Dolphin Restaurant

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$30 and under
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Seafood

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Located in the downtown waterfront of Yonkers, Dolphin Restaurant offers a Mediterranean seafood menu.Dolphin is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, with brunch on Sundays. Dolphin offers many different menu options for the party events. We cater to business networking groups looking for simple passed Hors D’oeuvres all the way up to 6 course sit down dinners.

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Sun 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Mon - Thu 4:00PM - 5:30PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 4:00PM - 5:30PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM

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4.1based on recent ratings
4.0
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4.2
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4.2
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JM
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Decor is very nice and waitstaff is very friendly. Parking is hard and for $5 you can use the Valet Parking. Food is good but not worth the price you pay for. Portions are small, the Seafood over pasta comes in a large pot instead of a plate. Fried Calamari was fried to perfection but comes with a Garlic Aioli instead of the traditional Marinara Sauce Italians are use to. The Bread Pudding wasn’t over sweet which was good. The MY Cheesecake was small more like a tart. Overall it wasn’t bad just ok.

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was really good. Well cooked, well seasoned. The staff members that helped up were very kind and friendly. We went for my mom’s birthday and to take advantage of HVRW. The ambiance made it feel like we were miles away from home though we never left.
Will definitely dine here again to sample other menu items and to celebrate future occasions.

CC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service

CW
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience5

Food was cold and not very good unfortunately found the appetizers to taste better.

m
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Our lunch was very good. The mussel appetizer was amazing. A great place for a casual lunch with a friend.
I would recommend this restaurant.

MM
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We found this restaurant listed on HVRW and thought we’d give it a try. I had the butternut squash soup and my boyfriend had the spinach and artichoke dip, both were incredible! I could’ve just kept eating the soup all night! We both had the steak with chimichurri sauce and truffle fries. The steak was cooked perfectly, the sauce wasn’t great at all, it really just tasted like raw onions. We had the apple crumble and the pumpkin cheesecake. The apple crumble was to die for! My boyfriend really didn’t like the pumpkin cheesecake. The service was exemplary. I would love to again and try other items on their menu

AK
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and staff are amazing. The owner came to our table to see if there was anything we needed. A true gentleman.

JL
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had the Greek salad, Mashed potato, Rosemary chicken, and Jumbo Shrimp cocktail. Everything was delicious. I love the outside seating. The manager and his staff are all very nice and attentive.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Had a late date night with my fiancé. It was a rainy night but the place felt so comfortable and relaxed.

PS
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was good especially the crab nachos, we ate outside and could see the river traffic on the Hudson.
Generally a pleasant experience.

k
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Food was mediocre and service was awful. The water view wasn't great.

RM
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

This open air restaurant has tables overlooking the Hudson River. Cozy lounge tables too. The outdoor seating has no respite from the sun so not good for dining. I marvel they don't have umbrellas, a pagoda or even a plant to shade the patio to take advantage of the beautiful view. The shrimp tacos my husband ordered were pretty good. The waiter recommended "The Sea" but it was overcooked and dulled by the tomato sauce - though the mussels and clams on the bottom were nice. A bit disappointing.

GM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

Good food, nice vibe. frustratingly close to the water without a great view.

r
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience4

beautiful location by the hudson river. food was good but service was poor. at least it wasn't pricey.

MB
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

For the most part it was a very good experience. The only thing that could have been better was that the waiter wasn’t very friendly and didn’t seem like he was happy to be working. Other than that everything was fine and I but not sure if I would return anytime soon or even at all. There is a lot of competition when it comes to restaurants in that area and if you want customers to return you must provide excellent customer service.

OT
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Sunday brunch at Dolphin is always a great experience. Service is great, food is good, drinks flow freely... what more could you ask for?

MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience3

My family and I attended a dinner gettogether this past weekend. We had prior reservations. Our waitress was caring and attentive. She was definitely on point with taking the order and providing the adequate service. However, the food lacked flavor, it was not cooked to the temperature asked for. The quality and presentation of the food was exceptionally disappointing and do not plan to return.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The dolphin is consistently great. The atmosphere is fabulous, the service is superb, and the food is spot-on. I must say that the cocktails are superior, as well. I wanted something slightly outside of the box. Bartender took the bull by the horns and got creative.

My only complaint is when you're sitting outside there are no umbrellas so that brutal heat is pounding on you. It makes the stay very uncomfortable. I don't know why after all these years they have yet to either installing an awning or have umbrellas or just basically come up with a solution.

LL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall2Food4Service4Ambience2

We requested a window table. The windows looked like they had never been washed.

TS
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and spectacular service. They went above and beyond!

