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Community Spirit & Creative Flavors

Dovetail is a familiar friend. Welcoming. Relaxed. Always up for sharing a good meal. It’s where the community gathers in Logan Circle at Viceroy Washington DC, bringing tangible energy and an appetite for lively conversation. The New American menu draws from international influences and regional ingredients, with craft brews and creative cocktails at the ready. Dovetail’s setting matches the mood: The entire indoor-outdoor space, including a year-round patio, is where you’ll always be welcomed as a local.


Executive Chef

Growing up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Chef James Gee was surrounded by Amish dairy and vegetable farms. In the rolling fields, never far from pasture-raised chickens and livestock, he was inspired by the landscape and its bounty. The feeling of being connected to nature carried through to his time living on the East End of Long Island, where he worked on a farm in Bridgehampton, New York. “Nothing cements your beliefs of the importance of supporting local agriculture — from sustainability to the economics — like fertile earth stained in your nails and a sunburned back,” he says. The experience also taught him the importance of seasonality. “It offers me a challenge to use what is growing and ready now, and raises awareness of the full circle of the food supply chain and how fragile it really is,” he says.

In Chef Gee’s time on the East Coast, his love for seafood also grew. Today, land and sea come together in nearly every dish he creates as Chef at Dovetail at Viceroy Washington DC. Prior to joining us, Chef Gee owned and operated Michelin Plate recognized restaurant I’m Eddie Cano. He also worked at several other notable kitchens, ranging from Wolfgang Puck’s Spago in Chicago to José Andrés’ Jaleo in Washington DC; opened his own intimate Italian restaurant in Chevy Chase; and cooked for two presidents.

Executive Chef

Specials & Events

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September 26 - October 2 (during dinner service) | $40 Three-Course Prix Fixe Menu

Celebrate Oktoberfest at Dovetail! The restaurant is offering a three-course prix fixe dinner menu with Chef James Gee’s interpretations of traditionally celebrated foods such as Weiner Schnitzel, Laugenbrezaln, Obatzda, and Apfelstrudel. A curated list of craft beers from both local and international breweries will be offered to complete the true Oktoberfest experience.

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Dovetail Infusions Class

2:00 PM | Saturday, October 8

Learn how to make your very own boozy infusion while enjoying light bites from Chef James Gee. We will teach you about the history of spirits, and you will sample examples of each. Chef will do a presentation about ingredients and flavor pairings, and then you will have the chance to create your own unique infusion!

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Happy Hour

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM | Sunday - Thursday

Join us at Dovetail for Happy Hour featuring small bites and drinks. 

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Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday & Sunday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Friday & Saturday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Happy Hour
Sunday - Thursday
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

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