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

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354 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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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Richmond
125 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

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
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

DM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, fantastic view. Fillet was cooked

OT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

VS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

J
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 22 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Average breakfast buffet food. Beautiful restaurant though.

CD
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

HK
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

L
New England
14 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 29 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and delightful

CT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

JR
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 1

Waiter was not knowledgeable about the food, my wife asked him about a dish and he didnt know how to describe(he said "you will know when you see it"(waiter was a tall young white man with long hair and different color/style socks). He also dint give us bread at the beginning, I had to ask a young pleasant lady(I think she was Hispanic) for bread. Her and the bus boy was the only ones that came to our table periodically to ask if everything was fine.

Carpet needs to be replace and vents need dusting. Very nice place with alot of potential but needs better service and bigger food portion especially appetizers.

DD
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, friendly service, and amazing view. Good for a special occasion or just because.

P
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

A pleasant , quiet spot for conversation with a great view of the city, but the food was not great. Service was extremely nice. They would just need to upgrade the cuisine.

DM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience.. superb food and excellent service.. highly recommended..

GB
Dallas
29 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I was surprised by the relatively simple Baruch options in Father’s day, when compared to Easter or Mother’s day brunch.

Disappointing.

OT
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Awesome view!

S
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The Sunday brunch had a variety of appetizers, pastries, breakfast and lunch items. However, they were all prepared early and were dried by 11:30 when we got to the food. Poor planning.

JS
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The mussels appetizer was excellent. Our steaks were over coked and the sides were blah. We skipped dessert. I don't plan to go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend and I had a great experience and the food was amazing

AD
Charleston
146 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to lunch to celebrate a graduation from Yale. The restaurant has a beautiful view. The food and service were excellent. We had salads and added proteins. It was healthy and simple. Everyone was very professional and helpful.

EG
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant with gorgeous view of New Haven! You’re high above the city and can see Yale extremely well

Food was great and the service was outstanding

VB
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
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

CR
New England
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

NY
New York Area
281 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I have a very pleasant lobster and pasta main course after a cup of clam chowder. Thee food was good but not exceptional. The service was friendly and efficient. The venue on the top floor of the hotel and overlooking the common was very pleasing.

KA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 21 April 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!

ZB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 20 April 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.

DD
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 12 April 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.

JG
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on 12 April 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.

RR
1 review
Dined on 7 April 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.

D
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 30 March 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

KD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 23 March 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.

G
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 23 February 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.

SD
1 review
Dined on 28 January 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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