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

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325 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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.
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VB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The view is absolutely stunning and the service is excellent! They sent me an email immediately when I forgot my credit card after payment
The food is good but nothing exceptional

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CR
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent way to celebrate graduation!!! Everything exceeded our expectations! Highly recommend.

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KA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

WE LIKE OUR FOOD HOT WHEN WE GO TO BUFFET'S. WE ABSOLUTELY LOVED CARMEN ANTHONY'S & MISS IT, SO WE TRIED BUT IT DIDN'T MEET OUR EXPECTATIONS. I ALSO DIDN'T CARE FOR THE SMALL CHAMPAGNE GLASS FOR MY MIMOSA TOO!

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ZB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, and the views were phenomenal. The staff was so friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. They were always around when we needed anything, but did not hover over the table.

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DD
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined during New Haven restaurant week and the fixed price menu made it very affordable. I might have been less favorable to the regular menu prices. Waitstaff was attentive but not pushy. They let us take 3 hours for our meal which was perfect for our night out with friends. We live locally and were not staying at the hotel. Very enjoyable experience and great view.

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JG
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice restaurant, great views, friendly attentive staff, very good food. The rolls were fabulous! Got the roasted chicken and it was a little on the dry side. My husband got the spare ribs and they were fantastic. I would definitely go back and recommend to a friend.

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RR
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The Sunday Brunch similar to the omnipresent Art of Breakfast theme among Omni hotels except quite a bit more expensive which would suggest extra offerings. At the cutting board just an extremely overcooked dry flank steak. Also shrimp on ice which was not replenished with an hour yet to go in the brunch slot. I did bring the empty hill of ice to the attention of the attendant who told me someone might be looking for more but that person had not succeeded by the time we were done. Really, you could do better with your $150 for four at brunch nearly anywhere in New Haven.

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D
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We arrived at 7:25 for a 730 reservation. The hostess explained that our table wasn’t ready yet and asked us if we wanted to go the bar to wait The Negroni was the worst I’ve ever had and my friendss cosmopolitan was adequate. We we shown to the table @ 8. It wasn’t until 830 when we reached out to the hostess that we got a menu. She apologized and sent the waiter who was very apologetic and assured us that he was going to make ever effort to make it right. The food was very good and as a good well gesture they did not charge for the bottle of wine . I can’t be sure I’d return

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KD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant with attentive and friendly service. The brie appetizer was especially delicious. The view of the city adds to the ambience. Very accommodating staff.

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G
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Menu has been revised. Some may prefer the new menu, but I preferred the older items (then again, I am NOT a foodie).

Can't beat the view.

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SD
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I proposed to my girlfriend here, and it went fantastically! The hostess, Lauren, did a wonderful job communicating with me before hand. She walked around with me as I figured out where I would propose, where the photographer could hang out before we got there, and since there was a lot of availability that night, I got to have the table I wanted after the proposal. The server, Monica, was wonderful as well, and both my fiance and myself had a wonderful, memorable evening.

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DD
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and the food was prefect- we will return

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TE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent overall. This was our first time at John Davenports and it exceeded our expectations. We liked everything about the restaurant and the food was fantastic through all five courses. We will be coming back in the near future.

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C
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good quality food, cage free eggs, meats, etc. and a great staff. Parking in garage is validated.
Delicious chocolate cake!!!

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SC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

JD was decorated do beautifully for Christmas Eve. Service was wonderful! All our entrees were fabulous. Our waitress, Robin, was very attentive & friendly! We enjoyed our family holiday dinner overlooking the city!

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SH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice meal food was well prepared and presented. Service was attentive and excellent. The views were great.

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JN
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was quite good; service was wonderful; ambiance is low-key elegance, great for conversation.

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LS
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food and great ambiance

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BD
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food selection was excellent and the view was great. It put our special occasion over the top. I can’t wait to go back

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D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

So disappointed in my last visit here. I will respond directly to the restaurant, so hopefully, the management can make corrections.

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TC
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Great views. Food was above average overall. Steaks were good.

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JY
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our 9th anniversary, the food was amazing, loved the wine. Although it was busy that day we got great service:)

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N
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not my first time going but first time for my grandmother-in-law. She is 84 and fragile. Staff went above and beyond in ensuring she was comfortable and well taken care of. Even offered the lift to assist with getting her to the elevator versus her walking the stairs. Food was fresh. Mimosa perfect. Bartender allowed me to come back and pick up my drink and cc after i had secured my food. Grandmother loved the coffee❤️. The entire ride home i heard about the coffee. Can’t wait for my mother and MIL to visit so I can take them to brunch.

Also, courtesy call to confirm our reservation was a nice touch!

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JP
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Dinner for 4. We all enjoyed the comfortable seating in a lovely view of the New Haven Green. Food was consistently good over all meals. Service was attentive, friendly, unhurried and knowledgeable. This was a last minute reservation with friends and we were very pleasantly surprised. We will definitely return.

