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103 W 77th St, New York City, NY 10024-6909
+1 212-362-3800
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“tasting menu” (36 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (24 reviews)
Closes in 26 min
All hours
American, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
103 W 77th St, New York City, NY 10024-6909
Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
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Reviewed yesterday

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 2 days ago 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 1 week ago 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 weeks ago 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 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a foodie’s delight. Such an AMAZING dining experience, start to finish. Loved the ambience and, especially, that you could have a conversation with your dining companions without yelling. The quietness was something not to be underestimated. Actually set the tone for the entire experience....More

Thank houstontravelingfool
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent staff with an unobtrusive style that makes one feel as if you are the only table in the establishment. Great ambiance. One great plate after another Just go!!!.

Thank Kenneth T
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Since it was our first time trying this restaurant, we ordered conservatively. The highlight of our meal was the parsnips. Not that the rest wasn't amazing. The parsnips were out of this world. I can't wait to try the vegetarian Monday pre fix dinner. I...More

Thank jjjoey
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We chose the restaurant for the Michelin star and the location, close to the hotel. The food was outstanding. The dishes had character. My wife's chicken, prepared sous-vide and then roasted, was the best chicken I've tried in a long time. My lamb ribeye had...More

Thank Fernando T
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
21 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!
Sara T
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11 August 2016|
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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
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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.