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The Wright

564 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Quiet Conversation
  • Great for Lunch
  • Sunday Lunch
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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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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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
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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
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine


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What 564 People Are Saying
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4.1  based on recent ratings
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJimbo (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

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

DanielG (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

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

vipUpperEastsider (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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!

vipluv2dine (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

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

HTM4 (New York Area)
2.0  Dined 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.

ArtistNeighbor (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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!

vipeagleeyes (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined 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.

Ronald (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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.

vipphillydoc (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined 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.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

Great place for a large group

vipCeci6358 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 19, 2017

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

GPAT (New York Area)
3.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on October 31, 2017

Some of the best lunch food and worst service in NYC

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  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.

vipjillsy (New York Area)
1.0  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.

vipPatriciaH (Chicago)
5.0  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

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Tokyo)
4.0  Dined on August 25, 2017


JoeScott (New England)
4.0  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.

susanna (New York Area)
5.0  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!

juongtarik (New York Area)
2.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
2.0  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

CHARMING (New York Area)
5.0  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.

vipstatbiz1 (Philadelphia)
4.0  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.

lgizzle (Western NC)
4.0  Dined on June 13, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  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.

Nameless (Tampa)
2.0  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.

GFguest (Atlanta)
4.0  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.