The Wright

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$30 and under
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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.

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SF
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I enjoyed my dish and my friend enjoyed his but there was no spark to the food. Sorry

IF
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

My birthday lunch was augmented by some delicious Sekt and just perfect in terms of amount and value.

LL
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

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.

BK
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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 3 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

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
11 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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 29 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Great service with very knowledgeable waiter. Understated but pleasing atmosphere. Perfect lunch spot. Had a wonderful experience.

EM
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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

UE
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
42 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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
37 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

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 25 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 21 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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

e
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and lovely menu. Very good service.

b
New York Area
107 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

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
20 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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 3 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Waitress was welcoming and happy Mushroom pot pie was very good

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Food was terrible

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

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 24 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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 24 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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

JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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

L
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The right place for lunch before going into the Guggenheim Museum is Wright’s. Named for the famous architect, the food and service was museum quality. The parsnip soup was hot and creamy and garnished with diced apple and pomegranate seeds. Yum. For lunch I had the 50/50 burger, half meat and half mushrooms—so much umami. Served with fingerlings, the “museum” version of the French fry. My husband had the butternut squash raviolis. They came with large arcs of roasted squash and shavings of cheese. So good.

Sadly, they didn’t have my drink of choice, Dewars, at the bar, so I ordered a glass of wine. Despite the busy lunch rush, our server Deena scoured the upstairs stockroom and procured a bottle to pour me a sorry-for-the-disappointment shot. Not necessary, but so memorable and hospitable. This was definitely the “Wright” way to start our mini vaca in NYC.

M
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Service was really poor. Staff needs training on order taking and wine service

LC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For what it is, essentially a place to sit down, relax and dine while visiting the museum, The Wright is wonderful. Because the reviews are mixed, I was hesitant to suggest the restaurant to an out of town friend with whom I'd planned a visit to the Guggenheim. As it turned out, The Wright was the perfect spot to meet and to have lunch while we caught up. We both agreed, the food--the mushroom pot pie and the quinoa bowl--and the service were excellent. As for the ambiance, the space was in keeping with the modernity of the Guggenheim itself.

S
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great resource when you at immersed in a Guggenheim Museum exhibit and need to break for lunch. Creative menu and atmosphere, not too pricey and great service. I definitely recommend it and would visit again!

c
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

Unfortunately there were a huge number of children, perhaps 30 or more loud and quite boisterous. I realize we should not have stayed, but I had a special out of town guest and we had looked forward to it. I realize this was an anomaly but wondered if this was an isolated instance or regular thing. We tried to make the best of it, but the adult tables all around us were a bit aghast.

TT
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

For a James Beard award winning restaurant we expected a lot more. Our reservation was for 12 noon, thirty minutes after the restaurant opened. The floor was dirty, only three tables were occupied and the service was slow. The restaurant is small, crowded and no view of the surrounding Central Park area. In NYC there are far better choices for lunch!

ES
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to relax and enjoy a meal after the museum

RH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a lovely time on a Saturday afternoon. Our server did not rush us. The space is bright & quiet. I enjoyed the ravioli & wonderful house salad!

JB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Salad was tasty but very skimpy and I’m a small eater. But it was still fine and very convenient if you’re visiting the museum.

S
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very tasty food. We really appreciated the excellent vegetarian choices. Service was pleasant, helpful and thankfully non-intrusive.

g
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I’d recommend this restaurant for convenience on a museum outing and for vegetarian options. It is small and does not have much ambience. I got the Quinoa bowl, and found it unappealing. I generally love quinoa bowls. My friend seemed to like hers. Another friend got the mushroom pot pie, which looked like a better option. Wine portions are small, and they game it by offering different size pours..

SJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The burger was delicious, but small if it were for a man, but we two women found the size ok so we had room to share a dessert. Chocolate cake also excellent.
Waitress was very accommodating & good at her job so we made sure by our tip that she knew we appreciated her aside from us telling her she did a good job.

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