2 West at The Wagner Hotel

4.1
377 reviews
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Contemporary American
2West serves up classic comfort foods in a stylish, modern American bistro considered one of the finest restaurants downtown NYC offers. Marked by expertly prepared dishes and an impressive wine list, 2West is led by executive chef Philip Medora, whose focus on locally sourced ingredients captures the distinctive tastes of Manhattan, making it one of the best restaurants in Financial District New York. When looking for Battery Park restaurants on the water that offer semi-private dining, join us in The Alcove where service and superlative dishes await. Our location means we are a great destination for breakfast near Battery Park. In addition, Brunch, a New York City tradition, is offered every weekend, making 2West the first choice for places to eat near Battery Park every day of the week.
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1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious amazing food, kind and efficient service, spacious and quiet room with big windows and comfortable chairs. Definitely one of the best dinners I've had in NYC.

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D
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good service, nice cocktails, and good food. I went for restaurant week, and will definitely go back.

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AL
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Restaurant Week menu and the live music that they had the night we were there was a very nice touch. Terrific atmosphere.

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CR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Awlful food
Poor service
No consideration for handicapped people

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DW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I visited for Restaurant Week. We were staying in the area. The food was absolutely excellent in it's presentation and mixture of flavors and textures. Service was excellent as well. Hat's off to our server Ricardo. He ensured we had a very pleasant experience. We plan to revisit to explore the menu, wines, and ambiance. Thank you for making it a great birthday.

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d
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was excellent, the food never disappoints and it was very good again this time. However, the coffee was horrible. My guest for breakfast and I are involved in the coffee business and neither one of us could drink it. Get a new
Supplier! So disappointing! We stuck to the
Orange juice instead!

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JP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

It was New Years Eve, and we had a late seating.
The waiter rushed us to order (kitchen was closing, he said). He rushed and knocked over a glass of water on our table (ok, a mistake). But then he disappeared for long periods and the food took forever to arrive (luckily we weren't in a rush). Also luckily, the scallops were tasty.
But, its only worth going here if you're staying in the hotel...

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WA
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

The service was terrible. We ordered toast with our breakfast which they forgot but when they remembered they brought it after the meal was over. It took forever to get the food. The waiter seemed like he could care less. On top of it all, breakfast was over $40.00 per person. Worst food value I have ever seen.

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C
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I have been going to 2 West for well over a decade, when it was the Ritz Carlton. I have had an engagement party, two baby showers, numerous dinners, brunches and other events at 2 West. When I lived in the neighborhood, we were at 2 West several times a week. Even after we moved from neighborhood, we continue to come to 2 West for one reason - several excellent staff members to whom we have become close. We have continued to patronize 2 West after the take over by the Wagner, despite some disappointments, because of our favorite staff.

If Adriano is preparing the food and Jennifer Guerrero is serving, we are guaranteed an excellent meal and a good time. They have taken the time to note and respond to our requests and likes. They always take great care to ensure that our meal is prepared as we like it and we very much appreciate it. Jennifer is absolutely the BEST! She anticipates her customers' needs and is a great liaison with the kitchen. Her pleasant and pleasing disposition make a good meal great. I always call before going to ensure that Jennifer of one of the other reliable servers (Ricardo) is working. If not, we go elsewhere.

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AL
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great choice for a good meal in an elegant yet comfortable environment with a friendly staff.

A little hidden though in the back of the Wagner Hotel but worth finding.

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M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was okay to mediocre. Food and wine quite expensive for what we got. Servers were very nice.

Only went because the Museum of Jewish Heritage is right across the street.

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BF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent brunch and SO conveniently located across the street from the Folksbeine Yiddish Theatre.

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E
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We normally don’t dine in hotel restaurants and don’t have great expectations for a good meal. Our dinner at this restaurant in the Wagner Hotel however exceeded what we would expect. The 3-course Restaurant Week Menu, although limited, was carefully designed for diners. The spicy tuna tartare was not available, but the shrimp/lobster salad was a wonderful substitute. The portions of my husband’s herb roasted chicken “under a brick” and my tagliatelle pasta with wild mushrooms and duck confit were quite substantial so we had to “doggy bag” half of the plates to make room for dessert. And we were happy to enjoy the “coconut in a jar” and “NY’s greatest cheesecake”. The waitstaff was attentive and friendly. It was a fine dining experience!

