Modern American fare in casual digs
New American · Lower East Side · $$
The Zagat Review
Little sister of the nearby Contra, this “hip” LES hang delivers a “carefully curated” American menu featuring “interesting” and “unexpected” dishes (including “amazing” housemade bread) plus natural wines; it’s “small” and doesn’t take reservations, so don’t be surprised by “long” waits.
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6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
location 142 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002, USA phone +1 646-964-5624 website wildair.nyc directions Get Directions
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Google Reviews
Great night: food was awesome, especially the uni/jalapeno and the strawberry dessert. Nice wine list and good service
niccolò Doni · March 18, 2018
Really nice place, the butternut squash dish was the group's favorite. Most things were divided into 4s so it was a little awkward for our party of 5 but the meal and the service was ✔️ FYI- they do not accept reservations.
Kelly Mueller · January 18, 2018
What a huge disappointment! Overrrated and over priced. We read all the glowing reviews and decided to trek to the East village and experience a wonderful meal. The server was filthy but nice. Food list was small and so was the wine list. The wine by the glass was cheap table wine and stale. For 15 usd that was a rip off served in a tiny wine glass. The scallops XO did not live to its hype- nearby Chinatown you could get an entire bowl better executed for the same price. Potatoes Darphin was crispy and topped with uni- for the price it was not worth it. Then the popular baby gem lettuce arrived and it was too acidic lacking balance and roundness - it was too bad because it could have been decent. For the the price of two small lettuce leaves- we were horrified. Finally, the most atrocious dish arrived- fried calamari with squid ink mayo- literally over battered squid- total of 4 small pieces which looked bigger due to the doughy batter-it was crispy but such a rip off at over 25 usd. It’s upper east side prices without the flavor or the value. Diners next to us even thought it was fried squash. Never again. We left baffled as how it ever received anything positive. This is a waste of money for anyone who appreciates good and inventive cuisine.
Bea De Vosges · March 18, 2018