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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
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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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232 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2014

I went to David's on a weeknight with a co-worker. We arrived around 6 pm, there were approximately 14 people in the restaurant with many open tables to be asked if we had a reservation. I responded "we do not, do we need one?". We were seated in the bar area behind the entry screen at a table for two.... More 

Thank twosassyk
Miami, Florida
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2014 via mobile

David's Restaurant is great. I had a business dinner there last night, and was not disappointed. It is right downtown, and easy to find. I don't really like the parking options in downtown Portland, as most of them only take cash. I found one that takes cards, but not American Express. But, that's not the restaurant's fault. David's decor has... More 

Thank TinManJones
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2014

We were looking for somewhere to have lunch after a visit to the Wadsworth Longfellow House and decided to try David's without knowing anything about it or reading reviews. It turned out to be an excellent choice. My husband and I both ordered the mussels, which were cooked in a white wine broth with shitake mushrooms and absolutely delicious. The... More 

Thank FrequentTraveller149
Syracuse, New York
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2014

My husband and I live part time in Portland, but we've never had an opportunity to try David's, though we've passed it numerous times. My husband booked our reservation through Open Table, where we were able to view the menu options. We made a reservation for 7:45 and were seated upon arrival. Our table was close to the open kitchen... More 

Thank maniacsrus
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2014

The lobster roll was very good and the homade chips were fabulous. The opened face seafood ravioli was also very delious! Highly recommended!

Thank Loulag81
Portland, Maine
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89 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2014

I've eaten here three or four times with friends over the past year. Always good food and even better ambiance. The wait staff is wonderful; smiling and well versed in the menu. Wine and booze selections are good, although a bit over priced. We had a huge variety of food this past weekend; duck sliders; a duck breast special (out... More 

Thank Harley L
East Northport, New York
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2014

having ordered the potato and mussel soup I found it very salty and nearly inedible. Calling the waitress, i was informed that everybody else liked it and they would take it away but would not be able to refund the price or offer an alternative. The problem was clearly mine! So I ate the mussels and left the soup. The... More 

Thank european101
Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014 via mobile

Came and had Montreal Medallions that were horribly dry and mashed potatoes cold and tasted like they were made from a box. Our server didn't care why my plate was still full when finally he checked on us. Husband did say his lobster bisque ( or was it chowder?) was phenomenal tho. Service was slow, tv sound for football game... More 

Thank reemard
Perth, Canada
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214 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

Five of us had five delicious dinners at the Cape Elizabeth restaurant, fresh fish, steak, salmon all delicious. I would return in an instant!

Thank 121bw
Portland, Maine
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2014

My husband and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary at David's and we are so glad we did! The server we have had many times before and she is awesome! She is attentive yet not overbearing at all. We enjoyed our delicious meals of fish and a very wonderful vegan dish including white beans, sesame seeds, arugula and other tasty... 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
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, 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?