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Tao Yuan

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22 Pleasant St, Brunswick, ME 04011-2201
+1 207-725-9002
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Harpswell, Maine
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95 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate twice last month with visiting friends at Tao, which has become a favorite of ours in Brunswick. The first visit was for a wine and cider pairing with a vineyard in Warren, ME. It was a good opportunity to learn more about kinds of ciders and how to enjoy them with food. It nice to see that you... More 

Thank J--Harpswell
Wells, Maine
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at Tao Yuan yesterday; this was our third visit. We were welcomed, seated and offerred a drink promptly. We ordered the tasting menu, as always. I added the wine pairings, a great decision. From the local oyster, to the asian cole slaw, the pork bun, the shrimp and bacon dumpling, the lamb two ways, the aged duck, the... More 

Thank Susan K
Dresden, Maine
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

As I always do with high-end restaurants, I have factored in price and pretensions. Tao Yuan is good, but does not quite live up to either factor. Service was competent and accommodating, especially since we arrived 10 minutes late. Our server came down to hard on "do you want something to drink," apparently meaning alcohol, since we had already ordered... More 

Thank Dale H
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

I felt like the food was a bit overprices here, the drinks as well, especially for a college town like Brunswick. We tried all the dim sum which were really delicious, all made with local fresh ingredients. If you are looking for Chinese food though, this isnt it. I would say its Maine food with a bit of an Asian... More 

Thank chloe m
Brunswick, Maine
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

What's not to like. Choose at least 6 small plates for a couple. They are served in a timely, continual manner. The meal just keeps getting better. All are simply delicious.

Thank jon l
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Every dish was a masterpiece! So flavorful. I think my favorite was the Hanger Steak but the Carrots are amazing. The Brussel Sprouts supreme. The Shrimp & Bacon dumplings divine. We loved it all and will return soon.

Thank Michele M
Boothbay, Maine
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

A Foodie friend raves constantly about this place. My snobbish NYC foodie experiences could not believe such a place could exist in of places, in of all states- Maine? I was wrong!! This place is outstanding plus 10!! The tastes, textures,presentation, atmosphere are truly amazing. Do yourself a solid and go.

Thank SailstarOrion
Harpswell, Maine
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

First, may I say Maine is not a backward state regarding fine dining. We are exceptionally proud of Cara and Cecile Stadler, a daughter and mother team. Recent press says "Cara Stadler of Tao Yuan in Brunswick is a semifinalist for Rising Star Chef of the Year, a category for chefs age 30 or younger. She was a finalist in... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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80 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We travel to Maine often and finally made it a point to stop for dinner. We went on a Wednesday for their tasting menu, which is discounted that day., My wife is a semi-vegetarian. When she asked if there was a vegetarian version, the server said they required 48 notice. What actually followed was mostly an innovative vegetarian dinner. Only... More 

Thank IntlWineFoodSociety
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Was told from friends that it would be good experience to try this place and had planned to go for dinner until saw that they were going to charge 18 percent gratuity for all bills . well most restraints have in cost of meals which pays for the help. Giving a tip means that they went beyond regular service and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 50
Asian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Pleasant St, Brunswick, ME 04011-2201
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Brunswick
  • Phone Number: +1 207-725-9002

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?