Jean-Georges - Four Seasons Philadelphia

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On the 59th floor, Jean-Georges Philadelphia will offer exciting new dishes uniquely developed for Philadelphia, along with some must-have classics from his flagship New York restaurant. With 40-foot-high floor-to-ceiling windows, the panoramic city views set a dramatic backdrop to a dynamic menu. The restaurant will offer power breakfast, and à la carte and prix-fixe menus for lunch. Dinner options will include à la carte, prix-fixe and tasting menus.
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AB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was excellent. Loved the tenderloin, Caviar w egg, foie gras and pasta w truffles (a special). Usually don’t like salmon but it was one of my favorite dishes of the night.
And of course, you just can’t beat the view.

NP
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely experience. Wish we could have sat by window. But with a three month reservation was told we would need to wait another half hour to sit by window. Need to have food options for people who can’t eat so heavily spiced food.

w
Philadelphia
77 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

1 word: stunning! The most beautiful spot in Phl, hands down. Food was excellent: hamachi and tuna crudo both awesome. Parsnip soup awesome. Salmon excellent. Filet- pretty good. Wine service was awesome. Excellent by the glass options, nice stemware, and they pour you a taste to make sure you like it. Antoinette, our server was amazing. It’s not cheap, but not crazy expensive either. We already booked our next meal. Bar looks awesome too. Thank you for making our 19th anniversary so special!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and ambience are stellar.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meal was exquisite, wife and I had organic chicken, and duck for main courses. Shrimp appetizers outstanding. Dessert of fig and sorbet and Grape donut

s
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent except for the amuse bouch, way too many minced herbs, like eating grass in the broth. The venue itself is gorgeous but we all found the temperature to be a bit too cool. Good thing the women had jackets.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

AP
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always! Tasty food combinations and friendly service

FF
Philadelphia
62 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything’s magical there.....atmosphere, attention to detail, view, food, bar and the service. Pure perfection.

JS
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely gorgeous views on the 60th floor of the new Four Seasons Hotel. What a stunning, special experience. Food was fabulous and was a special and memorable experience.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous!!! Can’t wait to go back!!!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing the service and food truly an unforgettable experience. Antoinette was the best.

N
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing views and great service although a bit formal, but that is to be expected. I wish the menu was a bit bigger, but everything I had was excellent. Very pricey, but worth it for the ambiance- I’ll definitely be returning.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was absolutely perfect! We couldn’t have asked for a better dining experience and we will definitely be back again.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meals with nice views. Will be back again!

MP
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We immediately told all our friends and family they need to make reservations. We did the tasting menu with the unofficial (as of this posting) wine pairing. Out of this world. We've done tasting menus / wine tastings before, and never have I had more fun doing so! The sommelier really knew his stuff, and they were able to make food substitutions for shellfish allergies. The food in the tasting menu is also available as entrees - get the sea bass if anything. Fantastic.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazingly Fun and Cool Place . Food and Service are phenomenal .

KB
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an incredible view. I had an amazing dining experience, the service was great, and the food was very very good.

C
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought mom for her 75th birthday but I am a local, living down the street. We were sat at a beautiful table for two and the view was magnificent. The staff was wonderful as well! The food was delish and we had a light lunch. Thank you!

A
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 5

Never have given a 1-star review before, but this place was awful!
Upon arrival, we were immediately lectured about the dress code. Mind you, we were both wearing "name brand" designer clothing, but it wasn't enough. This is 2019 in Philly. Thank god they "let it slide" because it was our first time.

Next, our waiter approached us by saying "are you guys 21?". No introduction or greeting. He then proceeded to put the menus down on the opposite end of the table and walked away. Then, after ordering a drink, he ID'd us (fine), but after inspection, he walked away from the table with the ID without speaking a word to us. Then the waiter comes back and offers no explanation. Throughout the entire dinner, the service could be described as standoffish and nonchalant. The food was ok but nothing special. The building and bus staff were fabulous, but the service ruined the experience. Unless you're older and stuffy, I would recommend looking at another place.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Disappointing. Atmosphere is spectacular. Food was very good...Although portions were on the small side. The service was terrible. Had to ask for bread three times. Empty cocktail glasses never removed. No one asked us how our food was. Waiters jacket two sizes too small. Breadcrumbs not swept off table at end of meal… Credit card machine handed to us to figure out rather than being handed a receipt to sign… Not the type of service you would expect at a restaurant of this caliber. Will definitely give it another shot…. But it’s so hard to overlook bad service.

FJ
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Great views! Special occasion for sure. The staff is not spectacular as would be expected. Food is very good but small portions.

j
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Ridiculously pricey for anything other than special occasions or for anyone for whom cost isn't an issue, it is, nonetheless, an experience not to be missed. The room and view are nothing short of spectacular, the food is exquisite and the service is friendly, cheerful and first rate. The cocktails ( we lunched at the bar ) were well made from good ingredients but very small. The tightly controlled " measured pour " so beloved by cost accountants and so hated by customers ( and barkeeps ) was much in evidence. As a veteran of several meals at J-G in the Columbus Circle/ NYC location, I'd rate this at least comparable in food and service but a prettier room with an incomparable view.

KM
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a view! And service was impeccable

JB
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and superb service! Can't wait to go back.

