Seasons 52 - Chicago
Seasons 52 - Chicago

Seasons 52 - Chicago

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.seasons52.com/
  • Phone: (312) 832-1752
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 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: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: John State
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: We feature live entertainment nightly at our piano bar.

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer valet service for $14 for the first 3 hours.
A word from Seasons 52 - Chicago
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, with 52 or more 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, we invite you to visit our website at www.Seasons52.com.

We look forward to serving you soon.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Seasons 52 - Chicago reviews from OpenTable diners
299 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (156)good for groups (127)special occasion (120)notable wine list (112)romantic (87)neighborhood gem (83)great for lunch (75)vibrant bar scene (59)hot spot (35)late-night find (22)great for brunch (17)kid-friendly (15)scenic view (9)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Waited and waited
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Whats the point of a reservation if they give your table away? Pathetic. We waited almost 1/2 hour for our table.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A nice surprise
    Bzass
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Decided to go out with hubby for dinner to take advantage of coupons and was pleasantly surprised by the piano bar and great food. The lobster flatbread and seared scallops with butternut squash leek risotto was delish!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good seasonal food
    RobinVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We enjoyed a family dinner at Seaon 52 to celebrate a birthday. The menu offered something for everyone to enjoy. The service was excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dependable choice when you want a good meal
    ChicagoFoodie312
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Having been to another Seasons 52 Resturaunt, we wanted to try out the river north location and it did not disappoint. Food was fresh, flavorful and quick. The deserts are also great, especially if you don't want a lot of food as they are served in individual cups. A great experience and I would recommend this as anyone. Wanting to try something new in the area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for health-concious diners
    Mover
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I love going out to eat but always struggle to enjoy without over-induging. Seasons 52 takes the stress out of it; the food is delicious but the portions are so reasonably sized, and the plates so well-constructed, that you can order whatever you want and have a great meal without having to wear your Thanksgiving stretch pants. Also, really enjoy the wine list!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and atmosphere.
    Palms3VIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    The goat cheese ravioli were fabulous as was the cedar planked salmon. The pork tenderloin was also perfect. We also always enjoy Abby at the piano. She is one of the main reasons we dine on Sunday evenings. Her music is both interesting and soothing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    KSky
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Just needed a light bite and some great wine and Season's 52 fit the bill. I book group events for my corporation and was able to view the private spaces- perfect for small group dining.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I will be back
    ABABVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The food at Season's 52 was specacular (especially the desserts). We had a large party and everyone ordered something different and everyone loved their food. The bar atmosphere is pleasant with a live singer providing the entertainment and the service was quick and efficient (Thank you Katie). I can't wait to come back to try more entrees and desserts, although it will be hard to top the S'more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 4Some
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Our table was ready at the reservation time. All of the food we ordered (steaks and seafood) was very good, and our table of 5 agreed that the restaurant would be one that we would like to visit again when in CHicago.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Experience!
    girlsweekend
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We dined on Saturday, November 8 at 8pm with a group of 8 women! Everything about our visit was phenomenal! The service was superb by all employees we encountered. They made us feel special and welcomed. We were seated at a round table which was perfect for conversation. We could enjoy the lovely music from the piano player, but it wasn't too loud to impede our conversations. Most of us got the flatbread and wine flights - three generous samples of wine accompanied by a delicious and filling flatbread of our choice. We then got to choose our favorite wine of the three samples to enjoy in a full glass. My total bill for the wine flight was less $20! A great price at an upscale place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • farm to table
    datenite
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The food was really fresh and well seasoned. The server was very attentive and professional. I had salmon a veggies, and more veggies instead of potatoes. They had no problem substituting. The salmon was cooked to perfection, and there was plenty of it. I couldn't even finish it. My fiancé had a BBQ chicken salad, that he said was phenomenal. He doesn't like blue cheese and forgot to tell them to hold it. So even with the blue cheese he really enjoyed the salad. Great place to dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Delicious Surprise
    peepsncrnr
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Relatively simple, seasonal dishes make for a lovely dining experience. We dined with dear friends which meant 3 different appetizers, four entrees, and an entire dessert flight. (we are those folks who taste each others food) Not a stinker in the bunch. The warm olive appetizer was a bit lost on us, but it was still tasty. Cocktails were well done, and our resident whiskey expert was pleased to find that the bar carried some of the more complex brands that he enjoyed. We'll definitely stop by again...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    MoReMe
