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About Dovetail

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.

103 West 77th Street
New York, NY 10024
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday 5:00 - 10:00

Cross Street:
Columbus Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 362-3800

Website:
http://www.dovetailnyc.com/

Catering:
Please inquire for details.

Public Transit:
B & C trains to 81st Street and 1 train to 79th Street.

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.

Dovetail Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

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Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (73)
Fit for Foodies (58)
Tasting Menu (50)
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Good for Anniversaries (50)
Creative Cuisine (49)
Good for a Date (46)
Romantic (45)
Neighborhood Gem (31)
Good for Birthdays (31)
Quiet Conversation (31)
Notable Wine List (28)
Good Vegetarian Options (24)
Business Meals (21)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Cozy (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Seasonal (16)
Local Ingredients (15)
Worth the Drive (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Vegan (7)
Authentic (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Healthy (5)
Organic (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Fun (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (London)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Somewhat rushed

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Wedding anniversary. We had an overall wonderful experience !

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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

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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·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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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Delicious as always! I always love the unique flavors and the vegetarian menu on Mondays

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Brunch was satisfactory. Staffs were friendly and attentive. Portions are huge!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The New Year's Eve menu did not indicate a pre fixe price of $350.00 per head whereas most other restaurant sites clearly stated their special prices.

This was a deceptive practice.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We tackled the problem of New Year's Eve with a wonderful trip to Dovetail.
As with many of the best restaurants, one should not expect uniform excellence on a holiday.
Having understood the realities of holiday dining I can't say enough about the kind and attentive staff, their patience and calm (through the storm of the evening), and truly fine food.
We will look forward to returning for a more relaxed and luxurious meal under more 'routine' circumstances. My best guess is that this is a restaurant - an ambiance- and a sophistication that should be savored; and we intend to do just that.
Many thanks again to a uniformly outstanding staff.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Amazing service and delicious 6 course meal will definitely go back and the wine tasting was exceptional!

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 (London)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Amazing experience for our engagement ! They made it one of the most memorable experiences we have had for a special occasion.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Wonderful experience in every facet. Can’t wait to come back.

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 (Berlin)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great vegetarian focused dining.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Truly outstanding dining experience. The tasting menu was outstanding and the service perfect. Wine list outstanding but markup obscene. Bring your own bottle.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Cozy
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Service and food were outstanding. The cocktails were also really good.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Extraordinaria experiencia gastronómica! Menú de cuatro pasos con opciones riquísimas y excelente maridaje de vinos. Servicio muy atento sin ser invasivo. Sobresaliente Andrés que nos asistió con nuestro escaso inglés y estuvo atento a todas nuestras inquietudes. El ambiente es tranquilo, muy agradable y algo ruidoso debido a los comensales. Música de jazz al volumen adecuado. Los baños impecables. Un gran lugar! No es barato pero con ese nivel de satisfacción, casi que no importa.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We returned to Dovetail after a long absence and were sorry that we waited so long!
It is, as for as we are concerned, the perfect restaurant. There is nothing to fault and much to praise. It is expensive but worth every cent. The restaurant has gotten everything right - the ambience, the decor, the service and the food. Don't change a thing!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

1. This restaurant would call you one day before your reservation for confirming.
2. Very low profile, located in a quiet conner. Decorations are elegant and romantic.
3. Dishes are creative and delicious.
4. Service is very intimate.
I love this place very much!

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Healthy, Good for Groups, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Superlative from start to finish. Had the 7 course tasting menu which I highly recommend. They were very accommodating with substitutions for dishes that were not on the tasting menu, including the chocolate soufflé, which was heavenly. A perfect meal!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The food is rather fine. However, being in many restaurants of this caliber, the dining experience is highly over priced. And the food is not that exquisite to justify the price. In fact, it is nothing very special about it except the final bill. And it was not driven by the among of alcohol - we only had a glass of wine each.
The staff are professional and knowledgeable.
Our table is too big for 4 people and not conducive to comfortable conversations with friends that we have not seen for a long time.
These things may not matter or be relevant when a dinner comes down to $100 or so. In Dovetail, the price is much higher for nothing exceptional.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Came here pre-theatre around the holidays--- perfect and wonderful experience!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fun, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Dovetail is a beautiful and very comfortable restaurant. The noise level is low and tables are spaced generously apart. The décor is elegant without being glitzy, and the service was very good.
I was disappointed in the food this time, though. It had no 'wow' factor and for the price, was overvalued in my opinion.
Because of the overall very pleasant environment, I'm inclined to give it another try. It's hands down the handsomest and most grown up dining establishment in the neighborhood.

Tags: Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

excellent service, quality of food, and flavor.

Great value of a michelin restaurant, in comparison to the others in New York.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Lovely multicourse restaurant with amiable and very professional service. Eager to return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Excellent food, definitely deserves the Michelin star. The ambiance is too noisy for a high end restaurant and the wait staff was definitely not trained to serve at the appropriate level

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Dovetail is a real gem on the Upper West Side. May it continue to thrive and serve wonderful dishes for another decade. Great choice for special occasions or romantic mural

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The food was average. Overall not worth the price. The tasting menu for two and a glass of wine was over $400.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

So happy to celebrate our wedding here! All food was amazing, service was fantastic and they went the extra mile to make us feel special. Splurged for the white truffle risotto - so worth it. Had the lobster with black garlic, wagyu beef, veal ravioli and soufflé. Everything was on point and couldn’t be happier.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The food, service and ambiance were exceptional. We loved it.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great meal as always. Best restaurant on the upper west side. Food was excellent, service was excellent. A real pleasure. Look forward to going back again soon.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Firstly, I love this restaurant ever since my first visit 4 years ago. The quality is amazingly good. Only real complaint this time is that the server didn’t come back to confirm our dessert selection as we had asked at the beginning. The venison is always my favorite and they didn’t disappoint. The mushroom appetizer was a bit salty. Crudo was fabulous. Have been back many times and will come again many more times.

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·Dined on December 12, 2017

Looked like a wonderful tasting menu. We ordered the vegetarian and vegetable focused meals, with wine pairings. We found the pairings very poorly curated with the food, not at all complimenting the meal and sequenced strangely, with a rioja followed by a sherry. The adventure continued. A brave attempt but not befitting their reputation nor a place I would recommend.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Dovetail continues to impress with impeccable service and great food. The evening is perfectly spaced out for you to enjoy your meal and never have the feeling of being pushed out or even pushed towards a specific part of the menu - enjoyable, comfortable, and great

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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Excellent food. Enjoyed the great service. Would recommend to all, but very expensive!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I ordered the US Wagyu beef and it came out tough as leather. The waiter swapped it for a piece of Japanese Wagyu and it came out blood rare - not my preference. Sent that back and got it back medium (ok), but *very* fatty. Left it at that. They did give me a nice credit on the bill for my trouble and I will definitely go back, but the food had been exquisite on last previous visits, so a bit of a disappointment this time.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Truly exceptional meal from start to finish. Go hungry and ready to have a fabulous cocktail or glass of wine.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great service great food! Nutcracker and Dovetail has been an annual event for the last 4 Year’s. Never disappointed in service or menu!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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