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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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Details
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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (8)
Good for a Date (6)
Scenic View (6)
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Creative Cuisine (5)
Casual (5)
Business Meals (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Romantic (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Cozy (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Seasonal (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Fun (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Local Ingredients (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
Authentic (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Very quiet due to a snow storm, had the seafood payah which didn’t sit well with my stomach when I got home (it only takes 1 shrimp)

The 3rd party valet was VERY rude asking for the pre pay fee before giving me a spot (take cash) after doing that and eating dinner, then wouldn’t give me my keys until I gave him a tip (even though I pre paid a fee)

I tip is earned by good service ..... it wasn’t there

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

This is a. Hidden Jewel!! Awesome food, great ambiance and Superior value!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Very good food. You have the whole restaurant to yourself after 2 PM for lunch.
Creative presentation of delicious food.

Tags: Business Meals, Waterfront, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food and service! I recommend for both lunch and dinner.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Valentine day

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Crab nachos did not have any crab in it just unmelted cheese and salad with dressing nothing special, tacos no taste at all plus over fried sausages, steak have was chewy and tasteless

Tags: Waterfront
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Try the crab nachos

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

It was a good meal and good value. There wasn’t anything spectacular that would make me want to go back but I wouldn’t rule it out either.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

It's a dissent place, food was acceptable, bill not too high for quality of food and service. We expected Hudson view since it's waterfront, but you can't see water from inside the restaurant. I would recommend this place to gluten-free folks since they had a pretty good selection of GF dishes on the menu.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

While I really, really want to love the Dolphin due to the location and wanting to support Downtown Yonkers I leave disappointed every time. The food is okay with the highlight of my meal being the oysters - cold and fresh. The paella, while abundant with seafood and chicken was a little bland (would have loved more of that delicious chorizo).

It's the service that leaves me baffled. On a lunch visit over the summer the only server also seemed to be the bus boy (and would be absent for long periods of time) and a simple summer lunch took over 2.5 hours. Not a manager in sight and tables grumbling all around us. During our most recent visit after waiting for our order to be taken I asked our server if there were any specials and he asked if we had received the menu insert, which we had not. Throughout the meal the server would disappear for long periods of time and when at our table seemed annoyed by the whole process. I will go back for the reasons listed above and I hope that the next visit will be better.

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food always on point! Dolphin never disappoints!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

"I love the relaxed feel of this place. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The curry corn soup was fantastic, and the salad was refreshing. We had the raw clams, oysters, and shrimp. We loved it. Service was well-timed and friendly. The infused liquor was a great twist and complimented our lunch.

Tags: Tapas, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Great meals love the sweet potatoe fries awesome!

Service was great , warm , friendly, and warm greating.

The seafood dish was deliouios full of flavor.

Tags: Spicy, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We enjoyed our experience very calm and imitate
Will definitely come again food great too

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Organic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food and ambiance, def will be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

My sisters and I really enjoyed our drinks and food. One suggestion was to lighten up a little on the slat but otherwise, we were happy with the service and the food.
The Thai basil mussels were to die for really great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Dirty restaurant floors, walls. Bathroom sink look like a moldy morticians sink. Food was like a step up from baby food. The smell of either bad cologne or cheap cover up spray in the dining area was inescapable. I should have left just after being seated, but i didnt due to being w another who never said a word about what was obvious to me. Typical hungry man... food drives him. Thinking back, i should have dissed this place.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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 (New York Area)·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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vip
 (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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 (New York Area)·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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 (San Francisco)·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 4, 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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 (San Francisco)·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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 (New York Area)·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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