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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
  • Email: jhollander@restaurantassociates.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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "A great place for lunch or brunch! A wonderful addition to a day at the Guggenheim. Very lovely and the food was great!"
    Dined on 9/15/2013
  • "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
  • "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
  • "It has a nice menu, helpful waiters and a warm, intimate ambiance"
    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 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "The service was excellent. I had the butternut squash soup. It was very good and I appreciated the manner in which is was served. The lump crab cakes were very bland and I'm wondering of the lump crab was old?"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "We had a wonderful, memorable holiday lunch. The menu is very creative anf the menu items are very creatively served."
    Dined on 12/9/2013
  • "One always expects an uptown museum restaurant to be a beautifully presented affair. However as they draw a crowd simply by affiliation to an institution, they don't necessarily have to have commendable food or service. The Wright had it all and then some. The gorgeous all white room makes its interesting patrons, boldly hued cocktails and delectable menu offerings pop out automatically. This makes the scene all the more vibrant. The service was impeccable, attentive and friendly. The food phenomenal. The butternut squash soup poured out of a tea kettle into a bowl of crushed pistachios on a baguette slice. The pumpkin ricotta soufflé blew my mind and the entire experience left a lasting impression."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "I wanted to treat a young friend to lunch and this was perfect. Interesting food as creative as the art in the museum. Small portions but very satisfying as the combination of flavors worked. The chicken with potato rosti and baby brussels sprouts was excellent. Glad we shared the starter as the terrine was tiny but the salad generous. The creme brulee perfect and the little dessert cookies were fun. The cocktails made the lunch really special! Not cheap (over $130 for two with wine and coffee). Disappointed with the ambience though as I remembered the old restaurant which was elegant, quiet dining. The acoustics made it a little noisy which I was not expecting. We were late for the reservation but they were fine about it."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "visiting NYC from UK lovely meal with pleasant service, my 14 yo daughter made to feel comfortable as well sweet potato soup excellent, lobster risotto very good pumpkin soufflé looked lowly, but not so sure I'd order it again, but when in US must try pumpkin dishes at halloween!"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "staff was playing loud blues/ soul music at 11 a.m. on a Saturday which was jarring. Food mediocre. $21 below average omelet and not even a slice of toast to go with."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "the portions are normal not huge fridays portions. The prices for eating at NYC are reasonable if you are a turist then you may consider it a little price depends on your previous dining experience. the place, looks and service were awsome"
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "It is a lovely spot for a great lunch before/after viewing the exhibitions in the Museum. The price is reasonable for the a la carte as well. You can get a 10% discount card from the museum to redeem 10% at the restaurant. However, there is a current expiry date till Aug 31."
    Dined on 7/19/2013