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wd~50


50 Clinton Street – 212.477.2900

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wd~50


50 Clinton Street – 212.477.2900

wd~50 opened at 50 Clinton Street, between Rivington and Stanton, on Manhattan's Lower East Side on April 9th, 2003. The 65 seat restaurant occupies a former bodega and has a full bar. Dinner is served five days a week, Wednesday through Sunday,from 6pm to 10pm. The restaurant also offers private dining in its wine cellar for up to fourteen people.

The chef, Wylie Dufresne, opened a second restaurant, ALDER in 2013. Visit www.aldernyc.com

 

wd~50 now offers two tasting menus; a twelve course tasting menu for $155, and From the Vault, a five course tasting menu for $90 comprised of the restaurants classic dishes from past menus.

Bar diners may enjoy a menu for $25 dollars by selecting any two items from either the short or long tasting menu; additional courses can be added at $15 per course.

The menus at wd~50 utilize elements and techniques from a wide array of cuisines. The restaurant has garnered praise for its inspired culinary combinations, cutting edge culinary techniques, and innovative use of ingredients. The restaurant was designed by Dewey Dufresne and Louis Mueller. Frank Bruni of the New York Times awarded wd~50 three stars in March of 2008. In 2006, in the Michelin Guide's inaugural American edition, wd~50 received one star, which it has retained each year since.


The pastry chef, Malcolm Livingston II, previously worked at Le Cirque and Per Se. He was then hired as pastry sous chef at wd~50 in May of 2009, becoming pastry chef in January of 2011.

In 2013 Wylie Dufresne was honored with the 2013 James Beard Foundation award for Best Chef New York City. He had been previously nominated for the same award six times.


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Dining


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Dining


 

Dining Room

Choose from a twelve-course season Tasting Menu or a five-course "From the Vault" Tasting Menu compromised of classic dishes from past menus. 

 

 

Bar

At the bar you can enjoy the same dishes from our tasting menu: two courses for $25, and each additional course at $15.

Private Dining

A private Dining room is available for intimate events, please inquire on our reservation line or email Griffin Parker at wd50info@gmail.com.

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Reservations


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Reservations


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Find a Table

How it Works

The reservation line, 212-477-2900, is open from 11 am to 6 pm, Monday through Saturday, and from noon until 6pm on Sunday. You can also make a reservation on-line using the Open Table website, or through the form below. We are open for dinner only, five nights a week: Wednesday through Sunday from 6pm to 10pm.

 

Timing

 

Reservations are taken 30 days in advance. For example on March 1st, reservations become available for April 1st (and all of the days in between). We also encourage walk-in customers both at tables and at the bar; all menus are served at the bar as well as our bar menu. We do not accept reservations for the dessert tasting.

 

 

Confirmation

 

 

wd-50 will call you the day before your reservation to confirm; please give us a contact number where you can be reached for confirmation. If you need to confirm or cancel a reservation you may call us at any time the restaurant is open; please call 212.477.2900 and press one if you get the recorded message. We look forward to you dining at wd-50.

 

 

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Directions


50 Clinton Street
between Rivington and Stanton

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Directions


50 Clinton Street
between Rivington and Stanton

 

SUBWAY DIRECTIONS

Take the M, F or J train to Delancey/Essex Street stop. Exit subway and head north one block on Essex. Turn right on Rivington Street and head east 3 blocks to Clinton St. Turn left and head 1/2 block north. wd~50 is on the right hand side at number 50 Clinton Street.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

From the FDR exit at Houston St., head west and turn left on Ridge, and then right on Rivington. Go 2 blocks to Clinton and turn right. Proceed 1/2 block to 50 Clinton Street.

From the west side, take Houston St. going east. Turn right on Ridge, and then right on Rivington. Go 2 blocks to Clinton and turn right. Proceed 1/2 block to 50 Clinton Street.

From the Williamsburg Bridge, take outer lane and turn first right onto Clinton. Go 1 and 1/2 block to 50 Clinton Street.