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The Four Seasons
Posted by foodpro on 08/19/2007
We find the atomosphere sensational. The service is outstanding. The food, unfortunately is hit or miss, but at the prices they charge (and in some cases the prices are just rediculous for the portion served - especially the tuna tartar appetizer - $32 for literally a thimball size portion), one leaves the restaurant feeling disappointed. Still, when we want a fine dining experience away from the noise and hipsters, we'll probably be back and hope the food improves. I would understand if some readers would regard me as a glutton for punishment!
Posted by David Andrews on 07/23/2007
I write this not because I'm bitter, but to save my fellow new yorkers from a big disappointment. Jules and I spent our 6th year anniversary at the four seasons. The location is hardly scenic and the decor is cold and austere. It reminded me of why the late 80's had been replaced by more earthy and pleasing color tones. It is hideous. The window coverings give the look of rippled water on glass but that is mainly to hide the fact that this place has a view onto the neighboring parking garage. Anyway the food is the worst part. Horribly overpriced $26 for a beet salad that was bland at best. Lobster was over cooked and stuffed with a crab stuffing laced with Chinese imports or at least it tasted that way, and my steam was ok for $60. Service was good. I really did not appreciated mediocre wine for $15/glass but it was a pleasant Sangiovese. The place is tired and in desparate need of a make-over both in the dining room as well as in the kitchen. Give this one a pass...sorry but this is New York City at its worst. Save your money and go to Grammercy Tavern or somewhere more hip like Spice. But if age has gotten the better of you or your grandmother said she likes this place then definitely the restaurant for you.
Posted by Very disappointing! on 07/21/2007
This is a great place to go if you have money to burn and don't want any kind of culinary adventure. You can find better food at a dive in the East Village. My partner and I came here for our anniversary and were still hungary $570.00 later...wow what a waste....we went and shared a pizza promptly after leaving. We are foodies and have been to many expensive restaurants and this surely isn't considered one of them. Save your money and go elsewhere. NYC is full of great places and this is just a place to go to brag about....not for the food!
Posted by DonnyL on 06/07/2007
Just recently returned from the Four Seasons and this fine establishment is still superb. We had a splendid evening with excellent cuisine and attentive service. Rumors of their demise is greatly exaggerated.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/24/2007
On a recent Wednesday night, I treated myself to what I thought was a classic NYC establishment. But instead found an empty and tired place that should really throw in the towel. The food was just poor. The night began with a $22 Caesar salad that was supposed to be prepared tableside, but instead came out already made and consisted of a romaine core with a side of dressing and a hard boiled egg. After this was sent back they brought me anoter variation of a Caesar which was on par with a .99 side salad. The steak and dover sole were so average I still can't believe it. The final blow was when we had to continuously poor our own bottle of wine that was being chilled tableside. Don't want to forget the dessert that came out looking like a ho-ho run over by a truck with a side of bitter creme-fraiche. Just poor.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/05/2007
I've ordered the tasting menu (about 7-8 dishes) for dinner. Overall it was good. It's a good one time experience. The foie gras was THE BEST! Very rich and smooth that it melts in your mouth! I would also suggest the Bison. It was very tender! The decor of this place is very nice with high ceilings.
Posted by Food Lover on 10/27/2006
It was my first time visit to The Four Seasons, and we were sitting at the corner, next to the window in the pool room for dinner. It was such a lovely dinner that I would never forget. The service and the food was excellent, which shows why they are a high scale restaurant. I think the price was reasonable. We sat for 3 hours and nothing was rushed, which makes me feel very comfortable. This is a restaurant which I will keep going back.