The Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia
The Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia

The Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.fourseasons.com/philadelphia/dining/lounges/the_lounge/
  • Phone: (215) 963-1500
  • Hours of Operation:
    All Day Dining and Cocktail:

    Monday - Thursday: 2:00pm - 12:00am

    Friday - Saturday: 2:00pm – 1:00am

    Sunday: 2:00pm - 12:00am



    High Tea:

    Saturday: 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Brunch:

    Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live music Friday nights at 8:30 pm.(Subject to change)

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Corner of Benjamin Franklin Parkway & 18th
  • Public Transit: PHLASH – 18th and Parkway
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia, (Valet Park Fountain). Numerous private non-affiliated lots in area or self parking.
A word from The Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia
Known for its lavish desserts and an extensive afternoon tea menu, The Lounge also possesses one of the finest selections of scotch and cognacs in Center City, and in all of Philadelphia. The bar menu serves to delight any palette as well; look for our Philly Cheesesteak Spring Rolls. A delectable appetizer served with banana peppers and house-made spicy ketchup, it’s a taste that’s pure Philly, done Four Seasons-style.
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The Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia reviews from OpenTable diners
9 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for brunch (6)kid-friendly (4)fit for foodies (4)special occasion (3)good for groups (3)scenic view (2)romantic (1)hot spot (1)neighborhood gem (1)Show More
  • Love this place
    bestwafflesintown
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Comfortable, pleasant and relaxed atmosphere with excellent choices of food. The many food stations, omelets, and best of all the waffles, are worth coming back for. The wait staff are attentive, and pleasant. Love this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FINEST brunch in Philadelphia
    philadelphiaboy
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Dining at the Four Seasons Philadelphia is a genuine experience for the senses. From the decor (beautifully upholstered walls) to the exquisite service (surely unparalleled in Philadelphia) to the broad palate of flavors, patrons of the Four Seasons encounter a refreshing return to the glory days of dining on the town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed as always.
    JoeOC1937
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Our visit for brunch was outstanding as usual. The choice of appetizers, namely shrimp and claws was very good. The Lamb Chops were cooked just right and were delicious. Salads, pastas were also delicious. Drinks were good also, especially the bellinis. The desert, coffee and were excellent. My husband said the crown and water he had was also the best. Maybe it was the atmosphere, but the service was outstanding as always. Thank you for a relaxing afternoon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still great!
    CristineC
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Had not been to favorite brunch in Philadelphia in over a year, and it has gotten even better! The food was better then before with more offerings for my kids ages 6 and 10. Lunch offerings were great as well and seemed more abundant then before. Service goes without saying, five stars always at this classic Four Seasons.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wonderful staff
    localguy
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Made a reservation a month in advance for a birthday party and had made a special table request. A snafu somehow happened, and we did not get our requested table, but the assistant manager Joshua Kern went well beyond our expectations to make things right. The food was well prepared and fresh, but in comparison to what we had had a few years ago, a somewhat smaller variety of options than in the past. Also, we recall that the was often musicians for their brunch in the past. Staff was still as pleasant and helpful as we remembered. Nonetheless, we would still very much consider coming here in the future.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Afternoon Tea ... a treat
    FillyFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The service and setting are unmatched. Classy and elegant. Royal Tea includes a cocktail so that was the easy choice. Wonderful scones and desserts. While delicious, the four tiny tea sandwiches seemed skimpy. They did a gorgeous birthday presentation for someone in our party that was a wonderful surprise.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 3 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 177 reviews are from the The Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia reviews archive.
  • Not Putting on the Ritz
    LaBelleVie
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    When paying Four Seasons prices, one expects commensurate service. We arrived 15 minutes early for brunch, so we waited in the lobby outside The Lounge. Firstly, there was a young man lying on one of the couches, sleeping. (Reminiscent of a homeless person sleeping on a park bench. So much for decorum.) Thus, we had to sit in the other area, which had crumbs and water all over the tables. The ladies room was too warm, stifling really, and there were no hand towels in the stall. The hotel is clearly understaffed. When I was at the Ritz in LA twice over the past year, everything was spotless and well-stocked. The staff of The Lounge were top-notch, including Anthony and Jihan. The food was fine, but not as good as Williamsburg Inn.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tea at the Lounge
    BoDiVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    You'll wait forever for a reservation, but once you've been able to book your experience will be perfection. The service is warm but professional, the food is excellent, and the room is lovely. It is on par with afternoon tea at a fine London establishment.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • afternoon tea delightful.
    ChristineIsPinkVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Treated my sister and her friend (both med students) to afternoon tea and it was lovely. They seem to seat all the afternoon tea parties by the open window overlooking Logan Square. The scones were warm and delicious. There were 5 different finger sandwiches and each was quite delicious. The clotted cream, lemon curd, and raspberry/strawberry jam were also great and the staff were happy to refill our (originally generous) servings. Staff were attentive yet not bothersome, happy to refill our teapots with more hot water. There were two different birthday parties for younger girls flanking us and the staff seemed very accommodating and great at handling those groups as well. One lady behind us had chicken noodle soup that smelled amazing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is a favorite place for
