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
¼ pound fresh picked Maine knuckle and claw / a little mayo
Crispy Fried Calamari
Spicy coconut chili sauce
Bang island-preparation of the day
New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers
This year due to Covid on NYE we are only offering a multi course menu for $80 per person with choices for the 3 main courses. You may view the menu on our website at www.davidsrestaurant.com
Visiting Portland, Maine from the northwestern US with limited time and input about food and culture, we dined at David’s Restaurant and found the food and ambiance quite pleasing. We would dine again given half a chance. We had the calamari for starters, my wife had the grilled duck breast (special), I had the mushroom ravioli - both were delightful and recommended. Service was good - but server a little snooty. Give it a shot.
Food was subpar. Should have known by reviews. Nice wait staff.
Great meals, beautiful setting and friendly service. Filet was undercooked (was ordered medium, was closer to rare) but seafood dishes were excellent, especially mussels and shrimp/scallop skewers.
David’s was a very nice surprise. We were seated at our scheduled time and the waitress was very attentive. The food was tasty and it was a nice experience for us. I had the crispy duck and my wife had the lobster ravioli and they were both very well prepared. We would both recommend this restaurant.
Great fresh seafood. Tasty clam chowder. Great service.
Very fresh food. Killer garlic roles.
Great Food and Service. Meal was best we've had in awhile and we would definitely go back!
Very good experience.
Food and service were great
Wine list was very good
Restaurant staff was very accommodating with our request for a table inside
Had a fantastic dinner with friends who were visiting from out of town - all of us enjoyed our meals and the service as fantastic.
The mushroom ravioli is DIVINE!! As was my dinner companion's meatloaf. They were busy the night we dined so the wait time between courses was a bit slow but it was worth the wait !!
Great meal. I had the baked stuffed haddock and my husband had the Caesar salad with scallops and shrimp on a skewer. We thoroughly enjoyed the meal. The homemade ice cream sandwich for dessert was delish!
Wonderful service and special entrees to celebrate. The garlic knots, potstickers, and steak were amazing. Don’t miss the chocolate cashew torte!
The service was excellent and all of our food was delicious! Highly recommend.
We chose to dine at David's because it was one of the only places that we were even able to get a reservation at. Even then, the reservation was for 8:15 pm and for the patio in October. We lucked out and the night was warm. We saw that they had a heater for the patio but they didn't have to use it.
Our table was ready when we arrived. The waitress arrived after a fairly short time and asked if we were ready. I think it must have been a long night for her. Though she wasn't surly she wasn't particularly pleasant either. Might just as well have been ordering fast food.
I ordered a gin basil smash for my drink and the open faced lobster ravioli for my entrée. The gin basil smash was okay. It was a large drink so that was good but I though it could use more basil flavor, though there seemed to be plenty of basil in the drink. Confusing. The open faced lobster ravioli is an interesting dish for sure. Basically the lobster ravioli is used as the "bread" and then there are scallops, shrimp and veggies in a sherry cream sauce on top of the raviolis. It too was good and a decent sized serving but again just missed the mark in flavors. Maybe it needed some seasoning. Not really sure but overall it was an enjoyable meal.
Wonderful food. Service was OK. Seated in a back area that provides some privacy. Overall very good.
Everything was delicious. We started with garlic knots and mussels. Sauces were amazing. Lobster ravioli, shrimp & scallop skewers and tuna were our entrees. Loved it all.
Atmosphere and service was lovely. We had a wonderful time celebrating our first wedding anniversary. Best meal we’ve had in a long time and will definitely return.
Food was good. Service was not . Staff didn’t care.. server dropped 1/2 the sandwich bun on the floor, never bothered to bring another bun. Asked for ketchup, never saw it. Couldn’t wait to get out of there. Won’t go back .. too many other restaurants to visit.
Open-faced lobster ravioli was unbelievable! Hope to return soon!
It was so good that we ate there 2 days in a row. First night my wife declared she had the best meal of her life. Why would I consider anywhere else. We had the Open face lobster ravioli, shrimp and scallop skewer and the Portland sirloin. All perfect. Only reason we not there tonight, we left for home
10th anniversary dinner. Our server, Lindsay was excellent. Nice mood setting. Casual but nice. The chefs ice cream was a nice way to end the meal
Food was great, service was great… overall a nice dining experience,
The food was delicious. We had the Burrata, Haddock & Crab, and the Ahi Tuna.
However, we were rushed to order and didn’t have a pleasant service/dining experience. Our reservation was for 8:45 (per their option on open table), but the kitchen closed at 9. Make sure to come well before closing.
Excellent service and food
Great service and food. We were pleased that they had outdoor seating options.
From the time we were seated the staff was exceptional. Our server (Nelson) was amazing, attentive, and very pleasant. Our dinners were made to perfection and our deserts were incredible.
Excellent, unusual menu items. The garlic knots were melt in your mouth! The hostess station was a bit congested but the staff was very helpful.
Great location. Warm and welcoming. Nice wine list. Had the crispy Brussel sprouts. They were delicious. Soo good. Garlic knots were tasty. For dinner I had seared tuna with the burrata caprese salad. It was very fresh and the tuna was cooked perfectly. Cannot wait to go back.
Everything and everyone was awesome
Enjoyed a late night dinner at David's, good service and the Meatloaf was wonderful, wholly enjoyed the dining event
the service was great as was the mezze plate. My friend had the lobster ravioli which he loved. I would love to see more options to choose from for red wines by the glass.
Amazing dining experience! Started with the spicy Margarita which was an unexpected joy. The open faced lobster ravioli and Halibut with blueberry sauce was incredible.
We met friends at David's who we hadn't seen in 55 years. The staff was wonderful and didn't rush us. We stayed for over 4 hours! All our meals were delicious.
the food was very good. We had the lobster ravoli and it was delicious.
The waitress was very friendly. The drinks were very good too. Water was on the table you did not have to ask.
The food was amazing! Nice ambience sitting outside!
We ate outside and had street performers juggling fire for entertainment. The food was wonderful from app to dessert. The server was knowledgeable, pace our meal nicely. He gave us information about our indecisiveness in selecting options without making a decision for us. A great trait and seldom witnessed.
The cocktails and food were excellent. There was a nice selection of wines. We enjoyed the atmosphere both inside and outside the restaurant. Our server did a great job!
High end delicious food in a relaxed atmosphere that's perfect for date nights, family dinners, and business meetings.
David's Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 2657 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.