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103 W 77th St, New York City, NY 10024-6909 (Columbus Avenue)
+1 212-362-3800
17:00 - 23:00
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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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We celebrated our daughter's 17th birthday last night at Dovetail, and had a wonderful meal. The wait staff orchestrates the delivery of food like a world-class symphony - plates laid on the table in unison, napkins discreetly refolded when one of us left to visit the rest room, drinks replenished without us even noticing. We all got a three-course prix... More 

Thank Suzanne L
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had high hopes for this restaurant after reading the reviews, hence we chose it for our Thanksgiving dinner before a nice show in Broadway. It is a very nice restaurant with good reviews, fantastic atmosphere and considered to be one of the best. Perhaps it was a busy day (as Thanksgiving can be) that resulted in a bad experience... More 

Thank KouMpi
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food and amazing service. Probably one of the favourite restaurants! The only improvement I could suggest is the non alcoholic drink selection, if they could increase that then people like me would be satisfied too 😊😊

Thank arah24
New York City, New York
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sorry Dovetail, but I have to share this review as I would not wish what happened to me on my worst enemy. I had dinner at Dovetail on Tuesday night (2/21) and everything was good but I got terrible food poisoning 4.5 hours after eating and was very sick for the next 36 hours. I had the tuna crudo, fondue... More 

Livingston, New Jersey
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300 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. Elegant dining. Chocolate soufflé is a must. The service is impeccable. One of New York's quieter restaurants. The duck was superb and excellently prepared as was the various fish dishes that we ordered. Go here for a special night.

Thank AmyC723
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184 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

The room is pleasant, stylish even, but the tables are a bit too close to describe it as utterly relaxing. My only complaint is that it's hard to read the menu due to the lighting. The service is fine. Not 'in your face' but attentive and efficient even if I couldn't hear all the explanations due to the ambient noise.... More 

Thank Mark_Elliott
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

the restaurant was elegant, the service was great, the food was exceptional, every thing from the appetizers to the desert was fantastic.

Thank Mike m
Brighton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Dined at Dovetail during a weekend trip to NYC with my Fiance. Got a good reservation within a couple of weeks notice on a Saturday night at 8pm. Both my partner and I opted for the four course meat menu and I have to say every component to each of the courses were spot on. Beautifully sourced ingredients curated into... More 

Thank TravellingBudgie
Brooklyn, New York
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Myself and a few of my friends visited this restaurant because we heard that it was a good place to go for those that have gluten intolerances. While this restaurant is not specifically touted as a gluten-free establishment, I would say that about half of the menu was made up of gluten free options. The wait staff was extremely knowledgeable... More 

Thank andrewshavoing
Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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225 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Four of us enjoyed the tasting menu, accompanied with champagne, wine, and coffee. Each item was prepared to perfection- it was an unbelievable experience. Each bite was beautiful and delicious. I did veer from the proposed dessert to order the chocolate soufflé, which was outstanding. Nice quiet ambience for conversation, with excellent service. Wonderful drinks and wine selection.

Thank momsuptoolate

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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
USD 58 - USD 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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Upper West Side

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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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