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    A friend flew in from Brazil that afternoon so 7 of us met for dinner. Mario was our waiter and was fabulous. He was attentive and respectful of our pace - wine, appetizers, then dinner, then dessert with lots of time in between for visiting. He was also knowledgeable and friendly. He was so good I had the feeling that he was truly invested in this restaurant and in wanting our experience to be a great one. The food was very good and the ambience lovely. I had asked for the large booths that could accommodate all of us and they provided it which was very nice. I highly recommend this Seasons 52 and be sure to ask for Mario.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Try the Flatbread
    WineDineDebVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Loved the shot glass size desserts. That's all you really need and a nice way to finish the meal. Especially enjoyed the flatbread. Crust was done to perfection. Great wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Can't wait to go back
    Yummy
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    This was my first time at Seasons 52. Co-workers and I went for a lunch celebration. We started with the sushi which was good, but not sure if I would have it again, there were so many other aps I think I would have preferred. My lunch entree, the cedar-plank salmon, was amazing. It came with veggies which were all grilled to perfection. I didn't realize that all items on the menu are under 475 calories. The food was so good I found it hard to believe. My co-workers had the iron steak and swordfish, both finished their plates. The desserts come in a shot glass, they are all delicious. I want to try to platter when I go back, one of each please. Also, I have to say this is the best customer service I've had in a long time.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for special occasions
    kfran326
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Seasons 52 has a wonderful ambience, and I love how they change their menu to incorporate the freshest foods of the current season. And it's healthy! Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummmm
    Merp
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    This was my second time at seasons 52 and their food is great! The filet is seasoned perfectly and cooked to perfection! If you pass up dessert you're crazy! Even if you don't have room take them to go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great chain, hopeless locaton
    Jlaing5VIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    SOS to management at Seasons 52. This Location needs help or it's going down. Service is sweet but utterly incompetent
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great menu, great servie
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    This is one of my favorite restaurants. We dined at the Buckhead location many times and were pleased to see that the Chicago location was just as good. The menu is extensive, seasonal and fresh. I love that its healthy and not overwhelming portions. The service was excellent. We ate in the bar area, which features live music (bonus tvs since the game was on), our server Danny was attentive ( even though he was extremely busy) and made some great suggestions. Love !
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Awesome Food and Service!
    Tdog
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The atmosphere in the bar and restaurant were great. We started with some amazing appetizers, the humus tray was great, and scallops for a main course. We tried several smaller dishes and weren't disappointed in any of them. The deserts alone would be a reason to dine here. The carrot cake and key lime pie were fantastic! Also, our server Joe made the dining experience all the better. We are going back this weekend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food & Service
    JazzysandyVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Heard about this restaurant from a friend who lives near Schamburg, Il. I must say they very right on the money with great service, excellent food choices as well as a tasteful wine list. The live music added just the right touch for my Friday night date with the wife.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful meal
    Grandgourmet
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Reservation within walking distance from my hotel turned out to be a quiet and delightful meal. Decor is warm and inviting with soft lighting. Plenty of menu choices. Try the flat bread appetizer for a light, crispy treat.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Chef's Table
    JoyLVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    What a wonderful experience. For a large group, I definitely recommend the chef's table. The cocktails and wine selections are excellent. The food was piping hot, fresh and healthy. We just couldn't believe you could get so much food for under 500 calories. We tried the salmon (fantastic), the quail (even better) and the scallops (outstanding). We were celebrating three October birthdays and they brought out a tower of mini indulgences and even took a photo of us! Our server was absolutely the best. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT for special occasions!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    I went to Seasons 52 to celebrate an anniversary. What a great place to celebrate! You would have thought we were regulars or VIPs from the way we were treated! 1) I was early and waiting in the lobby. The hostess noticed from my reservation that it was my anniversary, and she asked me if I wanted to go ahead and sit down because they just had a great table open up. 2) When my boyfriend arrived, we were presented with a free champagne toast AND a card from the restaurant wishing us a Happy Anniversary. 3) We were offered complimentary dessert. Also, Carlo was our waiter, and he was fabulous. He had great suggestions about the menu and wine, and he was super friendly. And of course the food was fabulous too. We will definitely be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pumpkinruse
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Enjoyed the food,, good and attentive server, and soup was hot!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    whipswVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Enjoyed dinner at Seasons 52 in Chicago. It was a business/leisure outing; the food was excellent; service was friendly and pleasant; ambience nice and enjoyable. The menu is always full of delicious options. We found a table in the middle of the restaurant; it was not too crowded or noisy. Overall, the experience was quite nice and we were able to relax and enjoy a wonderful dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seasons 52 downtown Chicago
    nsullee
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Everything about our experience at this restaurant was fantastic. The hostess was very friendly & extremely helpful. Our waiter was outstanding. The food was fantastic from the appetizers through the dessert. It was perfect. Seasons 52 is doing it right. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent evening with the girls!
