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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.
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John Davenport's at the Top of the Park - Omni New Haven Ratings and Reviews
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.
Went out with my parents and girl friend, to celebrate her 30th birthday, and the staff made it an amazing experience for her (and us). They seated is in a quiet corner, with spectacular views over looking both the historic downtown/Yale, as well as out over long island sound. The staff and manager were very attentive throughout the evening and even did a special dessert treat to help us celebrate.
What a disaster!
It took 3 hours to have lunch.
Not everyone got a roll on their plate.
Some people got water refills and others did not.
We heard yelling in the kitchen.
The side order of mushrooms were cold and limp, and tasteless.
When it was coffee and dessert time, some people had their coffee poured, others had to pour out of the carafe left on the table which didn't have much coffee left. There was no sugar/splenda on the table and we had to ask for it. We had no spoons for our coffee and one person took a butter knife to stir her coffee. When the waiter saw her with the butter knife, he asked if she wanted a spoon, but didn't bring a spoon for anyone else. Also, those who had the brownie with chocolate chip cookie, some were fine, some had an oatmeal cookie, bad taste combo, some had no cookie at all.
I would not recommend your restaurant.
1st time visitor officially will become a repeat customer. Last minute decision to take husband for Father's Day. Looked at menu online however I missed the brunch menu online and sure enough it was a magnificent brunch menu. Perfect for spouse who considers breakfast his favorite meal. A variety of choices with an omelet station (always my fave). Bacon wasn't overly or under cooked. Fruit and pastries fresh. Loved the view and the best part in my opinion was the tea. Water not too hot to scorch tongue and the tea wasn't bitter. No Lipton here!
Next time I will return for happy hour after work as it is perfectly located in downtown New Haven and waking distance from my job. It may become my 'secret gem.' I love a place where I can go have a drink/dinner and enjoy my own company
Had a special dinner celebrating a friend's significant work anniversary. Food was delicious and setting was perfect for conversation. Service a bit slow but not a problem for us as we were not in a rush. Cocktails were average. Crème Brule was the largest serving we have ever seen! Tasty too.
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