David's Opus Ten

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Contemporary American
This restaurant is open only 40 nights for the season. Our first night is June 14th

This intimate restaurant within a restaurant is like nothing else in Portland.

Chef David is in the Opus kitchen most nights himself to prepare this hyper-local “front door to table” menu

Cocktails and a surprise hors d'oeuvres promptly at 6:45 PM followed by seven set courses with optional wine pairings
Menu • seventy nine dollars
Wine pairings • thirty nine dollars
Cocktail Cart • fourteen dollars
reservations are strongly recommend as seating is limited to 18 guests and most days sell out very quickly

Opus Ten is also available year round for special events, private dinners, and parties.
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EM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences i have ever had. We were fortunate to get the kitchen table and David himself was delightful. A superb experience.

DM
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very special dining experience. Food was wonderful and the conversation with the chef was delightful.

MM
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A special evening with wonderful assortment of flavors and foods. All good

PY
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Intimate, inventive, warm. The service was excellent, the meal was a tasting but not too many courses so the portions were large enough to experience the dish. The courses came quickly though not rushed. The wine paring was very good. David was very available and we had opportunity to speak with him. Overall great experience.

AT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highlight of our trip to Portland. David was so gracious and the meal was fantastic. We will be back!

K
New England
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Totally outstanding! David & Libby were wonderful. The Chef’s Table upgrade was terrific!

HF
New England
27 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful meal. Excellent service. Great value. David himself speaks with each table. Only wish Opus Ten did dinners year round. Very happy foodie

SL
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an anazing meal and service. Each dish was breathtaking and the interactions with Chef David was delightful. First rate.

M
New England
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal. Everything was delicious and even foods I had not liked before were amazing the way they were prepared.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible overall experience. Food rivals the best restaurants in NYC.

D
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm in my late 60's and have worked abroad and here in the states. During the course of my travels I have eaten at some of the best restaurants in Europe and the states. David's Opus 10, is just that, a 10! Service was perfect and smartly timed, the food was sensational and kept getting better with each course, the wines were well chosen and dessert capped it off. David was at our table a couple of times throughout the evening to serve, describe and answer questions about what was being served. An extraordinary meal cooked and served by individuals who love what they do! Definitely coming back.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of this experience. The servers and chef were personable and very good at their jobs. The food was outstanding and each course was timed perfectly. It was well worth every penny.

L
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I wanted to give David’s Opus Ten 4-1/2 stars but Open Table doesn’t have 1/2 star. The food was very good and the presentation was lovely. The wine pairing was interesting and well chosen for each dish. The chef brought out the food to each table a few times and explained each dish. At the end, he came out and thanked everyone for coming. We had a nice evening. We would come back to David’s Opus Ten again the next time we are in Portland.

SM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

David is one damn talented chef. We talked with him throughout service.... excellent host. Loved it.

e
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This experience was amazing! The flavors of the foods are indescribable. David is very humble for such a highly talented chef. He enjoys visiting this intimate group of 18 people and answering any questions.

JA
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easily in the top 5 five best fine dining meals ever enjoyed anywhere on the planet

JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Opus Ten dining was an exceptional experience. Chef David was so friendly and a pleasure to watch as he prepared a glorious meal.

SO
New England
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second year that we have come to Opus 10. We had an unbelievably great time. Food, cocktails, and paired wine were perfect. This is such a special expression for us!

RO
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All seven courses of our meal were absolutely outstanding. My favorite was the porcini mushroom with sage papardelle--SO delicious! We also loved the mini-breads served with each course. Because they were so small, we could try a little of each over the course of the evening without feeling stuffed by the end. The wine pairings were perfectly matched to each dish, and I was extremely pleased and grateful that the chef accommodated my dietary constraints (I'm pescatarian). David actually came out and chatted with us briefly, and his daughter was our server! The room was small and quiet (there were only 8 or 9 other couples there). We loved everything about our experience. Highly, highly recommended!!

CK
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Opus Ten has a short season and I can't recommend it enough... Chef David has created a seven-course culinary experience that's like no other I know of in Maine. The menu changes weekly and on the night we went it was impossible to pick a "winner" dish as they were all incredible. My daughter and I can't have gluten but that didn't stop Turin... we got a special menu as well as our own gluten-free bread service.

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible experience. Chef David was amazing and the service was perfect. I would encourage anyone coming to Portland to keep this restaurant on their list of top places to dine!

MC
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The 4 of us enjoyed every aspect of this 7 course prix-fixe meal of outstanding tastes, each better than the last! Menu items readily (and deliciously) adjusted to account for 1 person's dairy sensitivity. Our waitress was delightful, attentive, and knowledgeable. David personally delivered a couple of the courses and explained their ingredients. He also stopped to chat with us after the meal. Two of us did the wine pairings which were also excellent. Cannot recommend this unique and delicious experience enough!

