Seasons - Davis
Seasons - Davis

Seasons - Davis

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.seasonsdavis.com/
  • Phone: 5307501801
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
    Brunch: Sunday : 11:00am - 2:00pm

    Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Cullen Newhoff
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: Up to 100 guests can be seated in the main dining room with views of the open kitchen and wood burning oven.
  • Private Party Contact: Crystal Masuda 5304008041

Getting there

  • Cross Street: First St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Ample parking surrounds the restaurant. Street parking, a lot and a garage are located next to the restaurant. Guests may also use the 80-car parking garage located beneath the restaurant.
A word from Seasons - Davis
Located in the heart of downtown Davis, within walking distance to shops, theaters, and museums and only 5 minutes from the Mondavi Performing Arts Center.


Seasons serves Contemporary American cuisine. High quality, local foods are prepared simply and the menu reflects the seasons. Guests may dine at the full bar or private dining room, which houses the restaurant's wine collection.

Seasons is the perfect location to stop and enjoy lunch or dinner on your way to Tahoe or Sacramento.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Seasons - Davis reviews from OpenTable diners
86 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (46)fit for foodies (33)great for outdoor dining (32)neighborhood gem (28)good for groups (24)great for lunch (23)notable wine list (20)romantic (18)great for brunch (9)vibrant bar scene (7)hot spot (4)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Nice Atmosphere
    MarthaC
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Nice place for brunch. Selection is limited but food is solid.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • rotarian
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    One of very few restaurants in Davis where you can dine for special occasions with great food and a nice setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting menu, food good
    duff
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    A screaming baby close by almost ruined an otherwise lovely dinner out. Couldn't be helped and it wasn't the restaurant's fault of course.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    LGuerrieri
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We have been dining at Seasons for 5+yrs and have always had great food and service. This last time was really disappointing. Seasons is trying to be too upscale for Davis. Their menu is quite limited and the prices are ridiculous for what you are served. Seasons used to serve bread with balsamic but have changed to breadsticks. They allow you 1 breadstick with your salad or soup. Our entree's were all good. I ordered dessert which was very good. One of our party was having a birthday and we told our server. We were all floored when the server brought my dessert out with a candle on it for the birthday person. I have never seen a restaurant piggyback a birthday dessert on someone else's. I guess Seasons is trying to save money.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good meal
    DavisfolksVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    None of the Davis restaurants are stellar, but seasons is one of the best. The food is always high quality and tasty. Nice atmosphere. The risotto is delicious.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Seasons Restaurant is always excellent for the food and service and a favorite. We ate early so the restaurant was not crowded thus quiet. Our only negative for this place is that it can be noisy. They have a GREAT room for a group and we have used several times
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Best in Davis
    Cowboy
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    That was a great Experience,The food the service and the server all get an AAA+ grade .Highly Recommended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Butchu
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    What a great surprise! The food was excellent, the service was excellent and the staff was very friendly and efficient. Parking was pretty good for downtown Davis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Seasons for special dinner
    Rollster
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The food is outstanding. Wonderful combinations of ingredients.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant evening in Davis.
    grancy
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We went for dinner and overall had a very good experience. We arrived a few minutes late for our 6:45 reservation. We were seated immediately, however, we asked for a different table away from the air conditioning. I had the grilled peach & bleu cheese appetizer. It was delicious. The pork chop entree was expertly prepared, although the mushroom risotto was dry. The dessert sampler, had some hits & misses. The chocolate cake was dry & pretty tasteless, the berry cobbler was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently Delightful
    PCGuestVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    So rare today--a restaurant with the flexibility to accommodate what started as a reservation for two to a reservation for five and did it without a "hitch". Seasons' menu offerings, the standard and the special, had something for the vegetarian, the meat lover, the "seafood/fish only" and the rest of us. Service was unobtrusive but on the mark as well. A delightful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pizza w/panetta & sweet corn pesto!
    finickyfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    PERFECTION! The salty pancetta against the creamy sweet corn pesto with fresh tomato and basil - oh my goodness! This is real farm to table goodness!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place!
    luv2dine
