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Seasonal Restaurant and Weinbar
Seasonal Restaurant and Weinbar

Seasonal Restaurant and Weinbar Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://seasonalnyc.com
  • Email: eat@seasonalnyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 957-5550
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Austrian, German
  • Executive Chef: Wolfgang Ban & Eduard Frauneder
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Contact: Nicole Friedrich (212) 957-5550

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 6th and 7th Avenues
  • Public Transit: F, N, Q, R & W trains to 57th Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Seasonal Restaurant and Weinbar
Over the years together, Wolfgang Ban and Eduard Frauneder have perfected their own modern take on Austrian cuisine - one which combines traditional techniques, contemporary innovations, and updates to some of their favorite childhood dishes. The team behind the prestigious private catering group, Elderberry Catering, chefs Ban and Frauneder, together with a small group of investors, have opened Seasonal Restaurant & Weinbar, their first venture open to the public. Their goal is to provide elegant home-cooking in a sleek but welcoming setting.

The chefs at Seasonal pride themselves on maintaining the utmost quality in their cuisine, and therefore, consistent with its name, the kitchen uses only the freshest seasonal ingredients. The visual presentation of each plate is the final step in the process, and the chefs have ensured that the look of each plate matches the refinement of the food itself and the décor, creating an unforgettable dining experience.
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Diner Reviews
  • "We went once just because it was close by and sounded interesting. We liked it so much we went back a few days later. Once we made plans to return to the city, we immediately made a reservation to return. Excellent food, helpful staff, interesting wines."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "We have to agree with the reviewer who mentioned high prices and small portions. The trout consisted of two tiny pieces (four bites). The split pea soup was a very small portion in a large bowl. When I complained about the portion of trout, I did get a dessert without charge. However the portions are really unsatisfactory and the waiter acknowledged that there had been complaints."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This restaurant is for those who don't mind spending a lot of money for tiny portions on huge plates. The Austrian (and German) style food has been channeled through the imagination of some chef here and bears only slight resemblance to the real thing. While stylish and quite tasty, it was by no means superior to genuine Austrian or German food, which tends to be simple and plentiful. I came with the expectation of eating the latter and thus was disappointed, despite the pleasant atmosphere and attentive service. Imagine being served two tiny squares of fish meat instead of the whole fish (as is customary in Austria) when ordering trout! This restaurant truly presents a caricature of Austro-German cuisine, albeit one by a good artist."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "The best of Viennese cuisine. It well deserves it's Michelin star!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Seasonal was a great find while visiting New York, it makes a change from the numerous Italian restaurants in the neighbourhood. The food was fantastic and unusually light and tasty for Austrian/ German food. Great wine pairings and selection."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Austrian cuisine may not always approach that of France and Italy, but in the case of Seasonal, it is an outstanding alternative. My husband and I, who have often visited Austria but are for age and health reason no longer able to do so, have found in this restaurant a little bit of culinary solace. Especially outstanding were the Griesnockerl soup, the Tafelspitz, the appetizer of hen in the woods mushrooms, poached egg and lobster and the Kaiserschmarrn. The Wienerschnitzel is, I suppose, a limited genre no matter how good, but I loved the accompanying cucumber and potato salads. Festive food for festive occasions."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "this was a nice break from the typical nyc offerings. each dish was unique and yummy! I look forward to going back to try more."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We were all in the mood for schnitzel and Seasonal did not disappoint. The prix fixe menu was a nice option as well. Don't forget to order a side of spaetzle!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Lovely choice near Carnegie Hall. Excellent Viennese food, but I wish they had Viennese coffee."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "All of our food was great. Recommend one of the tasting menus. More than enough food. Great molecular gastronomy apps and well prepared main courses."
    Dined on 6/29/2013
  • "We arrived for dinner on a miserably rainy Saturday in March - the place could not have been more welcoming! The ambience is lovely, with subdued lighting (two candles on our table), lovely decor, and great art on the walls. We chose from the prix fixe: the consomme was delicious and the wiener schnitzel terrific. The only sour note was the complimentary jelly, which tasted slightly off. We look forward to going back. We look forward to going back."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food's good, authentic and well-prepared. The room feels cold, our waiter was icy, a glass of wine was, at best, a third of a glass of wine, and all prices are relatively high. It was a do best pre-concert experience."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I am so very excited to write a review for this lovely Austrian find! Sublime and unexpected taste and impeccable quality in everyting we ordered: beet pasta (!);trout as magical as at that 3-star midtown mecca (Seasonal is a one-star!); weiner schnitzle with a sense of flair and divine taste;when I say German potato salad DO NOT think of what you have had because this is a marvel of combining superb potatoes with superb dressing; a fit-to-be-Austrian dessert of apple and delicate pastry; we decided to have pre-theater dinner here before seeing "Tales of Red Vienna", a fun combination, I thought! The play could have used a little of the magic that the chef has created here! GO NOW, before or after Strauss at Carnegie Hall,just don't wait!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "a very special and great restaurant. worth trying if you have the opportunity when you visit New York. it is a fine dining place, but you got a lot of food ! I hard the sea scallops for starter and the Austrian/German Classic "wienerschnitzel" for entre! I'm very satisfied with my experience!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I've been craving some Eastern European food for a while, and found this place. The atmosphere was quaint and comfortable, the food and service was great. I'd recommend!!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Really enjoyed our second time at this restaurant - Markedly improved from the prior visit. Excellent drinks, delicious dishes, and friendly service. We will be back!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Our group wanted to have a dinner in honor of the Vienna Phil concert we were attending later that evening - Seasonal was a fitting choice. Very nice setting, great service, prices you would expect in Manhattan for a nice, preconcert dinner. We would eat here again.W"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "the quality of food and service was superb. We felt like we were in Vienna again."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Quiet sunday night. Food and service from the amuse bouche to the complimentary piece of sacher torte for my wife's birthday were outstanding. Excellent 3 course pre-fixe menu plus other great options. An oasis in NYC."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "One thing this restaurant does well (and this seems to put spice-addicted palates off, from reading some reviews elsewhere), is to bring out the flavors of the ingredienrts themselves, rather than providing flavor from add ons like garlic, spices, etc. Nothing wrong with that, but the inputs' own tastes are the most important, and I find that here aplenty. This is an updated take on Austrian food, and for those who know what that cuisine is and can do, that is high praise. Outstanding wine list, esp. plenty of very good by-the-glass choices, something many resto's don't do well. liked the poached egg and the pork belly appetizer, order the Kaiserschmarrn for desert. If room permits, add on one of their wonderful dessert wine offerings."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Used to live in Vienna, Austria and was missing 'Wiener Schnitzl' so came to try the schnitzel here. It was very good, and I'll definitely be back for more. It was weird that the food arrived within minutes of ordering, meaning our wine didn't arrive until our main courses were being served, it just meant we had to drink our wine after eating rather than with food! The portions aren't the largest but they are satisfying, and you leave content rather then over stuffed."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We enjoyed everything, especially the lobster poached egg appetizer and the crumbled pancake dessert."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Some of the best food in NYC. Try their 8 course taster dinner for incredible chef creations. Prepare to have your tastebuds dazzled."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "We love Austrian cuisine, but don't have an opportunity to sample it often. Seasonal offered a superb experience. The three course menu with paired wines was perfectly executed. From appetizer to entree to dessert, there was nothing that could be done better. And a huge thanks to an outstanding staff."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "We started with the sweetbreads, while good, all you could taste was that they were fried (tasted like honey walnut shrimp from a Chinese restaurant). Then we had the Skate and Tafelspitz (flat iron steak served in a broth). Each was cooked very very well but each lacked some kind of flavor. I would have thought that the beef would have flavor from the broth it was cooked in but no. The Skate needed salt and some other seasoning. We didn't order desert because of the lack luster earlier two courses. +1 for ambience… it's a very beautiful and relaxing setting +1 for service… very friendly and very prompt +1 for the wine and cocktail list."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We went to Seasonal based on the good reviews, the 3 course lunch special for $29 and our desire to try a different cuisine. We were pleased on all accounts and look forward to our next visit. Please note the portions served were small though quite flavorful: poached egg with lobster, consommé with a semolina dumpling for starters: veal cheeks with noodles, Veal Cutlet, apple strudel and Sacher Torte and a glass of Austrian Gruner Veltliner made for a delightful meal."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "We've dined at Seasonal many times, given our predilection for Austrian food and the restaurant's convenient midtown location, and our latest lunch there confirmed the reason we continue to return. The prix fixe lunch menu offers a perfect selection of classic Austrian dishes prepared with modern flair, accompanied by excellent bread (along with addictive cheese spreads -- including delicious Liptauer, for those in the know). There is a terrific selection of Austrian (and other) wines by the glass. This is not heavy, starchy, bland fare, but a combination of flavorful appetizers, entrees, and desserts that will satisfy palates beyond those only seeking to relive a memorable meal in Vienna. And the lunch is a great bargain, too."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "My choice (beef filet in oxtail consomee) was not the best choice, but my co-diners were satisfied with their choices of wiener schnitzel and goulash. It was a satisfactory experience overall, and I would certainly visit the restaurant again."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Lunch here is a superlative deal. One is able to order two dishes plus dessert for a reasonable price. I ordered two meat dishes and a dessert instead of a salad, meat and dessert. That enabled us to have a bigger taste of Austria; we now want to take friends and go back and have the traditional Austrian menu at the evening menu. The space is small with minimalist decor. This appears to be a good place to go for quiet conversation. Chic, delicious. Wonderful Austrian cuisine."
