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About The Wright

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.

1071 5th Avenue
The Guggenheim Museum
New York, NY 10128
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Wednesday, Friday: 11:30am - 3:30pm; Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:30pm; Closed Thursdays

Cross Street:
88th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 427-5690

Website:
http://www.thewright.nyc/

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.

Public Transit:
4, 5 & 6 trains to 86th Street.
M86 Select Bus Service.

Executive Chef:
Alejandro Cortez

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.

Private Party Contact:
Preya Singh: (212) 423-3665

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

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

The Wright Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

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4.1

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3.5

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74% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (5)
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Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Some of the best lunch food and worst service in NYC

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (Chicago)·Dined 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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

We enjoyed a delightful lunch at the Wright .
The food was excellent, the service was faultless - thank you Deena.
This is an oasis in the rush of New York and although the menu is limited, there was something to suit everybody's taste in our party of four.
It's always better to have an excellent short menu than an average more extensive one.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

美術館の中ですが、本格的な料理が静かな雰囲気とフレンドリーなサービスでいただけます。
又訪ねたいレストランです。

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 (New England)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Stylish spot for lunch while at the museum. The food was surprisingly good for a museum restaurant and the service was attentive although it was quite busy.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Enjoyed a quiet and delicious lunch before a museum talk. The restaurant wasn't overly crowded so we were able to talk easily and linger over our dessert. Wait staff very accommodating and attentive in just the right amount. Great burger!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

I went for NYC restaurant week. After reservation was made I got e-mail saying that the restaurant decided not to participate for restaurant week. I had prefix brunch. Nothing special: omelette, yogurt & berries, & Bellini. The place looks nice, the food was nothing special. A total forgettable experience... Service was good.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Food Fair, service atrocious. Roast chicken dry and over salted. Wait staff brought dessert to our table as we were eating the entree, and stood there waiting!! Maitre de sat at the bar much of the time -- When asked where ladies room was she pointed back to her stand and said 'theres the key - its down the hall.' Restaurant was empty and I am not surprised. Guggenheim deserves better

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Great place to have conversation. Beautifully designed. Excellent choices for lunch, brunch, and dinner. Side street entrance means you dont have to go inside the museum.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 2, 2017

I think the key thing is the location. Wright is right in the museum and so its a good link for us as we were going to a show after that. Location location location. The service was extraordinary and the food was good. I had the burger and while it was small it was tasty. Wife felt the same way about the pasta. Kind of pricey but this is NYC after all. I would recommend it if you are at the Museum.
Not a huge menu but the food was prepared very well and on a Sunday for lunch it was empty at noon but picked up as we left.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Lovely, quiet and delicious. Great meet up space for friends. Afterwards a stroll through the Guggenheim's collection= awesome.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 2, 2017

The Wright is a smallish adjunct to the Guggenheim with a harmonious design. Very convenient and reasonable (by NYC standards) option for a satisfying lunch. It was quite pleasant on this visit, but might be a little noisy if completely filled. Definitely worthwhile.

Tags: Healthy, Great for Lunch
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 (Tampa)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Our reservation was 11:30 a.m. on Mother's Day-a brunch menu. My friend and I did not choose the fixed price menu ($50) but ordered only from the selections we wanted. My friend ordered the pastry basket and the quiche. I ordered a salad and the quiche. The pastry basket was nondescript. A waitress (not our original one) was kind to take it back to the kitchen to warm the croissant that looked old. The salad I ordered was very tasty-fresh-appropriate dressing amount. Then came the quiche, which was very tasty. However, it was accompanied by a salad on the dinner plate (also very tasty) that was not mentioned on the menu. Had it been, I would not have spent an additional $14 for the salad I ordered. The quiche was very small, perhaps 3 inches in diameter and dry.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Lovely space and great service. Gluten-free options very limited - in fact, the worst of our trip in NYC. Thankfully, my salad with grilled chicken was particularly good. My husband thought his burger was more the size of a meatball compared to the bun, and he would not order it again. Generous pour on the mango margarita! We were there because we were at the museum, but I would not cross the street in NYC just to eat there due to the gf options being quite slim.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 30, 2017

The Wright is the restaurant attached to the Guggenheim museum. Situated in a Frank Lloyd Wright designed part, it is obviously a convenient place for lunch when visiting the museum. I went in the evening special hours prior to a Works & Process program. They had a special limited but ample menu, my friend had Salmon, I had Pasta, both very nicely prepared and presented. Full bar and adequate selection of wine. Wonderful service. Highly recommend it, at the moment a best kept secret!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Open in the evenings for Works and Process events. Excellent service and very good food. A pleasant place to dine while visiting the Guggenheim.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 22, 2017

SurprisIngle disappointing experience. The space is lovely, the staff pleasant BUT... We waited well more than half an hour to get our cold 1st courses after ordering, with no bread, even, offered. (And, btw, the restaurant was half empty.) When the beet salad (which 3 of the 4 of us had) arrived, it was very poor. The cheese was microscopic, the beets tasteless with virtually no dressing. When 2nd courses arrived, after another very long wait, the salmon came well done when our friend was specific and adament that it be medium rare, erring on the side of rare. My pasta dish was muddy, no real taste, with the pasta as far from al dente as humanly possible. On the other hand, we had a lovely looong visit with our friends with no one rushing us out!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 17, 2017

The Wright is a good pick when visiting the Guggenheim. However, while the service and ambiance are pleasant, the menu is disappointing, with a narrow range of choices.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 5, 2017

We were going to the works and process event
"come from away"
the food was unacceptable, service poor as they only had 1 waiter for 25 people.
Terrible experience, would never recommend or go back there are too many other restaurants to have better times.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 16, 2017

The food wasn't great, and was certainly not worth the price.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 16, 2017

The Beet salad was perfect. We enjoyed the whole experience.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2016

The Wright was a convenient and decent place for lunch while visiting the Guggenheim on a blustery day. I recommend a reservation. Since the museum was crowded that day, having a reservation meant we got seated at a table right away (though in a drafty area near the door). Luckily, once another table was available, we were able to move. The cold draft and crowd were negative factors, but a function of the season and holiday. The service was good and the food was good, if not exceptional.

Tags: People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2016

There is talent in the kitchen--a lovely beet salad, a wonderful Tarte Tatin--however, the wait staff, although earnest, is almost comically unprofessional/untrained. e.g. My waiter struggled to describe an off-menu entree featuring "pounder." Seeing my blank look, he pressed the point: "Pounder. Pounder. You know. Is fish." I got it: flounder. The item in question turned out to be two hockey-puck-sized portions breaded fish mush, expertly fried but largely tasteless, accompanied by so-so green beans and potato chunks--clearly a last-minute desperation move to compensate for the fact that the restaurant had run out of salmon. (It also had run out of several desserts.) The luncheon was enlivened by a least one incident of spectacularly shattered glassware, followed by a muffled dispute among the staff about who was going to deal with it. And so on. If you're going to the Guggenheim, the Wright is right there; even so, it's probably the wrong choice.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2016

Great place to eat when visiting the Gugg, only problem is the limited menu and the limited seating. friendly staff, great cocktails, the food we did have was good. Worth a try.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2016

Terrific food. Just a bit pricey. One little piece of salmon--and I mean teeny--for entree. It was delicious but the amount was absurd.

Tags: Bar Seating, Seasonal, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2016

We went to brunch after seeing the show at the Guggenheim. The food was absolutely delicious, beautifully prepared and presented. The service very friendly and just attentive enough. So few people in the restaurant. It made no sense. It's not just a museum restaurant, it should be a destination.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2016

$10 "Assorted Pastry Basket, Whipped Butter, Seasonal Jam"? The sad "pastries" looked, felt, and tasted like they came out of a package. And the butter wasn't whipped, by the way, it was solid (don't say it if it isn't so).
$18 "Market Chopped Salad"? Very pretty pile of completely flavorless vegetables and fruits.
$16 "Challah French Toast"? A couple of sad, thin, limp pieces.

Brunch for 4 (coffee, no drinks) was over $100 with tax and tip, and none of us was satisfied with the food quality or portions. Maybe this is the reason there were only two other tables of diners the whole time we were there?

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Delicious food, good menu and great location but the service was spotty. In some ways terrific: timely, attentive and friendly. But some strange avoidable problems suggesting the waiter was unsure how to handle things.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2016

This place needs a new chef. Plus we called 3 times to change the reservation and they never did. The atmosphere is lovely and modern but the chicken was overlooked and dry. For these prices, we expect more.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2016

Outstanding prix fixe lunch - both for food and value.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Outstanding Value, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2016

excellent beet salad and seared salmon. very convenient if you're going to see the exhibits at the guggenheim.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2016

A friend and I dined at The Wright before attending a Works and Process event at The Guggenheim. The waiter mixed up one order and frankly, didn't seem to be totally "with it" but the kitchen performed well, producing our selections promptly and attractively. My choices, salad and salmon with delicious sides, were tasty and creative, and in the case of the salmon, cooked exactly as I had requested. My friend's entree selection, a burger with mushrooms, was diappointing and not deemed any better than the less expensive hamburgers available elsewhere. She also requested that it be served without a bun, but the dish arrived with it. On the other hand, her tomato soup was excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2016

Although the restaurant wasn't prepared for our 5:00 p.m. reservation (saying that they didn't open until 5:30 p.m.) and the menu was limited to the brunch offerings, we has a very nice dinner. The servers were attentive and apologetic for the confusion. The dishes we chose were well prepared and their presentation was attractive.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2016

Restaurant was only half full at lunch which made it perfect for meeting old friends for a long conversational lunch. No push to make the table available. Relatively quiet. Tasty food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2016

I thought the restaurant was excellent although it's a bit pricy. On the other hand the portions were ample.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2016

Big disapointment...
Almost empty place
Very cool ambiance and the food was a disaster, never had such a bad tasting chicken salade...!!
We won't go back that's for sure...

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2016

Quiet conversation was the only good part of the spacious -- though very attractive restaurant -- because I was one of only two people there during my meal!!!

Although the service was fine (I was the waiter's ONLY client!) the food (a prix fixe meal -- all that was available) was terrible. The salad was mushy, and really not eatable. I tried a few bites but wondered if they would make me sick. I asked for bread, and was sorry I did. New York over the years has added so many fine bakeries that almost every restaurant in the city has good tasty bread; but NOT this one. It was not only stale, but soft and tasteless!

In short, this restaurant -- in an otherwise handsome room in the renowned Guggenheim museum -- is a disaster. I will never go again, and I will tell everyone I know to AVOID IT!

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