Permanently Closed - The Four Seasons Restaurant

4.7
216 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
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  • Quiet Conversation
  • Good for Anniversaries
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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. The Four Seasons is a legacy in the heart of Midtown New York, featuring elegant dining, seasonal menus focused on the best fresh ingredients and our unique brand of personalized service, where guests are family.
Enjoy classic dishes in our Dining Room, a Prix Fixe lunch in our Bar Room or on our newly opened Terrace. Or sip on a specialty cocktail in our TreeHouse Lounge.
Join us, we're expecting you.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of Operation
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:45 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(212) 754-9494
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Payment Options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Chef Diego Garcia
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Private Party Facilities
America’s first seasonal fine-dining restaurant, The Four Seasons Restaurant paved the way for a new era of elegant dining, seasonal menus & our unique service, where guests are family. After 60 years, we welcome you to the next era- bringing our legacy to a new location on 49th Street & Park Avenue
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Private Party Contact
Kerri Rogers: (877) 578-9324
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Neighbourhood
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Cross street
Between Park Avenue and Madison Avenue
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Parking Details
Public parking garage located on 49th Street between Park Avenue and Madison Avenue across from entrance
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Public Transit
6 to 51st Street E, M to 53rd St B,D,F to Rockefeller Center
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.7based on recent ratings
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Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.1
Value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding as always. An icon and institution lost. Thank you Alex for your stewardship.
Four Seasons....forever.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Not what it once was, but still one of the City’s greatest institutions and the last of the classics along with Grenouille.

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OM
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Today The Four Seasons Restaurant enters Restaurant Heaven. Our favorite for many years

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The dining experience was great. Service was outstanding. The duck was divine. I am so sad to learn that it will be closing. It will be missed.

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j
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful so sorry it is closing😩

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OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The “special” occasion, sadly, was the imminent closing of this iconic restaurant. Elated that we had the opportunity to indulge in the perfectly-roasted farmhouse duck with sorrel cherry sauce one last time.

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m
New York Area
125 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Nice new digs! Bar area is deafening. The restaurant is quiet and lovely. It is wonderful that men are not required to even wear jackets. The service was not the same and I am unsure if it is the new casualness or simply an off night. The food was good but not exceptional. I would definitely give it another try because we are longstanding customers of the Four Seasons Restaurant.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Food is ok but not amazing.

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SP
Columbus
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The "new" Four Seasons is an architectural gem - sleek and cool -- very Manhattan. The food was excellent from beginning to end. The service was pleasant but not as attentive as we would have liked. This restaurant is a great choice for dinner.

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KK
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant
Impeccable service
Best smoked salmon on the planet
My go to place for important meetings

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J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great service. Amazing food.

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A
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

a classic reborn!

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F
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful grilled sea bass and sublime Henriot champagne set on the new street side patio. Lovely service from Jason and healthy, tasty cuisine.

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R
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Four Seasons team delivered a stellar experience as always!! The food was beautiful and cooked to perfection, while the staff is always on point - meeting every need before you can think to ask. The experience is flawless and ensures that guests are focused on the company and the business at hand.

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SF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food; great service. Lovely atmosphere. VERY expensive.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

AmZing service, excellent food, very knowledgeable staff. A unique dining experience.

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CW
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent food in a beautiful setting. Plenty of space between tables and the noise level was low, both providing an atmosphere conducive to conversation. Service was generally good but got a bit slow toward the end of dinner. Look forward to going back.

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S
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It's not as grand as the old location, but the vibe remains surprisingly similar, the service remains impeccable, and the food can't be improved on. For a Friday night, even close to Memorial Day, it was a little too easy to score a table. I hope business is more brisk during the week!

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v
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service and the food were excellent. The cotton candy surprise at the end of the meal for my birthday was fantastic. I've never seen that before. Loved it. The staff was friendly and we really enjoyed our meal.

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BM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

this has always been my favorite new york restaurant and now having moved theyve lost none of the magic..the duck as usual was amazing..totally crispy skin with all the fat taken off the inside of it and moist succulent duck with a very nice bing cherry sauce.my partner loved her sole as well. tis place is a classic and one not to be missed on a new york visit. while this certainly is a pricey place, i =feel the value is there....im barry

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I
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is my GO TO restaurant to bring people for a very special meal. EVERYTHING about The Four Seasons Restaurant is perfect. From the moment you walk in to the moment you reluctantly leave, you will feel as though you are in an iconic, well-designed space. The food is delicious, the service impeccable, and the sense of being a part of history, unmatched.

