Awards & Reviews

KathleenPierce visits Opus Ten

kpierceKathleen Pierce visited Opus Ten recently and took advantage of our prix fixe menu.

“With its brick walls, diaphanous curtains and bistro-style seating, Opus Ten is a food lab for chef Bo Bryne. The bearded Bryne works quietly in a small, open kitchen all night, toiling like a scientist mixing new formulas for your gastro pleasure. Dish by dish, a parade of butter-poached lobster on a risotto cake with citrus truffle micro greens, arrive as if parachuting down from heaven.…”

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April 10, 2015

Maine Restaurant Week Signature Event


sigevent1We had an incredible time at the Maine Restaurant Week Signature Event this year – and we’d like to thank you all for naming Opus Ten People’s Choice Winner! It means so much to us to have the support of our incredible community.

This year’s event was a food and drink pairing competition. We prepared a Mexican Chocolate Martini paired with a pulled pork slider with house pickles on a beignet.

To make the martini at home, here’s our recipe:

Mexican Chocolate Martini
1 1/2 oz Double Cross Vodka
1 oz Godiva chocolate liqueur
1/2 oz chocolate sauce
1/2 oz spicy simple syrup (with fresh jalapeno and cinnamon stick)
Sprinkled with a mixture of cayenne pepper, ground cinnamon, and chili powder

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March 12, 2015 Visits Portland & Loves Opus 10

“If I could only recommend one meal in Portland, this would be it,” says food and travel blogger Rachelle Lucas after her recent visit to Opus 10. She made a few stops in Portland on her way up to Nova Scotia and discovered what we already know: Portland is a foodie heaven! … Continue Reading »

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October 10, 2014

David’s 388 Awarded 4½ Stars by Portland Press Herald

Portland Press restaurant reviewer John Golden recently wrote up a highly positive review of his experience at David’s 388. In the review, which awarded the restaurant 4½ stars, Golden noted his pleasure at watching sous chef Dylan Leddy and chef de cuisine Carlos Tirado turn out “dish after dish of perfectly executed food.” … Continue Reading »

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February 10, 2014

David’s, 388 and Opus 10 Listed in “Top 50″

David's 388 in Maine MagazineA recent article in Maine Magazine named both David’s 388 and David’s Opus 10 to their list of top dining destinations in the state.

Of 388, the magazine says this:

“This younger sibling of David’s in Monument Square balances familiar flavors with the small plate format of contemporary American cuisine in a welcoming and informal space a stone’s throw from the SoPo foodie haven of Willard Square.”

And of Opus 10,

“David’s has been a mainstay of the Portland dining scene since the 1990s. In 2012, chef David Turin launched Opus Ten, a restaurant within a restaurant that treats diners to a seven-to-nine-course tasting menu in an upscale sophisticated setting. David’s location in Monument Square makes it one of the best summer spots … Continue Reading »

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March 15, 2013

Chef David Turin Featured in Maine Magazine

Chef/Proprietor David Turin is featured in the current issue of Maine Magazine as one of the top chefs in Maine.

“My two restaurants have developed from different ideas. Monument Square came from a desire to turn away from formality and to offer a broader choice of dishes without culinary borders, ranging from pretty simple presentations to intricate and complex flavors. I wanted people to be able to eat great food and wear jeans while drinking great wine without dropping a ton of cash. With David’s 388, I wanted to provide a neighborhood meeting place and offer smaller portions at smaller prices so patrons can eat many different flavors without eating too much. We are all about blending a traditional idea with a twist, and often

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March 3, 2011

David’s 388 Named “Best Reason To Dine On a Stool” (Portland Phoenix 2009)

Referring to the Chef’s Counter at David’s 388, the Portland Phoenix named the restaurant the “Best Reason to Dine on a Stool” in their 2009 Best of Portland series:

“When you go out for a nice meal — especially at a classy boutique-y restaurant — you want to sit back, relax, and sink into a comfortable seat for a glass of wine or a cocktail, followed by exquisitely prepared appetizers, mains, and desserts. You don’t really want to sit on a wooden-seated, wooden-backed high chair just then. But there’s one place you actually should. David’s 388 has much comfier seating — especially on the couches in the corner by the door — but the stools at the chef’s counter are the best in the

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March 19, 2009

New England Travel Magazine Names David’s “Best of New England 2008″

David’s is honored to announce that we have been named “BEST OF NEW ENGLAND 2008″ by New England Travel magazine which is published by Boston Magazine. Only 9 full service restaurants in Maine have been named ( only 3 in our price category) and we are truly ecstatic to be one of them!

Please join me in congratulating the staff of David’s for a job well done. Check out the full listings by picking up a copy of the New England Travel magazine. It just hit the news stand today! … Continue Reading »

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May 23, 2008