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The Wright

1071 5th Avenue, New York City, NY 10128-0112
+1 212-427-5690
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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1071 5th Avenue, New York City, NY 10128-0112
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1 - 10 of 93 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

A great and quiet place to sit and relax after being overcome by art! Decor compliments the museum. Service great. I couldn't decide on a wine and was offered a sample, which was helpful. I had delicious salad with arugula and an unusual blue cheese...More

Thank sandkeymary2015
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Can't say enough positive things about this restaurant. To begin, it's a beautiful space; the staff is friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable. In March of this year I completed the Dean Ornish Heart Disease Reversal Program. Consequently, my diet has changed: protein is plant sourced, except...More

Thank shibaken63
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Enjoyed lunching here before visiting the museum. Appreciated both the good service and the delicious meal.

Thank Yeknoc
Reviewed 1 January 2017

We found ourselves at the Solomon Guggenheim on a busy day between Christmas and New Year's around lunch time and decided to try this restaurant on the lower level. Frank Lloyd Wright, of course, designed the Guggenheim, and this restaurant echoes many of his architectural...More

Thank ElaineAndGreg
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Just wonderful food! We had pasta, burger, and salmon, and each dish was outstanding. The desserts were a great surprise also (the apple crumble was amazing) Everything presented beautifully and very tasty and tasteful, and great price for such quality meal. The service was a...More

Thank P B
Reviewed 8 December 2016

I met a friend at the Wright in the early afternoon before going to the Agnes Martin show upstairs at the Guggenheim. Neither she nor I had been to the Wright before. Even before I arrived she texted, "Here in restaurant. Lovely here and calm."...More

1  Thank Donna D
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We needed a place to eat while at The Guggheim and deceided to have a larger mid day meal. They offered a prixx fix menu that offer a brunch- lunch menu. Alcholic drink, they 2 of either sn sppitizer, entree or desert. all fo $34.00....More

Thank PennsylvaniaDoglover
Reviewed 3 November 2016

I had a very nice lunch at the museum last week. I had made reservations and had a bowl of tomato soup and a roasted chicken. With a glass of wine the bill was $41. I would go back

Thank Faxon B
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Returned to The Wright after a year's absence...oh, is it still good! Mouthwatering pasta and tomato soup; chocolate cake with perfect raspberries and delicious mocha ice cream side garnishes. Ahhhhhhhhhhh. Portions not too small, not too large.

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely space in basement of Guggenheim. You do not have to buy a ticket for the museum! Lovely food, and not especially expensive for where we are!

Thank Jim_Parle
Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1071 5th Avenue, New York City, NY 10128-0112
    (88th Street)
  • Public Transportation: 4, 5 & 6 trains to 86th Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-427-5690
  • E-mail
A distinctive modern American menu created by David Bouley protege Rodolfo Contreras emphasizes seasonal, local, & sustainable ingredients, appealing to the savvy palates of New Yorkers & discerning travelers from around the globe.

The Wright combines an upscale atmosphere with a sleek, modern, & comfortable venue comprising 60 seats & a communal table where guests can enjoy a full-service menu. A casual, European-style bar that features small plates, paninis, & cocktails serves as a lively focal point of the space.

The 2010 James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Restaurant Design has been awarded to Andre Kikoski Architect for its design of the Guggenheim's fine-dining restaurant the Wright. The James Beard Foundation Awards are among the highest honors for food and beverage professionals working in America, and recognize superior achievement in categories ranging from Best Chef and Outstanding Restaurateur to Cookbook of the Year and Multimedia Food Feature.
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