Mon-Sat, noon-12:45am; Sun, noon-11:45pm
4, 5, 6 at 59th St.; N, Q, R at Lexington Ave.-59th St.; E, M at Fifth Ave.-53rd St.; F at 57th St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Get suited and diamonded up to sip impeccably mixed (and astronomically priced) martinis at this midtown tribute to the haute monde. The 30-foot ceilings, appropriately muted lighting, ample tables, and plush leather bar stools are all part of a blueprint to put the most demanding master of the universe at ease. Known for its extensive martini list, the bar will cater to any top-shelf request and uses only capital ingredients: Pure fruit purees, house-infused vodkas, and single malts rule the day. A few non-commonplace cocktails shine: The Sangria Martini is a flawless blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Ciroc vodka, and peach puree. Kobe beef tacos, new style shrimp cocktail, and tuna tartare are easily conveyed to your table by attentive but unobtrusive waiters. The noise level stays low, so delicate negotiations (or trysts) aren’t disturbed. And the cost? Well, this is The Four Seasons: If you have to ask, you can’t afford it (just don’t flinch at $22 drinks and $35 small plates).
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