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.
The food was surprisingly good, soft shell crabs and white asparagus were excellent ! The only thing was the sloppy service person who turned out to be the captain who managed to spill sauce on my table splashing it onto my dress. They offered club soda and lemon but lemon can destroy some fibers
they tried to make up for it by offering a plate of sweets and cotton candy which was nice but it made me realize that the days are numbered and their traditional care does not extend into service as it approaches its closing day
The room and the atmosphere is gorgeous and the acoustic and lighting are near perfection and the pool room is probably the prettiest dining room in the world .It is so unfortunate that it will be refurbished because this atmosphere cannot be recaptured.
Love this restaurant and sorry they're closing/relocating. We especially love the farmhouse duck. Everything here is special.
The service at the Four Seasons is exceptional. The staff is knowledgable, attentive, professional. The food is in the classic tradition and remains superior. And one is dinning in one of the worlds most beautiful settings.
The experience is not as frenetic as in other 'hot' restaurants, but for a superior experience the
Four Seasons is tops.
The pink cotton candy was a whimsical and unexpected course that culminated a good dinner. Service was excellent.
We thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of our dinner. Staff was attentive with a sense of humor. Asparagus salad was especially memorable. Crab cakes, duck and sole were all presented attractively and delicious. Desserts carefully prepared.
Got stuck in very bad traffic from CT, an hour late in arriving. The staff very graciously seated us for our special occasion. An iconic dining room as beautiful today as it was 40 years ago for us. We had a meal that wasn't rushed ,that was great food, and wonderful service. A tragedy that this location is ending.
Excellent in all regards - will be greatly missed when restaurant closes this July.
Noel and Jewels made our very special night Perfection
This is one of the greatest restaurants in America. Food & service set a very high bar. I had the fried buffalo oyster starter do the Dover sole entree, both fabulous. The strawberry soufflé dessert was a special treat. I will sorely miss this place when the close in July. I hope they find a new space.
Off the charts service! Food consistently great: tuna shashimi, crispy oysters and shrimp; beef tartare; duck!!!; sorbet and key-lime cake
I an glad the second generation is taking over. It would be a shame if the last classic French place were to close. The sweetbreads and the quenelles were perfect and it is one of the last places to have mousse au choclat. PLEASE KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.
Food was okay way overpriced for what it was. They did bring free dessert for our anniversary which was nice
Special treat for my birthday weekend and was well worth it. We travel to New York about four times a year for business and pleasure. Once we heard that the Four Seasons was likely to leave its home it became imperative that we visit before the end of an era. We were not disappointed. Amazing food, wonderful ambience and a spectacular setting. Sad to think we won't see it again.
We were the first time at the Four Seasons. The service was excellent and courteous. The food was excellent. The whole atmosphere was great!
Food very poor compared to previous visit almost one year ago. Two had the Caesar salad appetiser and both had sand on the leaves. Will not be visiting the restaurant in its new location.
Eating in the pool room at The Four Seasons was a bucket list item for me and I wanted to do so before it lost its lease and had to move. The food was good, the service was attentive, but the atmosphere was beautiful and worth a trip on its own.
We returned the the Four Seasons last weekend and had a fabulous evening yet again. This iconic restaurant does not disappoint. Everything (service, food, ambiance, menu selections, etc.) was perfect.
The Pool Room never disappoints. Pricey yes, but everything is superlative from service to ambiance to food. You can eat well for less in New York, of course, but this is a special place- that has no duplicate.
The New York Four Seasons is a timeless classic within a building named the Best Building of the 20th Century. The restaurant has a superb menu and is housed in a unique setting designed by Mies Van Der Rohe and Philip Johnson, down to the chairs, tables, draperies, and tableware designed by Ada And Garth Huxtable, all of it unique to this place. From great appetizers to dessert ornamented by festive globes of pink cotton candy, the meals, wines and cocktails are premiere classe. As one who's been coming here since the early 1960's, I admire the timeless tradition and quality maintained at The four Seasons by generations of ownership, management, and staff and I regret the decision by new ownership of the building to terminate this timeless wonder of its world. A triumph of greed and insensitivity over unmatched artistry and respect for craft. Too bad.
It will never be equaled. With only months to go, they gave us our best festive dining treat ever. They always treat us like we are the Duke and Duchess of New York.
Visiting the Pool Room before it closes was the reason for our special lunch.
The room is still, and always will be, the most special in NY or anywhere.
The food was just OK, a disapointment after so many memorable meals there.
Lovely experience, ambience and suburb service
Old school charm at its finest . A New York institution well deserving of its reputation
After years of flawless service and perfect food, I was disappointed in this farewell dinner. I have always ordered the duck, the absolute perfect duck.
This time, the server poured so much sauce on the plate and over the duck, the skin became instantly soggy and the taste of the meat lost in the soupy sauce.
Nevertheless, we were glad to be back in this magnificent. Although disappointed (for the first time) we left with good feelings.
We tipped the waitres for what we thougt it was fair, but then he came asking for more. I do not think it is appropiate for that kilos kind of restaurant to ask for more. They should be polite and thank the voluntary tip.
