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David's Restaurant

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22 Monument Sq, Portland, ME 04101-4082 (Preble Street)
+1 207-773-4340
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Everything from the garlic knots on the table to dessert was excellent. The haddock special fell apart and the garlic sweet mashed potatoes paired wonderfully. We will definitely be back!

Thank AliciaRWD
Nantucket, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The staff at David's Restaurant could be better if they would just take the time to look at plates prior to passing to their servers. Case in point tomatoes that were past their time, or burnt flour dusted onion rings on the meatloaf. Turning tables is not the only way to turn business profit, keeping returning customer in seats is... More 

Thank Peter M
Rexford, New York
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We called to make a reservation a little too late to get a table but the hostess got us seats at the chef's counter. It was a nice experience and i would do it again. They were nice and chatted with us. They gave us a few taster plates which were yummy! The food was good and we enjoyed our... More 

Thank Charlotte H
Brunswick, Maine
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

On Valentine's Day, David's was serving a 5 course prix fix meal with choices for three of the five courses. We dined with friends and between the four of us, sampled multiple dishes. All were outstanding! They were perfectly prepared with sides that were carefully chosen and which enhanced each dish. We arrived early in the evening, and by the... More 

Thank travlingal65
Saco, Maine
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Having no reservations on Valentines Day, we thought we'd "just" sit at the bar for a drink and a snack before a show. Luckily for us, we stumbled into the full 5 course holiday dinner - pre-fix with many options from vegan, to seafood to filet. Some of my favorite dishes were the creamy parsnip soup, seared scallops, salmon (cooked... More 

Thank VPike
Portland, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Great atmosphere with even better food! Service is always great whether dining or at the bar. Some of my favorite meals have been from Davids!

Thank laurensmall2009
Burlington, Vermont
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Met a colleague for dinner. We had a 6:00pm reservation and were greeted and seated promptly. Attentive waitstaff-in hindsight, not certain if he mentioned specials. But who needs specials with a menu like this?! We ordered the tuna tartare appetizer, haddock with peeky toe crab and open faced lobster ravioli as entrees. Everything was absolutely delicious! Licking our plates delicious!!... More 

1 Thank Renee H
Freeport, Maine
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92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Made a reservation for a early dinner before a 7:00 show on a Friday night in December. Group of five people. Although a small restaurant, our table for 5 was well proportioned and easily sat our group. Because we were early, got to take advantage of the happy hour drink specials. Very nice! Everyone enjoyed their meals. The only complaint... More 

Thank Trvlvt
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

This place gets wildly mixed reviews. Put us in the disappointed column. Walked in on a Friday and seated promptly in a great window seat, but then things went downhill. Our server Tyler was very good, the food not so much. Split appetizer of "lobster, scallops and salmon" cake: damned if we could find any seafood-mostly bread and very dry.... More 

Thank Feat1st
York, Maine
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We were headed to the airport to pick up our daughter and wanted a good, but unpretentious dinner, and headed to David;s. We have been numerous times, but this is our first review. David's is a delightful bistro-ish restaurant in downtown Portland, a town long known for wonderful, small, eateries. We had a glass of red wine while splitting an... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 16:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Monument Sq, Portland, ME 04101-4082
    (Preble Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-773-4340

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?