SS
San Diego
65 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I will start by saying that I am partial to the old four seasons restaurant which was traditional and ornate. The new hotel is on the extreme side of contemporary. There are excessive number of mirrors to the point where you could easily run into one. The restaurant has a more casual feel - not quite the formal, upscale experience you would expect from the nicer four seasons restaurant or a jean George’s. I ordered the hamachi and lamb. Portions are small which is fine. Hamachi was great. Lamb was bit overdone and don’t really have anything special to it. The chocolate dessert was quite average.

Overall a good place to go enjoy a terrific view. But if it did not have the four seasons or jean George’s names attached to it, the restaurant would not last long amongst all the other good options available in Philly.

RH
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The venue is over the top. Best view of Philadelphia by far. We went for brunch. Food was spectacular. Service was nervous but great. In you are downtown and need to have a memorable experience, this is it.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was my moms birthday and the experience was phenomenal! Everyone was extremely professional and the view was spectacular! Will return. One suggestion is that perhaps the brunch tower be revamped as we felt it wasnt the best. Everything else was top notch

OT
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was well executed and interesting, capitalizing on the season’s best produce. The express lunch was a nice value but could hardly be called “express”. The whole process took 2 hours 15 minutes from being seated to leaving the restaurant. Also, they served my daughter’s lunch long before my main course arrived, so long that she was 90% finished when mine arrived 10-15 minutes later. It seems that the JG policy is to serve children before parents are served, but since it was just me and my tween daughter, it ended up being a bit awkward. I could see the need to do that when serving ravenous toddlers, but older children are surely accustomed to waiting for all to eat together. The manager and server did compensate us for the very slow and unusual service by removing an item from our bill. The food was well prepared and flavorful.

JF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderfull addition to Philadelphia. Will recommend it highly

EF
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was prepared and presented in an exceptional way. The Express Lunch is a bargain. The views are outstanding.

OT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great but not outstanding. The little things make the difference.
Cookie in the berry dessert was not crisp. Yellowfin Noodles an interesting idea but not visually appealing. Soup luke warm.

On the plus side service was perfect balance.

b
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is beyond excellent. We were given new fork and knives for each dish. We ordered the chef’s special- similar to omakase but it wasn’t sushi. I love sushi/sashimi. The portions were small but so delicious.

Every person working at this restaurant was professional, kind, and willing to answer any questions. The team work was spot on.

I will return again. Oh - can’t forget to mention how amazing the view is at the restaurant. Any seat will make you feel exhilarating. The ceiling is massively high. You’ll hurt your neck from looking up so many times during your meal. You don’t want to miss eating at this restaurant!

J
Philadelphia
115 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

6 stars? Yes. Don’t miss it at lunch. Excellent and attentive service but not intrusive, a dessert not surpassed by any Michelin restaurant and a dining room with windows on the world of Philadelphia.

M
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My mother and I celebrated her 89th birthday here. First, it’s all about the people who work here! They are gracious, welcoming, professional and accommodating making for an even lovelier experience. Next, it’s the room—we were is the clouds. Big windows. Top of the world.
And then it’s the food—served beautifully and every bite delicious. Loved it—we’ll be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent addition to the Philly dining seen. Quite an experience and a must for anyone in town!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely lovely!!!

B
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Not sure who failed - Four Seasons or Jean-George’s. We were so looking forward to Philly’s newest and most talked about restaurant experience. The evening started with being greeted by children who waived us off to the hotel bar because the Jean-Georges bar was filled with t-shirts, sneakers and non-diners. We ordered drinks and stood for 20 minutes until our table was ready all the while watching people seated at the bar and NOT ordering any food. The children apologized and never offered to take our drinks to the table - in fact one said that he was there for only two days and didn’t know he was supposed to bring our drinks to the table. Four Seasons or Jean-George? We were seated at such a small by the window that our first courses didn’t fit on the table.
We had to suggest to the sever to remove the flowers so our food could fit on the table. First bottle of wine ordered - unavailable. Seared Fois Grois was delicious but cold. Tuna tartare was exactly the same as I had at lunch the previous week. Beef carpaccio so cold that it seemed prepared at lunchtime. Main course- beautifully prepared and tender charred duck breast. Cold again. Lamb chops so tough - barely edible. Not one server offered an explanation about the food arriving at the table so the dining experience was pretty uneventful and non special. Dessert consisted of purple ice cream melted on a plate. The server paid a lot of attention to us as our check arrived yet we barely saw him during the meal. Such average food and service with a stunning 360 view. Several employees said - well, this is Phildelphia and we are figuring it out. Stopped in restroom on the way out- positively a mess. People-
Jean-Georges and the Four Seasons have dumbed down the food and service to cater to the “local market.” Really? I was shocked at the entire experience. Great French food should be an experience in every way and this was not in any way. The view is worth a look- the food and is not.

OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great all around experience! Great views and food. Even had our first try at Caviar.

CC
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Well worth a visit at least once. The dishes all four of us had were bursting with flavor -- with the duck being best and the fois gras, while pretty good -- least. The service was very good: gracious, attentive but not hovering, and the chef comped the fois gras when it came late. It was blessedly not noisy, and, at least at lunch, the prices were about what one would expect in a high-end Philadelphia restaurant. The disappointments were visual: The decor was corporate-expense-account sterile rather than elegant; and the view from two of the three sides was flat because we were so high above most everything else. When you go, don't miss the Universal Sphere short film adventure in the Comcast Tech Center 2nd-floor lobby.

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