Dolphin Restaurant
Dolphin Restaurant

Dolphin Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://dolphinrbl.com/
  • Phone: 9147518170
  • Hours of Operation:
    Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Brunch: Sunday 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM, Dinner: Monday - Thursday, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Friday - Saturday: 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM, Sunday: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Elio Rugova
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Private party rooms available with many party options.
  • Private Party Facilities: 225 Max Capacity • Holiday Parties • Birthday Parties • Wedding Receptions , Rehearsal Dinners • Bridal / Baby Showers • Bachelor & Bachelorette Parties • Religious Celebrations • Corporate dinners / Workshops • Private Sporting Event Viewing • Seminars • Graduation Parties • Bar Mitzvah
  • Private Party Contact: Jimmy Rugova 9147518170

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Street
  • Public Transit: Metro North train and Bee Line buses.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet and street parking.
A word from Dolphin Restaurant
Located in the downtown waterfront of Yonkers, Dolphin Restaurant offers a Mediterranean seafood menu.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Dolphin Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
69 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (44)scenic view (37)neighborhood gem (31)special occasion (24)good for groups (23)great for brunch (21)romantic (20)great for lunch (16)fit for foodies (12)late-night find (12)vibrant bar scene (12)kid-friendly (10)hot spot (10)notable wine list (3)Show More
  • THE place for your Maine lobster!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    There were so many choices and recommendations. We picked the best place to go- The Dolphin. Casual, yet neat. The drive to the end of the peninsula was perfect; only overshadowed by the view from the restaurant. It was located on the water. Great, honest service and the food wasn't just good, it was superior. We were visiting colleges in the area and made a point to find a great restaurant before we left Maine. We found it. The bacon wrapped scallops were amazing. The crab cakes were good and not filled with bread. The Maine clams were juicy, tasty and super fresh. The lobster was perfect and yes, we liked the blueberry muffins too. Locally brewed beer was fun to try and the view was spectacular. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service Poor
    Jbuck
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We were seated next to a large party of 8 middle aged women, though the place was empty and we were a couple. Waitress asked what we wanted to drink as soon as we sat down, so we asked for a minute. As soon as she returned, she asked for our appetizer order; we had not received our drinks yet! She was uninterested in telling us about the specials. She never followed up to refill our wine gasses or ask how our entree was. Runner did all the work; waitress supplied two new forks that were presented on a paper towel! I am absolutely disappointed in the evening and particularly, that this was our 15th anniversary celebration. I guess you can only come here when the weather is good, as that may make it easier to overlook bad service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good & reliable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Have been several times. Consistently good food and friendly service.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere
    SuzyQ
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Food was very good, waitress was pleasant, drink was amazing, i believe i had a raspberry lemondrop...inside was beautiful...outside dining area was beautiful as it is right near the waterfront
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    It was a perfect choice of restaurants for us this particular evening. We were looking for fresh seafood dishes, comfortable and outdoor dining, etc. The service was great and all our dishes were delicious. Definitely recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Evening Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Very nice restaurant... The food was great. I can say I will return. Being a Chef myself I really enjoyed the flavors of what was ordered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thank you!
    Wellington
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Thank you to Dolphin again for making all my experience wonderful, especially my birthday. Went for a lovely luncheon on the water, dining outside in what has been perfect weather. The food was fantastic and the server and staff were friendly and accommodating. So thank you again, and I'll be back soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pleasant Surprise!
    Live2Eat
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Went to Dolphin for the first time to have an early dinner. I could not believe that I have not been here before considering I live in Yonkers. Food was excellent. Had the Crab Nachos which are apparently kind of a crowd favorite and the Skirt steak with fries...absolutely delicious. Was a little too full to try dessert but everything looked great as I was told pretty much everything was made In-House...will definitely be back soon with friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Forth visit broke the charm.
