The Wilson

4.2
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73 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
The Wilson is a neighborhood gem located at the intersection of the Chelsea and NoMad neighborhoods and just South of Madison Square Garden. Chef Jeff Haskell presents a seafood focused menu of New American Classics within a casually upscale setting. Design highlights are an enclosed heated patio and a private dining events space with a 30ft ceiling and living moss wall. Cocktails are playful and inventive and the service is warm and hospitable. Signature dishes include Blue Crab Carbonara, Grilled Octopus, Falafel Waffle, Brussels Sprout Tacos, and Avocado Fries. The restaurant is suitable for both intimate dinners and for large group dining, & the active bar allows for a vibrant social dining scene. The Wilson is open 7 days a week serving breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and cocktails and is available for corporate and social events. The Wilson is operated by IGC Hospitality, the team behind other notable NYC venues such as Refinery Rooftop, Parker & Quinn, Park Avenue Tavern.

Specials

$1 Oysters

Enjoy $1 Oysters from 4pm-7pm on Thursdays!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 10, 2019

Ends: September 11, 2118

Availability: Thu 4:00PM-7:00PM

Burger & Wine

Enjoy a complimentary glass of Wine with your Burger!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 10, 2019

Ends: September 11, 2118

Availability: Wed 4:00PM-7:00PM

Monday Moules Frites

Enjoy Moules Frites + a Beer for $20

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 10, 2019

Ends: September 11, 2118

Availability: Mon 4:00PM-7:00PM

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Join us at The Wilson with your nearest and dearest for your Thanksgiving gathering! We will be featuring a 3-course Prix-Fixe dinner with a Smoked Turkey Breast Roulade for the ultimate friends and family feast. Looking forward to having you join us!

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Join us at The Wilson with your nearest and dearest for your Christmas celebration! We will be featuring a 3-course Prix-Fixe dinner from Culinary Director Chef Haskell. Looking forward to having you join us!

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

What 73 People Are Saying
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3.9
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4.2
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MM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My only regret is that I didn't know about this place sooner! The service was great, everyone nice and attentive. The food was delicious and there was such a great variety. The almond ricotta ravioli dish...wow! I'm not even vegan and it blew my mind. Also, you have to try the espresso flan with doughnuts. The drinks were also great, bartender even made us off menu cocktails that were amazing. Definitely returning.

M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The food and atmosphere are really good, but the attentiveness of the service is lacking. The appetizers were brought out just before the entrees arrived.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Very busy on a Wednesday evening. It took 10 minutes for a server to approach our table (and only after we asked), and he was a very odd guy. Started with the tuna tartare, we both had the falafel waffles and ended sharing their cookie skillet. The food was all very good. The service wasn’t great, and it seemed like there was one waiter for half the restaurant. We consistently had to ask for water refills. The manager kept checking on us and it felt awkward. The whole vibe was uncomfortable. But- loved the food! Maybe order for delivery?

S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Almond ravioli is not good! Needs to be taken off menu

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Wilson was a great date night for my husband and I. We shared a bottle of wine and all of the food together. The tuna crudo was light and refreshing and just what I wanted after a warm day of wandering through Chelsea. The octopus was prepared wonderfully and the brussel sprout tacos were definitely a treat! The scallops are definitely a must try- very tasty! We also had the special that evening, which was a pan seared branzino. It was my first time having branzino and the bar has been set really high.

Sal was our server and took very good care of us. He gave wonderful recommendations.

x
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

After we finished dinner, we waited almost an hour before somebody checked on our table again. We were hoping to have a quick business dinner and it turned into a nearly three and a half hour meal. We asked for the check four times before somebody finally brought it.

KH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

We really enjoyed the setting at the restaurant. The food was a nice quality but found the sauces a bit bland. Scallops were cooked beautifully.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Food is incredibly mediocre. Disappointing because spot is so cool with outdoor patio.

CL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and experience! I particularly enjoyed the vegetarian options

PJ
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Wilson is a well-located gem close to FIT and Penn Station, with a great outdoor area well protected from the elements. The food is delicious and the service very attentive and informed. My only complaint is that the wine list is limited and liquor prices are high

PA
New England
19 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The Brussels sprout tacos were excellent! Good food....not outstanding. The service was good.

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

Great birthday service!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Food was mediocre. Nothing really wrong with it, but nothing to rant about. Service was bad. Slow, not attentive, shared conflicting info about the menu. I’m giving it two stars for the decor and the $7 brunch cocktails.

b
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met a friend for an early dinner. We were seated outside as we requested...it was a good table. Drinks were great. We both ordered a rose mix with some vodka in it...very light and smooth. We started with grilled octopus...cooked nicely. I had an arugula salad with salmon. Salmon was done to perfection. Our waiter was very attentive, and kept checking in on us.
It was a little noisy but it also was happy hour. Other than the noise level, I would return, esp for that drink!

C
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Nice place with a great outdoor terrace. Food was excellent but the staff not so much.

S
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

A/C wasnt working very well but management and staff all very nice. Food slow coming out of kitchen but I think there was a back up. Bartender seemed a little stressed and a was a little abrupt. I put it down to the heat! and will give this place another chance..

