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Dovetail

4.6
4388 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
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Located just steps away from the American Museum of Natural History and Central Park on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Dovetail offers an intimate dining experience showcasing Chef John Fraser’s award-winning contemporary American cuisine and creative use of seasonal, farm-fresh ingredients. Dovetail has been recognized with numerous accolades over the years since its opening, including Wine Spectator’s prestigious Award of Excellence, three stars from The New York Times and has consistently earned a Michelin Guide star since 2011. Dovetail offers a myriad of dining options throughout the week. Choose from our three or four course prix fixe, chef’s tasting menu or a la carte dining at the bar. Pre-theater, vegan and vegetarian menus are available nightly.
Private parties and special events welcomed in our 75 seat dining room or our intimate 21 seat private dining room.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday 5:00 - 10:00
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Phone number
(212) 362-3800
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Cross street: Columbus Avenue
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What 4388 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.6
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BunnyGrey (New York Area)
4.0
Dined 3 days ago

I get a nine course tasting menu and my partner gets a four course dinner. The dishes are delicate. But I would expect a more artistic presentation. I recommend lobster, warm avocado, wagyu beef, venison, and chocolate souffle. I don't recommend tuna, toffee tart.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0
Dined 3 days ago

Very noisy.

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mcdocat (London)
3.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

Wanted to try a Michelin starred restaurant in NY and picked Dovetail - first impressions - warm reception at the door, shown to bar as table was still occupied - lady at the bar was fun, knowledgeable. Shown to table about 10 mins later. Wine list given promptly - we had to ask twice for a menu when after waiting no menu arrived but they wanted to take our wine order asap. We chose the a la carte - and selected the lobster starter - lovely, the mushroom/quinoa dish - too salty for us - we did not finish, venison - very good, chocolate soufflé - yum/ salted caramel tart - good. They did give us a complimentary additional dessert. Food and presentation good - restaurant very noisy and tables close together. We did the wine pairings. Our meal came to about $650 for that I had wished a little less noise and a bit more space.

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vipjtummi (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

Somewhat rushed

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on January 12, 2018

Service impeccable - kind, professional and accommodating; decor excellent - beautiful, classy ambience; food quality is mixed - canapes, Maine lobster, mushroom consommé and wagyu are top-notch, but veal ravioli (too rich/creamy), beef ribs (big let-down next to wagyu) and turbot (its creaminess and gameyness do not go well together) were disappointing.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on January 12, 2018

Wedding anniversary. We had an overall wonderful experience !

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vipGretchN (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

Amazing service. First time there you feel like part of the family.

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jcny (New York Area)
3.0
Dined on January 4, 2018

Very attentive staff, high level of customer service, staff is very knowledgeable, and the tasting menu will bring you on a journey and is thoughtfully planned. However, a lot of the dishes were just ok. I wouldn't order or crave any of the dishes, except for the truffle risotto balls they gave in the beginning, and maybe the toffee tart at the end. A lot of dishes are duds like the green apple salad. I substituted the foie gras and had the monkfish instead. It was very dry, overcooked and would never order again. I only left full because I kept asking for more bread. So if you want creative dishes that are unique, good, and money is not an option, come here. However I feel if you spend this much on a meal you should be wowed by the dishes. The Wow factor was missing.

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vipTheFev (New York Area)
2.0
Dined on January 3, 2018

Dovetail has been a superb restaurant for many years, and especially noteworthy for the Upper West Side. My recent visit there was a disappointing change from my many prior visits there. Something was different - an absent chef, some bad luck or something else. Regardless, the dinner, including every course, was markedly below the normally high Dovetail standards. I will go again but if the next meal is anything close to my recent one, I will sadly look for a better alternative on the Upper West Side.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
Dined on January 2, 2018

Everything about this restaurant is superb! The food is GORGEOUS and DELICIOUS and presented beautifully. The staff is friendly, kind, and helpful. Undoubtedly some of the best food AND customer service we have had in a long time. We will definitely go back next time we are in NYC!

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday 5:00 - 10:00
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Cross street
Columbus Avenue
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Price range
$50 and over
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(212) 362-3800
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Catering
Please inquire for details.
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Public transit
B & C trains to 81st Street and 1 train to 79th Street.
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Executive chef
John Fraser
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

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Dovetail offers a myriad of dining options throughout the week. Choose from our three or four course prix fixe, chef’s tasting menu or a la carte dining at the bar. Pre-theater, vegan and vegetarian menus are available nightly.

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