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Dovetail - Macon, Macon, GA

Dovetail - Macon

4.9
4.9
1603 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

Locally Crafted, Southern Inspired
Dovetail is a farm to table concept utilizing local herbs, cheeses, vegetables and proteins when available.

Starters: $5 - $18
Small Plates: $13 - $20
Entrees: $18 - $40

We have an incredible craft cocktail program with seasonally rotating menu cocktails and nightly specials as well as a fully stocked bar, with a diverse selection of whiskeys, wines, and craft beers.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Regional American (Southern), Farm-to-table

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (478) 238-4693

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Brad Stevens

  • Catering

    All occasions from the Dovetail menu or our sister restaurants, Natalia's, the Rookery and H&H Soul Food, are personally tailored to your needs. Need a larger room? We can accommodate you through the Hargray Capitol Theatre or the Rookery.

  • Private party facilities

    Dovetail has a private dining area that seats up to 24 guests. We offer a complimentary 60 inch flatscreen HDTV with HDMI and VGA connections for use with any private dining reservation. To secure our private dining space and for help with any further information call the restaurant at (478) 238-4693 or email Kevin Bryant at kevin@moonhangergroup.com

  • Private party contact

    Kevin Bryant: (478) 238-4693

  • Neighbourhood

    Macon

  • Cross Street

    2nd and 3rd

  • Parking Details

    Street parking is available. Complimentary valet parking is available in the alley behind the restaurant between 2nd and 3rd streets. Enter from 2nd street and pull up to the parking deck located halfway down the alley on the left.

  • Public Transit

    Two blocks away on Poplar Street.

  • Entertainment

    Ambiance music

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

A complete listing of wine, beer, and spirits can be found in the Dovetail drink menu and After Dinner menu

Snacks

  • House Cold PicklesUS$10.00

    Pickled seasonal veggies

    • Deviled EggsUS$8.00

      Charred poblano relish, sweet smoked paprika, chive

      • Smoked Pork Belly BitesUS$12.00

        Cherry Coke BBQ sauce, pickled sweet onions

        Starters

        • Farm Fresh SaladUS$8.00

          Local lettuce, green goddess dressing, cucumber, sugar snap peas, green garlic and Brussels crisps, pepitas

          • Georgia Fresh SaladUS$14.00

            Shaved green tomatoes, Cumberland Tomme, bacon jam, sweet onion vinaigrette, power greens

            • Put-UpsUS$20.00

              Pimento cheese, bacon marmalade, English pea and avocado hummus, crab and cracker salad

              • Cheese PlateUS$22.00

                Chefs' selections of artisanal cheeses, bacon marmalade, toasted pecans, local honey, and other accompaniments

                Small Plates

                • Seared ScallopsUS$23.00

                  Pimento cheese risotto, sherry gastrique, bacon

                  • Veal Tenderloin*US$20.00

                    Butternut squash purée, chili oil, sunflower seeds, celery and Brussels leaves

                    • Lamb Porterhouse*US$19.00

                      Brie pommes purée, blueberry jus, hazelnuts, blossoms

                      Entrees

                      • Market Vegetable PlateUS$23.00

                        Rotating selection of five vegetables, cornbread, sea salted honey butter

                        • Dovetail BurgerUS$22.00

                          Double stacked burger, American cheese, spicy garlic dill pickles, bacon jam, house sauce, with hand-cut fries

                          • Grilled Pork Chop*US$36.00

                            Honey mustard glazed, baked macaroni and cheese, fried Brussels with oak smoked sea salt

                            • Chilean Sea BassUS$45.00

                              Carolina rice grits, romesco, broccoli and olive tapenade, pistachio

                              • Beef Tenderloin Filet*US$42.00

                                Buttermilk mashed potatoes, spinach salad, warm bacon dressing

                                Farm Sides for Two

                                $10

                                • Aged Cheddar Mac-N-Cheese

                                  • Fried Brussels Sprouts w/ Caper Bacon Dressing

                                    • Chef's Choice of Grits

                                      What 1,603 people are saying

                                      Overall ratings and reviews

                                      4.9
                                      4.9 based on recent ratings
                                      • 4.9Food
                                      • 4.9Service
                                      • 4.9Ambience
                                      • 4.7Value

                                      NoiseModerate

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                                      1. MD

                                        MaryD

                                        Fort Lauderdale

                                        32 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        32 reviews

                                        Dined on April 15, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Our dinner at Dovetail was really outstanding! The food and service were exceptional! Our waiter, Caleb, was very friendly and very knowledgeable. His recommendations for food and drink were on point. We started with the house pickles and deviled eggs and both were excellent. We shared the house salad and scallops, and the scallops were cooked perfectly! We also shared the sea bass entrée and it was also cooked to perfection! And whoever made that romesco sauce has got it going on, lol!!! 😋 We highly recommend Dovetail: great food and great service. 👍

                                      2. TP

                                        TylinP

                                        Atlanta

                                        1 review

                                        2.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 10, 2022

                                        overall2food1service5ambience5

                                        Looked very nice service was great food was small portions

                                      3. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Atlanta

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 6, 2022

                                        overall5food3service5ambience5

                                        Would go again, didn’t have ingredients for a majority of mocktails, permanently turned a friend off with alcohol entirely when the server suggested a non alcoholic beer. Should have known better. Especially After we stated to make a low abv cocktail. A Shirley temple with a quarter oz. Of vodka would have sufficed rather than a nonalcoholic ipa flavor beer. Food was phenomenal, however, expected more though with how the community talks up this place.

                                      4. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 2, 2022

                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                        Great staff. Great food

                                      5. HF

                                        HillarieF

                                        Atlanta

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on March 31, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                        Visited in Spring 2022 - Brought friends who had never dined at Dovetail before. Our server was excellent and the food relished by all. Putups are a must-do for the table (or the cheese board - can't go wrong with either). I love the scallops however they are prepared and this time was no exception.

                                      6. DC

                                        DougC

                                        New York Area

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on March 30, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Staff was excellent. Food was terrific. The cheese board to start and cracked pie for dessert - great combo.

                                      7. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Tampa

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on March 30, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        We stop in Macon whenever we can just to eat here!

                                      8. T

                                        Takara

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on March 28, 2022

                                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                                        Charming, fun location, nicely decorated, great ambiance. Sound level permits comfortable conversation with no need to talk loudly or strain to hear. Interesting and unconventional menu, great for diners looking for something upscale and different. Some dishes are quite rich; if that's a potential issue for you, be aware of what you order in combination. Prices on the high side, though that fits with the aura this restaurant endeavors to project. Great to have a spot like this in Macon!

                                      9. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Las Vegas

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on March 27, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Great food. Awesome Staff. Highly recommend this place! Bar is excellent!!!

                                      10. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Atlanta

                                        3 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on March 26, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Always awesome at Dovetail. It’s our favorite spot.

                                      11. DF

                                        DougF

                                        Savannah

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on March 25, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The best restaurant in Macon--never fails to impress. Great service, great food, great atmosphere! Highly recommend!

                                      12. E

                                        Enjoygoodfood

                                        Cleveland

                                        5 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        5 reviews

                                        Dined on March 19, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The restaurant and parking were very difficult to find, however once we found it, it was a real gem. Food was excellent and the service was superb!

                                      13. D

                                        Drknite1

                                        Fort Lauderdale

                                        6 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        6 reviews

                                        Dined on March 19, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        I eat there every time I’m in Macon. A+ all around !!

                                      14. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Tampa

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on March 18, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Visiting from FL and wanted to celebrate wife’s birthday. Everything was phenomenal! Thankful for a memorable evening.

                                      15. TS

                                        ThomasS

                                        San Francisco

                                        3 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on March 17, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Best meal and drinks in town! Thanks to Kevin for managing a great experience.

                                      16. JD

                                        JamesD

                                        Chicago

                                        7 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        7 reviews

                                        Dined on March 16, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        We had a memorable meal. Traveling and spending the night in Macon, we found this restaurant and the B&B suggested we give it a try. Great Recommendation. The Pork Chop was suburb, the Filet was cooked to perfection...also a great wine list. If you live in Macon or just passing through, try it, you will like it.

                                      17. PF

                                        PatrickF

                                        Jacksonville

                                        4 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        4 reviews

                                        Dined on March 13, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Outstanding food and outstanding service. While the menu changes seasonally, if you go now - YOU must try the pork belly bites and the Pork chop entrée - AMAZING!!

                                      18. BG

                                        BritG

                                        Atlanta

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on March 12, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The food was amazing! Wish I could remember our waiter's name last night but he deserves more than 5 stars! He did an awesome job! I will be back and hope he is our waiter!

                                      19. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Charleston

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on March 12, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Service was fantastic. Our waitress was highly informative and energetic in describing the menu and specials. Adding the small plates is a great way to increase value. The food was very very good as well.

                                      20. JS

                                        JimS

                                        Atlanta

                                        6 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        6 reviews

                                        Dined on March 12, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        This is quickly becoming part of our Saturday evening routine. This a wonderful place!

                                      21. C

                                        Chris712

                                        Chicago

                                        3 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on March 11, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Awesome service and an amazing meal! Everything was full of flavor and portions were generous. Megan is a great server! Ashley went the extra mile to accommodate date our reservation changes!

                                      22. CW

                                        CharlesW

                                        Atlanta

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on March 11, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                        Food was excellent and our server (Josh) was absolutely great. We were at a table by a window and also the place was busy (and kind of noisy) we had no problem carrying on a conversation. Definitely worth it for a special occasion.

                                      23. s

                                        softzoned

                                        Atlanta

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on March 10, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        This restaurant is fantastic and Ashley was a great host!

                                      24. PF

                                        PatrickF

                                        Jacksonville

                                        4 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        4 reviews

                                        Dined on March 10, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Food and service were outstanding! Noise level was really high due to an energetic large group.

