David's 388

4.8
617 Reviews
$30 and under
Bistro
From the owner of David's (Portland, ME), 388 is a comfortable and casual neighborhood nook where diners can enjoy a range of bold flavors. Both restaurants share the signature of Chef/Owner David Turin, and David's 388 is built "by the Chef, for the Chef." Every week, David's 388 thrills the palette with new dishes that have both creative and traditional influences spanning the width of the globe. The restaurant seats 42 including seating at a Chef’s counter overlooking the kitchen.
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vipUnionW
New England
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous the service was fabulous and even the dessert was fabulous!

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PatT
New England
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great variety on the menu. Food beautifully prepared and served. Prices reasonable. Service very personable. David's 388 reminds me of my favorite little neighborhood bistro in Paris. C'est Magnifique!

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DariaP
New England
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ExceptionL as usual! Libby is our absolute favorite! We love her and this restaurant! We wish we lived closer so we could go more often! ❤️❤️❤️

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vipFoodieJim
New England
25 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

David’s 388 has all the elegance of the Old Port restaurants, but at a discount. Most of the entrees are priced in the mid 20s. If you’ve never been here you need to go. If you’ve already been here then you’re probably going back anyway.

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KellyG
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there & we all enjoyed it very much. It's a cozy place with excellent food & service. Will def go back!

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AndyT
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great as always. Two of our party of four had car trouble and they held our table reservation while I went to rescue them.

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MattH
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've always enjoyed ourselves at David's 388. The small neighborhood location gives it a cozy, warm atmosphere. While portions are "small" by design, they are extremely high quality and we've never been disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good company, good food, good service, just lovely!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cool vibe with great food and service.

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KristinK
New England
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time back since Covid and we were definitely NOT disappointed! The Brussel Sprouts were SOOO good. I had the pistachio salmon- cooked perfectly! The other 2 in our party got the bacon wrapped filet. We all finished our plates and I could have licked it but I was able to restrain myself :)

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great to be back! The table closest to the kitchen is too hot though …

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vipBelino
New England
66 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eat at the bar with a friend. Had a special Mezcal cocktail that was great. Salmon dis we both had was fantastic!

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vipSarahW
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a marvelous night here! Cream Asparagus soup, filet mignon with garlic mash, pistachio salmon with sweet mash, vegetables and all details were perfect. The wines were lovely. The staff is so charming and fun. Their passion was evident.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious!

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Gene
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time. Food was fresh and delicious. Sarah was a great waitress and made a fresh out of decaf for me.

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vipLaurieK
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food is always fabulous. The menu is filled with seduction. The service is invariably good but tonight's service, with Fay, was perfection. The noise level needs work.

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JenniferR
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little place with outstanding food. We had been told about the Brussels sprouts and they did not disappoint! Great service-highly recommend.

KB
KevinB
New England
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never have been disappointed when visiting this establishment. It's a well oiled machine that always puts out top notch food.

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Blueeyes
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time going to David's 388 and it did not disappoint. The food was cooked to perfection and flavorful. The atmosphere was intimate and quaint. We will definitely return!

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vipBostonfoodies
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food as always

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Experience was just ok. The maitre’d was more a sentinel than a helpful greeter, setting the tone on the dinner. There was a write-up at the table about the need to hasten the dining experience, and that was also borne out in our being asked to order our dinner just after being seated. This was followed up with a much hastened dinner process. I believe that, from start to finish, we were at the restaurant for no more than 40 mins, and that included time for a couple of courses.

For a meal that was middle of the road but higher-end priced, I must say that I was far from impressed with the experience.

Apologies for my candor.

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vipPaulK
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always dependable great food and service.

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StephanieW
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was truly a great experience dining at David's 388! I was very pleased that all the staff wore a mask so I felt safe. They paid attention to my OpenTable notes and the waitress greeted us with a "Happy Anniversary!" AND they wrote Happy Anniversary with melted chocolate on our dessert plates. The food was delicious too! Perfect portions, not too big but still satisfying. The only minor thing was the very tight fitting table we sat at in the window (I could not pull my chair out at all so thankfully I'm a tiny person!). Their attention to detail on me being gluten free and it being our anniversary night was very much appreciated and what really sealed the night for me. Thank you to the chef(s) and our wonderful waitress!

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vipBandito
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great attentive service.

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DeborahC
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great evening at David’s 388. Consistently delicious food and great service!

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ReginaP
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I really enjoyed our evening here. Service, food and ambience were excellent. Will return on our next trip to Maine.

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CKK3
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, Tori our server was great, always an excellent meal !!!

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SusanS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Davids restaurant is a hidden gem...but judging from the amount of people there, it's not so hidden anymore. The food was excellent and the service even better. It will be our go to place to take visitors to Maine. Highly recommend.

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PaulL
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful meal with knowledgeable friendly staff. Much better than David’s Monument Square, Portland., ME

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere were great! Libby is amazing!

JR
vipJeanetteR
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food! Highly recommend for consistently delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have been meaning to try this for the past few years and I can’t believe it took us this long. We went here for our anniversary and it did not disappoint. The service was awesome, the food was amazing, and the drinks were creative and delicious. All in a location with a quaint small-town atmosphere. This is definitely going in our regular rotation!

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KEL23
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely local neighborhood dining. Food was great, just changed to fall menu. Limited seating so be sure to make a reservation.

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BarbaraS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

David’s 388 never disappoints! The service, the food, and just general overall great feeling when you walk through the door!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, no waiting, nice ambiance, nice waitstaff

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Mainegirl
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food at David’s 388 is always very good. We were there to celebrate my mom’s birthday.
It was a lovely evening, no complaints.
The staff is professional and friendly.
Looking forward to going back soon.

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PeterS
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

David's 388 is one of our go-to places for either special occasions or just for a nice meal that we don't have to prepare at home. It is casual and relaxed. The service is spot on and the food excellent. It really has a neighborhood feel to it, too.

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Mainetravelers
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great local spot with food that looks as good as it tastes - very inventive! Outstanding, friendly service.

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vipLenore
Baltimore
27 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at David’s 388 - recommended to us by the concierge at the Inn By the Sea. We loved everything about it - the neighborhood feel, the staff, and the food. We will be back!

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ChrisM
New England
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

David’s is always a great experience . The service was top notch and the food was outstanding as well

FAQs

David's 388 is rated 4.8 stars by 617 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.