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w
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Nice place and service was good but food was unimpressive.

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OT
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The most wonderful experience! Well worth the cost. Everything was perfect. The Dover Sole is the best entree I’ve ever eaten. Service and ambience are incomparable.

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LH
Los Angeles
178 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a sumptuous 40th anniversary experience at The Four Seasons. I cannot go on enough about the duck! Food, service, and ambience is always the best! Thank you for your consistency (we ate there on our visit in October 2018), delicious food and wonderful welcoming service! Thank you Alex Bitter!

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S
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous dining experience. A must when in NYC. The food was outstanding and our server made it a memorable experience. Highly recommended

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D
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Surprisingly poor service. The waitress brought my friend the wrong drink. He nicely said he'd try it. She went away. He took a sip and left a filled glass on the table. The waitress didn't notice, didn't ask if anything was wrong. The wrong drink was on the table for the next two hours.

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KD
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent experience to celebrate a friends birthday.

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RY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Four Seasons has been the go-to restaurant, for my family, to celebrate special events for as long as I can remember. When my son turned 30, we wanted to maintain the tradition but went with some reservation as it was no longer the original. We were both pleasantly surprised to experience the same level of service and food we had come to expect. I will always miss the pool room but the owners have done an admirable job of maintaining the feel of the original restaurant, as much as possible, in the current space.

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m
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Its not the old four seasons- the service is better, the food is great, yes the prices are still high- but the food is so good- the cocktails are tasty- the best scallop ceviche and I normally don't like ceviche, it had a nice spice and crunch to it- they made a special cesaer salad for my young guests which I tasted and was perfect- the onion soup was light and tasted like fresh spring onions- the mushroom ravioli was light and fantastic, and the souffle of course the best- others at the table had the filet mignon which had excellent sauce, and the service was so nice- Ashley entertained our 2 younger guests- its pricey but predictably good.. Go now!!!

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JC
London
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Old style service and recipes with a nee but elegant ambiance. Impecable.

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JA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

EVERYTHING WAS WONDERFUL AS EXPECTED. NEW LOCATION IS BEAUTIFUL. FOOD STILL EXTRAORDINARY

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GD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

Just a shadow of its former self as to food flavors and excellence. Major disappointment for the high price.

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UW
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

Way Overrated. Food was plain and simple. Exorbitant prices. Riding on its laurels. Original Four Seasons was much better.

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S
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very interesting. Food was exquisite (I had onion soup and Dover sole -- out of this world! my companions had the tuna burger . . . we shared a chocolate concoction and a semolina tart at dessert), and service was gracious and attentive, but not intrusive. Unfortunately, as a very long time patron of the "old" Four Seasons, comparisons to decor and ambiance are inevitable. The dining room in the new restaurant, though lovely, bears no resemblance to the lively and beautiful ambiance of the old Pool Room. Nor does the Bar Room -- which is very handsome -- rise to the level of "spectacular," as the Grill Room did. Having made these observations, I'll add that the Bar Room, which is very attractive and conveys a sense of spirited energy, and the Dining Room, which is beautiful and serene, are splendid as new venues. My only reservations . . . the restaurant foyer is gloomy (some large foliage and color are needed) and a bit confusing (an elegantly dressed gentleman had to point us to the doorway into the Bar Room, which is where the Host's stand is situated) . . . and the piped-in music in the Dining Room was too loud. I look forward to a return visit, knowing ahead of time that it will be a very special meal in beautiful spaces, only remotely reminiscent of the restaurant's former timeless design.

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R
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was prepared perfectly and the service was exceptional. Will definitely return.

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EP
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

food was excellent, service as well. problem is ambience. room is not very inviting, no focal point. When a restaurant as storied as this allows dinner guests access wearing blue jeans and plaid shirts or polo shirts and sneakers--- Well I don't get it. We had many special nights at the original now all we have left are memories and the Duck

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l
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

The worst food for the money I have experienced at top end NY restaurants.
I was a 25 regular at the OLD 4 Seasons .
This one needs to close.

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CP
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Highly recommended. Excellent food and service. Don’t miss the candyfloss and champagne at the end.

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Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent. Julius was very welcoming and helpful on the phone and within the restaurant. My sister and I arrived a bit early for our reservation. Julius came outside to get us and welcomed us into the restaurant early for comfort. The food and service were excellent. We look forward to returning to the restaurant

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JS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Spectacular food, amazing service, and a touch of class in a City where that combination has become hard to find. Order the duck and the souffle and you will be very happy.

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