David's 388

4.7
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$30 and under
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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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Brian
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Tables are a little crowded, my husbands chair touched the next table over. The brussel spout appetizer was delicious. My husband had the special which was a Hake dish. Was just ok. The size of the food was perfect. We didn't leave overstuffed. For the price I would have expected a little more. Drinks were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal in an awesome atmosphere

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Yarmouth555lover
New England
20 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

David’s388 is our favorite. Food is always excellent. It’s a very comfortable neighborhood bistro. Staff are friendly and provide excellent service. And prices are very reasonable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always !!

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PatG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed the meal. Linda and the bartender were great.

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JimC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we were greeted by the host until we left, thee experience was outstanding. A bit noisy, but not obtrusively so. We had dined at David's 388 another time, and we were not disappointed Saturday evening. We opted for the Maine Restaurant Week specials - a good call. The starters: Roasted Salmon and Corn Cakes; Duck Confit with red onion marmalade were scrumptious. The herb Panko crusted Hake was prepared perfectly, and the Osso Bucco was triple d: drop dead delicious. Topped off with Blueberry Brunch Pudding - a decadent bread pudding based on cinnamon rolls, this was a dinner we won't soon forget.

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vipSunscreen101
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Intimate, delicious food in a charming neighborhood setting.

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vipFaron
Tampa
28 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent food. Service was a little off. We sat for a while before anyone took our drink order. Server then took food and drink order at same time. Unfortunately, all the outstanding dishes (appetizers, soup, and entrees) came out in rapid succession, barely giving us time to enjoy each. We’ll definitely go back, but ask for a different server.

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RachelG
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We did not take the restaurant Week options, as we thought they were not a good value for $45. We chose off the menu and had what we wanted and saved over $10 on our bill.
We think restaurants are offering less quality selections than in previous years and hence there is no benefit to the pricing for Restaurant Week.

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vipKerrym
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good! Wine was pricey but good.

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vipkathrynv
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and lively setting especially for a winter Monday evening. Highly recommended!

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vipPinebox6
New England
22 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic experience!

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JEMMFPB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and great service.

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LeanneF
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I loved the neighborhood feel of the place! Great food and great service.

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MarcelN
New England
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the reservation process to the waitstaff and food was outstanding. I would highly recommend any of David’s restaurants to anyone

JP
JennP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great space , second time there and great food and service

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WilliamB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We had a lovely time and enjoyed being in a neighborhood restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints... great food and service. As a “foodie” this rates as my top pick!

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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JamesB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal.....great server....even forgot my cc at my table....they called my home before we got back to Scarborough to

make me aware of this....thank you!!

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JulianH
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A well kept secret in South Portland. No need to cross the bridge unless you live on the other side. Then it is well worth crossing.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful!!

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foodies2
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely hometown feeling, best burger, and fries, incredible service and connectedness amongst staff and customers. Good range of food choices.

JA
JanieA
New England
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

very disappointing....food was way over-priced and flavor was marginal

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LayneG
New England
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A group of five of us went to brunch. We had never had brunch there before and everyone ordered dish he/she loved. The food was fresh, unique and flavorful. The ambiance was fine. We found the music to be too loud,but our waitress kindly turned it down when asked. We will be back again and again.

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vipPortjen1
New England
20 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great brunch menu; I look forward to coming back to try other things. The food was good, drinks just ok. Excellent service and quaint atmosphere.

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vipDeeG
New England
20 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Pricey, so not a place you would go everyweek... great for special occasion.

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Jami
New England
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

David’s is my favorite and it never disappoint!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for brunch! Meal was delicious.

JB
JenB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. I wish There was better seating than at the bar, but it was a last minute decision.

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vipStef
New England
40 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfectly cooked, tasty, nice wine, great service, a true neighborhood darling.

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RGS10111
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent as always. Seating on this occasion was significantly tighter than it had been in all our prior times there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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JEMMFPB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food is delicious. Portions are somewhat small. Wish there were more veggies with the dish.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sit at the chef’s counter! Always a great experience watching them work!

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VladimirS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent cooking and plating. in fact the menu is so goo that it is hard to choose.

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AllanC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

David’s 388 is probably our favorite Portland restaurant. Food is always excellent - 5 star quality but at extremely reasonable bistro prices. Portion sizes are also reasonable - you can actually enjoy appetizer, entree, and dessert without hurting yourself. Staff are not only friendly but they really know their stuff - have mastered the menu, can help with drink or wine suggestions, and can accommodate changes for dietary preferences. An absolute gem!

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vipBritishCarol
New England
20 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the appetizers, entrees and the dessert were exceptional.

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KenD
New England
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great

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TomW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful come-as-you-are feeling to the place. The bar is small & intimate, & the window tables private but great for people and weather watching. Loved the gin & ginger cocktail. Service was wonderful, always aware without being intrusive.