    shoregirlVIP
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    This is a favorite place for us, we have always had wonderful service and the food is excellent...beautiful to look at and delicious! And a lovely view with light snow falling !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No high tea on Sundays!
    dreamsunwind
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    I reserved high tea on a Sunday for my birthday with friends. I made the reservation but found out after I got there that they only do high tea Mondays through Saturdays. They were very accommodating, but we will have to go back another time to do real high tea. I wish I had known this when I booked!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a treat!
    HSMITH
    Dined on 6/30/2013
    We took our parents and 7 year old for Sunday brunch. Of course, the atmosphere was delightful. We loved the food--there were so many delicious choices and those of us with food preferences (vegan / vegetarian) were more than satisfied. If you leave hungry, it's no fault of the Four Seasons! Of course we all overindulged in the simply phenomenal desserts! We thought the service was good--they were very fast with clearing the table; the only criticism from our 2 hours there was it took a long time and several requests for coffee, which seemed odd. We thoroughly love that they in no way whatsoever rush you. They were great with our daughter, too. We wanted the parents to experience the very best...and everyone agreed they did.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 3 Seasons?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/19/2013
    This used to be the Sunday brunch in town! A rearranged food display display during brunch gives the Swan Lounge an airier feel. These positive changes do not make up for the inatentiveness of the wait staff and the slight yet appreciable decline in quality of the food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/9/2013
    I come often to afternoon tea at the Four Seasons and usually the service is impeccable. This time the service was very poor even though there were many waiters on the floor. I tried many times to get their attention and was ignored. It seemed to be a different group of waiters than the usual staff. The food and the tea were outstanding but I actually had to get up and go across the room to ask the waiter for the check. I got it and then never saw him again. I wanted to pay by credit card but he never came back so I finally just paid with cash and left. A couple at the valet window were also complaining about the poor service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Afternoon Tea Service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/16/2013
    Best afternoon tea service in Philadelphia. The food is excellent and the tea is delicious. I recommend the Brazilian Fruit Tea.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A Holiday Treat
    TayP
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    Absolutely fabulous dining for a holiday brunch. The buffet selections were plentiful, fresh, and delicious! The dessert table was to die for!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • While the menu at this fine
    Tee86VIP
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    While the menu at this fine restaurant (housed at the beautiful Four Seasons Hotel) is delectably varied the price for said brunch was way overboard. I know they charged a "special" price for Easter but said price was way over the top. However, the Brunch dining experience was an excellent one. I only had one other small issue with my dining experience. The restaurant did not have an egg station. You had to order your eggs at your table and the waiter would bring the eggs to you. This process took too long. But other than the above the service was impeccable and the food (sushi, crab claws, veal, chicken, pancakes, etc.) was to die for!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mixed experience
    AnneVIP
    Dined on 3/3/2013
    This was a lovely setting for a big hotel buffet brunch. Some of the food was excellent (the crab cakes, the beef wellington) and some was fine (the breakfast sliders were OK, the waffles had too much cinnamon in the batter). We had a very nice time, but the only major problem that while the waiters were quick to re-fold our napkins, nobody came to refill our coffee, water, orange juice, etc. And, even though the bar was up and running, nobody offered us the opportunity to order any beverages from the bar. Of course we could have flagged someone down to request this, but then again I was busy trying to get refills on my coffee.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My girlfriends and I had a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/28/2013
    My girlfriends and I had a lovely birthday tea here. We all appreciated the opportunity to sniff out the teas before placing our order; it saved some of us from ordering a brew that we would not have enjoyed. The sandwiches, scones, and lemon cookies were, to many of us, the standout dishes. Some of the other small desserts had mixed reviews among our party. All in all, we had a lovely time and would return again for another special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Was asked by host if it was
    unhappy
    Dined on 1/6/2013
    Was asked by host if it was going to be a special occasion. Yes, my husband's birthday. What is his name? John. Super. Got to restaurant, gave reservation name, waited to be seated (10 minutes) and nothing else. So, while food was very nice and very nice serving presentations, service and follow-up, so-so. I do think it has slipped down since our last visit.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyed our brunch and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/30/2012
    Enjoyed our brunch and the food was excellent. It was worth it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This restaurant in The Four
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    This restaurant in The Four Seasons Hotel was open on Christmas. It was a wonderful and fancy meal for our family. I was a little stunned when the bill turned out to run over $150 per person (including gratuity). We did have drinks and there was an add-on of a flower bouquet (which was a misunderstanding that it was going to be an extra charge. We were the last seating of the day and it was explained that we were just taking home the one ordered for the table that day) Since it was a special event day, (there probably weren't the usual flower arrangements) and there was no children's menu. My son only had rolls and hot chocolate (for $150!!!!). Although it sounds like I am being negative, we had a wonderful meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Christmas bliss
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    Delicious Christmas Day brunch! Waitstaff are very helpful and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brunch at the Swann Lounge
