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About John Davenport's at the Top of the Park - Omni New Haven
John Davenports is a 19th floor restaurant and bar that offers contemporary, approachable, coastal New England fare with the best views of New Haven.
Our Executive Chef strives to resource sustainable, seasonal ingredients from local farmers, while taking pride in products made in house. His culinary team highlights the Atlantic coastline and its abundant offering from the sea.
Floor-to-ceiling windows bring the most captivating, panoramic views of the city, Long Island Sound, and Yale University to our community.
New Haven, CT 06510
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
Temple and Crown
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We validate up to three hours of self parking below the hotel for all dining guests.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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.
Experience the outstanding regional cuisine, prepared by New Haven's Iron Chef, in one of John Davenport’s private dining rooms, while enjoying the breathtaking panoramic rooftop views of the city, and one of the nation’s oldest university campuses - Yale University.
John Davenport's at the Top of the Park - Omni New Haven Ratings and Reviews
We went for Valentine's Day. Our waitress Robin was terrific. I was disappointed to be seated in a somewhat conference room, but it didn't ruin our experience. My recommendation would be to not seat people in special rooms when they are looking to dine at the restaurant. There's no need to overfill - it wasn't what I was looking for.
Food was great and service was great. Ambiance was stale because it was a business room with a nice view.
Although an unusual year of birth to celebrate, my 26th was something to remember. Of the many places I’ve been to in New Haven to eat, John Davenports had not made it onto the list. I feel as though I have wasted years not coming to this establishment. From the moment we stepped into the restaurant l, which is beautifully located on the 19th floor, we were greeted with excitement and enthusiasm by the hostess Victoria; the type of welcome we were looking for. As soon as we sat down, our server Robin greeted us with what seemed to be an exact match to our original greeting in terms of energy and passion. I will spare the details of each aspect of the exceptional service but instead share with you the synopsis. The way each team memeber there worked together in harmony was unlike any restuarant environment I’ve seen. Whether it was the hostess, server, additional wait staff, no one hesitated to jump in to help bring additional items by request, refills, suggestions with the menu, or ensuring we were satisfied throughout the night. Would (and intend to) recommend to family, friends, and even random people on the street. Looking forward to my next visit!
Fantastic bartender, waitstaff and manager “Alec”
Food and drinks were outstanding!
The decor is sad...Omni design team- you have an opportunity to transform this amazing location into THE place for cocktails/music/light fare and dinner!!!!
No other establiahment in this area has an incredible view of New Haven!!!!!
We had dinner at JD's on New Years Eve and were quite impressed! The service was fantastic, good humored, thoughtful, and very responsive. The meal was delicious and well spaced...no rush, but no long waits either. The scallops were my favorite....done to perfection. My husband loved the chowder. Each course was a delight...topped off with a chocolate mousse dessert that was just right. it went beyond our expectations....and then there was the wintery view of New Haven with the green lit up for the holidays. The best view for a meal that can be found in New Haven.
john davenport's is at the top of the omni hotel in new haven. having grown up there (but childhood home having been sold) i have to book a hotel in new haven periodically. i always eat the breakfast/brunch on site at JD's. it has floor to ceiling windows looking over the city, so it has a good atmosphere. for breakfast there is a buffet or can order from the menu. we all ordered. i had the lobster eggs benedict with home fries, my son had the salmon eggs benedict. other son had the belgian waffles. definitely sufficient portions, didn't eat again until 7pm! my daughter also had their bittersweet hot chocolate that is served with sides of crumbled graham crackers, marshmallow and whipped cream- to DIE for! the buffet looked good as well. if you get a room here, treat yourself to a leisurely breakfast/brunch-it's worth it.
Much of the traditional brunch fare (buffet) was much below that served in the evenings. It appeared to have been cooked once in the morning and sit in warmers for the duration of the buffet. Virtually everything that was pre-cooked had to be cut with a knife. An English muffin, served under an egg, could not be cut even with a knife. I recommend to others to have an omelet cooked while you wait and to eat salads, fresh fruit and desserts.
We were seated promptly, our waiter was attentive and friendly we had salmon & scallops would recommend them. I had the kale salad with pistachios and cranberries very good, I would go back just for this salad again perhaps for lunch. For our dessert we had the warm apple crumble, we shared it, there is more than enough for two people. The coffee with the dessert was really nice, normally it doesn’t taste fresh at night, well done. We will be dining here again. You can see the tree lights from the New Haven Green from the table, magical time of year.
I was there for Thanksgiving dinner and it was not very good. While the service was excellent considering the fact that I was there for the 5:00 p.m. seating and there had been 3 prior seatings, the food was definitely lacking and not worth the price. I will probably give it another try on a non-holiday.
The view and the waitress were awesome, but it took over an hour before they even took our order and another hour to get the food. The pork tenderloin and filet were over cooked, the salmon was raw, the lobster Mac was cold, the fish dish was flavorless. They tried to make things right and were very nice, But the food was just very poorly prepared.
I made reservations a month ahead of time because my husband and I love trying new restaurants for New Haven Restaurant week. We were celebrating a special occasion and were looking forward to it. When we were seated we were disappointed because we didn’t even have a seat enjoying the view and one of the reasons for making the reservation. It took the waiter a long time to greet our table and take a drink order. We didn’t receive the restaurant week menu and then it took 30 minutes before getting a drink or have our order taken. The restaurant week menu was limited and the regular menu was average with only 4 entree choices . The food was okay and definitely not in the fine dining category. Overall it was a disappointment and I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone. The view is 5 stars but everything else was not.
Our experience at John Davenport’s could not have been better. The food and service were exceptional, and the validated parking, keeping us out of the weather, was much appreciated. We very much enjoyed the chopped kale salad, which was fresh and crisp and light, followed by the seafood bouillabaisse and the diver scallops and shrimp, which were perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. The kitchen was cheerfully willing to accommodate our respective food restrictions with appropriate substitutions that did not in the least bit negatively impact our enjoyment of the entrees. In spite of a packed lobby and a very large banquet occurring at the same time, we were able to escape to the top of the park and conduct a rather lengthy and quiet business meeting, with complete relaxation, and a delightful culinary experience. Highly recommended!
Unfortunately, at this time I am unable to make a recommendation or referral because our New Haven Restaurant dinner wasn't great or average in fact it was bad. The meatballs were luke warm and tasteless. The lobster mac'n cheese was cold and the sauteed garlic spinach was raw and cold. The dessert was dried out. I did enjoy the bread, butter, and water and asked for more bread since it was the best part of the meal but the host forgot to bring it to the table. The disappointment is enough that I cannot honestly refer it to anyone unless you just have money and time to waste.
The food was ok, but we went there during lunch time and they told us we can only have the brunch buffet. We asked if there is a menu for lunch that we pick from instead and they said that buffet is the only available choice. On their websites they did have a lunch menu so I don’t understand why we couldn’t pick our meal from there. The place was clean and service was good.
First time here, and it was a great experience all except for one thing. We got the artisanal cheese board which was outstanding. Drinks and wine were delicious. Lobster mac and cheese was great. However, my girlfriend and I both ordered Filet. She ordered medium rare, and I ordered medium. Hers came out medium well, and mine came out medium well-well done. This was disappointing, but the steak still tasted good. The waiter made up for it with giving us the first round of drinks on the house, so that made us very happy. Will definitely come back in the future! Great view of New Haven, the noise level was a little bit louder than expected for the environment though. Great place!
Very small dining room - definitely more of a bar or lounge scene. Great views and enjoyed our server Robin. She was entertaining and definitely made our experience memorable. Unfortunately, the food was not to par. Each plate was average - at best.
Appetizers were our focus. We began with Fried Oysters - beautiful presentation but over-breaded and greasy. Couldn't taste the oysters through the heavily seasoned and deep fried batter. Disappointing. Next was a margarita flatbread. Crust was thick and cheese was bland. Reminded me of a Friday school pizza lunch. We didn't finish it. Then meatball appetizer - densly packed and dry/overcooked in a bland sauce -- generous portion but just not great. Dinner was lobster mac and cheese and lobster roll. The mac and cheese didn't disappoint. Very cheesy and nice pieces of lobster. The lobster roll was just ok. The roll definitely was too big and bready for the little lobster provided. It came with sweet potato tater tots which were good but could only eat 1-2 as they too were very greasy. The best part of the meal was the amuse bouche (cauliflower soup) -- Delish!! Of course the wine - the port and dessert. Warm baked brownie with vanilla ice cream. If we do go back - it will be for dessert. But - with parking at $25, this will likely be our last visit. Sad as I really wanted to love this restaurant.
We were in town to see a show at the Schubert. Dinner was excellent but what will bring us back to John Davenports was the service. The hotel is in the theatre district in what looks to be a very nice hotel, the Omni. My wife's filet was excellent and cooked perfectly. I had the fish soup, (I know there is a French word for it but I don't want to embarrass myself and try to spell it) which was excellent. Looking forward to returning.
This was our first time at Davenport's and we had a wonderful meal. Our waiter respected our desire to enjoy a cocktail before our meal was served and was very personable and non-intrusive. Our only complaint was that, even though we left ample opportunity, our waiter never poured our wine, which, after our first course was served, we poured ourselves. And no refills were poured. We took care of those ourselves, too. Other than this misfire, the food and service were on-the-money.
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