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: 2127549494
  • 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
21 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelQuiet
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (14)great for lunch (9)fit for foodies (8)notable wine list (7)romantic (5)scenic view (3)neighborhood gem (3)good for groups (3)vibrant bar scene (2)hot spot (2)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Great quiet spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    If you are tired of screaming across the table to be heard, here is a wonderful quiet spot. Perfect for romantic dinner or conducting business. Very high quality food, by execution was a bit off as neither my appetizer nor my entree arrived at the table hot.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Historical fine establishment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    I returned back to NYC and decided to take my daughter and her boss for very long lunch (2 & 1/2 hours) with lots of different wines (I am in wine business) to split for them to experience. The waiter was so accomodating and willing to go along with our schedule (needed to kill that long time for their flight). It was almost theatrical and my guests were so highly impressed with his services, food, wines and the ambiance of this great establishment.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    ca567VIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    I was very disappointed with this restaurant. First, though I knew it was the Grill Room at the Four Seasons and not the main restaurant, I was still expecting a nicely decorated - if more casual - space. However, the decor looked like they threw a few tables and chairs outside the restaurant and put up some cubicle dividers to try to make it feel separated from the lobby. The service was slow and I felt like they often forgot about us. The food was good, but not outstanding and came without sides which had to be ordered separately for an additional (high) charge. The prices were exorbitant, which is not unexpected for the location, but given the subpar decor and service, even outstanding food would not have justified the price.
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  • First of many visits.
    MollyRomeo
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Loved everything about it. Saw Barbara Walters and another notable news person. Food was excellent. It's an understated yet very classy restaurant. Will return again and again as a place to go when in New York.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Consistently the best
    LoveApple
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Four Seasons always exceeds expectations. The calm and spacious dining rooms are unique to NYC. I like the ability to look outside, also rare in NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and Service A1
    wine2dine
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The restaurant suited well for business lunches/dinners. The service impeccable along with the lobster salad best I've had yet. I can see why top businees associates gather there. It is quiet, uninterrupted business converstaion respected by staff good food what more do you need.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list
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  • Just about perfect in every way
    JimDolanVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Just about perfect in every way, as always. Food, service, ambiance, discretion. This is the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special present.
    Nobby
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Our son and daughter-in-law presented us with a voucher for the restaurant as a christmas gift as we were visiting New York.We both enjoyed a very memorable evening with wonderful food and excellent service.It is not the kind of establishment that we usually frequent but I am sure that given the opportunity in the future we would do it all again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 96 reviews are from the The Four Seasons Restaurant – The Grill Room reviews archive.
  • Wonderful experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    My sister and I were both fascinated by the space, designed by Mies Van der Rohe and Phillip Johnson almost 60 years ago. All the details of this room create work together to create a quiet and very peaceful oasis in the middle of bustling Manhattan. I could have stared all day at the fine chain curtains which move with the air-flow in a mesmerizing wave-like motion. Our charming waiter was wonderful and takes pride in his work, giving accuarate recommendations on the menu and taking his time to talk to us about the architecture, although we were severely underdressed. Yes, it's pricey! We had a 3-course meal and paid close to $400. That said, I highly recommend it for that very special occasion.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch
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  • Way too expensive for lunch
    SCADVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Seriously, I'm on an expense account but would never pay $75 for a NY Strip at lunch. Come back to earth Four Seasons Grill
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great icon
    Victor
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Wonderful setting esp the Pool Room. Food very good although not absolutely top class. Service good, again not as personalized as it could be. Our experience at least, having eaten in both the Grill room and Pool room during the same week, was that the Pool room service was better. Also, not made clear when one eats at the Grill room that one can also order from the bar menu , which I think is unfortunate. Also, list of wines by the glass is quite limited ESP the white wines - eg no Rieslings.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply the Best
    Larry
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    One must experience the best in order to judge others. Life is too short. Don't wait. Just make a reservation and go.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unwanted
    SkiboyVIP
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    I was looking for a place to have a quiet business meal in midtown and remembered the Four Seasons. I used to go there all the time and was excited about rediscovering the place. I checked on Opentable and saw they had availability - so I foolishly thought that they welcomed my business. When we arrived, all the old memories came back as we walked through the Griil Room...and kept walking through a door in the back wall to a little room! Here is where they put people who are not regulars, back where they can't see or be seen. The message is that they will take our money but not give us the experience we are paying for. Why would we ever want to go back?
