Dovetail

Dovetail

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New American Restaurant$$$$
Upper West Side, New York
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  • Eater
    EaterJune 14, 2017
    The $120 vegetable tasting menu comes with courses such as trumpet mushroom carpaccio, acorn squash agnolotti, and roasted beets with tofu. The project earned Fraser a Michelin star last year. Read more
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    Ekrem EdipJune 25, 2017
    Amazing food, great atmosphere, friendly and very professional staff. Vine list is very good. Beef is my favorite and the words are not enough to describe the taste of the souffle. Highly recommended.
  • Dan S.heart icon on user image
    Dan SohaydaMarch 20, 2016
    Amazing dessert, very attentive wait staff, and right down the street from the museum of natural history. Great dinner destination after a long day of dinosaur bones and star gazing.
  • BuzzFeed
    BuzzFeedAugust 19, 2016
    The restaurant started in 2007 and has since earned a Michelin star and plenty of great reviews, but it flies far enough under the radar that a celebration dinner that doesn’t feel trite. Read more
  • Stephanie D.heart icon on user image
    Stephanie DeDeckerMay 13, 2017
    Well deserved Michelin star. Tasting Menu is the way to go at a good price and well accommodating for vegetarians. Definitely going to return!
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 20, 2016
    Dovetail was revamped last summer but the effect is the same: it’s a serene, highly civilized space to enjoy Fraser’s thoughtful cooking. The restaurant offers a variety of dining options. Read more
  • Jenny K.heart icon on user image
    Jenny KJune 5, 2015
    Wonderful service in a beautiful atmosphere. The 4 course tasting menu is a great value, especially when you consider the little extras that accompany the meal.
  • Alicia K.
    Alicia KosasihJanuary 19, 2013
    Very intimate and romantic setting. Love the food here! Get the cured carrots&salmon appetizer. Would like to come back and try their vegetable tasting. Meyer Lemon Pie for dessert was spot on as well
  • Josh A.heart icon on user image
    Josh AMarch 1, 2016
    Delicious creative meal. Did the four course and received at least 3 other treats "for free." Excellent service. Accommodating staff. Yummy food. Would like to try tasting menu.
  • Lauren Q.
    Lauren QuinnMarch 24, 2013
    Amazing... Everything was insane from the arancini bread to the celery palette cleanser and in between. Must have the foie gras, venison, halibut, every vegetable plate and every dessert!! $$$$$$
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    Matroskin🐱 The CatAugust 12, 2017
    Amazing high cuisine restaurant (Michelin). Everything was tasty.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJuly 30, 2011
    Quality ingredients are combined to create healthy yet delicious dishes, like the white gazpacho soup or the pumpkin soup. Save room for dessert – we recommend the bittersweet chocolate soufflé.
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatNovember 23, 2011
    This exquisite restaurant is perfect for a date night, for which we recommend the veal chop for two. Otherwise, treat yourself to the butter poached lobster with mouth watering burgundy truffles.
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedOctober 2, 2015
    "John Fraser will blow your mind with his vegetable-focused menu offered only on Monday nights. Do not miss this exclusive opportunity." Chef Amanda Freitag Read more
  • Bravo
    BravoNovember 11, 2010
    Perfectly executed food and spot on service makes this restaurant a must visit. Plus pastry chef Vera Tongl’s Banana Pudding with Bacon Brittle is out of this world. -Zac Young, Top Chef Just Desserts
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    Go for ravioli w/ wild greens, vegetable consommé, or monkfish in mustard sauce. Come Sunday for a bargain 3-course meal. – Green Guide Editor
  • Halstead Property
    Halstead PropertyJuly 25, 2011
    For our vegetarian guest, Dovetail was the perfect place for a business dinner. We recommend the pumpkin soup. For an appetizer then entrée they are known for their lasagna with carrots and pine nuts.
  • Colin B.
    Colin BrownSeptember 14, 2012
    I have never had such an amazing meal in my entire life. Everything was perfect and creative. The staff were so friendly. I am definitely coming back here in the future.
  • Gilt City
    Gilt CitySeptember 21, 2011
    For an intimate dining experience, private parties can sit downstairs in the cozy sherry cellar, which overlooks the kitchen’s operations. (Another tip: order the brioche bread pudding for dessert.)
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    Jon B.November 25, 2016
    The Thanksgiving Turkey was simply outstanding. Some of the best turkey that I have ever had, and I am no turkey fan!
  • DailyCandy
    DailyCandyFebruary 4, 2013
    On Meatless Mondays, get the four-course $46 prix fixe menu showcasing veggie and vegan dishes sourced from Union Square Greenmarket. Read more
  • Erica F.
    Erica FinleySeptember 3, 2013
    A gem on the Upper West Side with wonderful surprises between courses. My filet mignon was prepared perfectly & the red velvet cake was fantastic.
  • Natalia Q.
    Natalia QuinteroJune 14, 2012
    One of the best restaurants in NYC. John Fraser (the chef) is an amazing up-and-coming chef. Try their tasting menu paired with wine...you wont regret it.
