Seasons 52 - Birmingham
Seasons 52 - Birmingham

Seasons 52 - Birmingham

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.seasons52.com/
  • Phone: 2059685152
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Nick Dees
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: We feature live entertainment nightly at our piano bar.

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer complimentary valet service.
A word from Seasons 52 - Birmingham
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 52 or more 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 event, look no further. Seasons 52 is the perfect setting for your private or semi-private event. We also feature a Chef’s table for smaller groups or more intimate settings. Together we will create the event of the season!
For more information, visit our website at www.Seasons52.com
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Seasons 52 - Birmingham reviews from OpenTable diners
224 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (133)fit for foodies (97)good for groups (85)romantic (77)notable wine list (77)great for lunch (67)neighborhood gem (57)vibrant bar scene (48)hot spot (38)great for outdoor dining (24)great for brunch (23)late-night find (16)kid-friendly (9)scenic view (5)Show More
  • Food just basic
    BhamFoodie
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The description on the menu does not sound half bad. Made to sound interesting in fresh. However, it always comes down to the execution, and there it lacks. The service was slow at best. This is the second time we were there and basically ordered salads that took over 30 minutes to arrive. No salad should take that long. The salad are ok, but the descriptions are better than the execution. We order the brussel sprout side which sounded good again on the menu, but the taste wasn't there. Biggest problem is the sprouts were undercooked so they were tough at best. I make brussel sprout hash which this sounds like it is trying to duplicate, but it was not done enough and the taste just wasn't there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful place to eat.
    MrPicky
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    After living in Birmingham for 8 years, this is the best restaurant we've eaten in. The food was delicious and the portion sizes were generous. There was an amazing combination of both simplicity and freshness in the food flavors. We had the shrink scampi, Roma tomato flat bread, wood roasted pork tenderloin, desert, and coffee. The service was very quiet and unobtrusive while also very attentive. We will certainly return again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Deliciously Lite Fare
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Flavorful filling dishes without the extra calories! Everything was prepared well and the service was top notch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Service!
    HaroldVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We had a business dinner at the Season's 52 in Birmingham. The service was great and the food was delicious. Thank you for a great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • review
    Bama
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Food and Service was excellent . Had a great selection of food and wine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Oftimespast
    OftimespastVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The food was excellent, as well as the cocktails. Staff was disappointing. Both of the hostess were very unfriendly and the one who seated was rude. I frequent this restaurant at least 2 to 4 times a month for business and pleasure. My server was very slow to come to the table. We ordered appetizers and cocktails and the appetizers arrived before the cocktails. On our second round, the drinks arrived after our food. Our food was brought by others and she only appeared to take our drink and food order. And lastly, she showed up with the desert offering and I handed her my credit card. The flow was slow, untimely and disrupting. However, we did get a "Thank You" from a front end manager as we departed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    Business4lunch
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Upscale lunch site - great food, terrific service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary date out
    rbryant3
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The food was good but my wife's fish had a foreighn objct in it, twice. There was some type of label in the food and they sent ot back and cooked another one, but the second one also had a label in it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 80th bday party
    Gracie
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    THey were very good at acommodating our large party but the service was not good & we had to wait a lot in between the serveer coming back & forth - wasn't clear til halfway through who our server was. Food was ok but took a really long time to get - need to time that better for large groups.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good local fresh food
    ALeats
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Excellent alternative to the steak restaurant choices. Good service and atmosphere. It appears to have rooms for large crowds. I've been here twice for dinner for two. I'll go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleased
    mgkendra
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Good experience...would return...portion controlled meals, but still enough to satisfy my appetite...good service and nice atmosphere. Menu has options, but a few more entrees would be nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • first time to Seasons 52
    firsttimer
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Atmosphere was very nice. Waiter was good. Ordered Greek salad and lobster flat bread. Both good. Waiter recommended quail and swordfish. The quail had bones and difficult to eat. Swordfish was OK on the last half. (Seasoning and texture) dessert was the best and smallest portion.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Service and Food
    mesch02
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I took my wife out, who is very gluten sensitive, so we do not go out often. It was an awesome experience. This place takes allergies very seriously. The waiters and the kitchen are very aware and accommodating. It was an awesome experience, the food was excellent, the service was great. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone especially ones suffering from allergies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dining Experience
    AndrewsJuJu
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We truly enjoyed our dining experience at Seasons 52. We were promptly seated and our waiter was very attentive and knowledgeable about the food choices. We started our meal with the stuffed mushrooms. They had just the right amount of spinach and shrimp in them that were delicious but did not take away from the mushrooms themselves. The butternut squash soup was outstanding as was the mixed field greens salad! The filet mignon was cooked to perfection. The portions were nice sized without being overwhelming in order to save room for dessert. We liked that the desserts were small to polish off your meal with just a small sampling to not feel stuffed. The food, atmosphere and service were all top notch!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Experimenter
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The meals that my companion and I received were just barely warm but they were quickly replaced with new meals when the server was alerted of the problem.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    LovinItAnniversary
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Making the reservations on OpenTable was very convenient and easy. I have eaten at Seasons 52 several times and each experience was excellent. This visit was extra special, our 3rd Anniversary! Upon arriving at Seasons 52, the valet, hostess and staff that greeted us were very friendly. They presented us with a card and gave us a complimentary glass of champagne for our anniversary. Jacquie was our waitress. She was knowledgeable about the food, wine choices and very attentive to us the entire time. She made a point to congratulate us on our way out. Another waiter also came to our table to give us info on different wines to go with our dinner. I highly recommend Seasons 52 for their fresh food, service and hospitality! We felt special!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Surprised
    vicbryVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We usually get every good meals, this time just ok. Steak salad no taste, ask for additional dressing on the side. At least they got the temperture on the steak right this time. Rack of lamb had a sweet glaze which if I had known would have asked not to be included, but was not too bad. Lamb was cooked fine though. Brussels Sprouts could have been cooked a little more. Chili and butternut squash soup were excellent.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Dinner
    Tank2kVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I had an excellent dinner at Seasons 52 in Birmingham! The server Terronce Adams was outstanding one of the best servers I have encountered, ever! The appetizer and the main course were exceptional and hats off to all the staff at Seasons 52 you did yourselves proud! The Salmons on the Cedar Plank and For the App I had the Shrimp Scampi! I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Schoolmarm
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    This restaurant is in a busy shopping area but is not the typical chain restaurant experience. Known for its seasonal menus, Seasons 52 provides the diner with many delicious options at very reasonable prices. We are on a very restrictive diet. The grilled meats and seafood paired with the freshness of the salads and vegetable choices make eating well and eating healthy easy. Our server was friendly and attentive without being overbearing. It is popular for dinner, but I especially enjoy going there for a quiet delicious lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birmingham Gem
    SavoirFaireFoodie
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    It was outstanding. Stuart my server was attentive and amazing and I would trust his recommendations. The atmosphere was perfect to enjoy a great meal and read. The Artichoke & Laura Chenel Goat Cheese flatbread was divine. The Sea Bass seasoned and prepared perfectly. The Pecan Pie with Vanilla Bean Mousse was just the right ending to a very good meal. This will definitely be on the list of my favorite places when visiting Birmingham. Great food and overall dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Late night trip & were very pleasantly surprised! Great setting, piano player, & not too loud. Food & wine selections were great! Definitely go back for relaxing evening!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great birthday dinner
    stithie
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    thank you for making my girl friend's birthday even more special!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • honestreviewer
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Had a wonderful meal here with my husband for date night. The Maui Tuna Crunch salad was delicious. Enjoyed the "Perfect Storm" cocktail upon recommendation from our waiter, who was very helpful in explaining the different menu choices throughout the evening. Dessert was perfect, small portions of 2 "mini indulgences" I chose out of eight already prepared desserts brought to our table. I had the mocha macchiato and pecan pie with vanilla bean mousse. My husband had the chocolate peanut butter torte and carrot cake with cinnamon honey. Would gladly return. The menu is seasonal so there will be a good variety of menu options available throughout the year.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfert evening with friends ~
    BamaAnn
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Seasons 52 offers good food at very reasonable prices - This past Friday evening we dined there with friends and everyone loved their food ~ the level of service matches the excellent menu offerings. I love that the manager came to our table several times during the evening to make certain every need was being met. We leave Seasons 52 making plans to return again soon !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great but loud!
