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About Permanently Closed - The Four Seasons Restaurant – The Grill Room

This restaurant is permanently closed.

The Four Seasons Restaurant offers guests an upscale dining experience. Its posh interior features various rooms to dine, converse and enjoy the scenery. The Four Seasons Restaurant's chefs prepare creative dishes that are artfully plated. Guests can try an appetizer of octopus carpaccio, beef tartare or hamachi sashimi with pickled watermelon. Roasted monkfish cioppino, steamed Maine lobster or grilled lamb chops with red wine-braised lentils make for fulfilling entrées. This restaurant also offers a prix fixe menu, burgers and tasty treats like cotton candy.

The Four Seasons Restaurant has a full bar that offers cocktails and other libations. It provides catering services and host private events for an array of celebrations.

99 East 52nd St.
New York, NY 10022
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH
Monday - Friday: 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm;

DINNER
Monday - Friday: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Cross Street:
Between Park and Lexington Avenues

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 754-9494

Website:
http://www.fourseasonsrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
The Park/Lex Garage is on 52nd between Park and Lexington Avenues. Bring in your parking ticket after 5:00pm and we can validate it for you for a reduced fare.

Public Transit:
6 train to 51st Street
E, M trains to Lexington Ave/53rd Street
4, 5, 6, N, Q, R to 59th Street / Lexington Ave

Executive Chef:
Richard Brower

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Sara Brandin 212-754-9467 sara@fourseasonsrestaurant.com

The Four Seasons Restaurant – The Grill Room - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

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4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.5

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Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (231)
Fit for Foodies (167)
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Notable Wine List (113)
Romantic (108)
Hot Spot (55)
Good for Groups (50)
Neighborhood Gem (48)
Vibrant Bar Scene (43)
Scenic View (29)
Late-night Find (17)
Great for Brunch (16)
Kid-friendly (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2014

We. had the 60 dollar prefixe for lunch. It was satisfactory..no flair..not occasion festive..workmanlike servers..prepared well but the food was lacking in quality and certainly origanality.....I am in my nineties and it reminded me of restauranrts in Hotels and apartment hotels in the thirties...they were convenient for the tenants but had bo personality.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2014

Had a wonderful meal and really enjoyed myself---will make it a must on future trips to NYC!!!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 22, 2014

I cannot really find anything bad to say about the Four Seasons Grill but I cannot find anything to make me want to return. It was just "OK". The Décor was 1950s but that might have been the plan. If so, they succeeded just fine but it was not to my tastes and that might have influenced the rest of my impressions. The wine list was limited when compared to other places I went during the week. Again, not bad, just not what I was expecting. I guess my overall impression was that it was a mediocre experience...

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2014

The good reputation seems undeserved. Service was snobbish, particularly by the gent who appeared to be the senior front of the house staff. Two of six orders were wrong. Food was passable certainly nothing that would make me consider returning. It was a quiet night so really no excuses. The strongest thing this place has going for it is the room. Which is stunning. But in a city with the options of NY, that's not enough to get me to return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2014

Had not been to the four seasons in a while and i was very disappointed with the food. Too pricey for what it is. The crab cakes are half the size of what they used to be, contain less crab meat and at almost $30/ea are really not worth it.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on January 16, 2014

The only reason to go to the Four Seasons any more is just to see the dining rooms. So go, have a drink at the bar and then go elsewhere to eat. There are so many other restaurants with better food and better service. For the prices charged at The Four Seasons, it should be much, much better. It's a sad example of a restaurant trying on its past laurels. Very past laurels.

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 (London)·Dined on January 2, 2014

It is a classy restaurant, and with that I want to say that the ambience is very cool, quiet and intimate, although the the high prices. The food is really outstanding, and the service is very good, according to what you would expect.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on December 31, 2013

We went here for nye's dinner. Quiet, good fun and great environment.
Recommended to all those who want to enjoy a nice evening without too much hazzle

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2013

Outstanding food, service and ambience. I must for special occasions.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on December 31, 2013

This was New Year's Eve I was expecting a lovely meal
The starters were ok
Our main courses were very poor like something from a cheap hotel
Lumpy potato purée very bland
The desserts were very average as well
The service was shocking I thought the waitress was quite rude
She didn't even smile or speak as she only cleared half our plates then left us
Another member of staff finally cleared our table
We were not asked if we would like coffee
A very disappointing evening

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2013

This was my husband's & my first dinner at the Four Seasons & it did not disappoint. Besides the loud woman at the table next to us (which is no fault of the restaurant), everything about our dining experience was outstanding.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2013

The elegance of Four Seasons Pool Room was perfect for Christmas Eve dinner. The crowd was elegant and the food was very good. Also, the servers were friendly but not intrusive. This is a good choice for a special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on December 24, 2013

Wanted a memorable meal for xmas eve, this was it but not in a good way.

