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The Wright

$$ - $$$
Upper East Side
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1071 5th Avenue, New York City, NY 10128-0112 (88th Street)
+1 212-427-5690
11:30 - 15:30
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Sun 11:00 - 15:30
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 15:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 15:30
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Can't say enough positive things about this restaurant. To begin, it's a beautiful space; the staff is friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable. In March of this year I completed the Dean Ornish Heart Disease Reversal Program. Consequently, my diet has changed: protein is plant sourced, except for non-fat dairy and egg whites; no added oils or fats; lots of vegetables, moderate... More 

Thank shibaken63
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Enjoyed lunching here before visiting the museum. Appreciated both the good service and the delicious meal.

Thank Yeknoc
Chesterland, Ohio
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334 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 477 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We found ourselves at the Solomon Guggenheim on a busy day between Christmas and New Year's around lunch time and decided to try this restaurant on the lower level. Frank Lloyd Wright, of course, designed the Guggenheim, and this restaurant echoes many of his architectural elements both in the museum and in other structures. We thought it was a nice... More 

Thank ElaineAndGreg
Asuncion, Paraguay
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Just wonderful food! We had pasta, burger, and salmon, and each dish was outstanding. The desserts were a great surprise also (the apple crumble was amazing) Everything presented beautifully and very tasty and tasteful, and great price for such quality meal. The service was a bit slow (in a rush to enjoy the Agnes Martin show) since it was 2:30... More 

Thank P B
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

I met a friend at the Wright in the early afternoon before going to the Agnes Martin show upstairs at the Guggenheim. Neither she nor I had been to the Wright before. Even before I arrived she texted, "Here in restaurant. Lovely here and calm." She was right. Beautiful setting, a calm oasis in a busy city. The menu had... More 

1 Thank Donna D
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92 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We needed a place to eat while at The Guggheim and deceided to have a larger mid day meal. They offered a prixx fix menu that offer a brunch- lunch menu. Alcholic drink, they 2 of either sn sppitizer, entree or desert. all fo $34.00. Very beautifully served, tasty and they did not rush us,

Thank PennsylvaniaDoglover
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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243 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

I had a very nice lunch at the museum last week. I had made reservations and had a bowl of tomato soup and a roasted chicken. With a glass of wine the bill was $41. I would go back

Thank Faxon B
Sherman Oaks
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Returned to The Wright after a year's absence...oh, is it still good! Mouthwatering pasta and tomato soup; chocolate cake with perfect raspberries and delicious mocha ice cream side garnishes. Ahhhhhhhhhhh. Portions not too small, not too large.

Thank Richard G
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely space in basement of Guggenheim. You do not have to buy a ticket for the museum! Lovely food, and not especially expensive for where we are!

Thank Jim_Parle
Morristown, New Jersey
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I had a lovely lunch there prior to doing the Guggenheim. The menu was varied, the service professional and the cost was lower than I would have thought for a museum restaurant. A recent experience at one of the cafes at the Natural History has made me very wary of those venues.

Thank anndmach

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1071 5th Avenue, New York City, NY 10128-0112
    (88th Street)
  • Public Transportation: 4, 5 & 6 trains to 86th Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-427-5690
A distinctive modern American menu created by David Bouley protege Rodolfo Contreras emphasizes seasonal, local, & sustainable ingredients, appealing to the savvy palates of New Yorkers & discerning travelers from around the globe.

The Wright combines an upscale atmosphere with a sleek, modern, & comfortable venue comprising 60 seats & a communal table where guests can enjoy a full-service menu. A casual, European-style bar that features small plates, paninis, & cocktails serves as a lively focal point of the space.

The 2010 James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Restaurant Design has been awarded to Andre Kikoski Architect for its design of the Guggenheim's fine-dining restaurant the Wright. The James Beard Foundation Awards are among the highest honors for food and beverage professionals working in America, and recognize superior achievement in categories ranging from Best Chef and Outstanding Restaurateur to Cookbook of the Year and Multimedia Food Feature.

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Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of the nation's most famous attractions in a single stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the neighbourhood, and you’ll come to Park Avenue, the poshest address in the city, lined with grand apartment buildings as far as the eye can see. Even if you can’t afford the luxury goods along Madison Avenue, it’s still a great spot to window shop an afternoon away.
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