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1463 Third Ave., New York, NY 10028 40.776567 -73.95543
at 83rd St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-203-5518 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Asian: Southeast
  • Price Range: $$

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Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6 at 86th St.



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American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Take-Out
  • Catering


  • Full Bar


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This venue is closed.

Cornelius Gallagher made his name as chef at the original Oceana and left in 2006, hoping to parlay terrific reviews into a place of his own. Thanks to the recession and a Nolita space that fell through, it’s taken six years, which Gallagher spent in a catering kitchen while also overseeing a Long Island restaurant group. He’s finally landed on the Upper East Side as chef-owner of Dragonfly, his personal riff on the Asian flavors he first encountered cooking at Lespinasse and later explored firsthand in Thailand, Vietnam, and Hong Kong.

They show up in dishes like snapper ceviche with tangerine and red curry, Thai beef cheeks with spiced tomato and toasted bread crumbs, and huckleberry cheesecake with Saigon–cinnamon streusel. The onetime Arriba Arriba space has been given a Colonial Vietnam–inspired renovation, which features a cleaver mounted on the front door, and the bar dispenses thematic cocktails like a Saigon Crush, with passion fruit and yuzu.