The Four Seasons Restaurant x Rarities
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Tonight kicks off at The Four Seasons Hotel, a blue-blooded hub for upscale dining. With chic, mid-century appeal, a subtle color palette to contrast the bold, artisanal dishes from executive chef Diego Garcia, and a complex grid lighting fixture that runs the length of the entire ceiling (it’s seriously wild), calling this restaurant posh (or any other variation of the word) is an understatement. Even the wait staff is decked out in fashion designer attire, because—like John Hammond in Jurassic Park—this restaurant spared no expenses.
After dinner, head around the corner to Rarities, a cocktail lounge in The New York Palace that even gives The Four Seasons Restaurant a run for its money in terms of dolled-up sophistication. With a focus on rare libations, the main draw here is in its design, with floral brocade wallpaper, gold Grand Baroque crown molding, and an overall posh 19th century lounge aesthetic with rare (hence the name) pre-Prohibition Era spirits (which are drunk straight FYI, in case you make the rookie mistake of ordering a cocktail).
The Four Seasons Hotel
42 E 49th Street, Manhattan
The New York Palace, 455 Madison Avenue, Manhattan