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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

Mon - Thu 5:30PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (65)
Fit for Foodies (50)
Tasting Menu (48)
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Good for Anniversaries (44)
Good for a Date (44)
Creative Cuisine (42)
Romantic (40)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Notable Wine List (24)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Good Vegetarian Options (18)
Business Meals (17)
Cozy (15)
Seasonal (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Local Ingredients (9)
Good for Groups (6)
Vegan (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Fun (4)
Authentic (3)
Healthy (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Casual (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Organic (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy, Authentic, Tasting Menu
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 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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 (New York Area)·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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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 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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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 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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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 29, 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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·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 .

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Sry small portions, pricy , excellent service though

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 (New York Area)·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!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·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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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (London)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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 (Baltimore)·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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vip
 (New York Area)·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

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Very noisy.

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 (London)·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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Somewhat rushed

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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

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 3, 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 2, 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 1, 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 1, 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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great food and service.

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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 December 31, 2017

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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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 December 31, 2017

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 30, 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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