing with carnivore menu. It was an assault on our taste buds, in a good sense. It is expensive. Be prepared to drop $275 for two people. If you accept that entry fee you will not be disappointed. Our waiter played an integral role in our meal. He explained in detail the food pairing strategies and wine pairings, while interjecting the origins and characteristics of both ingredients and wine. We'll done!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Wonderful from beginning to end. The table is yours for the entire night - no rushing the experience. Service was impeccable - knowledgable on both wine and food, personable and friendly, not at all intrusive. The food was a dream! Such a wonderful combination of comfort foods with a twist that only adds to the flavor, never detracts. Leaving the choices to the chef was the best decision we made!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "David's Opus 10 is a superior restaurant. Excellent service, superb chef. Spoonbill caviar, Vichyssoise, brown butter poached lobster, quail egg pasta ravioli, ale braised pork butt to name a few items on the menu. We chose the Opus Ten wine pairings, which were just perfect. Whether you're a foodie (me) or not (my spouse) you will thoroughly revel in this restaurant. The total bill with tip was $240. It's a special occasion place. (It was our anniversary, and the staff made note of that, which was a delightful touch.) I highly recommend."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Opus 10 is not in Kennebunkport anymore but I did not notice when I booked on Open Table. When we got to the restaurant, we had no reservation. The lady confirmed that I had booked at Opus Ten in Portland! They did not charge for the no-show in Portland and they found us a nice table at David's. We had a fantastic meal and a great night."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The food scene in Portland, ME continues to impress. David's Opus Ten is one of the special restaurants in the area. Both food and service were perfect. This is a must try restaurant."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "From start to finish, we had a truly lovely dining experience. The venue is a restaurant inside a restaurant, and so is intimate and you can watch the chefs in the open kitchen. Chef also came to the table to finish one or two courses and check how we were enjoying everything. The wait staff was attentive (but not obtrusive) and extremely knowledgeable about all courses regarding sources of ingredients and preparation. And to top it all off, our waiter was also a somelier and we had some great discussions about wine, port, medeira, and sherry. Since the table is yours for the whole evening, we were able to linger as long as we wanted. A wonderful experience and we will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I can only describe this as an exceptional dining experience. It's a fixed price menu. My husband will eat eggs and milk products, but no meat. I enjoy meat. In other fine dining establishments, the vegetarian menu compares poorly with the "regular" menu and the dishes are often timed completely differently as well, such that that one might as well be dining at two different restaurants. Not so here. The fixed price vegetarian menu aligned perfectly with the "carnivore" menu and was comparable in every way in quality and presentation. The seven courses were each more wonderful than the last. Unique cocktails, wine pairings and even non-alcoholic beverage pairings and a substantial amuse bouche enhance the experience."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Would definitely go back and recommend to others. Food was fantastic!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I'm lucky that my work requires travel and the chance to eat in great restaurants. I've had amazing meals in New York, Paris, Singapore, San Francisco, etc. That said, I've never had a better meal than my hometown birthday celebration at David's Opus 10 in Portland. Everything about our dinner for 5 was marvelous: the room, the service, the wine and especially the food. Every course was delectable and paired with wonderful wine. The vegetarian and carnivore menus were equally good and everyone in our party was delighted with every dish. The menu changes so what we had may not appear on another night - but we loved the poached lobster and oysters, the smoked Portabello steak, the duck breast, the lamb and the gnocchi. Marvelous meal!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Each of the 5 courses on the "carnivore" menu was wonderful. (A vegetarian menu was also offered.) The palate cleanser of house made blueberry sorbet with frozen limoncello was excellent and refreshing. The reserve wine pairings were perfectly matched to each course. Although the reserve was a bit pricey, it was well worth it in our opinion for the quality and interesting variety of the selections. This was our first experience at the restaurant and we will definitely be back. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "From start to finish Opus Ten is a culinary and dining experience not to miss. The waitstaff is knowledgeable, friendly, and are able to not only explain the dishes and wines, but also answer questions thoughtfully and thoroughly. We were visiting Portland with friends and Opus Ten provided a wonderful experience and delicious food for a couples evening out. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "From the moment we walked in to the time we left, we had a great time. The waitstaff were terrific, the food fabulous and the wine delicious. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Wonderful food, beautifully presented. My only complaint is that if you want wine, you must go with their wine pairings (at an additional $35 or $65) or pay $15 for a glass of wine--which can be selected only from their limited list of pairings. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Clearly trying for Michelin star cuisine and service but falling ever so short. Decent quality ingredients, reasonably well prepared but over stylized all served in a dining environment overly influenced by the home decorating departments of Lowe's and Home Depot. A textbook case of form over substance. Terribly overpriced for the product. Intrusive and pretentious service. Definitely not worth a repeat visit."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We are would-be foodies and this fixed course menu was fantastic. We think this might just have been the best meal we ever had. Can't even choose which course was our favorite. We will definitely return as soon as the menu changes again."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We sat at the chef's table by the kitchen with a full view of the preparation of our (and other diners') dinner. We chatted with the chef throughout the dinner. This is a tasting menu, with paired wines for each course. It simply was one of the best meals we ever had, anywhere in the world. The dishes were inventive, without being exotic, and the food was exceptionally well prepared. In particular, the lobster and oyster first course was exceptional. Chef Bo was friendly, informative and very talented. Service by David was attentive, without being distracting, and he carefully informed us about the restaurant, the tasting menu and the wine pairings. In all, an exceptional experience."