    Birminghamdiner
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This was a birthday celebration. The service was perfect, the food was superb. However, they were out of three different items that we ordered (a beer, tonic, and an appetizer). Also, while the ambiance was very nice, the overall noise level was high, making it difficult to carry on conversation between the three of us. This really isn't the restaurant's fault, and just means everyone is having a good time. But it was noticed. Other than these two glitches everything else was superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ScottB
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Excellent, and healthy, food. Great music at the bar but maybe a little loud for casual conversation so might want to dine in the main restaurant. Service was attentive and informed. I have eaten at Season's 52 in other cities and all have been great.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What could have been
    haveforkwilltravel
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We were sat in a side room that was a private room environment and lacked ambiance. Our server was friendly and attentive. However, we ordered an appetizer that never came. We asked about it and it came out simultaneously with our salads (30 minute wait). We then found out the app order was not placed so the server offered a free "side item" as compensation. Our entree's arrived after another 35 minute wait and ironically, we never received the bonus side item. We tried a few desserts which were enjoyable. The server comped them because of the app and side item miscues but we would have preferred a timely dining experience.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another enjoyable time
    mgkendra
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Second visit here and will return based upon very good experience...no compliant about atmosphere, dinner, and food quality...soup and salads arrived but within 2 minutes dinner arrived, so that is only complaint.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A gem at the Summit!
    summitgem
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We've found our new favorite spot - Seasons 52. We've been 5 times in the past 6 months and it's always fun with great food, a knowledgeable & friendly staff, lots of different rooms and a great bar. Prices are reasonable for the quality, location and ambiance. For us, it's a great alternative to going downtown for dinner and it's a cut above most of the local competition. My only complaint is that we prefer a booth but even with a reservation, they always try to seat us at an open table close to a large group - they quickly fix the problem when we ask, but they should be able to accommodate without having to go through the ritual of giving us a less desirable table first. Maybe over time they will remember us and our request.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    FunGirl
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I had a wonderful luncheon there a couple of months ago. For dinner the restaurant was too loud with canned music, making it difficult to talk with our friends. Our entrees were a shade over cooked. When I asked for broccoli to substitute for potatoes, the server brought a plate of broccoli in addition to broccoli on my plate. (About 3 times the amount I could ever have eaten.) vegetables were slightly undercooked.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 38th anniversary dinner
    Raredinnerout
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Table ready when we arrived. Waitress very nice and informative. Our flat bread appetizer was late arriving,(30 minutes after being seated). Our waitress compted it without us asking. Very appreciated! Salad,entree, and dessert were very good. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner slow service
    Freqteater
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Had a large group , we expected a lag but was very slow and not a busy night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Business Lunch Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    My business meeting at Seasons 52 was the perfect experience with a new colleague. She had never dined at Seasons 52 before and we were able to enjoy a healthy meal with a fairly priced menu. I had the Organic Field Greens small salad - but it was more like medium-large size, and then the Grilled Garlic Pesto Chicken flatbread - which is a larger serving, too. It was very filling and flavorful, with leftovers to spare for $14-15. "Lunch" could have easily filled me up for dinner. **Secret tip: If you have gift cards for Olive Garden/Red Lobster/Long Horn, they work at Seasons 52 - all are owned by the Darden group. I'm not much of a chain-restaurant diner, but Seasons 52 is unlike the rest!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect dining experience
    LAWright
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Excellent service, superb cuisine, LOVED the Restaurant Week Special. Will definitely visit every time I'm in town.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Like the new summer menu
    Mudbone
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We have dined quite a few times at seasons 52 and have always enjoyed ourselves. Britney did an top notch service job, food correct and tasty as usual. We will be back soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love it....
    Mike0870
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    First visit was with a group.... This visit was for a special occasion. They treated us special and the food was great...Will come back oftenhave
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    JTgreatfind
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food and service was great. I went to celebrate my birthday; I will be back just for a night out because the food was really good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good choice
    Sinclairss
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Food was great, service was good. Liked the ambiance. The only problem we had was it was too noisy.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 48th Anniversary dinner
    AlabasterRebel
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    My wife chose Seasons 52 for our 48th anniversary dinner. On arrival we made use of the complementary valet parking. We were led to our table by a very personable hostess. Our waitress informed us that the restaurant was providing a free glass of champaign in honor of our occasion. We started with the lobster flatbread which was excellent, as were the salads that followed. We both had the seared scallops for our entrée. The scallops were perfectly seared and very tender. The corn risotto that accompanied the scallops was also delicious. The selection of "small desserts" was wonderful. I particularly recommend the raspberry cannoli. The waitress was very attentive. Overall it could not have been a better experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun and Fresh!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Great Food. Great Service. Will come definitely again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate