The team behind the classic "power lunch" spot for New York's elite is cleaning house this summer, and everything must go.
The Four Seasons, located on Manhattan's East Side, is shutting its doors when its lease expires. That means that, from silverware and bar stools, down to the entire contents of its wine cellar, co-owners Julian Niccolini and Alex von Bidder will walk away from the more than 50-year-old establishment virtually empty-handed.
The famed Manhattan restaurant had been in business since 1959, feeding many of the biggest names in finance, politics, entertainment, sports and fashion. Objects from the historic interior of the New York restaurant, designed by Philip Johnson for Mies van der Rohe's landmark Seagram building on Park Avenue in New York City,
The items will hit the auction block in July 26.
"Everything, even items designed by these two legendary architects, are on the block," said von Bidder. "This restaurant is a true New York 'character' with all the swagger and understated bravado of the city's most vibrant personalities."