    WeluvX
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The crabmeat nachos were very good as was the salmon dish. The bronzino fillet had bones and was a turn off. The 2 lobster seafood brochettas had the tiniest amount of lobster and very mini mussels. It wasn't worth the price at all.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • waterfront gem
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    my favorite restaurant in Yonkers. Sat outside on a beautiful night enjoyed everything. Skirt steak is simply amazing. try the crab nachos and fried calamari as well. great specialty drinks and nice selection of wines by the glass as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Again Disappointed
    DianeVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    When we first discovered Dolphin, the Brunch/Lunch menu was more exciting and so enjoyed Brunch with the Tuna Nicoise Salad which is now gone from the menu. Asked about this but never received an answer. Anyway, for Sunday's Brunch we did enjoy the Mediterrian Omlette which was packed with delicious ingredients. Indeed, it lived up to it's name "Mediterrian" but so missed the reason why I enjoyed brunch: Tuna Nicoise. The wait staff is friendly and attentive. There are only possibly two outdoor tables which offer any sort of view of the Hudson. The others just offer view of the valet parking. Indoor seating is comfortable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very nice place.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    food was pretty good. had to send steak back as we specifically requested rare- said "and we MEAN rare". it came back medium to medium well, but they did take the steak back and replaced with another very delicious steak that was properly rare. rice that went with the shrimp francese had a few pieces that were hard and crunchy, which was strange. other than those two problems, the meal was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    A very enjoyable experience. Would do it again. Service was great, and they were very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not Bad
    JJC1
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The service was great, our waitress was very attentive. However, the food was not as good as we had hoped. The lobster(2lbs) was a bit tough and the tuna on the small side. Great people watching though despite being in a not so great area of Yonkers
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    It was a fun evening and the food was delicious. Only complaint is the outdoor dining overlooks the parking lot. I would recommend some more screening and bushes. Otherwise- a good night.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food not so great
    Revis
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We were not impressed with the food or service. We wanted to have a nice outdoor dinner near the water and was told this was a good outdoor restaurant. It was a disappointment. The food was not very good and the outdoor seating was in a parking lot (near the water). We would not go here again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    Coulthurst
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Dolphin is my favorite Yonkers restaurant. Several of my friends have eaten and are quite happy. Never a bad moment service is excellent and food is superb and excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was boring & lacked taste
    carmb6VIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Food was boring the menu has not changed in 2 years. The food lacked taste, the service was slow. I'm still waiting for my second drink. I notice that the father is not at the restaurant anymore & the sons are running it down the drains.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Had a great brunch on Sunday. Great menu. Relaxing afternoon and excellent service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Late Lunch Celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    The food was good but the Cobb salad was much smaller than expected. We were the only ones there so judging the noise level during normal times was not possible. With the place virtually empty I expected a bit more attentiveness from the wait staff. Added shrimp for the Cobb salad were $3 a piece - a bit excessive. Pleasant experience but not notable.
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  • Needs a better attitude
    CindyBxVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We were met by a surly and unaccomadating hostess. It honestly put a damper over the entire experience for me. I don't think I would go back, just because of her.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average at Best
    BobbyT
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Went on a saturday night looking foward to a nice night out and found other customers in tank tops and slippers, kids running around and just an overall lack of upscale feel to the restaraunt, more like an outdoor deli. We ate outside and it was ok but the road and traffic way too close and busy. The service was very good but my seafood dish was overcooked and the rice undercooked. My wifes skirt steak was ok but dry like it was sitting before it was served. Not at all what I expected from an establishment that exhalts itself as upscale and pricey. Also the lack of any kind of music made this a night out I wish I had stayed home.
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  • Warburton
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Went with family on Father's Day. Had a great menu selection. The service was great. Normally I prefer not to eat outside, but enjoyed the view of the water. Would have given food (5) stars if the crab stuffed shrimp was not mushy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always a great time
    Foodie
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Fish was very fresh. Skrit steak was the best I ever had. Prices are reasonable. Love going to this place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The dining experience at this restaurant was disappointing. I was looking for a good Sea Food Restaurant for my special night out. I researched the internet and found Dolphin. I thought I’d founded the perfect spot, Sea Food by the water! Thing were different when we arrived. Very few seats for a party of 2 (even with empty tables). The River view tables belonged to their “sister restaurant right next door”. The tables out doors were find if you like looking at valet parking. So we were seated indoors in the back looking at the Metro North trains go by. The food itself was ok but not great. We waited 1 hr for food. This restaurant may be good for groups,a stopover for a drink . But in my opinion not for your special night out.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dolphin brunch great!
    YonkersNativeVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    We treated our nephew for a Sunday brunch at the Dolphin and were lucky enough to get a table outdoors (the weather was near-perfect). We arrived early after a last-minute booking on Open Table but weren't sure that outdoor tables were to be gotten...but the staff was accommodating. Service was quick and the menu, though a little pricey, offered some wonderful brunch options; I ordered a crab-filled omelet and the rest of the party also ordered egg dishes with other fillings. Additionally, there was a all-you-can-drink brunch special (mimosas, bloody marys, etc.) but you have to make sure you get their attention once your glass is empty! The seating has a view of the Hudson River. Excellent service, well-prepared dishes--Dolphin is great!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    SusieQ
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    My DH and I went there to celebrate our anniversary. The restaurant had outdoor seating with views of the Hudson. It wasn't packed at all and our waiter was great. The food was SPECTACULAR!!! Definitely worth going.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 42 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 441 reviews are from the Dolphin Restaurant reviews archive.
  • always a good meal
    gbear
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    have been to this restaurant several times. always a good meal and good service. nice walk along the river after our meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood gem
    MissBrooksVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Love this place but don't like that they keep changing the menu - taking Things away that people love. I'm all about adding dishes but when your Favorite dish is gone it stinks.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem
    bingomez
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    This is a great neighborhood gem! Food is always good. they have outdoor seating which is always a plus
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • few tables have view
    Hudsonrvrenthusiast
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    The baked clams as an appetizer were very good. Pretty restaurant, great locale on the waterfront. I just assumed the restaurant wrapped around for a full view of the river. It does not. Only one or two tables inside have a view of river and GW bridge and I had to wait an hour and a half to get one past my reservation time on a late sun afternoon. The bar area is beautiful with a lot of lounge seating and food service. I would go back and hunker down at the bar and take a walk later to get the view.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch on the Waterfront
    sholshkyVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Had a great brunch on Sunday. The crab omelette was delicious as well as the crab nachos. Nice brunch meal overlooking the Hudson River.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely nothing special.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Nothing special here. Food was edible, but nothing to brag about. I ordered the lobster ravioli, it was ok. I was offered Parmesan cheese and the waiter came with something that looked like craft parm. I was shocked that there was no fresh cut parm. I will never go back.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romance On A Rainy Evening
    kilgara
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    This waterfront spot is good for its' food ,romantic atmosphere and discreet waitservice.Negatives are slightly cramped , not good Irish coffee
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dophin's on the Hudson
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Dophin's was a great dining experience. The food was very good, the drink list was imaginative, and the wine list was well thought out. The atmosphere and decor are delightful. I especially liked the table placement. There was lots of room for the wait staff to get to everyone at the table, and you could have a private conversation without the table next to you overhearing. An added bonus was the valet parking. Our party was celebrating a birthday on a rainy evening, and it was so nice not to have to walk in the wet to get to the car.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Find!
    mandalin216
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    I stumbled upon Dolphin through some web searches for waterfront dining and I'm so glad that I did. Brought my husband here for a birthday lunch. We had some shrimp, clams, and oysters for an appetizer and they were top-notch. Wonderful, fresh flavors. My husband had fish and chips for lunch and I had a fish sandwich. They were both fresh and cooked to perfection. The ambiance was perfect for a relaxing experience. It was a little chilly out, so we sat by the window and had a nice view of the Hudson River. We will definitely be back in the future!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Review
    Review
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Food fine, waitstaff friendly, food delivery WAY too slow.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Time Disappointed at Brunch
    DianeVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    I've always enjoyed Sunday Brunch but last Sunday, to my disappointment, my favorite, Tuna Salad Nicoise was taken off of the menu. Brunch is not the same without Tuna Salad Nicoise.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect in Every Way
    BebeVIP
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    The food was delicious - from beginning to end. Definitely a restaurant to keep visiting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • In the neighborhood
    IntheNeighborhood
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Steps away from my front door, on the Hudson, great place for a lazy brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate