4food

4food

(Now Closed)
Fast Food Restaurant, American Restaurant, and Burger Joint$$$$
Midtown East, New York
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  • Amanda H.
    Amanda Hewawitharana-RiveraSeptember 22, 2010
    I got the slider meal yesterday with a lamb burger, brussel sprout and square roots + peach ice tea(the best)! it's a good healthy portion and that's for only $5 and 610 calories. you can order online
  • StefanoBlack▒
    StefanoBlack▒October 25, 2011
    One of the build-your-own burger joints that have been popping up for years. In this case, you get a burger with a hole in it - then you fill the hole with stuff. Very sexual. Try the fancy drinks.
  • amNewYork
    amNewYorkOctober 4, 2011
    4food is revamping the notion of fast food: burger patties don’t have to taste like cardboard, and sides can be flavorful and healthy. If you’re a first-timer, start with the signature (W)holeburger.
  • Alice B.
    Alice B.September 8, 2010
    Make sure your condiment is in the to go bag. They left out my condiment two days in a row and I didn't find out until I was in the office and it was too late. Food is good and satisfying though.
  • Nicholas D.
    Nicholas DiazJanuary 16, 2014
    I have no idea why so many spoiled foodies dislike this spot? Great staff, atmosphere and good food! Plus the charitable bonus helps. I like the Mac daddy and the handmade sodas.
  • Metromix
    MetromixSeptember 16, 2010
    Could be the prototype for the fast-food joint of the future: organic, sustainable ingredients, iPad-toting waiters, a massive Foursquare/Twitter feed scoreboard. OMG, YOU ARE ON FOURSQUARE Read more
  • The Wall Street Journal
    Opening its first store here on July 6, 2010, this chain will let customers brand their own burger creations and pocket 25 cents every time someone buys one of their concoctions. Read more
  • Alice B.
    Alice B.September 8, 2010
    Re: lamb skewer with coconut rice and cole slaw. Great idea and quite delicious but just not enough food. Burgers with buns hit the spot just right however.
  • Sid V.
    Sid VarmaDecember 15, 2010
    I got a burger with eggplant parm. It worked! The receipt tells you how many calories you're consuming. That's killer. Come for the food, stay for the iPads.
  • Patranila
    PatranilaJune 21, 2011
    Very tasty fast food that's good for you. The combinations are endless and the Hibiscus Berry Tea is amazing. There are real berries in it! Yum. Read more
  • Kathleen S.
    A burger that I don't feel guilty eating! Nothing is fried and everything is delicious! Extra perks: make and name your own burgers online and iPads on their tables!!!
  • Rachel G.
    Rachel GruberJune 9, 2011
    Get the garden burger with the sauteed mushroom and onion scoop! -- Food Networking was filming when I was there so you know it's good
  • Diego F.
    Diego F. ArpónFebruary 3, 2012
    I came here for the WiFi. There are a couple of power outlets on the first floor also. The only downside is the music, too loud.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupOctober 29, 2010
    A donut shaped pork hamburger? With pickled peppers, shitake mushroom and sweet chili? Delicious! Create your own mouthwatering combo.
  • John N.
    John NiedermeyerMay 22, 2012
    Skip it. Waited 25 mins for a burger, no other customers, with 6-8 employees standing around. Had to get a refund and leave because they completely missed it.
  • Tiffany S.
    Tiffany SAugust 20, 2010
    eat your burger (i like the wild salmon) on the steps in front of the giant media screen and watch your tweets scroll by.
  • ansje m.
    ansje millerAugust 28, 2012
    Order on-line and it's ready for you when you get there. Bonus: you can see the nutritional information BEFORE you order.
  • Ethikus
    EthikusApril 29, 2012
    4food is an ethical & sustainable restaurant participating in Shop Your Values Week! Pledge now and receive discounts at 200+ businesses in NYC from May 3-10, 2012. #SYVW Read more
  • Jojo W.
    Jojo WhiteJuly 23, 2010
    I did the programming of the Color Kinetics lights in 4 Food. Great food, good location. Wall Street Journal is correct as well with making their own burgers.
  • Afotey
    AfoteyOctober 14, 2010
    The Lamb Burger I made was absolutely phenomenal! Great atmosphere, friendly people, pretty servers...LOL
  • Energy F.
