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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 code/ZIP 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 has 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. Retrieved April 29, 2011. 
  5. ^ "MICHELIN Guide NYC Stars 2011". Michelin Guide. 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