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.”
Golden’s Bottom Line summary was this:
Serving thoughtfully prepared American bistro fare handled with skill and intelligence, this engaging bistro has many standout dishes at prices that are very moderate for the high quality of the fare. For starters and first courses, the duck canapés are a favorite as are the crispy vegetable pot stickers and the beef tenderloin carpaccio with capers. All the entrees offered are excellent including the house-made pappardelle, rack of lamb, pan-seared salmon and a classic burger. A special burger is also offered topped with a medallion of seared Hudson Valley foie gras. Desserts are house-made, and don’t miss the lemon crème brulee or beignets with caramel sauce.