Davenport's Restaurant

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936 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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KW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food is always first rate. We have always had a wonderful, delicious meal at Davenport's. We will continue to be a customer for a long time.

SG
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Requested to be seated outside and we were inside..had to send steak back as it was too well done..didn’t love it

h
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been wanting to try this restaurant for some time now and boy am I glad we finally did. It's a new favorite spot for sure. The ambiance was fantastic...the food was great from the awesome bread basket to the appetizers, main courses & desserts...the service (bartenders & server) were so friendly & attentive. The owner, Carl Davenport came over to talk to my wife & I at the bar before dinner. What a personable and friendly guy...and he lives out in our hood. Love this place and we'll definitely be back soon!

BS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good, the server was attentive and got all of our orders right. Our group of 4 sat outside, which we enjoyed. I definitely recommend.

FG
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

Took my wife here for a mid-week lunch, and we were very happy. We sat on the patio which was lively, although it is adjacent to Ventura Blvd, the traffic was hardly noticable. My wife had the steak salad which she thought was terrific, even without the dressing she ordered on the side.

My prime rib beef dip was also quite tasty. For the past few months my wife and I schedule a weekly lunch date and try new restaurants. The food here was the best to date. Service was polite, professional but a little slow. Everyone was nice however.

Great lunch spot, highly recommended .

B
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A gem hidden in the valley. Beautiful outdoor seating. Delicious food and great service.

OT
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were on vacation with our kids (9 & 19) and wanted a nice dinner. Food was great & the ambiance was beautiful. Strongly recommend! I had the catch of the day (halibut) which was prepared perfectly. My husband had sea bass & also really enjoyed it. I found his sea bass to be a little too sweet for my taste. Our kids had filets & they were perfect. Strongly recommended this restaurant.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our new favorite restaurant!! The restaurant is dimly lit, which is nice when you want to relax for dinner. The service was wonderful each time. When we celebrated our anniversary, the owner came by our table and wished us a happy anniversary and a couple of glasses of champagne. But the food.... OMG, incredible!! The Chilean sea bass is our favorite. The lobster bites are an amazing appetizer, and we soak up all the juice with bread (cuz we can't let that go to waste). And the brownie sundae was not basic or just for kids... it was decadent and rich and too tasty for our full bellies to say no to.

B
Los Angeles
70 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lisa was a great server. Food was delicious!
Fantastic place anytime!

S
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good for lunch and visiting with friends.

B
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu selection, attentive service, seated immediately with reservations. I would highly recommend Davenport’s!

PJ
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always our waiter Cody was awesome, and seeing Carl walking around greeting people is always a pleasure. Food is delicious, fairly priced and we will definitely be back again and again and again.

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Save your money and go somewhere else.

EM
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Probably the best restaurant in the Valley. Mr. Davenport is usually around; very professional, polite and friendly. That's why the food is so good. He knows how to run a restaurant.

SK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration and they comp’d my date with a generous hot fudge sundae. Very nice touch.

KH
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my wife for anniversary lunch. Second time we have been here and am very happy with the experience. Very good, relaxed but attentive service. Looking for an opportunity to try Happy Hour and dinner...

AE
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We went to Davenport's for our wedding anniversary. The owner of the restaurant had champagne brought to our table, which was very nice, but he said he would come by and say hello to us, and he never did. The food was great, but the service was very slow. Our waiter was not the problem; it seemed to be a very slow kitchen. We'd go back again.

CK
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always!!! Thank you, Carl!!!

DP
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time we have been to the restaurant. We were totally impressed & will definitely return.

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

Wonderful food and ambiance! I was brought a dish I did not order but it was promptly replaced with the right one. We even got a glass of champagne on the house to celebrate our anniversary! Would definitely come back sometime!

J
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Service was terrible! Food was amazing! This was our second time here and was so excited to bring friends and it was disappointing to talk all about it and the service to be so bad.

BS
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful experience for my first time there. Me and my date were welcomed and food wait time wasn't too long. The food was delicious. I will be coming back with family next time.

RA
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Davenport's is our favorite local spot. Food is always amazing, drinks are perfect, and they have a heck of a wine list. Another HUGE plus is that there is no corkage for the 1st bottle! My husband always orders the same thing, SW steak & enchilada, and I usually get the filet or cioppino, or sometimes try the specials. Even their burger is delish! We've never been disappointed. Don't forget to make reservations, as they are always packed.

PC
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is such a great place for inside or outside dining. The service is always great and they have been so accommodating, Food is wonderful and ordering drinks is exactly as you would want them served. Shannon and Travis were both so special and very attentive. They always make you feel so welcomed except for one of the hostesses. The special one is Yani(if that is how you spell her name) but always makes your reservation so very nice, I love everything about this restaurant. Thank you again. Paula

J
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Slightly too dark no one said patio was an option when I made reservation waitress Lisa I believe is her name was fantastic

m
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect spot for girls’ night on a Friday! Loved our bar table and Allison was a perfect server. Oysters, sashimi and steak - all delish! The friendliest staff anywhere!

EB
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Davenport's has become one of my favorite restaurants, especially in the summer on the beautiful patio. The food is superb, atmosphere lovely, service excellent....a perfect place to celebrate an event. Love it!

FM
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The outdoor patio is lovely. Great red wine glasses! Nice evening.

LR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

The experience was fair. Pleasant enough atmosphere, ok food and really strange service.

BN
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My friend and I each had the Roasted Beet & Burrata Salad which was tasty. Tomatoes were fresh and the beets were properly cooked and chilled. I've not always been happy seated inside because of the noise level but yesterday on the patio was wonderful. Service was friendly and excellent.

GR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best, and most consistent restaurants to open in the San Fernando Valley. Very accommodating , efficient, good quality, good service, and great ambiance.

TD
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thank you Mari for great service and excellent about the menu. We enjoyed the weekly specials.

SK
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Davenports and especially enjoy patio dining. Have never been there where Mr. Davenport has not come around to all the tables for a hello. Delicious food!

DM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and ambience!!!! The vibe is great. A diverse menu which makes for a popular place to revisit frequently.

OT
Sydney / NSW
8 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

Oysters are not fresh and made me feel unwell

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday. Beautiful evenng

4
Los Angeles
59 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Horrible experience with oysters gone bad, twice!
Over salty cioppino.
Dried out roast chicken!
Over cooked ribs.

TA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is cooked and presented perfectly our entrees took a little longer than usual to arrive but the owner came over to our table to let us know so we were not disappointed

A
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the service. Lobster bites tasted a little salty/sea water like, just an acquired taste I guess. But the menu is awesome and can’t wait to go back and try more.

Forgot our servers name but all of the staff were so late!!

TY
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the best restaurant we have been to in a long time. Celebrated my 35 year old sons birthday and he and my husband and I all loved our meals. The restaurant is lovely and the staff was fabulous. We felt so well taken care of. Incredible bread basket with lots of delicious choices. The ribeye, filet with lobster chunks on top and skirt steak were all delicious. The chocolate brownie sundae was incredible and more than enough for three of us to share. Sal, our waiter was so wonderful, great service, great suggestions, just a delightful experience from beginning to end. We've been to other fine dining restaurants but this was the best by far.