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
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Open Face Lobster Ravioli
Lobster / day boat scallops / white tiger shrimp / fresh pasta / herbed ricotta / sherried lobster cream
Crispy Skin Duck Breast
Hudson valley magret duck / red onion / marmalade / risotto / daily vegetables
Fresh hot and delicious
Excellent food and service. Never disappointed at David’s! Highly recommend!!
Great Covid protocols in place. We felt safe dining in and will go back.
Very high quality food. Creative, beautifully played, and perfectly cooked dishes that far exceed the quality that the price tag would lead you to expect. The staff is very friendly and attentive
A great 1st experience and I would visit again!
The Sakitini was sooo good- I strive to re-create at home!
The Mussels and Calamari were fantastic as starters!!
Our entrees were excellent as well. I had the filet and my server didn't ask me for
my preferred doneness.. I should have spoken up, it arrived a little under to my preference. It was still delicious and I enjoyed it. My friend had the Lobster ravioli and loved it!
We "shared" the chocolate dessert-and it was yummy!
Had one of the best meals in a long time! Excellent service! Looking forward to coming back
Great happy hour options!
Everything was amazing! I had the opened face lobster ravioli and it did not disappoint! We are definitely going to be coming back!
Service was great. The appetizers were good (garlic knots), but the food was very bad. Both of us got pizzas, one meat and one mushroom. The sausage on the meat pizza tasted too old to eat, a little sour. The mushroom pizza was pretty inedible, the parsley on top made it taste like essential oils had been sprayed onto the pizza. Service was great, and the atmosphere was good. Unfortunately both me and my partner got sick after leaving the restaurant. Easily the worst restaurant experience we had in Portland.
Spent the night in Maine for a business meeting. Had a delicious dinner within walking distance of our hotel. Food and service was amazing. We would definitely come back when we revisit.
The food was fantastic! Best meal we've had in a long time!
This place was amazing. Some of the best food I’ve had
Lobster ravioli is the best!
This was our second time there. The food has been outstanding both times, as is the level of service. Great place for dinner or weekend lunch.
We felt very safe while dining at David's. The host/server was super attentive and made us feel welcome. Although we were not 6 ft apart from some of the tables next to us, the timing of the seating were staggered and worked out where the two other parties left not long after we sat down. The lobster ravioli and roasted duck breast were delicious and decently portioned so that we could share the dishes. The arancini was also a great starter.
COVID polices were enforced and followed. The food was fantastic albeit short on vegetarian options.
Excellent every time ! The beet salad is a meal in itself and the best I have tasted. Great duck, potstickers , and chowder though that needs to be piping hot , not warm, to really enjoy it to the fullest.
I loved using OpenTable to make my reservation. Fast and easy to do! David's Restaurant has been on my radar for years...his appearances on Newscenter Maine and 207 are always memorable because of his easy way around food! Love that he cooks up what is in season and uses local produce and goods whenever possible. The brussel sprouts with candied almonds were so good as an app we got another serving to go with our dinners! The scallops were outstanding as was the jalapeno infused margaritas we had! Our server was exceptional and loved chatting with David at our table in celebration of my birthday!
It was divine!!
The apps and entrees were delish and the deserts fab
We have eaten at David’s many times. During these tough times for restaurants they make you feel safe. Food is as always fabulous.
Great food and great experience!
I have been a David's advocate and diner for years. I have taken many out of towners there. Our recent visit was a big disappointment. The Haddock with Lobster was inedible. The fish was so overcooked and dry - terrible. The open faced ravioli with lobster must have been cooked under a picture of a lobster as there was nearly none but had substituted shrimp instead. Of the three of us, no one bothered to finish their meal. There is no excuse for such terrible food from what was once our favorite restaurant.
Terrible food. marginal service. Way over priced at $191. for three meals.
If I want an excellent meal, this is now on my short list.
Fantastic food, as always! And service was perfect!
Always a pleasant experience! A jewel in Downtown Portland.
This restaurant listed vegan options on their online menu and had no vegan options in the restaurant. My food was great, but my wife was very frustrated by this.
Had an amazing experience, super friendly, great cocktails, apps, and dinner was incredible!!! Hostess was awesome!!! Will go back again =)
My fiancé and I went for NYE dinner. We had a reservation but for some reason were placed in a back dining room with no music playing and a much different (and less desirable) ambiance than the main dining room. Without going into too much unnecessary detail, the food was great but overall was not worth the $200 spent (before tip).
Wonderful New Year’s Eve tasting menu. Thanks to David and his staff for an enjoyable evening.
We had a fabulous evening ..
From drinks through desert, top shelf all the way.
We have recently discovered David’s and this was our third time eating there. Great restaurant. Food is always same high quality. Make a great cosmopolitan. We look forward to our next visit.
Atmosphere quiet, food was great. Our server was professional and pleasant . We were celebrating our 30th anniversary and could not have asked for a better experience.
I made a reservation here a couple of weeks ago and having perused their menu had pretty much decided on the highly regarded meatloaf. When I was seated and saw the specials menu, though I got distracted by appetizers again and just did those, trying new things again. Mussels for the first time and then roasted tomato arancini, followed by a cup of their unique and outstanding clam chowder. This place's high reviews are founded and deserved. It's situated right on Monument Square, too with nice views.
Very nice place, decent food and service. Nice that the owner, David, stopped by the table to say hello. Definitely a great find in Portland. Will be going there again. :)
The food was amazing as was the service. Felt very safe; they did a great job providing sanitizer, space between guests, and reminders on the table.
Another great meal at David’s
I have never had a bad or average meal at David’s; meals have always been excellent . Food is great, service is excellent. A most enjoyable experience.
This was a fabulous place for lunch! We had a hard time deciding what to order, as everything looked so good. We decided on burgers and they were excellent. The server was the owner's daughter and she was wonderful. Very accommodating.
Happy you are open! Stay safe. Looking forward to more frequent dining at David’s in 2021.
Love David's but they need to have better music playing to add to the atmosphere. The music made me feel like we were in a chain restaurant. Salmon cakes were amazing. Slaw was a little too sweet along with the brussle sprout appetizer.
Loved the food great atmosphere
David's Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 2326 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.