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Tao Yuan

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22 Pleasant St, Brunswick, ME 04011-2201
+1 207-725-9002
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17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 16:00 - 19:30
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Portland, Maine
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had dinner at the wonderful Tao Yuan Restaurant with two friends. We were celebrating our friend's new job. As it was a Wednesday night, we were offered the Chef's tasting menu for $48 dollars instead of $68. As this is a restaurant that offers small plates to share, we were given so many dishes to share that I lost... More 

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Thank Folkwriter
North Stonington, Connecticut
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Asian food! Lovely place and great service. We loved it for lunch. We would not go there for dinner, as we like a bit more formal. It is for college kids and young people. As i said..fast casual!

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Thank hungrygirl038
Cara S, Manager at Tao Yuan, responded to this review

Hi, and thank you for your nice post! Did you mean to review our sister restaurant in Portland, Bao Bao Dumpling House? It sounds like your experience fits in more with what we do there. If so, maybe we can re-post it on that page. Thanks! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I cannot remember the last time I felt so ripped off at a restaurant. $385 for a party of 5? For totally forgettable food, mediocre service, so-so ambiance, and not even dessert or coffee? At Abe and Louie's, Capital Grille or Flemings, we at least would have had a memorable meal to go with the big hit on the VISA.... More 

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maine
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

The setting is serene and pleasing to the eye. Needless to say with all the great reviews I was excited and looking forward to a celebratory dinner. Sadly the service was slow, our food arrived at an awkward pace and was cold. If the pork buns were served hot, I believe they would have been delicious and the same with... More 

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Raymond, Maine
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

12 course meal! Sure they were all small plates but at $58 pp I regard it as a bargain. Attentive server and well paced meal.. Small plate meals are a challenge for waitstaff as they have to pay close attention and more waitstaff per person were present than at a more traditional menu. There is no tipping. Prix fixe is... More 

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Thank kgass
Brunswick, Maine
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We really enjoyed the meal we had, the chef's selection, in small portions, of menu favorites. Romantic and delicious.

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Thank JuanSangre
Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Tao Yuan was open as I drove by recently so I stopped in for dinner as they were able to make a place for me. I had read some reviews and I was intrigued. The menu was full of great sounding dishes so I ordered the Chefs Menu which I do at most restaurants wanting a taste of what the... More 

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Harpswell, Maine
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We have been going to Tao Yuan about once or twice a year since they opened. We recently went there to celebrate our anniversary. As always, the food is fantastic. We are local food fans who love carefully prepared food. But....... the pacing of the food is not desirable at all. Our drinks took a very very long time to... More 

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Thank DeniseAmethyst
Cara_Stadler, Manager at Tao Yuan, responded to this review

Dear Denise, Thank you for your feedback; I appreciate you taking the time to provide it. Of course, we strive to create an experience that will heighten your enjoyment of the food, not detract from it, and we're always honored when customers choose to celebrate milestones with us. We certainly want you to enjoy a relaxed anniversary dinner! We'll work... More 

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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

I know this restaurant along with its chef gets lots of accolades but honestly there are many places as good for far less money. Don't get me wrong, the food is good but definitely not great. The last dinner I had there my main course, lamb chops came out 20 minutes after everyone else had finished there meal and when... More 

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Cara_Stadler, Manager at Tao Yuan, responded to this review

Hi-- thanks for your feedback. No matter how many accolades we get, we will always put our customers first and take all comments seriously. Food should be the star, and our service is intended to support your experience, not distract from it. It sounds like there may have been a miscommunication-- we generally send out each dish one or two... More 

Portland, Maine
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

This was my second time dining at Tao Yuan. We went back specifically for the Chef's tasting menu which was so outstanding the first time around, we just wanted to treat ourselves to this indulgent dining experience again. The tasting menu is discounted on Wednesday nights, but it's well worth the full price if you can't make it there mid-week.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Cuisine
Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 19:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Pleasant St, Brunswick, ME 04011-2201
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Brunswick
  • Phone Number: +1 207-725-9002

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