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The Pool Dining Room  - THE POOL, New York, NY

THE POOL

4.6
4.6
326 Reviews
$50 and over
American
The Pool is a legendary event space for THE GRILL in the iconic Seagram Building. For groups of 13+, email events@375parkfood.com to host your next celebration.

To book a reservation for parties of up to 12, please email us at reservations@thegrillnewyork.com

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Grill, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:45 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 375-9003

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Rich Torrisi & Mario Carbone

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown East

  • Cross street

    between Lexington & Park Ave

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    E, M to Lexington Ave<br />6 to 51st Street

  • Entertainment

    Enjoy Thursday nights with the Chino Pons Band at THE POOL!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 326 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The service and ambiance were excellent. The steaks we had were ok and we were disappointed with the quality of the meat. The rest of the food was superb.
  2. L

    Local

    France

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    This is not the Pool anymore This is the grill Disappointing Menu written »the grill » No more the nice desserts menu
  3. TG

    TomG

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second time at The Pool and it was fantastic. The service, ambiance and most especially the food, exceed expectations. We couldn't have been more pleased with our dining experience.
  4. M

    Michele

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food service and decor
  5. D

    Davey

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Unfortunately, they forgot one of our appetizers. Then our main course took another 1-2 hours to be served after we finished the appetizers.
  6. PG

    PeterG

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was the perfect spot for a celebration of really deserving people
  7. V

    Virginie

    West Palm Beach

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service.
  8. c

    crazybichon

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great anniversary dinner
  9. CG

    CarlosG

    Las Vegas

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2019

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Great food, great restaurant, great concept, excelente for bussines, any kind of celebration
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, unobtrusive service. Very good food and atmosphere.
  11. AW

    AlexW

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinning in the Phillip Johnson/Four Seasons room, Priceless! $91 for the Dover Sole? worth every penny of it.
  12. JW

    JayW

    Atlanta

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to have a business dinner. Waitstaff provides impeccable service.
  13. LA

    LinAnn

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    It was a very special dining experience! The food, service ,and accommodating, attentive staff and the beauty of the room made it a perfect place for a celebratory occasion. My only suggestion would be to have a better bread choice. The baguette was soft on the inside but too hard on the outside. We would definitely return and recommend dining here.
  14. K

    Karl

    New York Area

    57 reviews

    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice atmosphere. Great service. Terrific food.
  15. JC

    JocelynC

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Good looking people. What else could you ask for?
  16. R

    Roger

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    They don't know their heads from their behinds. Ask me directly if you'd like to know more about my experience there. It is a long and unhappy experience.
  17. RM

    RussellM

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect and as expected. From the greeting at the door to the table location, service and food. We were all very pleased.
  18. M

    Matorresco

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Imperdible! Súper recomendado!
  19. V

    vincentV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Upon entering the restaurant our greeting and service was excellent. We got the corner banquet that we had asked for which was nice. The servers were all very attentive until the end where they became a bit nonchalant. The food was very fine and we ordered the right selections and shared many dishes. My only real complaint was that the desserts are not up to par at ALL. I am a real dessert person and frankly I couldn't even eat the two desserts we ordered and at $20/each and really looking forward to dessert and coffee was not a way to end an otherwise fine meal. I also had to send the Latte back as I had asked for it to be scalding and it came out tepid. All in all, we really di enjoy ourselves and will try The Grill in short order even though ai hear the pricing has escalated some 80% in certain cases.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    Still the most beautiful room in New York to dine, but the food leaves a lot to be desired. To begin, they do not have the ingredients to make an apple martini, which I found hard to believe in this day and age, particularly if the owners are trying to appeal to a younger crowd than the previous tenant (Four Seasons). The portions of food are small, and the entrees are accompanied by nothing, no side dishes at all. These are available for more money, but even at that only one vegetable - steamed spinach. The duck was not crispy as described, and the portion was approximately the size of a deck of cards sitting alone on the plate. For the price, that should have been doubled. The pasta dish we ordered was salty, and nothing to remember. The wine list pushes you into a $150 price range (minimum), so in short, when the check comes, you're in no hurry to go back.
  21. DM