We believed that the Pool room was iconic, it was a disaster!
Service was completely poor, from the doormen to the Maitre De. Absolutely not interested at all. Food was poor, no sparkle or grace; also very poor taste.
As the review title says, the whole place is living on its previous reputation.
The staff have, in the most part, must have been there since it opened, all quite old and some very unsteady.
We would completely not recommend this restaurant.
Hormis le fait que ce restaurant soit hors de prix, et d'ailleurs même si celui-ci n'était pas hors de prix, je n'irai pas manger la bas. Aucune présentation, aucun goût, enfin si mais celui de vraiment pas bon du tout. Heureusement qu'il ferme. Je pense que c'est la meilleur solution.
This really is an American icon and I am so sad to see it move. I cannot wait to explore the new location and hope to visit it soon. The food was great and the waitstaff SO very accommodating of all our needs.
The special treat for my daughter's 21 St birthday was delightful.
Lovely. Excellent food. Perfect service.
having lunch in the seagram building was a stunning experience; and the food was excellent too
It was a wonderful and very memorable evening, spent with good friends visiting from Ireland, the atmosphere was of elegance and calm, service impeccable one hardly noticed and yet were treated with such warm and jovial care. The duck was succulent, and so very tasty with crispy skin and delicious sauce, presented whole and expertly carved beside he table. My fish was perfect, all the tastes so clear and fresh. We enjoyed excellent wines and talked and talked until late.
My husband loves to take groups from his office for team dinners and they always have a wonderful and special time. We hope to visit The Four Seasons again soon.
My 2 friends and I were excited to have lunch in the Pool Room of The Four Seasons, since we knew it would be closing soon at its current venue. The place is still beautiful, but one gets a sense that they are just "going through the motions" - a very long swan song. The food was good and the service attentive throughout the meal, but the problem came at check time: first I noticed immediately that a $65 bottle of wine I had ordered was listed on the bill at $95. We showed the waiter and he had the check redone. When it came back, one of my friends noted that we had been charged for 4 prix fixe lunches, when there were clearly only 3 of us! Bill was redone once again. They brought 3 flutes of Champagne to apologize, which was very nice, but we came away with a feeling of "sloppiness" on their part. I will say that the cotton candy "Birthday cake" is a very nice touch (I had mentioned on Opentable that we were celebrating a birthday when I made the reservation).
Have wanted to go to this restaurant ever since I heard about their giant complimentary Cotton Candy which they bring out with your dessert. From the moment we walked into the restaurant I was floored by how classically New York The Four Seasons is. From the attentiveness and knowledge of the wait staff, to the table side preparation of practically the entire meal, not to be overshadowed by the GORGEOUS marble pool in the middle of the room.... it was the most spectacular dining experience. I had the steak tartar, prepared table side to my heat specifications- probably the best tartar I've ever had (and it's one of my favorite dishes). Then I had the Dover Sole (again, prepared table side). I grew up in New England eating nothing but seafood, and I have to say.... it was so perfectly prepared, flaky yet still firm- and the caper sauce- YUM! Completely work the Market Price $$. My boyfriend had the Lamb Chops- cooked to perfection. Then we each had our own chocolate soufflé - because sharing just wasn't going to happen. The soufflé was good, not great, but good. The Cotton Candy studded with candied lavender stole the show completely. A bit of whimsy in an otherwise very highbrow and traditional restaurant. It's closing in June, so if you are able to make it- GO NOW!!!!
A wonderful restaurant in everyday, particularly the old world service and menu. Wonderful spot where you can actually have a conversation, and not a millennium scene. Diners like to come here for special occasion as it's a special place. It's a shame that new management wants to change what works as the place is full every time I'm there. Also, many social functions take place here. We will miss it when they leave. I hope they don't downgrade the quality of the atmosphere and make it another noisy, no tablecloth restaurant. Many still want an elegant spot to dine for out-of-town friends too. What a loss to our city and to the clients.
The Four Seasons has long been a favorite place for me. It is beautiful, romantic, fabulous food and service and overall truly exquisite. I will be sorry when the end of July comes and their lease is up. Our waiter helped make my birthday a truly wonderful occasion.
As expected the food and service was excellent and the
ambiance was very Four Seasons!
My favorite restaurant in New York. If you truly love fine dining, impeccable service, an impressive wine menu, and all things that a remarkable dining experience should be, this is the place for you. I am horrified that the Picasso has been moved and that this New York icon will be relocated. What a mistake! I celebrated my birthday there this past week and was treated like a queen--as I have always been since 1974.
My wife and I had an anniversary/birthday celebration last week at the Four Seasons. We have been celebrating special occasions there for decades, and they haven't lost their touch. The food and service were excellent, and the beautiful reflecting pool and shimmering metal curtains made for a magical environment. There is something special about the calm and refined atmosphere here that's very rare now in Manhattan.
I think Don Draper was at the next table. If you have not been, you really must go.
4 months left, before it disappears.
A spectacular lunch at a perennial favorite. The same wait staff for over 30 years and the same superb cuisine. The Pool Room is our favorite, and are so disappointed to hear they are closing in July.