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We have been here for dinner twice. Very nice place overall. Excellent food, well thought out wine list featuring local and UCD alumni wineries. Although I feel they could keep the reds a little cooler, room temperature should be in the mid 60's not the typical room temperature of mid 70's but I am quibbling here. Service is great overall, but this last time we did ask several people to bring us a place setting for one of group that didn't have one. After 4 requests, we had to take one from the adjacent table. Otherwise, an excellent experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A favorite place to dine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We often stop at Seasons on our way home from San Francisco (to the Sierra Foothills) to dine. We love the relaxed atmosphere, the fresh, beautifully prepared dishes, and the good wine list - plus in August, all the bottles of wine are half off, so you can try that $95 bottle without a guilt pang. My husband had a gorgeous strawberries and cream soup that was light and refreshing, and we both had salmon, perfectly cooked, sitting on a wonderful salad of beets and other fresh things. The staff is professional, knowledgeable and friendly--it's fine dining in a casual atmosphere and always enjoyable. Also there's a full bar, if that's of interest, with a notable selection of whiskeys and scotchs for after-dinner pleasure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We found the restaurant to be over priced for the quality of food we received. Both meals were not great but we still paid $90 and neither of us had any alcohol.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • cioppino
    KimandBarbara
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Great dish! Ahi, shrimp, clams, mussels and cod but the real winner was the fire roasted broth. Just the right balance of tomato, mild spice and buttery! They were also having half-off wine in Aug. Got a really nice bottle of chardonnay for the cost of two glasses.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • overrated, over-priced
    thetwistedfork
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I had the skewers of Tiger prawns and pasta. It also had cubes of ham and mushrooms in a runny, acidic, white wine sauce. It was difficult to eat and the dish lacked character and no vegetables accompanied my dish. Dish needs a makeover or remove it from menu. Coffee shop ambience with fine dining prices. I know food and this was an experience worth mentioning because it is one that either the chef modifies and makes it palatable or removes it from the menu.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for business
    knob
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Very reliable place for business dinners. Took visitors from Thailand. They seemed to enjoy it. A bit noisy. Service is prompt. Nice wines. I have had the duck or lamb before and really liked them. Tried the chicken this time. Not bad, but I was hoping for a real quarter of chicken not just the breast, but I suppose that is matter of taste.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just OK
    IanK
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We have been quite a few times, with the same conclusion - over priced for the food. We go on Thursday for the half price wine. So with a $25 Pinot, plus a shared salad, risotto for me and turkey meat balls for my wife, the bill was $90. It did not pass my "home" test i.e. I could make it at home myself easily. So not good value. The more serious main courses are at the $30 to $35 level, definitely not justified.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chance4meVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We both liked the grilled peach appetizer which was a different start for the meal. My guest was pleased that the duck breast she ordered was moist and flavorful. The shrimp and pasta main dish I ate was a bit dry, but tasty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great College Town Restaurant
    loanexpert
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The Seasons Restaurant offers some very upscale food at very moderate prices in a college town noted primarily for fast food and chain restaurants. There are daily specials along with a good array of their standard menu. The specials include a separate meat and a fish selection. Standards include a pasta, a Kobe Beef Hamburger, great salads and soups, especially their corn soup. The servers are very attentive to detail. Their bread is good, but their breadsticks are even better!! Reservations are highly suggested as this place fills up fast!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always enjoy eating here
    Maggie
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Everything was wonderful, though we missed the amazing Bruschetta from the precious specials. The only downside was the large, loud group on the patio. They pretty much spoiled the meal for everyone else on the patio. It interfered with our meal even after we moved away from them. Seasons has a back room. Perhaps they should insist on large groups using it, rather spoil the dinner for every other customer dining on the patio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh & delicious
    ericamaia
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Seasons is our destination for celebratory business lunches. Food was fresh and delicious. I always look forward to the seasonal change in menu. Early summer offerings like Sweet Corn Bisque and crisp salads were wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Vegetarian Options
    Dparro
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    I was so happy to see that Seasons has added some great vegetarian dishes. The Seasons "Club" sandwich was made with a delicious portobello and I loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Service
    mimi
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Greeted immediately upon arrival. Server was attentive to our needs.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We came here with a group for a graduation celebration -- we had a great time, and the food was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice but nothing special
    anonymousVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The decor is traditional, maybe a little old-fashined leaning toward a chain restaurant atmosphere. The service was good but maybe a little rushed (but we dined at Seasons on Graduation Day/Father's Day so our experience may have been atypical). The food was good, but a little pedestrian. I expected a little more because of the high prices.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Grad dinner with friends &family
    Newgradmom
