5. It Is Home to the Iconic Restaurant, The Four Seasons
The Four Seasons Restaurant’s pool room
Besides hundreds of offices, the Seagram Building is also home to New York City’s iconic restaurant, The Four Seasons, which was also designed by Mies and Johnson. Unfortunately, the opulent restaurant’s lease ends this June, and the owners don’t plan to keep it open.
The Four Seasons, which opened at the Seagram Building in 1959, also crossed its own boundaries in the restaurant business. It created the concept of changing menus with season in American restaurants, was the first go-to restaurant to print English menus, and the first in the nation to cook with fresh, wild mushrooms.