I had been to wd~50 several years ago. It was in the same location on Clinton St., but the format was different. Wylie Dufresne (the “wd” in the name) continues to be a notable presence in New York, and his food creations incorporate molecular gastronomy techniques, so I decided I had to go back some time. It’s a Michelin one-star restaurant. OpenTable.com does provide a way to make reservations, but it was difficult to secure a table for one (while it would have booked a table for two), so I decided to call and was successful in making a reservation.
The diner has two options: the Tasting Menu and the Vault Menu. The Tasting menu is the current selection of dishes offered by the chef of about 13 items. The Vault is a shorter selection of favorite dishes from the past 10 years. I decided to go with the full Tasting Menu. They ask for, and will accommodate allergies and food preferences, but I decided to leave the menu as is.
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