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Restaurant information
Established 2003
Closed November 30, 2014 (2014-11-30)
Current owner(s) Wylie Dufresne
Chef Wylie Dufresne
Food type New American, eclectic/international
Rating 1 Michelin star (Michelin Guide)
Street address 50 Clinton Street (between Rivington Street and Stanton Street), on the Lower East Side in Manhattan
City New York City
State New York
Postal/ZIP Code 10002
Country United States

wd~50 was a molecular gastronomy New American/international restaurant in Manhattan, New York City.[1] It was opened in 2003 by chef Wylie Dufresne.[2] wd-50 closed 30 November 2014.[3]

Awards and ratings[edit]

It was listed among the S. Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants for 2010.[4] In 2006 the restaurant received a Michelin star in the New York City guide, and held onto it since.[5]

In 2013, Zagat gave it a food rating of 25.[1]


On June 10, 2014, The New York Times reported that wd~50 would be closing due to a real estate developer planning on constructing a new building at the site;[6] The restaurant closed on November 30, 2014.[7] the restaurant was located at 50 Clinton Street (between Rivington Street and Stanton Street), on the Lower East Side.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "WD-50 | Manhattan | Restaurant Menus and Reviews". Zagat. Retrieved May 11, 2013. 
  2. ^ Bruni, Frank (March 5, 2008). "The Shape of Eggs Benedict to Come". The New York Times. Retrieved February 11, 2011. 
  3. ^ wd-50.com
  4. ^ "The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2010". S. Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants. 2010. Archived from the original on May 26, 2012. Retrieved April 29, 2011. 
  5. ^ "MICHELIN Guide NYC Stars 2011". Michelin Guide. Archived from the original on September 25, 2011. Retrieved April 29, 2011. 
  6. ^ Gordinier, Jeff (June 10, 2014) "Wylie Dufresne Says He Is Forced to Close WD-50". The New York Times. Accessed June 2014.
  7. ^ Merwin, Hugh (June 10, 2014) "Trailblazing Restaurant wd~50 Will Close Later This Year". Grub Street. Accessed October 24, 2014.

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Coordinates: 40°43′10.61″N 73°59′4.67″W / 40.7196139°N 73.9846306°W / 40.7196139; -73.9846306