THE POOL

4.5
255 reviews
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Seafood
For lunch at THE POOL, please book via THE GRILL Opentable website or contact us directly.

THE POOL is a seafood restaurant created by Major Food Group. It is an architectural treasure that will now present the treasures of the world's ocean to match. The greatest expressions of seafood prepared with an eye towards simplicity and a focus on fun. A celebratory experience for all of the senses that incorporates art, architecture, food, and drink. Seafood in all of it's forms raw, cooked, and whole.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

We will be offering a prix fixe menu for $165/person. All reservations must be confirmed with a deposit. A guest relations agent will reach out to you to confirm. Reservations will not be considered confirmed until a deposit is received.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

What 255 People Are Saying
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JM
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

4 of us went for my wife's birthday and we were not disappointed. Everything was top notch; food, service, atmosphere, moderate noise level and great music.
Highly recommend this restaurant!

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D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A pleasure as usual with exceptional staff that make an evening at The Pool a graceful joyful event!
Love it!

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MK
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The people working there were so nice. However, they brought me a wrong appetite, our main meals were cold and bill was wrong. They should have better services with that price.
The foods were heavily spiced -- they use very good materials. They make everything too complex to me.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was good, but it was very overpriced. It doesn't compare to the Four Seasons, but actually is more pricey. Very very overpriced for the overall experience. We don't mind paying for a great meal, but would go elsewhere for better food at a more reasonable price.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic all around

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AW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a glamorous NYC night out and the staff is awesome!!! Love the bar vibe, reggae music and the wine list is rocking!

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C
Washington DC
111 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

Devastatingly Disappointing

Imagine that you went to a top end and high priced steak house for a 7 PM reservation on a Saturday night. After being seated and given the menus to consider for quite some time, and having made preliminary choices, the captain now appeared and said that they were "sold out" of the rib eye and filet minion. At 7? When dinner service is still in the early stage? On a Saturday? This high end fish restaurant has a very limited selection of fish entrees to begin with (7) and two were "sold out" at 7 including the whole grilled fish of the day. There is simply no excuse for such a lapse. Then things got worse.

The lobster in the lobster salad was overcooked, tough and stringy. Some of the greens in the green salad were actually spoiled and at the ick! stage, while others were so large that they needed to be cut, but this was not easy to accomplish in the bowl they were served in. Other dishes had so much salt that the taste of the star ingredients was lost.

To their credit the staff tried to make amends in response to our complaints by deducting some of the charges.

The room remains beautiful and iconic, one of the most special dining spaces in the entire country. Recommend that you eat at the adjoining Grill (which is excellent) and stop by on your way out to see the beautiful room.

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and Service were amazing. The old four seasons - The room is just as dramatic but the people are more approachable. From the front door to the server and beyond. Will bring a date there soon.

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RG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In the Pool room of the old Four Seasons, it has retained its ambiance. The menu choices were interesting, the food was quite good and the service was excellent. We even asked for and were given a tour of the kitchen. I have never seen a kitchen so clean, yet quite busy. It shares space with the kitchen for The Grill and both sections were amazing. Next to try is the Grill.

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KB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A lovely setting, although music played throughout the meal and with the noisy Grille just next door, we were still able to carry on a quiet conversation without difficulty. The food was excellent both in presentation and taste. For elegant seafood, a great choice.

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OT
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First class dining experience from the minute you sit down in a beautiful NYC Landmark.

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JM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the food here, it’s the best. Everyone is very nice, extremely friendly and welcoming. It’s THE place to go to in Midtown East.

It’s really an experience. We sat by the actually pool and it’s so calming yet also a really fun atmosphere.

The server explained where all the ingredients were sourced and our water cups were never empty. That’s real attention to detail.

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o
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I was looking forward to having the trout all day. when I was seated the trout was not on the menu. so I had the cod and the potatoes which was very tasty. Since it was a cold night for dessert I had the hot chocolate and then another it also was very tasty. I had a Very good experience.

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Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Exquisite space
Good food
Portions are very, very small-and it’s very expensive
It was an experience, but i wouldn’t go back
Portions could be increased by 1/3 and still be considered chic and sophisticated

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MM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

There is mo reason to dine here other than the gorgeous design of the room. Food is just ok by New York standards, and the prices are blinding (again, even by NYC standards). The wine list makes you feel as though you are being mugged at knifepoint.

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S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

So much fun to go back to the pool room. Service was impeccable. Food was just not good. Blah menu and everything was too salty. Kind of corporate fast food.

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CF
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The old Four Season is preserved in the Pool Room Restaurant in Seagrams Building.
The food is good but more expensive than ever and not quite the original’s equal.
For special occasion this landmark resturant cannot be beat.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

The setting is spectacular and quintessentially NY, the food excellent, the service perfectly good. The wine list on the other hand is simply egotism run amok. Markups on everyday wine consistently 4x. When one says I’d like to spend $150 on a bottle the sommelier is - well - searching. Really took away from an otherwise very nice experience. There are ALOT of really good $75 a bottle wines out there that you could sell for $150. Try it. Maybe you’d find more people order bottles, note bottles, of wine.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing from beginning to end!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!!!

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L
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great
A little surprised at $400 with only 2 glasses of wine and 4 courses all split

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CB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always

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F
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I went specifically for white truffle pasta and it was very good.

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l
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incomparable service and delectable food - every plate. Sommelier recommenced the perfect wine. Can’t rave about it any more.

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FN
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect atmosphere. Quality food. Great service. Don’t look at the prices - just enjoy ( actually not that bad compared to other high level restaurants in the area). Would recommend and come back.

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TP
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in NY, if not the world. Food, service, atmosphere are all top notch. Plus there’s a great wine list. Expensive but well worth it if you can afford.

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o
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Over promises and under delivers. Some dishes were outstanding. Mashed potatoes eh. Could have more choice. And the fish are priced PER POUND. wasn’t clear

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OT
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tremendo ambiente para cenar relajado y excelentes atenciones.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The service was very slow and not attentive. The pace between the courses were disparate and unbalanced.
Several options on the menu were not available (and since the menu is not particularly generous regarding the number of options, that was quite annoying).
The food available wan tasting uninspired and ordinary .
Serving (pushing) water all the time was something also very annoying and since is a very old school practice it should not be part of the service in such a prestigious restaurant.
Unfortunately, it seems that the water in The Pool is leaking. The level is noticeably going down.
It’s a shame. We used to like it very much.

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A
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Way overpriced and mediocre food.

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OT
Mexico City
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

El pescado y bebidas muy bueno...
Las entradas sus conceptos son buenos..pero los alimentos estan salados y no muy buenos

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MB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful time for a business dinner. The music was loud enough but not too loud that we couldn't hear all the way across the table. The Service is absolutely the best in the City!

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SH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 2

Impeccable service beautiful decor in the pool, great lemon dessert but..... the savory food was v mediocre and v costly.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was good, but outrageously expensive. 100bucks for a small piece of crab...30+ bucks for a glass is Champaign. I also felt like I was being up-sold on everything (I.e - told me 1.5 lb of fish was only enough for 1, and it was clearly enough for 2). So all in, dinner was 700 (w/ 20% tip) and only 3 glasses of wine - that’s obscenely expensive in my view

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible would never go back!

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KA
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely among the top 3 restaurants I’ve been to and I eat at great places all over the world. The service was excellent.

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JA
Miami
56 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Historically and currently lovely space for dining. Dover sole was excellent. .

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G
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 5

The Pool Room has retained the spectacular physical space of The Four Seasons, and it has retained the outstanding service levels of the prior incarnation, but the price of the meal just left too much to be redeemed by the food experience, and on that score it was anything but special.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Flawless in every way

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D
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The people and food and the atmosphere are without equal in their individual and collective greatness. An unforgettable experience.

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