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Dover - Permanently Closed, Brooklyn, NY

Dover - Permanently Closed

4.4
4.4
166 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Permanently Closed - The sister restaurant to neighborhood favorite Battersby on Smith Street is owned by Chefs Joe Ogrodnek and Walker Stern who received Food and Wine's title of "Best New Chefs" for 2014. The menu reflects their culinary heritage and experience in restaurants such as Alain Ducasse at the Essex House, Blue Hill, and Gramercy Tavern. Diners may order from an a la carte menu or select a spontaneous five or seven course tasting ($75 and $95 respectively).

Dover expands on the warmth and intimacy of Battersby in an equally relaxed but more spacious setting. The wine list is largely old world sprinkled with new world highlights; cocktails are stellar.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:30pm Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm

  • Phone number

    (347) 987-3545

  • Payment options

    Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Joe Ogrodnek, Walker Stern

  • Catering

    Please call to inquire.

  • Neighborhood

    Carroll Gardens

  • Cross street

    1st Pl.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Carroll Street (F, G)

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 166 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. RK

    RKNYC

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, constantly changing menu. Dover is, along with its sister restaurant Battersby, has the best kitchen in New York City.
  2. D

    Dennis

    New England

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2017

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Food good. But portions small. Sorry to learn they are out of business this weekend. Service was excellent
  3. EA

    EileenA

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2017

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Restaurant was CLOSED and I didn't get a call or email in advance.
  4. SD

    SusanD

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2016

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food is always so beautifully prepared and delicious. The chef has a magic touch. The kale salad and cauliflower salad were outstanding as was everything else we ordered.
  5. EC

    EileenC

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Four of us had dinner here after a show at BAM. Have been here a few times and it never disappoints, just wish I lived closer. Staff was excellent , cocktails made very well, had a delicious mid priced white wine. Tried the pappardelle w/ lamb ragu, delicate and delicious and a pear salad, yum, greens were so fresh. The cauliflower appetizer was out of this world, would consider ordering as a main course, so good! Two fish entrees cooked just right and nice short ribs plate. Finished off w/ a chocolate pots de crème. Happiness. Oh, and we totally enjoyed the Fleeteood Mac songs that were played while we were there.
  6. AK

    ArleneK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2016

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food and waitstaff - delicious brunch and tasty bloody Mary's - great restaurant!
  7. T

    Travlngurl

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2016

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    The quality and inventiveness of the food is quite high at Dover, but the poor service so detracts from the meal it will be a long time before we dine here again. We have been to Dover many times. Because the cooking is so good, we return despite the slow and haphazard service we have come to expect here. But this time, we waited 20 minutes for a salad, another 30 minutes for a second appetizer, then nearly another 40 minutes for our entrees. The experience was just not enjoyable, and at these prices, I expect to enjoy myself. Oh, and we had to request bread twice; it was finally brought after we had finished the first course salad (the dish we wanted to have bread with). We had asked about having white potato instead of sweet. The waiter checked with the chef and confirmed the substitution could be made. When the entree finally arrived after a very long wait, the substitution had not been made.
  8. DM

    DyandMike

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I have been there with our 12-yr-old twins for both brunch and dinner - more than a few times. Both are fantastic! Although pricey, it is totally worth it if you like fine food, great cocktails/mocktails/drinks, great service and great ambiance. We have never left unsatisfied.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2016

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Consistently amazing. However I do miss the original bread course they used to serve with homemade crackers, and fresh ricotta!
  10. B

    Bklynmom

    New York Area

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2016

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Wonderful experience at Dover. The fall menu was delicious. Of note were the papardelle with duck ragout, cauliflower appetizer, and short ribs. Service was attentive. One strange note: the chocolate pot du creme was garnished with "candied brioche", which were basically sweet croutons, a somewhat odd addition.
  11. A