    DesignMattersSpeaks

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I miss Julian. I miss Julian. I miss Julian. I miss Julian. I miss Julian. I miss Julian. I miss Julian.
  22. A

    Alan

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always an energetic Midtown-y scene. No threat of a Michelin star for the food anytime soon. Chef should take it easy on the salt. Service fine (took a while to get started), Sommelier very good.
  23. AM

    AgnesM

    Palm Springs

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, great food, romantic ambience. Expensive but worth it. Will return.
  24. DW

    DanW

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I took a group of six on the spur the moment while on a business trip to New York. Thoroughly satisfied by the experience. The room is gorgeous and the service is top-notch. The food is good enough to be best of class in most cities. In New York there is a higher level than this, but that’s really a small complaint. I would recommend this to anyone.
  25. MG

    MarkG

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    PHENOMENAL EVERYTHING. It was my partner and my first time and the aesthetic and atmosphere was elegant and gorgeous. Everything on the menu was cooked to perfection! The beet and the duck was to die for. And they even made our anniversary extra special by giving us a candle on our dessert as a surprise. From the entrance to exit 100 stars if I could give it. Will be going back and will make every excuse to.
  26. D

    David

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A culinary institution in a landmark location. Consistently outstanding food and service.
  27. B

    Barney

    New York Area

    118 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    118 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great night out. My first visit in many years. Glad I went and know I will return. A few missteps, but nothing bad. Nice for a special nice out. Barney
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2019

    overall1food2service2ambience3
    Had high expectations after reading the reviews, bit the overall experience was disappointing..
  29. I

    Incontrol

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service Marc and his team did a really great job
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hospitality was impeccable. Excellent experience. Thanks so much for making it a special night.
  31. A

    Aandfmiami

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Excellent service but food just didn't meet the expectations and price. Plain Yogurt with lame toppings for dessert that I can get at sixteen handles for a tenth of the price. Seriously you can't be a little more creative then that?
  32. NM

    NatashaM

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and ambiance were spectacular.
  33. JC

    JocelynC

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere is beautiful and the staff are all very friendly. I love coming back here because the food is amazing. The roasted duckling is my favorite entree there. Must go check it out!
  34. T

    Terry

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my friend’s 89th birthday. I noted it when I made the reservation on Open Table & requested a table by the pool. When we arrived, our table by the pool was ready & waiting. From the reviews I had read of the Pool, I was not sure exactly what to expect except the room where I had dined several times before it became The Pool. The meal & experience couldn’t have been better. The staff was very attentive taking care of our every need & want. And the food was perfect. I was pleasantly surprised by the check as well, expecting it to be much more. Also, loved the music! Thanks for a perfect evening.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was perfect
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berlin

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    İn order to reach the restaurant Pool we had to pass the restaurant the Grill where the noise level was so disturbing, we thought we came to Pool and really scared! However, at the Pool everything was perfectly designed, decoration, noise level and the setting of the tables. The food , the wine list and the service was perfectly organized; it is an expensive restaurant but when you leave places like this after a great taste in your mouth you think that it’s well deserved and think to come agsin in the future..
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and i celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary there and had a fantastic experience. The wait staff were absolutely professional and gave great recommendations on what to eat. The food and wine were 5 stars.
  38. B

    Brunch

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolute perfection. Chef crushes it with the most exquisite food in an architectural masterpiece. This is an experience unto itself.
  39. GK

    GKB118

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service. A new standard!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A truly remarkable place! Would love coming back!

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THE POOL is rated 4.6 stars by 326 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    between Lexington & Park Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown East

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:45 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Grill, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    E, M to Lexington Ave6 to 51st Street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Rich Torrisi & Mario Carbone

  • Entertainment

    Enjoy Thursday nights with the Chino Pons Band at THE POOL!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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