Located on one of the coolest streets (that would be Clinton Street) in one of the coolest neighborhoods (Yes, that’s right, the Lower East Side), the brick-and-glass façade of this 65-seat restaurant screams “unassuming.” But nothing could be further from the truth. Meet Wylie Dufresne, mad genius with a spatula in his hand. Chef Dufresne deconstructs dishes and then puts them back together again, creating a culinary art that manages to rock taste buds at the same time. You were just thinking you wanted Campari-infused smoked eel? Had a hankering for venison atop freeze-dried polenta? It’s here and it tastes a lot better than you think. So much so wd~50 has earned a coveted Michelin star as well as a three-star review from The New York Times.
- Open Hours: Wednesday to Saturday from 06:00 PM to 11:00 PM, Sunday from 06:00 PM to 10:00 PM
- Feature: Trendy
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard, amex, discover, diners
- BYOB Allowed: Yes
- Nearest Train: Essex Street-Delancey Street