2 West at The Wagner Hotel

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398 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American

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2West serves up classic comfort foods in a stylish, modern American bistro considered one of the finest restaurants downtown NYC offers. Marked by expertly prepared dishes and an impressive wine list, 2West is led by executive chef Philip Medora, whose focus on locally sourced ingredients captures the distinctive tastes of Manhattan, making it one of the best restaurants in Financial District New York. When looking for Battery Park restaurants on the water that offer semi-private dining, join us in The Alcove where service and superlative dishes await. Our location means we are a great destination for breakfast near Battery Park. In addition, Brunch, a New York City tradition, is offered every weekend, making 2West the first choice for places to eat near Battery Park every day of the week.
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4.2
Food
4.2
Service
4.2
Ambience
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RYANG
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything at The Wagner always exceeds my expectations, and that includes the dining experience at 2 West. Our server was incredible and our food was delicious. It's a great quiet spot to have a drink and enjoy a meal with friends, family or loved ones.

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vipAlenaK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very pleasant

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vipmike
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice spot - food is very good! Among the 4 of us we had the a ceasar salad, crab cakes swordfish, chicken, the vegetarian dish and the scallops- everyone was very satisfied.

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KevinC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience1

Coffee wasn’t warm, service was super slow

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JimH
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Why put a party of 4 with 2 children right next to a party of 2 in an almost empty restaurant?

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vipTheVillageSteve
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been coming to this restaurant since I moved offices over 2 1/2 years ago. The service is always excellent and the food is always great. Everything tastes very fresh. The bread they bring to start the meal is delicious. I love their Thai salad, cobb salad, salmon and veggie burger. Their coffee is excellent. The restaurant is located in the Wagner Hotel and it is never noisy. When I have to work on a weekend I have come for their brunch and I have to say that their French toast is the best that I have ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience4

Closed early around us while we were eating (blowing candles, took ours two hours before closing), late service, food was not heated. Bread stuff as rocks.

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vipSethM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience1

Broken furniture, dirty ceiling and a low table made for an uncomfortable experience.

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LauraB
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience2

I thought this was significantly overpriced. $18 for 3 small slices of a baguette with avocado and red onion on.

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vipJakesTakes
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were both excellent. The chicken under brick was moist and flavorful. While the carrots in the roasted carrots appetizer were delicious, there is an overabundance of ricotta in the dish - not bad necessarily, but the ricotta takes over the dish. Halibut was light and flaky. The waitstaff were quite attentive. Nice option for a quiet dinner downtown.

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MartinK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed our stay and dinner at The Wagner Hotel while visiting NYC. I had the scallop entree and it was the best I’ve ever had. My husband enjoyed his Swordfish dish and commented that it was prepared perfectly. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just a weekend getaway for me and my husband. Hotel was perfectly located. And 2 West was excellent! Food was very good quality and taste was spot on. I had the best Caesar salad ever and the most delicious swordfish!!! What will keep me coming back was not just the food though, it was the bar and the bartender Kevin Carrigan. His personality was addicting, his drinks were superb, and he was the most personable guy you ever want to meet. I didn’t want to leave the bar at night because of him!!! My husband and I will def be back just for this restaurant. First time there it not the last!!! We love Kevin!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Average at best.

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vipTheVillageSteve
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My office is a 5 minute walk and I have been eating here since our office moved downtown. The service is excellent and it is a great place where you can actually hear the person that you are having lunch with. The food is excellent and they have a menu which covers all the bases. When I have worked on a weekend I have come for the brunch and they have the greatest French toast.

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vipMarieL
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had lunch during NY Restaurant Week, so the value was great! A three course lunch was delicious! Cucumber and melon salad with feta and pistachios as an appetizer was wonderful, as was the flatbread. Salmon was cooked perfectly. Cobb salad was fresh and chock full of blue cheese. Dessert was a key lime pie in a jar, which was outrageous!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

the place is in a hotel and easy for people around better park

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vipNicky
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Great service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Personal polite service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was excellent except no open menu is available during Sunday brunch. Very disappointing if you only want one item and no drinks. Finally had to complain to mgmt that this was not highlighted in open table reservation to order less than full brunch but we were finally accommodated.

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Kate
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Easter Sunday- wonderful!

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Jennifer
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

it is not above the average level, not deserve at all.

