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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
  • "Special place but it was not vibrant when we came. Very quiet. Takes away a bit of the ambiance."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Special occasion, power-lunch, whatever, everyone knows saying "meet me at the Four Seasons" means something."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "The Four Seasons Pool Room is legendary and its sure did not disappoint. Great experience all-around."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The good was ok, but not spectaculare...classy soning, but not a food-experience to remember"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "We made a reservation directly at the pool already two months ahead of time. However, we did NOT get an appropriate table."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "I loved the Four Seasons Pool Room experience. Very grown up. Wonderful food. Wonderful service. Great atmosphere. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The Four Seasons always exceeds expectations! From the impeccable service to the delicious oysters then Duck..the best duck in the world, it was a memorable evening. We always eat there on our yearly trip to NYC!"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "I aspected to find in the menu some varieties of veal. Also some kind of risotto and pasta. I know that the Four Seasons isn't an italian restaurant but a little choice of a mediterranean cuisine should be a must. In spite of it, I have a curiosity: Why every meal in the USA restaurants use so much pepper???!!!! "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Four Seasons called me one hour before my reservation, to say they do not seat for lunch after 1:00 PM! I called the night before to confirm, as they require! They said the mistake was with Open Tables! Very disappointed! I had to call my guest & scramble to find another restaurant near by!!!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "I had a great experience at the restaurant, excelent food and service but too much expensive. Don´t forget to wear your suit..."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Many reviews (and reviewers) have come and gone but the Philip Johnson masterpiece inside the Mies building still stands on the corner of 52nd and Park. I wish I could say the same for the food and service. I've first dined at the veritable institution in the early 80's and I'm going to say with candor that the quality of the service has gone down - so has the food. Fine dining has now somehow been replaced with "hurried dining" with the waiters shuttling like headless chickens from one table to the next with everyone's orders. It shouldn't be like this -- not if far more complicated dishes are being served with grace and good countenance elsewhere in the city. Welcome to the dog days of 2014 and say goodbye to romance at the Four Seasons."
    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."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The Four Seasons is one of the most elegant, sophisticated spaces in NYC. The food and the service are unparalleled. We have eaten here many times over the past forty years and every visit is memorable. The prix fixe luncheon is delightful and very reasonable. Request a poolside table for an ultra Zen experience."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "The first time I visited the Seasons was in mid '70s as an "out-of-towner". I've been back every 5 years or so for special occasions. My wife and I are not affluent, but one of our few economic vices is haute cuisine, either home cooked, or in a restaurant. We have dined around the world, and the Seasons is still one of the world's great restaurants. We are not celebrities, as many of the clients are, but we have found that if you are appropriately dressed, knowledgeable about food and wine, and are cordial in your relations with the staff--you're treated like a celebrity. This cannot be said about many of the world's "snob" restaurants. The setting is an architectural treasure, and the owners are conscious of their heritage. Memorable."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Ambience; decor outstanding. Service very good, but attention to detail could be improved (i.e.:initial bread basket missing signature croissants). Food ,from poor (dry veal chops) to mediocre (dover sole well cooked but without character), to atrocious (french fries). Price way surpasses value (i.e.:medium size bottle of water at $14.5, e.t.c.). And finally the ultimate sin, adding a 20% tip to the check. As the old guard disappears so will the restaurant. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Excellent service, food and ambience. Dining at this restaurant is always a wonderful and memorable experience."
    Dined on 5/9/2014