Rotating tasting menus, seasonal fare, gourmet locally sourced ingredients makes dinner at Dover feel like you’ve gone over the bridge to indulge at one of the superstar chef establishments that Manhattan is famous for. No need to hop a cab to Manhattan, now that you can have a serious tasting menu right in your own backyard. Serious wine pairings can be added by the wonderful manager/sommelier Alissa, who is one of the most friendly and upbeat hostess’ you will ever have the pleasure to meet.
The meals at Dover begin with a complimentary amuse bouche, on my last visit, heirloom radishes dipped in a pea puree, followed by homemade breads and seasonal spreads, which are more flavorful and delicious each time I dine there. The tasting menu is a always a great choice and never disappoints; it starts with the roasted oysters in green garlic butter (I never thought I would enjoy cooked oysters as much as I do), indulge in rich creamy ethereal wild porcini mushroom risotto , followed by lobster with english peas and bacon and climaxing with the filet of beef with broccoli rabe and burrata cheese in an anchovy vinaigrette. The menu changes regularly and you can always expect a special surprise. Expert cocktails and creative desserts round out a 5 star dining experience. I feel like stopping writing and running over there for a few bites. As a matter of fact that’s exactly I’m going to do, so ciao for now.
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