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John Davenport's at the Top of the Park - Omni New Haven
John Davenport's at the Top of the Park - Omni New Haven

John Davenport's at the Top of the Park - Omni New Haven Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.johndavenports.com
  • Email: wkirsten@omnihotels.com
  • Phone: (203) 974-6858
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am,

    Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am;

    Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm;

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm;

    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Grand View on the Side.
    Experience the outstanding contemporary New England cuisine
    in one of John Davenport’s private dining rooms while enjoying the breathtaking panoramic rooftop views of one of the nation’s oldest university campuses and the Long Island Sound.
  • Private Party Contact: Wayne Kirsten (203) 974-6858
  • Special Events & Promotions: Grand View on the Side.
    Experience the outstanding contemporary New England cuisine
    in one of John Davenport’s private dining rooms while enjoying the breathtaking panoramic rooftop views of one of the nation’s oldest university campuses and the Long Island Sound.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Temple and Crown
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: We validate up to three hours of self parking below the hotel with a dining or bar receipt.
A word from John Davenport's at the Top of the Park - Omni New Haven
Our premier, 19th-floor restaurant welcomes you in an upscale atmosphere where you can enjoy an elegant dinner, a light breakfast or a cocktail in Bar19. Specializing in creative regional cuisine, we bring you fresh products from Hudson Valley to Prince Edward Island. A selection of fine wines is available.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "I was heading to New Haven for a Sunday brunch with our two children and my son had insisted we wouldn't need reservations anywhere. But as I checked with a series of restaurants from the train they were all full. I was able to book a table at John Davenport's and I remembered they had a spectacular view. I showed up half an hour earlier than the reservation I had booked on Open Table and the hostess was very gracious about allowing me to be seated before my two kids arrived. I was very relieved and had a pleasant time looking out over the view with coffee. They have a fixed price Sunday brunch and it was quite good. We had smoked salmon, fruits, quiche and an excellent blueberry muffin. It's a good atmosphere, bright and relatively quiet."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Excellent service, very friendly, beautiful scenic view."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My husband and I had dinner for the first time at JD's this week for my 30th birthday. I had been wanting to try the restaurant for some time now and I can't believe what we've been missing out on! From the moment we arrived I knew that the atmosphere was just what we needed for this momentous occasion and despite the rain that evening, we still had a spectacular view of the city and, being a week night, it was so cozy, quiet and romantic. The waiter, Chris, was very pleasant and service was wonderful the entire evening-we thoroughly enjoyed that we were not rushed at all that night, and his recommendation of dessert was phenomenal! Tim checked on our meals & brought us complimentary champagne for my big day-so thoughtful! Thank you!!!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "The setting, the hospitality, the outtstanding service made for a really pleasant experience for this solo diner. Excellent drink service and great French bread helped too! I had the roast chicken entrée. It was better than average, while not spectacular. I expected a traditional roast chicken on the bone... this was actually a large de-boned, breaded breast, thinly sliced with a good reduction for a sauce and three roast heirloom (?) carrots. Overall, the meal was sort of average, BUT the waitress was so absolutely wonderful that I'd return in a heartbeat!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "We went on a Sunday night and it was not crowded, quiet and serene. The view was fantastic as light snowflakes floated down. Very romantic."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Although John Davenport's overlooks Yale U it's a great place if you're visiting Quinnipiac University too. Our two sons attend QU so we're often looking for a good spot, there isn't too much in Hamden. John Davenport's is 12 miles from QU. The meal we booked on OpenTable was for one of my son's birthday's. Because of a snowstorm we had dinner that night and breakfast the following morning at JD's too. Lunch was great. I had Halibut, my wife had Arctic Char, and my son's had the Tenderloin. We also had the Lobster Tempura as an appetizer. That evening I had the Diver Scallops and my wife had the Butter Salad. Dinner was great too. I found all our servers to be very attentive. Good spot, very scenic day or night, not hotel food."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This was our first time trying the restuaraunt. After making reservations i got a call about 3 days before valentinea day telling me there was a prefixed menu. With it being almost last minute we had no time to change places. I felt like it had too much of the same option vs. A meat from each group."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I spoke with staff prior to making reservation and changed plans to bring my group to Davenports for New Years brunch based on the menu. Although the place was practically empty our table was not ready. Then we were informed - no brunch - but we were welcome to choose from the regular menu, rather unappetizing at 11am on a holiday. What was supposed to be seething special for a family that just lost it's Patriarch, was just okay. Nice view, but there was a reason you could here a pin drop - no patrons. Should have left."