Very upscale spot in midtown.
Definitely more corporate business vibes. Great for hosting people from out of town. The service was excellent and on another level. Food was also very good. They have lunch specials that are appetizing but not too much where you want to fall asleep right after.It's refreshing to see that places like this still exist!
Dinner on a Thursday evening. Nose level was so high that my party, and the party next to us, resorted to shouting to be heard by those across from them. At The Grill's prices this is unacceptable and could be cured by having fewer tables. Food is good, but for the price there are equally good steakhouses in NYC where you can actually have a pleasant conversation during dinner. And $195 for "market price" lamb chops? Spare me. If you are going simply to worship at a Philip Johnson architectural shrine, try lunch, where our waiter said the noise level was more humane.
Quintessential classy old school Manhattan vibes all around
Quintessential classy old school Manhattan vibes all around here from the bar to the dining room to the professional and courteous staff. A must visit for out of towners and New Yorkers tired of sitting next to t-shirt wearing tourists at the other chain spots in town. Formerly the Four Seasons restaurant and situated in the iconic Seagram Building. That's right, so break out your tailored jacket from Hong Kong and have your lady wear that little black dress so you can party the way you should in NYC. Grab a cocktail at the bar before sitting down to a real NYC experience... PS pre-order your baked Alaska as I hear they run out and for those oenophiles, you'll be a kid in a candy store... carpe diem!!
I was pleasantly surprised by our experience at The Grill.
Book for a special occasion. The space is elegant and beautiful, with a cozy and modern aesthetic. The food is crazy expensive but is well executed and portions are large. We came for the prime rib, which did not disappoint. The prime rib was thick cut, soft/tender, and flavorful -- loved the jus. The service has a theatrical element, which is rare to find nowadays. For example, the salad is prepared and tossed table-side as was the prime rib cut and dressed. We also enjoyed the Baked Alaska.
Phenomenal, same group as carbone but steaks it doesnt miss
Heavy finance/corporate vibes, but surprisingly solid.
Excellent martini, professional staff, and upscale. It's filled with individuals in suits in business meetings, but in reality, they're having a great time.Our martini was strong and well done with a twist. Albeit expensive, it packed a major punch.Clean, upscale, and quite a nice spot. Happy to visit again.
Overall we had a fine time at The Grill.
The space is absolutely gorgeous, and the tables are large and private which for me is the best aspect of all about eating here, it costs a premium but it's worth it.We started with a cocktail at the bar. I can't say our bartender was great since he barely paid any attention to our order, but the Martini was fine. Should be for $25. When we moved to our table, we were so pleased to see that we had a semicircular booth dead center - great people watching! We started with the omelette made tableside, and I was surprised that they did a "country style" and not a "French style" omelette. It was good but I much prefer French omelettes so wouldn't order again. Then came the steak tartare, and it was one of the best we've had in many years. Served with ultra-crisp lettuce leaves, I must say I preferred it to my usual baguette because it was lighter and let the flavor of the meat really shine. We loved it. Then on to the prime rib - of course it was excellent, but it's a lot of meat. Half of mine came home. Sides were whipped potatoes and the best mushrooms with a brandy-cream sauce I've ever eaten, they were fantastic!How could they have been out of baked Alaska? But they were, so we settled for a slice of lemon chiffon cake. It was very delicious but, ultimately, it was a slice of very very good cake. Next time I'll put the order in for the Baked Alaska at the start of our meal.Service was competent, unfussy, and friendly. The space, again, is gorgeous. The food was very good indeed. Including a $65 bottle of wine, the total was nearly $600. That's a lot of money, but I don't have any regrets at all. It was a truly New York luxury experience, one to be enjoyed for special occasions, as this one was. Can't wait to go back and try other delicacies at this gorgeous place!
Very Special Place Perfect For Celebrating!
