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The Wright

3.9
3.9
647 Reviews
$30 and under
American

While Cafe 3 is under renovation (February 11–March 26), enjoy our cafe menu at The Wright restaurant, located on the ground floor. Come in and enjoy, sandwiches, salads and pastries.

We will resume restaurant service on March 27th.

Not bookable

This restaurant is open seasonally. Unfortunately, it is currently closed.

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Thu–Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 427-5690

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Alejandro Cortez

  • Catering

    The Restaurant is available for private events. We can host dinners for 68 people and receptions for 75 people. The room is available every night of the week and all day Thursdays. Buyouts are possible all other days.<br />Please contact our Catering Sales Manager, Preya Singh, at (212) 423-3665 or e-mail psingh@CxRA.com.

Menu

Salads

  • Grilled Chicken Paillard$24.00

    Satur Farm Greens, Sliced Almonds, Roasted Red Pepper, Shaved Fennel, Spring Onion Vinaigrette

    • Garbanzo Bean$24.00

      Red Cabbage & Romaine, Feta, Sun-dried Tomato, Seedless Cucumber, Crushed Pita Chips, Za'atar Vinaigrette

      • Petite Chopped Salad$15.00

        Baby Lettuce, Frisée, Heirloom Tomato, Cucumber, Radish, Carrot, Pepper, Olives, Red Wine Vinaigrette

        Sandwiches

        • Seasonal Grilled Vegetable$20.00

          Sun-dried Tomato Pesto, Spinach Wrap

          • Black Forrest Ham$20.00

            Havarti, Creamy Honey Mustard, Shaved Cabbage

            Entrees

            • Cheese Ravioli Pasta$27.00

              Chanterelle Mushroom, Squash Blossom, Truffle Butter

              • The Wright 50/50 Burger$29.00

                Creek Stone Farms Beef and Mushroom Burger, Caramelized Onion Aioli, Herbed Fingerling Potatoes

                • Skuna Bay Salmon$29.00

                  Corn Puree, Summer Squash Succotash

                  Desserts

                  • Chocolate Blackout Cake$9.00

                    • Cookie Plate$9.00

                      • Affogato al Caffe$9.00

                        Gelato, Espresso, Whipped Cream

                        Cold-Pressed Juices

                        • Green Vitality$12.00

                          Kale, Cucumber, Lemon, Celery, Fennel, Parsley

                          • Red Radiance$12.00

                            Strawberry, Beet, Apple

                            Beverages

                            • Coffee$4.00

                              • Cold Brew$6.00

                                • Espresso$5.00

                                  • Cappuccino$6.00

                                    • Iced Lemon Tea$6.00

                                      • Iced Mint Tea$6.00

                                        • Coke$4.00

                                          • Diet Coke$4.00

                                            • Sprite$4.00

                                              • Water$4.00

                                                Cocktails

                                                • Wright Aperol Spritz$14.00

                                                  Aperol, Prosecco, Soda, Orange

                                                  • Solomon Sour$14.00

                                                    Bourbon, Lemon Juice, Cherry

                                                    White

                                                    • Archer Roose, Sauvignon Blanc$12.00

                                                      Red

                                                      • Archer Roose Malbec$12.00

                                                        Rosé

                                                        • Archer Roose Rosé$12.00

                                                          Sparkling

                                                          • Archer Roose Bubbly, Sparkling Wine$12.00

                                                            Beers

                                                            • Sloop Brewing IPA$10.00

                                                              • Bronx Brewery (Seasonal)$10.00

                                                                Last updated: July 19, 2021

                                                                What 647 people are saying

                                                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                3.9
                                                                3.9 based on all time ratings
                                                                • 3.9Food
                                                                • 3.9Service
                                                                • 3.9Ambience
                                                                • 3.5Value

                                                                NoiseModerate

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                                                                1. w

                                                                  wes15

                                                                  New England

                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  4.0

                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                  Dined on August 16, 2021

                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                  Gathering of friends

                                                                2. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  vip
                                                                  2.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on August 15, 2021

                                                                  overall2food3service2ambience2

                                                                  Sooooooo sloooooooowwwwwww Not worth the price. Nice people watching if you sit outside.

                                                                3. JW

                                                                  JamesWatson

                                                                  St. Louis

                                                                  17 reviews

                                                                  3.0

                                                                  17 reviews

                                                                  Dined on February 7, 2020

                                                                  overall3food3service2ambience3

                                                                  The restaurant was virtually empty, yet service was still incredibly slow. The food was delicious, but very small portions.

                                                                4. JL

                                                                  JimL

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  Dined on January 16, 2020

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Great attentive service. 10 out of 5 stars!

                                                                5. B

                                                                  Brunchlover

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  14 reviews

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  14 reviews

                                                                  Dined on December 31, 2019

                                                                  overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                                  Food was very tasty. Service a bit slow. Ambiance a bit lacking. Place pretty run down, really. But everyone was very friendly and accommodating.

                                                                6. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Berlin

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  1.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on December 27, 2019

                                                                  overall1food1service2ambience4

                                                                  Food was small portions. Appetizer with beets = a joke. Gnochi with a not so tasty sauce. Salads limited presentation. Falafel were cold. Seriously over priced.

                                                                7. BS

                                                                  BSJ40052

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on December 15, 2019

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                  Great food and great customer service. Loved the staff's recommendations and the meals brought. A bit pricey (5th Ave) and the the ambiance was an interesting space.

                                                                8. s

                                                                  sharryjawm

                                                                  New England

                                                                  34 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  34 reviews

                                                                  Dined on December 7, 2019

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Sweet place with very nice and interesting menu. Something for everyone. Had the falafel salad and it was just right.

                                                                9. c

                                                                  colorbetty

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on December 3, 2019

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Outstanding quality and excellent service at The Wright made our lunch as an unforgottable experience - many thanks!

                                                                10. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                  Dined on November 9, 2019

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Simply wonderful food and service

                                                                11. CG

                                                                  CatherineGB

                                                                  London

                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  2.0

                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                  Dined on November 9, 2019

                                                                  overall2food2service4ambience2

                                                                  The service was excellent. The ambience was minimalist, Very white, and empty to my eye and experience. The food was very expensive and the presentation was blah. The burger arrived on a white plate with fries next to it, some dressing, and a notable blank space on the plate. Then came a notable sized check...for an average lunch...

                                                                12. G

                                                                  Geoffrey

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  15 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  3.0

                                                                  15 reviews

                                                                  Dined on October 19, 2019

                                                                  overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                  Expensive for what it is; a neighborhood restaurant.

                                                                13. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Cleveland

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  Dined on October 19, 2019

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  A huge Wright fan, this was a treat to eat in a restaurant inspired by his style of architecture.

                                                                14. SF

                                                                  SusanF

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  33 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  3.0

                                                                  33 reviews

                                                                  Dined on October 15, 2019

                                                                  overall3food3service3ambience2

                                                                  I enjoyed my dish and my friend enjoyed his but there was no spark to the food. Sorry

                                                                15. IF

                                                                  IndiaFoodie

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  31 reviews

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  31 reviews

                                                                  Dined on September 15, 2019

                                                                  overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                                  My birthday lunch was augmented by some delicious Sekt and just perfect in terms of amount and value.

                                                                16. LL

                                                                  LocalLosGatosDiner

                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                  25 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  2.0

                                                                  25 reviews

                                                                  Dined on August 31, 2019

                                                                  overall2food1service2ambience2

                                                                  Food absolutely underwhelming. Chopped chicken salad was bland although there was an effortless to put vegetables in it. I couldn’t tell you what the salad dressing was. The server (also the bartender) would talk about the dishes but was contradictory and misleading to the point of making you wonder whether she knew what she was talking about. My coffee cup had more coffee splashed on the outside of the cup than in it. I didn’t mind the small venue but it is not inspired especially within an art environment.

                                                                17. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  3.0

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  Dined on August 16, 2019

                                                                  overall3food4service4ambience2

                                                                  Pleasant lunch, food was very good with impecable service. The ambience is not great, feels a bit claustrophobic with no natural light.

                                                                18. BK

                                                                  BKOK

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  21 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  21 reviews

                                                                  Dined on August 11, 2019

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                  It was a last minute decision and it was a good one. Everything was deliciousness our server was lovely. Simple interior in a magnificent building.

                                                                19. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                  3.0

                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                  Dined on August 3, 2019

                                                                  overall3food3service5ambience3

                                                                  Brunch before visiting the Guggenheim. First thing first: service was hands-down the best part. Big smiles, friendly, good vibes, just like service should be. Besides that, a grim note: I was the only one in the room, 11.45 in the hype of Nyc brunch on Saturday morning, moreover inside one of the most popular museums in town. Should this be a red flag, given that prices are affordable and menu can easily suit all dietary preferences and restrictions? For a restaurant, yes definitely. I can’t really complain, got a vegan bowl that filled me up for 25$ and did nothing more. Ingredients perhaps were first-quality who knows, but overall it Tasted rather bland and was as cold as the wide, empty, white room I was sitting in, alone. Thank god for the cheerful service!

                                                                20. RZ

                                                                  RZP42

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  14 reviews

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  14 reviews

                                                                  Dined on August 2, 2019

                                                                  overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                  The food was excellent and our waitress was terrific. She was accommodating, friendly and helpful. However, we needed to be completely finished by 2 PM in time for our tour and it took too long to get the bill for 9 people settled. We were late for the tour which was extremely disappointing.

                                                                21. AM

                                                                  AnnM

                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                  Dined on July 29, 2019

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Excellent food. Great service with very knowledgeable waiter. Understated but pleasing atmosphere. Perfect lunch spot. Had a wonderful experience.

                                                                22. EM

                                                                  EileenM

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on July 21, 2019

                                                                  overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                  The lobster and grits entree was delicious. The service was very good. The room was less than I expected, but it was in style with the building. I would return and I would recommend to my friends. Thank you.

                                                                23. P

                                                                  Paquerette

                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  Dined on July 14, 2019

                                                                  overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                                  La meilleure option pour démarrer ou clôturer la visite du musée Guggenheim. Le service est avenant et rapide, la nourriture fraiche et simple. Le décors est arty mais pas trop. Reposant et frais.

                                                                24. CA

                                                                  CynthiaA

                                                                  Detroit

                                                                  10 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  10 reviews

                                                                  Dined on June 29, 2019

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                  The server was exceptional. We thoroughly enjoyed the visit and the meal.

                                                                25. UE

                                                                  UpperEastsider

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  52 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  52 reviews

                                                                  Dined on June 17, 2019

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  The Wright changes its menu regularly and always provides a great choice for a casual lunch on the very UES!

                                                                26. MN

                                                                  MaryN

                                                                  San Diego

                                                                  27 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  27 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 26, 2019

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Service was terrific as was my Bloody Mary and bagel and smoked salmon plate! Dessert: chocolate cake and orange ice cream was delicious! Would return.

                                                                27. MW

                                                                  MoniqueWashPark

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  45 reviews

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  45 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 24, 2019

                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                  The Wright restaurant inside the Guggenheim Museum is a lovely space with some delicious food. In particular we enjoyed the asparagus appetizer and the salmon main course. Our waiter (don't know his name) was quite wonderful. His recommendations were good, including his wine recommendation. The space is "spare" but very nice, in keeping with the Frank Lloyd Wright esthetic. My only negative comment is that the menu is very limited, and I think the prices are a bit high for what one gets (and, yes, I live in Manhattan -- I know things are expensive here). However, overall, it was a great location to meet for a friends dinner, followed by a visit to the museum.

                                                                28. NY

                                                                  NYNY

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  40 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  1.0

                                                                  40 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 24, 2019

                                                                  overall1food2service2ambience1

                                                                  It was open for dinner and it was convenient so we went. But dinner was an afterthought for restaurant and really a disservice to diners. Only a few tables were in use. Forget about something like bread for table. Server was friendly enough and food tasted fine but the presentation left much to be desired. To top off, we tried to get a burger to go to bring home for our son, and they said the kitchen was closed and chef had left. It was 8:15pm. Maybe a different experience at lunch but why bother for dinner.

                                                                29. P

                                                                  Patricia

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on April 25, 2019

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  I love the service. The food was outstanding. I ordered the shrimp salad with rhubarb. Vegetables were fresh and crisp. My son ordered the asparagus caviar salad. He is not a salad eater. However, he enjoyed his salad. I will definitely come back.

                                                                30. GH

                                                                  GordonH

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  Dined on April 21, 2019

                                                                  overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                  A perfect brunch fit for a museum visit. Typical FLE architecture. Most fitting.

                                                                31. e

                                                                  ehpe

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on April 17, 2019

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  We had a terrific lunch. Highly recommend the 50/50 burger. Our server was delightful and concluded our celebratory lunch with a piece of cake and a battery operated votive candle to "blow out" for one of our threesome who was celebrating her birthday.

                                                                32. NT

                                                                  NitT

                                                                  London

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  Dined on April 8, 2019

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Delicious food and lovely menu. Very good service.

                                                                33. b

                                                                  bt10011

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  129 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  3.0

                                                                  129 reviews

                                                                  Dined on April 5, 2019

                                                                  overall3food3service5ambience4

                                                                  The food was fine but slightly insipid. The service was lovely and the venue was comfortable and pleasant. For the price the food really should be better. The rolls that came with the burrata were not a good match for the cheese, they were too soft and too sweet, making the dish lack nuance and texture. I wanted to like it better because it really is a pretty place and I love the museum. Even so, for the convenience and the ambience, I would not rule it out when visiting the museum.

                                                                34. L

                                                                  Lunchmaven

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  23 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  4.0

                                                                  23 reviews

                                                                  Dined on April 4, 2019

                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                  Food was fine, if not inspired. Service was ok, friendly if a little slow. At bit on the pricey side for what was on offer.

                                                                35. NC

                                                                  NancyC

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  Dined on April 3, 2019

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                  I went with a group of seven people. Everyone loved their food and the staff could not have been more helpful. Service was also very efficient and timely. What a pleasant lunch!

                                                                36. R

                                                                  Robyn

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on March 31, 2019

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Wonderful restaurant-comfortable-nice relaxing atmosphere. Food was excellent

                                                                37. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                  Dined on March 25, 2019

                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                  Waitress was welcoming and happy Mushroom pot pie was very good

                                                                38. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  1.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  Dined on March 24, 2019

                                                                  overall1food1service2ambience1

                                                                  Food was terrible

                                                                39. BM

                                                                  BethM

                                                                  Vancouver

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  3.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on March 24, 2019

                                                                  overall3food2service5ambience5

                                                                  All was very good except for the small worm in the salad. The meal was then complementary, but ....

                                                                40. CK

                                                                  ClaireK

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                  Dined on March 24, 2019

                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                  Always lovely here. Came for my birthday brunch with family. The service was good but a bit too attentive, even. Food is nice with good options for most everyone. Will go back again.

                                                                FAQs

                                                                The Wright is rated 3.9 stars by 647 OpenTable diners

                                                                Not bookable

                                                                This restaurant is open seasonally. Unfortunately, it is currently closed.

                                                                • Cross street

                                                                  88th Street

                                                                • Neighborhood

                                                                  Upper East Side

                                                                • Hours of operation

                                                                  Mon, Thu–Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm

                                                                • Cuisines

                                                                  American

                                                                • Dining style

                                                                  Casual Elegant

                                                                • Dress code

                                                                  Casual Dress

                                                                • Public transit

                                                                  4, 5 & 6 trains to 86th Street.<br />M86 Select Bus Service.

                                                                • Payment options

                                                                  AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                • Executive chef

                                                                  Alejandro Cortez

                                                                • Additional

                                                                  Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

                                                                • Phone number

                                                                  (212) 427-5690

                                                                • Catering

                                                                  The Restaurant is available for private events. We can host dinners for 68 people and receptions for 75 people. The room is available every night of the week and all day Thursdays. Buyouts are possible all other days.<br />Please contact our Catering Sales Manager, Preya Singh, at (212) 423-3665 or e-mail psingh@CxRA.com.

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