MR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Women’s World Cup Final

MS
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

It's a great place for brunch and with a group of friends. we really enjoyed it. There was a great vibe. Awesome music.

JS
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Came for my Labrador's 13th birthday and had a perfect experience. Really good food + excellent service = highly recommend.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Those was not an enjoyable experience. Our waiter was incompetent and not accommodating. Firstly I ordered a Sazerac and he mentioned that they do not serve those. I explained to him that this is a classic cocktail and he still did not seem to understand my order. This signaled for me and my friend to order appetizers and entrées at the same time.

Our server took our order however over the next thirty minutes he returned to our table to be reminded of everything we ordered. This delayed our meal at least by twenty minutes because all parts of our meal were placed in segments. For instance he returned to remember our appetizers eight minutes after the initial order, turn fifteen minutes later asked how I’d like my steak prepared for my lobster and steak. Afterwards he came and offered to refill my drink.

A team member of his did try to assist which was appreciated. This doesn’t negate the fact that this service wasn’t befitting to the reviews or the demeanor of this place. As a customer, I felt discriminated. This was an evening dinner on Sunday. The restaurant was not busy, yet, my service was given no attention while other families and small couples were serviced. That and the « we don’t serve Sazeracs comment » is what compelled me to leave this review.

BT
Phoenix
32 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the outside patio location on a lovely spring evening. Greeted by very enthusiastic waiter who was professional and made a great first impression. The food was outstanding. Great seafood preparation and my pad Thai noodle dish was extremely creative and delicious. Cocktails were also extremely creative and a cut above the norm, as was the excellent wine list. Desserts were also imaginative and well done.

Overall, this was a wonderful dining experience. I usually shy away from loud music-dominated venues, but the noise level, though high, was tasteful. I can't wait to visit again on my next trip to the City. My compliments to the chef and wait staff. This was great dining experience.

LT
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best overall restaurant experiences I’ve had in my life. The customer service and energy of the workers is unmatched and I do not say this lightly. Never in my life have I received a happy birthday card signed by employees at a restaurant in my life...not until dining at The Wilson, that is. Not only did we receive a birthday card but we also received two complimentary glasses of champagne and a dessert with candles! Not to mention the friendly and engaging conversation. They go above and beyond...not just with the customer service either. The food and cocktails were absolutely amazing. I can not recommend dining at The Wilson highly enough. Also, the elevators and decor are something special. Do yourself a favor and grab dinner there!

LP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

They were amazing. We came for my best friends birthday dinner and they were so attentive and extremely generous! We ordered a bottle of champagne and they sent over an extra one on the house! We sat in their outdoor space and loved it.

DS
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good Sunday brunch. Was near our NOMAD hotel. Ribeye steak and eggs, premium breakfast burger and breakfast pot pie all very good items. Wife had a cornbread dish which was OK.

P
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Great outdoor setting and good service. Grilled octopus was delicious but mahimahi special was overcooked.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such great service, had my birthday there. It was perfect.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Sat for 16 minutes before receiving a drink. Service was super slow/off but food and everything else was amazing!!!

A
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch! Delicious food, friendly service, and super reasonable prices. Decor was very cute. Will be back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for nicer weather as we got to sit outside! Food was delicious, server was knowledgeable and helpful

SF
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Our waiter, Sal was very attentive. Asked if we had any food allergies. Service was quick. We would definitely go there again.

JT
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Took an hour and a half to get out food on a slow Tuesday night. Think they forgot everyone else around us received they're and we ordered salads and a sandwich. Ridiculous

NY
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went to The Wilson for brunch. Food and drinks were excellent, and our waiter was really friendly. Would definitely recommend.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful experience. The management team truly makes sure you have a wonderful experience.

CG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our moms night out at The Wilson made us feel like hip 20-somethings again. Great food, cool place, fun night.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the staff was as impeccable as the food and drinks! I love coming here, for both every-day and special occasions.

JF
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having dined at one of the other restaurants affiliated with the Wilson, expectations were high. The food was delicious, the staff was gracious and the ambiance was nice. I think it will be even better during warmer months. Can't wait to go back and find out.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was great but service was slow!

M
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met for Saturday brunch with three friends. Great ambiance, not too loud.

RA
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Brunch reservation made a week in advance: First impression was hostess and manager unable to make contact with any of three parties that arrived at one time by eye contact or voice greeting. When hostess spoke to parties waiting the manager shushed. After attending to 3 phone calls we were Finally seated
Seating & space nice!
After seated with menus, 15 minutes for waiter. Waiter reassigned twice but all three nice.
Food is creative, healthy, diverse and above average, which is a happy ending to brunch.

g
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good service and food. There is a lot of construction going on in that neighborhood so it was outside noise at lunch that was bothersome. Big portions on the lunch entrees so you could share if you don't have a huge appetite. Salads are delicious and a nice size for one person with a good appetite. I had the falafel waffles which were great, but heavy for one person. My husband had the friend fish sandwich which he felt was more batter than fish, but still good. All food is beautifully presented. Very attentive and friendly waiters.

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