June 4, 2018 | Favorites

Dovetail Will Close and Reopen With a Brand New Identity




     It took a while for his partners to negotiate a deal with John Fraser but now he ‘s out of Dovetail and the chef de cuisine Stanley Michalski is running the kitchen. I’m told it will close July 15 for remodeling and a new star chef will launch a new restaurant with a new name.


     Fraser says he sold to devote more time to The Loyal, his new bistro on Bleecker Street, where he can be found most evenings, and to his other projects, Narcissa in The Standard Hotel in the East Village, and Nix, a charming vegetarian parlor in partnership with James Truman.  


     No one I spoke to would fill in the details about the Upper West Side real estate, because everyone involved in sworn to secrecy, but one partner promised that I would be amazed and excited. I can’t wait.