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About Dolphin Restaurant

Located in the downtown waterfront of Yonkers, Dolphin Restaurant offers a Mediterranean seafood menu.

1 Van Der Donck Street
Yonkers, NY 10701
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Mediterranean

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

Cross Street:
Main Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(914) 751-8170

Website:
http://dolphinrbl.com/

Catering:
Private party rooms available with many party options.

Parking Details:
Valet and street parking.

Public Transit:
Metro North train and Bee Line buses.

Executive Chef:
Elio Rugova

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sun 7:00PM - 8:00PM

Mon - Thu 4:00PM - 5:30PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

Fri - Sat 4:00PM - 5:30PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM

Dolphin Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (13)
Good for Birthdays (9)
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Creative Cuisine (9)
Worth the Drive (8)
Casual (7)
Scenic View (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Cozy (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Romantic (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Fun (4)
Business Meals (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

I had been to Dolphin in the past, and felt their food was okay. I returned after two years, and was pleasantly surprised by their new, more creative menu. We visited during restaurant week to celebrate my friend's birthday. Everyone was pleased with what they ordered and found it to be a fun, relaxing experience. I had the goat cheese/Kale salad and the salmon entree. Both were fresh and delicious. I also had the cheesecake berry dessert which was light and tasted divine. Overall a pleasant experience in a non-rushed atmosphere. The only negative is that parking increased from $3 to $5 (that's with discount from Dolphin without including valet tip). This additional cost could discourage customers, but I still recommend the restaurant.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food and drinks are fantastic! The pumpkin risotto balls are absolutely delicious!

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Food was ok, paella had minimal flavor. Prices were high for the quality. B
Not many people in the restaurant but service was slow anyway.

Tags: Live Sports, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We went for restaurant week and stayed for trivia night !
Food was outstanding, service was timely and the value was in the great tasting steak.

Tags: Good for Groups, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The Dolphin Restaurant is located near the Hudson River. It has a spectacular location.
The ambiance is very up beat and up dated. The bathrooms are very clean and also up dated. I have never seen a bathroom sink that glows. Very cool. The Dolphin is a place to relax and enjoy. The service is very good. They do not hover but they are very attentive.
The Food is questionable. I had the miso chicken. It was so spicy. My mouth was on fire with every bite. My husband and I switched dishes. He could tolerate spicy more than I. He had to a lot of drink water to endure the meal. They should warn people, Spicy Dish. The other dish, butternut squash ravioli, was swimming in oil. Although, it was still enjoyable. I liked the added butternut squash to the dish. It give it a fresh taste. But the ravioli are not fresh and I felt like they came from Costco. It really is a delightful restaurant. I would go back. I went for Restaurant week. So sometime meals can be mass produced. It is worth another try.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 3, 2017

This was excellent food and great service at a reasonable price. Well done!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The service was efficient an friendly. Sitting outside on a warm day and looking at the river is delightful. The food is always good, and I am so glad they participate in restaurant week. The goat cheese salad could use a little more goat cheese, but the dressing was sweet and light. The pumpkin ravioli was delicious, surrounded by grilled shrimp and pieces of pumpkin. I took most of it home for lunch the next day. The cobbler was pieces of apple in a cinnamon sauce with vanilla ice cream. More than enough food for a delightful lunch.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Went for restaurant week to celebrate friend's birthday. Every dish was so good that we all finished EVERYTHING!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

My husband and I had two different appetizers; the Soup of the Day ( Pork n Bean) and the Pumpkin Risotto Balls. Both were delicious. For our second course, I had the Seared Atlantic Salmon ( it was perfectly seasoned the skin was crispy and the salmon was moist and delicious on a bed of creamy sweet potatoes. My husband had the Miso Glazed Chicken it was just the right amount of spicy and enough food for two people!
We barely had enough room for dessert but we forced ourselves and we're so glad we did! The apple cobbler was to die for, warm, sweet and the drizzle of Carmel sauce set it off!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Always love eating here! Thanks for the great food!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The Dolphin has never recovered from change of staff 4 years ago. Now the drinks are weak, the food mediocre, lousy presentation and the slowest most inattentive wait staff. But the view of the Hudson from the outdoor seating is extrodinaiy. Hence why we return.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food was delicious, Ambience was fun and exciting ,great choice!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Great experience tonight. I had the special monk fish with pumpkin risotto. Yummm

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Early Friday night dinner and the place was jumping with patio diners. Outstanding service and excellent food.

