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About Dovetail - Macon

"Locally Crafted, Southern Inspired". Dovetail is a farm to table concept utilizing local herbs, vegetables and proteins when available.

Starters: $3 - $13
Small Plates: $8 - $15
Entrees: $14 - $36

We have a fully stocked bar, with a diverse selection of whiskeys, wines, and craft beers.

543 Cherry St
Macon, GA 31201
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday Dinner: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Friday - Saturday Dinner: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Saturday and Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Bar Open Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - until
Bar Open Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - until

Cross Street:
2nd and 3rd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(478) 238-4693

Website:
http://dovetailmacon.com/

Entertainment:
Ambiance music

Catering:
All occasions from the Dovetail menu or our sister restaurants, the Rookery, El Camino, and H&H Soul Food, are personally tailored to your needs. Need a larger room? We can accommodate you through the Cox Capitol Theatre.

Parking Details:
There is Valet parking available in the alley behind the restaurant between 2nd and 3rd street in the parking deck by Downtown Grill.

Executive Chef:
Brad Stevens

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Visit our Facebook page for more information on all our special events. htpp://www.facebook.com/dovetailmacon

Dovetail - Macon Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (39)
Local Ingredients (32)
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Fit for Foodies (24)
Romantic (23)
Cozy (21)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Worth the Drive (20)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Authentic (18)
Notable Wine List (18)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Business Meals (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Comfort Food (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Organic (11)
Fun (9)
Great Beer (9)
Seasonal (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Healthy (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Casual (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Tasting Menu (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Tapas (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
People Watching (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

A bit cramped, limited menu, but food is generally good. Nice ambiance. Pricey for what you get.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent service as well as food. My sea bass entree was likely the best ever!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 8, 2017

This was the worst experience I have had at Dovetail of my many times here. I recommend this restaurant highly to clients and guest however, Friday night was the worst meal I have eaten here. The Shrimp cocktail was delicious, perfectly the burgers, both burgers appeared to have been prepped before hand, bacon hard, not fresh and more or less small pieces of bacon. The burger did not taste fresh, very greasy and the buns appeared to have been microwaved, thus mushy and a mess to eat. French fries not properly cooked or seasoned well. Plus, pickles were small and lost in the mushy bun.

I will continue to eat here, maybe just an off night! I really hope so.

Thanks.
Taffy

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Very pleased and hit the mark. We were there for business and we needed to be able to talk/hear each other, have a good meal, and have a productive business meal/meeting. The food, service, staff, and overall experience was excellent. We will be back.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Dovetail has the best drinks in town and the best food, too. The atmosphere is wonderful and the staff are all incredible. I can't recommend Dovetail highly enough!

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Romantic
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Wonderful food, great service and very accommodating to all our needs. This was an excellent restaurant. Anything you order will meet your expectations. We would have liked some recognition of the birthday celebration.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

We had a very nice time as I took 3 friends out to celebrate a retirement. The only complaint I have is, the day of the dinner I received a call to confirm the reservation and was told someone else will be seated at our table at 830 ( our reservation was for 630). I’m not sure if this is commonplace but it took me by surprise. At that point it was too late to book elsewhere. It worked out, we weren’t rushed out but I did feel a little sheepish as we stayed later than 830!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Outstanding as always. Best place to eat in Macon.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 24, 2017

A great dining experience. The staff were the best anyone could ask for. The food was wonderful. Next time in Macon we will be back. Thanks guys for a great evening!!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tapas
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Awesomeness!! Best Sunday brunch in town!!

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Amazing food, great atmosphere! Perfect for a romantic dinner or special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The service was impeccable and attentive. The food was outstanding!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Best food and best service in Middle GA

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We were passing thur Macon and wanted a nice dinner, so happy we found DOVETAIL, online. Book reservation on OpenTable , and it was super. Food, Service and Place all top notch. Hope we our able to return sone day.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

What a wonderful evening celebrating my wife's birthday. The staff was very attentive and informative. I've already recommended it to friends as the go to place for special occasions.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 8, 2017

A friend recommended the Dovetail during our visit to Macon. We were celebrating my wife’s professional award and the ambiance of the Restrauant was excellent. We guys ordered the Tommyhawk pork chop which was a very nice portion with maple syrup and sauerkraut sweet potatoes and perfectly grilled. Great night

