Major Food Group today unveils its striking restoration of the iconic Grill Room at the former Four Seasons Restaurant, now to be known as THE GRILL. This marks the first stage of a complete renewal of the revered modernist dining temple inside the landmark Seagram Building.
“This is the greatest restaurant space of all time, and we’re doing everything we can to honour that,” says Major Food Group partner Jeff Zalaznick. “It’s the opportunity of a lifetime for us as restaurateurs, and it’s explosively exciting for us as New Yorkers.”
While the room is luxurious, THE GRILL will feel as warm and welcoming as all of Major Food Group’s restaurants, more fun than formal.
“It’s the opportunity of a lifetime for us as restaurateurs, and it’s explosively exciting for us as New Yorkers.”
For a restaurant that faithfully reclaims a 60-year-old space, THE GRILL feels incredibly modern and fresh, revealing new depths of color and nuance.
The new GRILL experience starts at the grand lobby entrance, where a large host stand – topped with extravagant floral designs – greets diners as they enter at street level.
Art from 1958, the year the Seagram Building was built, surrounds the entryway, including original pieces by Miro, Calder and Twombly amongst others, curated by Partner and Seagram Building owner, Aby Rosen.
Restoration architect, Annabelle Selldorf, has worked within strict perameters to rejuvenate every corner of Philip Johnson’s awe-inspiring 1959 interiors, from glass walls and steel beams to the ceiling’s complex recessed light fixtures.
New life also breathes from the passageway connecting THE GRILL with THE POOL, the second restaurant in Major Food Group’s restoration of the Four Seasons space in the Seagram building.
A wall-size sculpture of abundant, overflowing plants by artist Paula Hayes infuses the passageway with life and optimism. THE POOL will debut this summer with a fish and seafood-focused menu by Chef/Partner Rich Torrisi.