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286 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016 40.751704 -73.980119
at 40th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-810-4592 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Hamburgers, Soup & Sandwich
  • Price Range: $

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Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6, 7, S at Grand Central-42nd St.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Lunch
  • Open Kitchens / Watch the Chef
  • Take-Out
  • WiFi
  • Online Ordering
  • Reservations Not Required


  • No Alcohol


Not Accepted


This venue is closed.

4Food is a conceptual fast food restaurant with a self-described goal of "de-junking fast food.” Theoretically, this is a good idea, but the execution is overly complicated and ultimately, underwhelming. A curious patron of 4Food would be wise to research the restaurant before entering the futuristic tri-level space, located just a few blocks from Grand Central Station. A typical burger order is divided into seven different parts, each with a multitude of options. There is a meal to please everyone, even the strictest of vegans, who might like the surprisingly flavorful rice-based bun option. All seven varieties of patties are doughnut-shaped, with hollow centers, and there are almost twenty different “scoop” options to fill the hole, including a (slightly spicy) chipotle hominy, marsala, and roasted Brussels sprouts. Factor in cheese, condiments, veggie-related “add-ons” and the result is a very complicated burger. An interactive online ordering system makes the process less daunting, but 4Food is proof that there is such a thing as too much choice.

Recommended Dishes

Custom burger, $7; roasted roots, $3