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103 W 77th St, New York City, NY 10024-6909
+1 212-362-3800
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • 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
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pmAll hours
American, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
103 W 77th St, New York City, NY 10024-6909
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were in the City this past weekend to celebrate our daughter and new son in law and enjoyed an evening with family and friends at Dovetail. We enjoyed a combination of vegetarian and vegetable focused dishes and each were prepared perfectly and presented beautifully....More

1  Thank Laura35014
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a foodie, you need to put this restaurant on your short list. Although not inexpensive, I felt it was worth the money - as the experience was amazing and stayed with me. We were a party of 5 - ranging in age...More

Thank MadFish1957
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent an evening there for a special birthday celebration. We all chose the wine and food pairing which did not disappoint anyone. The food was very good, served promptly and seasoned perfectly. We added the white truffle gnocchi as a side dish and I...More

Thank Walter M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

5 of us had dinner on 12/27/17. We all partook in the tasting menu and I also ordered the wine pairing. Our favorite dishes were the waygu beef/beef cheek and the sea scallops. The sea scallops were described by our sommelier as "candies from the...More

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went with friends. We booked days ahead for a 11:30am brunch. It is prix fixe. So why did the appetizers arrive 15 minutes after the main, and why was the pannacotta so cold it was hard to cut into with a fork? Did they...More

Thank Keh777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if you want to be wowed by the food and you dont mind spending the money then please put this restaurant on your list. from the moment you walk in until you leave, your experience will be unforgettable. from the smoked trout, to the amuse...More

Thank fkher
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dovetail has furnished us with two of our favorite evenings on the west side. After one i jotted down some notes on the tab: 4 amuses bouche including a spectacular egg salad, potato, cucumber, and truffle combination; a duck breast to die for; scallops with...More

Thank Landmarkfinder A
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

Dovetail is a top rated NYC restaurant. I don’t understand.... our meals were at best OK and portions so small my wife and I left hungry. We had the pre-theater price fixed $78 three course meal. There are only three entre choices my wife had...More

1  Thank Stanley G
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

This is a very pretty restaurant with nice jazzy background music. Staff is pleasant and knowledgeable. A lobster first course was nice but could have been more dynamic in flavor. An apple with horseradish sauce was an interesting combination that worked. My venison was well...More

Thank ElJeffeMiami
Reviewed 7 December 2017

For the most part the food was good but I always ask myself, "Will I come back?" By now you know, the obvious answer is "No". This was our 2nd dinner at Dovetail and my first impression still holds, "There is just no value at...More

Thank Ben G
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
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Malan J
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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
USD 58 - USD 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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