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Thu, 2/22
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9:30 PM
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Dovetail

4.6
4416 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
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.
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Private dining
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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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
John Fraser
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Catering
Please inquire for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Columbus Avenue
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Public transit
B & C trains to 81st Street and 1 train to 79th Street.
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Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

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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What 4416 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.6
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4.0
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DavidK (London)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Dovetail is our “go-to” fine dining restaurant, and they never disappoint.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Stellar in nearly every way. The tasting menu was perfection, with appropriately small portions, each delicious and unique . Only minor comment is that the dinner dragged out for about 3 hours (even after I asked the staff to try to speed up), but otherwise a very special experience.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

I’ve lived in NY for 18 years and Dovetail is easily the beat luxury, fine dining I’ve experienced. And without any pretentiousness. Staff was incredible, polite and professional. It was worth every single dollar and Will go again.

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jenn (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Always an interesting menu. Always delicious. Service was sketchy. We felt rushed which makes no sense given the expensive fayre.

Typically this is an exquisite restaurant that gets it right.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

The food was excellent but it is very pricey. Much more expensive (the drinks especially) then I had realized.

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vipFeargasm (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Just spectacular everything was perfect

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Very professionally run restaurant. Everyone working the tables seemed very knowledgeable. Would definitely comeback

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Time after time Dovetail delivers one of the best dining experiences in the city...

Dovetail is a Michelin three star disguised as a one star.

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vipCsteele59 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

I have been to Dovetail several times and i feel the portions are getting smaller and smaller... A bit ridiculous for the price of the food, despite excellent service.

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vipThomasK (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

The restaurant is not embarrassed to serve items that are ridiculously tiny. But it charges a lot. A restaurant for wealthy lilliputians.

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vipG2G6 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

So disappointed in our food. We have loved this place in the past, eating here numerous times. This time, food was tasteless, contrived, and really surprisingly poor. Hope this was just a bad night and that this restaurant can return to its former glory.

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OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Amazing!! Beautiful restaurant and amazing food presentation ... Highly recommended!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Just the right tone of service and the food and wine list are absolutely perfect.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Celebrated my birthday here. Had a wonderful time. Staff was attentive and made it a lovely evening. The food was delicious. Loved the desserts!

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SandraP (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Superb. Not my first time and it lives up to expectations and beyond. Outstanding good and service. Expensive and worth it.

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JoanF (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

We were at Dovetail for our anniversary and we’re treated specially but without condescension. The prix fixe Sunday Suppa was a great value for top of the line New York City food.

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Molly (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

A terrific experience, terrific, innovative food time and time again.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We went before a show at The Beacon and was amazed at the service,quality of food, every bite was delicious,If you are a foodie then this is the place to go. It is expensive but worth it for a special occasion .

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

The food was amazing!! Very creative!! The service was perfect! Attentive without being pretentious or annoying. If you are going to select a special place to have an amazing food experience you will be glad you chose Dovetail!!

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Angie (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Sry small portions, pricy , excellent service though

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Brigitte (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

we have loved this restaurant for years but over the past 12 months it deteriorated quite rapidly. We gave it another try and decided not to return anymore. Bread we had asked for took almost 15 minutes to come to the table...the water in our glasses was not filtered and smelled of chlorine; the food was fussy without flavor...the desert overly sweet to make up for lack of flavor.

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Jb22fny (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Food and the Service were both beyond my expectations. Classy but not stuffy!!

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DavidK (London)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Dovetail are our ‘go-to’ special occasion restaurant. They always deliver the best experience.

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Doug (Baltimore)
3.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

We were excited to eat at Dovetail as it had been recommended. The service was mediocre and the food was of uneven quality. The cost is simply not worth it -- we won't be back as there are too many great places in NYC. Dovetail is not one of them.

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vipMerry (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

dovetail has a lovely environment and excellent food. the portions are a little small. I think it costs a little more than it needs to considering the size of the portions but the quality of the food is first class

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vipMichaelE (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Dovetail is our go-to place for very special occasions. The service is flawless; the food is interesting and delicious; but you pay for the excellence. Value is the one category in which I gave them less than 5 stars but, obviously, we think it's worth it because we keep going back.

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BunnyGrey (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

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, foie gras, 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 on January 17, 2018

Very noisy.

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mcdocat (London)
3.0  Dined on January 13, 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 13, 2018

Somewhat rushed

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