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Permanently Closed - The Four Seasons Restaurant – The Pool Room

2109 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies

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This restaurant is permanently closed.

The Four Seasons Restaurant in New York, famous for excellent cuisine and a formal dining experience, is excited to offer guests the same quality in a new location on Park Avenue. The classic upscale restaurant is becoming more and more rare in a city focused on fast, which is why The Four Seasons Restaurant stands out as a steadfast provider of a formal meal.

The multiple course format at The Four Seasons syncs with the sophisticated atmosphere and professional service. First course options are on the lighter side in preparation for the second course. Excellent combinations include crispy oysters followed by the ahi burger with mango onion salsa.

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday: 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Monday - Friday: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm;
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Phone number
(212) 754-9494
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket Preferred
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Executive chef
Pecko Zantilaveenvan
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With a bubbling white pool and four seasonally-changing trees at each corner, the Pool Room is breathtakingly beautiful. Airy and romantic, it was designed by Philip Johnson and is one of the finest examples of architecture's International Style.

The Pool Room features The Four Seasons' signature shimmering chain curtains and a collection of furnishings and tablewear that are part of the Museum of Modern Art's permanent collection.
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Cross street
Between Park and Lexington Avenues
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Parking details
Directly across the street from the Four Seasons is the Park-Lex Garage (52nd Street, between Park and Lexington Avenues). After 5 pm, they offer our guests reduced rate parking with a Four Seasons validation.
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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
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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DenisG (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 9, 2016

One of the best meals ever, each entrée outstanding- TOP notch

viptymelyron (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 9, 2016

A fond farewell to the Four Seasons and the best dining room in town. The Pool Room was as magical as ever, as was the food, especially the crispy duck and the souffles. We are sorry to see it go but are glad we had one last time there.

JamesY (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on July 8, 2016

The restaurant is closing two weeks hence, and it showed - badly. Food varied between outstandingly exceptional to mediocre to downright bad. Selections from a heavily depleted wine list were very limited, esp in the affordable range. Service was slow, haphazard, and actually neglectful, all of which are totally unacceptable in a restaurant of this supposed caliber.

MarcM (Pittsburgh)
3.0  Dined on July 5, 2016

Wanted to experience the 4 Seasons before it closed. Unfortunately, the food quality had departed long before the restaurant had closed for the final time. Great ambiance, just extremely disappointed in what was supposed to be a grand send out. No way unfortunately, to go back and make it right...

TobyT (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on July 2, 2016

The restaurant is beautiful. The food is delicious. They make a great mojito. The crispy shrimp was devine, but expensive. The steak was superb. The chocolate soufflé was yummy. Unfortunately, they are closing. The restaurant is very expensive.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on July 2, 2016

The restaurant is closing, but it was clear that the restaurant in theory closed months ago. The bathrooms were dirty, the restaurant was stripped of the art, and the food was mediocre. Dining staff was less attentive and seamed not to care. Not one team member asked how the food was, because, respectfully, I think they already knew.

vipRolandR (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 1, 2016

Sad to see this NY fixture move to another location

WaterTrees93 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on June 30, 2016

Bitter sweet and a toast to the venue that holds so many wonderful memories

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on June 29, 2016

It pains me that this iconic restaurant, still so wonderful and replete with history that even we non New Yorkers can appreciate, is losing its lease. I'm very fortunate to have dined on a couple of occasions at the Four Seasons and I look forward to the restaurant's reopening in a new location in 18 months. I trust that the great quality and unpretentious atmosphere will carry over. I hope some of the history of this establishment also can be sensed at the new location.

vipBillyd (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 27, 2016

Any Rosen should be ashamed for forcing FSR out.
This is a landmark and should be treated as such.
Celebrated our anniversary there on June 27. All was great but it is not cheap. But do go if you can for a bit of NYC history and a great meal.