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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 #1,407 of 11,642 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $41 - $80
Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We had a wonderful dinner date here a week ago, and it was a memorable experience. As other chefs have entered the world of more experimental/molecular gastronomy, it may not see so new - but to know he was one of the 1st chefs doing it, and his restaurant is closing this fall - well, we wanted to experience for... More

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We went to WD50 years ago and it WAS amazing. This time was far from amazing. It felt as if everyone had left the kitchen. The service was great and the food was consistently average. However, at $155 for a tasting menu average is not what you strive for. I can't say anything was amazing and that is a huge... More

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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

First off, I am not a hipster. I am a bit of a foodie though as I do like my meals. I heard this place was closing so I made it a priority. It is pricey no doubt, $650 for two tax and tip out the door. It does have a funky vibe. We did the tasting menu with the... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

For the tasting menu, there is not a single dish that I could rave or challenged. The waiters some how think that they are all Ferran or descendants of Paul Bocuse.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Was told the vault menu at $95 per person consisted of some of the best picks from over the years. The service was A1 and quality of the presentation of the courses was artful. There is absolutely no justification of the cost considering there was not one high end food item offered in any of the courses. The meat dish... More

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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