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David's Restaurant, Portland, ME

David's Restaurant

4.7
4.7
3650 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
  • Good for special occasions
  • Charming
  • Neighbourhood gem
A long established local favorite at the center of the historic arts district featuring eclectic decor,
and an energetic atmosphere. David's offers broadly appealing menus that highlight familiar dishes with a
creative twist. Open for lunch and dinner, showcasing delectable options for gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan diners. David’s is known for delicious meals, and warm and friendly service. It’s no wonder that Chef David was voted Portland's best chef in 2021 and chef of the year in 2012.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 24 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American, American
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (207) 773-4340
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    David Turin
  • Catering
    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.
  • 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.
  • Area
    Portland
  • Cross Street
    Preble Street
  • 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.
  • Additional
    Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

What 3,650 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Maine

    Good for business meals

  • Maine

    Contemporary American

  • Greater Portland

    Good for business meals

  • Greater Portland

    Healthy

  • Greater Portland

    Great for fine wines

  • Greater Portland

    Good for special occasions

  • Greater Portland

    Lively

  • Greater Portland

    Most Booked

3,650 Reviews
  1. NEMPort

    Greater Boston

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    David's has become our go to restaurant in Portland and yesterday didn't disappoint. The three of us had different meals and each was great. As ever the service was attentive without hovering. I highly recommend David's for any occasion.

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  2. RHGlobalDiner

    Greater Boston

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal and service, will definitely be back!

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  3. divingann

    Greater Boston

    35 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    It was supposed to be a special evening with friends at David's. Unfortunately, our experience at David's was terrible. The most disturbing thing about the evening was our server. He wanted to immediately take our dinner order before we even had our drinks or had ordered appetizers. We felt like he was rushing to get us out of there. Before we ordered anything we asked for separate checks (one for each couple). He looked at us and said "what? you want 4 separate checks" (sarcastically). We replied, "no, we would like two separate checks, one for each couple". Then he asked again what we wanted for dinner - again, before we even received our appetizers. Now for the food. My husband had the haddock with green chile sauce - overcooked and dry. My friend had a filet - cooked perfectly but almost inedible as it was so tough. Another had the meatloaf which was fine. Our friends ordered a ceaser salad - which they never got. When they told the server that they did not get the salad - after their main course arrived, he argued with them saying "are you sure, I'm sure I brought it to the table". Are you kidding me??? Did he think they hid the salad under the table? or ate it and disposed of the plate? How absurd is that? Then, the coup de grace - time for the check. He brings it over and it is not in 2 separate checks. He said "well, just split it down the middle". Well we did not want to do that and told him when we first sat down. He then basically said - too bad, we can't do that, you'll just have to split it in half. Wow, wow, wow. What a terrible, terrible evening. We will never, ever go back to David's, even though they took the awful steak off the bill. The restaurant was not overly busy, there were plenty of empty tables so there was no reason for the rushed treatment, and certainly no reason for the servers rude behavior, or the terrible food.

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  4. SoGntleman

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I are in a tour of New England. Trip advisor recommended David’s and it was right. This is a phenomenal restaurant. The open face lobster ravioli was wonderful and David’s ice cream is a must order.

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  5. ccollins51

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service and food. Very much enjoyed the Caesar Salad, calamari, Cauliflower steak and Garlicky Haddock and shrimp! Watermelon Margaritas were a nice touch on a warm summer night.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent. The staff was great and they also sat us in a preferred area upon arrival. Can't say enough good things about all the food and the quality of the menu. I would highly recommend to anyone.

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  7. Rich

    Greater Boston

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    A comfortable space with friendly and knowledgeable staff. The food was not anything special. My sirloin steak was actually rare which is how I ordered it. Most restaurants don’t cook it correctly. But it had little flavor and chewy

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a fantastic experience with my wife. Outstanding food quality.

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  9. JanetS

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a great dinner with my two neices. We stayed a long time and our server was great at staying on top of our needs but letting us sit and chat. Food was great, and the white burgundy we had was excellent!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    181 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    181 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was very standard. Our server was OK and very professional. Unfortunately not a place for me.

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FAQs

David's Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (207) 773-4340.

David's Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 3650 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 24 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for David's Restaurant

22 Monument Square, Portland, ME 04101

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Preble Street
  • Area
    Portland
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • 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.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    David Turin
  • Additional
    Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan
  • Phone number
    (207) 773-4340
  • Catering
    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.
  • 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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