Wright at the Guggenheim, NYC
We’ve seen our fair share of space age-styled dining establishments in our time, and in truth, it seemed the trend had died a quiet death. The latest restaurant to spring up among the gallery-lined streets of New York’s Upper East Side however, seems to have set the ball rolling once again – only this time the clean lines, swooping curves and manmade forms have been afforded a sophisticated edge, set within the light-soaked throes of New York’s Guggenheim Museum.
Taking its design lead from Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic fossil-esque structure, Wright – named in honour of the man himself – serves up modern American fare in ultra-curvaceous surroundings.
Conceived by New York-based architect Andre Kikoski, and designed in celebration of half a century of the iconic Manhattan structure, Wright features a site-specific, super-minimal sculpture from Brit artist Liam Gillick and blanched understated forms throughout, courtesy of Kikoski himself. Seating up to 60 diners, the space comes complete with a quaint, continental-inspired bar, serving up simpler grub to hungry gallery goers.
Fibre-optic wood lines the expansive Corian bar, whilst plush leather padding and interior expressions of Frank Lloyd Wright’s undulating spirals frame the space.
The contemporary, hearty menu comes elegantly constructed by David Bouley trained chef, Rodolfo Contreras, so expect seared diver scallops, slow roasted suckling pig and spiced pumpkin & chocolate cake - to name just a few of culinary delights on offer at what is set to be New York City’s latest white-out eatery.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue (at 89th Street)
- 1.21 2423 3500