Dragonfly NY
Dragonfly NY
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Dragonfly NY

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.dragonflyny.com/
  • Phone: 2122035518
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm-11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Pan-Asian, Fusion / Eclectic, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Cornelius Gallagher
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We have a variety of inhouse (at the restaurant) options. In the near future, we will also offer off premises catering.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 82nd St.
  • Public Transit: Transit stop on corner near restaurant.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Nearby garages and street parking available.
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Dragonfly NY reviews from OpenTable diners
  • We arrived and the dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/22/2012
    We arrived and the dining room was a bit slow.The service was attentive and helpful. The manager greeted us and made us feel welcome. The dishes were creative and modern take on Asian cuisine. It felt lighter, delicate with a Western twist...such as the silky wraps or the truffle noodles. The Snapper was out of this world, also try the tator tots,all went great with the green tea martini
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
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  • Enjoyed, but less so second
    eastsider
    Dined on 7/15/2012
    Enjoyed, but less so second time there. Sunday night and it was rather slow, but it allowed it to be quiet. Food was still quite good. Ambiance - very dark especially when not near a light.
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  • Very disappointed at the food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2012
    Very disappointed at the food quality. Way over charged, and not tasty. The Pad Thai is not even pad thai. Wine was so warm it tastes like vinegar, and I had to send it back.
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  • sleeper of the upper eastside
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/28/2012
    Had the pleasure of dining at dragonfly its just what the upper eastside needs the food was fantastic The bartender and wait staff very informative and friendly they were always present but not intrusive this little gem is a sleeper when the news gets out it will packed and a wait to get in , but worth it. The only draw back is the menu is a bit limited, would love to try more items if what is on the menu now is any indication of what the chef is capable of we can't wait to see the new additions to the menu
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great casual Asian foods.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/26/2012
    Great casual Asian foods. The menu is comprised of all the local favorites from various types of Asian cuisines. I would go back.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Much too limited menu despite
    NYCFoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2012
    Much too limited menu despite the "specials". The pork appetizers were quite good, but the fish dish had such subtle flavor that it was very bland. The lettuce wraps were too small with very little chicken. No soups on the menu in an Asian restaurant???? Totally overpriced for the quality and quantity. It is still a new place and needs to get their mojo going. The decor of the space is not very inspiring...much too drab and not very "pan Asian". It will be a long time before I even consider going back.
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  • The only real positive was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/22/2012
    The only real positive was the food was great. Everything was delicious. The negatives: 1. menus is extremely limited. 2. it's very pricey for what it is. 3. they screwed up my appetizer. 4. for the main course they forgot to bring two of the dishes. 5. with three errors in a relatively empty restaurant i'd have thought they'd offer a drink...a dessert...they did not. i will say that each of the dishes was delicious although there are only 8 or so entree choices. if you're a foodie....it's certainly worth the trip once. the food did not make up for the cost or kitchen errors adn i don't think i'd go back
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    fit for foodies
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  • Service was incompetent, unprofessi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 6/10/2012
    Service was incompetent, unprofessional & we walked out of the restaurant. This place is dead to us. Avoid at all costs
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  • The menu is very limited.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/10/2012
    The menu is very limited. There are only four main courses. The restaurant is in a family neighborhood, but there is nothing on the menu for children except for jasmine rice.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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  • service was horrible. food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/9/2012
    service was horrible. food was good but the poor service made the meal unenjoyable
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  • Great addition to the neighborhood
    rrr108VIP
    Dined on 6/8/2012
    Seriously, some of the best, most original Pan Asian food on the Upper East Side. Make sure to try the Vietnamese Snapper with Rice Pearls. Thrilled to have it in the neighborhood!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food was great when it came.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/5/2012
    food was great when it came. same dish served twice. some dishes never cameWe are local
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food... Service needs help
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/2/2012
    GREAT Food, interesting (although weak) cocktail menu. Service still needs to be "ironed out" but as this is a new place I'll definitely be going back hoping this improves over time.
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  • absolutly delicious food,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/29/2012
    absolutly delicious food, althuogh they were out of one item we ordered. menu is terrific, and the wine list very interesting (but the waitress was completely unfamiliar with the wines, and when we were served a bottle of white it wasnt completely chilled). beware on hot nights that the A/C doesnt work very well...
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  • Hostess-Friendly, accommodating,pol
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/24/2012
    Hostess-Friendly, accommodating,polite Service-attentive, smiling, hospitable Food-great flavors, textures, inventive, fun Beverage-Specialty Drinks fun and well balanced, nice selection
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great apps, house special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 5/23/2012
    Great apps, house special beef cheeks not really so special.
