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57 Years of The Four Seasons Restaurant: A Timeline

A brief history of the restaurant that changed New York dining forever

At the end of the week, The Four Seasons will cease to exist inside the Seagram Building at 99 East 52nd Street. Although proprietors Julian Niccolini and Alex von Bidder plan to revive the restaurant a few blocks away, for many diners, the space is just as important as the experience that the restaurateurs create inside of it. Here, now, is a look back at the 57-year history of what former Times critic William Grimes calls "probably the most important New York restaurant of the 20th century."

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