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The Grill Room at the Four Seasons before it was The Grill Room restaurant.

Starting on June 19, lunch will once again be served in the most iconic dining room in New York City, The Grill Room (formerly the Four Seasons Restaurant).

Expect high expectations. 

Last year, The Four Seasons Restaurant changed hands after the owner of the building, real estate mogul Aby Rosen, raised the rent on the space, ousted the old ownership, and brought in a new management team.

Now, the space is to be occupied by two restaurants — The Grill and The Pool — run by restaurant group Major Food Group, of Carbone and Dirty French fame.

The entire process took over a year as Rosen raised $ 30 million for the project and New York City society, and the Four Seasons’ powerful clientele, had a collective meltdown. The Grill, after all, is where they used to have lunch with everyone they knew from Diane von Furstenberg to Martha Stewart, JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to former Citi CEO Sandy Wile. 

That said, The Grill opened for dinner last month, and it seems people are somehow getting used to the new iteration:

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