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“Fine dinning and great location”
Review of Dovetail

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Ranked #523 of 14,216 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $58 - $135
Cuisines: American, French, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Upper West Side
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 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.
Reviewed January 5, 2014

We had xmas dinner there for our first visit. Location is great for NYC, as it is a little away from the busiest streets. Small and cozy, it was packed with an elegant crowd. Prix fixe menu was good, beautifully presented and tasty. Service was good, but not exceptional. I was a little disappointed with the house wine by the glass, but an extensive wine list was available. The venison course was the best and the foie gras excellent.
Overall a very good experience. Price was stiff, but competitive in the category for that particular day, when all top restaurants jack up their prices. Will go back.

Thank Alain L
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

We loved an experience. Its very nice place with exceptional food. Its a little overpriced but delivers on quality of food and service. Atmosphere is also very cozy but still sufisticated.. No complains, will visit again...

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Thank Lenabel
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Reviewed December 18, 2013

A small restaurant just off the avenue offers fine dining and excellent wines in a quietly elegant atmosphere. We shared the superb fois gras as an appetizer and I had the juicy venison tenderloin as my entrée. The staff are everywhere - quietly taking orders; serving and clearing tables. It has a quiet atmosphere enabling intelligible conversation tableside. Their wine hostess, Heidi Johnson, was knowledgeable and recommended a surprising wine to pair with my meal. An Armenian red called Korasi Areni Noir. It did, in fact, pair perfectly. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal! Note though that the entrees are mostly priced above $40, and the appetizers range around $20. Princely pricing. The wines are generally just under $20/glass. I would return with an expense account footing the bill.

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Thank hkparadise
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Reviewed November 29, 2013

We have dined many times at this standout Upper Westside restaurant since it first opened, and have never been disappointed. So I am happy to be able to report that it is as good as ever from the cornbread and amuse-bouche to dessert. We have mostly visited on Sundays when they have a prix-fixe menu. It used to be a real bargain. At $58 maybe not so much so, but all the food was indeed terrific. Wines, as everywhere it seems, are overpriced, but there is a good choice and they are well presented. Our servers were friendly but there was a bit of confusion at times (such as two desserts presented when we hadn't even chosen yet). The space is quietly peaceful, all the better to appreciate the experience. We are so glad Dovetail continues to thrive without compromise.

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Thank john w
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

The food was absolutely sensational and the service matched perfectly, including full explanations of what each dish was when it was served. Would definitely return.

Thank Stephen J
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