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About DoveCote

DoveCote is Contemporary French American Brasserie offering approachable well executed Fare & Service

390 N. Orange Ave Suite 110
Orlando, FL 32801
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French American, Contemporary French / American

Hours of Operation:
Coffee Bar:
Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm

Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;

Happy Hour (Bar Only):
Monday - Friday: 2:30pm-6:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Sunday Brunch:
10:30am-2:30pm

Cross Street:
Livingston

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(407) 930-1700

Website:
http://dovecoteorlando.com/

Parking Details:
http://dovecoteorlando.com/directions-and-parking/

Public Transit:
One Block from Livingston Sun Rail Stop

Executive Chef:
Clayton Miller

Private Party Facilities:
http://dovecoteorlando.com/groups-events/

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

DoveCote Ratings and Reviews

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4
3
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (39)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Special Occasion (25)
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Romantic (22)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Business Meals (19)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Bar Seating (18)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Great for Lunch (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Authentic (14)
Great for Brunch (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Happy Hour (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Cozy (12)
Afternoon Coffee (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Fun (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
People Watching (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Afternoon Tea (6)
Casual (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Seasonal (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Tapas (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Healthy (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vegan (2)
Organic (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Good French food and great service! Our waitress was the best and had every detail worked out! The atmosphere is really great too!

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·Dined 4 days ago

Service was wonderful, helpful and very knowledgeable and gave great recommendations. Food was out of this world tasty and delicious! Excellent spot for foodie and wine adventure. Cappuccino is probably the best that I have ever had. The decor is very pretty and cozy and stylish. Fairly quiet for nice conversations. I will definitley be back. Loved my experience here. Excellent date spot.

Tags: Cozy, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

A good lunch dining experience! Am never disappointed at Dovecote! The food is exceptional, and the service awesome!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food, spirits and wine in a wonderful setting. This is our go-to date night spot

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Very good ambient, quiet and good for a nice conversation.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We decided to eat at the bar which we generally like to do. There was a reunion of friends in the seats next to us that were having a very good time and a little loud and a bit tawdry. We’re not prudish but it was a bit uncomfortable. They were very nice chaps and glad they were enjoying themselves but it made for a quicker than normal evening. Food was outstanding though.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Service was lagging a bit, but great overall experience. Food is always top notch and not overly expensive considering the quality and taste.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Food was fantastic, service was excellent and they recognized our anniversary which was nice. Size of the dining area was limited and was in close proximity to bar which got a bit loud. However, the design, décor, lighting helped in setting the ambiance. Will definitely visit again.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Lovely, and relaxing brunch today. Sat at the bar which surprisingly had an outlet for charging phone and a hook for purse.
Ordered the steak fries, but asked to orders poached eggs on the side and it was not a problem.
Yum.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was very good. We’ve been wanting to try this restaurant since we love Ravenous Pig and Cask and Larder. The issue was with the service. We arrived at 8:30 p.m. and waited 5 minutes to be greeted by waiter. We ordered the bread and appetizers immediately since we were hungry. It was 9:10 when the waiter came back to fill our empty water when we had to let him know we had not even been served the bread. A manager came over a few minutes later and asked how everything was and we let him know that it had been about 45 minutes since we were seated and no food had been served. He went and checked on it and 5 minutes later we had bread and then appetizers. Our entrees came out right after so we didn’t even have time to finish the appetizers. We were very polite and didn’t complain. I eat out with fine dining several times a week and the few times this has happened, they usually comp something on the bill. Nothing was taken off the bill, not even the $3 bread that was delivered so late. This is not acceptable customer service on the part of the manager. I would like to give this restaurant another chance because the crudités were amazing and so was the eggplant. If we do go back, we are going to sit at the bar.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our meal was amazing but our server was almost non existent once seated. After awhile, he became more attentive. I think he was over extended st the restaurant. It won’t make us not go back because we love the place

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The ambiance and decor was really comfortable and perfect for a date!
What fell a bit short was the execution of the appetizers. My husband and I ordered the grilled octopus and the roasted bone marrow (both dishes we love and have had at many restaurants). The octopus was cooked till it was too chewy, but the accompanying sauces helped to distract from that. The roasted bone marrow was brought to us room temperature (I'm assuming that was more of a server-error), so it got cool quickly which congealed the marrow till it was almost solid like chilled butter, which is what it felt like to eat; the portion was very generous, so it's a shame we didn't find it palatable enough to finish.
For the main courses we went with the server recommendations of the breaded pork and chicken cassoulet; both were true to description, cooked to perfection, and very good. For a side dish the server recommended the honey fried Brussels sprouts, which we've had similar versions of (sans the honey),previously in other establishments; they were more towards the over-fried, so the overall flavor profile was "burnt outer leaves" instead of honeyed or sprouts (so we didn't finish those either).
The service was excellent, with several servers checking on us constantly. The wine selection was just right and not overwhelming. Time was tight for us, so we didn't get a chance to try dessert.
Based on other reviews, I can only assume they must have been having an off or under-staffed night (which is why we never said anything to any of the attentive servers, whom I'm sure would have made it right).
There were other entrees and starters that we were interested to try, and if we happen to need somewhere to eat before a show at Bob Carr (complimentary valet and a 6 min walk is tough to beat:), we will definitely still give it another try, especially since the ambiance and service was so nice that even though we left 3 of 5 dishes virtually uneaten, we both felt like we had a lovely time.

