The Four Seasons Restaurant – The Grill Room
The Four Seasons Restaurant – The Grill Room

The Four Seasons Restaurant – The Grill Room

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.fourseasonsrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (212) 754-9494
  • Hours of Operation:
    LUNCH
    Monday - Friday: 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm;

    DINNER
    Monday - Friday: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Pecko Zantilaveevan
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine
  • Entertainment: Every Wednesday night at 8 p.m. Gianni Russo and his orchestra perform with a every changing constellation of guest stars, including Gloria Gaynor, Boyd Tinsley of the Dave Matthews Band and Chris North of Sex and the City and the Good Wife.

    There is no cover or drink minimum.
  • Special Events: Sara Brandin 212-754-9467 sara@fourseasonsrestaurant.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Park and Lexington Avenues
  • Public Transit: 6 train to 51st Street
    E, M trains to Lexington Ave/53rd Street
    4, 5, 6, N, Q, R to 59th Street / Lexington Ave
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: The Park/Lex Garage is on 52nd between Park and Lexington Avenues. Bring in your parking ticket after 5:00pm and we can validate it for you for a reduced fare.
A word from The Four Seasons Restaurant – The Grill Room
The Grill Room at The Four Seasons Restaurant is truly a New York phenomenon that New York Magazine calls "the city's greatest dining room."

Wildly popular for generations, by day it serves a classic New York business lunch that attracts a who's who of moguls, politicians, socialites, models, philanthropists, architects and journalists.

At night, when the lights go down, and Manhattan loosens its collar, the Grill Room is a spectacular Midtown meeting place for those who appreciate after work cocktail and a bird's eye view for spectacular people-watching.

On Wednesdays, the Grill Room is home to live performance by Gianni Russo and a wide array of surprise guest stars. They have included Chris Noth of Sex & the City and The Good Wife who made his musical debut in the Four Seasons, Grammy-winning singer Gloria Gaynor, Dominic Chianese of The Sopranos and Boyd Tinsley, the violinist from The Dave Matthews Band.
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The Four Seasons Restaurant – The Grill Room reviews from OpenTable diners
27 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
76% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (13)great for lunch (9)notable wine list (7)scenic view (5)romantic (5)fit for foodies (5)good for groups (4)hot spot (4)neighborhood gem (3)great for outdoor dining (2)vibrant bar scene (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Unlike the namesake hotel
    gargantuaVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    Unlike the namesake hotel chain, this is a unique gem in the heart of New York and a pleasant discovery for a Thanksgiving's dinner. Festive atmosphere, outstanding food and service!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything in the Grill Room
    DisappointingVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2012
    Everything in the Grill Room was wonderful. Excellent service, delicious food and great ambiance. The only draw back which was minor was the very unwelcoming reception given by maitre'd as you entered the front desk. He was very rude, abrupt and never smiled. Good thing that the rest of our experience was so wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Impressive but austere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/19/2012
    First, if you want to try the Four Seasons for anything but a high impact business meal you want the "Pool Room" not the Grill Room. The Grill Room is awesomely impressive but austere almost to the point of being cold. The restaurant could have steered me to the Pool Room but didn't. Second, the food was competent and well presented but flawed relative to my high expectations. Portion sizes were generous for such a high end restaurant. However, my Dover Sole tasted a tad fishier than really fresh fish should and my wife remarked that her broccoli tasted bitter. Third, I think the bill was suggesting a $125 tip on a $190 tab would be appropriate. I didn't think so.
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  • professional relaxed service,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/16/2012
    professional relaxed service, outstanding fish, and an unexpectd soufle for desert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We ended up eating in the
    Elizn
    Dined on 10/11/2012
    We ended up eating in the Pool room which was beautiful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were five women there for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2012
    We were five women there for a birthday lunch. We were not disappointed. The food was very good and the service was excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion or just a night out for fine dining. Also, the cotton candy tops any special occasion. Yum.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Make sure you make the reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2012
    Make sure you make the reservation in the Pool room not the grill room. The grill room for dinner is dead. It seems that the grill room is good for lunch
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  • VERY disappointed in the food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/21/2012
    VERY disappointed in the food. Having dined at many lovely, New York high end restaurants, this was by far the most disappointing dining experience. Although the service was good, the bill was incorrect and we were initially charged for 4 extra glasses of wine though we only ordered two. We would never return to the Four Seasons again.
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  • Immpecable service! Summer
    EpicureanXP
    Dined on 8/1/2012
    Immpecable service! Summer menu was unexciting, good ambiance and convenient location to mid-town Park Ave offices. A bit stayed or stuffy in presentation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place, a landmark but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/10/2012
    Great place, a landmark but not over aged. A memorable dining exprience
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This reservation would have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/21/2012
    This reservation would have been perfect had The Four Season actually had my reservation that I made with OpenTable. The restaurant had no record of my reservation.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • STAY FAR AWAY FROM THIS PLACE!
    RJ10VIP
    Dined on 5/14/2012
    The restaurant refused to honor my reservation in the Grill Room despite reconfirming it by phone and showing up early. I was told that they had no room in the Grill Room and they insisted on seating us in the Pool Room. Obviously, they gave away my table to one of their regulars, but they told me that if I had not booked on OpenTable, I would have been seated in the Grill Room. Stay far away from this place! Unless you are one of their regulars, be prepared for third class treatment. Their conduct is outrageous.
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  • This Way to the Pool Room...
    that11yroldVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2012
    My only issue is that I specifically booked the "Grill Room" option since OT offered both pool room or grill room alternatives. When I arrived for my reservation, host tried to lead me into pool room until I protested. He relented but place my party in the empty balcony overlooking grill room despite several available tables on main floor. I acknowledge that it is a club and I am not a regular, but OT should talk to the Four Seasons about table options if they prefer to not seat you in grill room.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was a bit boring
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/16/2012
    The food was a bit boring and flat. My beef was dry and my wifes chicken was dry and fairly dull side dish. All in all the waiter had good wine knowlegde bit the food was belte average especially considering the price
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  • Still a great place for a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    Still a great place for a business lunch in midtown Manhattan. Still a great place for business lunches in midtown Manhattan.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • we arrived at the restaurant
    amondieu
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    we arrived at the restaurant expecting to eat in the grill room, and we ended up in the pool room - the maitre de told us that the reservation must have been entered incorrectly by open table - he said that happens "all the tine" and that open table is very unreliable. he told us to just call in the future. the pool room is lovely - we have eaten there several times - but not our first choice in this case. I have never had a problem with open table - I think the maitre de just had a sense of self importance.
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  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/3/2012
    We went has dinner at the pool room, it had a nice ambiance and great service! The food was excellent!!:)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I actually did not in the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/17/2012
    I actually did not in the Grill Room, but in the main restaurant. I did not find out about the difference until I arrived there. They did accommodate me though. Fortunately the restaurant was not extremely busy and there was space available. This restaurant might be one of the most beautiful spaces to dine in NYC. If not THE best, it is definitely one of the best. The food on the other hand was somewhat disappointing. I decided to share a Chateaubriand with my guest.Normally, this type of dish is a great opportunity for a restaurant to show off their "stuff". Traditionally, the plate is brought to the table, surrounded by a vegetable and potato assortment. It was served this way and the meat was dry and I left half of it..a first for me.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The staff were all extremely
