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NY TIMES The 100 Best Restaurants in New York City in 2024

When the Grill was new, it reimagined midcentury American dining with a stylized sense of theater while managing to hit every single technical mark. The complete mess it made of an $85 chicken potpie, among other glitches at a recent meal, made last year’s top-10 ranking here impossible this year. But so much about this […]


EATER NEW YORK 19 Splurge-Worthy Restaurants in NYC

Maybe you got that new job. Maybe you got that paycheck a day early. Maybe you quit that awful gig. Or perhaps you’re just excited to be eating out again. Sometimes these occasions call for fiscal prudence — the prevailing ethos for so many people, especially in an era of rampant inflation — but sometimes, […]


THE INFATUATION The Best Restaurants For Special Occasions In NYC

Any day could be a special occasion, really. Just waking up successfully is kind of an accomplishment. However, some days are more significant than others. Maybe you got a promotion, or maybe you met the person you sleep next to every night on this very day some number of years ago. Whatever the reason, you […]


THE MICHELIN GUIDE The MICHELIN Guide to the New York Power Lunch

Power lunching in New York is a longstanding tradition that’s as much centered on people watching as it is on titans of industry brokering deals and breaking bread. This favorite city pastime—often the topic of gossip pages in local newspapers- all but disappeared during the pandemic. Today, it’s back and as thriving as ever. Earlier […]


GOTHAM MAGAZINE The 17 Best Steakhouses In NYC

Is there anything better than a perfect steak? Yes, a perfect steak with a martini. All jokes aside, these NYC institutions bring the heat when it comes to a killer cut of steak, whether you prefer a filet or a ribeye. Keep reading for our picks for the best steakhouses in NYC.


WINE SPECTATOR New York City’s Top Restaurant Wine Lists

In a city as populous and diverse as New York, it’s only fitting there’s a dining scene to match. The Big Apple boasts innumerable top-notch restaurants, including more than 180 Wine Spectator Restaurant Award winners, more than any other city in the world. With Wine Spectator’s annual New York Wine Experience happening Oct. 19–21, there’s no better time to delve into […]


EATER NEW YORK The Best Steakhouses in New York City

Perhaps next to dollar-slice pizza joints and bagel shops, the New York steakhouse is up there among the city’s archetypal dining experiences. For many diners, it’s a night out when a medium-rare steak paired with a side of creamed spinach and glasses of red wine or martinis are on the agenda. From Midtown to Williamsburg, […]


ROBB REPORT Meet the New Restaurants That Are Making Midtown Manhattan NYC’s Hottest Dining Destination

“Midtown was the last neighborhood in Manhattan to come back to life,” says Jeff Zalaznick, co-owner of Major Food Group, whose portfolio includes The Grill and The Lobster Club, in the Seagram Building. “There was a cream-rising-to-the-top effect. You saw lots of people who couldn’t withstand a period that was really devastating to restaurants—that made room for the next […]


GQ The Return of the Power Restaurant

Some new restaurants you can encounter and assess with dispassionate objectivity. Some you’ve been waiting to go to your whole life. I’m being literal. In the early 1980s, for their wedding anniversary, my parents went to The Four Seasons for dinner. This was a big deal in our house. They had been once before, soon after […]


THE TIMES Marina O’Loughlin on The Grill, New York

For a long time, after every New York visit I’d come back and become suffused with dissatisfaction. Restaurant-wise, it seemed I’d done a reverse Oz, going from sparkling Technicolor to kitchen-sink black-and-white. Recent visits have felt less awe-inspiring. It seems that the city – Manhattan, especially – is playing it a lot sager. Chrysler Building-high […]


GRUB STREET The Absolute Best Prime Rib in New York

What makes this painstakingly prepared, theatrically presented dish our choice for the absolute best prime rib in this fabled beef-eating town? Let’s begin with the preparation, which involves dry rubbing the exterior not once, but twice, with a peppery Montreal-style rub, slow roasting the beef on a spit for several hours, then finishing it at high […]


NY POST The insider’s guide to the new Grill at the old Four Seasons

The Grill’s a thrill. After a year of painstaking labor under the watchful eye of the Landmarks Preservation Commission — and $32 million pumped into the former Four Seasons space — the fabled Grill Room has been reborn for 21st-century New York. Seagram Building landlord Aby Rosen, along with Major Food Group restaurateurs Jeff Zalaznick […]


NY TIMES The Grill Is Confident, Theatrical, Sharp and New Yorky

New York kept certain fantasies about the Four Seasons alive for a long time. We told ourselves that it was an elegant restaurant, that it was an important restaurant, that the roll call of designers, editors and so on who ate lunch there — a short list that grew shorter as publishers moved downtown, expense […]


EATER NEW YORK The Grill Is the City’s Only Four-Star Ode to the Past

I will never forget the day Julian Niccolini, the silver-haired owner of the old The Four Seasons in Midtown, personally served me in the landmark Grill Room, the institution that invented the power lunch. Philip Johnson’s bead curtains sparkled in the sunlight. Rudy Giuliani — who had not yet transformed into a spitfire caricature of […]


TIME OUT New York The Grill

“Let me get you an emergency martini,” the table captain pronounces the second your behind hits the banquette. You didn’t ask for one—you didn’t even know you needed one until the chilled glass arrives, straight up with a twist, effectively soothing the fuss of hightailing it uptown at rush hour during a heat wave. It’s […]


NEW YORKER The Grill: The New Guard of the Four Seasons

The supreme fiction of the old Four Seasons restaurant was that it would last forever—that this vessel of modernism, encased in walnut and Carrara marble, would sail into the mists of time and emerge unchanged in hundreds of years, businessmen still grinning behind brazenly pink skyscrapers of cotton candy. But a few years ago the […]


NY POST First look at newly rebooted and renamed Four Seasons

A restaurant called “the Four Seasons” will open a few blocks south of its original Seagram Building home later in 2017. But this season belongs to THE GRILL — the first of two distinct new eateries to bow in the landmarked dining rooms inside the also-landmarked Seagram tower at 375 Park Ave.


