We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.


Certificate of Excellence
Upper West Side
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
103 W 77th St, New York City, NY 10024-6909 (Columbus Avenue)
+1 212-362-3800
17:30 - 22:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

422 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 386: English reviews
Noosaville, Australia
Level Contributor
58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a delightful restaurant - it's ambience is brilliant. The tables are well-spaced and the decor is understated and tasteful. The food was great as was the wine list. We had a quiet and relaxed dinner. The course were small and did come rather quickly but we didn't feel particularly rushed.

Thank wdbentley
Level Contributor
618 reviews
329 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a foodie’s delight. Such an AMAZING dining experience, start to finish. Loved the ambience and, especially, that you could have a conversation with your dining companions without yelling. The quietness was something not to be underestimated. Actually set the tone for the entire experience. There were four of us in our party and we all ordered off the tasting... More 

Thank houstontravelingfool
Rhode Island
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent staff with an unobtrusive style that makes one feel as if you are the only table in the establishment. Great ambiance. One great plate after another Just go!!!.

Thank Kenneth T
Level Contributor
23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since it was our first time trying this restaurant, we ordered conservatively. The highlight of our meal was the parsnips. Not that the rest wasn't amazing. The parsnips were out of this world. I can't wait to try the vegetarian Monday pre fix dinner. I also have to complement this restaurant for understanding dietary needs. They really understand how that... More 

Thank jjjoey
Level Contributor
18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chose the restaurant for the Michelin star and the location, close to the hotel. The food was outstanding. The dishes had character. My wife's chicken, prepared sous-vide and then roasted, was the best chicken I've tried in a long time. My lamb ribeye had a savory sauce of harissa, orange, and fennel that I'd never tried before and would... More 

Thank Fernando T
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the best vegetarian food I've eaten in fourteen years, had such a spectacular evening here.Went on a Monday for the vegetable focused menu, expecting 4 course, but also was presented with appetisers, fresh bread and cream cheese, a pallet cleanser, and small chocolates to finish. I would highly recommend this restaurant for vegetarian food.

Thank Avril F
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level Contributor
42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We celebrated our daughter's 17th birthday last night at Dovetail, and had a wonderful meal. The wait staff orchestrates the delivery of food like a world-class symphony - plates laid on the table in unison, napkins discreetly refolded when one of us left to visit the rest room, drinks replenished without us even noticing. We all got a three-course prix... More 

Thank Suzanne L
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I had high hopes for this restaurant after reading the reviews, hence we chose it for our Thanksgiving dinner before a nice show in Broadway. It is a very nice restaurant with good reviews, fantastic atmosphere and considered to be one of the best. Perhaps it was a busy day (as Thanksgiving can be) that resulted in a bad experience... More 

Thank KouMpi
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing food and amazing service. Probably one of the favourite restaurants! The only improvement I could suggest is the non alcoholic drink selection, if they could increase that then people like me would be satisfied too 😊😊

Thank arah24
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Sorry Dovetail, but I have to share this review as I would not wish what happened to me on my worst enemy. I had dinner at Dovetail on Tuesday night (2/21) and everything was good but I got terrible food poisoning 4.5 hours after eating and was very sick for the next 36 hours. I had the tuna crudo, fondue... More 


Travellers who viewed Dovetail also viewed


Been to Dovetail? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$58 - US$135
American, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 W 77th St, New York City, NY 10024-6909
    (Columbus Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: B & C trains to 81st Street and 1 train to 79th Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-362-3800
Dovetail is a Michelin-starred restaurant operated by chef and proprietor John Fraser. Serving contemporary American fare through various prix fixe menus and located on Manhattan's Upper West Side, Dovetail received three stars from The New York Times as well as its first Michelin star in the 2011 New York Guide. Recently, Dovetail was recognized by The World of Fine Wine and given three out of three stars at the World's Best Wine List 2015.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Dovetail and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
over a year ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Dovetail staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Upper West Side

Neighbourhood Profile
Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theatre performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
Explore this neighbourhood