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Restaurant information
ClosedNovember 30, 2014 (2014-11-30)
Owner(s)Wylie Dufresne
ChefWylie Dufresne
Food typeNew American, eclectic/international
Rating1 Michelin star (Michelin Guide)
Street address50 Clinton Street (between Rivington Street and Stanton Street), on the Lower East Side in Manhattan
CityNew York City
StateNew York
Postal/ZIP Code10002
CountryUnited 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, which it retained until it closed.[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". Archived from the original on February 7, 2011. Retrieved February 11, 2011.
  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