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Exploring the crossroads of southern hospitality and Mid-Atlantic cuisine, Dovetail draws from regional ingredients to innovate with the dynamic flavors of the Northeast. Situated on the District’s 14th Street corridor within Viceroy Washington DC, the indoor-outdoor restaurant offers rotating seasonal menus featuring the freshest ingredients from East Coast farmers, fishermen and purveyors. Relax on our all-weather outdoor patio for brunch or dinner while enjoying a destination raw bar with chilled Maine lobster and Chesapeake oysters, tantalizing appetizers like deviled eggs with kimchi or pork rinds with homemade ranch, exquisitely prepared dry aged steaks paired with fresh local vegetables, and sweet seasonal treats. Don’t miss our happy hour where Dovetail’s formidable beverage program is the star – highlighting local spirits, a selection of new and old world wines, craft brews, and inventive cocktails. At Dovetail, we’re always up for sharing a good meal.

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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.

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A Table Is Filled With Food

Cherry Blossom Season Cherry Picks Brunch & Dinner

March 18 - April 14 | Available during Brunch & Dinner Hours

In celebration of 2024 Cherry Blossom season, Dovetail's acclaimed Chef James Gee has prepared an astonishing 3-course Cherry Picks brunch and dinner tasting menu featuring season's flavors and with far-eastern influenced ingredients. Join us at Dovetail and indulge in one of our regions biggest festivities.

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The 14 Hottest New Restaurants Around D.C., May 2022, Eater Washington DC

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Supporting Our Team with a Unified 22% Service Charge:
At Dovetail, a new 22% service charge on guest checks is our latest step towards ensuring fair and transparent compensation for our service team. This charge comprises an 18% direct gratuity, reflecting our appreciation of the staff's dedicated service, and an additional 4% allocated towards their wages and benefits. This consolidated charge is designed to support our staff comprehensively, affirming their efforts in delivering exceptional service. We believe in the simplicity and clarity of this approach, allowing us to focus more on what we do best – serving you. Should you have any queries about how this benefits our team or any aspect of our service charge policy, please don't hesitate to reach out. Our management team is readily available to assist. We're grateful for your patronage and support, which directly impacts our ability to maintain a rewarding and equitable workplace for our incredible team.

The 22% service charge is included to every check. 18% is an automatic gratuity that goes directly to the service team and 4% contributes to our team’s fair compensation and benefits. We're here to ensure your experience is exceptional, so please feel free to reach out to our management team with any questions—your support means the world to us! 

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