The Facts
NAME: The Pool
IT'S: Modern takes on American seafood classics, housed in the revamped Four Seasons

22-07-2017

OPENED: July 22nd, 2017
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Major Food Group, led by Jeff Zalaznick, Chef Rich Torrisi and Thomas Waugh
LOCATION: Midtown
ADDRESS: The Four Seasons, 99 E52nd St
CLOSEST SUBWAY: Lexington Av/53 St
OPENING TIMES: Mon-Sat, 5pm-11pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: 212 375 9002

The Pool

OPENED125 DAYS AGO

Head to The Pool this month for a taste of a newly revamped landmark Four Seasons restaurant. With the recent openings of Gilligan’s and Out East, you may believe that your upscale seafood needs have already been catered to – but this fresh, luxurious offering is not one to ignore. With a lavish setting and modern menu, the Major Food Group’s restaurant makes high quality seafood the star of the show.

The Spot

Housed in the iconic Four Seasons hotel, The Pool is a fresh revival of a historic space. Dominated by – you guessed it – a square marble pool in the middle of the room, the updated restaurant has removed the traditional, themed four trees in favor of an imposing Alexander Calder mobile and subtle nautical touches. The mezzanine bar, however, is the biggest change: a shimmering cocktail space that is open to guests for the first time.

The Food

Rich Torrisi, of Dirty French fame, directs the menu here; a creative take on American seafood classics, it’s packed to the gills with delicate, Instagram-worthy dishes (head online to see feeds flooded with the foie gras starter, delicately arranged in ribbons to form a piece of coral).

If you’re starting small, there’s a decadent caviar and oyster service, as well as appetizers including seared lobster tail in a yuzu vinaigrette, and a tuna carpaccio with an artichoke relish. For bigger dishes, entrees are a further seafood celebration; from the lobster Floridian in a coconut and orange vinaigrette, to the Montauk striped bass with banana pepper and mole spices, and the two kinds of surf and turf.

The Drinks

Thomas Waugh has created an appropriately tropical drinks menu to match The Pool’s spirit, guided by fruity flavors like orange, gin, aperol, and passionfruit; and banana, reposado tequila, amontillado sherry, and young ginger. For those less interested in having a holiday in a glass, there is also a robust wine menu to browse.

The Damage

Opulence comes at a price – if you’re indulging in the specials (up to $95), expect to pay around $200 per guest before drinks.

In A Nutshell

If you’re looking for elevated seafood with a price tag to match, The Pool is certain to make a splash. Go to feel fancy – it’s the Four Seasons, after all.

The Facts
NAME: The Pool
IT'S: Modern takes on American seafood classics, housed in the revamped Four Seasons

22-07-2017

OPENED: July 22nd, 2017
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Major Food Group, led by Jeff Zalaznick, Chef Rich Torrisi and Thomas Waugh
LOCATION: Midtown
ADDRESS: The Four Seasons, 99 E52nd St
CLOSEST SUBWAY: Lexington Av/53 St
OPENING TIMES: Mon-Sat, 5pm-11pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: 212 375 9002
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