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  • Amazing UES Asian Fusion Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/22/2012
    The food is nothing short of spectacular! The chef, Cornelius Gallagher comes from Lespinasse and Bouley. The restaurant is small enough to meet with him personally, and we learned his cuisine was also inspired by time in Viet Nam and Thailand. Try the beef cheeks on polenta, snapper in rice pearls, coconut shrimp and any of the "street cart" dishes, especially the Dragonfly Tater Tots. We shared among 4 and were wowed by the sophisticated, complex flavors and beautiful presentation. This will be a hot location very soon if the wait staff can raise their game. Slow and needed reminding. We chalk this up to growing pains in the first months; it's still worth a bit of effort to experience this innovative and excellent cuisine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
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  • Food was exceptional for upper
    eastsider
    Dined on 5/21/2012
    Food was exceptional for upper east side. Wonderful flavors in creative Asian food. Eager to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Top-notch Thai and Vietnamese
    MorkVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2012
    Top-notch Thai and Vietnamese cuisine. The menu is a bit limited in selection but more than makes up for it in quality. The wine list is similarly not large, but it does provide wines that compliment Asian cuisine. Dishes like the green papaya salad, the Vietnamese red snapper, the beef cheeks and the shrimp curry are truly outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Great edition to the UES,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/19/2012
    Great edition to the UES, the food was great and we loved the shrimp satay, the beef cheeks. I would say the food is more 'asian influence' rather than Thai proper, but for a restarant that just opened, the food was very fresh and tasty. We will be back. The decor is cosey and delightful, they did a good job.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Despite high hopes, found
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/15/2012
    Despite high hopes, found things quite average. As they're still quite new, hoping that they'll hit their stride yet. Would give it another shot.
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  • The food at Dragonfly is fantastic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/15/2012
    The food at Dragonfly is fantastic! Really inventive, creative food. I have been a few times now, and love to order family style to try everything. The pork buns and beef cheeks are amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Delicious delicious food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/12/2012
    Delicious delicious food. Every dish that came out was better than the last. The decor is not amazing, definitely not romantic or particularly trendy and it is super loud so beware about that, but the food was amazing! When they start doing takeout I think we will opt for that instead of going in-person.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was so disappointing,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/4/2012
    The food was so disappointing, it lacked salt, spice, and variety. Just bland and inauthentic.
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  • While nobody in our party
    Bistrobro
    Dined on 5/2/2012
    While nobody in our party of 4 is an expert on Thai style food, we all thought every dish was well prepared, the ingredients very fresh and the heat thoughtfully applied. We were there on a Wednesday evening, the restaurant was not full and service was excellent (waiter's recommendations were right on). We had a very poisitive experience and will return.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Some of the most creative
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/1/2012
    Some of the most creative and tasteful dishes I've had in a long time. The staff was very pleasant and helpful. I'll be back! OH, and GREAT cocktails too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/25/2012
    Dragonfly's menu is full of surprises, wasabi tater tots to name one, and each plate looks and tastes fantastic. A very welcome addition to the Upper East Side restaurant scene.
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    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • Dragonfly is a home run!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 4/19/2012
    Grace is exceptional leading the bar menu and just making you feel good to be there. Dennis mix masters with a smile and Chef Cornelius is down to earth and generous with his love of cooking and being a real people person. Check out the Pad Thai, tater tots, huckleberry cheesecake.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
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  • Good addition to a neighborhood
    banditaVIP
    Dined on 4/15/2012
    Good addition to a neighborhood overrun with Italian restaurants. Weak start, with a poor martini and too-warm white wine, but the spring rolls were fresh and the accompanying peanut sauce nicely spiced. Very good coconut curry shrimp and fun desserts. We'll be back.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Good Food- Ambiance lacking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/13/2012
    The food was amazing, though the steak and tatertots was very safe. The Siracha Bacon was to die for. The ambiance is very much a bar atmosphere with the pounding bass, and not one you want to sit in to enjoy your food. Our server was great, though our drinks came at all different times with my dad's coming around 10 minutes later than everyone elses and not even 1/2 a glass full. We overlooked these things though because it has only been open a week. Bottom line: Go for the food. You can always overlook the atmosphere- but don't expect a nice romantic dinner in the bar-ish set up.
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  • Having been open for less
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/12/2012
    Having been open for less than two weeks, Dragonfly has figured out a way to work out the kinks early on. That's not to say that our waiter - his first night - had, but the food - five small plates ("cart food" and side orders) distracted the two of us sufficiently! Of the medley of dishes we ordered, only one failed to delight. Expect great dining ahead; we have already made another reservation.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I was excited to try this
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/7/2012
    I was excited to try this restaurant, and happy about a new exciting food option to the UES. However, I found the food and service to be fairly mediocre. There are a couple things on the menu I liked, such as the chicken wings and truffle soy noodles. But nothing stood out to me food-wise, and the service was very spotty (we had to flag down waiters more than once to ask for plates and condiments, which was frustrating). I'd be willing to give it another try down the road since it was opening weekend, and hopefully some of the kinks will be worked out.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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  • I thought that it was overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 4/7/2012
    I thought that it was overpriced and the first courses were very small
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  • A most welcome addition to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/6/2012
    A most welcome addition to the UES dining scene, this pan-Asian newcomer has a menu filled with unusual and satisfying dishes. Winners included a unique pad Thai, eggplant that was complemented perfectly by sticky rice, and flavorful minced chicken wrapped in tiny lettuce leaves. Drinks, judging from one tamarind-based cocktail, might not be as successful, but the beer selection is good. We didn't look at the wine list. The service was impressive, given the newness of the restaurant. Dessert was outstanding -- tangy yuzu sorbet, fresh-tasting passion fruit sorbet, and a rich and creamy chocolate ice cream with a hit of chili pepper. We're eager to return and try many more dishes!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic