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103 W 77th St, New York City, NY 10024-6909
+1 212-362-3800
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“tasting menu” (38 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (25 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 22:00All 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 6 days ago

enjoyed a family celebration here on a Saturday night. the menu and ambiance are much improved from it's former iteration. Love the fact that they allow the table to order different items and still enjoy the unique wine pairings. The food is worthy; the wine...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 6 days ago

absolutely wonderful dinner with perfectly cooked food. The three course menu was a bit pricey at ninety five dollars per person but the waitstaff and food presentation was wonderful. The only negative was with a completely empty restaurant (we were the first to be seated)...More

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We managed to book a table at this busy and popular Michelin starred restaurant. We ordered the 4 dish fixed menu. It was nice, but to be honest my expectations were a lot higher. The food is well presented and the service is top notch,...More

Thank jorge t
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the tasting menu and it did not disappoint. Definitely geared towards the American palate but very much a treat. The ambiance is unpretentious and servers were attentive. They were accommodating and informative hosts (as we are relative novices to the fine dining scene)

Thank globetrotr365
Reviewed 21 May 2017

I had already dined at John Fraser's Nix restaurant on this trip and kind of expected that Dovetail would be the stiffer, more formal older sister. And yet, despite the setting, having a hostess etc, it wasn't stiff at all, but inviting and welcoming. There...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

We had the chef's menu. Don't panic, eleven courses. But more like a series of Tapas. Each was a two or three bite. Wonderful sauces. Great presentation. Wonderful wine list. If your a Vegan come on Monday might. Hard to say how good this is....More

Thank EDD1967_83
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at dovetail an couldn't have been more pleased with the service and food. The offering was a 3 or 4 course prix fixe. You could choose from several options for each of your courses. The presentation and balancing...More

Thank Andrea R
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

90 minutes after our arrival the first course arrived. The cost very high for very small quantities of food. At these prices there are much better restaurants in NYC.

Thank Evan J
Reviewed 2 May 2017

If it was possible to give this restaurant a 10th star i would! it started with a lot of research by my husband to find the perfect restaurant we could enjoy on our honey moon. He choose dovetail and what a choice it was. I...More

Thank Laura J
Reviewed 20 April 2017

This is a delightful restaurant - it's ambience is brilliant. The tables are well-spaced and the decor is understated and tasteful. The food was great as was the wine list. We had a quiet and relaxed dinner. The course were small and did come rather...More

Thank wdbentley
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,
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Malan J
What is the dress code? We are going tomorrow
20 March 2016|
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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
US$58 - US$135
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
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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
  • 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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