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  • Hard to express in words
    Marty
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Went for lunch belated Valentine's Day Some dining experiences have no peers to compare to Just go before the Picasso is gone
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lost its edge
    Buddy
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    We. had the 60 dollar prefixe for lunch. It was satisfactory..no flair..not occasion festive..workmanlike servers..prepared well but the food was lacking in quality and certainly origanality.....I am in my nineties and it reminded me of restauranrts in Hotels and apartment hotels in the thirties...they were convenient for the tenants but had bo personality.
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  • Had a wonderful meal and really
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Had a wonderful meal and really enjoyed myself---will make it a must on future trips to NYC!!!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was OK...
    zonie1VIP
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    I cannot really find anything bad to say about the Four Seasons Grill but I cannot find anything to make me want to return. It was just "OK". The Décor was 1950s but that might have been the plan. If so, they succeeded just fine but it was not to my tastes and that might have influenced the rest of my impressions. The wine list was limited when compared to other places I went during the week. Again, not bad, just not what I was expecting. I guess my overall impression was that it was a mediocre experience...
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  • Overrated
    Justvisiting
    Dined on 1/21/2014
    The good reputation seems undeserved. Service was snobbish, particularly by the gent who appeared to be the senior front of the house staff. Two of six orders were wrong. Food was passable certainly nothing that would make me consider returning. It was a quiet night so really no excuses. The strongest thing this place has going for it is the room. Which is stunning. But in a city with the options of NY, that's not enough to get me to return.
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  • Too pricey for what it is
    BorregaVIP
    Dined on 1/21/2014
    Had not been to the four seasons in a while and i was very disappointed with the food. Too pricey for what it is. The crab cakes are half the size of what they used to be, contain less crab meat and at almost $30/ea are really not worth it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrible food and terrible service
    AmandaVIP
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    The only reason to go to the Four Seasons any more is just to see the dining rooms. So go, have a drink at the bar and then go elsewhere to eat. There are so many other restaurants with better food and better service. For the prices charged at The Four Seasons, it should be much, much better. It's a sad example of a restaurant trying on its past laurels. Very past laurels.
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  • Classy
    grif79
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    It is a classy restaurant, and with that I want to say that the ambience is very cool, quiet and intimate, although the the high prices. The food is really outstanding, and the service is very good, according to what you would expect.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We went here for nye's dinner.
    Vrosaura
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We went here for nye's dinner. Quiet, good fun and great environment. Recommended to all those who want to enjoy a nice evening without too much hazzle
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food, service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Outstanding food, service and ambience. I must for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    This was New Year's Eve I was expecting a lovely meal The starters were ok Our main courses were very poor like something from a cheap hotel Lumpy potato purée very bland The desserts were very average as well The service was shocking I thought the waitress was quite rude She didn't even smile or speak as she only cleared half our plates then left us Another member of staff finally cleared our table We were not asked if we would like coffee A very disappointing evening
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  • Must go again!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    This was my husband's & my first dinner at the Four Seasons & it did not disappoint. Besides the loud woman at the table next to us (which is no fault of the restaurant), everything about our dining experience was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Christmas Eve Dinner
    BrianCC
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    The elegance of Four Seasons Pool Room was perfect for Christmas Eve dinner. The crowd was elegant and the food was very good. Also, the servers were friendly but not intrusive. This is a good choice for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Xmas eve dinner
    Cw2192
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Wanted a memorable meal for xmas eve, this was it but not in a good way. Really overpriced set menu for the quality of food that came out. I had the four seasons goose, and it was worse than any goose that I could have had at a chinese in canal stree. Very tough meat, dry and bland. The stuffing was better executed and I enjoyed that vastly more than the duck itself. My companion had the truffle scallops which she enjoyed and it was fair enough a dish, but nothing special or to write home about. Kids got a massive dessert of candy floss which was a nice touch. Would not go back again.
