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John Davenport's

155 Temple St Ste 19, New Haven, CT 06510-2622
+1 203-974-6858
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“parsnips” (2 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options
155 Temple St Ste 19, New Haven, CT 06510-2622
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Brunch was priced at $23.00 per person plus tax, tip, and drinks - so depending upon your point of view, this is what you might expect to pay - i think that the value far exceeded the price. I almost never write reviews, however this...More

Thank BrunchFan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is excellent as well as the pricing and service“The view from the restaurant is Yale campus, it was nice!So many delicious pastries and breads. :D

Thank ZanaMalinic
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time at this restaurant for a dinner with my husband and I can't decide what was better, the food or the service. We each had a three course meal and the food was incredible. The wait staff was impeccable and clearly knew what they...More

Thank Juliana M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our second time to visit this restaurant for a graduation dinner. Excellent restaurant for chatting but not for food or service. Despite restaurant not being full we felt we were overlooked. Had to ask for water to be filled. They did not come to see...More

Thank JoliveB
Wayne K, Manager at John Davenport's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent visit. We welcome the feedback as it gives us opportunity to improve. I am sorry and dissapointed we did not meet your expectations for graduation dinner. We make every attempt to satisfy every guest during the busiest...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So most of the staff are really friendly and professional but the wait and bus staff is untrained and ill suited to perform their tasks. The wine list is really poor and full of big brand overprice swill. The food is actually very good. Each...More

Thank jlstester
Wayne K, Manager at John Davenport's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words about our Chef and friendly staff. I am glad you found our dishes to be well prepared and flavorful. Regarding the wait and bus staff, I apologize for not meeting the service standards expected and will increase our efforts...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I, a group of 15 people came to John Davenport's to celebrate my cousin's Quinnipiac graduation. Our servers were Ryan and Ian....we could never ask for any better two!!!! They were incredibly accommodating and made absolutely every effort to make sure we...More

Thank Zoe L
Wayne K, Manager at John Davenport's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Congratulations on your graduation celebration!! Thank you so much for your kind remarks about Ryan and Ian. I will be sure to share with the team.

Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Fun to get a view of New Haven while dining on some surprisingly good food. The burger and steak sandwich were both affordable (12-14$, including side dish) and tasty. If you opt for the steaks and seafood, it gets a little pricier. Staff are incredible...More

Thank sarah n
Wayne K, Manager at John Davenport's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments about the great food and friendly staff. We appreciate the feedback.

Reviewed 6 May 2017

We stopped in for a drink on Cinco de Mayo. The bar was empty and the bartender told us there were many specials and handed us the menus. We asked about all the beers they had on special. The beers were $3.75 for happy hour....More

Thank glennrr
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Was there for breakfast while staying at the hotel. The buffet is above average (both in the selection and in the quality of the fare) for an American business hotel. The wait stuff is pleasant enough but not extremely efficient. Had to wait too long...More

Thank SergeiN
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Professionally staffed and very accommodating. A well balanced menu for dinner couple with a fantastic view makes this a great restaurant for a romantic dinner. Breakfast selection is outstaying, and Sunday's brunch is month the best in the area.

Thank MTMG2015
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Alicia C
Is there a dress code? What should men and women wear?
21 January 2017|
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Response from Wayne K | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in John Davenport. Our recommendation for dinner is business casual, no jacket required. More casual attire for breakfast and lunch is common practice and welcomed.
Have you been to theiron Thanksgiving day buffet dinner? How was the meal?
6 November 2015|
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Response from kathleen o | Reviewed this property |
No, I did not have the buffet
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 155 Temple St Ste 19, New Haven, CT 06510-2622
    (Temple and Crown)
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 203-974-6858
  • E-mail
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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