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99 E. 52nd St., New York, NY, 10022
nr. Park Ave.
AS THE HEAD GOES SO GOES THE BODY
By bradhonigsberg on 12/17/2008
Next to this subject and quote there should be a picture of Julian. The effects of his personal influence abound within the very fabric and the well rehearsed pulse one feels beating from the moment one approaches the reservation desk to the moment you leave. The friendly attitude of the staff and the meticulously prepared fare make the Four Seasons one of New York City's most enjoyable restaurants and most assuredly one of its most spectacular destinations.
Four Seasons, a Fantastic choice
By douenias on 2/1/2008
I have been dining at the Four Seasons along with many other fine restaurants in NY for the past 30 years. It is amazing how consistent my experience has been. Whether it has been dinner for 2 or a party of 50. The food has always been great, the service as always is the best and the view in the pool room is always interesting. Add to that a fantastic wine list, the Four Seasons is always my favorite choice.
By jpe on 8/5/2005
Great time, good food and very special restaurant
WONDERFUL ANYTIME OF THE YEAR!
By adsong on 7/1/2003
From the time you enter this beautiful,elegant place,the feeling of "Special" envelops your being. This multi-room restaurant(From The Grill Room to The romantic Pool Room(Not as Billiards-As water Pool) has withstood the test of time,and retains its quality,elegance and class, while serving up terrific Continental fare .Last time I dined with my date, we heard a familiar voice saying "Ve Do Dis,And Ve Do Dat,And Ve Go Dere".. it was Henry Kissinger , so, you'll never know who "Vill" be next to you,however,you will know that you are in a special place.Splurge,or have your expense account pay,for it is expensive.
For All Seasons
By martin_chamois on 5/21/2003
Perfection. A classic that continues to exude all that makes Manhattan a dinning capital of the world. You enter a different world of 1960's, a "Dinner at Tiffany's" world were all the terrorist’s alerts and world tension are temporarily forgotten and the soothing sounds of the pool tranquilize the patrons. Relax and Enjoy.
By bxval on 4/14/2003
I loved everything, the food, the staff, and especially the environment. The Four Seasons is one of ny most favorite restaurants to eat at. Although the menu is pricey, the staff and the exceptional food is well worth it!!!
Still one of NYC's best
By michelle on 2/22/2003
After all these year's it's still one of the best restaurants in NYC. The 'mid-century' design is a bit dated but holds its own. The main room is still awesome. In our most recent visit we had the pre-theatre prixe-fixe dinner. The selection was good and the food was excellent. The service couldn't be better... attentive and friendly without being obsequious. The prices are a bit steep, but you get what you pay for.
By ericasails1982 on 7/25/2012
9 am, tuesday morning, on the train heading to the city. Open the New York Post to induldge myself in the latest gossip on Page Six, as I do every morning. Reading all about Celeb sightings, "wait what's this?" I ask myself, as I am looking at a "Four Seasons" advertisment and I see that I can afford to eat there. I thought only people like Donald Trump could eat there. I decide to see what all the fuss is about. I called friend to go to lunch there. In one short, simple, sweet word, STUNNING. The food, ambiance, decor, service, is all top notch. The best part about this experience is that I can still afford my rent at the end of the day. $35 lunch at the Four Seasons is incredible. I will be back for the 3 coarse $59 menu in the grill room. All and all excellent experience.
COULD USE AN INJECTION OF YOUTH
By bmstarmaker on 3/25/2012
Found myself at the Four Seasons Restaurant the other afternoon with visiting friends at lunch time and thought most of the patrons were going to literally drop dead at the table. I felt bad because the place is so unbelievably beautiful and the food is quite amazing. But they seriously need to step boldly into the 21st Century. Greater restaurants and businesses have gone out of business for not keeping up with the times. To answer the final question "Would I go back?" - YES, if they made an effort to bring in new blood.
The Four Seasons Restaurant; The Bar - This place still struts its stuff!
By LottaU on 11/24/2010
The Four Seasons restaurant and bar was designed in late 50s by Mies van der Rohe (Barcelona chair) and Philip Johnson, allegedly commissioned with no budget - everything is bespoke. The result is probably the two most beautiful dining rooms of their time in the world - parted by an original curtain designed by Pablo Picasso... get the drift? The rich and powerful still rule the roost here - together the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission and extortionate prices prohibits the moguls' regular watering hole from changing much. Anyway, my curiosity and love for early contemporary design won me over, and I invited a girlfriend for lunch in the bar. Fixed price menu for $25 - best value in New York? We arrived early to the Grill Room which houses the bar... Exquisite... square wooden island bar with an original Richard Lippold sculpture made from 100s of bronze rods that are suspended from the ceiling. What had on the outset promised to be fairly quick lunch, soon turned into a four hour drunken marathon with delicious wine, superb oysters, salad and famous burgers... we didn't want to leave! The bar is frequented by seasoned drinkers and regulars who favour a casual lunch and the flawless service. Anyway, having been completely bowled over by this surreal place, I had to tell my only powerful friend in London about my lunch - turns out this is where he goes every time he is in New York before he flies back. He said he would invite me next time - bless him:)
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