Discover The New and Improved Four Seasons Restaurant in NYC ⇒ After closing its doors in 2016, the New York City landmark that is the Four Seasons Restaurant has re-opened in a brand new location, with a new decor and menu. Designed by Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld, the new space still has a strong mark left behind by Philip Johnson, the designer of the original location.
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The legendary Four Seasons has re-opened in its glamorous new location. In 2016, the restaurant was ousted from the landmark, Philip Johnson-designed dining rooms it had occupied in the Seagram building since 1959. Now, the team welcomes guests to the reborn Four Seasons at 42 East 49th Street, just three blocks from its former home.
The stunning new space, which was designed by Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld, cost $30 million to build. Many of the new design elements evoke Johnson’s iconic décor, from the sunken square gold bar, which is reminiscent of the Pool Room, to the gold fabric shades in the dining room that recall the shimmering metallic curtains in the original restaurant. The window treatments in the bar area feature glass bubbles meant to remind diners of Champagne.
Alex Von Bidder and Julian Niccolini brought in a spectacular culinary team, who reinvented the menu while still keeping some classic items, such as roast duck and crab cakes. The kitchen is led by 30-year-old Diego Garcia, while the new chef de cuisine is even younger: 26-year-old Brandon Lajes. For a sweet finish, they are joined by Bill Yosses, the White House pastry chef from 2007 to 2014.
Just off the bar area, the restaurant features a small portion of its extensive wine collection in a walk-in refrigerator. However, the biggest challenge of the Four Seasons will always be getting a reservation. The new restaurant is 19,000 square feet and there are just 33 tables, which can seat around 110 people.
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