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50 Clinton Street, Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York City, New York40.71970000-73.98460000American

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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 seven days a week,from 6pm to 10pm. The restaurant also offers private dining in its wine cellar for up to fourteen people. 

The chef, Wylie Dufresne, was formerly the sous chef at Jean Georges and in 1999 became the chef at 71 Clinton Fresh Food.

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.

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.

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 through 2012.

Wylie has been nominated for multiple James Beard Awards, including Best Chef New York for six consecutive years commencing in 2007.




Wylie Dufresne


Casual Dining


Stanton + Rivington
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