David's Restaurant

Cooking real food from scratch since the '80s.

David Turin is chef and owner of David’s Restaurants: David’s and David’s Opus Ten in Portland, Maine, and David’s 388 in South Portland, Maine.

Each of the restaurants is known for imaginative flavor combinations showcasing fresh, quality ingredients with an eye to the season.

David was voted Portland’s Best Chef in 2019, has won the Maine Restaurant Week “Spirit Quest” event 6 times and  was honored  as Maine’s 2012 Chef of the Year by the Maine Restaurant Association. David’s 388 received 4½ stars in a 2012 Maine Sunday Telegram review, calling it “home to one of the finest high-end casual dining menus in greater Portland.” In 2014 it was again awarded 4 ½ stars in the Portland Press Herald.

Food critic John Golden called Opus Ten’s tasting menu a “show-stopper… of exquisitely complex preparations meant to wow, which they did, and tantalize, mission accomplished.”

David has owned and operated his own restaurants since 1983. Some of his most fun cooking memories include preparing a special dinner at the James Beard House in NYC, Cooking Barbara Bush’s 90 birthday party dinner and walking on the field in front of the green monster at Fenway Park with Pedro Martinez before cooking a special meal to raise money for schools in the Dominican Republic. 

When he’s not in the restaurant cooking, he can often be spotted pursuing his other passion, surfing.


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