The Four Seasons

The Four Seasons

99 East 52nd Street (between Park & Lexington Avenues), New York, NY
(212) 235-1546 serving: Midtown, Midtown Center
open:Mon-Fri 12pm-2:30pm, 5pm-9:30pm Sat 5pm-11:30pm

Sidewalk Score: 9 out of 10
Location, Location, Location:


  • Power Lunches
  • Special Events
  • Private dining rooms


Restaurants, Fine Dining, Business Dining, $$$$, Group Dining, Traditional American, Lunch Spot, Mastercard Accepted, Special Occasion Dining, Private Rooms, Discover Accepted, Visa Accepted, American Express Accepted, Diners Club Accepted, Romantic Dining, Coat & Tie,

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.
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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---itself…
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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

Hooker Central...
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