SD
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

Went to celebrate my birthday. The server was very nice and accommodating but the manager was terrible. Unlimited drinks were staggered. I had 4 mimosas in 2 hours. Generally service is quicker. Then we asked for split checks and the manager said no because they want their tip. Which was $66 on the check for a party that increased to 9. However 4 people were willing to tip $20 each so they lost out on good money. Its ok though. Area is beautiful and I'll check out xaviers instead.

TV
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We have enjoyed each of the meals we have had at Dolphin Restaurant. My husband and I took his parents to dinner here a few times in the last year, and each time we have had wonderful food and gracious service. We will certainly come back again!! A pleasure!!

G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

No wait with our reservations. Food fresh and great tasting.

KM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

We had a great time at Dolphin for my cousins birthday dinner! There was a little band playing in the bar area which provided a great atmosphere. The drinks were flowing and the food was delicious! We really enjoyed the bartender(owner) and his father’s homemade sambuca! The only piece of constructive criticism is that the service was not great. From the very beginning, the length it took our appetizers, the lack of check in from when our meal arrived etc. The attention to the service could definitely be improved. This being said our server was lovely and very pleasant, he just wasn’t very on top of it.

JP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Have dined here on numerous occasions and never been disappointed.

OT
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wanted to try a different restaurant for our anniversary and was not disappointed the food was good, the service was friendly overall it was a great experience.

MK
Savannah
49 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The ambulance was really nice waitress Diana was tremendous the only problem was parking but one of the employees allowed us to park behind his vehicle. Coming from South Florida where Seafood has a premium overall I would have to say this was a very good experience thank you
Michael Kypriss

KM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

We were a family of 9 having dinner. Unfortunately the service was terrible. We will not be returning. We had made a reservation 3 weeks ago and reconfirmed the day before when we got there at 7:30 we waited 20 minutes for our table. They put us in a back room alone which was fine except the staff completely ignored us. It took 20 minutes for someone to bring bread and she basically tossed it on the table. The waiter took our order and we waited for an hour. The food was not hot although it did taste very good. No one refilled our water glasses the entire meal. Then we asked for more bread and it didn’t come until we got upset and the meal was almost over. When we complained they finally paid some attention to us but the damage is done. We spent $500 and they add an automatic 20% tip to the bill which might be why we were ignored.

M
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everyone was great and the food was delicious! Had my birthday celebration there. Thanks for a great experience!

LM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always happy to dine here.

D
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dolphin is perfection; a beautiful, family owned restaurant. We are locals and invited friends for dinner from a neighboring town. The four us enjoyed the wonderful food choices as well as the Friday night music on the Yonkers pier.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

We came for the 4th of July, since it’s right by the after where they do fireworks. The food was super delicious. The nachos with crab meat were the perfect appetizer. My husband and I were practically licking the plate clean toward the end! The only part that wasn’t so great was the service. Our waiter wasn’t super attentive and we’d go stretches when we didn’t see him. Other than that, it was a lovely meal and we enjoyed the food. We will definitely be back.

DB
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and the service kept up with the busy pace. We sat outdoors and enjoyed the breeze off the Hudson as we sat among tress and pretty plantings. We had a good experience at The Dolphin Restuarant.

N
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We were very pleasantly surprised how delicious the food was! We had a very enjoyable meal outside.

2
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We loved it this time! We ordered blackened salmon and cavatelli bolognese and loved both! There's not a big menu selection in my opinion so we don't dine here often. It was a little noisy but they had a party upstairs and hey...they have to have fun too. Dined here because it was a beautiful evening and we wanted to dine at a waterfront restaurant.

ST
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience1

I ordered the Crab Nachos as appetizer and there was no crab meat just crab flavored dressing.
Asian fried rice was awful. The rice tasted old. It was stale and hard.
I would not recommend this place to anyone.

LE
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We love coming to this place. They really know how to cook fish. It’s also great that there are plenty of options for people who want to build their own salad with lots of fresh ingredients, adding a protein like their delicious grilled shrimp to make a healthier meal than what you find in most restaurants.
Last week Michelle was our server who couldn’t do enough to make sure we had everything we needed. Her philosophy, and interestingly enough, this month’s editors quote in FOOD AND WINE magazine “treat others the way you want to be treated” is what makes this simple unpretentious place a real gem.

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Food was delicious. The ambience and location were both great and beautiful. The service was a bit disappointing-there weren’t many people at the restaurant at the time, yet we found ourselves waiting 15-20 minutes for the waiter/server to circle back around to our table. Overall, I do recommend to a friend. I will definitely be back for food and view!

MF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed the Portuguese octopus on a bed of black ink risotto. We sat outside and enjoyed a beautiful evening.

EM
Philadelphia
225 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We were in Yonkers on business and were looking for a casual fish place near the Hudson. Dolphin filled the bill perfectly. We hit it on Wednesday night - half priced bottles of wine, live music, a great menu and very casual. The food was great and the service was excellent. We will be back when in the area.