The Wright
The Wright

The Wright

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thewrightrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2124275690x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Wednesday, Friday: 11:30am - 3:30pm; Brunch: Saturday & 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 2124275682x
  • Special Events: 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.
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The Wright reviews from OpenTable diners
27 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.7
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
69% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (13)great for brunch (11)special occasion (7)neighborhood gem (6)fit for foodies (4)vibrant bar scene (1)notable wine list (1)romantic (1)good for groups (1)Show More
  • The Wright is all wrong
    crit
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    After excitedly looking forward to our lunch at Wright, we were terribly disappointed. Service was extremely slow even though the place was over half empty. When the food did come it was uninteresting and certainly not worth the wait.
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  • Disaster
    NYJP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The service was very bad and the food inconsistent. Coffee came out without the requested cream. By the time the cream came the coffee was cold. Our food (breakfast) took 45 minutes! Once on the table, the side orders never came (we were told they had to be re-cooked because they were too "crispy") By the time they were served, breakfast was nearly consumed. Toast and english muffin only came after 3 reminders, at which point the english muffin was raw. As for the food, while presented nicely, the eggs benedict was cold and soft boiled, breakfast potatoes were uneven to the point that some were actually raw and hard. Tab was over $100
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  • Where's The Sauce?
    DKrieg
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Sunday Brunch, the first reservation of the day service was excellent, we received a very warm welcome from the hostess, and great attention from the waitstaff, the decor is uber fitting for the venue. Off to a great start, mimosa in hand, I ordered the Eggs Benedict, excited as i have not had the dish anywhere in ages, the best part in my opinion is the warm lemony buttery overflowing freshly made Hollandaise sauce running all over the stack. Much to my disappointment when the dish arrived on each stack there was a dollop of sauce about the diameter of a quarter coin, thick and unmovable I barely ate half, the asparagus that accompanied the dish was more enjoyable. I do hope this was just a fluke as I've heard great reviews from friends.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Museum Dining
    ElaineVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    New York City has some fine museum restaurants, and The Wright located in the Guggenheim is one of them. The white space is the perfect place to take a break from the museum experience, with excellent food to match. We both had the $30 2-course Prix Fixe. Both the cured salmon with salad and the seared tuna were cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Lunch before the museum
    DenverDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The tuna sashimi was delicious for a light lunch. The seared tuna was good but the polenta was just fair. Service was excellent.
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    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Unplasant surprise
    legaleagleVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    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
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  • Harryfour
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    the food was v/good the staff very good Bertini in particular new the food wine match very well overall a great visit
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As Unique as the Guggenheim Museum
    LouEVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Dine in art environment
    Oishides
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • not quite wright
    foodbug
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    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.
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  • Great food in an interesting design
    TryingNewThings
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    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
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    great for brunch
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  • Good for museum food
    Vintagenyc
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 387 reviews are from the The Wright reviews archive.
  • Perfect afternoon
    RacyTracy
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Beautiful atmosphere, delicious food beautifully presented - the perfect lunch spot
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    special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Real Gem
    Lazco
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All's Right at The Wright
    NanaVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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  • Very expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Much too expensive .. Food is good but the prices are outrageous
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    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience!
    PEDROFRAGA1
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    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.
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    special occasion, Great for Lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly Surprised
    museumguy
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    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!
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    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Great for Lunch
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  • anna
    anna
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    Great food, great service, greate ambience. Great food, great service, greate ambience.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Eating at the Guggenheim
    lunchat1
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • classy, great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice selection and great atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    the staff was friendly and service and food choices and quality was excellent....made a great day at the museum even better
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    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • The Wright Stuff
    TravelJunkieVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch
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  • Much Ado About Nothing
    LRWNYC
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    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.
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  • The Wright - March 14
    Andy
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    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!
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    great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Museum Combo
    foodiefriend
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Lunch at The Wright followed by a visit to an exhibit at the museum is a great combo!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Convenient museum stop
    GlobaltrotterVIP
    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.
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    great for lunch
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  • Just Wright! Very Guggenhiem.
    L7CamperVIP
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    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.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Wright Restaurant
    LBE123
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    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.
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  • Nice Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    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.
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    great for brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food; not great for talking
    ProfVIP
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    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,
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Convenient When Visiting the Guggen
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    If you're planning a day out at the museum, this is a step up from the cafeteria.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • please do not close
    Pianogirl7VIP
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    this restaurant is a gem for lunch! The muni is beautiful and the food is celdicious. pricey but worth it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It is fun to eat at the Wright
    Carol
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    It has a nice menu, helpful waiters and a warm, intimate ambiance
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional experience
    FVassy
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hit the mark
    auntninaeats
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Great choice for a leisurely brunch with delicious food. Very nice staff and welcoming. Great date spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was excellent. Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    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.
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    kid-friendly
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  • Still too much a museum cafeteria
    swede
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    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.
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    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice ambience, terrible food
    upperwestsiderVIP
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    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.
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