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Dinner at Opus 10 was spectacular Really interesting food creations. Intense flavors and intriguing combinations. A perfect evening."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Sat at the chef's "counter table for two" facing the kitchen. One delicious dish after another paired with one lovely wine after another. Wine pairings are spot on--"reserve" pairings are worth the splurge, but "Opus 10" pairings also great (we got one of each so we could try everything). While somewhat subjective, portions of food and wine are precisely enough for a tasting menu--less would be skimpy and more would be too much--when you get to the 7th wine you realize that while you may have wanted more of wine #3 or #4 because it was soooo great, it would have ruined you for the rest. Service is warm and welcoming and we can't wait to return."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Our server told us that she would pace the 7+ courses for us - and she did so perfectly. From sparkling to port, every pairing was superb - and we chose the lesser wines (we already knew most of the premium choices). Each course was a beautiful gem, and both of us ate the whole thing. Portions, of both wines and food, are reduced, but reduced to perfect. I was full after the brownie with flambé banana & ice cream, but not overstuffed. My favorite courses were the poached oyster & lobster served on the shell and the flawlessly flavored and cooked lamb medallion. We will be back every time the fixed menu changes... Noise level is a bit high because the servers explain every course, at every table. But we certainly learned a lot!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Did not know the restaurant's menu was a 7 course tasting menu that changes several times a year - absolutely great. They also offered paring a wine with each course. Some were better than others but overall very good. Presentation was superb. Did not feel rushed. There are only 6 tables so the ambience feels quite intimate. Would absolutely recommend to anyone. There was also a 7 course vegetarian version. Also, if you did not like a particular course, they would work with you to see what they had in lieu of. This was not an issue for us because all courses were very tempting and tasted great."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "David's Opus Ten does everything right. Upon entering this intimate 18-seat venue, you are asked for your coat. So begins the night of being taken care of from the moment you step in. We chose the 6-course Restaurant Week special and were treated to an extra 7th course to begin - cured meat and cheese from Spain on handmade crackers accompanied by some very nice olives. Then came the plates, perfectly timed. Each one was explained in detail by our waiter. The personalized service is not to be beat anywhere in town."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We went to David's Opus 10 on the first day of Restaurant Week, and it was a memorable experience. The food was creative and delicious, and the staff was knowledgeable but unpretentious. This will definitely be our next destination for a splurge, special occasion dinner."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The food was superb, the wine pairings were mostly on point. The setting is small and intimate. My one gripe is with the service; the servers (there were only two the night we dined) have the same points to talk about prior to each course, and because it's a small area we heard the exact same thing each time a table's course was brought out. It creates a stilted feel to the service; like calling a customer service center and having the agent read a script robotically. Once my husband and I managed to find some common ground with our server and struck up an actual conversation, the meal improved dramatically. But again, the food was fantastic. The next time we go, I'll be requesting the "bar" seating with a view of the meal prep!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was my second visit to Opus Ten and it did not disappoint. From beginning to end, it's a beautiful experience and the staff is THE most experienced wait staff in Portland."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Food excellent, service exceptionally attentive, just wish the space wasn't so unisnspired."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "A lovely night - excellent, knowledgeable service, and every course on the 9-course tasting menu was something we would have ordered on a regular menu. Yummy!"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "David's Opus Ten is the finest food/dining experience Southern Maine has to offer bar none!"
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "This was our second visit to David's Opus Ten. We were lucky enough to go for a pre-opening event several months ago. Both visits have been very memorable. The food is excellent, the win pairings spot on, and the service outstanding. Highly recommended for a dinner for two or a special occasion with friends."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Everything was perfect. The staff was attentive and informative. Chef Matt clearly loves being in the kitchen and creating. We certainly wish to return."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Just a wonderful experience. From the serrano ham to the tawny port, a must try."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Our server was as mush a part of our great experience as the food was. She described every ingredient in the dish, and how it was prepared. She did a great job on making us a specialty drink that she offered on her special cheese/drink cart. The only disappointment was that there was a very long wait between each course they served for this 9 course dinner. We understood this was going to be an evening of eating (one seating) but from the time we sat down till the time we left our table it took 3 1/2 hours. We didn't have an after dinner drink either. The food however was incredibly delicious and we loved that the chef came to our table to say hello and served one of the courses to us."
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "Dining at Opus Ten is a true culinary experience. Each of the nine courses is a miniature work of art, delivered to the table with a description of how it was prepared and a full list of ingredients. One of the best parts for me was that my portions were all gluten-free, as requested, which required even more preparation. Anyone planning to experience this should realize that there are no options (other than a selection of small rolls), and that it will take a full three hours. This is dinner and a show combined--but well worth the time. We did the wine pairings, which was nice, but one can save a bit of money by choosing a bottle to go with the entire meal. All in all, a memorable night that every foodie should experience at least once."
    Dined on 9/20/2013