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Exelent food
Our waitress ooked really tired not much for conversation kind of abrupt at times
She took half of pur desert order and we had to call her back to give her the rest of our order

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Great Beer, Bar Seating
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

We'll definitely be going back, wwe didn't have one single complaint.

Tags: Waterfront, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great place - worth the drive from Queens! Food was quite good, and location lovely as well.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Worst restaurant on OpenTable that I've been to.
Service sucked, the waiter wasn't told by the hostess of someone's birthday.
They basically forgot about us. Food was horrible.
Review that day talked about the valet losing someone's car keys and that the manager didn't do anything about it,
He hardly cared when we spoke up about the bad customer service.
Never again will I get duped when it says waterfront and you ask for outdoor seating but they put you in a back room, no windows and acknowledging the request.
Don't waste your money.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Worst dining experience I have ever had! The service was very good, and the food was OK, but the imbeciles who run the valet parking service managed to lose our car key. We waited for over an hour before one of the stooges managed to find the key where another imbecile had left it in another car. You might think they would apologize, or refund the parking fee, but they treated us like we did not exist. The attendants would just look and shrug when we asked to speak with the manager. My wife and I will never return to the restaurant or the area. Anyone who thinks about using the valet parking "service" should be forewarned--you may never see your car or car keys again. They found our car only after several threats that we would call the cops. A ruined evening!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The great out ambiance makes this place cozy and romantic for a great dinner on the water.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

I always enjoy the food and atmosphere. I didn't like the fact that we were 5 people and they added a tip(20% too!). I understand when it's large groups, that makes sense. It was probably mentioned somewhere on the money, but I never had that before. Also they really didnt bring it to your attention, it wasnt circled or anything. In addition there was still a line that said tip on the bill, so if you didnt read carefully you could've easily have tipped 2x. I also dont love when they automatically do 20%, they should do less and allow you to add more which i usually do.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

I'd patronized Dolphin several times a few years ago but lost interest due to a decline in the quality of food and service. Happy to say the trend has been reversed. This establishment has made great strides towards reclaiming its former glory. The staff was cordial and professional and the cuisine was greatly improved. Though the seafood could have been fresher, I've had worse, and it was very well prepared. Despite the formidable showing of the entree and dessert, the grilled octopus appetizer and truffle fries stole the show!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Coffee, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on July 24, 2017

The food was good and ambience was great. Service was fast. Would recommend to friends and family.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Dinner was superb. Atlantic Salmon with spinach. Great service from a friendly staff.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Dinner was great. Really good service, delicious food, great drinks. Quiet enough that we could hear each other but good background noise, too, and space between the tables. Great spot in Yonkers!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

I had an amazing time! The food is really yummy! Must try the calamari! Our server was very polite and attentive

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Great food & good time, marred by sloppy and inattentive service. (Seemed that staffing level was not up to the number of customers.) At this level of price and reviews, service should have been impeccable.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 16, 2017

The service was really slow for an empty restaurant. The server did not come check on our table. We had to flag down individuals to assist us. I would never go back. They messed up our orders(again it was not crowded). I've had better service at McDonald.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Food was so-so and service was pretty slow. I've been here before and had a much better experience, so I don't plan to write them off after one bad visit. But I was pretty disappointed in this visit.

