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The Wright
The Wright
  • Address:
    1071 5th Avenue
    The Guggenheim Museum
    New York, NY 10128
    Neighborhood:
    Upper East Side
  • Cuisine:
    American
    Price: $30 and under

The Wright Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thewrightrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (212) 427-5690
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Wednesday, Friday & Saturday: 11:30am - 3:30pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:30pm Closed Thursdays
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Rodolfo Contreras
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: The Restaurant is available for private events. We can host dinners for 60 people and receptions for 75 people. The room is available every night of the week and all day Thursdays. Buy out is possible all other days. Please contact our Director of Catering; Jeanine Miller at (212) 427-5682, e-mail JMiller@RestaurantAssociates.com
  • Private Party Facilities: The Wright is an exciting venue for corporate and social events. Its unique and modern design includes seating for up to 60 or a cocktail reception for up to 75. The Wright is available for evening events and all day on Thursdays when the museum is closed. This intimate and exciting event space at the Guggenheim can be used exclusively or paired with a private tour of the museum.
  • Private Party Contact: Jeanine Miller (212) 427-5682
  • Special Events & Promotions: The Restaurant is available for private events. We can host dinners for 60 people and receptions for 75 people. The room is available every night of the week and all day Thursdays. Buy out is possible all other days. Please contact our Director of Catering; Jeanine Miller at (212) 427-5682, e-mail JMiller@RestaurantAssociates.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 88th Street
  • Public Transit: 4, 5 & 6 trains to 86th Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from The Wright
A distinctive modern American menu created by David Bouley protégé 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. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The tuna sashimi was delicious for a light lunch. The seared tuna was good but the polenta was just fair. Service was excellent."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Had been really looking forward to ding at this highly touted spot. Firstly thee room was hot. We sweat literally and figuratively throughout the experience. The food was artfully presented but not special in any way. Tuna which was ordered medium rare was medium well and dry. Chicken so tough it was difficult to cut. Service was well intentioned but cloddish. The bathroom was sorely in need of a facelift was was shared by museum goers. It had an unpleasant odor as well. Stay clear there are many far better options on the UES"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "the food was v/good the staff very good Bertini in particular new the food wine match very well overall a great visit"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Located in the Guggenheim Museum, New York, this restaurant , named after the building's architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, has very good food, an interior design that compliments the unique curves of the building and employs a very hospitable and attentive staff. Only open in the afternoon, this is a great place to take break from the exhibits and collection of this world class museum. New York has many fine dining experiences but The Wright is one that is memorable. I highly recommend it."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • " The architecture and design of the Guggenheim is world famous and rightly so!....walking up and around the spherical building viewing art is an amazing experience and the restaurant located on the side of the building with decor of colorful materials and simple classic design in a spacious area is very complementary to a meal before or after viewing the exhibits! The food was good and the service as well. The Wright is right!!!! Enjoy!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "I went to the Wright with my daughter for brunch on Saturday..the menu was somewhat limited which I generally do not mind however our meal was not very good. We ordered an omelet with potatoes and a side of bacon...first the bacon was quite good, crispy and cooked very well. The omelet was fine, nothing to rave about and the potatoes were good we also ordered a sweet roll basket and this is where the cooking disappointed us..all the selections were fair..too many large muffins and none of them good, a croissant that was not warm, I asked to get it warmed , but that did not help it at all..the jam that came along with it was also fair, the service was fine , ambiance also ok, the restaurant is quite understated but goes with the museum."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We went to the restaurant prior to an afternoon at the Guggenheim. The food was excellent, the portions weren't big but the flavors were wonderful. If you don't mind spending a little more for lunch, it's well worth it. The service was outstanding, the employees were friendly, not snobby and seemed to really care that we were happy with the experience. My husband and I had the lobster risotto and my daughter had the chicken, we also had a side of sugar snap peas. All the dishes were great and very fresh. Although we did not drink from the bar, the bar was very cool. The overall design of the restaurant was cool and fun to experience along with the food. I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Food was as tasty as the design was beautiful. I had a lobster risotto and my wife had crab cakes. Presentation was worthy of a museum restaurant , served hot, and without fuss. We found nothing to complain about. I always look at museum restaurants when i visit, and this one did not disappoint. We liked it, and would eat there again"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "The food is very good for museum food. I was expecting more though from the room itself, especially considering it's pedigree. I guess it depends which way you're facing at your table. Overall a lovely experience however."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Beautiful atmosphere, delicious food beautifully presented - the perfect lunch spot"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "A small, well designed restaurant. Make sure you make a reservation, being part of the Guggenheim, there is great demand. You can't miss with this one. Very good food and service. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Beautiful for brunch, lunch, tea or a quiet afternoon drink even if you're not visiting the Guggenheim. Beautifully designed of course. Service was excellent and our brunch was perfect. Too bad it's open only until 3:30 (for private parties later, I understand. I was surprised that it was almost empty."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Much too expensive .. Food is good but the prices are outrageous"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "I was with my wife at the restaurant The Wright on 04/21/2014 and enjoyed the quality of the dishes and especially the dessert. We ordered salmon and filet. Dishes very well presented and tasty The price is not cheap, but we're talking about a sophisticated cuisine."