    Anonymous

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible experience and tasting menu. We went for our anniversary and could not have asked for a more wonderful meal and treatment!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Menu keeps on changing but the quality of food stays the same - excellent
  13. S

    Shari

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2016

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Loved our meal at Dover. Food was delicious. I loved the short rib and the squash for the appetizer course. They also provide amuse bouche which adds such a nice touch to the dining experience.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2016

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Overpriced for the quality. Food was average, service was average, prices were high.
  15. PG

    PubGard

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2016

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The food was excellent, but we have an improbable criticism: too much! After a large first course, my main course, duck breast, was huge. Two very large chunks of breast with plenty of accompaniments. All good, but both those courses could have been smaller.
  16. MG

    McGregor

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2016

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Outstanding, as always. Get the 5 or 7 course spontaneous tasting menu.
  17. a

    aolaw

    New York Area

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal as usual. The staff was especially solicitous given my colleague's nut allergy.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2016

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very good food, very good service, very nice dining room. Great!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2016

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    Took my wife here for her birthday. We arrived on time for a reservation at 7. Didn't see a waiter until 7:15, when we ordered drinks, appetizers, and dinner. Drinks didn't show up until 7:30; appetizers came at 8; and dinner arrived at 8:55. There was no explanation for the incredible slowness of the meal. We were polite, but asked if the dinner was coming because we were ready to cancel our order at 8:45. And it wasn't as if our order had been forgotten, nobody was getting served. The food was delicious and the waiter was friendly, but the pace ruined the meal.
  20. C

    Ciccolini

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2016

    overall3food5service3ambience2
    Well love Dover. The food is excellent. Service is good. Went there on a Saturday evening last week. We thought the noise level was way too high for a restaurant the expensive.
  21. CN

    ChristineNYC

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2016

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent dinner. Would return, but quite pricey and small portions. The wine menu was quite pricey as well. The food was fabulous, from appetizer to dessert.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2016

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    I ordered a stout beer which I learned on the bill cost $29. Service much less than lovely, main courses lousy except the duck breast. Ok deserts. Loved it last time, but never again.
  23. LC

    LaneCooper

    St. Louis

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2016

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food although menu changes often. Very inventive cuisine. Wine list though small covers most bases.
  24. C

    Caroline

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall an incredible dining experience. Fresh, seasonal and locally farmed ingredients. Beautiful atmosphere and delicate but perfectly seasoned food.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2016

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great service - we had luggage with us as we were on the way to the airport and they were really accommodating. Oyster happy hour was great value!
  26. C

    Cinchan

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I brought my husband here for his birthday and we did the 7 course spontaneous tasting menu. We happen to be big foodies. There was not one course that we did not enjoy. The entire experience was phenomenal. When I called to speak to someone there the hostess helped me plan everything out. From a cup of champagne that would be brought out when we arrived to a candle with the dessert at the end. The utensils were replaced after ever meal. The courses were described and questions answered appropriately. Everyone was a pleasure there. It was definitely worth the money I spent. And I would definitely go back. I'd probably do the 5 course tasting menu (as the 7 course was a lot of food). We were completely stuffed by the end. Or even something off the regular menu.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2016

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Food tastes good but portions for entrées are much too small for what you pay.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2016

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was very good but I expected more inventiveness at this price point. Battersby is definitely much better and had set my expectations high for Dover.
  29. a

    anne

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dover may well be our favorite restaurant in NYC. The dishes are always surprising, perfectly cooked and executed. Our favorite choice is the 5 course menu for $75; the portions are generous and the chef throws in an amusee and a palate cleanser. We can't say enough about this restaurant. The staff is pleasant, relaxed, not ingratiatingly friendly. Jonah is a superb host.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2016

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    The food was great but the service was horrible. We sat outside because inside was so hot. We waited 45 minutes for drinks and then another 30 minutes for appetizers. We were ignored for a long time when we first sat down and I don't think I would go back.
  31. ER

