David’s is getting a facelift.

The popular restaurant in Portland’s Monument Square will close Monday for renovations and redecorating, according to chef/owner David Turin.

Turin said he expects the restaurant to re-open during the first week of February, with more updates continuing behind the scenes through the beginning of May.

Turin said the redesigned restaurant will have “some whimsical modern industrial design elements,” including hand-forged artisan iron work, decorative etched stainless steel, reclaimed wood, new lighting and a refreshed open view into the kitchen.

The renovations will also solve ongoing issues the historic building has had, such as draftiness in winter and poorly functioning air conditioning in summer. Customers have complained about the restaurant being too smoky during busy times because of poor kitchen ventilation, according to Turin, and that will be fixed as well.

Finally, the restaurant’s computers are being updated, so customers will be able to split checks.


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