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Dovetail

4.6
4414 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
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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 4414 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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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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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 2 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 4 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 5 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.

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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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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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