The first thing you will notice about The Grill, the new restaurant in the reworked Four Seasons space in Manhattan, is the luxury. Waiters in expensive suits and lush decorations are obvious. It was designed to look like a 50’s New York Chophouse, and the vintage vibe is apparent. The vibe is cool, but people won’t keep coming back unless the food matches the vibe, and in this case, it does.
Named one of Eater’s “Best New Restaurants,” The first thing you notice is the bar. The bar is is, once again, one of the best cocktail destinations in Manhattan. Located underneath the iconic Richard Lippold sculpture, enjoy classic martini’s from crystal decanters.
Beyond decor and drink, the real star of the show is the food. The only thing innovative about the food is that it doesn’t try to be innovative. It tries to do Mid-Century New York cuisine to perfection, and comes very close to accomplishing it. Enjoy the refurbished trolleys from which waiters dispense sides and slice prime rib. Or consider ordering classic aged beef or taking part in the Chef’s award winning buffet.
Eater chose the “Pasta a la Presse” as the signature dish of The Grill. This excessive dish involves straining duck breast and bacon and using this as a sauce for egg noodles. Salmon and lobster are also available if seafood is your thing. The traditional lunch of lamb chops, poached eggs, or shrimp is still available, but under new management, dinner is where the talent is truly on display.