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

The Four Seasons Restaurant – The Pool Room

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

    DINNER
    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: 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
The Four Seasons Restaurant – The Pool Room reviews from OpenTable diners
149 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.8
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (116)romantic (86)fit for foodies (79)notable wine list (58)great for lunch (38)good for groups (27)neighborhood gem (20)hot spot (19)vibrant bar scene (17)scenic view (16)kid-friendly (8)late-night find (5)great for brunch (5)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Wonderful
    Floridagirl
    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"
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2fordinner
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We had an excellent dinner and service -- as always! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing New York Dinner
    WrxJb
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Great dinning experience would dine there again. Date night, Business, or just to enjoy a wonderful meal. The pink Dessert was a kick!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Excellent Experience
    brentsfoodblogVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nothing like the POOL ROOM
    James
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a favorite then, a favorite now
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A nice dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • linnieVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Special place but it was not vibrant when we came. Very quiet. Takes away a bit of the ambiance.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • wacky waiter
    nylawmanVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    waiter talked endlessly in a slightly insulting manor food was very good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worth the try.
    foodsnob
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Way Past Its Prime
    DrJon
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Treasure -Quintessentially NYC
    TBBB
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Spectacular. Perfection. 100 percent reliable. Always memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!!!
    WaterTrees93
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great place
    riverdalenana
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go elsewhere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful food in a lovely setting
    WinnieVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Four Seasons--still great!!
    foodie
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent!
    SweetascandyVIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An old favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Epitome of NYC class.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Four Seasons Pool Room
    englishalienabroad
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I have downgraded this lovely spot
    foodieVIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a great experience!
    Kathy2goVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The Four Seasons Pool Room is legendary and its sure did not disappoint. Great experience all-around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 4 Seasons All Seasons
    Lovetodine
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Defining Excellence for Fifty Years
    Nuffsaid
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Class Act
    luvreds
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thoroughly enjoyable experience
    mholly99
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • BigG
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful - with a small glitch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    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.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • everything was "old school"
    BMHSVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The food, decor and service (even the servers) were all straight out of the 60's. I felt like I could have been on the set of "Mad Men," without the chain-smokers.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    ChrisDPVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We have dined here successfully on several previous occasions. Service was sub-par. Forgot about our birthday celebration which I confirmed 2 days prior. Presentation of food was not very pleasing. High prices for average meal and inattentive service. Waiter a bit sassy too when we discussed some dietary restrictions. Had a future reservation that I canceled since it was to celebrate my friend's birthday. Don't want to take a chance for the same. Maybe the loss of the lease has something to do with it, but not a place I intend on returning to anytime soon.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still the best
    WallStreetLawyerVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Special occasion, power-lunch, whatever, everyone knows saying "meet me at the Four Seasons" means something.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A little disapointed
    Jkroglund
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    The good was ok, but not spectaculare...classy soning, but not a food-experience to remember
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Continuity and ambiente just great!
    Motivator
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    On each of my visit I go for a diner to the four seasons Restaurants. Knowing Mr. Prettenhofer for many many years he makes me feel a Special guest at the pool room. I personally like the style and culture of the place. Keep going.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    Peter1
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    The Four Seasons was as good as I had hoped if not better. Service from a Master who had been working at the Four Seasons some 18 years and was still called the new kid on the block. A lesson in history, class and charm. Food was great, crab cakes sublime, my wife had the Asparagus which was sublime. Great wine, great service, what a treat.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    SkinnyLinney123
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    I loved the Four Seasons Pool Room experience. Very grown up. Wonderful food. Wonderful service. Great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Acar
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I had a great experience at the restaurant, excelent food and service but too much expensive. Don´t forget to wear your suit...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still the Best
    ToughCookie
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I've been going the restaurant for years & am never disappointed. Beautiful setting, outstanding service & a great imaginative menu. Had the Lamb Chop special & it was prepared exactly as I asked. Staff constantly looking over you & making sure everything is perfect. Yes it's pricey but worth it no regrets can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic