Print / View Finding Aid as Single Page

New-York Historical Society logo

Guide to the Four Seasons Restaurant Collection
1959-2019
 MS 3151

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
(212) 873-3400


New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Joseph Ditta

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on February 24, 2020
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series VII. Objects, 1995-2018, undated

Scope and Contents

Larger-format plaques, awards, and restaurant rating signage. Includes construction samples from the Four Seasons second and final location, 42 East 49th Street.

Arrangement

Organized chronologically.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 13 New York Times plaque

Scope and Contents

Columnist Ruth Reichl's New York Times "Dining in New York" review of the Four Seasons, March 17, 1995, shellacked and mounted on a wooden plaque (19.5 x 12.5 inches).

Caution

Box is extremely heavy.

1995 March 17
Box: 12 BiZBash award

Scope and Contents

Sculptural lucite, plastic, and metal letter "B" inscribed "Alex von Bidder / BiZBash Hall of Fame / 2005 BiZBash Event Style Awards."

2005
Box: 12 Zagat rating (3 versions)

Scope and Contents

Three Lucite plaques (2 large, 1 small) of the Four Seasons 2014 Zagat restaurant review rating, for which it received 27 (out of a possible 30) for food, 28 for decor, and 27 for service. Meals cost an average of $103 per person.

2014
Box: 12 Hard hat

Scope and Contents

White hard hat with Four Seasons logo and address 280 Park Avenue, the parent building of the restaurant's second and final location, 42 East 49th Street.

circa 2016-2018
Box: 12 Stone & wood samples

Scope and Contents

Two square (3 x 3-inch) stone tiles and three wood samples (marked "Four Seasons Rosewood," "Four Seasons Teak," and "Four Seasons Walnut,") presumably used in the restaurant's second and final location, 42 East 49th Street.

circa 2016-2018
Box: 13 John Lewis Glass samples

Scope and Contents

Two 8 x 8-inch samples of "cast glass goldleaf custom gold powder" for the bar counter in the Four Seasons second and final location, 42 East 49th Street.

Caution

Box is extremely heavy.

circa 2016-2018
Box: 12 Gift box with ribbon

Scope and Contents

Small (5 x 6.75-inch) hinged brown box with Four Seasons tree logo, plus white ribbon with same logo (inside box).

undated

Return to Top »