Four Twenty Five Park Avenue, Jean-Georges Vongerichten New York City restaurant, Manhattan building interior images

Four Twenty Five Restaurant on Park Avenue, NYC

January 8, 2024

Architects: Foster + Partners

Location: 425 Park Avenue, New York, USA

Four Twenty Five Park Avenue New York City

Photos by Nigel Young / Foster + Partners

Four Twenty Five Restaurant on Park Avenue, Manhattan

The Foster + Partners designed Four Twenty Five restaurant opens at the base of 425 Park Avenue.

Four Twenty Five Park Avenue New York City

Four Twenty Five, Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s new restaurant, has opened in New York. Designed by Foster + Partners and split across the first two stories of the practice’s 425 Park Avenue tower, the restaurant includes a cocktail lounge, private dining room and a mezzanine dining level, with a glass fronted show kitchen and bespoke lighting installation.

Four Twenty Five Park Avenue New York City

Norman Foster, Founder and Executive Chairman, Foster + Partners, said: “Four Twenty Five is very much of its place and encapsulates the spirit of Midtown Manhattan. Every detail has been carefully considered, from the bespoke furniture and lighting fixtures to the works of art, creating a truly memorable setting for lunch or dinner on the world’s grand boulevard of commerce.”

Four Twenty Five Park Avenue New York City

Diners enter the restaurant via a cocktail lounge on the first floor of the building and ascend to the mezzanine dining level, via a sweeping feature staircase. The timber-panelled dining level cantilevers over the lounge to create a more enclosed and intimate environment at the bar. A 24-foot painting by the celebrated American artist Larry Poons runs the full length of the wall behind, animating the space with color and movement. Adjacent to the lounge, a separate dining room offers a private area for parties and events. The dining room is flexibly designed and can be easily divided into two smaller private spaces or opened up to create one larger event space.

The mezzanine dining level provides 80 covers and features a glass fronted show kitchen, allowing diners to watch their food being prepared. Above their heads hangs a bespoke lighting installation, comprising 231 Foster + Partners designed ORSA fixtures in a three-dimensional elliptical configuration, which was developed with the practice’s in-house Applied R+D team.

Four Twenty Five Park Avenue New York City

Nigel Dancey, Head of Studio, Foster + Partners, said: “The restaurant has been designed to provide an exceptional culinary experience, with an ambient lighting installation and a refined material palette of dark wood, terrazzo and metal. The immersive show kitchen adds another dimension to the space, offering diners a behind-the-scenes view of the creativity and skill that goes into making their food.”

Four Twenty Five Park Avenue New York City

A bespoke collection of furniture, the NF Collection, is used throughout the space. Designed by Norman Foster and Foster + Partners Industrial Design, in collaboration with the leading Japanese furniture manufacturer, Karimoku, it is characterised by the flowing lines of timber frames. The collection includes a chair, bar stool, lounge chair and sofa, made in walnut and burgundy leather for Four Twenty Five. Sharing the same distinctive smooth and organic form, each item has been manufactured by Karimoku’s state-of-the-art woodworking machines and hand-finished meticulously by artisan craftsmen.

L&L Holding Company was the developer for 425 Park Avenue and a partner in the restaurant development.

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Four Twenty Five Park Avenue New York City

Photography: Nigel Young / Foster + Partners

Four Twenty Five, Park Avenue, New York City images/information received 080124 from British architecture studio Foster + Partners

Location: base of 425 Park Avenue, New York City, USA

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