    Nini
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We reserved a table here for a girls night out (5 ladies). Good layout; easy to carry on a conversation in the quiet atmosphere. Prices were reasonable, food was very tasty and a good variety on the menu. Loved the dessert "shots". All-around nice experience.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great dining spot
    Jenn
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Went to celebrate a friend's birthday who had never been to the restaurant. Our server Sean was great. Food was excellent. Had a wonderful time. We will all be back soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Mrh45
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    All items on the menu were under 475 calories. All fresh, in season and delicious. The icing on the cake was the bar singer who had a lovely voice and covered some great songs. Loved this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LIttleBird
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I was having an early dinner with my older parents, and the staff was kind enough to accomodate our request for a relatively quiet spot so they could hear and enjoy the conversation. Once the restaurant filled up, the noise level was a bit much for them however. Our server was friendly, but seemed relatively new and while we appreciated him giving us plenty of time to peruse the menu and make up our minds, we did finally have to seek him out once we were ready to order as he never checked back with us. The food was very well prepared as usual, and there is a nice variety of choices, and I enjoy the extensive wine list.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good (and healthy) food
    Tracy
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Having eaten at one Seasons 52 before, I was eager to try the one in Chicago. I was not disappointed. The food is well-prepared and tasty, and doesn't leave one feeling bloated as all dishes are under 500 calories. Service was generally attentive, with a few gaps. We enjoyed the wines by the glass - better choices than wines by the glass usually are. The only thing I've noticed at both Seasons 52 restaurants is that they have alternative menus (gluten-free, vegetarian, low sodium) and these each have interesting choices that are different from the main menu. If you ask for those menus, they are provided, but no one brings them to a diner's attention. Luckily, I learned about them on the website and knew to ask. An enjoyable dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unique experience
    GloP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I chose Seasons 52 to celebrate my daughter's 32nd birthday while we were all in Chicago for a wedding. She is a vegetarian, and I wanted a place where she actually had a choice of appetizers and entrees. Seasons has special menus for many different dietary needs as well as a lovely menu for all. The presentation was beautiful and all of our meals were clean the plate delicious! Portions were ample but not stuff your face portions. The most fun part was the unique desserts...small cups presented in such a way that you had to say "yes"! And yummy as well. We had a slight delay on one appetizer and two dinners, but the waiter himself was wonderful. the bill was partially comped because of the delay, without us even expressing any concern.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • barb64VIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Really great food and service -- very friendly and knowledgeable servers. A+++ place to go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great all around!
    EMJer
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We were extremely pleased with all aspects at Seasons 52-Chicago! Our waitress, Mariah was awesome and very helpful with answering all of our questions whether it was about the menu or wine pairings. The small plate offerings are perfectly proportioned and our meals were wonderfully prepared. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for lunch meeting
    Janet
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We were seated in a booth in the bar area for lunch and found it perfect for having a business discussion. Food was great (I ordered the artichoke flat bread... yum). The dessert presentation - 8 choices of decadent desserts served in tall shot glasses - was amazing. Try the pumpkin pie!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great discovery
    MonsieurPaul
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    It was my turn to pick the restaurant for the family get together and I'm the one who looks for unique places we have not been before. Seasons 52 was terrific. The food was great all the way to the desserts. The wine options are very global. Our waitress was terrific - very professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Two Thumbs up
    roboman928
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    The food and the service was great, will certainly be going back to try out all the seasonal flavors here.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday dinner
    CandyjoVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Had a great experience at seasons 52. Celebrated my grandmas birthday and they made it a night to remember. Her steak was cooked just the way she like and my rainbow trout was excellent. Would recommend saving room for desserts. They are worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    BigCat
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We have enjoyed Seasons 52 in Schaumburg and brought out of town guest to their Chicago location...service was not attentive and meals seemed overcooked after they were placed on the extremely hot plate or they had been left under the hot lights too long...thus drying out the food (no doubt due to the unattentive server.)
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate