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103 W. 77th St. (Columbus Ave.) Send to Phone
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John Fraser’s nimble touch and a thorough wine list light up the Upper West Side.
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Dining room at Dovetail, New York, NY

Dovetail Restaurant Review

: The name of owner-chef John Fraser's 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. Fraser's cooking philosophy of focusing on ingredients and seasonality was influenced by traveling through France and Spain, and his creativity provides a fine foil for his classical technique. Appetizers are beautifully plated, perhaps Brussels sprouts with Mangalitsa ham, butternut squash and wild rice. Entrées are on the hearty side, and tableside presentations are not uncommon. You might consider grilled swordfish, shrimp creole, hominy and cabbage. It's tough to resist desserts like Fuji apple confit, walnut mousseline and rosemary-butterscotch ice cream. A cheese cart and Armagnac cart further enhance the experience. Jamie Kaloustian oversees 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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