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“Birthday celebration. Premium wine pairing menu was great.”
Review of Dovetail - CLOSED

Dovetail
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 58 - USD 135
Cuisines: American, French, Fusion
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighbourhood: 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 31 May 2015

Nice modern, casual atmosphere.

Enjoyed the premium wine pairing menu. I think we ended up with 10 glasses on our table for 2 people as we tasted various wines based on the menu and our preference.

The lady sommelier was very knowledgable about international wines and very helpful.

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Thank Peripatetic_Pro
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Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

Dovetail is about as close to perfect as it gets...food, service and ambiance. Had dinner there last week and everything we ate was interesting, innovative and simply delicious. The service is gracious, professional, knowledgeable, warm and competent. The room is beautiful and reasonably quiet. Sure it's pricey, but when the experience is so wonderful, cost becomes much less relevant.

1  Thank josephl362
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Reviewed 13 May 2015

The service was incredibly attentive without being pushy. Food was amazing. Décor and lighting perfect. Not too loud, so it was possible to actually carry on conversation. Loved it.

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1  Thank MaineIzzy
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Reviewed 11 May 2015

Service fabulous. Many different servers working together, almost like a well choreographed dance, not intrusive at all. No sense of being rushed.

Ambience - tasteful, pretty quiet.

Tip - share items. It's expensive and wonderful, and you can do better than the $88 menu if you have 3 or more people. We shared the tuna crudo with beets and the baked cauliflower with quinoa for appetizers - exquisite. The quinoa was like a risotto (new concept for me).

I ordered the chicken because DH wanted the LI duck, and I'm so glad I did. It was moist and savory with snipped snow peas and yuzu poured ceremoniously over it at the table. The duck and halibut were also perfectly prepared and served.

As others have noted, it's going to be an expensive night, but if you're prepared it is just a delightful experience.

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Thank JaxAmerican
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Reviewed 8 May 2015

We just had a good meal here but be aware that it is very expensive ie. $22 for a poor and small glass of wine and over $4 for a cup of hot water.

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Thank Andamy18
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