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: 2127549494
  • 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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The Four Seasons Restaurant – The Pool Room reviews from OpenTable diners
142 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (110)romantic (80)fit for foodies (64)notable wine list (63)great for lunch (29)good for groups (23)scenic view (14)neighborhood gem (12)vibrant bar scene (10)hot spot (8)kid-friendly (5)great for brunch (4)late-night find (4)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • One Of The Best Dinners I've Had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The food is impeccable and the service is beyond great. Dined here for a birthday dinner in the pool room and it was beyond expectation. Highly recommend for a special occasion. The portions are perfect also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a remarkable institution...
    twofourtalkVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    and we do love going there, but…. for the very first time, it didn't feel as special and caring as it used to…I think this is because of 'too many tourists' and the staff have a feeling that they will never see the people again anyway!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jo43
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Always a favorite of our while in New York. Always seated in Pool Room, so don't know what the other room is like. Good food, friendly service and convenient to theatre district.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • On the first day of fall
    Broadsheet
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    How perfect to have my first experience of The Four Seasons on the first day of Autumn. I'm both a food and architecture buff from Wisconsin, and my "starter" was to sit on a marble slab in the crisp air on the plaza of the Seagram Building and just take it in. I got to experience the Grill Room from the bar before California friends arrived for lunch in the Pool Room. Great food (fresh oysters, grilled branzino, Meyer lemon cake) and service from a veteran waiter who knew it all. The night before, a character on the premiere of "The Good Wife" pushed to make a phone call from jail. The jailer snarled, "This ain't The Four Seasons." But, for us, it was. Perfect timing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect 40th birthday dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    From the moment you are greeted to the moment you leave you are well taken care of. The staff were very nice and the food was sensational. It's perfect for a romantic dinner or a dinner with friends/family. They have a great wine list and the dessert was to die for. Go for the chocolate sufle or the mango sundae. The ambiance was perfect with just enough fluff to make you feel special, but not over the top by any means. To commemorate the occasion, I was brought a huge puff of cotton candy with a birthday candle, which was a nice touch. I'll be returning to the Four Seasons in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    NVdinerVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Its always a treat to have dinner at the 4 seasons! The service is perfection and the food is delicious. Everything was wonderfully prepared and presented. The Grand Mariner souffles are just terrific!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Classic modern elegance
    Tonyinthecity
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We recently took a client here for lunch, and it was such a great experience. We didn't have to shout, the staff was attentive, and the prix fixe 3-course lunch had delicious choices. It was only my 2nd time there, but I now know how consistent they are with excellent food and service. I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overrated and over-priced
    DiscerningNYDinersVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We returned to this restaurant after many years, and we were underwhelmed and disappointed. The ambience remains wonderful. Service staff were generally attentive, but friendliness was uneven among the staff. The food was unremarkable and not worth the price. I could get the same quality food from many restaurants in the city, for half the price. I asked for a glass of white wine, which was nothing special, and found out when I received the check that it cost $45. The cotton candy dessert which was presented to everyone, looked nice, but it still was just cotton candy- fluff with no substance. While the restaurant tries to appeal to people celebrating special occasions, one is left feeling it was not worth the hype at all.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • HeardMD
    HeardMD
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I have been to the restaurant for business meetings. This time I had the opportunity to go with my husband for our Anniversary. We were treated to a great evening of food, cocktails and service. If you like Duck or want to try Duck this is the place to order it! Crab Crakes were great. Cotton Candy was a surprise and fun treat. I was sad to see the Picasso was gone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasantly suprised
    beherenow
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    A stunning room with high ceilings for an aura of spaciousness. The service was exceptional and friendly with out being intrusive. The food presentation was superlative; with taste to match. Overall an wonderful evening. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food was good -- service was horrible. For the price, we were expecting a leisurely, relaxing, delicious dinner. We felt rushed, and the servers were totally non attentive. Had to ask for refills on water repeatedly.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An Old Friend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We've been going to the Four Seasons for ~35-yrs. We dined on the last night that Le Tricorne a canvas 19 feet high that Pablo Picasso painted for a production by the Ballets Russes, was being removed. It was an emotional night, but a telling one. It's sad to see the restaurant getting tired. The food is still very good, but without the panache of years ago. It is a very beautiful place and I'm happy to have gone but it needs to be refreshed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Treasure
    LolaVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The experience was exactly as I had imagined. Elegant, chic and delicious. We all had a wonderful meal and the place was so beautiful and historic. We saw the Picasso canvas for the Ballet Russe before it left the building for its final journey to parts unknown......
