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Dovetail

Dovetail is a Michelin-starred restaurant operated by chef and proprietor John Fraser. Serving contemporary American fare 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.
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796 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
(796 Reviews)
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Rating Breakdown 796 reviews
5 stars
(528)
4 stars
(186)
3 stars
(42)
2 stars
(30)
1 star
(10)
Food 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
Service 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Ambiance 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
Noise Level
1.9 / 3
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • fit for foodies(496)
  • special occasion(458)
  • romantic(356)
  • notable wine list(283)
  • neighborhood gem(282)
  • good for groups(56)
Dovetail Reviews List
Review 1 for Dovetail
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/08/2016
 2011
Dined on 2/08/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/08/2016
 2011
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Review 2 for Dovetail
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 8/02/2014
 2013
Dined on 8/02/2014
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 8/02/2014
 2013
Special Features: romantic
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Review 3 for Dovetail
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/08/2016
 2014
Dined on 2/08/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/08/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 4 for Dovetail
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Special Birthday Dinner

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Dined on 2/07/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/07/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Took a friend here for a special birthday dinner, wanting to try someplace we hadn't been.
It was SuperBowl Sunday so very easy to get a reservation. We had the Sunday Suppa menu which was great--each course was delicious and we felt it was a spectacular evening. Lovely servers who were helpful, friendly and attentive but not bothersome. Recommend highly for a special occasion.
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Dined on 2/07/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 5 for Dovetail
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2012
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Love that our waiter was knowledgeable input wine and gave a accurate review of the menu."
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2012
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Review 6 for Dovetail
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 2/06/2016
 2006
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Review 7 for Dovetail
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2005
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 8 for Dovetail
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/05/2016
 2007
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Our expectations for our meal at Dovetail were relatively high. The service was atrocious. The servers were not coordinated, got out orders wrong, and were spectacularly slow. This place bills itself as fine dining. The fixed menu and prices give this impression. The service inept-they were no help when we asked for advice on the wine list, they forgot people's appetizers, served the wrong food and took forever to do it all. Even the delivery of the food, putting it on the table, was clumsy. We were seated at 7:55pm and did not leave until 11:25. While the party all enjoyed each other's company, we felt neglected by the staff and there was clearly a problem. They brought the bread and amuse bouche to our table two times without any explanation or apology for making us wait for the food we actually ordered. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone."
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2007
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Review 9 for Dovetail
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2009
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2009
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 10 for Dovetail
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2006
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2006
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 11 for Dovetail
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great food and great evening in quiet gem

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Dined on 2/03/2016
 2013
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 12 for Dovetail
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2007
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2007
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Review 13 for Dovetail
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2004
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Review 14 for Dovetail
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dovetail Is The Finest Restaurant

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Business travel and personal love of restaurants have afforded me an opportunity to sample more than the average person. Of the hundreds, maybe thousands of restaurants I have sampled over several decades, Dovetail on Manhattan's Upper Westside (77th Street) is the finest restaurant I have ever been in. My wife and I enjoyed a magnificent dining experience before a Broadway Show. It's a little off the Broadway path, and near Lincoln Centre and the Beacon Theatre if you want to combine Dinner and entertainment. Dovetail is a hit show all by itself. Highly attentive and professional staff. Options include a tasting menu or a three or four course dinner. We chose the four course dinner and each selection was outstanding. I enjoyed a first course Pork Ravioli - it brought back memories of the finest pastas I ate in Rome and Venice. Next was a delightful baby beet salad - better than I ever had anywhere. My main course was beef sirloin and short ribs - each cooked perfectly to my request for medium. A perfect dinner was capped off with a delicious pumpkin cheesecake. My companion enjoyed the confit shrimp, shaved brussels sprouts, Long Island duck and chocolate tort and she trumpeted raves for her selections. The staff at Dovetail completes a perfect dining experience. We have tickets to a show at Beacon Theater in early spring and look forward to our return to the best - Dovetail Restaurant"
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 15 for Dovetail
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Anniversary Dinner

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We celebrated our anniversary there and it was a great choice in every way. The food was excellent and some special dietary restrictions were easily accommodated. The wine list was extensive and had many new discoveries that the sommelier explained clearly. Service was very good as well, noise level was reasonable as well as table room. The amuse-geules were well done and some little extras for the anniversary celebration were very nice as well."
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 16 for Dovetail
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Outstanding

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Everything was excellent. Each dish was well executed; viewed individually each dish was perhaps on the small side but as part of a 4 course prix fixe dinner it worked perfectly. Everyone enjoyed; I heard no complaints or unhappiness from anyone in our party about anything. Sophisticated and precise service. Very nice spot."
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2007
Special Features: special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 17 for Dovetail
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 18 for Dovetail
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great Experience !

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"A great dining place. What an experience. Starting with the warm reception, going thru the super friendly, attentive and professional service and topping it with delicious, creative food preparation, this is One of our most favorite places in NYC.
Don't miss the Long Island cumin rubbed duck, which is a masterpiece. The vegetable entrees are phenomenal each and the roasted carrots with chili strings melt in your mouth with moaning of pleasure. To name a few.
We will return again and again."
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 19 for Dovetail
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 1/09/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2009
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 20 for Dovetail
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Perfect

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"I can't believe as Upper West Siders we've not explored the Dovetail experience before. Service was professional and friendly without pretense. The prix fix menu was filled with wonderful surprises and beautifully presented dishes . No question that the chef takes great pride in what is presented to the diners.
Bravo, Dovetail."
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2007
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 21 for Dovetail
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/29/2016
 2005
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Review 22 for Dovetail
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2006
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 23 for Dovetail
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/25/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/25/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/25/2016
 2012
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Review 24 for Dovetail
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 1/27/2016
 2006
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2006
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I thought the food was pretentious and not that great. The ambience and service was first rate."
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2006
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Review 25 for Dovetail
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/27/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 26 for Dovetail
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/25/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/25/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/25/2016
 2009
Special Features: special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 27 for Dovetail
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Haven in a snow storm

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Dined on 1/23/2016
 2010
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"During the 'storm of the century' Dovetail managed to be open and brilliant. Kudos to all the staff who made our anniversary dinner so wonderful..."
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 28 for Dovetail
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 29 for Dovetail
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Fabulous dinner at Dovetail

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Over the years, we've eaten at Dovetail a half dozen or so times but after our wonderful experience last Friday night, I feel moved to write a review. It was a lovely evening all around with attentive, knowledgeable service and extraordinary food. The amuse bouches were very interesting and tasty, especially the red cabbage, pineapple juice, juniper oil and mint tea drink. Heaven on earth. At the end of the evening, I was writhing on the floor after the amazing dark chocolate soufflé with rosemary caramel sauce. Truly one for my memoirs."
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 30 for Dovetail
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2006
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 31 for Dovetail
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Surprised at how poor it was

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"I had the taster menu with the wine pairings. I read so many positive reviews that I was quite confident the meal would be excellent. The food was really disappointing - it was presented really well, but, simply did not taste good enough. The wine (and other alcohol such as sake) was really interesting (although not especially good).
This is the first michelin starred restaurant that I've regretted eating at."
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic
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Review 32 for Dovetail
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/21/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic
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Review 33 for Dovetail
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 1/21/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"Service was terrible. Long wait for cocktails, 2 of 3 appetizers were incorrect - not what was ordered."
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2012
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Review 34 for Dovetail
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Amazing testing menu and wine pairing! The short rib was like nothing I've had before. The staff was very considerate of dietary restrictions."
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2011
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Review 35 for Dovetail
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/22/2016
 2008
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Review 36 for Dovetail
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Fantastic --- as always.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We keep coming back and are never disappointed. The wine list is superb. The staff is friendly. Fine dining without the stuffiness."
Dined on 1/20/2016
 2004
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 37 for Dovetail
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Went for vegetarian tasting menu.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Great food, excellent service. Some creative food. Yes, it's expensive. Not sure if that means it is or is not a good value. Our bill was about $270 I believe, with only two cocktails and three glasses of wine."
Dined on 1/18/2016
 2010
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 38 for Dovetail
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 39 for Dovetail
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/17/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, hot spot, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 40 for Dovetail
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/13/2015
 2006
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Review 41 for Dovetail
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 1/13/2016
 2006
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Review 42 for Dovetail
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Fantastic

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Dined on 1/12/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"I have been here four times and each was terrific. I look forward to returning. Unbelievable food !"
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2015
Special Features: notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 43 for Dovetail
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2004
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 44 for Dovetail
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2006
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 45 for Dovetail
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Outstanding

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"From the moment we walked in the door and throughout our three hour dinner at Dovetail, we felt as though we were in a heavenly bubble of wonderfulness. Everything was outstanding: food, wine, service, ambiance - everything. We enjoyed both of their January 2016 tasting menus (switching out the foie gras for salmon and the lamb with the lobster on the 'meat' tasting menu since we're pescetarian, and having the vegetable tasting as it was - they allow a lot of switching in the tasting menus if both diners are having them). Every dish was exquisite - both the food and the dishes themselves! The menu changes monthly and all the servers were extremely well-versed in the various dishes and the many available wines. We did not do the wine pairings but chose our own from a very nice list of wines by the glass (from bubbly all the way to dessert). All in all about $450 for two. Worth every penny if you enjoy great food and wine lovingly presented with excellent service."
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2007
Special Features: special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 46 for Dovetail
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/09/2016
 2004
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Review 47 for Dovetail
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Good food, but the plates are too busy

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"I had the tasting menu. Basically, I had 7 small courses.
However, when every dish is tiny, having each small dish come with 2 sauces, 3 garnishes and some unknown number of sprinklings of this and that.... it is too busy.
In a tasting menu, each plate should highlight that plates main dish. The sauce should compliment it, or provide contrast. Here, the flavors were all high end, and high quality, but it was just so BUSY. It was like every effort was made to cram one more thing on this plate. It was a manic flavor experience, not a considered subtle one. They replaced complexity and nuance with busy and clashing.
It didn't help that when we asked "what is this piece?" our server had to check (repeatedly)."
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 48 for Dovetail
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/04/2016
 2006
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Review 49 for Dovetail
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great Monday Vegetarian Menu

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Came here for a special night out and had a delicious meal of interesting and wonderful vegetarian dishes from the tasting menu. Cocktails were great as were the recommended wines. Highly recommended and will definitely be coming back."
Dined on 1/11/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 50 for Dovetail
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Beautiful room, beautiful food, beautiful service

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"A great evening. Sometimes, if dining alone, I feel like the restaurant wishes I had a dining companion. Not at Dovetail. From sitting down to leaving, it was a pretty perfect meal. Vegetarian tasting menu. Beautiful paced. Exquisitely flavored and presented. Great service, classy and professional with no snobbery.
Can't wait to go back."
Dined on 1/11/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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