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“Experience The Wright at the Guggenheim”
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Ranked #2,370 of 14,216 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Upper East Side
Cross street: 88th Street
Transit: 4, 5 & 6 trains to 86th Street.
Description: 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.
Reviewed November 4, 2012

The design masterpiece of the Guggenheim deserves a restaurant up to its lofty standard. The Wright has strikingly colored panels that, in their own way, echo its "dad." Food is good but the ambiance is the main reason to dine here Take in whatever latest exhibit stands above and then sip and sup here (make a reservation -- this is a small, busy restaurant).

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Reviewed October 21, 2012

This restaurant in the Guggenheim was a wonderful treat for a Wright fan like myself. After touring the museum we stumbled upon this treasure and had a wonderful time eating lunch across from Central Park with admiring architecture. It was good we arrived a few minutes before noon because the restaurant is small and filled up fast. We chose the table next to the glass door, so we could see out and enjoy the cool breeze each time the door was opened.

Thank Lynn G
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

Went to the Guggenheim for the Maurizio Cattelan retrospective in January, 2012 -- wanted to stay in the museum as it was really cold outside -- and so made luncheon reservations (for both Saturday-for 3 people, and Sunday-for 2 people) at The Wright. Outstanding service, food, and ambiance! Loved the service, wonderful food, and being cozy in the restaurant space (although small it has interesting architecture, having been designed by Frank Lloyd Wright). Would definitely do The Wright again when attending an exhibition at the Guggenheim.

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Reviewed July 28, 2012

As far as museum restaurant go, this one is small and not especially private or charming. We had to sit at what was kind of a common counter space, facing two other people in kind of an awkward position. Now maybe in NYC this is fashionable, but most out of towners won't like it much. The tables are quite close together as well. But the service was good, the food portions were small but quite good, and all in all it was good, if not great. The Guggenheim is space constrained, from it's bathrooms to it's viewing areas. This the downside to having a building that is a work of art in itself. The Wright is fine if you want to step away from the mobs for a while and grab a bite. Don't get too excited however.

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Reviewed June 8, 2012

It's a cute, if a little claustrophobic, space. I was not met at the door, and had to catch the attention of a waiter to get a seat. Even though it was lunchtime, I decided to spoil myself with the three course set menu. I was not disappointed! The beet salad was a refreshing way to begin, the beef was cooked to perfection and the the creme brûlée was just the right consistency.

The waiter pouring water seemed in such a hurry - at one stage he spilt ice on the table without cleaning it up. The coffee I had with dessert was disappointing - I'm not sure what they did to it, but it did not taste like espresso at all.

This would have been five stars if the staff had been more attentive and the coffee of a high standard.

Thank Chris B
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