2 West at The Wagner Hotel

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$31 to $50
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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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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a weekend getaway for me and my husband. Hotel was perfectly located. And 2 West was excellent! Food was very good quality and taste was spot on. I had the best Caesar salad ever and the most delicious swordfish!!! What will keep me coming back was not just the food though, it was the bar and the bartender Kevin Carrigan. His personality was addicting, his drinks were superb, and he was the most personable guy you ever want to meet. I didn’t want to leave the bar at night because of him!!! My husband and I will def be back just for this restaurant. First time there it not the last!!! We love Kevin!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Average at best.

TV
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My office is a 5 minute walk and I have been eating here since our office moved downtown. The service is excellent and it is a great place where you can actually hear the person that you are having lunch with. The food is excellent and they have a menu which covers all the bases. When I have worked on a weekend I have come for the brunch and they have the greatest French toast.

ML
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had lunch during NY Restaurant Week, so the value was great! A three course lunch was delicious! Cucumber and melon salad with feta and pistachios as an appetizer was wonderful, as was the flatbread. Salmon was cooked perfectly. Cobb salad was fresh and chock full of blue cheese. Dessert was a key lime pie in a jar, which was outrageous!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the place is in a hotel and easy for people around better park

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Personal polite service

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OT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent except no open menu is available during Sunday brunch. Very disappointing if you only want one item and no drinks. Finally had to complain to mgmt that this was not highlighted in open table reservation to order less than full brunch but we were finally accommodated.

K
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Easter Sunday- wonderful!

J
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

it is not above the average level, not deserve at all.

ES
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.

D
New York Area
34 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.

AL
New York Area
92 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.

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

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.

d
New York Area
19 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!

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...

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.

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.

AL
New York Area
92 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.

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.

BF
New York Area
9 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.

E
New York Area
56 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!

OT
New York Area
10 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.

AL
New York Area
92 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.

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

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

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

Wonderful staff and solid food

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

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

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

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

Great food and our servers Flora and Miguel were terrific

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

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

RD
Denver
38 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.

AL
New York Area
92 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.

AL
New York Area
92 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.

AL
New York Area
92 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.

AL
New York Area
92 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.

A
New York Area
13 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.

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.

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.

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

Excellent as always

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