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the French onion soup and scallops. However, the coconut dessert wasn't my favorite.

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AL
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent scallops appetizer and great lobster cavatelli entree. Very friendly staff. Definitely worth a visit.

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AL
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Worth finding - it’s a bit hidden within the hotel.

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AL
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful staff and solid food

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OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very enjoyable. We enjoyed the food, service and particularly the music!

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Not ritz Carlton anymore
Dead and too many bugs flying around
Food was ok not stellar

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AL
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and our servers Flora and Miguel were terrific

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AL
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, our servers (Wendy and Flora) were terrific.

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RD
Denver
33 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice (albeit expensive) breakfast. Only issue with the menu was that the yogurt/fruit/banana bread item on the menu had a overabundance of fruit and the smallest piece of banana bread we have every seen.

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AL
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So far, same excellent staff in the restaurant as before the hotel converted from a Ritz Carlton to the Wagner Hotel. Tino who was our server tonight was terrific as well as Miguel who assisted him. Had a wonderful dinner including the French Onion Soup to start and excellent Steak Fries as a side dish to complement our solid entrees.

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AL
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food - excellent scallop appetizer and cavatelli entree. Our servers Tino and Wendy were terrific.

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AL
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great staff - hope they keep the restaurant the same under the new hotel.

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AL
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Solid choice for a nice restaurant in the neighborhood. The team of servers (Tino, Wendy, Rocco and Mustak) are extremely friendly and helpful.

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A
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for lunch - it is usually nearly empty so you get lots (but not too much) of attention in a lovely, serene setting. Definitely sit on the lower level. Great food and service. Expensive but not outrageous.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always pleasant, go to place. A bit on the expensive side compared to surrounding restaurants but consistently great food. Wine list small but well done.

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A
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had a business appointment downtown and decided to try 2West because we’ve had fine meals at Ritz Carlton hotels in other cities. We were not disappointed. Our lunch was very good; the plate presentations were attractive, and the staff was friendly and welcoming. A broiled salmon was served with a really tasty beure blanc sauce, and there were other details that enhanced the lunch. One of us ordered the NYC Restaurant Week Lunch, which was a real bargain. One of the desserts was a sticky pudding served with vanilla ice cream. I’ve never before had this dessert in a restaurant outside of England. Very good.

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SB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always

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JR
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The dining room and food service was not really up to Ritz standards. The waiter was very unengaged - and the dining room was very mediocre

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for an Anniversary brunch. Food was outstanding. Meal came out quickly. Immediately seated. Eddie our waiter made the experience pleasurable.

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O
Columbus
44 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A tasty find for a good brunch mea with many good offerings, well presented and well served.

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JT
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious breakfast - pancakes and French toast are a must.
Quick, Friendly and polite service.
View curtailed by scaffolding but food is good.
Would return.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Delicious meals. Crab Cakes are a must.

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JR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food with limited menu. Good service. M'aitre 'd, Milan, was very attentive and made us feel special by checking in with us several times. Enjoyed the experience.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood brunch place; we live next door so easy and kid friendly also!

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OT
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went there for brunch, it was very quiet and relaxing. The decor was modern but luxurious and the 3 course option was a great value. You would expect teeny portions but my friends lox and bagel app was legit an entire meal in and of itself! I had the flank steak which I partially took home and I couldn't believe it tasted even better the next day! Everyone was attentive and friendly. My only complaint was that they mixed up our orders when we asked for it to be wrapped up. We both ordered the same dish, but ate different amounts. Since we've had leftover mix ups at other places before, we knew to check after they packed the food up for us. I would for sure come back for brunch!

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The service was wonderful but the food was merely average. The Mahi Mahi/grouper sandwich was dry and was more bread than fish. The breadbasket was cold. The shredded pork sliders tasted like sauce from a jar. The cheesecake with strawberries was quite nice though.

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u
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden gem ! The food was fresh, delicious and perfect in every way. The ambiance was made to order. The wait service was top notch. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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