Really overpriced set menu for the quality of food that came out.

I had the four seasons goose, and it was worse than any goose that I could have had at a chinese in canal stree. Very tough meat, dry and bland. The stuffing was better executed and I enjoyed that vastly more than the duck itself.

My companion had the truffle scallops which she enjoyed and it was fair enough a dish, but nothing special or to write home about.

Kids got a massive dessert of candy floss which was a nice touch.

Would not go back again.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 23, 2013

This restaurant has decent food. It is overpriced for the service and quality. We also ate at The Modern and though it cost more money it was a much better value for the cost. This restaurant is also very hard to find. We walked around several blocks several times before we were able to locate it.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2013

We had a wonderful enjoyable dinner. The wait staff was attentive and extremely polite. The entire dinner experience was a pleasure and was well worth the money. We totally appreciated the ending where they served us cotton candy. Awesome!!!! We would deficiently dine there again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 21, 2013

Waiter never came after 15min, terrible attitude from mgr.
Restaurant creates appearance to be affiliated with the hotel.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2013

Élegant, confortable, great food ( tuna tartar & nantucket bay scalops so tasty!) , affordable great red Burgundy ( fruity Givry Cellier aux Moines)...and a very discreet efficient staff , managed by the charismatic Julian Niccolini , who wellcomes every one as a VIP. This place is not a myth ...it is a living legend!
One comment , on booking by phone , the contact could be slightly arrogant ...

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2013

My daughter and I celebrated her birthday - first drinks at the bar (crowded but friendly) and then dinner in the Grill Room. We weren't pleased with the first table and requested a change, which was readily accommodated. The food was really good - burrata and beet salad is outstanding. The rack of lamb was perfectly cooked!. When I made the reservation on Open Table I noted we would be celebrating her birthday. After dinner we were served complimentary champagne and the cotton candy with a candle on top. A lovely evening!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on December 16, 2013

The architecture, decor, airiness and modernist alure make all the difference. Food is great, service is ultra-professional. "100 places to dine at before you die"-type of place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 7, 2013

The service was great and very attentive. Overall, the food was very good, especially the Grand Marnier souffle, which was fantastic! However, we were very disappointed by the overall ambience and dining experience. This was an anniversary dinner, so we were hoping for a more romantic setting. Based on the online reviews, I was expecting a more intimate and romantic setting. We were seated at a nice table for two in the Grill Room. The floor to ceiling teak walls and sparse furnishings made us feel like we were in a 1970s convention holding room, waiting to get into the main dining room. It was neither romantic nor intimate. Very disappointing.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 6, 2013

The food was mediocre and the staff was not only incompetent but insulting. There was no accountability for the series of errors made by the staff. Even worse, there were no apologies. The food was fine but not great. Considering the price, there are many superior alternatives in the city.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2013

I took my husband here for his birthday. It was a superb experience. Loved every minute of it!
Great job. The food was great, the service was great, and the place a historical landmark. Couldn't do any better!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 20, 2013

The venison was excellent, as were the fried oysters.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 14, 2013

We had a wonderful lunch at Four Seasons. It was not inexpensive, but for a special lunch it was spectacular. Food, service, ambience, all were spot on and top shelf.
Ivan, out main server was professional, knowledgable with a very pleasant disposition.
The entire staff was great, and we are not regulars, this was our first time at this restaurant. It is definitely a power lunch spot, and the room is filled with the big hitters of the NYC and beyond business and philanthropic world, but we were treated with the same level of service.
If you are looking for a special place for a relaxing, perfect lunch with great food. This is worth the price.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2013

Food was touted as excellent but was bland and extremely overpriced

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 11, 2013

We booked on Open Table The Four Seasons "The Grill". When we arrived, they said "The Grill?" There was no one sitting in the grill, its a bar with tables. They took us to the restaurant, which is fine, guys need a jacket, but I think its all overblown and way too puffed up about how good they think they are. I'm not sure this place is relevant any more...and it hurts the Four Seasons brand. We love it in Milan, Vancouver and SF, but NY? We will take a pass next time...maybe you should, too...

