The Wright

3.9
598 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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) 427-5690
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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.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Thu - Sat 5:30PM - 7:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

What 598 People Are Saying
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Denver
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We waited 45 minutes for our order - which was only deserts. We watched other families come and go that had been in the same show as us. Restaurant was cleared by the time we finally got served and we’d been the first family to walk in after the performance. Then they brought the make your own cupcakes out to only 2 of our 3 kids. My 3-year old had to wait an additional ten minutes for his - near tears. What a drag. Spent an hour there with lousy service.

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BS
St. Louis
23 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Restaurant has a limited menu. Food was good, but nothing very special. Convenient and reasonable place to have lunch if visiting Guggenheim museum.

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JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A very nice option if you are going to the Guggenheim, tasty food, great service, and a very nice setting.

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LC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

The restaurant was nothing to look at and tables to close together. The menu was disappointing, couldn't even finish the lunch as it was blah. Very crowded and serving time slow. Wont go back again.

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S
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Until the Wright coordinates with the Guggenheim, we will not return. We had a 6:15 reservation and the doors were locked. We were told to go to the main entrance. The guard there knew nothing about people who were dining at the Wright before going to the Members' opening of the exhibit. This happened last year as well. You'd think they could have corrected this problem by now. So we were bounced from one entrance to another, when finally, someone with "authority" unlocked the doors to the Wright. They did give us a fee glass of wine for this annoyance. but I'd rather pay for wine and get seated when I have a reservation. This museum needs to do a better job of coordinating.

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W
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A cheerful light room attached to the Guggenheim, light lunch fare, I had excellent parsnip soup. Not a large menu but good enough and lovely wait staff.

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BG
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

I specifically checked the menu for lunch items before booking. When I arrived at 1:45 pm on a Friday for my reservation I was seated and handed a weekend brunch menu and told that the kitchen "changed over" early....like 22 hours early.
The attitude was "too bad." The manager on duty was contacted (actually , interrupted while eating) and they offered to add some chicken to the pasta dish. Very un-customer focused. What restaurant changes to a brunch menu half way through service on a Friday??

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R
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for a pre-museum lunch or tea. Varied and interesting menu. GREAT service.

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s
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I EAT THERE AS OFTEN AS I CAN. I JUST WISH THEY WERE OPEN FOR DINNER ON A REGULAR BASIS.

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J
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Located in the Guggenheim it's a convenient spot to stop for lunch.

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b
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent seared salmon and vegetables. a bit pricey, but very convenient if you're going to the museum.

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h
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very delicious. We had brunch here before heading to Guggenheim and certainly had our museum experience enhanced.

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J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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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F
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

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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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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

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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

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

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m
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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JS
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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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RB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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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NJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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D
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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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M
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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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JB
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

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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CK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

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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OT
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

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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S
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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NY
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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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IC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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OT
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

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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PR
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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H
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

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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T
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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r
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

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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R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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J
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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DG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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UE
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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l
New York Area
158 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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

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HT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

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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AN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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