    VHung08VIP
    Dined on 12/30/2011
    The staff were all extremely friendly, I was fortunate enough to meet the owner, Julian. Service was great, food was alright. I've had better for less, but this was with family. Phillip Johnson's seat was available to us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent evening, good food,
    idontwanttoVIP
    Dined on 12/24/2011
    Excellent evening, good food, good place for a special occasion.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 12/24/2011
    We thoroughly enjoyed our Christmas Eve dinner celebration. The Prix Fixe menu was interesting and the service outstanding. It was a very pleasant experience and we would go back for another special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The noble Four Seasons has
    KipsbayerVIP
    Dined on 12/21/2011
    The noble Four Seasons has gotten a little long in the tooth. While the prices are through the roof nothing else is
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  • Service was excellent. For
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/16/2011
    Service was excellent. For the price, the food wasn't super-impressive. Good for special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tickle to a Childhood Thrill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/14/2011
    That a culinary experience can be transformed into an evocative parcel of pleasant memories is the result of far more than fresh food prepared for optimal sensations of flavor and satiety. Renown as an architectural beauty, guests of the Four Seasons Restaurant are easily transported into the facade becoming unified within the sum of any special occasion in feeling that all is naturally beautiful. The dining event is punctuated by a deliberate tickle to a childhood thrill with a sizable bouquet of cotton candy suited usually for an amusement park adventure, after a standard service with requisite attentiveness and pleasantries. Measured youthful indulgence is introduced seemingly as a reminder in life to have fun and enjoy yourself always.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't bother
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 12/10/2011
    I was in NY for business and thought the Four Seasons was associated with the hotel chain of the same name. It isn't. The waiter suggested the scallop special;it turned out to be luke warm bay scallops in a marginal cheese sauce. Not a lot of thought put in to it. My wife's bison steak was good, but overall the dining experience was very marginal. We ate at Le Bernardin two nights before for the same price. I will never go back.
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  • the restaurant was lovely,
    Boswick2good
    Dined on 12/10/2011
    the restaurant was lovely, just how it always is! this was my birthday and I couldn't have enjoyed myself more. the staff was so accommodating and professional without the attitude. The food, as always, superb superb ..always a classic and consistent!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Average by New York standards
    WineguyVIP
    Dined on 12/2/2011
    Very crowded and almost too much action by wait staff to enjoy your lunch. For New York, food was just OK, nothing special especially when you consider the price as well as all of the other dining options the city has to offer. It is more of an experience than it is for culinary excellence.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was my first experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/18/2011
    This was my first experience at The Grill Room. I mistakenly had thought that the restaurant would have been on par with a tip notch restaurant. Instead, it felt like they put us in a waiting room and called it a restaurant. The service was the slowest of any place I have been in quite sometime. No one ever came over to bring water or a menu! I mean, literally, we waited 20-25 minutes, and no one came around once! Finally, I waved someone over (how embarresing is it to have to that). I paid for our one drink we had and went somewhere else. Nothing like spending $50 to sit at a table and have one drink. Luckily, we went to Rothmann's steakhouse around the corner, and I kid you not, they treated us like Kings. We'll never go back.
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  • Lovely as usual! The food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/31/2011
    Lovely as usual! The food is always creative and delish. Don't leave with out ordering dessert. Savor every moment of this special dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OUTSTANDING FOOD AND SERVICE
    PSteiner
    Dined on 7/20/2011
    OUTSTANDING FOOD AND SERVICE ... MR PAULO TREAT US AS KINGS .... WE WILL GO BACK ON OUR NEXT TRIP TO NYC
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch in NY
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/13/2011
    We arrived 11:55 for a 12:00 noon lunch resevation. We were able to select our table near a window which was nice. They never gave a crudite / dish. It was on every other table except ours. We did not ask for it as we really did not want it but... They never asked. The quality of food was good but not great. The atmosphere is open and airy and 1960's Modern not the most romantic setting. The service was only fair. We saw our fish dinners arrive delivered by what looked like a confused bus boy. The dinners sat on a tray for 5 minutes before being brought to our table. By this time they fish had cooled considerably to luke warm. Please note the Dover sole was $75.00 at lunch time. Again good, but not great but very expensive.
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  • Very good overall but a little
    vipotVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2011
    Very good overall but a little stuffy and I like stuffy
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Some of the best food I have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/7/2011
    Some of the best food I have ever eaten, could not find fault with this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A lunch-time power scene.
    FinedinerVIP
    Dined on 5/19/2011
    A lunch-time power scene. I counted no fewer than 3 billionaires in the room, which is typical for this place. Excellent food and worth spending the money.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Everything was excellent,
    alexVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2011
    Everything was excellent, the service was friendly and courteous, the appetizers, specially the duck, was superb. We usually use the dining room, but this time we were at the grill room, because we wanted to try their cocktail offerings, and we were also invited for dinner at another restaurant. When they found out our guest was back from duty in Afghanistan, they gave us extra generous appetizers to welcome her back, plus their traditional pink cotton candy. It was a very enjoyable experience for all of us. We simply love Four Seasons!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • A consistently great place
    Bpaulphillips
    Dined on 3/25/2011
    Grill room is the room surrounding the bar not as romantic as is the pool room that - easy to error which is which . Pool room is what most people want. Prices are high but worth it - one of our all time favoriate places in NYC. A 2x a year must do for us.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • No big deal unless you are a CEO.
    Buonissimo
    Dined on 3/11/2011
    Just keep it to CEO's on expense accounts. Nothing to rave about. The Stark atmosphere is so generic, lead to a boring lunch ($250 is not cheap for an unreimbursed lunch for 2). But the fois gras was good. Everything else is just Name-hype. The pool room with the drab winter trees was overwhemlingly depressing as well as the standard Grill room's decor of paneling.
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  • A classic, food and architecture/de
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/2/2011
    A classic, food and architecture/design in NY...nice bar atmosphere after work or for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate