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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
11:30 - 16:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2014

Yum. Even thinking about the steak I had for dinner at David's makes my mouth water. It was the best steak I have ever had to date. It was a filet mignon with a peach gastrique and bleu cheese on a bed of garlic (?) mashed potatoes. And seriously it was DELICIOUS. As soon as I finished it, I wanted... More 

1 Thank MindykaySL
Chicago, Illinois
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609 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

We loved our meal here and really liked the room as well. All the food we had here was very good and we have recommended it to others already!

Thank lanzmo
New York City, New York
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176 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

This has become my "go to" place for business lunches. The food is consistently good, the atmosphere right for a business lunch, and the staff is friendly and efficient.

Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

We went to this restaurant three times last week because we thought the food and service were outstanding. My favorite meal was the shrimp and scallops with avocado crème and couscous. I am even going to attempt to duplicate it at home.

Thank Rebecca60430
Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

Hoping to enjoy a nice dinner at this well rated restaurant we were made to feel unreasonable when our main dish hadn't arrived 40 minutes after ordering. Waitress told us "restaurant is full, it's the busy tourist season and we're short staffed...what do you want!" Also too busy to provide two separate checks for a party of six. By the... More 

2 Thank 155019Dan
Kennebunk, Maine
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

My second dining experience at David's in Portland was as good as the first. Every dish was delicious as well as attractive in its presentation. The wait staff was attentive without being smothering. the crispy duck, the salmon, the lobster ravioli, and the crab-stuffed haddock were our tables' entrée orders, and we all savored every bite. (For starters we enjoyed... More 

1 Thank Karen K
Rhode Island
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40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

We made reservations for 8:30. After a long day of travel, we arrived 15 minutes late due to getting lost. The hostess was going to place us on a small high top at the bar. It was noisy and not what I requested. I said that I wanted to sit outside, and she said "did you request outside when you... More 

1 Thank 1fatcat
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

We had a lovely lunch sitting outside. Service was excellent, the food fresh and delicious. Wonderful lemon yogurt cucumber soup and lobster salad sandwich. Wine list very respectable. This is near the Longfellow House museum and a good stop after the tour!

Thank Judith W
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

Food was really great I had the steak and my other half the pork tenderloin. We both agreed that the setting was uncomfortable and wouldn't go back for that reason.

Thank Stephanie R
Lexington, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

Thought we'd try something a little different and were disappointed in our meal. We had a caprese salad - ok, nothing special. I had the special swordfish dinner which was very bland. My partner had the special salmon which was also bland. Our waiter did not know much about the food preparation nor the 2 wines I asked him about...he... 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, Soups, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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?