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Macon is not known as a foody town, but Dovetail would definitely contribute otherwise. The atmosphere, food, and service were great. Some original finds on the menu too!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Vegan, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

So glad we finally checked out Dovtail Saturday night! It’s rare to find this level of superb food paired with such graceful, attentive, and knowledgeable service. We are so thankful to have had Maury wait on us...he provided expert guidance through the menu and recommended the perfect wine pairings. We took his advice and started the meal with the cheese plate. Amazing combination of American artisan cheeses complimented with house pickled veggies and bacon marmalade (which I will never forget). After struggling to decide which dishes to order, we decided to do our own tasting, and so we ordered all of the “small plates.” We gratefully enjoyed huge buttermilk fried gulf shrimp, plump seared scallops over pimento cheese risotto, veal loin with local potatoes and Gouda mornay, and roasted medium-rare duck breast with cranberry mostarda and turnip roots. We then shared the chocolate-peanut butter bark for dessert, which paired beautifully with the sherry I enjoyed so much.
The ambiance was perfect: the room was a combination of homespun charm and elegant sophistication...perfectly complimenting the style of food.
I can’t say enough about Maury and the support staff. He was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the food and wine/spirit selections, yet was very descreet in his service style. He was only there when we needed him, and allowed us to enjoy our date when we didn’t. That is a lost art these days. Every other staff member we encountered was also warm and attentive, caring for our experience as if we were their only guests.
Keep up the good work Dovetail, and we’ll be back again and again. Thank you for the unforgettable night with my Love!

Tags: Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The blackened filet of fish was dry and over cooked. Both the blue cheese grits and risotto were unexceptional.

By contrast, the blanched spinach and deviled eggs were very good.

The management team and staff were delightful. The venue was comfortable and very appealing.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We drove over an hour to try Dovetail. It was probably the best dinner we’ve ever had! Wait staff was attentive. The menu is limited because it’s a Farm to Table restaurant using all local ingredients. The four in our dining party enjoyed everything we ordered and we ordered extra dishes “just to taste it”. Wine list is extensive. A great meal!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (Savannah)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great beef, inventive starters, highly recommend the shaved green tomato salad. Wines by the glass were reasonably priced and the selection was very good.

Tags: Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 25, 2017

My wife and I ate here for a pre-concert dinner on a recommendation from a friend. Awesome food and service. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Lobster roll was amazing!! Service fantastic always welcoming!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Your staff was wonderful. I made a reservation for 10 and of course, 3 people added on at the last minute. Your staff took it in stride, adding 3 place settings for us and being very cordial about it. Water was kept full (I appreciate this as i drink a lot of water!) and I liked the practice of refilling wine glasses rather than bringing new ones. Thanks for a great experience for our business dinner!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Great food and awesome service. The beef tenderloin was cooked to perfection. It was our weekly date night and our first trip to Dovetail. The cracked pie was suggested as our dessert and it was the bomb. The b bartender made a killer dirty martini with my new favorite vodka Elit. We will be back soon. Loved it.

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

This was a group dinner from work. Everyone was pleased with the facility, food and service and several commented on how well your bar was stocked.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great Beer, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Dove Tail is usually our go to place for a good meal or to entertain guest. However, the last two visits I have been taken back when we are told, as we are being seated at our table that we made prior reservations for , that other guest will be arriving at 7:30 for this table. What? Really? That is like saying “ eat fast, we really do not care if this was suppose to be a special occasion for you”. Which by the way when I made the reservation I was ask what the occasion was, to which I said Birthday. Why
would you ask what the occasion was if you did not intend on acknowledging? I was not looking for an acknowledgement but then when ask about it I thought, maybe they do something special for occasions. Guess not

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

My wife and I had to travel from Atlanta to Tifton for an event, and chose to stop mid trip. Dovetail had been recommend by a friend, and we were not disappointed.

First, I should thank Kevin for being so accommodating with our reservation, as our arrival time changed a couple times that day. Also, they made sure to have a piece of the Crack Pie (?) for my wife's birthday. - Wicked good!

Food quality and portions were spot on. Great variety and creativity, and although we ordered only the small plates and a side to share, we left full. The veal was cooked perfectly, and our only regret is that we could not finish the Mac & Cheese. Oh, get the cheese plate, if only for the bacon preserves. The rest of the items were also very good, but bacon preserves; Awesome! We actually bought two jars to take home.

