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“Expected better; but, very good nonetheless” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Seasons 52

Seasons 52
7700 Sand Lake Road, Orlando, FL 32819-5114 (Doctor Phillips)
407-354-5212
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Ranked #22 of 3,007 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Doctor Phillips
Cross street: Dr. Phillips Blvd at Plaza Venezia
Description: Seasons 52 is a casually sophisticated fresh grill and wine bar that invites you to discover the sensational flavors of our seasonally inspired menu. At Seasons 52, you'll enjoy a warm, welcoming ambiance with rich mahogany accents, custom built wine cellars, and lush greenery that create an air of casual sophistication. With an award-winning international wine list of over 100 wines, of which 60 are available by the glass, we will find the perfect match to complement your menu selection. Our restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily, with extended hours on the weekend. We also feature live entertainment at our piano bar nightly. If you are searching for a place to host your next group function, look no further. Seasons 52 is the perfect setting for your private or semi-private event. Together we will create the event of the season! For more information, visit www.Seasons52.com. Become a fan of Seasons 52 on Facebook at www.facebook.com/seasons52.
Orlando, Florida
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“Expected better; but, very good nonetheless”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

We had high expectations for Seasons 52; and, stopped in for lunch on our 25th wedding anniversary. We made no mention to the wait staff or the hostess; and, because we had no reservations, we were seated in a booth, outside the bar; and, away from the lakeside view.

The restaurant was nearly empty, as we arrived prior to the lunch-rush; but, I don’t believe the “good tables” ever filled up the entire time we were there. This was our second visit to Seasons 52; and, we noticed the place could stand a good cleaning. There was dust everywhere, on the light fixtures, and, along the wall of the booth.

Being lunch-time, we opted for a light appetizer of double hummus, which was very, very good. The mint/edamame hummus (actually a puree) was very light and tasty; and, the roasted red pepper hummus was hearty and tasty. The hummus was served with an ample amount of Lavosh.

For our main course, I chose the Rocky Mountain Buffalo burger; and, my wife chose the Wild Prime Tuna burger. The tuna was a stand-out, as the wasabi mayonnaise, arugula, and asian slaw perfectly complimented the rare-to-medium rare tuna, without overpowering it! If you crave buffalo, however, your better bet is Fuddruckers! For the same price, you get twice the meat; and, can put on your own toppings. The truffle sauce, lettuce, tomato, and pickle were just too much for the bland meat.

Service was excellent, although a little too “rote.” When I wanted to ask how the steak fries were prepared, the server just prattled on about how healthy our mains were, before plowing into desserts. These tasty treats were literally literally invented here; and, each "Mini Indulgence" is actually quite a bit MORE than a single-serving! Cappuccino’s at nearly $4 each were not worth the price; but, provided a savory complement to the very-sweet desserts.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Orlando, Florida, United States
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“Excellence in food, service and atmosphere!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

What a great dining experience! The food was great, the martinis were made perfectly and the service was outstanding. Also, the waiter was really nice and laughed at all our silly jokes. What a great evening! I can't wait to go back again.

  • 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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Cherokee, North Carolina
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“The Best Wedding Anniversary Dinner :)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013 via mobile

Thank you so much for everybody in Season 52 for providing us a spectacular wedding anniversary dinner.

Great food and service, lake view or ocean not so sure but they are so awesome, i like the appetizer flat bread and desert, everything good :) hahaha love it.

Recomended for date night and business meeting :)

  • Visited April 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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“Just okay - nothing spectacular”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Had high expectations for S52, but the meal just didn't do it for us. Tuna tartare was nice. Steak was okay, but not exceptional. Everything else was

Don't get me wrong - food was good, but I expected more with this level of restaurant.

Service was excellent though. Ambiance is great for special occasions. Probably too high end for families with young children.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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st.John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
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“not bad..better than so many”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

lovely setting, nice comfortable furnishings superb service. we had a booth for two, but they can clearly accommodate all types. Perfect for groups, and families with older kids. A bit noisy...but all american restaurants are i am slowly realizing. Food is good. Not outstanding but good fresh ingredients. daughter's flatbread was superb. my lambchops would have been perfect but for the fact they were not hot by the time the got to may table, nor were the mashed potatoes and vegetables. it was clear to me they had been sitting, ready to go for more than a moment. still after suffering the torture of Senor Frog this was not worth a complaint. the wine selection interesting and the service was also superb and friendly. would return again.

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