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50 Clinton St, New York City, NY 10002-2401 (Lower East Side)
(212) 477-2900
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Ranked #1,477 of 11,666 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood:
Lower East Side
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Stanton + Rivington
Transit: F Train to Delancey, JMZ to Essex
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Fortuna, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I was so excited to try this restaurant, but it left me deflated and broke. Our waiter was wonderful and I enjoyed the first 4 of the 12 courses but the rest left me disappointed. My husband enjoyed only the dessert courses. $600 later....... What a bust. The highlight of my NYC trip was an absolute bust. Maybe they were... More

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Miami Beach, FL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This was on my bucket list for life and it surpassed even my wildest expectations. Beyond phenomenal.

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meath
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Hats off to the sommellier on this occasion. Some of the pairings on the tasting menu were brilliant. I set out to take photos of every course but by the end I had missed some. I was so eager to taste waht was put in front of me. I was shown round the kitchen after the meal and it was... More

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San Francisco, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

wd~50 was supposed to be Wiley Dufresne's "flagship" and an important site for the popularization of molecular gastronomy, so I was expecting an inventive, surprising menu - the restaurant fell well short while still charging for the experience I was expecting. The food was good, as was the service, but I came to wd~50 with different expectations. The preparation and... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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128 reviews 128 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We have dined at WD-50 in the past, and were very impressed by the innovative cuisine. The restaurant is closing at the end of November (2014) and so we booked a table for one last meal here. Our food was delicious. We, upgraded the wine paring (by offering to pay an additional 50%), and the result was good. But many... More

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Looking for some interesting and unusual place in east village?if so, that place worth to pay attention! Testing menu: 5 courses for 90$ per person, but this experience you will never forget! The soup, scallops so well prepared and taste smooth, rich and light the same time. Desert the best one which i have ever had!

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NYC
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391 reviews 391 reviews
322 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Unfortunately this place is closing in November which is why I had to try it before it shut its doors. Because I don't eat everything on the full tasting menu, my friend and I sat at the bar and did the "select your own plates" menu. We ended up with a 6 course meal each but just a selection of... More

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Tieri, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

My best friend and I ate here while visiting NYC and we had the tasting menu. The food was amazingly good and beautifully presented. The atmosphere was great, intimate yet fun. The service was good. Would highly recommend.

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We've been wanting to go for years, and when we heard it was closing we worked hard to get a reservation. How disappointing that despite the astronomical prices, the food was not spectacular. We were expecting the kind of meal where we each take a bite and say "wow, you have to try this!" This meal was merely fine. The... More

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Los Angeles, CA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

In a funky part of the East Village, this place rocks! Unpretentious but totally fun. Great service, too! We did the 12 course tasting menu (there's a 6 course also...fewer choices, larger portions). We expected clever molecular gastronomy, which we got. What we did not expect was how amazing each dish tasted! Clever only goes so far, but tasty and... More

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Additional Information about wd~50

Address: 50 Clinton St, New York City, NY 10002-2401
Phone Number: (212) 477-2900
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Lower East Side
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
Cuisine: American

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