    david7VIP
    Dined on 11/18/2012
    Brunch at the Swann Lounge is a treat. The service is superb, but never intrusive. The food meets the standards of traditional and non-traditional eaters, foodies and meat and potato people. You never feel rushed. Recognition of special occasions is also a strength.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Boring & Not Creative-all protein
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 11/11/2012
    We splurged for my birthday; hadn't been to the Swann for brunch for about 15 years. There no longer is a jazz band. There were lots of families with young children running around, which is expected for brunch. But not welcomed for the elegance of the restaurant. In France, the children would have been quiet and better behaved....and, to top it off, it wasn't brilliant. Service was good. There wasn't anything bad, or off with the food, but no stand outs, nothing creative, just the same old brunch fare at a high priced establishment. For $73 a person, I expected much more as far as creativity. Omelet station, waffle station, meat carving station, BORING! Shrimp & a whole lot of protein. Not worth it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • monday afternoon tea was very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/5/2012
    monday afternoon tea was very good. Not cheap but a good array of sweet and savory. no cucumber sandwiches but the cranky old people next table asked for them and tehnkitchen obliged. Good option in a town where hospitality goes missing between 3 and 5pm
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We went for brunch, which
    david7VIP
    Dined on 10/21/2012
    We went for brunch, which manages to seem casual despite the best service in town. The food pleases the traditional and the foodie at the same time. A great place to bring family or visitors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Calm understated elegant setting.
    localguy
    Dined on 10/20/2012
    Calm understated elegant setting. Was here for afternoon tea. It took about 7 min for someone to give us a tea menu after we were seated. Had choice of 8 teas. Teas were excellent. Finger food sandwiches were fresh, but nothing unique. Pumpkin -based pastries quite good
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is a wonderful place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/2/2012
    This is a wonderful place to go to relax with a friend for a special occasion or just to get together. The tea selections are excellent. I highly recommend the pear caramel tea. The tea sandwiches, scones, and desserts are delicious and freshly made. The service at the Swann Lounge is always oustanding. This is the best aftrenoon tea in the city.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Amazing variety of food, a
    bobby
    Dined on 9/16/2012
    Amazing variety of food, a little pricey for $73 a person though. Drinks were okay, nothing special. I was not impressed with the service, certain servers were attentive but others were not. Overall it was really nice but left me wanting more for what I paid.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Social Tea was FABULOUS
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2012
    The Social Tea was awesome. A great place to have meeting over tea and tastey treats for salmon, egg salad and cuccumber, scones with clotted cream and jam, eclairs, pudding, custard and cake
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Afternoon Tea
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2012
    Visited for tea after an afternoon at the art museum. Food and was fabulous and the atmosphere was relaxed and comfortable.(We certainly never felt rushed.) But, I have to say, service was less than stellar. Our server failed to bring our condiments (clotted cream, jam and lemon curd)and it was quite a while before she bothered to check back and we were able to ask her for it. She was very apologetic, but never really checked back again and we had to flag someone else down for tea refills. Just expected better service at a Four Seasons establishment.
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  • The brunch was very elegant,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2012
    The brunch was very elegant, with an wide range of food options. The service was somewhat spotty, though, as we had to wave down waitstaff to request each coffee refill. It is quite pricey, and we wouldn't have gone without a gift certificate!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We took guests for the Sunday
    Al4U
    Dined on 8/19/2012
    We took guests for the Sunday brunch and while the quality and variety of foods was outstanding the service was not quite what was expected in that empty plates were not being removed promptly and in fact we bused ours occasionally. We not only had to wait an undue time for our check also for our car to be retrieved. Otherwise our guests were delighted with the experience and we would take other guests in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • "I love the relaxed feel of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/15/2012
    "I love the relaxed feel of this place - airy, and cozy. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The buffet was amazing and the staff gives outstanding service. Service was well-timed and friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Afternoon Tea Bliss
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2012
    Friendly service, great food, and wonderful tea. I will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great High Tea Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/19/2012
    We had high tea as a birthday/late Mother's Day present for my mom. It was completely enjoyable and something we will need to do again. The prices are reasonable, they are per person and you get a nice selection of finger sandwiches, scones and desserts. It was something fun and different to do as a family. We were late for our reservation and they were completely hospitable and did not make us feel unwelcome in any way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brunch was nice. Staff was
    Wilma
    Dined on 5/20/2012
    Brunch was nice. Staff was exceptional. Overpricedfor selection & having to serve myself. And a mamosa was not included. Staff slacked at end of our meal. I sat without utensils for about 20 minutes. So.weleft.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great selection of food items.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/6/2012
    Great selection of food items. Only problem was that service was not very prompt with coffee refills or just checking to remove used plates. For the price of the brunch the service should be exceptional but it was far from it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunday brunch at the Four
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/15/2012
    Sunday brunch at the Four Seasons is one of my very favorite things to do.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet