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“Fantastic addition to Sacramento's food scene!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Seasons52

Seasons52
1689 Arden Way, Suite #105, Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 922-5252
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Ranked #19 of 1,754 Restaurants in Sacramento
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Californian
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Arden Way/Heritage Drive
Sacramento, CA
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“Fantastic addition to Sacramento's food scene!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Thoroughly enjoyable gastronomic experience with the family. The decor is amazing with a beautiful bar. The food was outstanding as was the service. 'JT'Patton was our waiter - gracious and supremely hospitable. Love the concept of having a fresh special menu every week (changes every Tuesday) in addition to the regularly available menu items. The best part, though I find it hard to believe, is the fact that all that is served is 475 calories or less!! Will most definitely be back for more and this time I might indulge in something from the excellent wine selection!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
sacramento
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Forget the concept: simply fresh and tasty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Forget the concept (healthy): tasty and hearty portions, so flavorful you wouldn't know they were good for you; terrific service at the bar (and fast, before a movie); tempting seasonal cocktails including several featuring house-made vodka infused with strawberries, and a ginormous wines-by-the-glass menu (if pricey).

Raves for: bartender's service (friendly, knowledgeable, fast); spicy chicken relleno (huge and delicious), ahi tuna tartare served attractively as little timbales layered with wasabi-avocado mouse accompanied by mango chutney; huge salads even though we didn't order entree size. We watched the manager make up another infused vodka concoction - it marinates for 5 days - and the cocktails they describe as using the infusions sound interesting (strawberry coconut skinny martini made with the infused vodka, pineapple-coconut water and agave). I also appreciated that this is one of the few new spots I've been that has an attractive contemporary vibe without causing hearing loss; they have carpet and acoustical tile ceilings.

Also nice: free valet parking - quick to park (not easy at Arden Fair) and quick to retrieve.

Not as crazy about: Paying $12+ for a glass of pinot blanc. Wines by the glass, though numerous and interesting, are priced higher than most comparable places. Also I'm not a huge fan of electric piano/vocal live music although their musician has a nice voice and it isn't too demanding of attention. Finally, didn't like the chips that came with the tuna tartare, but I really didn't need them.

Tip: Reservations recommended. No seating available last Friday night at 6:30 and the joint was hopping at 7. We sat at the bar and had a great experience there.

Absolutely will go back - with more time, and will bring friends :)

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Carmel Valley, California
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Everything Works!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Food, menu, waitstaff, bar, decor, and even valet parking all combine to provide an outstanding dining experience. How often can you honestly say that???
The menu is cleverly designed to provide an array of selection that can be tailored to please the very to the not so very hungry diner's desire.
The flat bread appetizer is great. The trout is exceptional and the desserts are inventive and delicious. All of this and the prices are very reasonable.
This chain knows exactly what it is doing and and it is doing everything right!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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sacramento
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“a great find....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

just tried the flat bread , delicious, but must share item..it is too much for one person.
had the appetizer size raviolis, delicious...and filling...and everything that is served is 475 calories..no more...
dessert are served in small square glasses,,delicious...maybe not big enough portion for a man.,but for women who are definetely watching their intake, it is perfect...
love the decor and ambiance.

Visited May 2013
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Sacramento, California
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198 reviews 198 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Quiet and relaxing, next to the mall!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The decor in this place is really outstanding. Lots of wood, very elegantly finished and appointed, creating intimate spaces in the booths, tables or bar area. Food is great, with the whole idea being locally sourced, weekly specials (52), and four seasonal changes in menu (seasons), thus the name Seasons 52. Flatbreads are very tasty, with some very creative ideas for toppings. They have a wine flight and flatbread special that gets you a flight of three tastes, plus one full glass, plus a flat bread, for one special price. This restaurant has the menu developed so that all menu items are at or beneath a set calorie level, so it is much easier to make healthy choice selections if you are pursuing a healthy eating lifestyle! And the desserts are presented in shot glasses, are very creative, and very hard to pass up! Highly recommended, and we have returned many times since their opening at the start of this year.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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