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wd~50

50 Clinton St, New York City, NY 10002-2401 (Lower East Side)
(212) 477-2900
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Ranked #1,081 of 11,654 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $41 - $80
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Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Lower East Side
Cross street: Stanton + Rivington
Transit: F Train to Delancey, JMZ to Essex
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English first
Somerville, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Sat at the bar on a Saturday for a tiny taste of the culinary wonders of wd-50. Food was fantastic, cocktails were sublime. Service impeccable.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We got the 12-course tasting menu and a bottle of wine along with another couple. Very unique flavors and textures as expected for a place of this nature. The service was noteworthy, very helpful and very accommodating. The waiter went over the menu and one of our friends had a taste preference that conflicted with one of the courses. The... More

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Emerald, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I loved this restaurant - the food and service were impeccable. I now find myself comparing other restaurants to it - and it always wins. The tasting menu with accompanying wines was faultless.

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Pikesville, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Anticipation for dinner at WD 50 was high on my list for my recent travel to NYC. The unique experience this restaurant is known for, both word of mouth and via "Unique Eats" led me to book a table there this past Friday night. The welcome by the front of the house was wonderful, enthusiasm of servers commendable; our waiter... More

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I usually resent restaurants that cost a few arms and legs and then serve tiny, pretty portions. Not so with WD 50. I desperately wait for a reason to go to WD 50 every year. Everything about the food and drink is amazing. Tastes explode in your mouth. It is truly like tasting delicious art. The cocktails are amazingly creative.... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We liked this restaurant as it has an edgy vibe. With Michelin star restaurants you tend to assume that everything will be traditional and stuffy, however this restaurant comes across as raw and edgy. Staff were very knowledgeable and we were given a kitchen tour which was a great experience. Sad to hear that it is to close, hopefully it... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Wd~50 in Manhattan's Lower East Side is the brainchild of chef Wylie Dufresne. One of the pioneers of modern food in NY - he’s worked in some of NY's top restaurants like Jean Georges and 71 Clinton Fresh Food. Occupying what was used to be a bodega, wd~50 has been at the forefront of NY dining for over ten years.... More

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Ft Laud
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127 reviews 127 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I really wanted to like this place, given the celebrity chef and the hype. The 12 course tasting menu looks better than it tastes. The presentation is excellent. The best part of the meal may have been the dessert. The staff was very friendly and explained each course in a passionate way. At $155 per person the celeb chef should... More

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Williamsville, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I wrote "beautiful" in the title of my review because the food and presentation were truly artistically beautiful. This little restaurant is hidden away in the lower East Side of NYC, very minimalistic, especially the exterior because you would not think by looking at the outside that this is a very upscale restaurant. But it is! Open the door and... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We did the 12 course with wine pairing. Each course is just a couple of bites so even though it seems like a lot of food it is well worth the tiny bites of amazing bits and bobs crafted into art on a plate. I do hope that WD will open another restaurant after closing WD-50 this November. It would... More

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