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“Terrible treatment”
Review of Seasons 52

Seasons 52
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Ranked #1 of 511 Restaurants in Costa Mesa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Wine Bar
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Bristol Street and Anton Avenue at South Coast Plaza
Description: Seasons 52 is a fresh grill and wine bar that invites guests to discover the sensational flavors of a seasonally-inspired menu and award-winning international wine list in a casually-sophisticated ambiance.At Seasons 52, we pride ourselves on offering our guests: * Seasonally-inspired dining choices expertly designed to excite and surprise the palate * An award-winning international wine list featuring diverse wine selections that personalize the dining experience * Knowledgeable, approachable service that inspires confidence * A casually-sophisticated adult ambiance that feels inviting
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Terrible treatment”
Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

We arrived for our 5:30 reservation last night and could see it was very busy so expected to wait. Our name was called but they did not have any menus so asked us to wait. A lady came in and asked for a table and was told it would be 8:00. She motioned her husband over and next thing they were being seated before us!! It was a special dinner for us as my aunt was recovering from surgery and we had flown in from Vancouver to see her. We had asked for a booth when we made the reservation. They led us into the dining room and we were heading to a table when we asked about a booth and were told they were all full. I looked over and saw the lady who had pushed ahead sitting in a booth. I went to front desk and told the girl what happened and she had no answer. We always go to this restaurant but never again. We left. That kind of treatment is not acceptable.

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San Jose, California
Level 6 Contributor
263 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere, fresh ingredients, elegant prices”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

This place claims its name from the fact that the menu changes 52 times a year, catering to fresh, local ingredients whenever possible. Nice ambience inside, quite popular, make reservation in advance. Elegant place settings, large wine list, both by glass and bottle. All dishes relatively low calories, even the mini desserts (although this probably leads to patrons ordering more items...)
Quality of the food was excellent. Lamb nicely prepared medium rare. Fish was good. Scallops looked delicious. Live piano music in the background. Seems to be an "In" place.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank usuallyhappytravels
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lake charles louisiana
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Very Different concept !”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

Each dish is under 500 calories. Great desserts. I ordered the pork tenderloin and it was a bit rare for my taste but my dining companion had beautiful scallops and they were very enjoyable.

Visited February 2013
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Thank graciegirl
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Trabuco Canyon, California
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Wonderful food and service, but noisy & expensive restaurant”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

Kendra was a very attentive waitress; but she did get my husband's order wrong. (They don't write anything down.) My salmon on a cedar plank was very moist and tasty. The shrimp they brought my mistake looked good. My husband had trout and liked it.. We started our meal with artichoke and goat cheese flat bread...very tasty...and a speciality of the restaurant...so urge you to try one of their flatbreads. We each had two of their little "tasting" desserts at $2.75 each. According to their website, nothing on the menu is over 498 calories; yet everything was delicious. My only complaint was how noisy the restaurant as a whole was...and then there was a party of 8 in our little room with one very boistrous lady, which added significally to the volume. It's a fairly pricey place as well. But would try it again just because the food is so healty and expertly prepared. It's also on the Darden card, and we get free Darden cards with points we accumulate by using our Mastercard and Discover Card. So suggest that option if $100 for two is too expensive for you.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank SP P
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Tustin, California
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great food, just make a reservation.”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

I have been to Seasons 52 a number of times and have always had great food and service. They have menus for people that have several allergies which is nice since I can't eat dairy. Their menu changes with the season so you can always try something new. All of the items on the menu are 475 calories or less. Guilt free great eating!
My only recommendation would be to make a reservation if you are going for lunch or dinner during busy times, otherwise the wait can be a little long, but always worth it!

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Kari H
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