The Four Seasons, home of the original power lunch, closes


NEW YORK (AP) — It’s the end of an era. The Four Seasons restaurant, where the New York City power lunch was born, is closing.

After serving a “must see” crowd of business executive and celebrities for 57 years, the Philip Johnson-designed restaurant served its last meals Saturday.

Housed in the Seagram Building on Park Avenue, its regulars included Henry Kissinger, Nora Ephron and Tom Wolfe.

The restaurant was busy Saturday with patrons snapping photos, sharing memories and savoring dinner or drinks for the last time in the famous rooms.

A new Four Seasons will open nearby following 18 months of renovation.

But those nostalgic for the original Four Season have a chance to buy a piece of it. Some of its furnishings, including flatware and barstools, go on the auction block July 26.

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