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The Four Seasons Restaurant

99 East 52nd Street, Between Park and Lexington Avenues, New York City, NY 10022 (Manhattan)
(212) 754-9494
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Ranked #327 of 11,622 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American, Dessert, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: Between Park and Lexington Avenues
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
Description: The Grill Room at The Four Seasons Restaurant is truly a New York phenomenon. Attracting New Yorkers for generations, it's played host to every major social event from JFK's 45th birthday party to Manhattan's last Grammy Awards celebration. Open Monday through Friday, the Grill Room is home to the original New York "Power Lunch." At night the Grill caters to those interested in flavorful cocktails and a bite to eat within Phillip Johnson's one-of-a-kind design.
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80% Recommend
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New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is one of those restaurants that can only thrive in New York. The dining room is legendary, and iconic. It has a post modern pool in the middle, and in an architecturally important space. The menu is extremely expensive. If you're the type who frets over pennies, forget it, you are going to pay through the nose here, so... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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280 reviews 280 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We sat along the edge near the front windows so we could look in the main room and also through the gold drapes which twinkled as they moved. The service was excellent, all the waiters seem to be over 55 and seem as though they want to be there and were 100% dedicated to making the evening a memorable one.... More

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Lorton, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We enjoyed our 35th anniversary celebration dinner in the Four Seasons Restaurant's Pool Room and it was an excellent experience. Clearly the menu is pricey, so go into this with your eyes open, but the staff is friendly and attentive, but not "hovering," and the food was outstanding. We are glad we decided to spend our anniversary dinner there.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We were having dinner there one night (staying in a nearby hotel). They offer a buffet for 150Lira per person (kids half price), which is a lot of money but really worth it. You get an extensive choice of appetizers, they grill meat and fish outside and have around ten more hot dishes to choose from. The dessert buffet was... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My boyfriend and I were fortunate enough to be taken to dinner here recently. I had no expectations but I was blown away by the food, as was he. It was one of the best meals I've ever had. Due to food allergies, I ordered the filet instead of some less-pricy dishes I would have gone for if I could... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Dined twice at the Four Season (over a five day stay) mostly because I had two different sets of guests to entertain and make feel special. Calling the Four Seasons an iconic NYC institution is an understatement. The "Pool" room is haunted with the spirits of everything that was every anything in the city. The old time waiters are on... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The restaurant is justly famous for its unique and beautiful decor, great location, excellent professional service and traditional but not too dated menu. This visit the quality of the food did not quite match previous experiences, perhaps because it was a summer weekend when most of the regular clientele is out of town, so the "B" team was in the... More

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I had Sunday brunch with a party of 9 at the Garden Restaurant. Although making reservations from out of town required a credit card to hold such a large table, the trouble was well worth it. The wait staff was friendly and efficient. I had the salmon Benedict, which was very good and there were plenty of choices for everyone.... More

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New York City, New York
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70 reviews 70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I decided to splurge for my wife's birthday on June 30th and succeeded in spending over $500 for a meal no better than in scores of restaurants half the price. But the pool room is spectacular and we had requested Table 14 (which I recommend for the view) and if the food was not exemplary it was still consistently fine.... More

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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews 54 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We had a great lunch at the Four Seasons. The food and the service were outstanding. The room is also impressive with its high ceilings. Asparagus soup, white asparagus, crispy oysters, crab cakes, and Dover sole were all amazing. The meal was relaxed and well paced. We never felt rushed or left waiting. This is not an inexpensive restaurant, but... More

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