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The Wright

1071 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10128-0112
+1 212-427-5690
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (30 reviews)
“snow peas” (2 reviews)
“salad” (9 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1071 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10128-0112
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The food was wonderful, but I wish there was more of it. Very small portions. The atmosphere was lovely and the wait staff very attentive, but the restaurant is very expensive.

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

A respite from the crowd, The Wright has basic light and heavier fare - we did the latkes and ravioli, both very good. Wines also good. A clean, well lit spot, quiet. Wonderful servers, prompt service. The place to dine at the Guggenheim.

Thank AJAX6965
Reviewed 18 February 2018

We went here for a late lunch between museum visits. The service was attentive and friendly; the food was first-rate. I had smoked salmon; my wife had the mushroom ravioli. Both were excellent. The dessert, a peach-cranberry crumble, was superb. Very good coffee. The music...More

Thank operalover939
Reviewed 27 January 2018

This is a proper restaurant severing great food at a good price. A simple menu but fresh and tasty food.

Thank fotofoodie7
Reviewed 21 September 2017

As you approach the Guggenheim Museum on the east side of Fifth Avenue from the south, the first thing you encounter is a gate. The day we visited the gate was open and as we had walked all the way from West 54th and Broadway,...More

Thank janc468
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This restaurant is an oasis of calm in the busy city. My wife and I met our son and his partner for a celebratory lunch as they had got engaged earlier that morning. We enjoyed great food, impeccable service provided by the amazing Deena. She...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 25 August 2017

This restaurant brings respect to the world of museum restaurants. Usually overpriced and pretentious, museum restaurants are neither noted for their cuisine or their service. The Wright, located in the landmarked, Frank Lloyd Wright designed Guggenheim Museum, changes all that. It’s a unique little gem,...More

Thank jvh212
Reviewed 23 August 2017

The restaurant is quite expensive, but we indulged in dessert. The presentation was excellent and the dessert was very good. Treat yourself to a San Pellegrino.

Thank Ingrid W
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We were lucky enough to have lunch during Restaurant Week in nYC, so the price was right. We had a three course lunch for $29. Heritage tomato salad excellent, roasted chicken breast with snow peas delicious, and strawberry roulade yummy. Service was excellent. A great...More

Thank Carole S
Reviewed 27 July 2017

A group of three of us ate lunch here recently while visiting the City. My husband and I agreed that we don't mind paying "New York prices" as long as the portions and quality are there. This lunch was a terrible experience. We had a...More

Thank carpediemejc
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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John B
7 August 2017|
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Response from carpediemejc | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can walk through the lobby of the museum and enter the restaurant's main door without purchasing a ticket for the actual museum itself.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1071 5th Ave, 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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