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "John Davenport's has a breathtaking view overlooking all of New Haven providing a romantic ambiance. The food was absolutely amazing and were perfect portions. Our waitress was very pleasant and even remembered having myself at one of her tables a few months back."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Delicious and paced, one of the best butternut squash bisques out there. We had a lovely view of the New Haven green and a nice quiet table."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "We at here for late lunch/early dinner on Christmas Eve. The staff was very attentive, and the view is one of the best of New Haven going off in almost every direction. The server made good recommendations when asked. My dad and I each had steaks and were happy with how they came out. In my case I think it was the best tenderloin I have had in a long time. Vegetable sides were ala-carte, but reasonable, and very well done. My mom ordered the Grilled Cheese Sandwich and was pleased, she especially liked the cherry jam that came on the side."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Food was nothing special. Waitress frequently apologized for bad service stating, "she was extremely busy". Overpriced for what you get."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Nice atmosphere, nice service, we liked everything but the main course could be better. Wine was delicious and views stunning."
    Dined on 12/9/2013
  • "We were disappopinted. It was our 2nd time in 1 month and there were some problems. They were out of the wine we selected as well as 1 of their few specialty drinks which we had the last time and really wanted again. We ended spending more on the wine than we wanted to. Also 2 people ordered the char with eggplant tian. It was fabulous the first time this time the eggplant was unedible. Instead of soft, rich and creamy melt in your mouth it was tough and chewy. The side of asparagus and spinach much smaller than the 1st time we were there."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Buffet Thanksgiving dinner was cold and tasteless. People at next table agreed. Very few vegetables offered. Staff kind but slow as understaffed. View is nice."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "The restaurant is on the 19th floor of the Omni Hotel and has floor to ceiling windows for great views of New Haven and surrounding towns. Modest decoration in muted tones provides an understated elegance that make it perfect for business or romantic dining. The wait staff is warm, amiable and professional. The food is excellent in both taste & presentation which is simple and not an "art project" as you may find in other high end eateries. Recommend highly."
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "Although the menu is somewhat limited every dish was fabulous and the ambiance was exactly what we were looking for. Excellent, unobtrusive service complemented by a fantastic view. A sure bet for a special occasion."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Scenic view; tasteful, understated decor and quiet surroundings. Much confusion regarding brunch offerings. We confirmed with telephone call that pancakes and crab eggs benedict available at Sunday buffet after 11AM. No pancakes or eggs benedict at buffet. "Egg table chef" said they could be ordered from kitchen. Waitress checked with manager and said we were misinformed but when I pointed out online and telephone confirmation, they made what we wanted. Couple seated as we were paying our bill had similar experience but were not accommodated and left restaurant without being served. Not sure if we would return. I indicated "YES" on review because they did provide us with breakfast."
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "We had a wonderful evening and we dine out often. Our waiter was exceptional and the lobster appetizer was over the top. Can't wait to go again. It was a little too much food for us. The salad and app was more than enough. We shared a dinner but felt uncomfortable not ordering dinner in such a nice place. Next time would not order dinner and maybe share a dessert instead. Had no room for dessert. Bar area looked interesting. Will try it next time"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Ambiance: The view of New Haven in the fall was breathtaking. Service: Overall attentive solid service, nothing to complain about but wasn't a "wow" either. Food: -Taste: Greek salad was good, the burger and crab cake sandwich were amazing! Best hot sandwiches in New Haven and the cookie dough spring roll was innovative and spectacular. -Presentation: Gorgeous"
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "Dinner is reasonably priced and high quality. Surprisingly doesn't attract too much traffic, so quiet and seats close to the window (with stunning views of New Haven) always seem available. Service is enthusiastic and excited about the food. The cookie dough spring rolls are one of the can't-be-missed food items in New Haven."
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "Excellent spot for a special occasion....The food, service and atmosphere are outstanding."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "The restaurant is on the top floor of the Omni Hotel and easy to overlook, don't because it has great food along with a lovely view of New Haven and beyond. Unlike many restaurants, it is also calm and quiet so a good place to have a conversation while you dine."
    Dined on 10/11/2013