    ElizabethRB

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband left Dover saying that this was the best dining experience he ever had. While we were waiting for our food the waiters would bring out delicious little tasting tidbits. The exquisite, limited menu leaned toward seafood. Lovely wine list. The wait staff was excellent. It's a bit on the pricey side but so worth it.
  32. G

    Ginger

    Portland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very delicious anniversary dinner! The food was unique and extrememly well prepared! The staff was very caring. It was a wonderful evening!
  33. O

    Oliver374

    Miami

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2016

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    This was the second time I went to Dover and had really liked it the first time. I was disappointed as the service was quite poor this time (even though the restaurant was NOT busy) and the linguine I ordered was disappointing. The oysters were excellent and my husband and son both really liked the duck and pork chops they ordered. I felt however for the cost of the meal the food was not up to par.
  34. B

    Bmmom

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2016

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We love Dover and have been here on a number of occasions, generally we have been very pleased. This time, for brunch, we were a bit taken aback when they did not have any ketchup, nor did they have half and half or cream for coffee. To the waitperson's credit, they offered to run to the store to buy ketchup--but what no cream? Anyway odd for such a high quality restaurant. Perhaps still on summer vacation mode?
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2016

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Dover is one of my favorite restaurants. For this dining experience, as always, the food was incredible. Until this evening, the servers have always been attentive, friendly and accommodating. However, this time our server was not very friendly and made us feel rushed through our courses because he was asking to take our plates when we clearly were not finished. An excellent server can make or break a dinner, and even with delicious food the evening was not as pleasant as I was hoping for at this special occasion dinner.
  36. F

    Franconia

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Consistently imaginative American cuisine of extremely high quality with a wonderful use of local, seasonal ingredients. Dover is superb without being at all pretentious. In summer, eating outdoors is lovely.
  37. AC

    AndreaC

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2016

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    I live in the neighborhood and have dined at dover dozens of time since it opened, including large groups for business dinners and many times with my husband and friends. The food at Dover remains outstanding. However, the service level has dropped dramatically in the last 6 months. I am not sure what the issue is with the front of house but it seems to be getting worse rather than a one off night. I suspect it may be a waiter that has served us on all of these recent occasions. Early in the summer my husband and I went for a tasting menu dinner and paired it with drinks. The drinks and dinner wasn't coordinated and the service was off. In August my husband and I brought my in laws who were visiting from out to town. We ordered the tasting menu and waited over an hour for the first course. The pace didn't improve from there. We were there for hours and the waiter forgot that we had told him my mother in law was gluten free so we had to send some things back. While the woman serving as floor manager that night acknowledged there was slow service even though the restaurant was far from full, they didn't attempt to do anything to rectify the situation. We spent a lot of money and had 3 bottles of wine since we were there for hours. The least they could have done was comp a bottle of wine. Unfortunately, I wouldn't host clients there again given this experience. I hope they can improve the issues because the food is amazing.
  38. RP

    RyanParks

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2016

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    The food is unquestionably amazing. I was a little bummed they were out of a main course entrée. The decor of the restaurant leaves much to be desired given the cost and quality of the food. Still service was good and the food!--so, so good.
  39. B

    Bubba

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2016

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was quite excellent. The service was a bit spotty, sometimes the waiter was around and sometimes we coukdn't find anyone. Drinks and food were not coordinated in presentation.
  40. D

    Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2016

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    The food was good. The service was pretty okay. We were served a few openers without any explanation of what they were. We were not walked through the menu at all. Our server only looked at my partner while taking our order. The service made me feel uncomfortable. I reserved a table and we got seated right next to the wait station. That sucked. It sucked that I would have had to ask for a better table when I had one reserved.

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Dover - Permanently Closed is rated 4.4 stars by 166 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    1st Pl.

  • Neighborhood

    Carroll Gardens

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:30pm Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Carroll Street (F, G)

  • Payment options

    Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Joe Ogrodnek, Walker Stern

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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