    Energy FiendAugust 23, 2010
    The pressed rice "bun" is perfect on a burger, you must try it, you'll never go back to bread! :-D
  • onur k.
    onur kutlubayMarch 30, 2012
    Tasty and healty food. A bit slow though, may be problem when crowded. Try cali4nication burger.
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistAugust 26, 2010
    This spot's got a build-a-burger menu that'll give you the opportunity to create more than 140 million possible combos. Read more
  • The Spark Group
    The Spark GroupFebruary 7, 2011
    Can you say "HELLO FUTURE"? 4food features a monitor that streams Foursquare check-ins, Tweets, and restaurant info. And orders? Yah, they're taken on iPads.
  • Holly P.
    Holly PulseOctober 2, 2013
    Just made the "Holy Moly" build-a-burger! Awesome! I am gluten intolerant... thank you for satisfying my craving with the pressed rice bun!
  • Robert A.
    Robert AliceaSeptember 4, 2012
    When @ 4food, try the Wolverine Burger. It is absolutely incredible. The picture is cool as well.
  • Nina C.
    Nina CapelliJanuary 9, 2012
    Looks great but took half my lunch hour waiting for the food; they don't seem to have a system worked out.
  • George G.
    George GodikMay 17, 2013
    Avoid - so so food, long wait, go to Essen next door instead. Focus on making food faster not iPads in your waiting area
  • Chase M.
    Chase MazzarielloOctober 28, 2010
    Burgers have a hole in the middle for vegetable scoops, but are a little small.
  • David B.
    David BerkowitzOctober 26, 2010
    Avoid at all costs - all gimmick, no flavor. There is a McDonald's across the street that is cheaper and better.
  • Oz L.
    Oz LublingMay 27, 2011
    Completely overrated and not worth the price of admission. Restaurants should focus on food and not technology.
  • Dave K.
    Dave KerpenAugust 20, 2010
    Tyriek is the man! Great job with my order. VERY #likeable guy and restaurant.
  • Victoria W.
    Victoria WongMay 31, 2011
    Wholesome food, free wifi, friendly staff and the owner was so nice. Def recommend
  • Melinda W.
    Melinda W.May 5, 2011
    If you are ever unsure let them make a recommendation- you won't be sorry!
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew B.May 17, 2012
    Delicious! But burgers are kinda small. You might want to order 2
  • Afiya J.
    Afiya JaxsonOctober 17, 2013
    Come here after 5pm during the week & the burgers that are usually 7-8 bucks are $5!!
  • Lizz S.
    Lizz SpanoFebruary 11, 2011
    Awesome food. Healthy, fast and delicious. Get the veggie burger and the hominy!
  • Karin R.
    Karin RAugust 1, 2013
    Try the Custom Built Burger - #lamb #brusselssprouts #swiss #healthy
  • Heidi V.
    Heidi VanderleeNovember 11, 2011
    There are like 5 customers here and I've been waiting 15 minutes for one sandwich. Fast, my ass.
  • Kirk M.
    Kirk McMurrayFebruary 17, 2012
    Try the Red Sangria & Strawberry Daquiri - Do you see anyone from @Foodspotting in the background?
  • Tamara W.
    Tamara WalkerNovember 3, 2011
    Have gluten issues? Try the pressed rice bun. Absolutely delish.
  • Billy K.
    Billy KeenlyMarch 27, 2014
    Expect to wait 15-20 mins for your burger during peak hours.
  • Tracie L.
    Tracie LeeJuly 26, 2011
    The Green Giant (veggie) burger is actually tasty!
  • Chris
    ChrisMay 14, 2011
    So Delicious!!!!! Very confusing at first. Play along tho its worth it.
  • Tim M.
    Tim MooreAugust 14, 2012
    Get a free Powerball ticket with the purchase of a Wholeburger meal today only. Do it :-)!
  • Ryan D.
    Ryan DahlstromOctober 1, 2010
    Double check your take out before leaving...all too often something you ordered will be missing...
  • Steve H.
    Steve HaweeliAugust 22, 2013
    Get the Green smoothie - makes kale taste like candy! ;)
  • Joe M.
    Joe MulliganAugust 24, 2010
    get the Obliterati, punk. even better if it's after the party and you're all Obliteratiated.
  • Peter F.
    Peter FeldAugust 19, 2010
    Be sure to order the Obliterati, just awesome! Read more
  • Yee Han L.
    Yee Han LDecember 20, 2011
    The servers here are very pleasant and nice
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