Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Manhattan >
Dec 20, 2006 04:06 PM

Going to WD-50 -- suggestions?

Hi -- I think DuFresne's menu might be seasonal but thought I'd ask. Heading over there for dinner on Thursday and wondered if anyone could give me suggestions on the appetizer/main course to pick. Any suggestions would be helpful!

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Haven't been in ages, but I still remember the Skate was very well prepared.

    1. The servers are very helpful with the menu. On several occasions I have taken their suggestion that we order appetizers, mains, and a third main (I think it has often been sea trout or char or something) as a shared middle course. This is a great way to go if you aren't up for the full tasting menu commitment but do want to try more dishes. Weirdly, I had what may have been the best steak of my life at WD-50.

      2 Replies
      1. re: dbird

        Just curious -- have you tried the tasting menu? And if so, is it worth the hefty price tag?

        1. re: banjolinana

          I haven't, although I have intended to each time, and just found myself with less than the requisite energy.

      2. The tasting menu is the way to go. Best way to explore the cuisine, and well worth it if you can afford it.

        People used to complain about portion sizes, but IMO they've fixed that problem.

        1. Agree that the tasting menu is the thing - really great way to try lots of the different, creative offerings. I also had a wine from the Jura there that was amazing.

          1. Was there last month. Agree with the idea of the tasting menu, no question for someone's first time... so you can try a lot of diff things and see the type of stuff you like. You need a lot of time and the interest to do it.

            IMO some things were brilliant, some a bit too out there for me... but you'll have plenty of food and a good time. Wine list has been improved too.

            What's amazing about this place is the execution. The kitchen is flawless. Meaning what comes out of the kitchen is perfectly prepared. Not to say you'll love the dish, just perfectly done, beautiful artful presentions, perfect temperature. Something that is supposed to be hot IS hot. They have a large staff and a large kitchen for the size of the place.

            Worth a try....then you'll know what his food is all about.
            Have fun