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103 W 77th St, New York City, NY 10024-6909 (Columbus Avenue)
+1 212-362-3800
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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New York City, New York
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244 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014

Two for lunch during Restaurant week. Three course meal. Each extraordinary. Started with individual cornbreads. Delicious. Requested butter and it came immediately. Steak Tartare was incredible. Not the usual red meat and capers... but in a lovely and light sauce and beautifully presented. Highly recommend. Butternut squash soup superb and beautifully presented again. Hangar steak prepared medium rare exactly as... More 

Thank Gloria G
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2014 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyable meal with excellent service. Delicious food equal to higher michelin rated restaurants. Excellent value, would highly recommend a visit.

Thank Sue B
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2014

As a long time Upper West Side resident and a professed gourmand and wine expert, I dine out at least 3 times a week in New York City. Funny to read the reviews of others who have found Dovetail disappointing. It doesn't have that star for nothing, and experts in our town think this place is special. So do I.... More 

Thank MacDonald M
New York City, New York
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91 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2014

2/17-3/7 is the NYC Winter Restaurant Week 2014. This year, I found out a lot of great restaurants are not participating Dinner. There are couple great restaurants I wanted to try out and Dovetail is in my bucket list. I went because of the Michelin star. I went through it's website and saw all these dish well presented. So I... More 

Thank WorkHardPlayHard2008
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014

we booked this restaurant in the UK prior to travelling to ensure we had a nice restaurant booked for Valentines night in New York. I can not fault the restaurant for its food, the quality or the standard of service - however I think it was pricey and the service was slow (a course an hour!) but tasty food and... More 

Thank nelley
New York City, New York
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129 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014

Some of the best food, by far superior service, and overall superb dining experience. The incredible plate artistry is only matched by the sometimes unusual flavor and texture matches. My only complaint was the abuse of a few too many slivers of truffles on the onion galette but aside from that, every dish was perfect. The best, if they have... More 

Thank Mat R
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014 via mobile

Spent valentines at Dovetail and wasn't disappointed! Service was impeccable and the food was well prepared and delicious. Each course was well presented, varied in flavors and with many options although I found it pricey for the amount served.

Thank Jonathangpr
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2014

Wow, what a great meal four of us had Saturday evening. We had fairly early reservations and our table was waiting. The welcome was warm and we were greeted promptly, but with no sense of rush. The sommelier spied us looking over the wine carte and offered to assist, but was not pushy. With his advice, we chose a white... More 

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2014

Having dined here many times over the last 8 years, we were surprised at the changes during a recent visit. The Advertised $49 Sunday Supper was $59 and the food wasn't the same quality as we have had in the past. The swordfish bouillabaisse was dry, salty and overcooked and the appetizer had no flavor. Time to scratch this one... More 

Thank Jeff S
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2014

Having coming from London to visit a friend who is vegetarian, we booked this restaurant as a thank you to our veggie friend. Great that the restaurant has a completely separate vegetarian menu and tasting menu. Equally diverse menu choices for meat eaters/omnivores. From the start, we were incredibly impressed by all of the food along with complimentary starters, amuse... More 

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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, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
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.

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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.
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