NEW YORK – New York’s original power lunch restaurant is closing, and the furniture, tableware and even the pots and pans will be sold.
Items including the wine glass that President John F. Kennedy drank from and Henry Kissinger’s favorite banquette will go on the auction block when the Four Seasons closes in July.
The restaurant has been a favorite of celebrities and business titans ever since it opened in the landmark Seagram Building in 1959.
The building’s owner announced last year that he was not renewing the lease.
Instead, the space designed by legendary architect Philip Johnson will be leased to a restaurant team that has opened several trendy downtown eateries.
Four Seasons owners Alex von Bidder and Julian Niccolini say they will move to a new location.