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d
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

We had reservations for 6 people to celebrate a 83rd birthday. We started in the bar area prior to dinner and ordered 3 and a glass of water. 15 minutes pass and the waiter returns with the drinks and clearly not what we ordered. We finally flagged him down and asked what the drink was and he says sorry I think its the wrong one, should I replace it? We agree to let it be and get ready for dinner. We are seated at our table and the waiter introduces himself and says he will be back. After 15 minutes he returns and asks if we want anything to drink and I ask for a wine list. He returns and says we are out of some but we have a lot of them....
I ordered a $60 bottle of wine and he opens it and leaves the cork on the table. He returns and asks if we would like to order. We order 4 appetizers to share at the table. 20 minutes pass and the food is delivered and the servers leave. We have mussels, baked brie, tenderloin tips and calamari. We have no appetizer plates and when asked the waiter takes bread plates off the table next to us. The brie is ice cold with grill marks but everything else is very good. We have finished the mussels and the waiter returns with a bowl for the shells.
We are in no rush but 1/2 hour later the waiter returns to take our order. Our dinner comes and the remnants of the appetizers are still on the table. The waiter leaves and we need to flag him down, we have no utensils.
We make the most of it and await desert. We had confirmed on the reservation it was a special birthday and also let the hostess know she was gluten free. A big piece of chocolate cake arrives with a candle, we sing, tell her not to eat it while we find the waiter to order deserts and coffee. We ordered 2 additional deserts, never got coffee

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TC
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The Umami Burger is a must

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AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

I dont know why the menu was changed. Do not try to change something that is not broken. Unfortunately, once we were sat we didnt get greeted till maybe almost 10 mins in... after 15 mins another couple sat two tables down samw waiter. However they got their drinks first, their appetizers first, and their meal first. I dont like complaining but clearly they look like they had more money than us so hey i guess that means better service. We received our meal one hour after sitting down. That is crazy! And it was bery underwhelming. The food was way better before. You guys tried to be fancy and completely backfired. Will no longer go there.

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NH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another outstanding experience at John Davenport's for Restaurant Week. Imaginative recipes and generous servings in an outstanding environment, fresh and contemporary. Must try!

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SL
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Staff were very welcoming from the bartender to the hostess to the wait staff. Views are best in the city and the quality of food is very good. Service was excellent. Attentive without being intrusive. I will definitely be back for a special occasion or when I am looking to impress!

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DA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

The receptionist was very unprofessional. I reserved a table on Nov 4 at 11:30am for Restaurant's Week's lunch through John Davenport's Restaurant Week link , but when we arrived at the restaurant she told us that there is no such a thing, so we ended up having a regular brunch there. A few minutes later, another couple actually did receive a Restaurant's Week's lunch's lunch menu. Also, the restaurant was under-staffed. The few waiters were very busy, and could not be attentive to individual tables. Davenport has a beautiful view and good food but I hope the service will be improved to make the restaurant more attractive to customers.

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DC
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good friendly and efficient service and a good range of dishes on the menu. Good views across the Yale area.

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PI
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

If only everything there was as good as the view!

Upon arriving everything looks beautiful! The view is outstanding, there is food as far as the eye can see, and everyone was all smiles. Unfortunately, things immediately took a turn for the worse.

Let me start at the end... although John Davenport's website shows that "The Art of Breakfast Buffet" is $23 the actual cost is $35 per person. That's a 50% difference right there! While $23 is a little on the steep side for eggs and french toast $35 is outrageous in my book!

After sitting at our table for a few minutes (only 3 other parties in the restaurant) our server proceeded to come over and take our drink order then disappear for 10 minutes. I should not have to get out of my seat to go look for water! This was a theme for the morning as my coffee cup and water glass seemed to be constantly empty.

All in all, the food was lukewarm and standard breakfast fair at best. The service was atrocious and the cost was egregious. I do not recommend.

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LD
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were met by friendly staff who showed us to our table. The view is spectacular and ambiance right for business lunch. The food was delicious and served in a short and prompt period of time.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Everything was lovely except for the food.... we all agreed the food looked better than it tasted. :(

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RP
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Sunday brunch was awful...food was cold...I found hair in my eggs and restaurant was dirty

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F
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We have been dining at Jonathan Davenport for many years. It is a wonderful spot in New Haven. The wait staff is amazing, especially Robin. She is more than accommodating, as she anticipates and your needs. She always makes the evening exceptional because of her heartwarming touch. She and the restaurant are a true gem in New Haven.

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JL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful time celebrating my birthday at John Davenport's in New Haven! The six of us first enjoyed drinks and 2 items from the starter menu; Fried Oysters and Local Artisanal Cheeses. Both apps were delicious and the Tequila Old Fashioned was perfect! The Filet was ordered by 4 of us and was out of this world! Had a taste of the smoked short ribs which was tender and seasoned perfectly. The Diver Scallops and Shrimp looked fresh and amazing! Our server Monica brought over a gooey, chocolate dessert for the table to share, yummy!! And a big thank you to the chef for creating a birthday chocolate plate that made me feel so special! Oh and can't forget the wine!! Lots of choices and so tasty! Loved it all!! Will be back soon!

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CW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service!

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MH
Savannah
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Coffee was Luke warm, limited choices, some of the selections needed refilling, service was fair at best. A $35 per person brunch that was extremely lacking in every possible way! Would never recommend this restaurant to anyone. Very disappointing!

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M
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aiden was our waiter with the help of George. They were AWESOME!!! Extremely accommodating, polite, helpful, attentive and friendly. The restaurant was very clean and the view from the 19th floor is really nice.

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