Tags: Scenic View, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Food was cold when served. There is minimal view of the river due to valet cars blocking front of restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 9, 2017

I frequent this restaurant as it is in the base of my apartment building . It's got so much potential and at times it lives up to all of that. Mostly though your experience will depend on the day you show up. There are times when the service is sooo slow, it's always hard to get the check there once you are done, and the food is mediocre considering the price. I was there twice this week. On the 4th of July I had the Seafood Bake, the portion was great and well worth the money for clams, mussels, huge pieces of king crab and mini corn on the cob. Sadly the dish was ruined because the saffron broth it was cooked in was super salty. I had to ask for bread, and it took forever before it came to the table.

I was just the for Brunch this Sunday and the chicken and waffles was divine. My friends had the steak and eggs and they were perfectly cooked as well. The chicken is well seasoned, super crunchy. The service was on point and they bottomless drinks for 18.00 add on is worth it. Two suggestions, warm the syrup and please serve softened (slab) butter butter. The food is too pricey to be offering cold butter in plastic packages as an afterthought.

In short it's a great space, a great location on the waterfront and when the right chef is working it's a great time. The drinks are really good as their bartenders seem to be true mixologists.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 2, 2017

The steak tip appetizer was amazing. Wife had the spicy tuna, which she loved. I had the burger. A burger is a burger, but this was something noteworthy! The aged fontina cheese, pepper bacon slab and horseradish aioli made this burger something spectacular.

Worth the drive for a nice spot on the hudson. We'll be going back!

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great Beer, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

The grilled octopus as an appetizer was delicious. My friend loved the seafood entree in tomato sauce. Another friend had the zucchini pasta primavera. There was hardly any 'pasta' and was therefore not a hearty or filling dish. The Miso chicken and tuna entrees were not what we expected. I had expected the noodles and Asian salad to be separate on the plate and not combined. It was tasty though. Would go back and order another entree.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Service was too slow. Waited 1/2 hour for appetizers. Water served water after we requested and never offered refill. I used valet parking and when picking up car, it took more than 10 minutes to retrieve car from "parking lot across the main street". Car was returned with air conditioning full blast and radio tuned to a hip-hop station. Someone must have had a good relaxing time in my car.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Very nice location. Staff are attentive and courteous. Food tastes fresh and came out quite quickly. Nice spot for family or date night.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Went with my family. Our meals were very good. The cost of the meals were more than what I expected based on what the Open Table App stated. I had to deduct some stars on my rating because our waitress did not bring back the correct change for my bill. It was off by a couple dollars. Also, a star deduction because valet parking wanted to test my V8 engine in my pickup truck. Three valet attendants were eager to park my truck. Then, one attendant jumped in and floored it down the street, up a hill, and took right out of sight. Who knows where he went. My truck was returned to me after my meal, and seem to be in good shape, but I'm not sure I would return to The Dolphin again after my valet experience.

Tags: People Watching, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Father's Day menu was great and so was the ambience. Excellent restaurant

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We enjoy dining at Dolphin because it's on the water and you can sit outside. Didn't realize that the day we went was considered a "holiday" so they had only a 3 course fixed menu which was disappointing to us. Food was good but it would not have been what we would have selected off the regular menu although there was about 10 entree choices. Overall good.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Great location with nice view and atmosphere. The waiter was very nice but needed to step up the pace. We waited way to long for water/drink refills. There seemed to be no sense of urgency with any waiter and multiple people complaining about service. Some of the food was great and some was just ok. The bill was ridiculously expensive but mainly because we were forced into a pre-set menu which we didn't know about until we were already seated. I'll give this place one more try for the location.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 18, 2017

I didn't enjoy myself the way I thought I would. I traveled from Long Island, NY and was told that this would be the best place to come to for brunch. Well that was completely wrong. The menu provided was not the menu I saw online and the items on the menu was not great selections to chose from. I would say I'd give this spot another try, but the food was not that great... so I'll pass!

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