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

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377 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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1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My fiancèe and I had a great time celebrating her birthday with our out of town friends. When we arrived we were seated promptly, our food came out quickly and it was delicious. Monica was an amazing waitress and we will definitely be back soon.

SI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Service was great!! Food was great!!
There was a party in another room on the floor and children were running around screaming, in and out of the bar area. The hostess at the desk tried to bring them back to their parents, where they would then come back out running and screaming.
It was hard to have a conversation when the children were doing this.

I would definitrly come back and hope the kids are little more tame.

TD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

"I love the relaxed feel of this place – What a terrific view! Very comfortable dining room, great food selection and the drinks were fantastic!

TR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything from as we were greeted at the front desk, being led to our table and seated - that set the bar. The waiter Aeden and his co-workers kept glasses filled and the courses presented in good order. Each course was perfectly prepared and tasted great. I would gladly recommend the restaurant to my friends and family.

FN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Valentines Day

M
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing views of New Haven! The filet and rib eye were delicious. We also had mussels which were excellent. Great service too.

AC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I treated my sister to brunch at John Davenport's for her birthday. We were both delighted by the ambiance - perched on the 17th floor of the hotel with panoramic views overlooking the Yale campus. The brunch was equally impressive - there were many choices and they were all delicious!

EE
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Good ambience and fabulous views. Food was just average. Not super busy at lunchtime.

P
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

It was an enjoyable evening with awesome views of the city. The food was good - our waitress was excellent.

KH
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Fast and friendly service. Food was well prepared and beautifully presented. View was spectacular.

l
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Would highly recommend dining at John Davenport.
This is our second year celebrating Christmas there.
The staff were very friendly. The food offerings were varied and delicious. A good time had by all.

SH
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our second Christmas Eve in a row and it was very good. The food and service were very nice. Becoming a tradition and a nice experience.

RB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very grateful for Omni Hotel parking. A straight shot up to the restaurant. Greeted quickly by two lovely hosts. Our server, Adam, was wonderful; treated us as friends. The food was absolutely fantastic!! Everything cooked perfectly. Fun ambiance, gorgeous view. Well... it is New Haven, so the view might not be exactly "gorgeous," but it's definitely impressive. Especially for the holidays.

d
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We came for the Thanksgiving buffet. There was a huge selection of items from giant shrimp, crab, smoked salmon, pate and salads, followed by a choice of brined turkey, or beef, cod, duck, and ribs and more. All the other sides too, green beans, yams, mashed potatoes, mushrooms, stuffing etc. A table heaving with desert choices - apple pie, cheesecake, chocolate cake tarts tartin, and several others. It was a nice calm atmosphere cozy and luxurious. An excellent choice for Thanksgiving.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yes, We Enjoyed Ourselves Very Much!
Excellent Food, Service And Fantastic View.
I Will Be Returning! 😁

BW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

This was my second time there. First time I went to celebrate my birthday , this time it was my boyfriend birthday & his first time there(my recommendation of course). Our food was amazing, Jorydn (our server) was amazing as well . She even sung Happy Birthday to my other half. Just felt like it could’ve been more waitresses available. Jorydn was so busy all night but still have exceptional service

J
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

Seemed like they were understaffed, which is understandable - however we waited a long time to have our order taken. Dining space is small, but the view is wonderful! Also, the food was delicious. Overall was a good experience.

BH
New England
37 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful meal and service. Everything nicely timed; we were allowed to enjoy our conversation and meal. Mussel appetizer very nice as was deviled eggs. Meal portions were surprisingly generous. Definitely coming back.

s
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

Very slow service. Fairly good food.

EL
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great place forgot it was there. Will be back there very soon.

NH
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Good place to dine or drink with a fantastic view of New Haven from its 19th floor location.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Took awhile to get drinks/service once seated

C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Braised short rib was delicious, but the horseradish potatoes were actually cold. I did send back and it came back barely warm. That was disappointing for such a fine restaurant. But I would give them another try. Service was excellent.

RF
Richmond
129 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Great view. Good food. Not sure why they put dried apples in the beet and apple salad—in the height of apple season!

OD
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Nice meal with good service and a lovely view! Deviled eggs were especially delicious.

DM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another great evening at John Davenport's! Definitely our go to restaurant for dining in New Haven!

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience, fantastic view. Fillet was cooked

OT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The view is great. The food was good, not amazing but overall we enjoyed ourselves

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience from start to finish food was amazing and service was exceptional! They even went above and beyond for my anniversary and gave a complimentary dessert.

MK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great view, delicious food and the staff was so nice!

VS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best restaurant in New Haven. Great food and spectacular view.

J
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Robin was great and the food was amazing. Every time I come I just want robin. They sung to my friend for her birthday and she loved it.

T
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Average breakfast buffet food. Beautiful restaurant though.

CD
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was great is Name was James great server keep up the great work

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambiance, food, and value. Friendly staff and attentive service. Recommended !

HK
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Food, service, price, and view are always great.

L
New England
14 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great! Our servers were fantastic. They were attentive without hovering. The food was beautifully presented and tasted even better! If we were from the area it would definitely be our special occasion spot!

E
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious and delightful

CT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my anniversary and I must say the service and view from the 19th floor was exceptional. We really enjoyed the evening & have already shared our experience with friends, recommending they check out the place if they have something to celebrate or just want a great meal.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant and the view was beautiful. Great value for money and great service