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Permanently Closed - The Four Seasons Restaurant – The Grill Room

178 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch

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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.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday: 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm;

Monday - Friday: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Phone number
(212) 754-9494
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Richard Brower
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Cross street
Between Park and Lexington Avenues
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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.
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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
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Special events & promotions
Sara Brandin 212-754-9467
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine
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4.2  based on all time ratings
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDeroyMurdock1 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on July 14, 2016

Farewell to a Manhattan landmark! I had a splendid dinner at the Four Seasons on the Thursday evening before they closed. It was not the first, but it was the last.

vipMAL76 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 14, 2016

Exquisite service and the end of an era. Good food as well.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on July 8, 2016

For being the quintessential NYC dining experience, the service was fairly poor. We had a 9:15PM reservation and were immediately seated. Was a mostly empty dining room, not busy at all, but still took every bit of 10 minutes before the waiter/waitress could stop talking to each other and other tables and ignoring us to bring us some drinks. They walked past us no less than 4 times without even greetings us none the less saying they'd get with us in a second. For such a "high end" place the service sucked. Food was good, it better be for the prices, but food is only half of the reason for going to such a nice place. We almost got up and left after being walked past without so much as a hello in the first 5 minutes. Terribly unacceptable to be seated but not be greeted when the place was mostly empty.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 30, 2016

Great service and excellent food

vipRobertB (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on June 30, 2016

Terrible and sad that it is gone. Took my daughter to lunch they do she could say she had been. Very special occasion.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on June 15, 2016

If you HAVE NOT been to the Grill Room, I would recommend that you consider having lunch at The Four Seasons before the restaurant relocates and closes this summer. Choose the Grill Room rather than the Pool Room or the Bar for the quintessential old school New York experience - elegant, grand, and elegant ( did I mention elegant?). With regards to the service, visit with Nick as your waiter if possible, although I am confident that all the staff are wonderful. With regards to the menu, the crudites at the table was a refreshing start to the meal. We enjoyed the Miso Cod and the FS Burger for main courses.

If you HAVE been to the Grill Room, I would recommend one more visit as well...

KateS (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 11, 2016

We had a late night dinner so restaurant was quiet. Service and food were fantastic, as is expected at this venue. We've dined here before and are grateful to get in one last time before they move. I hope they continue the cotton candy dessert!

vipLuvtoeat (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on June 11, 2016

We wanted to dine here before it closed, at least at this location. The food was ok. The service was spotty (one waiter took away my bread dish, with my bread on it; another waiter wondered why I didn't have any bread and brought me some). The wine list was very limited, especially in wine less than $500 per bottle. I guess since they are closing, they didn't restock the wine and all of the more reasonable wine were sold. It was a bucket list thing to do and we did it. overall, somewhat disappointed

ElizabethB (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on June 11, 2016

My husband and I ordered the price fixed dinner, ordering appetizer, entree and dessert. Never once during or after the meal did the waiter inquire how our meal was. We had a 5:15 PM reservation and were the first diners in the Grill Room so they were not busy. I asked the water girl if she would take a picture of us with my phone, as it was our anniversary. She said she would when she put the water pitcher down. She never came back and when I asked her the second time, her response was oh, I forgot". My husband ordered the duck and I ordered the cod - both were overcooked and dry. Very disappointing meal and service. Not worth the price.

vipDavidschu (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 10, 2016

Wanted to dine here one last time before closing. Still the most beautiful restaurant in town, great food, great service, but ridiculously expensive. At one time it seemed worth it, but the cost is way out of line. Good riddance!! Hope the replacement in this space by Carbone and Torrisi is more reasonable.

vipMjs826 (Naples)
5.0  Dined on May 23, 2016

Beautiful setting. Great presentation. Wonderful food. I love this place
Too bad it's not next store. One of my favorite restaurants in the world. Elegant.

EdRenee (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on May 19, 2016

this restaurant has been one of the best but our lunch was so so, the swordfish overcooked with its upcoming move it will need to reset

vipManhattan (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on May 18, 2016

Too bad it is closing after all these years . It is very expensive but worth it. I cannot imagine what will replace it but that's NYC--out with the old and in with whatever.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 17, 2016

Everything was perfect. Servers are so kind and they celebrate my anniversary with cotton candies. Without doubt, It's historic place for architects and designers. Memorable moment for everyone.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 12, 2016

I have been dining at the Four Seasons since I worked upstairs in the public relations department of Seagram Wines & Spirits in the late 1970s. (We had lunch there so often that we called it "the Seagram cafeteria.") The Four Seasons is synonymous with the elegance, luxury and fine dining that have become so rare in this city. People dress for dinner. Good manners are expected. Formal service is honored. This icon of Old New York will be missed when the furnishings are gone and the new inhabitants take over. It was with great sadness that I dined twice in the past month, once in the Pool Room and once in the Grill, to fully embrace one final memory of the exquisite space, the extraordinary cuisine, the impeccable service, the remembrance of Old New York as it once was and has remained in this one space on Park Avenue. Like so many others, I am grateful that the interior will be saved thanks to its landmark status. I will dine at the Four Seasons' new location, but the space in the Seagram building will never be the same. Thank you for the rarefied experience and the memories. I look forward to seeing the familiar faces of staff and owners in the new location.