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  • Overpriced and Hard to Find
    SouthernDad
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    This restaurant has decent food. It is overpriced for the service and quality. We also ate at The Modern and though it cost more money it was a much better value for the cost. This restaurant is also very hard to find. We walked around several blocks several times before we were able to locate it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Christmas Delight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    We had a wonderful enjoyable dinner. The wait staff was attentive and extremely polite. The entire dinner experience was a pleasure and was well worth the money. We totally appreciated the ending where they served us cotton candy. Awesome!!!! We would deficiently dine there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Never again
    Tea88VIP
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Waiter never came after 15min, terrible attitude from mgr. Restaurant creates appearance to be affiliated with the hotel.
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  • greatest place for biz lunches
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    Élegant, confortable, great food ( tuna tartar & nantucket bay scalops so tasty!) , affordable great red Burgundy ( fruity Givry Cellier aux Moines)...and a very discreet efficient staff , managed by the charismatic Julian Niccolini , who wellcomes every one as a VIP. This place is not a myth ...it is a living legend! One comment , on booking by phone , the contact could be slightly arrogant ...
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday Celebration
    CarolC
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    My daughter and I celebrated her birthday - first drinks at the bar (crowded but friendly) and then dinner in the Grill Room. We weren't pleased with the first table and requested a change, which was readily accommodated. The food was really good - burrata and beet salad is outstanding. The rack of lamb was perfectly cooked!. When I made the reservation on Open Table I noted we would be celebrating her birthday. After dinner we were served complimentary champagne and the cotton candy with a candle on top. A lovely evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing setting, great food
    TEmP
    Dined on 12/16/2013
    The architecture, decor, airiness and modernist alure make all the difference. Food is great, service is ultra-professional. "100 places to dine at before you die"-type of place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service was great and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    The service was great and very attentive. Overall, the food was very good, especially the Grand Marnier souffle, which was fantastic! However, we were very disappointed by the overall ambience and dining experience. This was an anniversary dinner, so we were hoping for a more romantic setting. Based on the online reviews, I was expecting a more intimate and romantic setting. We were seated at a nice table for two in the Grill Room. The floor to ceiling teak walls and sparse furnishings made us feel like we were in a 1970s convention holding room, waiting to get into the main dining room. It was neither romantic nor intimate. Very disappointing.
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  • Horrible Experience
    ArleneVIP
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    The food was mediocre and the staff was not only incompetent but insulting. There was no accountability for the series of errors made by the staff. Even worse, there were no apologies. The food was fine but not great. Considering the price, there are many superior alternatives in the city.
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  • Best night out
    anita
    Dined on 12/2/2013
    I took my husband here for his birthday. It was a superb experience. Loved every minute of it! Great job. The food was great, the service was great, and the place a historical landmark. Couldn't do any better!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The venison was excellent,
    JaxtoonVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    The venison was excellent, as were the fried oysters.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Lunch at the Four Seasons
    nashdashVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    We had a wonderful lunch at Four Seasons. It was not inexpensive, but for a special lunch it was spectacular. Food, service, ambience, all were spot on and top shelf. Ivan, out main server was professional, knowledgable with a very pleasant disposition. The entire staff was great, and we are not regulars, this was our first time at this restaurant. It is definitely a power lunch spot, and the room is filled with the big hitters of the NYC and beyond business and philanthropic world, but we were treated with the same level of service. If you are looking for a special place for a relaxing, perfect lunch with great food. This is worth the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced and bland
    connectictutdad
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    Food was touted as excellent but was bland and extremely overpriced
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  • The Grill?
    timg910
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    We booked on Open Table The Four Seasons "The Grill". When we arrived, they said "The Grill?" There was no one sitting in the grill, its a bar with tables. They took us to the restaurant, which is fine, guys need a jacket, but I think its all overblown and way too puffed up about how good they think they are. I'm not sure this place is relevant any more...and it hurts the Four Seasons brand. We love it in Milan, Vancouver and SF, but NY? We will take a pass next time...maybe you should, too... PS...I'm glad I checked the bill There was a "phantom" $18 white wine charge that we never ordered...
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