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.

155 Temple St.
New Haven, CT 06510
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

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

Cross Street:
Temple and Crown

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(203) 974-6858

Website:
http://www.johndavenports.com/

Parking Details:
We validate up to three hours of self parking below the hotel for all dining guests.

Executive Chef:
Todd Ruiz

Additional:
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.

Private Dining

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

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Overall Rating

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4.0

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

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Quiet

76% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (11)
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Good for Anniversaries (7)
Romantic (6)
Business Meals (6)
Cozy (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Great for Brunch (3)
Casual (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Authentic (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Fun (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
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Happy Hour (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Had breakfast at John Davenport's before Yale baccalaureate and Class Day ceremonies. Good food & service

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Nice locale for a celebratory luncheon after my daughter's college graduation.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Fabulous Mother's day brunch.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Absolutely amazing, great food, great service, can't be beat.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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food4
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 9, 2017

The only complaint I would have is that the hostesses perfume was noxious. It gave me a headache. Restaurants should consider a no scent policy for employees. She walked past my table every few minutes so I had a headache the entire meal.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 6, 2017

The steak (Fillet) was very strange. They even had two attempts, but both were terrible. Tasted more like boiled meat. Then the waiter lost my credit card, I was lucky to spot it on the floor when heading towards the exit.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Food, atmosphere was good. Highly recommend the oyster app. Our waiter was great. Problem was the bar. They had one bartender on with multiple large parties and events in town. Understaffed but t totally avoidable. Took almost 30 min to get our first drink. Waiter apologized profusely. We joked with him "should we order the second one now?" He deadpanned, "yes, definitely yes".

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 28, 2017

First time here and was not disappointed.
It was a bit too congested in the restaurant and the noise level was high since it was a Friday night, but the food was good and the view was great!
Will definitely return to try out the bar and see what the atmosphere is like on other nights.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Had dinner here on my last night in New Haven. Very pleasant restaurant. Food was good not exceptional and helpful staff. Good wine list.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Business Meals
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Amazing view & delicious food. Good beer!

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 (Memphis)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Celebrating my son's freshman violin recital at Yale with a special post performance dinner at John Davenport's was nothing short of wonderful! The food was very tasty and well-prepared but it was the service that was outstanding. Our personal waiter, Robin, was funny, warm and attentive. But the entire waitstaff from the hostess to the managers checking on us that really impressed. Even my 6-year-old daughter commented, "This place has really good service." We all smiled at her observation and agreed. We live in Memphis, Tennessee and I found this restaurant online and booked a couple of weeks in advance before flying up for the recital and it did not disappoint.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Scenic View, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Easter brunch

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2017

The food and ambiance were good, but the service was a little sketchy. Our server was much more caring to other tables, making sure that they knew about the specials while we never heard about them until he shared them with other patrons. That was rude and a little hurtful.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 8, 2017

The food was good. However, I believe the portion sizes were very small and certain menu items we ordered were overpriced. The service was not the best. Our waiter was not around very much and seemed to ignore us at times. The next time we go to the Shubert we will most likely not eat at Davenports for dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2017

The atmosphere was great the view beautiful. I did enjoy being in a romantic setting with my boyfriend. I do feel for the money you are spending, there should come more food than fries with a steak. I think that was my only downfall, were the sides that accompany the entrees. Other than that food was delicious, drinks were great, and view was spectacular.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2017

The restaurant was great from the wait staff, the front desk, the management, the wine list, the cuisine, the view, the atmosphere, and any special requests that we may have had was spot on. We will definitely go back there again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Great view, great service, great food and great time. The restaurant is a little gem of New Haven

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 7, 2017

We had a great dinner! I had noted in my reservation that we were celebrating a birthday and they went above and beyond. Service was great. Would have loved to linger longer but had theatre tickets! Great for pre-theater dinner!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 6, 2017

It was Restaurant Week in New Haven, so my friends and I decided to make a reservation for lunch. Unfortunately for us, it happened to be a day when it was raining cats and dogs. The view from the restaurant is what drew me to it the first time I went for breakfast. We did make a reservation. Our food was absolutely delicious. I read a review online about the quinoa, so I had asked for that as a side with my delectable lobster roll. I began with the beet salad with greens, and they ended us with Hagan Daaz ice cream with tea or coffee. All this for only $17 for their special. The deviled eggs with bacon that my friends had for an appetizer were delicious, too. As was the asparagus soup. My only recommendation is not to sit a group near the handicapped lift when other tables are open. And to use much smaller "to go" containers. The quinoa and half of a lobster roll got mixed in together as there was no separation. I will be back again on a sunny day or lovely evening to enjoy the city and Long Island Sound lights.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Scenic View
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 (Austin)·Dined on April 2, 2017

We were there for our Anniversary. Robin was our waitress, she was wonderful.. The food was very good and the view was fabulous..

