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
144 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (112)romantic (79)fit for foodies (69)notable wine list (58)great for lunch (31)good for groups (24)neighborhood gem (17)scenic view (16)hot spot (13)vibrant bar scene (13)kid-friendly (6)great for brunch (5)late-night find (4)Show More
  • Four Seasons is spectacular
    finedine
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I had the pleasure of dining at this great restaurant with my wife and daughter. The ambience can be described as classic, and the service thoughtful, engaged and unpretentious. Our dinner was delicious and both the quality and preparation of the food was superb. This establishment writes the textbook on how to deliver a fine dining experience that is fun. Mr. Julian Niccolini magnifies the dining experience with an artful and energetic personality that makes dining at The Four Seasons a culinary treat, and a whole lot of fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    jdlkVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    If you can afford to spring for a 5 star gustatory experience The Four Seasons Pool Room is for you. The service is attentive but not overbearing. The food is imaginative and beautiful but something you actually enjoy eating and enough of it. They refill the bread no questions asked. The atmosphere is lively but quiet enough for a romantic conversation with the people at your table and lovely to look at. In short, if you can afford the not insignificant price-tag it's pretty hard to beat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • In a word, FAB
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The ambiance was magical and the food delectable. Something about the pool and the lighting made everyone at our table look gorgeous. Our three hours there were transporting -- like being on a extravagant seaside vacation. The best crab cakes I ever had in my life.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Best all around restaurant. Food, service, ambience. Can't beat it!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was definitely off.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I've always loved the pool room at the Four Seasons. And the food was delicious. The service was really really off, though. Our main waiter picked up on it and did remedy it somewhat as the meal progressed. But pouring wine before cocktails are over. And when I returned to my seat, my first course was sitting on the table, the waiter having left it and run. That should NEVER happen. Even at a diner, much less a restaurant like this. Felt very rushed at the beginning, but, as I said, the waiter did bring it back. Still, a disappointment for the overall experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A must-do in NYC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I finally made it to dinner at the Four Seasons after years of living in NYC. It was as memorable as I had expected it to be. Go especially for the history--the mid-century dining room in the famous Seagram Building is still stunning after all these years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • simply the best
    Ralphknows
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    If there ever were a perfect restaurant, Four Seasons would be it! There is nothing lacking, from incredible service, delicious food, and lovely ambiance. The only drawback is the price, but that said, it is worth every dollar, and you'd better be prepared to spend lots of them. For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, try this masterpiece.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful NY experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The setting is unmatched, the service impeccable and the food excellent.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expect the best.
    RichVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This is an excellent restaurant in every respect. The staff is gracious and attentive. The food is delicious and served at a pace that fosters appreciation of the food and the atmosphere. This is a landmark restaurant in New York.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Must for a NYC Visit
    CFOJohn
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The Pool Room is quintesential New York elegance. The service is so-o-o special. The waiters take their jobs very seriously and make you feel completely welcome. Everything has gotten so casual, it is a delight to see the gentlemen in jackets. We have probably dined there 100 times but it is always perfect. Oh, and the food is delicious!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still relevant
    SessiLeigh
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Lunch at the Four Seasons Pool Room last Friday- Oct 17th- was perfect. The room , after all these years, is elegant and contemporary. The four of us celebrated my birthday and all of us enjoyed our food selections. The pool lunch at $59 for a three-course lunch is a great deal, especially with appetizers like great local oysters. The only surprise was a $50 charge for a kir royale cocktail-- a little pricey. Service was fine and there was no rush to get us through the lunch. Still highly recommended restaurant--- and still beautiful design.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Nice experience, but it was for a birthday and they forgot to bring the promised desert. They apologized for that. also had a tough time getting the bill. They work in teams and our primary waiter was occupied with other tables. Unfortunately, he was the only one that could bring the bill
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Average
    EpicureanXP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    I have been coming to four Seasons for over 35 years and as long as they have the Lear I will return. The staff are all tenured and experience which makes service superb. This trip though, was a letdown for two out of three that dined that night. The issue was the dried age steak entree which was not seasoned well, dry and flavorless.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Once In a Lifetime Treat
    Foodlover
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This was my first time to visit New York and my first time to dine at the Four Seasons. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to both!! The Four Seasons was pricey but, the food and service were impeccable!!!! I probably won't return due to the price but, it was a 'once in a lifetime treat' and I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special place
    migweb
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I recommend this restaurant for anyone who wants to impress that special someone. .
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My all-time favorite
    Neighbor
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I love the Pool Room and the prix fixe menu makes it affordable for most people. Why spend the same money for a neighborhood restaurant when you can dine in the gorgeous Pool Room and be served by professional waiters who know what they're doing.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints
    nashdashVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We ate at the Four Seasons last week. All four of us had a starter course followed by a main course. all were perfectly prepared and presented. One outstanding dish was the duck for two. Without a doubt the best duck I have ever eaten. Service was spot on and attentive without being overbearing. Will definitely be back, as my budget allows.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • IggyVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The Four Seasons is an international treasure. Decades of superlative service and cuisine have won the hearts of countless customers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Classic power lunch in NYC. You never know who you might see. The foood and overall atmosphere remain strong, but they are in need of a refurbishment. The carpets are worn and the overall ambience is stepping back in time (and not necessarily in a good way). However, service is top notch. The food is consistently good. The Pool set lunch is good value for this sort of venue. Recommend the crab cakes, Asian inspired dishes and the desserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Timeless Classic
    TobbadeVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    My law firm and I just moved in next door on Lexington Avenue and we treated ourselves to lunch at the Four Seasons. Each time I've been, I am always amazed (but never surprised) how wonderful the experience is - from the minute you walk in and have a cocktail at the bar, to being seated, to enjoying the menu, to ending the experience with an after meal coffee or cocktail. It is truly a timeless quintessential New York experience. Please let it always be so.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Impressive Modern Technique
    HanaVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    I was very impressed to discover Four Seasons' chef uses very modern cooking technique and Asian ingredient in his french dishes. The image of an old legendary place was completely removed from me and my guests. All items we tried were very light. Roasted (and smoked!) hairoom carrot salad was very light and tasty with a right amount of yogurt sauce. Their sea urchin pasta was the best I ever had in the town. You taste sea urchin and enjoy the creaminess while it is prepared without any cream or butter, very impressive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic New York Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We enjoyed the three course luncheon menu before a Wednesday matinee. Each course was excellent and memorable. The wait staff was very attentive and helpful with suggestions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Carlynerd
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    This was my first time at the Four Seasons, I can not fault the place. Amazing all round. It was also my first time Eating Bison, it was the most tender piece of meat I have ever ate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One Of The Best Dinners I've Had
    meghank
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
  • Lunch at four seasons
    delightful57
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I have traveled all over the world and eaten in thousands of restaurants. The food was very good, but nothing extraordinary. Surprised to see plastic spoons sitting inside the silver salt and pepper shakes....(?) and our table top was leaning like the Tower of Pisa (?). I would anyway go back for the food, which is the important part !!!!!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
  • Gone downhill
    kyraVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    You were never paying exorbitant prices for the food - the food was good but you could get more interesting, better executed food elsewhere. You go for the experience and the service. But the past few times I've been, the service has been sloooooow. Not UES, older crowd enjoying their food slow but like our waiter forgot about us slow. And for the insane prices you pay, they should at least be paying attention to you. Not worth it anymore.
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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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • 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