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Dovetail is an Upper West Side classic, best saved for Dinner With The Parents or a big night out.

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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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Sun 5:30PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 9:30PM

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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

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

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Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (69)
Fit for Foodies (54)
Good for a Date (46)
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Tasting Menu (45)
Creative Cuisine (44)
Good for Anniversaries (42)
Romantic (40)
Quiet Conversation (38)
Notable Wine List (34)
Neighborhood Gem (31)
Good Vegetarian Options (26)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Business Meals (18)
Local Ingredients (18)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Cozy (15)
Seasonal (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Worth the Drive (11)
Vegan (9)
Healthy (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Authentic (5)
Fun (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Organic (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
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Comfort Food (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent food and service.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 2 days ago

Our evening at Dovetail was absolutely fantastic. A colleague of mine recommended Dovetail and she referred to it as her favorite restaurant in New York. After dining there we all agree with her.

The first impression we had at Dovetail was that of being warmly welcomed. Considering the quality of the food and the high price point we expected a formal if not stuffy atmosphere. We were very pleasantly surprised to discover the staff was very friendly. They were all incredibly knowledgeable, and they guided us expertly through dinner with perfect pace. However, they were anything but stuffy. We enjoyed some conversational banter with them and in particular we appreciated their sense of humor. The food and wine selections were all terrific, but the staff and their execution really made this evening one of the best dining experiences we have every had. Wow. Dovetail is about as good as it gets. Six stars with an exclamation point!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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·Dined 3 days ago

Simply one of the best meals I’ve ever had. Wonderful service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined 4 days ago

Dovetail gets better and better every time you blink. All of the staff was friendly, informative, and organized, and you can’t exactly work out but you can just understand that they all work together to bring the experience to a whole. Food was amazing from start to finish. Stan Michalski has refined the menu into something much more delicate and thought out, and Sofia Schlieben’s gave us about 30 seconds to finish some impeccable wagyu beef before sending sorbets that didn’t jar the flow of the menu, and instead made a really nice seamless transition into deserts, which were not only delectable, but fun! Our sommelier for the evening never faltered, bringing thoughtful pairings, even pouring my girlfriend splashes to enjoy with her courses, though she had work in the am, so no one missed out! Our server John was incredibly kind and accomadating, as was our bartender, the host Hector, and of course the manager David. Dovetail’s got it so down I left for a cigarette in between courses and it was almost as if they timed my cigarette, because dinner never skipped a beat, and never lingered on it either. Not easy to do with a packed restaurant!

Just one question... where’s that second Michelin Star?

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Had a wonderful evening. The food was excellent, the staff lovely, the sommelier terrific.
Always a favorite place,

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

3 1/2 hours (not because we were slow). Couldn’t get waiter (no menus for a long time...): impression no waiter assigned to our table because wait staff kept changing. (They were all nice but no one seemed to know what was going on.). Do love fact that one can order any 3 or 4 courses from any part of menu. But they promise that “main course” will be larger: was as minuscule as others. Food only ok: for those prices, should be great. Some kind of bland purple purée on both my appetizer and main dish. Disappointing.

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The food was creative and delicious. The waitstaff was amazingly good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Fraser is a truly creative and wonderful chef, and one of the most talented in transforming vegetable dishes into beautiful and very tasty entrees. A very special restaurant. Wine list is nice but ridiculously priced. Mediocre Rioja.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Dovetail is always excellent. The room is beautiful, and the food is very high quality. We did have a long wait for our table, but I brought it to the attention of the maitre d' when our meal was complete, and he discounted our meal substantially. He was extremely professional and generous. That was the only time that we had an excessive wait, despite our reservation. I highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion, large or small.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Not impressed.

Wait staff had no personality, never greeted us, never explained menu.

Wine list way over priced.

Food was only average and options were poor.

Value did not exist for the money.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We all enjoyed the dinner. Food is very creative, well presented and delicious. Service was excellent. Dinner was expensive for an ordinary get together with family
but although it was costly we certainly will return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

A truly beautiful Thankgiving Day meal..great food with excellent front of restaurant execution. (Efficient and professional) V memorable!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Food was excellent and staff was professional and courteous without having attitude. Lovely experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

The food was amazing and was delivered like clockwork. Wait staff was pleasant and attentive without being intrusive.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

the food , the service and the ambience all enveloped into a platter full of delight.
must try the gnocchi with shaved white truffles. However, everything was 5 stars!!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 21, 2017

None of us could believe that we had not heard of this restaurant before. What a treat.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Food and service were excellent and great wine list nice Big comfortable table and chair I’ll be back

Tags: Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Consistently good. We go a couple times a year. Lobster appetizer and ravioli appetizers were terrific, as was the beef. Turbot was good but unexciting.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Ambiance agréable, intime, service attentionné, cuisine qui me rappelle la “nouvelle cuisine” des années 70 en France...petites portions, présentation raffinée, bons produits, mais sans grande surprise, et même parfois un peu fade, pour une étoile Michelin et le niveau de prix, j’espérais mieux...

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Superb meal and service. I thought the wine pairings excellent.

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

Dovetail's food and service were top notch. It was exactly what I wanted for my birthday, a chance to eat some truly decadent, out-of-the-ordinary, and well prepared food. The entire staff was wonderful and I never wanted for anything for even a moment! My only critique was that it was on the noisy side in the restaurant, so sometimes I had trouble understanding the servers or my dining companion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Well executed tasting menu and impeccable service that strives to cater to all needs. It was enjoyable meal. Portions are of course small and pricing is high, but this is NYC.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Took hubby here for birthday and t was very special!! Highly recommend. Cool decor and food was delish!!

Tags: Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food is superb although my wife and I were both somewhat disappointed by the matsutake dish. It was merely good and, thus, not at the level of the other dishes we had. When we return, as we surely will, we won't have this again.
The menu is structured with four prix fixe options. In many such cases, there are supplements for certain items. Dovetail has only two: for adding shaved white truffles as a garnish and for a cheese course instead of one of the many delicious desserts.
The service was attentive and professional if a bit slow. In making the reservation, I let them know that we were celebrating my birthday. Along with our desserts, we were given a plate with an extra dollop of ice cream, a candle and the words "Happy Birthday" written in chocolate. I was very pleased that the occasion was acknowledged and even more pleased that the staff did NOT sing to me.
When we were seated we were asked if we had any allergies and if we were under any time pressure. We weren't and that may have contributed to somewhat more leisurely service than we would have preferred.
It's only fair to add that our four-course prix fixe with wine pairings was quite expensive by our standards. It was worth it for all the reasons stated above but we'll be returning to Dovetail for special occasions only.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on November 10, 2017

I have eaten here a few times. The food was very good each time but not memorable (a few days later I can't remember one thing I ate other than the amuse), but this is a Michelin star restaurant, so,I am holding it to a high standard. I did not overly enjoy my wine pairings which I thought a few of the whites too cold. The service was excellent.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Devine! Had a delicious meal with my partner. We were lucky enough to be there on a Monday night and get the vegetarian tasting menu, which was fantastic value for hw quality. Our main server was very friendly and professional. Would highly recommend!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Some really good food. Some quite mediocre. Often in the same dish. The service was at times pretentious and intrusive. Giving guests some time and space, particularly at the beginning when they are getting their bearings, is comforting. The wine we had was good but expensive. In fact the the whole meal was not good enough to justify the cost. I have been to other one star Michelin restaurants that were a lot better. At its best it was good enough. Unfortunately too much was below its best.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Top-notch cuisine in elegant surroundings. A really great foodie experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

As we left Dovetail following a dinner celebrating my birthday, we said to one another," You know, this may have been the best dinner we've ever had at Dovetail." Then we realized that we must have said that a half dozen times. The truth is that Dovetail continues to outdo itself, getting better and better. We lived it up, having matching wines and spirits as well as the gnocchi with fresh truffles. Every dish was superb. The service is perfection. The hospitality is wonderful and the mixologist is wonderful. Don't limit going to Dovetail for special occasions. Every meal there turns into a special occasion.

Tags: Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Cozy, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

A cozy atmosphere with professional staff. Food was as expected from a Michelin restaurant. Dishes were all balanced and nuanced with clean flavors. Service was impeccable. Interaction was good too. They stayed and talked as long as I kept the conversation up, they left when I didn't. Very enjoyable time.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

One of the best meals I've ever had. The atmosphere was amazing and the service was perfect. I couldn't have asked for a better night with my SO.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Always feel like I get special treatment. Like to eat at the bar.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

My wife and I had a wonderful dining experience at Dovetail. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. The restaurant is decorated with taste and the ambience is very inviting.
This was our first time here and we will definitely return and try the Tasting Menu.
Congratulations to our servers for a gracious and outstanding service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Very innovative - we took advantage of the Monday vegetable base meal

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·Dined on October 30, 2017

It was purely perfect. They had a great vegetable focused monday night pre fixe special which was the best thing a vegetarian couple could ask for. French sounding waiter, small and precious vege courses, calm atmosphere, they have it all.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Exquisite service, lovely amuse bouche, wonderful first 2 Course’s of Sunday menu let down only by fact that all 3 deserts were ice cream based.
But this didn’t impact on a warm atmospheric place with great jazz on the sound system and inventive cooking with astonishing flavours and tastes.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

We chose the four course meal with wine pairing. Absolutely one of the best dining experiences we've ever had.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

A good dining experience overall but the tasting menu needs a considerable amount of work for the price point. I would say a la carte may be a better option. Wine pairings were overall very good. None of the dishes were particularly inspiring. The desserts were definitely the best course, pasty chef clearly pulled his weight.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

It was quite wonderful as always

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Just moved here and found our favorite place. From start to finish fantastic!

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