EATER NEW YORK Major Food Group’s The Grill Is Now Taking Reservations

Major Food Group’s revamp of the former Four Seasons space is getting truly real — as of right this moment, THE GRILL is accepting reservation requests.

The midcentury American restaurant will be the first of three restaurants to open in the Seagram building, with a debut slated for the first week of May. People interested in nailing down their spot to experience what will likely be the year’s most scrutinized restaurant opening can email It will only be open for dinner initially, meaning plans for the next big power lunch must wait


GRUB STREET A Look at The Grill at the Former Four Seasons, Opening May 2

Venison Cumberland. Spring Chicken à la Queen. Lobster à la Newberg. Filet mignon Florentine. Avocado crab Louis. Must be some recipes from an old Charles Ranhofer cookbook. Or maybe it’s an early edition of The Joy of Cooking. No, wait, it’s the new menu from THE GRILL, Major Food Group’s mid-century-American-chophouse remake of THE GRILL Room, and phase one of its $30 million Seagram Building project. So is the burgeoning restaurant powerhouse, formerly known as the Torrisi Boys, up to the challenge of reinventing the clubbiest clubhouse of all?


BLOOMBERG A First Look Inside New York’s Most Important New Restaurant

THE GRILL—formerly the Four Seasons—is looking to change the culinary landscape of midtown Manhattan.

“We’re bringing power back to midtown,” says Mario Carbone, the 37-year-old co-founder of Major Food Group. He is sitting at the bar of THE GRILL, the restaurant that will take over the space of the former Grill Room at the Four Seasons in midtown Manhattan, and at the moment, he is surrounded by menus from revered, mostly long-gone New York establishments such as Jack Dempsey’s, the 21 Club, Toots Shor’s, and the Oak Room.


NY TIMES The Four Seasons Space Gets a New, Younger Face

A bastion of ritualized, old-guard dining in New York City is about to be taken over by three brash young men who were born decades after it opened.

The space that houses the Four Seasons, a restaurant on East 52nd Street that has symbolized Manhattan power and elegance for more than half a century, is set next year to become a stage for the creative cooking and stylized showmanship of the men behind scene-making downtown restaurants like Carbone, Santina and Dirty French.


NY TIMES Bite by Bite, They’re Replacing the Four Seasons

In a test kitchen in NoLIta, the windows obscured with paper, a group of men sat at a cluttered table, carving steaks and wrangling over the future of one of New York’s most famous dining spaces.

“I like the ’60s vibe of the green olive cross-section,” one man said, chewing a bit of goose and duck terrine filled with foie gras. “But is it too much pork fat?” another asked.

At least once a week for over a year, the partners in Major Food Group have met to tinker with the food they will serve at their next project, the Landmark Rooms at the Seagram Building — formerly known as the Four Seasons.


GRUB STREET What Have They Done to the Four Seasons?

The guys behind Carbone want to turn the place that invented the power lunch into an actual food destination.

A few weeks ago, in an empty dining room of what used to be The Four Seasons restaurant, Jeff Zalaznick arrived late to a meeting with his business partners, the chefs Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi. He was winded and his cheeks flushed beneath his beard. Normally, his attire consists of open-collared shirts, limited-edition Nikes, and drawstring pants. But today, he wore a blue Tom Ford suit.


NY TIMES First Glance at the New Bar in the Old Four Seasons Space

Since Major Food Group took over the former Four Seasons space in Midtown, there has been much hand-wringing over what will become of THE GRILL Room and Pool Room, which have landmark status, but very little over the fate of the square bar that greeted patrons as they climbed the stairs to the restaurant.

Preservationists and students of New York drinking culture will be relieved to know that the rosewood bar — designed, like the rest of the restaurant, by Philip Johnson — will probably be the least altered part of the space.


NY TIMES An Early Look at The Grill, in the Former Four Seasons Space

Forget the famous power lunch. For the time being, forget about any lunch at all in the rooms that used to house the Four Seasons.

When THE GRILL, the first of two new restaurants in the Seagram Building space, opens to the public on May 2, it will serve only dinner. Jeff Zalaznick, a partner in Major Food Group, which now runs the restaurant complex, said the group wants the restaurant to make its mark as a destination for dinner. (Lunch will be added in about two months.)


EATER NEW YORK The Grill May Be Manhattan’s Most Luxe Time Machine

NewNew York’s long boom of new restaurants that traffic in the retro-luxury fantasias of earlier, more decadent eras has finally reached its apogee in the most anticipated opening of the year, Major Food Group’s The Grill. While Le Coucou has given us quenelles de brochet once more and Thomas Keller promises to restore continental cuisine at TAK Room, Mario Carbone’s […]

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