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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.

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

We enjoyed our anniversary dinner. The steak was perfectly prepared. Loved the potato puffs. Everything was so well done. We appreciated the champagne for our celebration. We're sad you're moving, but glad you'll open nearby.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on June 24, 2016

Unfortunately, my request, made well in advance, for a particular table was not honored. Overall, the Four Seasons does impress. The NY steak that we enjoyed was excellent, probably one of the very best that I ever had. I dined at the Four Season previously in May, at that time we were comped on two glasses of wine and two desserts, our base bill without gratuity was $283.00. My experience in June was somewhat different, base bill this visit was $385.00. We were only comped on one item, the somewhat oddball item that the Four Seasons serves to those celebrating birthdays, a large pink cotton candy. It was not a birthday and we certainly did not request the sticky treat. The person who served it to us, stated that they had many birthdays and this was an "extra". I never quite got why such a iconic restaurant such as The Four Seasons would even consider cotton candy as appropriate. Though closing, I am for the most part, very happy that I had the opportunity to dine there. I wish the staff well at their new location.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on June 24, 2016

Amazing! a NY classic now moving to a new location.

gdknyc (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 24, 2016

A dream came true for us the other night at the iconic Four Seasons Restaurant in NYC. In light of the sad reality that this most-famous restaurant will be closing in July 2016 at its present location in the Seagram Building on Park Avenue, we felt compelled to experience this famous space one last time. Well worth it. This NYC treasure will be sorely missed, indeed....

vipMargaret (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on June 23, 2016

Divine! We came to say Goodbye to this beautiful restaurant. In the 1970's we dined so well at the Four Seasons, always memorable. Lunch today was amazing...the tiny croissants, wonderful entrees, outstanding souffles and service the best! Our waiter was so fun yet professional. He needs to be cloned. The Four Seasons closes next month but the memories will remain.