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The Four Seasons Restaurant                – The Pool Room
The Four Seasons Restaurant – The Pool Room

The Four Seasons Restaurant – The Pool Room Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://fourseasonsrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (212) 754-9494
  • Hours of Operation: LUNCH
    Monday - Friday: 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Monday - Friday: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm;
    Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Pecko Zantilaveenvan
  • Dress Code: Jacket Preferred
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: With a bubbling white pool and four seasonally-changing trees at each corner, the Pool Room is breathtakingly beautiful. Airy and romantic, it was designed by Philip Johnson and is one of the finest examples of architecture's International Style.

    The Pool Room features The Four Seasons' signature shimmering chain curtains and a collection of furnishings and tablewear that are part of the Museum of Modern Art's permanent collection.
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Directly across the street from the Four Seasons is the Park-Lex Garage (52nd Street, between Park and Lexington Avenues). After 5 pm, they offer our guests reduced rate parking with a Four Seasons validation.
A word from The Four Seasons Restaurant – The Pool Room
"One bite is enough to make you moan"
- The New York Times

Beloved by locals and a must-see destination for anyone who enjoys celebrity sightings, the Four Seasons is the restaurant New York Magazine named the "city's greatest dining room."

Whether you're lunching poolside and enjoying the restaurant's deal-of-the-decade $59 prix fixe or looking for a delicious dinner destination that the New York Times raved "virtually defines American cooking," the Four Seasons offers something for every wallet.

