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Dovetail's signature mushroom toast - Dovetail, Vancouver, BC

Dovetail

4.6
4.6
164 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary Canadian
California inspired family-style share plates, cocktails & vibes. Offering flavours influenced from our experiences, paired with groovy house tunes, a thoughtfully curated wine selection and a sophisticated cocktail list.

For large parties please email reservations@dovetailrestaurant.ca

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 78 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Canadian, Californian, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–12:00 am Fri, Sat 11:30 am–1:00 am
  • Phone number
    (604) 336-1088
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Private party facilities
    An intimate space with a private bar in the back room of Yaletown’s Dovetail restaurant. Available to be booked as semi or fully private, this room is ideal for hosting birthdays, corporate events and all of life's special celebrations.
  • Private party contact
    Our Private Dining Coordinator: (604) 336-1088

What 164 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Contemporary Canadian

  • Vancouver

    Most Booked

164 Reviews
  1. notionport

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favourite place right now for lunch, drinks and dinner.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was so friendly and the food was so good. Highly recommend this place, we will for sure be back!

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  3. Hank

    Calgary

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always friendly and great service. The vibe is great and will be back again

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  4. WVan

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent! Thoroughly enjoyed the evening! Food was delicious. Drinks a bit expensive. Staff great.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bang bang shrimp was so good, we ordered a 2nd plate! Our server was also amazing.

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  6. BonnieE

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The food here is very uninspired and mediocre. Some patrons were yelling and screaming so loudly we couldn’t hear each other. Very unpleasant experience. We will not go back.

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  7. notionport

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone on the Dovetail team is an absolute legend. Can’t wait to go back.

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  8. LouiseA

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Bang Bang shrimp and spicy vodka pasta for happiest happy hour.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious dinner and beautiful restaurant. My husband and I felt like we were in a cool California restaurant. We had the beef tataki, vodka penne, gem salad, cheeseburger, and brussel sprout and ALL were outstanding! 10 out of 10!!!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    I really enjoyed the food at dovetail the portions were quite big. The pastas were very tasty. Although I didn’t enjoy the atmosphere. The restaurant was very loud and the tables were very close that it felt really tight as the server walked in between my arm got nudged as I was eating. The table was so small that we couldn’t have our dishes all come out at once which was disappointing because certain dishes I wanted to eat with my main.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    overpriced but food/service was good - i like the vibe

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the food, service and ambience - and that you’re open for lunch! Thank you

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an amazing time we had at dinner here! We ordered the tuna and beef apps and the burger and spicy vodka pasta for entrees! Everything was absolutely delicious and our server anticipated our needs always making sure our waters were filled and drinks refilled. This was our first date night out since having 2 little kids and it was such a treat to feel so well taken care of! Highly highly recommend! The interior as well was a total vibe and just an awesome place to hang out.

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  14. Laura

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was pretty decent but our server Rita was phenom. She was so well atuned to the menu and made some of the best suggestions. We split about 7 dishes and 2 separate entrees were ordered. The beef tataki and spicy vodka pasta were a 11/10 definitely fan favs. The carbonara was pretty up there as well as the bang bang. The burger was a little underwhelming given the somewhat more upscale cali vibe of the place, and turned soggy really quickly that it actually didnt get eaten.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had such a good experience here! Service was incredible and food was so tasty. We basically had everything the server recommended and it did not disappoint. Can’t wait to go back!

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  16. TeresaH

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great. Server recommendations were on point and to my liking.

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  17. LeniG

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    12/10 everything was incredible - food, service, vibes 👍🏽

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  18. KyleNN

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good time! Amazing service. Exceptional food done right.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my third time at dovetail since opening !!! Drinks and food are so good. Lemon tiramisu is to die for. Service was exceptional

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Bartender who was serving me is a professional and I really enjoyed the time spent there. He was helping me to find perfect drinks for me and all in all was really nice

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  21. Claire

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Portions are big, so if you want to share plates, let each of your friends order what they want and then share. Their table bread with the rosemary butter was amazing I highly recommend it before your main course, I’ve never eaten something like this before!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was okay. The chicken parm was under seasoned but overall good. I found the large plates a bit overwhelming and unnecessary though. Why not break things out into smaller shareable plates where diners can try a few different things without having to overload them? The amount of fries that came with the burger was ridiculous. Feels like this place encourages overconsumption. Non-alcoholic drink options were very limited. Pretty loud in the restaurant as well. When we walked in it was jumping with club vibe music being blasted, but thankfully the tables were a little quieter than out by the bar seating. Not our vibe, so won’t be back. Nice to try a new place but this one missed the mark for us.

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  23. MariyamH

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience and friendly staff and amazing service.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was incredible. Overpriced drinks. Loud inside

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It was good. Nothing too much different to other Italian restaurants.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and awesome customer service from the manager!

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  27. KileyF

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a Monday night dinner with out of town co-workers. Everything was great!

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  28. GrantB

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I keep going back because of how amazing it is. Bang Bang Shrimp all the way!

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  29. ChantalF

    Vancouver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our visit to dovetail and can’t wait to go back! The food was amazing, the drinks were fantastic, and our servers were very nice, helpful and knowledgeable.

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  30. AislingF

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food, nice ambiance, friendly & efficient staff

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and great service, we will definitely be back to try some of the other menu items!

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  32. Etta

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food and service, only downside was that it was ridiculously loud. I felt like I had to shout to talk to the person next to me. Also the kitchen is open to the dining space and you are able to smell the burnt food/smoke emitted from the stoves. Definitely try the spicy vodka pasta if you do go.

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  33. ichoy

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The pasta was delicious. The shape, texture, and sauce just tied everything together. The lemon tiramisu was very good too; creamy, light, sweet, perfect to end off the meal.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a gem! Incredible vibe, service was top notch, lots of servers (who all look happy!) helping where needed. 3 of us have gluten allergy, they easily accommodate, even have a dedicated fryer. Highly recommend!

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  35. EricC

    Phoenix

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Meal was amazing. Server was very knowledgeable and quick. Great Somalier as well. Can't wait to go back.

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  36. Tiffany

    Portland

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious! The staff is so friendly & there is a very good vibe in the space. Five stars!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing vibe from the moment you walk in. Food and service were on point. The experience just feels good.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was average. It was good but nothing crazy. I would love if there were more options especially for appetizers (vegetarian or vegan options). It was a birthday dinner and usually even basic restaurants give a small dessert but they didn’t. I would recommend doing that, as it makes the dinner so much more special.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place, the staff were so friendly and made a fuss of us as we had a 3 month old baby with us. We would highly recommend the place!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food Great service Very noisy Pasta was great Drinks were delish Young crowd

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FAQs

Dovetail is rated 4.6 stars by 164 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 78 times today
Google Map for Dovetail

1079 mainland street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1S3

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Yaletown
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–12:00 am Fri, Sat 11:30 am–1:00 am
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Canadian, Californian, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Phone number
    (604) 336-1088
  • Private party facilities
    An intimate space with a private bar in the back room of Yaletown’s Dovetail restaurant. Available to be booked as semi or fully private, this room is ideal for hosting birthdays, corporate events and all of life's special celebrations.
  • Private party contact
    Our Private Dining Coordinator: (604) 336-1088
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