    Dined on 10/23/2013
  • "We were looking for an after-theatre dinner on the West Side, and we found this Michelin-starred listing for Austrian. Not really what I had set out for (who ever looks for Austrian cuisine?), but we decided to try it. G A great choice. The food was sort of familiar but different and very, very good. A trout with pickled-pickled apple garnish. A smoked-fish appetizer with frozen gin? And the service was deferential, with attention but not interruptions. And the wine steward really knew his wines; take his advice. We'll be back."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "3 courses for 29 at lunch--what a great deal on SUCH good food. And it's austrian, so it's very filling. You will leave feeling full! And really, everything was just so good. I can't even recommend anything over others because I loved it all. The server explained each dish to us when it was brought out, which was helpful as I had forgotten exactly what I had ordered by my entree and dessert. Go try it!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We had a recommendation for this restaurant since it was supposed to feature Austrian cuisine and wines. We both had Wiener Schnitzel and it was great. Certainly would recommend."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "My parents were from Vienna, Austria. the most special meal in the house was Wiener Schnitzel. Mama prepared it VERY well. Seasonal is as good or even better. They are as good as any Austrian Restaurant in Austria. And the Lingonberries aka Preiselberren along with cucumber salad is excellent. The service was knowledgeable and professional. And the wine list is most special and also unusual for the number and variety of excellent Austrian wines. We go to many fine restaurants in NY, Seasonal is always among them"
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "We have eaten several times at Seasonal. Everything, the food, service, ambiance, noise level has been always excellent except for our last visit Wednesday. The food, while prepared as usual, was cold for both myself and my husband. I hope this was a one-time oversight."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Enjoyed my first dining experience here. Food was very nicely presented and tasted great. Service was somewhat lackadaisical, but also pleasant. Ambiance is tranquil and intimate."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Ana amazing value in high-end dining. As good as all but the most famous but at a fraction of the cost"
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "The food here is excellent. It's a gourmet version of Austrian food, given a beautiful presentation. My heritage is Hungarian, and I've traveled to Austria, and eaten wonderful food there, many times. I also cook a more rustic version of this at home. My only complaint? The portions are small. Be sure to order appetizers and some sides (they're small too) with dinner, or you'll go home hungry. Convivial atmosphere, but quiet enough to have a conversation."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Have been to this restaurant several times and it has not disappointed me. It is one block from Carnegie Hall so an excellent choice for pre- or post a concert. The food and service are reliably good."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We had superb food here - great duck breast, very flavorful, lots of fat, crispy skin, light, tasty wiener schnitzel, delicious bread. But we were disappointed with the supposed Black Forest Cake - it turned out to be a parfait version of a Black Forest cake - everything was in mush form. The side vegetables for our entrees were all mushy as well. We were all craving something crisp. I wish the waiter had warned us, when we ordered "Black Forest Cake" that it was not a cake - it was a series of creamy flavors. The restaurant is quiet and elegant; the service is efficient. It's great to be able to have a quiet conversation."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "The $29 lunch is an outstanding deal. The food is creatively prepared and artfully presented."
    Dined on 1/20/2014