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The Four Seasons
Posted by Willvandam on 01/08/2005
The pool room is a romantic room and as far as ambience and history goes this place fits the bill. However, the decor and the restaurant looked very 1980's to me. As far as the service, it was good but not great. The waiter only came by once to ask how we were doing and we had to refill our wine from the decantur ourselves. Food was good but not great too - I had the bison for a change of pace. This place is expensive and in my opinion I would prefer to go to Gramercy Tavern (my all around favorite) or Daniel (whose service is impeccable).
Posted by Deliriously Happy Canadian on 12/23/2004
Oh, let me go back here before I die. Maybe the pool is there to muffle the sounds of people murmuring with happiness. I completed my apprenticeship as a chef 21 years ago, so this was like a visit to the top of the proverbial mountain for me. Every bite was incredible, the service absolutely extraordinary. I went on my own, -- a middle aged woman who could lose 50 pounds before anyone would notice, was dressed in rather ordinary clothes -- and I can tell you that I was treated like royalty. If etiquette had permitted, I would have phoned everyone I knew from my table.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/24/2004
Well, upon entering the pool room, you would believe the place was built this year, it is soooo beautiful. Many tables of men on business dinners and a few families and dates. The ceviche is a good appetizer as is the tuna "ravioli"...very decadent. For the main course, we had the Dover Sole which is very nice and light, but for a $40 entree...not worth it, it is better to have something with more flavor. Desserts are all good, and make sure to have the cotton candy.
Posted by LMS on 06/14/2004
4 people, 4 disgraceful meals, ordered soft shell crabs tempura...I think they sent them from KFC and had them breaded & deep fried!! The steak was tough, and looked like it was partially cooked in a microwave, the salmon with black bean was dry & over cooked. Service was OK, atmosphere was lovely & serene.......lulled you into paying for such an unacceptable meal.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/02/2004
When I think of sophisticated, elegant, satisfying dining, The Four Seasons is the one restaurant that immediately comes to mind. It is a classic in every way, a winning combination of excellent food, professional service, and soothing ambience. Is there a more dignified New York experience than sipping a champagne cocktail at their bar before sitting down to dinner? The restaurant is still one of the most beautiful rooms in town and the service unmatched. But this would all mean nothing if not for the food, which comes as close to culinary perfection as possible. Whether it's dover sole, whole shelled lobster or black angus steak, they know how to serve true gourmet meals with style - and they do not skimp on portions like a lot of pretentious, overpriced, hoity-toity joints (Le Bernardin anyone?). The Four Seasons is expensive, yes, but you really do get what you pay for. This is the perfect spot for a special occasion, a birthday, or a romantic dinner for two. The Four Seasons still is and always will be the epitome of fine New York dining.
Posted by City Person on 05/31/2004
We go at least twice per year, and the food is aleays fantastic. It is quieter in the front room, although very difficult to get into the Pool Room without a longer term reservation. Service is fantastic, with professional waiters who know the menu, know the right wines, and are unpretentious. It is a little pricey, but you are not going every Friday night. Try it.