The staff was super friendly and knowledgeable, and we would certainly go out of our way to eat here again.


10/23/17 (Dined At Dovetail 10/20/17)

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

The food was absolutely delicious. Very unique farm to table choices. Your palate will love you for treating it to something delightfully new!!

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Organic
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

We had two apps, a bottle of cabernet, two entrees and one dessert and everything was consistently outstanding. Not flashy, but made with care and knowledge and a spirit of celebration regarding the good things to eat that are produced in our region. The service manages to find the perfect balance between "take this food seriously" and "we are a pretentious place." Costs a bit higher than some places in town, but value is excellent and plenty of low cost alternatives on the menu for those who light in the pocket. Dovetail is my new favorite restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Scallop appetizer was excellent. Blackened catfish was not well fileted and had a number of bones in it. It was handled seamlessly as I was immediately and unquestionably comped for the entree by my server.

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

As always, the Dovetail restaurant proves to be the best place in DT Macon for fine, farm to table cuisine

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Organic, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Our meal has been superb every time we go!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 13, 2017

People always seem surprised to learn that one of the best restaurants in the entire state of Georgia is hidden away above a noisy bar in downtown Macon. But Dovetail is in fact there, and Brad Stevens, the chef de cuisine, is doing amazing things.

On our most recent visit, we were both intrigued by a shaved green tomato salad, with soft goat cheese, lightly pickled shallots, pickled mustard seeds, spicy baby arugula, and a lemon vinaigrette. It's not often that you see a chef spend as much creative energy perfecting a salad as he would a main course, but that was what we were shown here, and it was a perfect beginning to our evening.

My wife chose one of the small plates: a veal tenderloin with roasted potatoes and a Gouda mornay sauce, garnished with bacon and maple Dijon. She reported that it was perfectly cooked and seasoned. My entree was the evening's special: lightly seared yellow snapper bedded on a low mound of barely stir-fried vegetables, with a lemony sauce and a little chili oil. it was beautifully presented and utterly delicious.

And finally, we came to dessert. We both selected the cheese plate from Dovetail's appetizer menu as our dessert. Yes we know it's supposed to be an appetizer, and yes, we know it's intended to be shared, but when you pair it with good coffee and a 20-year-old port it's the most wonderful dessert you could imagine, and it's too luscious to share. Last Friday, it featured a smoked Spanish cheese reminiscent of a Gouda, a native Georgia cheese which reminded me of a lightly aged farmhouse cheddar and a fresh mozzarella that I think was from North Carolina. With bacon marmalade, prosciutto, coarse spicy mustard, lightly pickled asparagus, some pecans, warm crusty yeast rolls with a house made berry conserve.

If you have occasion to be in Macon, you should make time for a leisurely dinner at Dovetail. You won't regret it.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Went there for a birthday celebration. The food was delicious, service was excellent. This place is upstairs from a lively bar, so we were a little surprised when we walked in thinking we were not getting what we expected, but once we found our way upstairs we walked into a beautiful, quiet, classy restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 10, 2017

This little place is really very nice for atmosphere and great food quality. A good variety of food on the menu but not too big a menu to overwhelm you. Full bar with good bartenders.

Tags: Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Amazing as usual. Dovetail is the best brunch place in Macon!

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 3, 2017

We were in Macon overnight and picked the Dovetail from the OPen Table description. It is hard to find, but well worth it. There are only a few tables, so it is quiet. The servers are helpful in food choices and give excellent care without hovering.
But the reason to go is the food. Without Question, that was the best meal either of us has had at a restaurant in years. I grade all pasta on a scale established in Ravenna IT twenty years ago. Dovetail was a 9 1/2 or more. The flavors were piled on top of each other and just kept coming.
We rearranged our plans so we could eat there on the way back, but the eye of the hurricane was headed for our house, so we were denied a second meal. We'll get it sometime.
If you are driving on 75 and plan to stop in Atlanta for dinner, stop early or late (depending on your direction) and get off at Macon and eat at the Dovetail.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Absolutely one of the best meals I've ever had, would drive back from NC to eat there again. Incredible, very helpful and knowledgeable staff!!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Organic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We stopped with our kids while evacuating from hurricane Irma, it was seriously amazing! Almost worth driving up from Miami for, highly recommend

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