The Low Down
No restaurant is a better symbol of New York than The Four Seasons. Designed by legendary architects Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson, the restaurant is a modern classic that has been redefining American cuisine since 1959.
Winner of Where Magazine's Best Food in New York award, The Four Seasons recently seduced New York magazine with "adventurous new flavors and marvelous pairings."
When planning a visit to The Four Seasons, be sure to give your guests the address (52nd St b/w Park and Lexington Aves). Otherwise they may end up at a hotel chain by a similar name, rather than the restaurant that New Yorkers love.
Menu items include whole roasted pheasant, saffron aoli bouillabaisse and filet of bison with foie gras and truffle sauce.
Fun Fact: In the Pool Room, the trees change from season to season and even occasionally bloom.
Where to Sit: For maximum people-watching opportunities, come in at lunch and sit in the Grill Room.
Know Before You Go: Men are still expected to wear jackets, although ties are optional.
Rants, Raves & Reviews
by at Gayot
The Four Seasons Restaurant is the only restaurant in New York that has been designated a landmark. The Philip Johnson-designed interior---with metal curtains that undulate seductively and the famous pool flanked by seasonal trees---itselfâ¦
By ritas1530361847 at Citysearch
The Four Seasons restaurant is a great experience. The food is great and the environment is even better. Everyone must come here at least once. Hig... Read More
By leeH at Citysearch
It's awkward to go for a few drinks when you are surrounded by hookers! Don't waste your time and money. Read More
The definitive New York power scene, even since 1959.
By Josh Ozersky at Citysearch
The Four Seasons is totally unique as a New York institution: For over half a century it's defined the New York power restaurant experience. The wo... Read More
There is "Expensive-but-worth-it" and there is "Expensive-and-WTF"?
By rgmx at Citysearch
This is a twenty-something guy that doesn't mind laying down $300 for a fine and delicious meal for 2 on special occassions. But $500 for a dinner... Read More
Best Occasion Dining
By ritzgirl21 at Citysearch
Menu items were innovative. Service was top notch. The pool room was the most relaxing dining ambience that I've ever experienced in Manhattan. ... Read More