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Friend and I met there for the first day of New Haven Restaurant week. All our choices were tasty. I had a vegetarian dish with squash and quinoa that I particularly loved. The dessert of ice cream was yummy. Service was very attentive and the view is spectacular.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

My experience was great! Food was good and staff was wonderful

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

This was a great choice for Valentine's Day. There are amazing views of downtown New Haven from this 19th floor restaurant. The food is creative and very tasty. The pre-fix menu for the holiday was $60 per person and included 4 courses, which I consider a good deal.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We were visiting from out of town came for Valentines Day lunch. Picked the resto for the view from the 19th story. Good and service were disappointing. First, no lobster. Second, fish and chips: fish tasted old and coating was soggy. The 'hand-made' pasta was swimming in oil. The best bet is the turkey club. Service took forever and finally I gave up waiting for the waitress to take my card, so I signed the bill and phoned in the number.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2017

I'm sure their regular food is amazing. But I have to say that I was extremely disappointed going here for the first time last Sunday. I was surprised to learn that they only do buffet style eating on Sundays and instead of their menu, we were ushered to a buffet station. I payed an insane $85 for myself and my girlfriend for overcooked eggs and some cold breakfast food, no brunch related drinks included. The panoramic view was gorgeous, however because of my personal experience I will not be going back here again.

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Great spot for special occasion or date. Really nice view of New Haven Green from tall windows. Nicely flavored, strong cocktails. Food was well executed and delicious. Short ribs- tender with deep beefy flavor. Strip steak cooked perfectly. Recommended for American fare in New Haven as a more affordable and less stodgy alternative to Union League.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Been to John Davenport's for dinner several times. Always great food and great service. Robin was especially good!! Thanks for another wonderful dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Meh... I was hopeful that it was going to be a bit nicer.

Food was "good" waitstaff was "alright" price wasn't super expensive.

Not a bad place but I was expecting fine dinning, you could overdress if you weren't carful. I wouldn't wear a tie, I sport coat might be overdoing it...

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2017

We came here for the first time for my sister's birthday for dinner before the show at the Shubert. The waiter was friendly and super accommodating. Once we told him we had to get to a show he was extremely attentive to ensure we had our full dining experience and get to the show when we wanted. Because we were out of town and asked directions, he sent another waiter over who was really familiar with the area who gave us the short cut to the theater, so it took us 2 minutes to walk there. Excellent because it allowed us to enjoy our dinner experience longer and super helpful! I had noted in my reservation that it was my sister's birthday. When we arrived there was happy birthday decoration confetti all over the table and we didn't have to pay for her dessert, which was served with a candle. My guests ordered a fish dish, which they see to enjoy, I ordered a flat bread which was excellent! Our cheese tray was really enjoyable pre dinner.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2017

Very enjoyable evening and Robin made it extra special for us ...

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2017

I really enjoyed lunch and the views are great. Staff was very friendly. However, it took over an hour to get our lunch - we did not order appetizers and there was only one other table in the house from what I could see. Again, food and staff were great, just took too long. I would go again and see if it was a one off thing.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on January 7, 2017

We had a party of 16 during a large snow storm so everyone arrived at different times and we were not sure who would even make it to the restaurant. The staff was so accommodating. They served rinks and waited patiently for our order and helped out with the kids needs and remained calm and friendly the entire time. Although the storm hid the view, I know from past visits how great it is. So nice to be up so high over the New Haven Green.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great Beer, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2016

New Years Eve... nicely done. Food, service and ambiance contributed to a wonderful experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Late-night Find
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2016

New Year's Eve! Fun time, great views and good food. Attentive staff. I am a local and always forget about this place, but I won't anymore. We'll be back!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2016

We wanted a place to take our elderly parents for a special Christmas lunch - this was the perfect venue! From start to finish it was a wonderful experience.

We live in another state, so I went to Trip Advisor first, then the restaurants website which is comprehensive and detailed. We appreciated the inside parking with voucher. Easy access to the hotel elevator without a long walk.

The restaurant as described has wonderful views, is beautifully decorated and very clean.

Our lunches were all delish! Old School Cheeseburger, Chicken Salad Wrap, Turkey Club and NE Lobster Roll. Everyone was pleased.

Wonderful and attentive service, our waiter had patience (and humor) dealing with an elder with dementia - that was really appreciated.

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2016

The entire staff from the Hostess to the waitress was very friendly and professional. Then the food arrived and every dish ordered was magnificent! Everything was delicious and the food presentation was superb too! It was a wonderful family Christmas Eve Brunch!!

Tags: Disabled Access, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Healthy, Special Occasion, Outstanding Value, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2016

This is a good spot to enjoy a view. The menu was limited and service was slow. Once a new waiter adopted us, it improved. The food was fair. Not worth returning.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2016

Expected much more
Very poor ambiance during the holiday season ( no holiday theme at all in the restaurant)
Service indifferent and talking about their dates at the hostess station
Food ( fried chicken Monday special) inconsistent :chicken was good, but potatoes were cold
Nothing worth going back for
Very disappointed

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2016

I really enjoyed everything about my Fiance and I dinner to the great view to outstanding service to the great food. Will definitely be back at least on a yearly basis.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2016

The table was ready and waiting. The service was prompt, helpful and friendly. The food was gourmet and particularly good. A great night out for the two of us.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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