• 4Food

  • Hamburgers Soup & Sandwich $7.50-$10
  • 286 Madison Ave.
    New York, NY 10016
  • Neighborhood: Midtown East
  • Phone: 212-810-4592
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.
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  • Payment

    American Express Discover MasterCard Visa

  • Special Features

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

  • Alcohol

    No Alcohol

  • Reservations

    Not Accepted

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