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Four Seasons Restaurant??

We don't live in NYC but visit ~2x/year. We recall some truly wonderful dinners in what must be one of the most iconic dining spaces in the world. We've heard nothing about this restaurant in years. Does it still exist? Is it good?

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  1. Still exists, but haven't read any recent reviews. I have never dined at the Four Seasons.

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    1. re: ellenost

      Really a shame that someone doesn't take it over and try to bring it back. The room(s) we're stunning, and in it's heyday, the food was excellent.

      1. re: josephnl

        Their loyal customer base doesn't want it to be "brought back." They brought in a really first-rate, internationally recognized chef a couple of years ago. But their customers didn't like his food, and he lasted only a few months.

        1. re: Sneakeater

          Agreed. I have a friend whose parents take their family to the Four Seasons every year on Christmas eve. They have been doing this for a million years. They don't want it to change, they like it the way it is.

          1. re: valerie

            But…is it as good as it was in it's heyday, or has it seriously declined?

    2. Still there.

      I'd be inclined to dine there if they'd let you take a dip in the pool.

      1. I adore the Four Seasons and think the food very good, I like their game dishes. It really is a beautiful room.

        1. Get the duck. It is still really good.

          1. The duck is wonderful - as are all of the old "continental cuisine" standbys (the caviar service is perfect, steak au poivre done with a flair, duck carved tableside, etc.) it just seems old - the cotton candy surprise ending is so old it is new again, but very refined dining -not the buzz or the flash of other NYC institutions (Grenouille, or Luger's) but a very solid very predictable meal with attentive if not a bit gruff service that is well worth trying if you have never been