What was once The Four Seasons Restaurant, is now The Grill, the latest in the empire of The Major Food Group (Carbone, Parm, etc. etc.). And after my meal there last week, I think it's one of NYC's best restaurants.
The space is grand and beautiful, the service is four-star top notch, and the food is pure perfection. It's definitely not the cheapest NYC restaurant, but for me, it should get 4 stars in the NY Times. Why? Cause it is awesome, and my dining companions and myself were blown away.
Talk of their Prime Rib is already garnering praise around foodie circles in town; order it. It's a slice of beauty. Again, at $62, for one slice, this ain't your wedding prime rib, but god darn it, it's fabulous.
Pasta at The Grill comes with a pre-show. A server brings a cart with an antique press (one of three in the country) to your table, and presses squab and vegetables in it, to create the jus that will go on your pasta. It's dinner and a show at The Grill. And you know what- that pasta dish is extraordinary. #orgasmic
Honey Mustard Duckling is also perfect. Perfectly cooked, with that red inside, and wonderful crisp skin; peking duck, French style. #Amazing
If you order The Grill's mushroom omelet, you'll get another show- it's prepared tableside, and those mushrooms will speak to your taste buds. #Greatness
The Grill is an homage to the 1920's. A classic restaurant that transports you to another age and time. Everything is top notch, perfectly executed, and delicious. I could envision a live jazz band playing there on Sundays, then dancing with The Great Gatsby and Daisy Buchananan, James Bond, and Woody Allen, all at the same dinner. The Grill is the new New York, but the old New York. The Grill is Magic.
99 East 52nd St
New York, NY 10022