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I had quite the mix of attendees at our daughter's graduation. When we arrived, the table was ready and the hostess was very helpful in accommodating 2 extra guests that we had not planned on. The severs were very professional and never rushed us through the meal. The food was beautifully presented and delicious. It was the perfect dinner for a very special evening and everyone had a great time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Evening Had by All
    cbgo
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Seasons lives up to the great reviews that prompted me to make this reservation for my daughter's UC Davis graduation dinner. We ordered champagne and appetizers, wines and a wonderful assortment of entrées. Our meals were fresh and flavorful. Our party of eight had a delightful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • opentableVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We were visiting Davis for our niece's graduation and LOVED the restaurant. Close to our hotel. The food and service were excellent. If we had more time, we would have gone to the restaurant the following night as well We wanted to try everything on the menu. We would highly recommend this neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TomSVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    While my wife continues to enjoy Davis' Seasons, I continue to find it odd that she does. When we go out for dinner, I want food that is better prepared than I can prepare at home. I had their Sat special lamb shoulder which was set on a simple 'bed' of spaghetti with marinara sauce and peas. While it was fine it wasn't tasty, special, or particularly good. She had some more dry than moist chicken with a mound of mashed potatoes. While our sever (Eve) was excellent, the food was only OK for the price. My sense is that I may have won her away from this place which, for whatever reason, is choosing not to be a great restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Season for Seasons
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I've always depended on Seasons for a special dinner and brought out of town friends who enjoyed the evening. However, one vegetarian didn't find much to select from the menu, and our service was sketchy at times. We needed to "catch" our server when additional drinks were needed, and at times asked the water server to find him. It could be a rare under staffing event, but eventually caused disappointment. The appetizers arrived quickly and timing of entrees was just right. The food was delicious all around and I especially recommend the bread pudding!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent...as always!
    ADiscerningDiner
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Seasons is our first choice for carefully planned special moments as well as a light meal on the spur of the moment. Our experience has always been excellent. The staff is the most professional, welcoming and knowledgeable in town. The food is fresh, seasonal and innovative while keeping the focus on quality rather than distracting with gimmickry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 53 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 588 reviews are from the Seasons - Davis reviews archive.
  • Nice place to celebrate!
    celebratedowntown
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Do you want to celebrate an event and not go to Sacramento? Seasons is your destination. The service is impeccable and the food is definitely prepared by a chef.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    Notsatisfied
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    I have eaten at this restaurant 3 to 4 times before and it was outstanding. However this time I made reservations via open table and then after I got my confirmation back Seasons called me and told me that they did not have a spot at 6:30 pm but could fit us in at 7:15 pm. No worries, but by 8:00 pm still did not have a table we left and went to the Buckhorn in Winters, CA and had a excellent meal. I understand that it was UC Davis graduation that night, but Seasons could have just told us they did not have any openings. Will be a while before I return or suggest Seasons to my many corporate accounts that come to the area
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Davis Theater dining
    Rosanne
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    After trying several restaurants in Davis before going to the Mondavi, this was definitely our favorite. The food was delicious, the service most accommodating and efficient, and our only criticism was the noise level. Since this was our first visit we didn't know much about where to ask to sit. We were advised that if we wanted a more quiet place to enjoy our meal, we should try a corner booth next time, which we will do. Also the patio would be more quiet I think, but it was too warm this visit to sit outside. Also, the train which goes by near the restaurant might be a factor outside, but I couldn't say. We'd definitely recommend Seasons and go there again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for Mother's Day
    snoopyluvr
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Though very busy, Seasons put on a great Mother's Day brunch
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just OK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Mimosas had way too much orange juice in them. Appetizers were great. Food only just OK.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Service
    Hal21
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Great service but you pay for it. Brunch for 3 was over $130. Food was good. Service always excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Bad day to go to a restaurant for the first time. Mother's Day. The wait staff was visibly very stressed out and inattentive. I had to ask for my drink after ordering it 15 min earlier. When I asked for my one glass of champagne after waiting for 15 min., the waiter rushed off to the bar and did not have the drink when he came back and told me that the bartender is backed up. Who does that? The restaurant must have made a killing that day. For $18 you got 2.5 ounces of salmon, mash and greens. The salmon tasted good, but the rest of the experience cancelled out my 2.5 ounces of salmon. If the management didn't have all employees and managers working on Mother's Day, they should have. Noise level: Very noisy.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic