Davenport's Restaurant

4.7
1700 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Enjoy fresh seafood, steaks, sushi and chef-inspired cocktails in a comfortable, warm atmosphere. Located just off the 405 on Ventura Blvd, our dining room and beautiful patio with fire-pits are wonderful places to relax and enjoy good food and good friends.
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vipROBERTG
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place for all occasions

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vipDaleC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Very disappointed after two years of dining there.
Two issues, we had to send my wife’s steak back twice as the meat was under cooked . The dining experience is ruined when one person has their dinner on the table and you then wait 15 minutes to get the other order done correctly. We spent $157 for two and then noticed a$5 charge for splitting a salad. Never going back. Two plates $5 dollars. They lost a customer yesterday.

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AynP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an awesome gem in the neighborhood! Always a great choice no matter the occasion!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Very nice

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LindaC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is my new favorite restaurant! I will be going here for all my nice dinners out!!

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DoraG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in, we were greeted by friendly staff, were promptly seated, and our server was attentive. My friend and I both had the sea bass and in both cases, it was cooked to perfection. The jasmine rice was surprisingly delicious. I didn’t order dessert, but did indulge in a very well made lemon drop cocktail.

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AandG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I worked in Encino for years and never tried this place until I got a new job elsewhere. The entrance is somewhere off Ventura - I’m not sure where, but the bar entrance is and they’ll guide you to the hostess stand. The staff was extremely polite and helpful. The food was good. I had the seafood fettuccine, which was tasty. Others had the cioppino, Chilean sea bass, and chimichurri skirt steak. Everyone seemed to enjoy their food and the bread was varied and good. The drinks were strong. Some portions were a little larger than others, but this isn’t the type of place where you’d expect huge portions. Would go back!

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AndiB
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated outside around a firepit. The ambience was lovely and the food was great. Our waiter was incredibly attentive and the owner bringing champagne to the anniversary couple was lovely touch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Ordered a steak medium rare, and it came out well done. Ordered the Parmesan crusted chicken and it was without any flavor the mashed potatoes became watery from the watery sauce that was on the plate and the spinach lacked any seasoning whatsoever. They were very accommodating and the service was excellent but sadly I must report the food was just mediocre.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was amazing! The owner came by our table and said hi and to check on how things were. Everything went well our food was amazing and our drinks were great too. We had an amazing experience and I will definitely be going back!

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MelanieP
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were able to be seated outside on their lovely patio! Tyler, our server was most attentive and warmly professional. Our food was delicious and this has become one of our favorite 'go to's!'!!

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BarbaraG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two of us were celebrating our birthdays and it was a perfect evening. Everything we ate was exquisitely prepared and very tasty, the small bites of I forget what, but outstanding. Same for the crab cakes and the cioppino. We were very picky about our wine and the sommolier worked with us to come up with the perfect one--a DAOU Cabernet, 2020.
We dined outdoors and even though it was a cool night, we were toasty under the heaters. No one rushed us, everyone was so kind and helpful. And our birthday hot fudge sundae topped it off perfectly! Looking forward to returning soon!

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vipSuzetteB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service! Waitress Emily totally on point. Food was cooked to order and served hot. Warm and friendly atmosphere.

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flogorp
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner as usual. Our server Emily was lovely. Lemon coconut cake for dessert was delicious. Had a problem with coffee being on the cold side but Emily took care of the problem.

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PG36
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I really appreciate the hosting staff. I forgot my proof of vaccination and they were able to hold our table for use while we went back home to grab it. I appreciate their flexibility and professionalism. I also appreciate that they have a vegan option. The cocktails were also very good.

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Elaine
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere were excellent, as usual, and the service was fabulous. They have gone out of their way to make the outside dining area beautiful and warm for those who are still a little leery about eating inside. They have done a wonderful job. We'll be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was wonderful, food was great 10/10 recommended

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Bonnie
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have to say my only complaint about this restaurant is that I have to plan ahead as you can't get a last minute reservation. The service, the staff, the food is just always perfect! Even the most simple things like their wedge salad and cheeseburger are so good as is the artichoke dip, steaks, seabass....everything is always perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food was not worth the price. The chicken was average at best and the spinach had no taste, very bland.

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JohnF
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambience. Service was very accommodating. Quality of the food was outstanding. Highly recommend the entire dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matty took excellent care of us and was very knowledgeable and personable. We really appreciated his special care he took for us and all of the things we ordered were great. Loved tbt honey bloom gin cocktail!

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vipLeslie
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I wanted to try Davenport’s for a long time and decided our birthday’s were a perfect day. The patio dining was lovely, the service fantastic but I was very disappointed with the food. My friend had the lobster bites, way too salty (and I love salt), the crispy rice with tuna/avocado was less than crispy and I had the sea bass with mushrooms which tasted fine but the plate looked like something I’d make at home. I admit I’m a food snob having lived here and NYC my entire 60+ years. The presentation didn’t live up to the price. Besides, my spinach looked liked it was cooked in two batches, first heavily sautéed dark green and fresher lightly sautéed bright green. I’d try it again maybe they’re more known for the meat.

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PattyH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very noisy. Had to ask for our waiter several times before we got service

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normy
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting menu. Wait staff very knowledgeable and helpful and attentive. Wish I could eat there every day

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vipCarrieJ
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oysters and Raw Bar - delicious. Always enjoy coming here. Service is exceptional.

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ElitaS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall good experience. Mosquitoes were out in full force however and made eating outside unpleasant unfortunately. The seafood fettuccine was also drowning in sauce so that it ate more like a too rich soup than a pasta dish.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, excellent service. Our server Matthew was awesome. We tried a bunch of amazing seafood dishes, and finished with the brownie Sunday that was incredible. You literally can’t go wrong with anything in the menu. Ask for the quieter room to the right if you want quiet, or call with extra advance notice for the outdoor dining.

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AnnS
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the beautiful patio. Service and food are always good.

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P350Z
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Beautiful setting but was greatly disappointed in the mains. Oyster Rockefeller was phenomenal but the USDA filet lacked flavor and texture of the meat was similar to grass fed meat. The fish in wife’s cioppino was over cooked. Service was okay I guess. Didn’t get my pre-meal cocktail until food was delivered so that was disappointing.

Overall, I expected a lot more, especially for the price point. Glad my company was great.

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JacklynM
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Emily was a wonderful waitress
The food was delicious and the atmosphere was very nice

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vipralpho
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Awesome ; One of the Best Restaurant's in Los Angeles, Definitely One of the BEST in the SFV. I HIGHLY Recommend Davenports to ANYONE looking for a Restaurant with Delicious Food , Service , etc etc etc.

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JaredL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My wife had the Faroe Island Salmon, and I had the New York Steak. Salmon was light and flaky, and the steak at medium was perfection. Very little fat, and cut like it was butter.
Accompanied with the New England Clam Chowder and a Pinot Grigio for the lady, and a Merlot for myself.
Although prices have gone up due to many economic factors, it was still an exceptional value. We frequent this establishment often.

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MarcM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really love it here. Very upbeat and sophisticated, NY ambience with really good food.

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PatriciaJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All my meals have been thoroughly wonderful and beautifully served. My only regret is that Davenport's no longer serves lunch.

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Rockies
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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vipcompcook
Los Angeles
59 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love this restaurant because the owner cares —he’s there! Everybody is greeted like they are a welcome guest not like they’re doing you a favor. The servers are professional friendly and excellent. Their patio is gorgeous!

I like their menu it offers plenty of choices, not just the usual steakhouse choices. The food is consistently good!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. Service was terrific. Very nice upscale atmosphere. One of the best in Encino.

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DanR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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JackieP
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening spent with friends. Our server Chris was friendly, informative and helpful. We sat outside in their lovely garden area and the food was good and brought out warm and well presented. Would recommend it to everyone.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great, however, we we’re somewhat disappointed with the service. One of the server consistently forgetting our silverware. Waited for roughly 5 minutes before we get it with food sitting on the table getting cold. Other than that, this place is one of the best secret in SFV.

FAQs

Davenport's Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (818) 855-1203.

Davenport's Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1700 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.