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "I am very particular about my eggs Benedict and I must say they were cooked perfectly. For me the only thing that was missing was a starch. I love Eggs Benedict with some sort of potato. The reason I was surprised is that I did not think that a museum restaurant would be able to produce something that did not feel mass produced. I will visit again!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Great food, great service, greate ambience. Great food, great service, greate ambience."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "The Wright adjoins the museum and has a more ambitious, if limited, menu than the museum's third-floor cafe. Service was very gracious and the food was fine. People next to my table asked for bread and were told that there would be an extra charge for it, which they accepted, but I think it's kind of discouraging when bread isn't routinely offered to guests. The quiche and the hamburger were good, and so was the coffee."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Had brunch there before visiting the museum. Was fairly quiet at 11am but food was terrific. Reasonably priced for the area."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "the staff was friendly and service and food choices and quality was excellent....made a great day at the museum even better"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Every time we have lunch at the Wright we're reminded of just how good museum restaurants can be. The food and wine are wonderful, the room is drop dead gorgeous and the staff is terrific. It is pricey but not out of line with food of this quality. "
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This restaurant may be architecturally interesting, but the food is does not live up to its surroundings. Small, uninspired appetizers and entrees were a true disappointment. Even my cappuccino lacked flavor. Suggest it for drink or coffee and dessert only."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This was my third time eating at this restaurant and i feel it gets better every time! Only disadvantage was the waiters were sometimes difficult to understand! I had the $38 prix fixe lunch with pea soup, filet mignon and profiteroles, all very good!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Lunch at The Wright followed by a visit to an exhibit at the museum is a great combo!!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Perfect for a museum visit - quick and efficient. In fact, they want you out ASAP to turn the table. It is better than a quick bite in the cafe."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Nice bright aand clean with good food and attentive service. The amotsphere is very FL Wright and the decor is modern and comfortable. The food is very good and the Brunch menu offers a great bloody mary. We went there just for brunch and we had a nice stroll from the "top down" in the museum too."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "This restaurant fit our itinerary for a museum-oriented Sunday, and by the time we arrived, 2:30 pm, it was at the end of the brunch hour and most people had left. So we had the place pretty much to ourselves, which was great. It's a pretty place - modern, colorful, clean-looking. My omelette (mushroom & goat cheese) was simply all right - puffy style. My friend's eggs benedict skimped badly on the Hollandaise sauce and looked dry. When we walked in, the best place to sit -- away from the door, which let in blasts of cold air -- was in the back. However, this was right next to the bathroom and kitchen area, so not great to look at (my friend, from the banquette side, had a better view of the whole restaurant). The service was fine."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "The Restaurant is small, the time I went there for brunch wasn't crowded. No noise or people waiting next to you for your table. Good place to go for talking and eating."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "I met a friend for dinner and we shared a steak and two sides, The food was excellent and more than ample. However, the noise level made it difficult to talk and the couple making out at a table near us was distracting, and, the we felt rushed. The waiters cleared our sides before I was finished,"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "If you're planning a day out at the museum, this is a step up from the cafeteria."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "this restaurant is a gem for lunch! The muni is beautiful and the food is celdicious. pricey but worth it"
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "It has a nice menu, helpful waiters and a warm, intimate ambiance"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "A guest and I have walked passed the museum numerous times and never noticed the incredible gem hidden on the 88th street side: The Wright. Brightly lit and comfortably packed with the neighborhood locals, you'll first encounter an energetic hostess eager to accommodate parties large and small without hesitation. The waiter was incredibly attentive and gracious. The entire brunch pre-fix menu is scrumptious and the only dilemma you'll have here is deciding what to have."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Great choice for a leisurely brunch with delicious food. Very nice staff and welcoming. Great date spot."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Service was excellent. Food was very satisfactory. The staff was very good to our 18 month old boy and the young artist special had grilled cheese and scrambled eggs; two of his favorites."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "The Wright is now quite fancy and the food is good, but it still has the feel of a museum cafeteria (albeit a high end cafeteria), and the staff acts accordingly. A good place for lunch nonetheless."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "The Wright is very attractive but the food needs to be improved. And too expensive too. It is unfortunate that such a convenient location serves sub-standard food."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "Had the best meal so far in our trip to new york. Food was amazing and worth the money. I am coeliac and they knew exactly what I could eat. Definitely recommend."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The food here blew us away. We had the 3 course prix-fixed menu & everything from appetizer to dessert was amazing. Would come back here in a heartbeat."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Been here 3 times. Each times as good as the last. They don't rush you so can go either before or after viewing exhibition."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Went here about two weeks ago for a special occasion late lunch! The Wright was able to accommodate our large party of 10 that quickly mushroomed to 15, and the food and wine was wonderful. Wait staff took our occasion into consideration and once we explained we wanted the wine to keep flowing, boy did our glasses stay full. It was a wonderful going away party! Thanks!"
    Dined on 12/13/2013