PS...I'm glad I checked the bill
There was a "phantom" $18 white wine charge that we never ordered...

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 27, 2013

Although the food was good, the price was far more than expected.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2013

A special evening at the 4 Seasons

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 11, 2013

still one of the best restaurants in New York

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2013

We went to the Four Seasons to celebrate two adjacent birthdays. Everything from the wonderful food (excellent duckling, the consistently best crab cakes in the city, and terrific crispy oysters sent by the chef for us to taste even though we didn't order them) the cool and fun ambience in the pool room, a really nice waiter named Giussepe . . . all contributed to a really memorable event. No pretension at all -- how can a restaurant be pretentious when they bring you a two-foot high pouf of homemade pink cotton candy to top off the meal -- and it was just really fun and outstanding in every way. The Four Seasons is one of NYC's best restaurants for a long list of reasons. We'll be back -- I just have to save up a bit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2013

We celebrated a special anniversary and wanted to do it in style. On making the reservation with open table I asked that they do whatever they could to make our evening special.The staff at the four seasons made us both feel so pampered. Ivan, our waiter was very attentive. The food was truly memorable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2013

What can one say? The Four Seasons has to be experienced. The trap is to act the sophisticate. The trick is to remain yourself, real, down to earth. That way you get to enjoy the wait staff along with the food. Our waiter had a great sense of humor. With us, being relaxed he shared that. If we played stuck up, he wouldn't have shown us that side. If you're a Foodie, the tastes are subtly elegant in the classic sense. You can pick from so many delightful dishes and it's hard to say one is better than another. Certainly, try the Duck, maybe the best I've ever had. And the Fava Bean soup, seasoned just right. In order not to over eat, my wife and I shared the Summer menu and had one dish from each section. That's the way to go.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2013

The Four Seasons is an exquisite setting, with impeccable cuisine and service. It is a regular haunt for those of us who reside in the City and love the 'institutions' that have maintained their panache! Far from the racket of trendy "wanna be" places, an evening of delightful enjoyment, business accommodation and impressiveness, or pure self indulgence ...this restaurant frequently is my first choice when others disappoint upon entering.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2013

I thought it was already Friday. The band was playing sweet jazz wit incredible skill. I bought their CD and the composer signed it. The bar was electric, the crowd was eclectic and the food was to die for. I wanted to order everything on the menu, but we were only a party of six. And we still escaped for less than a dime. What a fantastic time!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2013

It's hard not to like the Four Seasons Restaurant, from the wide, open spaces and high ceilings, to the excellent food and very attentive service. Bottom line is this is a "can't miss" experience in Manfattan, whether for a business lunch or dinner, or a romantic evening out with a loved one.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 15, 2013

My friend and I went to celebrate my new job, and lunch was everything we expected.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 11, 2013

We went to celebrate our anniversary and ordered from the pre theater dinner menu. The waiter had a snobby attitude and although we got there when the restaurant opened I felt because we didn't order from the regular menu that we were treated a little differently. The quality of the food for the price was very disappointing. When you add in 2 glasses of wine to the dinner, tax and tip the bill came to $200. The restaurant ambience is beautiful but the steak wasn't tender and the dessert looked like they sliced a piece of a chocolate log cake that was frozen and put it on the plate. I was expecting a wonderful meal and great service.The meal didn't live up to the restaurant's reputation. Must be that they are living off of their past glory.

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 (Miami)·Dined on May 23, 2013

We took our daughter after her College graduation and to commemorate another milestone as we did 18 years ago when she was only 4 years old! She visited Four Seasons as one of her first outings when she turned 4. They made it possible to relive the same special moment and surprised her with the cotton candy as they did 18 years ago. She will remember forever. Thank you for a priceless memory. Drs. Carlos and Eneida (Roldan) Valdes-Lora

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 30, 2013

Everything was perfect from the reservation to the service and food. We ate the specials for the day and they were very good. Expensive but worth every penny.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2013

The Grill Room is a great place for business luncheons. The food is always high quality and the service is very attentive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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