between Stanton & Rivington
on Manhattan's Lower East Side


6pm to 10pm

November 30th will be our last day of service at wd~50.

We thank our guests for their continued support these past eleven years and look forward to welcoming you as we celebrate over the next 173 days.


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 Wednesday-Sunday evenings,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.

A menu served in the bar area can be enjoyed 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 through 2013.

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