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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 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.

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vipLocal
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

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

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vipTomG
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on December 27, 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.

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Michele
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food service and decor

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vipDavey
New York Area
20 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.

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PeterG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the perfect spot for a celebration of really deserving people

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vipVirginie
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service.

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vipcrazybichon
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great anniversary dinner

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CarlosG
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great food, great restaurant, great concept, excelente for bussines, any kind of celebration

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, unobtrusive service. Very good food and atmosphere.

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vipAlexW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipJayW
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipLinAnn
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on June 28, 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.

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Karl
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere. Great service. Terrific food.

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vipJocelynC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
30 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.

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vipRussellM
Cincinnati
24 reviews
Dined on June 19, 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.

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Matorresco
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Imperdible! Súper recomendado!

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vincentV
1 review
Dined on June 12, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
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.

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vipDesignMattersSpeaks
New York Area
9 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.

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vipAlan
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 8, 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.

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vipAgnesM
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipDanW
San Francisco
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.

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vipMarkG
New York Area
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.

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David
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipBarney
New York Area
111 reviews
Dined on April 13, 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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience3

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

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Incontrol
New England
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service Marc and his team did a really great job

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipAandfmiami
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 5, 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?

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vipNatashaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and ambiance were spectacular.

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vipJocelynC
New York Area
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!

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Terry
New York Area
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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was perfect

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 26, 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..

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
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.

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Brunch
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipGKB118
London
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. A new standard!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 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.