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103 W. 77th St. (Columbus Ave.) Send to Phone
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Dovetail, New York, NY

Dovetail Restaurant Review

: The name of this restaurant is no accident: everything about the place integrates fluidly. The warm space, painted in dulcet tones and quieted by carpeting, coddles visitors --- including the occasional celebrity diner --- from the moment they arrive. Chef/owner John Fraser has since left Dovetail in the hands of chef de cuisine Stanley Michalski. Appetizers might include shaved Brussels sprouts with Gouda, rutabaga and pumpkin seeds. Entrées are on the hearty side, and tableside presentations are not uncommon. You might consider king salmon, accompanied by chicory, pears and winter truffles; or lamb saddle on buckwheat crêpes and green olives. Monday nights feature a four-course fixe-prix for vegetarians as well. It's tough to resist desserts like a warm apple tart topped with crème fraîche and rum pecans. There is a wide-ranging selection of American and European wines and an impressive collection of sherries. Service is attentive and knowledgeable without hovering.
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