Design plans are already in the works for the new Four Seasons, four blocks south of the original. Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld is working with owners Julian Niccolini and Alex von Bidder to recreate the legendary space once it moves to its new home at 280 Park Ave., according to the Times' Florence Fabricant, and they're already considering elements like multiple dining rooms, outdoor seating, and even an interim food truck.
Weinfeld is responsible for creating the restaurant's furnishings, tableware, and serving utensils. Like the 1959 original, the new restaurant will have two dining rooms, both on the tower's street level. New to restaurant will be outdoor seating, one for each dining room. There will also be a private dining room on the second floor of the restaurant.
As they wait to reopen, Niccolini and von Bidder hope to work with neighboring restaurants to create short-term pop-ups. FloFab notes that the team is even thinking about opening a food truck that will sell the restaurant's classic dishes, including the crab cake. The Four Seasons will leave the Seagram Building after dinner service on July 16, which is when Major Food Group will take over. Demolition at 280 Park Avenue starts next week, ad The Four Seasons plans to reopen in its new home by late 2017.