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155 Temple St Ste 19, New Haven, CT 06510 (Temple and Crown)
+1 203-974-6858
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: John Davenports is a 19th floor restaurant and bar that offers...
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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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
better than average food but ...

the menu was limited but very good solid ordinary food - and fairly good value,a bit on high side - cooking was reasonable etc - so why do i give it a slightly lower rating - aargh the waiters are so intrusive, constantly over-enthusiastic and also inquiring 'how do you like it' etc etc - i know... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
Leslie G
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I picked this restaurant for the view, because I was eating alone and because it's in New Havens top 10% best Trip Advisor restaurants. I had my sleeping toddler in her stroller and they chose the perfect table to have her by my side and for me to get the most of the amazing views. The drink (dirty martini), service... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

the menu was limited but very good solid ordinary food - and fairly good value,a bit on high side - cooking was reasonable etc - so why do i give it a slightly lower rating - aargh the waiters are so intrusive, constantly over-enthusiastic and also inquiring 'how do you like it' etc etc - i know this sounds grumpy... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Food was good - but we were there for Yale graduation weekend. They were busy - guess because of the view? The food was ok - nothing special. Steak cooked and seasoned ok, salmon good - expected a little more from reviews and price.... Slow on the drinks - we had to ask the server three times to get us... More 

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Springdale, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We spent three nights in the Omni, and arrived late the first night. The staff at the bar couldn't have been nicer, they found us a seat, and suggested a few items from the menu. The Lobster pot pie was excellent, and flat bread sampler was a very creative treat. The view from here is the best in New Haven

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Beautiful views(top of the Omni 19th floor). Only had breakfast twice...bagel, juice and coffee for 2 was almost $25.00. Husband had the breakfast buffet $22.00! Luckily there are plenty of other places for breakfast nearby.

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Hamden, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We went to John Davenport's for a graduation lunch and I must say that it was refreshing and wonderful to actually have staff that honestly and earnestly cared. Jenni and the whole staff were more than helpful and attentive. The good was great, the service was fast, and the experience was memorable. My family and I were so comfortable that... More 

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Wayne K, Manager at John Davenport's, responded to this review

Dear Larry, Thank you for your wonderful comments about our food and service. I will ensure Jenni and the entire team receive the recognition deserved. We look forward to your return. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Sitting on the 19th floor watching the Rangers with a 2-1 lead over TB in pursuit of the cup. Typing away on the laptop and see a dirty martini leave the bar- Michael the keep says- I'll make you one- best you'll ever have. He was right- this was a perfect Martini....though every time I start drinking these I start... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The views over Yale and New Haven at the top of the Omni Hotel are breathtaking, the service is gracious, but the food left much to be desired. Also, there was a bit of dirt and grime on the floor near our table, including a piece of brie cheese on the carpet. The menu is pedestrian, and the food off... More 

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Winter Park, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We had a commencement dinner for 10 for our son's graduation. Our food did not arrive for over an hour. It was partially cold, and orders were wrong. I informed the manager, and the took all the orders back to re-plate and replace. It came back 15 minutes later and some orders were still wrong, one missing altogether. Medium steaks... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This place has so many physical gifts - great views of scenic downtown New Haven, nearby parking, central location- but the food is not one of them. It is a small, exceeding ly boring menu that could be from anywhere. Nothing ties it to the area food-wise (New Haven has a great foodie scene, in case you were not aware)... More 

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Wayne K, Manager at John Davenport's, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our restaurant as we value your feedback. We are certainly in agreement that John Davenport’s no doubt offers the best views of New Haven. We strive to compliment those great views with an excellent menu that is contemporary, approachable and features many of the great seafoods... More 

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Additional Information about John Davenport's

Address: 155 Temple St Ste 19, New Haven, CT 06510
Phone Number: +1 203-974-6858
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 155 Temple St Ste 19, New Haven, CT 06510
    (Temple and Crown)
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 203-974-6858

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?