1463 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10028Neighborhood:
Upper East Side
AsianPrice: $30 and under
- 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.
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Dragonfly NY reviews from OpenTable diners
- We arrived and the diningOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 7/22/2012We 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 martiniSpecial Features:
- Enjoyed, but less so secondeastsiderDined on 7/15/2012Enjoyed, 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.
- Very disappointed at the foodOpenTable Diner Since 2003VIPDined on 7/6/2012Very 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.
- sleeper of the upper eastsideOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 6/28/2012Had 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 menuSpecial Features:
- Great casual Asian foods.OpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 6/26/2012Great casual Asian foods. The menu is comprised of all the local favorites from various types of Asian cuisines. I would go back.Special Features:
- Much too limited menu despiteNYCFoodieVIPDined on 6/24/2012Much 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.
- The only real positive wasOpenTable Diner Since 2012VIPDined on 6/22/2012The 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 backSpecial Features:
- Service was incompetent, unprofessiOpenTable Diner Since 2003Dined on 6/10/2012Service was incompetent, unprofessional & we walked out of the restaurant. This place is dead to us. Avoid at all costs
- The menu is very limited.OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIPDined on 6/10/2012The 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:
- service was horrible. foodOpenTable Diner Since 2007VIPDined on 6/9/2012service was horrible. food was good but the poor service made the meal unenjoyable
- Great addition to the neighborhoodrrr108VIPDined on 6/8/2012Seriously, 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:
- food was great when it came.OpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 6/5/2012food was great when it came. same dish served twice. some dishes never cameWe are localSpecial Features:
- Good Food... Service needs helpOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 6/2/2012GREAT 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.
- absolutly delicious food,OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIPDined on 5/29/2012absolutly 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...
- Hostess-Friendly, accommodating,polOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 5/24/2012Hostess-Friendly, accommodating,polite Service-attentive, smiling, hospitable Food-great flavors, textures, inventive, fun Beverage-Specialty Drinks fun and well balanced, nice selectionSpecial Features:
- Great apps, house specialOpenTable Diner Since 2004Dined on 5/23/2012Great apps, house special beef cheeks not really so special.
- Amazing UES Asian Fusion Food!OpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 5/22/2012The 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:
- Food was exceptional for uppereastsiderDined on 5/21/2012Food was exceptional for upper east side. Wonderful flavors in creative Asian food. Eager to go back!Special Features:
- Top-notch Thai and VietnameseMorkVIPDined on 5/20/2012Top-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:
- Great edition to the UES,OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIPDined on 5/19/2012Great 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.Special Features:
- Despite high hopes, foundOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 5/15/2012Despite 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.
- The food at Dragonfly is fantastic!OpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 5/15/2012The 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:
- Delicious delicious food.OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIPDined on 5/12/2012Delicious 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:
- The food was so disappointing,OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIPDined on 5/4/2012The food was so disappointing, it lacked salt, spice, and variety. Just bland and inauthentic.
- While nobody in our partyBistrobroDined on 5/2/2012While 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.Special Features:
- Some of the most creativeOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 5/1/2012Some 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:
- Give your review a title (optional)OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIPDined on 4/25/2012Dragonfly'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.Special Features:
- Dragonfly is a home run!OpenTable Diner Since 2002Dined on 4/19/2012Grace 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:
- Good addition to a neighborhoodbanditaVIPDined on 4/15/2012Good 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.Special Features:
- Good Food- Ambiance lackingOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 4/13/2012The 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.Special Features:
- Having been open for lessOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 4/12/2012Having 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.Special Features:
- I was excited to try thisOpenTable Diner Since 2008VIPDined on 4/7/2012I 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.Special Features:
- I thought that it was overpricedOpenTable Diner Since 2004VIPDined on 4/7/2012I thought that it was overpriced and the first courses were very small
- A most welcome addition toOpenTable Diner Since 2009VIPDined on 4/6/2012A 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!Special Features: