The Wright

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$30 and under
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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.

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

What 666 People Are Saying
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JW
St. Louis
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.

JL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great attentive service. 10 out of 5 stars!

B
New York Area
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.

OT
Berlin
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.

BS
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.

s
New England
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.

c
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!

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply wonderful food and service

CG
London
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...

G
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Expensive for what it is; a neighborhood restaurant.

OT
Cleveland
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.

SF
New York Area
31 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

IF
New York Area
27 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.

LL
San Francisco
23 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.

OT
New York Area
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.

BK
New York Area
19 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.

OT
New York Area
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!

RZ
New York Area
13 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.

AM
Los Angeles
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.

EM
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.

P
San Francisco
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.

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CA
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

UE
New York Area
49 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!

MN
San Diego
22 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.

MW
New York Area
44 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.

NY
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on May 23, 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.

P
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.

GH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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

e
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.

NT
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and lovely menu. Very good service.

b
New York Area
117 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.

L
New York Area
21 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.

NC
New York Area
1 review
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!

R
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Waitress was welcoming and happy Mushroom pot pie was very good

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food was terrible

OT
Vancouver
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 ....

CW
New York Area
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.

c
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Nice place to have a meal before taking in the art.

JB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good food, pleasant room--but very noisy if full of diners. Excellent service.