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Dovetail

103 W. 77th St., New York, NY, 10024
nr. Columbus Ave.
212-362-3800

Avg. Rating

8
Food: 9
Service: 8
Décor: 8
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

77% would go back.

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Great dining experience

By PBNewYorkCity on 11/2/2012

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

It is time to rewrite the profile for this restaurant. The food and service were impecible and the decor was elegant. Unlike other NYC restaurants the acoustics were perfect and you could enjoy a private conversation. But the food and desserts are the reason to go to Dovetail. The food was creative and delicious. Next time I may have to start with desert because they were fabulous!

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68 out of 137 people found this review helpful.

Hell Yes I Would Go Back!

By henry710 on 8/10/2010

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

The last question of this review asked "Would you go back?" Hell yes I would go back to Dovetail. First and foremost, when you spend your hard earned money at a restaurant (especially when your money pays the salary of the employees of the restaurant), you expect the employees to display a certain manner and respect towards their customers. The employees of Dovetail were welcoming, respectful, helpful, and all of the above. In addition to the service, the food of Dovetail was fantastic. The food superseded all the expectations I had after reading all these reviews. For my appetizer, I chose the foie gras and it was delicious. For my entree, I chose the pistachio crusted duck. The duck was cooked to perfection. Lastly, for desert, I chose the chocolate souffle. The souffle was bitter yet sweet at the same time. I definitely recommend this restaurant.

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135 out of 279 people found this review helpful.

Birthday Dinner

By bunnybunny on 8/7/2010

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

I and my husband have gone to many other top rated restaurants in NYC. If Dovetail is not ranked one of the top rated restaurants in NYC, then it SHOULD be. The minute you step through the front door, you are greeted with a smile. Thereafter, the waitor/waitress will treat you with the utmost repect once you are seated at your table. The flavor of the two apetizers we ordered popped in our mouths. We expected the entres to be just as good, but they exceed our expectations. The "baby pig" and the "halibut" were cooked to perfection. I definitely recommend ordering the "baby pig." Lastly, the dessert. We ordered the "bitter chocolate souflet." The souflet was fluffy on the outside and warm and light in the inside. I will definitely reommend Dovetail to my friends, family, and the WORLD.

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129 out of 263 people found this review helpful.

Best Dinner I've EVER Had

By NJS on 1/19/2011

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

My girlfriend made a reservation for by birthday at Dovetail as we had been talking about going to the restaurant since moving into the neighborhood. We were excited about the chef's experience at French Laundry because we recently took a trip to Napa and heard great things. The tasting menu did not disappoint! The butternut squash soup was seriously amazing and every course was somehow better than the last. By the time we got to desert I was in a fine dining state of euphoria and they even served us an extra desert on the house for my birthday. The wine list was outstanding and the service was exquisite. This should be on every foodie's list as a destination restaurant. Come visit us in the UWS; it is definitely worth the trip!

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119 out of 235 people found this review helpful.

AMAZING!!!

By foodielover on 2/2/2010

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I was so sad when my favorite restaurant in NYC closed last year, and so I've been looking for a replacement. This is it! The food here is utterly amazing, the decor is perfect (sleek, clean, yet cozy), the service is perfect (attentive, but not intrusive), and the entire experience was delightful. I love this place.

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168 out of 346 people found this review helpful.

Great meal

By iris8324 on 7/14/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

Would come back just for the beet salad, the amazing cornbread and the mango souffle! Wonderful wine list.

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206 out of 388 people found this review helpful.

My new favorite restaurant

By Birke1972 on 9/30/2008

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I have enjoyed Chef John Fraser's cuisine from the first time it touched my palate. Dovetail continues to amaze and impress and now that they are open for Brunch, I will be making more reservations to introduce new friends to Chef Fraser's delights.

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102 out of 182 people found this review helpful.

AMAZING FRASER

By Lindasue on 6/24/2008

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

We recently celebrated our anniversary at Dovetail and had an amazing culinary experience. The amuse consisted of three extremely different and wonderful samplings. The cheddar cornbread was great. I began my meal with the soft shell crab followed by the red snapper. My husband began with the gnocchi, followed by the rack of lamb and lamb shank combo. We each tasted the others and both of us felt everything was prepared to perfection. The desserts were absolutely delicious, hats off to Vera Tong and her brioche bread pudding. We also had a warm dark chocolate dessert. We definately recommend Dovetail and will go back again. Extraordinary! Oh, don't miss the pink champagne, lite and smooth.

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113 out of 193 people found this review helpful.

great westside place

By aromang on 4/15/2008

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

I would go back in a NY minute. Just what the westside needed. It will only get better.

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60 out of 120 people found this review helpful.

Another 10 for Dovetail

By food_is_amazing on 3/9/2008

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Absolutely fantastic. Best sirloin that I have had in New York. Do yourself a favor a pay Dovetail a visit.

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