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just one problem
    RosieVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    They do not have an accommodation for people who cannot climb stairs. We were lead to a very grubby service elevator and then through the kitchen to get to the restaurant. It was not a good start to a very lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Restaurant peu chaleureux
    Caius06
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    On nous avez vante le cadre de ce restaurant, cote swiming pool....bof! Ambiance très froide, cuisine correcte sans plus. Rien d'exceptionnel. En fait c'est un restaurant d'affaires, rien de plus, même plutôt "coincé".
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • excellent
    DinaVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Love to dine here. When one is a frequent diner the attention is extra special. The food remains special always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still Good and Memorable
    FiveStarQuest
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This is likely the 10th time I have been there over its long history. Go for a special occasion...this was our 25th Anniversary...we hadn't been in at least 10 years. It has changed from what we remembered last time, this remodel, a little more austere. The Dover Sole is our favorite dish...still outstanding, even at $65. Service impeccable as always. Still a must go, if you've never been.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Jh23
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We had not been here in several years and were looking forward to top service and wonderful food Instead we had a waiter who hadn't a clue when asked to describe what was on the menu The green bean salad was bland and unimaginative The main dishes were nicely prepared but nothing special And my dessert which was described by the waiter as a peach cake turned out to be a dried out stale pecan bar . This dinner was for a special birthday and was so not worth it . They need to step up their game . The four seasons has become a relic of the past
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  • Great and classy
    HanaVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Truly enjoyed the evening. The every item on the menu was prepared in very modern technique while the restaurant has the classy reputation. We were very impressed by every single dish being offered. This place is to be re-discovered for people with great appreciation to morden cuisine in a classy ambience and service. Highly recommended to foodies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Every Dinner is a Special Occasion.
    jpc1040VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Still our favorite NYC restaurant after 40 years. There is no more stunning sense of arrival in the restaurant world than walking by the Picasso mural into the Pool Room. The food and service were outstanding as usual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cotton Candy for All!
    VisitorVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The Four Seasons has long been one of my favorite NYC restaurants. Consistently good meals with great service. On my niece's first visit, The Four Seasons didn't disappoint. The staff took special care of her, especially Giuseppe, who was one of the best servers I have had EVER. Not only will I be returning, but I will be sure to see Giuseppe again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    always superb service and food. truly a delight to visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Restaurant
    Robert
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I have eaten at the Four Seasons many times in the past and it still shows it's mastery of cuisine and service. The table next to the pool is spacial.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exquisite Food and Service
    Brandon
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    My wife and I spent the first evening of our three-day trip to New York City at Four Seasons. As the three days came to an end, we wish we would have saved Four Seasons for last. Every meal afterward could not live up to the richness of flavor, impeccable service, and romantic ambiance of Four Seasons. The filet mignon, was so tender and full of flavor. It was lightly topped with a rich pesto sauce, and drenched in a savory beef broth. The potato-chive puree and crabmeat-stuffed zucchini were exquisite accompaniments, full of flavor and delightfulness. The roasted cod, was surprisingly more delectable than other cod we have eaten, and the corn-jicama salsa, razor clam vinaigrette that topped it helped bring out the full flavor of the cod.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SallyVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pre theater dinner
    Familyof5
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We came here on an Monday night in late August with our 2 college aged kids to celebrate our daughter's birthday. We arrived at 6:15 and left at 7:45 to get to our show. They have a $75 pre-theater menu which was great. Not surprising the pool room was almost empty when we arrived but by the time we left it was half full. It is such a wonderful, timeless space. Service is friendly and top notch here. Very professional. The food, very good. The cotton candy birthday cake is worth the price of admission. As an added bonus we got to pose in front of the Picasso tapestry before they reportedly removed it later that week.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unforgettable Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    A New York institution. Expensive but with a standard of quality and service that is rarely found. Make sure to try the cotton cady.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    JoMom
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding Fine Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't go late...
    FoodieFan
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bullet9
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great restaurant with great service. Outstanding wine list. The duck is delicious.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gran Ambiente!!!
    Alberto
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion
    Pete1776
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food was the best I have ever had. It was the perfect site for a special occasions.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    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
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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  • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate