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103 W 77th St, New York City, NY 10024-6909
+1 212-362-3800
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Located in Upper West Side, Dovetail is the place to go for special occasions. The restaurant serves a variety of American-style food to its enthusiastic diners, who've shared...More
Restaurant Hours
American, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
103 W 77th St, New York City, NY 10024-6909
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely, welcoming restaurant with great staff. Very creative menu, with a wide variety of interesting foods. Game birds excellent. One of the best sweetbreads we've ever had.

Thank James P
Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

I took my lovely girlfriend out for a surprise birthday dinner. And, what a pleasant surprise Dovetail turned out to be for us. We went to Dovetail on a recommendation from a friend. Wow we were impressed! Expensive but worth it. All of our food...More

Thank Daxter02
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

Another wonderful meal at this truly exceptional restaurant. The food, the service it's all top shelf. Had the squab to start, Avacado salad then lamb rib eye. Truly delicious all of it. To end this sumptuous feast the chocolate soufflé was delicate and savory Would...More

Thank fkher
Reviewed June 20, 2018

We were 8 people with different food issues and the restaurant could accommodate all. We had the tasting menu and it was out of the ordinary. The sommelier was knowledgeable and came up with good suggestions. Highly recommendable.

Thank Lars G
Reviewed May 28, 2018

A wonderful service,a relaxed atmosphere,open on Sunday and the Sunday supper! Home made bread and the freshest vegetables you can dream of My favorite place for Sunday

Thank zoe646
Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

Dining here is an experience that will leave you hungry for more; be able to retreat into this haven the fine dining is a rare privilege and such a busy city as New York. Thank God for Dovetail; without which wrap my culinary proclivities would...More

Thank AlOlBE
Reviewed April 29, 2018

We went here for a birthday while we were in the city - it was superb. The service was great, the menu was fantastic, the whiskey cart fun. It is great to see a restaurant that deals with its vegan/vegetarian customers at the fore with...More

Thank IrishWanderlust96
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

Wife and I had a 7 o'clock engagement, so we got 5pm reservations, just when this 1 star Michelin place opened. We were presented 3 small but different canapes which were excellent - creative and cooked perfectly. My watermelon radish salad was quite disappointing, as...More

Thank Robert L
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

We ate here years ago and I was wishing for truffles pasta, none on menu tonight. We only had 1.5 hours for dinner so ordered from dinner theater menu. Although I looked at main menu but nothing really spoke to me. Creative combination of food...More

Thank Patricia D
Reviewed April 9, 2018

My best friend and I wanted to try a Michelin restaurant in NYC. Although having really good flavors, the dishes didn't wow me. Maybe I was expecting something more from a Michelin rated restaurant.

Thank RinSunPhom
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,
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March 20, 2016|
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Response from Arthur H | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual, but after the meal I had there I'd recommend a clean bowling shirt!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$58 - US$135
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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.
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