  • Lola
    LolaFebruary 7, 2012
    You know how some nice restaurants make you feel like a cheap jerk during restaurant week? Not Dovetail! The service is impeccable, the food delicious! Looking forward to dining here again.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceFebruary 1, 2013
    Wait...the pastry chef put straight-up vegetables in a dessert!? But the Sticky Toffee Cake with Sweet Parsnips is sophisticated and delicious.
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    AlexJune 8, 2015
    Michelin star is deserved— vegetables are treated so tenderly and the food is just incredible. the service is also wonderful.
  • Compass
    CompassApril 21, 2014
    Around the corner from the Museum of Natural History, Dovetail offers fine dining with amuse-bouches, rich seasonal gnocchi, and foie gras.
  • Daniel P.heart icon on user image
    Daniel PowellJuly 16, 2017
    Really great food/experience, great seafood dishes and red meats, cool atmosphere and nice location by the museum
  • Catherine D.
    Catherine DevineNovember 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Food and ambience are really excellent. Service had a number of significant hiccups that really surprised me for a Michelin starred restaurant. Will still be back but service did not meet expectations
  • Lori L.heart icon on user image
    Lori LuoAugust 10, 2014
    Dovetail offers some of the best fine dining available in the UWS, with an emphasis on market-driven plates from Chef Jon Fraser.
  • Susan G.
    Susan GrantJune 28, 2013
    This is a great UWS restaurant (yes, there a few). Pricey menu, but the chef came from French Laundry, so the food doesn't disappoint. More romantic than lively.
  • NearSay NYC
    NearSay NYCJuly 25, 2011
    N-Sider luxury favorite: Dovetail offers an extensive list, 25 to be exact, of Sherries imported from all over the world. The Fino, El Maestro Sierra from Jerez, Spain is one to pair with any meal.
  • HOBNOB Magazine
    HOBNOB MagazineFebruary 21, 2011
    elegant UWS, beautifully presented food: brussel sprout salad, sirloin, fantastic natural wine list, see photos here: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=255061&id=765634189&l=827e4a6c52
  • Chet M.heart icon on user image
    Chet ManciniNovember 9, 2015
    The ambiance is awesome. Tables far apart allowing private conversations. Food is good if a bit unmemorable.
  • Eric H.heart icon on user image
    Eric HoJanuary 12, 2018
    Delicious tasting menu, better dessert! @EricHoRaw on IG
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    DanApril 6, 2016
    The Raviolo, the Lamb Saddle, and the chocolate Rye Torte were the best parts of the tasting menu.
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistAugust 2, 2010
    The grub here's classic French, but spiced up w/ high & low American influences, while the décor merges elegant & modern trappings & jeans-friendly service. [NYC&COSRW, Lunch: $24.07 & Dinner: $35]
  • Rebecca Y.heart icon on user image
    Rebecca YiJuly 11, 2016
    Boyfriend took me here for my bday. Def super upscale. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. Worth paying for!
  • Jill D.
    Jill D.October 1, 2011
    Best meal of my life... get the foie gras and popcorn ice cream. Chef even gave us a tour of the kitchen. Amazing wine and service as well.
  • Jeff J.heart icon on user image
    Jeff JenkinsJune 6, 2015
    The toasted oat ice cream is amazing and really tastes like what it is!
  • Jon B.heart icon on user image
    Jon B.November 27, 2016
    Fabulous thanksgiving dinner. The turkey was some of the best I have ever had!
  • Keshav L.heart icon on user image
    Keshav LewisMarch 22, 2015
    Divine vegetarian options. Quinoa and cauliflower never tasted so good.
  • Jessica N.heart icon on user image
    Jessica NgJanuary 26, 2014
    The prix-fixed brunch was quite good. Perfect atmosphere to catch up with long-time friends
  • The Wall Street Journal
    The $32 fixed-price brunch begins with a basket of warm baked goods; next comes a plate of canapés, then the entree and finally a plate of bijou dessert bites. Read more
  • Phillip
    PhillipFebruary 4, 2010
    Awesome restaurant week. Had the rabbit, was amazing, along with the hanger steak/beef cheek lasagna - amazing. The desset was the most amazing. Had the bread pudding, which was simply delicious
  • Jeff J.heart icon on user image
    Jeff JenkinsJune 5, 2015
    The steak and beef cheek lasagna is great!
  • Amanda W.heart icon on user image
    Amanda WilliamsMarch 28, 2015
    Amazing for restaurant week. Definitely want to try the brunch too.
  • Stephanie J.
    Stephanie JohnsonSeptember 19, 2011
    Tasting menu was one of the best meals I have had in years. Cornbread is also to die for. They actually give you the recipe if you ask for it.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsJune 14, 2013
    Fine dining on the upper west side with a strong vegetarian tasting menu.
  • Eat to Blog
    Eat to BlogJanuary 14, 2012
    Their Meatless Monday menu features some of the most interesting high-end vegetarian and vegan cooking in NYC.
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