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ElizabethS
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious amazing food, kind and efficient service, spacious and quiet room with big windows and comfortable chairs. Definitely one of the best dinners I've had in NYC.

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vipDelightful
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Good service, nice cocktails, and good food. I went for restaurant week, and will definitely go back.

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vipAndrewL
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Restaurant Week menu and the live music that they had the night we were there was a very nice touch. Terrific atmosphere.

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CarlR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

Awlful food
Poor service
No consideration for handicapped people

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DonnaW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friend and I visited for Restaurant Week. We were staying in the area. The food was absolutely excellent in it's presentation and mixture of flavors and textures. Service was excellent as well. Hat's off to our server Ricardo. He ensured we had a very pleasant experience. We plan to revisit to explore the menu, wines, and ambiance. Thank you for making it a great birthday.

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vipdobiecafe
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The service was excellent, the food never disappoints and it was very good again this time. However, the coffee was horrible. My guest for breakfast and I are involved in the coffee business and neither one of us could drink it. Get a new
Supplier! So disappointing! We stuck to the
Orange juice instead!

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vipJPar
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

It was New Years Eve, and we had a late seating.
The waiter rushed us to order (kitchen was closing, he said). He rushed and knocked over a glass of water on our table (ok, a mistake). But then he disappeared for long periods and the food took forever to arrive (luckily we weren't in a rush). Also luckily, the scallops were tasty.
But, its only worth going here if you're staying in the hotel...

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WAGNER
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

The service was terrible. We ordered toast with our breakfast which they forgot but when they remembered they brought it after the meal was over. It took forever to get the food. The waiter seemed like he could care less. On top of it all, breakfast was over $40.00 per person. Worst food value I have ever seen.

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vipChucky
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

I have been going to 2 West for well over a decade, when it was the Ritz Carlton. I have had an engagement party, two baby showers, numerous dinners, brunches and other events at 2 West. When I lived in the neighborhood, we were at 2 West several times a week. Even after we moved from neighborhood, we continue to come to 2 West for one reason - several excellent staff members to whom we have become close. We have continued to patronize 2 West after the take over by the Wagner, despite some disappointments, because of our favorite staff.

If Adriano is preparing the food and Jennifer Guerrero is serving, we are guaranteed an excellent meal and a good time. They have taken the time to note and respond to our requests and likes. They always take great care to ensure that our meal is prepared as we like it and we very much appreciate it. Jennifer is absolutely the BEST! She anticipates her customers' needs and is a great liaison with the kitchen. Her pleasant and pleasing disposition make a good meal great. I always call before going to ensure that Jennifer of one of the other reliable servers (Ricardo) is working. If not, we go elsewhere.

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vipAndrewL
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great choice for a good meal in an elegant yet comfortable environment with a friendly staff.

A little hidden though in the back of the Wagner Hotel but worth finding.

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vipMaryfoodie
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2018
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The food was okay to mediocre. Food and wine quite expensive for what we got. Servers were very nice.

Only went because the Museum of Jewish Heritage is right across the street.

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BurtonF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent brunch and SO conveniently located across the street from the Folksbeine Yiddish Theatre.

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vipElaine
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We normally don’t dine in hotel restaurants and don’t have great expectations for a good meal. Our dinner at this restaurant in the Wagner Hotel however exceeded what we would expect. The 3-course Restaurant Week Menu, although limited, was carefully designed for diners. The spicy tuna tartare was not available, but the shrimp/lobster salad was a wonderful substitute. The portions of my husband’s herb roasted chicken “under a brick” and my tagliatelle pasta with wild mushrooms and duck confit were quite substantial so we had to “doggy bag” half of the plates to make room for dessert. And we were happy to enjoy the “coconut in a jar” and “NY’s greatest cheesecake”. The waitstaff was attentive and friendly. It was a fine dining experience!

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NatalieC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

I love the French onion soup and scallops. However, the coconut dessert wasn't my favorite.

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vipAndrewL
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent scallops appetizer and great lobster cavatelli entree. Very friendly staff. Definitely worth a visit.

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vipAndrewL
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Worth finding - it’s a bit hidden within the hotel.

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vipAndrewL
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful staff and solid food

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Very enjoyable. We enjoyed the food, service and particularly the music!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

Not ritz Carlton anymore
Dead and too many bugs flying around
Food was ok not stellar

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2 West at The Wagner Hotel is rated 4.2 stars by 398 OpenTable diners.