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“Love this place!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dovetail

Dovetail
103 W 77th Street, New York City, NY 10024-6909 (Manhattan)
212.362.3800
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Ranked #709 of 11,751 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, French, Fusion
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: Columbus Avenue
Transit: B & C trains to 81st Street and 1 train to 79th Street.
Description: Dovetail is a Michelin-starred restaurant operated by chef and proprietor John Fraser. Serving contemporary American fare 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.
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Love this place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

I was cautious coming in as I was concernrd it was going to be a snobby, stuffy experience. I was delighted. The service was outstanding and the staff was very friendly. As for the food, it was absolutely amazing. Its not an inexpensive evening but well worth it!!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Fort Myers, Florida
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“Good UWS brunch”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We had a table for 7 last Sunday for brunch. It is a prix fix menu that includes 4 hors d'oeuvres per person (bison meatball, cucumber soup, salmon tea sandwich and a yogurt parfait), a choice of entree and three mini desserts. The hors d'oeuvres are really good, a perfect start to brunch together with one of the best bread baskets I came across in the US (the corn bread is amazing). My entree, the patty melt, was very good, great presentation. Some people had issues with their entrees, the crab benedict came with no crab cake and the trout salad had very little trout. The steak looked great. The mini desserts are very good. The service and the atmosphere were good. They do not have a kid's menu.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Terrific food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This was a wonderful surprise. I had no idea going into it what our dinner would be like but we weren't disappointed. Don't go there expecting a large or cheap meal, but what you will get is a unique meal full of flavor and a staff that provides excellent service. I did the price fix on the vegetarian menu and it was delicious. The staff was also willing to help me alter some items as I tend to be more of a vegan. It was a terrific meal and I would highly recommend to anyone who loves good food.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic neighbourhood restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

Would definitely go back whenever I'm in New York.
Great food with a great Sommelier ! Great wine discoveries...a diamond in the rough.

Visited August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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“Dovetail 8pm 02/08/13”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Overall a very positive experience and I would heartedly recommend it to anyone wishing to have an evening of fine dining in New York.

Website contains all relevant info and accepts reservations.

Service from start to finish was friendly and professional. The staff were a well-oiled machine and my girlfriend and I didn’t have to ask for anything…they could read minds!

Style of food was American and the menu was excellent. A couple of little extra treats were also given in-between the courses. Food was delicious and elegantly presented.

Outstanding value for money. My girlfriend and I had a four-course meal with a bottle of wine and a cocktail. When the bill arrived I was sure they had left something out.

Very intimate and romantic restaurant, perfect for a couple on holiday.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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