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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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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.

Dovetail Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (75)
Fit for Foodies (58)
Creative Cuisine (50)
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Tasting Menu (48)
Good for a Date (46)
Good for Anniversaries (42)
Romantic (40)
Quiet Conversation (39)
Notable Wine List (35)
Neighborhood Gem (31)
Good Vegetarian Options (28)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Business Meals (18)
Local Ingredients (18)
Seasonal (15)
Cozy (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Worth the Drive (10)
Vegan (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Healthy (7)
Authentic (5)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Organic (3)
Fun (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

A best of NYC restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Wonderful meal, excellent service in lovely surroundings. Can't fault this restaurant.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 19, 2017

The food is just not there for me. My meal was ok at best. I love the service and romance, and it is very close to our apartment, but the best part is the canapes and bread and wine. My appetizer and entree were barely warm and just not very tasty which breaks my heart to say. I'd have a hard time spending this much there again.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Wow, we haven't been back in 3-4 years but glad to have had the strong instinct and unconscious lure to return . Love the new decor , Love Love Love . Food and Service had always been exceptional from day 1 and earlier days where John Fraser would come out of the kitchen and chat with us , but we never loved decor until now 😜That's a big part of doing a tasting menu or prefix where you want to be comfortable for a decent period of time and now you can. Be sure you will . Fav dishes would include amuse bouche, tuna app with marcona almonds, Summer squash with truffle , Lobster with corn , Rib Eye short rib Incredible.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Undoubtedly the second Michelin star is on its way soon

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

I enjoyed all the food. I had the tasting menu with the wine pairing. The wine went well with the food. The food was good but I don't know if the food was worth the price.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

This is our favorite west side restaurant, and very high on any list of the best in all of NYC. Venue is beautiful, spacious, roomy. Food is creative and enough options to please the pickiest taste. Service is impeccable. Well worth the price. Sunday's prix fixe is imaginative and delicious. Dovetail remains our "go to" place for special occasions.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We return to Dovetail time and time again and they never fail to astound. Each dish is flavor forward, creative and delicious. We love the value of Sunday Suppa's. One of the best restaurants in the city. An UWS treasure. Thank you.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Food was good but it was considerably over-priced. For that much money there are many many better options in NYC. Next time I'll go elsewhere

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·Dined on September 15, 2017

I was frankly unhappy with this restaurant. I thought it was wildly expensive for the quality and quantity of food served. Even though we did not do the tasting menu, the portions we received were "tasting menu size", and the elaborate descriptions of the many ingredients on the menu did not translate into particularly memorable food. Also, i did not like the fact that one had to go with a minimum of 3 courses; the vegetable selections were way too elaborate and short on the vegetables. The service was excellent, and the ambience nice and tranquil. However, we won't be going back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Doevtail is probably the best restaurant in the upper west side. Last time I was there, it was packed and I hope to see more great restaurants coming to the UWS.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Dovetail was a standout restaurant experience for us visiting New York. Good serve sizes, great vegetables, and well-balanced cuisine. Interesting quality wines beautifully mstched to each course. Strongly recommended.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Wonderful food and atmosphere. One guest had an allergy, staff did everything possible to make sure food was safe to eat and suggested many different options.

Tags: Vegan, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2017

The food and service were both excellent. Particularly impressive was the ease with which they accompanied both me and my vegan wife. Very attentive and knowledgeable staff, great ambiance and fantastic food.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Great Monday vegetable focused menu and vintage amaros!

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

My husband and I are vegan, and love going to to Dovetail on Monday nights for the vegetarian specials, many of which can also be made vegan. . We went with our adult children, who as omnivores ordered from the "vegetable focused" non- vegetarian part of the menu. The food, as usual, was delicious and inventive, and all of us were very pleased with our selections. The service was excellent. I would highly recommend Dovetail for all.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Ambience, food and service was definitely worthy of a Michelin Star.

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Low key but packed with punch! Dishes and service deserve another 'star.' Well chosen wine by glass roster. Staff went extra mile to help celebrate our anniversary. Well done!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2017

I went with my family -- and the food was delicious. We all enjoyed it, including my 13 year old son who is just discovering gourmet food. He tried everything we all had ordered and devoured it all. Small caveat: the black and white tart wasn't to our taste. We all found the extra flavoring a bit much (I've forgotten whether it was green tea or bergamot, but it made the chocolate taste like something other than chocolate.)