Overall we had a fine time at The Grill. The space is absolutely gorgeous, and the tables are large and private which for me is the best aspect of all about eating here, it costs a premium but it's worth it. We started with a cocktail at the bar. I can't say our bartender was great since he barely paid any attention to our order, but the Martini was fine. Should be for $25. When we moved to our table, we were so pleased to see that we had a semicircular booth dead center - great people watching! We started with the omelette made tableside, and I was surprised that they did a "country style" and not a "French style" omelette. It was good but I much prefer French omelettes so wouldn't order again. Then came the steak tartare, and it was one of the best we've had in many years. Served with ultra-crisp lettuce leaves, I must say I preferred it to my usual baguette because it was lighter and let the flavor of the meat really shine. We loved it. Then on to the prime rib - of course it was excellent, but it's a lot of meat. Half of mine came home. Sides were whipped potatoes and the best mushrooms with a brandy-cream sauce I've ever eaten, they were fantastic! How could they have been out of baked Alaska? But they were, so we settled for a slice of lemon chiffon cake. It was very delicious but, ultimately, it was a slice of very very good cake. Next time I'll put the order in for the Baked Alaska at the start of our meal. Service was competent, unfussy, and friendly. The space, again, is gorgeous. The food was very good indeed. Including a $65 bottle of wine, the total was nearly $600. That's a lot of money, but I don't have any regrets at all. It was a truly New York luxury experience, one to be enjoyed for special occasions, as this one was. Can't wait to go back and try other delicacies at this gorgeous place!
A genuine 5 star experience with amazing service.
The menu is pricey but it's worth the visit. Filet mignon was cooked beautiful and the pot pie was one of the best I've ever tried.
I was a bit apprehensive about going as I thought The Four
I was a bit apprehensive about going as I thought The Four Seasons was the classiest restaurant in the city. Inevitably change would only make it worse. Sequels are never good, right? Well i was pleasantly surprised to see the Grill has maintained the quality, service and classy atmosphere of The Four Seasons with a more modern flare. I went there with family to celebrate some birthdays and it was a special dining experience. We ordered salads, the pasta a la presse, crab cake and omelette for appetizers. All were excellent, esp the pasta, with the sauce cooked from duck in a grinder right next to us as was the omelette. For main courses, I had the Venison as it is not something I often have and many restaurants do not have it. Here it was also cooked to perfection and with walnuts and huckleberries to balance out the flavor. We finished it off with the apple stack and chocolate cake. I also had a Rob Roy to drink to wash everything down. We got some pictures by the Andy Warhol paintings (btw, we identified Willy Brandt, Happy Rockefeller, Jerry Hall and Farah Pahlavi )in the corner to the right when you walk in (and Nelson Rockefeller on opposite end). If anyone knows who the painting next to the Happy Rockefeller Portrait was (see my picture) please let me know. But anyway, I also walked over to the pool room where I had been for some power lunches a few years back. The trees are gone but it has a more modern look and the pool is as bright as ever. In short, this was a special dining experience I will not soon forget.
I can't even get through to make a reservation.
Shame on them. And can't post my comment either.
Very good, had an anniversary and it was impeccable.
I've never had such amazing food. Very friendly there. It was alittle scary because it seemed so fancy and where I come from we don't have restaurants like that but the waiter helped us through all of it. In the end it was a good price for good food and I enjoyed. Also I hate sparking water but theirs was a literal chefs kiss. Also good portion food, it was hard to find a place in NYC that had excellent food that wasn't the size of a pea but this place really was outstanding and beautiful.
Good food, limited menu, great service, very pricey, very noisy from the bar.
I once visited the Four Season in the Pool Room a long time ago. I wanted to go back to experience it again. Unfortunately the Pool Room is closed except to groups. The rest of us have to go to the Grill which is built around a bar. The noise level here was very loud for a. high end restaurant. The service was great, quick and attentive. The menus was limited. Our food--duck and prime rib was excellent. Salads were mediocre and expensive. I guess I'm glad I went, but the cost was high. For what we received, it wasn't worth the money. I won't be going back.
The Grill is my favorite restaurant in NYC.
The high ceilings, the metal rods hanging over the bar and the bartenders' classic white attire transport me to a great Gatsby era. Drinks: reliable and classic. Nothing memorable but definitely not disappointing. I wish they had cheese olives for the martinis but I guess the plain olives give a cleaner, classy look. Wine: extensive wine list with a range from affordable to extravagant wines. As someone who has a little more than basic wine knowledge and having some cult wines at home, I am always looking for reasonable prices. At the Grill, you can find a good Rhone with a price tag that doesn't make you feel like an idiot. Food: everything is carefully prepared and executed. Salads and sides are solid. The caviar service is extensive and well put together. The star of the evening: the famous prime rib is a unique experience. Perfectly cooked with a crust and jus that elevates perfection to the stratosphere. Deserts: I can't remember what I had to be honest. Service: excellent, timely and not pushy.