An only-in-Manhattan icon that Zagat 2013 called "a calm oasis in throbbing Manhattan," the Four Seasons serves New American dishes, inspired by local fishermen and farmers.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Great place for an occasion. Service so impeccable without being cloying. Love the food which does not have too many overpowering ingredients and combinations. Love love love it."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "A New York institution. Expensive but with a standard of quality and service that is rarely found. Make sure to try the cotton cady."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "There is no setting in NY or anywhere quite like that of the 4 Seasons. And the service is first rate if a bit stiff. Food not up to the rest of it though. The red snapper special was dry and anything but special."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "This is our fourth visit to the Four Seasons. Each time we have been very pleased with the food and ambience. The Pool Room is gorgeous and the food is to die for! Both the crispy duck and filet mignon were out of this world. We had a very attentive and pleasant waiter. Get the price fixe menu. It's pricey but a good deal for what you get."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "I have been dining at The Four Seasons for 50 years + and it is as beautiful today as when it opened. Only negative is that they should not have taken "Chocolate Velvet" off the menu. An outstanding classic!!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "We had reservations at 9:30 for dinner following a 7 o'clock show. We arrived at 9:15 and they seated us right away. That was wonderful. However, as we finished our dinner, i.e. dessert and finishing our wine, apparently we were the last 2 guests there. And the staff of 6-8 guys began to prepare the rest of the tables for the next day. Lots of plates clanking, silverware clanking, shaking out table cloths. It was very distracting, and quite annoying. Probably won't be back. It wasn't the same wonderful experience I had a few years back. Although the food was very tasty!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Great restaurant with great service. Outstanding wine list. The duck is delicious."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Fuí con mi esposa a celebrar nuestro aniversario de Bodas, la pasamos excelente, todo el equipo estuvo pendiente de los detalles. Gracias."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The food was the best I have ever had. It was the perfect site for a special occasions."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "our second time there...just wonderful...we were celebrating our daughter's 18th birthday. the service was wonderful, the food was yummy..it is just a beautiful place...you really feel special"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We had a wonderful meal. With great service. I have always loved it and eaten at the 4 seasons several times, but this was a first for my husband. He said "it is my new favorite place""
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We had an excellent dinner and service -- as always! Thank you!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Everything is great about this restaurant (location, service, ambience, noise level) it's just that the quality of the food does not come up to the level of what otherwise makes this restaurant great. They need to work on what comes out of the kitchen."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Great dinning experience would dine there again. Date night, Business, or just to enjoy a wonderful meal. The pink Dessert was a kick!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Every time I return to Four Seasons it is a pleasure. The food is excellent and the staff are friendly. The Pool Room is an architectural gem as well. This visit I had the soft-shelled crabs and they were delicious. They have in my opinion the best gazpacho soup in NYC. If I lived in NYC I would come here every week. My favorite midtown restaurant. Formal and friendly - the best combination."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Be sure to book ahead and ask for a romantic table by the pool. Incredible space, beautiful in every detail. Food was both interesting and delicious. Service was wonderful."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Four Seasons for the last 35 years... from my 13th birthday celebration to romantic dinner with husband - always a pleasure to be in the Pool Room!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Excellent but not perfect. When you consider the price it should be perfect. But we will be back as we have many times before."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Special place but it was not vibrant when we came. Very quiet. Takes away a bit of the ambiance."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "This was my second visit to the Four Seasons' Pool Room. Our waiter was a bit fresh to us in the beginning, possibly because we were the only young, Asian females who were dining in the whole restaurant, but he became friendlier as the night moved on. The food was of course spectacular. Nothing to complain there. Other than the fact that this place is filled with (95% of the restaurant) old white WASPs, it's a great dining experience. If that bothers you, then this is not a venue for you."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We last dined at the Four Seasons many years ago and had a wonderful experience. Unfortunately, our attempt to revisit the past was disappointing. The decor is dated, stark and has a somewhat industrial feel to it. The corridor leading from the Maitre d's station to the Pool Room requires diners to walk past unused tables and benches that made me wonder if this once grand restaurant had fallen on hard times. While the food was adequate, the service was indifferent and disorganized. The servers confused our entres, we were served an incorrect side dish that was eventually replaced after a long wait, and our wine was poured almost as an after thought. Most disappointing, especially considering the $$$$ price."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Spectacular. Perfection. 100 percent reliable. Always memorable."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "An excellent choice across the board for a romantic evening, a celebration or lunch or dinner before the theatre. There are some "named restaurants" that rely on that name rather than the food served, not at the Four Seasons, the food is top rate with a chef willing to go the extra mile, the wait staff a cut above and every customer made to feel welcome."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Four Seasons is one of the best restaurants in NYC. We recently visited this iconic place one more time with friends and family to celebrate our friend's clean health bill from Sloan Kettering Hospital. The food was very good and the service impeccable. Pool Room is a beautiful oasis. I recommend this restaurant for anyone who is seriously interested in spending a grand time in Manhattan no matter what season it is."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Massively overpriced for lunch ($200 inclu gratuity for two entrees and two appetizers), stuffy service, atmosphere was "eh". Soup was good but entree was bland. Would not go back."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We enjoyed an excellent, well-prepared lunch in the beautiful pool room. The Asian style lamb chops were outstanding Because no prefixe menu was available, we were offered a complimentary dessert. They also served a complimentary appetizer. My retired friend and I who eat out at nice restaurants every Wednesday will definitely return."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The Four Seasons is a special restaurant.We have always loved coming here. We recommend it for a special occasion or just for a lovely evening. It is always memorable with great food and attentive service."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My husband and I celebrated his birthday at the Four Seasons Restaurant this past week. We have dined at this restaurant many times and, as always, it did not disappoint. Crispy oysters, champagne, duck, steak, wine, soufflé, and the service...all excellent!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We were lucky to get a table on a Saturday night on short notice. Authentic Caesar salad. Great Lamb. Excellent wine list"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This was our second time celebrating an anniversary in the Pool Room at the Four Seasons. If you are looking for a fabulous dinner, being tended to by an attentive and very friendly staff all while in one of the most legendary restaurants in Manhattan, then the Four Seasons is for you. It never disappoints. I have not one negative thing to say about it. It is still one of the best. The Wagyu Tataki was like butter. I also had a soft shell crab special that was wonderful. The chocolate soufflé is to die for. The staff was also kind enough to bring out celebratory giant ball of cotton candy with a candle and two complimentary glasses of champagne for our anniversary. A very classy touch."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The setting impressive on arrival. Shimmering chains at the windows but these look a bit untidy on close inspection as they reach the floor. "Welcomed" by rather snooty waiter who did not say hello, but queried our booking with a hushed telephone call. After allowing us in, we were shown to a table with a great view across the room. Diners were mostly 50+ and the few children there seemed bored and out of place. Not child friendly. Food was good. Difficult wine list, many American wines unknown to us. Little recommendation forthcoming. Disappointing choice in the end which we didn't finish. Waiting staff appeared tired by 10pm and the smiles all but disappeared. For the considerable cost, I would not recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "This place you to be my go to spot for a special occasion lunch. You can get dressed up and expect a certain level of food and service. Unfortunately our server was not too attentive as we have had in the past and the food was not as good either. When you are spending $65 for soft shell crab it should be excellent and not mediocre. Then same goes for Dover Sole. Our server never even asked if we wanted any coffee or dessert. What has happened to my precious spot. Please get you act together!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The Four Seasons Pool Room is legendary and its sure did not disappoint. Great experience all-around."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The Four Seasons is classic New York dining at its best. The food, setting and service combine to make an evening memorable and a highlight to a stay in NYC. You know you are in NYC and nowhere else. It is charming, unique and oh so very good."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "In 1965, I dined here for the first time. Delicious food and sophisticated service beyond easy description. Over the years this restaurant has been true to itself and its clientele. Great dishes matched by spectacular surroundings. Two nights ago was as good as ever, and that's saying a lot."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "We had dinner on a Saturday evening to celebrate my nephew's milestone birthday. The food was delicious from the French asparagus and foi gras to the crispy duck. The wine list was diverse and we enjoyed a whiite and red during dinner. A member of our party spoke fluent French with our charming "head waiter". We were treated to a wonderful crisp after dinner drink. The chpcolate souflees topped off our dining experience. I would definitely recommend the Four Seasons Poot Room for a special occassion dinner."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I can't say enough positive things about the Pool Room at the Four Seasons. The chef's tasting menu was better than anything I've ever had before. I am very much looking forward to returning this Christmas so I can dine here again."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Everything about the experience was outstanding, from the convenient parking to the beauty of the room, the professional but warm and friendly service. to the excellent food and the feeling that the staff is concerned with you having a terrific evening."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "This restaurant deserves its legendary status. We had the pre-theater menu and our meal was as perfectly timed and tuned as the musical we left to see. Service impeccable, food exquisite, and setting...iconic. Since, for me, any trip to New York City is a special occasion, a reservation here will be the first thing I book when planning my next visit."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Beautiful room, excellent dining, mostly attentive waiters and fabulous food. Only problem is that we went for lunch with a noon reservation. We arrived 10 minutes early before they opened, because we had theater tickets at 2 PM. We advised the hostess of that fact. She said have a seat at the bar, which we did. When I told them at 1215 we were still waiting, they apologized saying they forgot. Then we waited for our menu while the waiter and captain had a 5 minute conversation. After that, the meal and service were top notch. We ate fast and made it to Broadway. No quite the way we wanted it. As a side note, they have a dress code, but one man was wearing a work shirt and jeans. (I guess times are hard, and they relax the code.)"
    Dined on 6/5/2014