New York

The Four Seasons

Cuisine: American, Contemporary, Continental, Grill, Traditional

Price: $$$$

99 E 52nd St.

New York, NY 10022 | See Map

Neighborhood: Midtown East

(212) 754-9494 | Reserve Online

fourseasonsrestaurant.com

Mon - Fri: 12PM - 2:30PM

Sat: all day

At A Glance

  • Wi-Fi
  • Reservations
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Alcohol
  • Bar
  • Beer/Wine
  • Byob
  • Good For Groups
  • Good For Kids
  • Catering
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
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The Four Seasons

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Midtown's "gold standard" of "classic luxury" draws "elite" folks with "delectable" New American cuisine, a "timeless" midcentury modern setting and "flawless service" under the aegis of owners Alex von Bidder and Julian Niccolini; the Grill Room is a magnet for lunchtime "movers and shakers" while the Pool Room is best for "romance", but either way the tabs are "extravagant" and jackets are de rigueur for gents.

About the Restaurant

The Four Seasons (not to be confused with the hotel chain of the same name) has catered to captains of industry and other top-flight VIPs since opening in 1959. And the names behind the restaurant are as impressive as those that have graced the reservation book. It is located in the Mies van der Rohe-designed Seagram building, and Phillip Johnson designed the landmarked interior. Glass curtain walls frame the two main dining rooms; bar furnishings are attributed to Eero Saarinen; Charles Eames contributed chairs used for private events; and the nearby Museum of Modern Art has acquired serving dishes and glassware that the Four Seasons commissioned from Garth and Ada Louise Huxtable. To watch the wheels of global finance turn (powered by ruby-red bison filet and $38 sirloin burgers), book a table in the Grill Room, Midtown's quintessential power lunch reservation. Or step past the towering curtains (which, by the way, were painted by Picasso back in 1919) to dine in the Pool Room. Yes, there is a pool, flanked by four trees that add whimsy, romance, and change with the season (hence the restaurant's name). The whole affair is straight out of Mad Men. But anyone with Don Draper dreams should keep in mind that he was on an expense account.

Nearest subways
6 to 51st St.; E, M to Lexington Ave-53rd St.

What to tell a cabbie
Take me to the corner of 53rd and Third.

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