C
New England
13 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! We had an incredible experience here. We highly appreciated the staff calling to ask about food allergies. Everything was delicious and inventive. We tried lots of new food and thoroughly enjoyed it. The wine pairings were amazing and spot on. It was great to actually meet and talk to the chef. We loved the personalized attention. The staff was friendly and very knowledgeable. If you are lucky enough to see an open spot, take it, you won't regret it.

OT
New England
19 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, David was terrific in greeting all tables. About a 3 hour experience, never felt rushed or that we waited too long between courses. Met a nice couple next to us. Highly recommended.

AL
New England
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an amazing dinner experience. We really enjoyed the quality of the overall dinner. The experience is definitely worth it!! We will try to get a reservation again next year if we can!

p
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We do not do prefix menus ! But you must do this one if you get the chance. The culinary experience is outstanding, the venue comforting and the hospitality warm and welcoming. Very impressive !

M
New England
12 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's really nice when the owner/chef is present and can answer your questions. One of our courses included a "frozen" vodka. The bottle was encased in ice and the vodka was even colder than the blueberry taste-treat over which it was poured. David poured the vodka and explained how he made this course.

LC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow. We celebrated my husband's birthday with the seven course tasting menu during Maine's restaurant week. We both got a cocktail to enjoy with the phenomenal hors d'oeuvres they offered us and then had dinner with the wine pairing. Chef David came to introduce himself to everyone at the table at the end of the meal, which was a nice touch. The ambience of the room, set in the back of the larger David's Restaurant was beautifully decorated with an open kitchen so that we got to catch glimpses of the chefs at work. Thank you so much for the wonderful treat.

SH
New England
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining at David’s Opus is a delight for the senses. From the presentation to the way the aromas greet you before the first bite of each new course to the unique flavor combinations that dance on the palate, it is not just a lovely meal, it is an experience. The wine pairings were perfectly complimentary. If you are looking for an extraordinary dining adventure, David’s Opus should be on your short list of choices.

J
New England
67 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a great experience for foodies. Go with friends as the pace is leisurely so you can have a really nice evening. All the courses were well prepared, the service was good, and the wine pairings were interesting. I particularly recommend doing the wine pairing as the courses are so varied that selecting a bottle that went with everything would be difficult, and if you order by the glass for each course it would be too much wine.

J
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience, sat at the chef's table, interacted with chef David, the food was amazing, the conversation was amazing, the ambiance was amazing, overall the best meal/experience i've had out in Portland, ME. I would absolutely recommend 10/10!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Do this. I promise it’ll be the best food of Portland and beyond.

DS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was, as always, incredible. I don't like lamb, but it was one of the plates and it was outstanding. If David serves it, it will be good. Just try it. After 4 years, we will be returning for a fifth. When you find something this wonderful, just stick with it.
Deb Smith

DD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

David's Opus Ten never disappoints! New Year's Eve's dinner was beyond amazing!! The food was delicious, the service was impeccable and the atmosphere was perfect. I am only sorry that I was so stuffed that I had to wait till the next morning to eat the dessert. Chef Turin never fails to amaze me and each dish was even better than the last. I can't wait until my next visit.

W
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful New Year's eve at David's Opus 10. It was our first time dining there and we were so delighted with the food. My favorites were tuna carpaccio with quail egg and truffles (this was actually a substitution for beef carpaccio and it worked perfectly!) and a really thoughtful halibut dish served with truffle micro greens over shredded potatoes (the flavors worked well together). I don't eat red meat or chicken, and the substitutions they gave me were fantastic. I recommend the wine pairing- they were well suited to the dishes. This is one of the best meals I've had in Portland. It was pricey, but the service and food were great.

KC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a wonderful evening with excellent food and service. The only issue was the seating was a bit crowded and noise level ( due to background music) was too high.

DH
New England
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great 7 course tasting menu! Food was fantastic and service was terrific.

L
New England
52 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful evening;
Food & service of highest standard
Personable, relaxed
So thankful no loud music to spoil ambiance
Best experience I have had anywhere in the Portland food scene since we last dined at Opus

MA
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

David and staff were outstanding. My son is gluten and dairy free and they went above and beyond to cater to our needs. There was a flood in the kitchen the night of our initial reservation and the restaurant had to close. They called and were able to reschedule us for the following night. Truly a fantastic experience.

Thanks to everyone. We hope to return soon. Mark

AR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was spectacular! David Turin is an amazing chef! He even called earlier in the day in order to accommodate some food allergy requests. The meal did take a little longer than expected, but it was worth the overall experience. We would definitely recommend to anyone interested in creative, delectable food!

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