                                      25. AB

                                        AlanB

                                        New York Area

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on March 8, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Inventive menu with great service. The Cherry Cola Glazed Pork Belly starter is fantastic. You cannot go wrong, and we ate about a third of the menu.

                                      26. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        St. Louis

                                        11 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        11 reviews

                                        Dined on March 7, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Great meal. Interesting menu options we’ll executed. Fantastic drinks and a good wine list. What more could a person want? We loved it.

                                      27. PK

                                        PaulK

                                        Atlanta

                                        10 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        10 reviews

                                        Dined on February 28, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        This was our second visit, and the food, service, and atmosphere was amazing! The waitress patiently explained all the food and drink offerings, and frequently checked to see if we needed anything. We look forward to our future visits to this fine restaurant.

                                      28. JJ

                                        JenJen

                                        Tampa

                                        8 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        8 reviews

                                        Dined on February 27, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        It was extraordinary dining. From the wonderful service from Josh to the delicious concoctions from the kitchen to the quiet wine room it really was one of the better dining experiences we’ve had in years. Treat yourself and dine here. You will be glad you did.

                                      29. AP

                                        AnneP

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on February 21, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The food was excellent, service was as well. The vibe in the whole space was quiet, well appointed, soft lighting, and intimate seating in a small dining area. Do not leave the restaurant without getting the cracked pie!!!! It is everything they say and more!!

                                      30. MC

                                        MikeC

                                        E. Tennessee

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on February 21, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Good food with delicious flavors. GF options that were excellent. Atmosphere was comfortable, sharp, and cozy. Good service from our waiter.

                                      31. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Charleston

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on February 19, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Big birthday for Dad for 11 people. Big long table in semi-private room ready for us. We could still talk to everyone. Staff did an excellent job getting cocktails/apps/bread out quickly. *(Excellent hot bread -)

                                      32. M

                                        Miranda

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on February 19, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        I’m never disappointed when going to dovetail. Their menu is well-crafted. It’s well-oiled machine. You can see that the staff all help each other out.

                                      33. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Atlanta

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on February 19, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Everything was delicious! The staff was very attentive and nice.

                                      34. BP

                                        BeccaP

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on February 19, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        We had a fantastic time! Definitely will be back.

                                      35. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on February 19, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Amazing food, amazing service. Our server was very knowledgeable. The smoked pork belly bites were so good.

                                      36. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        San Francisco

                                        1 review

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on February 16, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Fantastic food and service, and great music playlist as well!

                                      37. NA

                                        NancyA

                                        Atlanta

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on February 16, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Food is excellent, ambiance pleasant, staff attentive but not intrusive.

                                      38. BE

                                        BrooksE

                                        Atlanta

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on February 15, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Michelle was our server and she was great! The food (Catfish and Beef Tenderloin) was excellent as well. Kudos to the management for a job well done.

                                      39. M

                                        Maya

                                        Atlanta

                                        3 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on February 15, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience3

                                        Great food & drinks! Electric energy, just needs more space!

                                      40. D

                                        Daria

                                        Orlando

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on February 13, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Our party of five enjoyed the cheese platter, lemon drop martinis, and a side car. Our entries were unique and scrumptious: scallops, sea bass, duck breast, tenderloin and a hamburger. We had a great time celebrating a birthday!

                                      Safety precautions

                                      • Cleaning & sanitising

                                        • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                                        • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                      • Screening

                                        • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                      FAQs

                                      Dovetail - Macon offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (478) 238-4693.

                                      Dovetail - Macon is rated 4.9 stars by 1603 OpenTable diners.

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                                      Additional information

                                      • Cross Street

                                        2nd and 3rd

                                      • Neighbourhood

                                        Macon

                                      • Hours of Operation

                                        Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm

                                      • Cuisines

                                        American, Regional American (Southern), Farm-to-table

                                      • Dining style

                                        Casual Elegant

                                      • Dress Code

                                        Casual Dress

                                      • Parking Details

                                        Street parking is available. Complimentary valet parking is available in the alley behind the restaurant between 2nd and 3rd streets. Enter from 2nd street and pull up to the parking deck located halfway down the alley on the left.

                                      • Public Transit

                                        Two blocks away on Poplar Street.

                                      • Payment Options

                                        AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                      • Executive Chef

                                        Brad Stevens

                                      • Entertainment

                                        Ambiance music

                                      • Additional

                                        Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wine

                                      • Phone number

                                        (478) 238-4693

                                      • Catering

                                        All occasions from the Dovetail menu or our sister restaurants, Natalia's, the Rookery and H&H Soul Food, are personally tailored to your needs. Need a larger room? We can accommodate you through the Hargray Capitol Theatre or the Rookery.

                                      • Private party facilities

                                        Dovetail has a private dining area that seats up to 24 guests. We offer a complimentary 60 inch flatscreen HDTV with HDMI and VGA connections for use with any private dining reservation. To secure our private dining space and for help with any further information call the restaurant at (478) 238-4693 or email Kevin Bryant at kevin@moonhangergroup.com

                                      • Private party contact

                                        Kevin Bryant: (478) 238-4693

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