Mostly very good / sans the waiter
I made the reservations sort of last minute and was pleased to find a table at the time that worked for us. I had forgotten that this was the old Four Seasons. In waking distance from the Lotte, we were there in 5 minutes. Generally, we found the experience very good. Our waiter was kind of a putz but the sommelier ~ from Worcester, MA ~ made up for him and then some. She was very personable and a great asset to the Restaurant. The food was very good except my wife ordered the salmon and there was no mention of the dill ~ which she hates. My filet was a little over peppered. The Baked Alaska dessert was great ~ truly exceptional.. Dinner for 2 was $800 and we basically got what we paid for ~ sans the stuffy waiter.
OUR BEST DINING EXPERIENCE !! BAKED ALASKA ANYONE?
It was our last night in Manhattan during our visit in March 2022. We always try to dine at a restaurant that we "think" will be the highlight of our time there. In addition, we try to take in a broadway play on our last night. Usually, we select something close to our theater. That's how we arrived at The Grill. We've never been there before. We've visited New York City many times over the years and have dined at many restaurants. So, we have some perspective on this subject. The Grill exceeded our expectations in every way. Arrival: You enter from the street level and find yourself in an expansive lower lobby with greeters at their stations. They checked us in promptly (of course we had advance reservations) and made us feel right at home. When our table was ready, one greeter escorted us to our table facing the dining area on the second floor. Very soon after our server, Ben, arrived and presented us with menus and explained in detail the menu items we were interested in. We decided first on two glasses of superb Schramsberg sparkling wine from Napa, CA. We love Schramsberg and take every opportunity to order it when on a menu. We also started with a great bread presentation. We thought Il Mulino Prime was great, but this was equally if not better (especially the garlic butter). My wife ordered as an appetizer the Scallop in Puff Pastry w/ snails. She's not a snail fan, but loved the scallop. I had the Cream of Pumpkin soup, perhaps the best I've ever had. For mains, we ordered the Grilled Salmon w/ melted leeks and Grilled Chicken with spiced apples. Both were superb! Truly! Also, we had a side of grilled broccoli. It was our last night, and a special date, so we ordered their Baked Alaska. Now, when was the last time you saw Baked Alaska on a menu? Not only that, it was perfectly made. On top of that, on the house they gave us a maple glazed doughnut to share and 2 engraved chocolates. Wow!! It was a perfect dining experience for us on our last night. Afterwards, we simply waddled over to see "The Music Man" on broadway with Hugh Jackman. This dinner came to over $300.00 but it was worth every dollar.
medium experience depending on the cost…
the food was delicious, they were prepared with gluten free food, they also had gluten free bread which was really good. the problem was the service…we waited 1 hour for sitting also if we booked the table, at least they gift us with a free dessert and champagne. but waiting 1 hour is still crazy…
Great steaks, desserts, and service; chopped salad needs works
My mother’s final birthday dinner request was steak — so we had our last dinner at The Grill NYC. Service was excellent. The steaks and fish and desserts were wonderful. It’s hard to impress me with filet, but my mother’s was sublime. My prime rib was very good, but the filet was better. The chopped salad, not so much. Very disappointing. I wasn’t as blown away by the cavernous room as everyone else seems to be. But I would go back.
Amazing food & service!
You can't go wrong with this restaurant (if you eat meat). Rarely eaten such well prepared meat and the service is excellent. Pricey but worth every penny.
Despite great service this place is an embarrassment to the
Despite great service this place is an embarrassment to the NYC dining scene. We Left feeling like we were taken advantage of. I had a $50 burger and fries that was disgusting at best. French fries soaked in grease and a burger patty that resembled a frozen burger from D'Agostinos. $145 for filet of sole ? Really ? Next time someone orders a $17 piece of cake, make sure it is defrosted first. It was so cold my teeth hurt and was basically tasteless. I have paid more for less and felt extremely satisfied and have paid less for lots more. If you charge top dollar, make it worth it. There wasn't much to like here, the place looks like the Four Seasons, is priced like the Four Seasons but is in the quality level of Houlihan's. The place was half empty yet that din' t stop this place from providing the bare minimum from weak wine pours to over priced everything. Breaks my heart but this place needs a total reboot. Insulting and borderline theft with a dash of pretentiousness. You should be embarrassed and your greed and inferior food will surely be the end of you. $300 plus tip for a spectacular lunch no problem. $360 for this garbage is insulting.