THE POOL

4.7
313 reviews
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$50 and over
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Seafood
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Business Meals
  • Romance
For lunch at THE POOL, please book via THE GRILL Opentable website or contact us directly.

THE POOL is a seafood restaurant created by Major Food Group. It is an architectural treasure that will now present the treasures of the world's ocean to match. The greatest expressions of seafood prepared with an eye towards simplicity and a focus on fun. A celebratory experience for all of the senses that incorporates art, architecture, food, and drink. Seafood in all of it's forms raw, cooked, and whole.
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LA
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

It was a very special dining experience! The food, service ,and accommodating, attentive staff and the beauty of the room made it a perfect place for a celebratory occasion. My only suggestion would be to have a better bread choice. The baguette was soft on the inside but too hard on the outside. We would definitely return and recommend dining here.

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K
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere. Great service. Terrific food.

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JC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food. Good looking people. What else could you ask for?

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RG
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

They don't know their heads from their behinds. Ask me directly if you'd like to know more about my experience there. It is a long and unhappy experience.

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RM
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was perfect and as expected. From the greeting at the door to the table location, service and food. We were all very pleased.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Imperdible! Súper recomendado!

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V
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Upon entering the restaurant our greeting and service was excellent. We got the corner banquet that we had asked for which was nice. The servers were all very attentive until the end where they became a bit nonchalant. The food was very fine and we ordered the right selections and shared many dishes. My only real complaint was that the desserts are not up to par at ALL. I am a real dessert person and frankly I couldn't even eat the two desserts we ordered and at $20/each and really looking forward to dessert and coffee was not a way to end an otherwise fine meal. I also had to send the Latte back as I had asked for it to be scalding and it came out tepid. All in all, we really di enjoy ourselves and will try The Grill in short order even though ai hear the pricing has escalated some 80% in certain cases.

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GD
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

Still the most beautiful room in New York to dine, but the food leaves a lot to be desired. To begin, they do not have the ingredients to make an apple martini, which I found hard to believe in this day and age, particularly if the owners are trying to appeal to a younger crowd than the previous tenant (Four Seasons). The portions of food are small, and the entrees are accompanied by nothing, no side dishes at all. These are available for more money, but even at that only one vegetable - steamed spinach. The duck was not crispy as described, and the portion was approximately the size of a deck of cards sitting alone on the plate. For the price, that should have been doubled. The pasta dish we ordered was salty, and nothing to remember. The wine list pushes you into a $150 price range (minimum), so in short, when the check comes, you're in no hurry to go back.

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DM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I miss Julian. I miss Julian. I miss Julian. I miss Julian. I miss Julian. I miss Julian. I miss Julian.

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A
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Always an energetic Midtown-y scene. No threat of a Michelin star for the food anytime soon. Chef should take it easy on the salt. Service fine (took a while to get started), Sommelier very good.

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AM
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service, great food, romantic ambience. Expensive but worth it. Will return.

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I took a group of six on the spur the moment while on a business trip to New York. Thoroughly satisfied by the experience. The room is gorgeous and the service is top-notch. The food is good enough to be best of class in most cities. In New York there is a higher level than this, but that’s really a small complaint. I would recommend this to anyone.

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MG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

PHENOMENAL EVERYTHING. It was my partner and my first time and the aesthetic and atmosphere was elegant and gorgeous. Everything on the menu was cooked to perfection! The beet and the duck was to die for. And they even made our anniversary extra special by giving us a candle on our dessert as a surprise. From the entrance to exit 100 stars if I could give it. Will be going back and will make every excuse to.

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DE
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A culinary institution in a landmark location. Consistently outstanding food and service.

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B
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great night out. My first visit in many years. Glad I went and know I will return. A few missteps, but nothing bad. Nice for a special nice out. Barney

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OT
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Had high expectations after reading the reviews, bit the overall experience was disappointing..

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I
New England
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service Marc and his team did a really great job

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

Hospitality was impeccable. Excellent experience. Thanks so much for making it a special night.

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A
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent service but food just didn't meet the expectations and price. Plain Yogurt with lame toppings for dessert that I can get at sixteen handles for a tenth of the price. Seriously you can't be a little more creative then that?

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NM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service and ambiance were spectacular.

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JC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The atmosphere is beautiful and the staff are all very friendly. I love coming back here because the food is amazing. The roasted duckling is my favorite entree there. Must go check it out!

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T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was my friend’s 89th birthday. I noted it when I made the reservation on Open Table & requested a table by the pool. When we arrived, our table by the pool was ready & waiting. From the reviews I had read of the Pool, I was not sure exactly what to expect except the room where I had dined several times before it became The Pool. The meal & experience couldn’t have been better. The staff was very attentive taking care of our every need & want. And the food was perfect. I was pleasantly surprised by the check as well, expecting it to be much more. Also, loved the music! Thanks for a perfect evening.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was perfect

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

İn order to reach the restaurant Pool we had to pass the restaurant the Grill where the noise level was so disturbing, we thought we came to Pool and really scared! However, at the Pool everything was perfectly designed, decoration, noise level and the setting of the tables. The food , the wine list and the service was perfectly organized; it is an expensive restaurant but when you leave places like this after a great taste in your mouth you think that it’s well deserved and think to come agsin in the future..

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and i celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary there and had a fantastic experience. The wait staff were absolutely professional and gave great recommendations on what to eat. The food and wine were 5 stars.

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B
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolute perfection. Chef crushes it with the most exquisite food in an architectural masterpiece. This is an experience unto itself.

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GK
London
7 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. A new standard!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A truly remarkable place! Would love coming back!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous new life for an old classic!

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T
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Location molto bella ma servizio veramente troppo pushy e musica inadatta e troppo alta x questo tipo di locale che è un normale ristorante e non un party place.Cibo normale,conto adeguato. Clientela non selezionata

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JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Not as good as the Four Seasons was but still a great place for a special night

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l
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The service was very courteous and attentive.
Food was excellent
Music level too loud and not conducive to special dining

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EJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another incredible experience. Starting with the Manger, Jamison, greeted me upon arrival as if I'm a long lost friend. This type of welcome make you want to keep coming back.

Our waiter, John Jaque, was one of the most professional servers I have ever encountered. Between these two gentlemen I have no excuse for not coming back when I come to New York.

Thank you all including the elegant and beautiful greeters.

Eugene Jablokov

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

We had a reservation for 6 at 10pm for one of our friends bday. Overall it was a good experience. I ll try and make a quick list of the things i liked.

Things i liked
1. The gnudi pasta was extremely good.
2. The wine selection
3. The decor on the walls
4. The glasses and plates were extremely chic and cute
5. Our captain. He was extremely pleasant, polite and knowledgeable. Don’t remember his name but he is French.



It was a good experience but nothing that will make you go crazy. When it was the four season i used to go all the time. The pool didn’t really win my heart. However i would recommend to visit just once to see it.

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AS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

What an amazing birthday dinner for my best friend. The service was impeccable, the food delicious, and the extra details the team added for her birthday were perfect/unexpected. Will definitely be back for a special occasion!

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m
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious. A bit pretentious ... why not a starch with main course? But excellent overt

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FD
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was perfect from the food to the service to the decor. A wonderful evening!

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V
Hong Kong
4 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Jordan was exceptional and everyone single person who served us last night was very attentive. We had a great time. Thank you.

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OT
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a great restaurant one of my favorite in the city . Expensive but worth it

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T
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food in a Unique atmosphere. Service was impeccable and made you feel special. This isn't a place for the "faint of wallet" though. You will be spending $$$$ but worth the experience if you have it.

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