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

We had a great meal, with great service in a lovely setting, but the wine list was so expensive that we probably won't go back. There were almost no wines under $100, even those we have bought ourselves for $19! It's too bad, because in every other way, we had an excellent experience - a creative menu (I highly recommend the duck), beautifully prepared, with first-rate service. There re many truly great restaurants in NYC which always have a selection of reasonably priced wines on their lists - Dovetail should consider doing that too.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Dovetail was fantastic. We had the three course Sunday Suppa tasting menu, and it was delicious. We failed to tell the waiter that our daughter is vegetarian, so when the amuse bouche was served, it was with meat. The waiter came back immediately with vegetarian dishes for her which she said were wonderful. Beautiful restaurant with gorgeous food. I can't rate it high enough.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 27, 2017

One of the few restaurants that can legitimately wow your taste buds. Totally deserve its Michelin star.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2017

A lovely restaurant with very attentive service! If you want a special meal,you'll find it at Dovetail!
We enjoyed the 3 and 4 course menus and all the small dishes offered.
It is an expensive place for everyday dining and the flavors and food combinations are very different. The menu could be challenging for those who want ordinary choices.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2017

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. I hadn't been to Dovetail for several years; in the interim, it became more of a fine dining experience, with exceptional and attentive service. I am by no means a vegetarian, but found myself ordering a nearly all-vegetable meal that was varied, delicious, and downright exciting. Kudos to all.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vegan, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Great food and intimate location

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Wow! Hadn't been there in a long time but it's only gotten better. John Fraser's cooking is superb, service perfect and wine service and knowledge great and unobtrusive. The meal lasted almost 4hours and although pricey worth every penny. We will go again

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

The service was impeccable and the atmosphere very pleasant and elegant. The food presentation was beautiful but my starter and entree were both tasteless (I had the squash and poached Dover sole). Very disappointing...I'd give it another try.....

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Carefully prepared food with good presentation. FIsh is not over-cooked; and meet is tender. Portion is not too large so that you can tase each dish with full attention. Wine selection is reasonably good. The dining area is rather dim, so a quiet occasion is appropriate. Staff is very much attentive. To use this restaurant for a special occasion is highly recommended. Location is a bit remote from mid-town, but it has easy access with metro or via taxi. It is just behind Americna Museum of Natural History--next to Shake Shack.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Dinner was excellent. The service is unparalleled. The servers were all attentive without being intrusive. The timing of the dishes was perfect, leisurely and I pressured without too much time between courses. The flavors were intense and delicious. Even my non-foodie husband who doesn't like fussy food loved every bite.

Tags: Late-night Find, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Such a wonderful dining experience. The food is amazing, and the wine pairing was perfect. I would also add that the service is exceptional. I have been back many times and recommend it to anyone desiring a truly exceptional evening.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Had heard great things about the Veg tasting menu but overall was very underwhelmed with the food. Some of the dishes namely Gnocchi and Baked Alaska were phenomenal but everything else seemed to lack depth of flavor. The restaurant has a great wine and cocktail selection.

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

Second time dining at Dovetail and it lived up to the previous visit in every way. Exceptional food, extensive wine list and extremely attentive service. This attention to detail was no more evident than when, after speaking with William (who served me last year), he not only recognized me, but even remembered the name of the hotel in which I was staying a year ago. I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on August 6, 2017

The food was very good especially scallop , soft and moist with fresh taste , the sauce was perfect.The place is cozy made you feel relax and enjoy.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Seasonal
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Outstanding! Food, service, and environment were perfect.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Our server Nick was excellent. The little bites they give you complimentary are such a treat. The oysters
Was amazing . The cocktails and wine were also nice.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Excellent service with delicious meal. We had a group of 5 and just had a fun time over good food. The service was superb and accommodated all of our requests and more.

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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Truly gracious staff. Amazing food and a perfect suggestion for wine-- A beautiful evening.

Tags: Fun, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We headed to Dovetail for my husband's 40th birthday and were VERY well treated! We opted for the 4 course prix fixe instead of the tasting - we like to always order different dishes per course so that we can try each other's and therefore sample as many things as we can on their delicious menu! The staff were excellent and they accommodated our crazy schedule without batting an eye. Kudos to the hostess for being completely unflappable!

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Imaginative cooking. Small portions. It is not necessary for the staff to interrupt diners' conversation in order to explain what is being served.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 1, 2017

The lobster second course on the vegetable friendly menu was outstanding

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