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7:00 PM
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David's Restaurant

1478 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Creative Cuisine (36)
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Located at the foot of Portland’s arts district on Monument square, Portland Maine David Turin, Chef / Owner moved David’s to this historic location in 1998. The restaurant is tastefully and creatively decorated update to the “Great Fire” surviving building which housed the presses for The Portland Telegram Newspaper at the turn of the century. The open kitchen allows diners to watch the creation of meals which feature the bounty of regional resources prepared without culinary boundaries. David’s cuisine has one foot in tradition and another in the contemporary influences of many of the world’s great cuisines.
The New York Times … “an intelligent hand in the kitchen of the sort you would find in better New York restaurants for half as much.. The Portland Press Herald… “This restaurant is doing amazing things and at the same time keeping prices reasonable-Four and a Half Stars!” Portland Magazine …“Truly a spectacular meal” “Best of New England 2008” – New England Travel Ma
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
Sun-Thur dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Friday and Sat
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(207) 773-4340
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
David Turin
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Private party facilities
David’s Restaurant in Portland can accommodate smaller parties in a private dining room or as many as 150 guests utilizing the entire restaurant. Choose from sit-down menus of between 3 and 9 courses off of our regular menus, or allow us to prepare a special menu just for your event.
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Private party contact
Private Dining Coordinator: (855) 758-1025
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Off premise catering is offered on a limited basis, generally for regular guests by request only. Because of this limit, every party is unique and memorable.
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Cross street
Preble Street
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Parking details
We recommend that our guests park in the following lots:Monument Square or the Free St lot, Free St. The Elm St Garage, and the Public Market garage. Most people are able to find street parking if they drive around for a minute or two.
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access
What 1478 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Birthday dinner was lovely

ReneeL (New England)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

The food was absolutely delicious and beautiful! The drinks were tasty, but I have had better. Also, for the amount of staff in the small dining room, the service was a bit slow.
Overall, a great spot for a delicious meal.

5.0  Dined 3 days ago

We visit Portland often and Love David's Restaurant . Always a creative menu with a great atmosphere . It is often crowded to make you reservations and there will be no problem . Fantastic from start to finish . We Will Be Back !!!

vipPamela (New England)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

We had a fun delicious meal and would definitely come back the next time we are in Portland.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Perfect every time!

vipEglenx (London)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Beautifully cooked and presented food. Flavors were all very strong but we almost licked the plate so obviously not TOO strong. Delicous but very sweet brussel sprouts with almond topping, very bacony but so good clam chowder. My lamb was fabulous and duck fat greens were divine. The halibut was well cooked but bland. The carrot cake looked beautiful but needed some texture.
I would go back for the great service and the good food oh and the jalapeno ginger margarita! But I would not choose to sit in the back room it totally lacks the warm atmosphere of the main room and feels like an afterthought that someone has cheaply toilet papered the ceiling as decoration.

5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Went to David's for late Valentines late lunch, we got duck and salmon. The food was exceptional! David Turin and staff have talent! Will go back.

WestEnder (New England)
1.0  Dined 6 days ago

It was Valentine's day and they were trying to turn over tables quickly, so we felt rushed as a consequence. The server tried to take our order 4 times in the first 5 minutes and then never came to check on us after the entree was served was by another server. She then offered to box up my husband's meal while he was still eating and then told us she was boxing up the dessert goodies for us to take home.
She never asked why I didn't even touch the filet mignon, she just offered to box it up.
We were seated very close to host stand where the host kept running his fingers thru his hair and beard......and then was serving food and setting tables. Also the kitchen staff and other servers kept coming to the host stand to check on the reservations still due in, very distracting with us sitting so close by.
We love the food at David's.....but it was a bad choice for a Valentine's day.

Mbgilbo (New England)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

We had an excellent experience. Our server was terrific, the food fresh and delicious-made my birthday celebration extra special-Love David's!!

AllenM (New England)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Nice specials and happy hour options. Arugala salad was amazing with pears and pecans.