Built in 1933, Davenport College (known as D’Port) is named after well-known Puritan and New Haven founder John Davenport. The primarily Georgian-style college features a beautiful gothic façade – which all houses classroom space, carrels and reading rooms for its residents.

Davenport’s striking two-story dining room features broad-wood floors, ornately carved wooden wall details and a coffered, barrel-vaulted ceiling from which hangs a beautiful Waterford chandelier. The college’s mascot, a 400-pound carved redwood gnome donated by a former alumnus, guards the dining hall.

We are Davenport

The experience of dining at Davenport is welcoming and unforgettable – including the custom of singing “Happy Birthday” to all students and staff! Its large open courtyard is filled with students during Davenport’s best-known and most recent fall tradition, John’s Steaks, hosted by Head of College and professor of History, John Fabian Witt – an al fresco dinner in honor of the eponymous sandwich from his hometown of Philadelphia.

For inquiries related to our restaurant and cafe locations, please contact Yale.Hospitality@yale.edu

Dining Team

Davenport dining team posing for photo.

Our team is enthusiastic and hospitable – always proud to serve its Davenporters and guests!

Management Team