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The Four Seasons Restaurant Launches New Event Space

By Sarah Bray | January 7, 2019 | Food & Drink

Manhattan's storied Four Seasons Restaurant makes a power move.


Private social and culture club LBV hosts a black-tie dinner at one of The Four Seasons Restaurant's new private event spaces.

In New York City, there is perhaps no place more synonymous with power lunches and deals over dinner than The Four Seasons Restaurant. Since opening in Midtown’s landmark Seagram Building in 1959, it has been a place where sitting next to presidents, royals and celebrities is not uncommon. In fact, JFK, Barbara Walters, Truman Capote, Oscar de la Renta, Nora Ephron, Martha Stewart and Warren Buffett have all been regulars at the once-coined “Kissinger cafe.” In 2016, when the original location closed, loyal patrons devoured the establishment’s iconic plates of cotton candy and danced barefoot in its fountains as if the world were ending. But in September 2018—after a $30 million remodel by Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld, a new menu by executive chef Diego Garcia (formerly of Le Bernardin) and a pastry program from former White House executive pastry chef Bill Yosses—it reopened three blocks south. This winter, it debuts The Treehouse, a new private events space that's located above the Bar Room overlooking 49th Street. Downstairs, additional private rooms are attracting cool culture clubs like LBV, signaling that a new generation of movers and shakers will soon be regulars.

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