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 (Naples)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This restaurant has great ambiance. I think a beautiful ambiance is as important as great food and service. It's just a perfect place for a date, a friends get together or a business meal. My husband and I had late breakfast here. The food was delicious with an upscale and innovative twist. Quality ingredients really shined. Thumbs up for this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Fun
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Food always good with a nice FRENCH TWIST
THE LEMON CHICKEN IS THE BEST ever
Easy comfortable place to meet with friends and business

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 22, 2018

We loved our food choices. Excellent service!
Will come back for sure.

Tags: People Watching, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We love this gem. Food is artfully prepared with quality ingredients. Service excellent, ambiance , and food amazing!

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on January 20, 2018

DoveCote continues to offer innovative bistro style food with excellent service.
Excellent pre theater choice.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Took forever to get someone to acknowledge us, even after telling the hostess. Aside from that, the food was pretty good. With so many other options in town doubtful I would return given the price and service. I expected more.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The best French food in Orlando. Tons of food, great menu, nice bar area. Will be returning for sure!

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Dined here many times for dinner and lunch. The menu is limited, most of the time food preparation is fine although not outstanding. This time, while the food was remarkably good, the restaurant was out of a red wine selection, a white wine election, cranberry juice needed to make a cocktail, half of the oyster selections on the menu, and a main course. Seems like it is a telling sign of a restaurant about to close down. Hope not, since it is a fashionable and upscale spot in a downtown sorely in need of more of this type of establishment.

Tags: Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Casual, People Watching, Happy Hour
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 19, 2018

So this is becoming a habit for us. We have fallen in love with the Lemon Thyme Chicken. It is probably one of the best chicken dishes we have ever had and we travel quite a bit. The service is always great. Our teenagers had the Hanger Steak and the Croque Monsieur -- they equally loved their entree. We shared ham & cheese beignets as a starter -- they left us wanting more! If you want good creative local food....look no further than DoveCoat.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Organic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Easy, elegant , sophisticated European atmosphere.
Excecellent food, a real find in Orlando.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Greens salad was excellent. Lemon thyme chicken was very tasty. I thought the Salmon was bland. Brussel spouts were good but a little too salty. Service was excellent. Sat at the bar with good entertainment and drinks provided by the bartender.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Our large group had a lovely time here. Service was very good. Oysters were fantastic, and everyone tried many dishes that were really delicious. Awesome wine list! We had a Cremont de Alsace and a good Beaujolais. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Vegan
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Nice Saturday lunch. Lovely atmosphere, good food and service. Excellent coffee but............the cups are HUGE and heavy. Good news lots of coffee, bad news, fork lift required to get to mouth! LOL. Will definitely return.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Excellent food, ambiance and service. AND affordable priced!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Went for my wife’s birthday & everyone had a wonderful time. Good French food for a reasonable price. Highly recommend it.

Tags: Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Loved it! Amazing food (octopus, cassoulet, mussels, best onion soup ever) and professional service (Anton was great). Will return!

Tags: Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

A great place to dine at a very reasonable price. A true gem in Orlando.

Tags: Business Meals, Disabled Access, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent meal from start to finish. Service and food were exceptional. I would highly recommend .

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went there early to avoid the noise of the late dining and the restaurant was not full at all yet they sat a group of 4 right next to us and progressively got worse. It was very loud

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went for brunch on New Year's Eve and I can't wait to go back for dinner. The prices were very reasonable and the quality and flavor of our meals and coffees was exceptional. Our waiter was helpful and friendly. Lovely brasserie decor and beautiful bar.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

A beautiful brunch in a beautiful space. Could not have been better. Coming home to Orlando for the holidays after living in Chicago & the Northeast for the past decade, I am thrilled to see how much my hometown's culinary scene is continuing to mature.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Tim and Kiera are terrific. We love the Burgundy snails. The chicken cassoulet was amazing and creme brûlée dessert was perfect with hard sugary glass top and thick custard below. Everything passing by looks fantastic. We will go again and again.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Food and service as expected. First time and will definitively come back

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 18, 2017

DoveCote is charming and elegant. The restaurant is quiet, and the service is attentive and professional. There were five of us, and the food was outstanding. The portions were plentiful. The only catch is parking. If you are lucky, you can find on the street parking, or use the bank garage. At night, the area is too quiet to walk too far. Wish the restaurant has valet parking. It would make it much easier and safer.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I like Dovecote was disappointed nothing special done for birthday. We had gone for anniversary and it was amazing then. This visit they dropped the ball. Also, the steak was borderline not edible. All other food was good.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Dined there on 12/13/17. Pleasant atmosphere, food & service are just OK .

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Great food and nice service. Very nice place for lunch. Very convenient to downtown.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Could not have been more impressed by the food and service.

Tags: Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Tapas, Cozy
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