The Wright

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586 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
The Wright opened for lunch at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on December 11th 2009. Our mission is to provide premier food and service in an upscale environment within the world famous museum for both visitors and neighbors. Since the launch, The Wright has received the 2010 James Beard Award for Best Restaurant Design as well as received 20+ Zagat rating.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Wednesday, Friday: 11:30am - 3:30pm; Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:30pm; Closed Thursdays
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Phone number
(212) 423-3665
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Alejandro Cortez
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Private party facilities
The Wright is an exciting venue for corporate and social events. Its unique and modern design includes seating for up to 68 or a cocktail reception for up to 100. 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.
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Private party contact
Preya Singh: (212) 423-3665
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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.
Please contact our Catering Sales Manager, Preya Singh, at (212) 423-3665 or e-mail psingh@CxRA.com.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
88th Street
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Public transit
4, 5 & 6 trains to 86th Street.
M86 Select Bus Service.
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Special events & promotions
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.
Please contact our Catering Sales Manager, Preya Singh, at (212) 423-3665 or e-mail psingh@CxRA.com.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 586 People Are Saying
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3.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Very convenient to attend the Guggenheim museum. Quiet, attractive enough, good service. Just fine. Absolutely adequate for pre-museum lunch. I would likely go again because it's the only restaurant so close by. But, really, nothing special. I may have ordered badly in choosing the chicken salad toast. However, it was less than ordinary. Nothing to look at, just white, and very little flavor. Just chicken in mayo piled on a piece of nondescript factory bread. Nothing mixed in for color or taste or texture. Like a high school cafeteria. This would be fine--maybe, except for $26 for restaurant week lunch together with a very bland gazpacho soup it felt like a touristy rip off (I'm a local). I was disappointed. To be fair, my son had some pulled pork which he loved, and my small taste of it was very juicy and delicious. All in all, fairly mediocre but acceptable lunch.

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3.0Dined on August 6, 2018

My first visit to Wright was a few days ago. It's perfectly OK as a place to meet a friend and have a quick lunch before viewing the galleries, especially on that hot, oppressive day. Ambience: kind of cold, utilitarian; the little snack bar higher-up in the museum is much more charming and light-filled. Food: pretty good, certainly a step-up from edible. Service: very pleasant staff. Overall: Nothing great, but, OK. Would I go back? Yes, for practicality's sake, to stay in one place all afternoon when the weather is not pleasant. Otherwise, I'd rather go to one of the more attractive restaurants in the general neighborhood....or to the above mentioned snack bar.

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3.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Convenient Guggenheim location, a bit pricey. Small portions but probably appropriate for ladies that lunch.

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3.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Underwhelmed. Limited menu, lunch prices high even for NYC.

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4.0Dined on July 24, 2018

perfect place to end or begin a tour of the Guggenheim..small, quiet, friendly staff and just the right amount of food...perfect end of my tour of the exhibit!

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4.0Dined on July 9, 2018

We had the shrimp salad and chopped chicken salad. The former was delicious but rather small. We needed to order bread afterward to feel sort of full. The latter was bigger, tasty, but still on the smaller side. The contemporaryspace was appealing and comfortable. Good place for conversation with excellent service.

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3.0Dined on July 7, 2018

The best thing about Brunch at the Wright was that the restaurant was almost empty- a great thing anywhere but especially at the Guggenheim!

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

It would be helpful when you leave a message asking people to confirm a reservation if you would leave a phone number .

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1.0Dined on June 25, 2018

Wow. Yuck. What a mess. The hostess was confused and odd. The place was freezing. The food was awful and took forever. Great location. Opportunity lost.

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3.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Convenient after viewing exhibit at the Guggenheim. Pleasant ambiance and NOT TOO LOUD which is rare in NYC and pleasing to us.

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3.0Dined on June 8, 2018

We dined here because we are Guggenheim members and were attending an opening of a new exhibit. Food was just okay. Nothing to rave about. Overpriced. Small portions. Bread was disappointing. Service excellent. Ambience pleasant. Would return only for its convenience when going to the museum.

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2.0Dined on May 26, 2018

This has been one of my favorite go-to restaurants but the quality has really gone down. What's going on?

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3.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Good enough food though small portions. Menu needs a reboot as does the space. It will never be anything with the cheap coffee machine and mediocre atmosphere it has now. Why is it called “The Wright” but the furniture looks like it would personally offended Mr.Wright’s sensibilities?

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

カジュアルな雰囲気でとてもリラック出来片意地を張ることもなかった、また、ランチまた、メニューとしてコストパフォーマンスがあり美味しく頂けた。

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

It was a special menu in conjunction with an evening program at the Guggenheim. Food was ok, but greatly overpriced ($62 for two courses, very modest-sized portions). It was not worth what we had to spend.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

doesn't any know about this place? It's never crowded, but the food is always tasty, inventive, fresh. Service is impeccable. It's a bright room, minimally but creatively done. Love it

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

It used to be special. Really
Creative delicious food. In past few
Months they simplified the menu at the direction of Guggenheim’s Director. A shame! Now it’s boring, expensive food.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Very good food, nice ambience and lovely server. Very good museum restaurant.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Saturday brunch alone before visiting The Guggenheim. Staff and service were excellent. Food: butternut squash ravioli was wonderful. Latkes just meh. Noise level was high as I don’t think acoustics were FL Wright’s priority, but the fact that I was dining alone probably made me more aware of the noise.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Perfect luncheon spot on cold snowy day! Delicious entree and dessert! Good wine selection too!

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

I was supposed to dine with my sister, but her train was delayed. I decided to go anyway. My food was good, tho not great. my eggs were slightly undercooked, as were my potatoes. Even the fruit in my dessert crisp could have stayed a little longer in the oven. Lynette, the hostess, was absolutely charming. She chatted with me upon seeing I was dining alone. We spoke about the museum and the exhibit. The overall experience was actually made better by my chat with her. Service was excellent. The restaurant was nicely done - very modern and clean. I would dine here again.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

A pleasant place to have lunch before or after a museum visit.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Excellent place, food was good although portions were small based on price. Beautiful setting.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

This was a wonderful culmination of our visit to the galleries.

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Love the Guggenheim's restaurant's new menu! Sunday brunch was delicious - and I enjoy the new makeover. Don't forget this Upper East side gem!

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Good neighborhood place, especially for museums. Food and service are good.

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2.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Nice service, food was OK and room was nothing special. The thing we noted the most was that portions were TINY, especially in relationship to the prices charged.

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5.0Dined on January 1, 2018

It was a real treat to be treated to lunch at The Wright! Highly recommended! Simple menu, great food and plenty of time to see the Art at The Guggenheim!

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3.0Dined on December 19, 2017

In a nutshell, the place is worn and looks like it's going to close. You have to ask for bread, salt, pepper, etc. — assuming you can find someone. It's understaffed. The menu is small and quirky and high priced for what it is.

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

Before the holiday concert at the museum, we enjoyed a lovely, low-key dinner with friends. Service was warm, thoughtful and professional. Food was good, not amazing and a bit pricey but worth it to be in the well-appointed and elegant space. Will return for sure.

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4.0Dined on December 16, 2017

The Wright was a good way to break up our visit to the Guggenheim. Food was very good and service excellent. We ordered the prix fix brunch and it was way too much with a drink, appetizer and entree but very tasty. Would go again next time we are in Manhattan.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

We enjoyed the meal from start to finish. The food was excellent, the service was great, and the ambiance was just right. All in all, a very pleasant experience before visiting the exhibits at the museum.

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3.0Dined on December 3, 2017

Went for brunch and the place was empty. For a museum restaurant, there wasn't a great feel. Felt like a college cafeteria.

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Great place for a large group

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5.0Dined on November 19, 2017

Been here twice after visiting Guggenheim and always find quality food and good service.

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3.0Dined on November 12, 2017

The food and service were excellent, but the overall design and ambiance were poor. This restaurant has no business calling itself after the world-famous architect. The table settings, wall décor and general "look" need serious and imaginative renovation. As set up now, this restaurant does not really belong in the Guggenheim.

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3.0Dined on October 31, 2017

Some of the best lunch food and worst service in NYC

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5.0Dined on October 25, 2017

A lovely lunch at the Wright for 6. The food was excellent and the service professional and very friendly. Having the opportunity to enjoy such a good meal after touring the museum exhibitions was a really good experience.

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1.0Dined on October 8, 2017

What a disappointment! For the $45 prix fixe, we expected much more.
The flat bread and squash soup were good.
The salad, filled with frisee was mediocre.
The 50/50 beef/mushroom burgers were much too small for the bun.
The "shared desserts" were insulting: 6 little pastries, 2 of which were cheese cookies.

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5.0Dined on September 8, 2017

We visited NYC for our anniversary and followed a recommendation to have lunch at the Wright. Glad we did!

- Creative atmosphere - designed to fit in to the artsy Gugenheim
- Great wait-staff
- Delicious food - they split up entres for us to try different choices

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