Seasons 52 - Costa Mesa
Seasons 52 - Costa Mesa

Seasons 52 - Costa Mesa

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.seasons52.com/
  • Phone: (714) 437-5252
  • 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,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Timothy Kast
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: We feature live entertainment nightly at our piano bar.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bristol Street and Anton Avenue at South Coast Plaza
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer complimentary valet service.
A word from Seasons 52 - Costa Mesa
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 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, we invite you to visit our website at www.Seasons52.com. We look forward to serving you soon.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Seasons 52 - Costa Mesa reviews from OpenTable diners
508 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (305)special occasion (240)great for lunch (205)good for groups (172)notable wine list (145)romantic (133)vibrant bar scene (129)neighborhood gem (96)hot spot (96)great for outdoor dining (77)great for brunch (38)late-night find (29)kid-friendly (24)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Good variety on the menu.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Appetizer: we has 2 of the flat breads - short rib and the other was lobster. Both great. Our group had: rack of lamb, scallops, trout, pork loin and the venison. I tasted them all and recommend any of them. Be sure to ask for dessert! Great presentation, choices, delicious and just enough to satisfy. Service was great! Piano bar - put in a request, he didn't know or have the song so he came to our table, showed us a song list and played it right away.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • small portions and low calorie
    Hema1808
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    We were a party of 7 and seated outside. Sunday lunch around 2 pm and the place was busy. The staff did their best to serve well but it was hard for us to flag them to get our drinks filled. Food was so-so. I was not impressed with the food to price ratio. All their food on the menu is 475 calories or less. It isn't filling. Unless you are watchful of your calorie intake or used to eating small portions, I wouldn't recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • So Noisy We Could Not Hear Server!
    FoxxCarlton
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    After booking a reservation on Open Table, I expected better accommodation to my request for a booth. The hostess told me it would be another 15 minute wait and that the onus was on me to specify a booth. Was it really my fault that I did not anticipate the constant roar of noise in the dining room?
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Wonderful ambiance and serice!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Loved the restaurant!! We celebrated my friends' birthday there but the place is great for any celebration. The food and service are worth noting if you want a wonderful evening out :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb
    sharkara
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    From the specialty cocktails, to the vibrant salads, unique fish selection, and mini decadent desserts, simply put, this place was superb. The service was excellent, The server, food runner and bussers were very attentive. We had that meal five days ago and we are still talking about how wonderful it was. It was our first time there, recommended by a friend and she was right. We were in town on business and can't wait to go back. We both had fish; cider plank king salmon and the grand branzino. Both prepared and presented with the utmost elegance. They have gluten free and vegetarian options. One little hint of advice, google maps kind of takes you all over the mall. It's on the cross streets of Bristol and Upton, it's next to Capitol Grille, and bloomingdales.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent, as always
    XKXKX
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    The rotating menu selections make this a fun place to eat, there's almost always something new to try. The food the very good and the environment is easy on the eyes.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty. Amazing service.
    RSRS
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Food was great. Service is what set it above and beyond other restaurants. It was a little loud but I blame that on other patrons. Food tastes fresh and is creative.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • reviewVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    We had lunch here before we shopping at South Coast. Place was a bit crowded but I knew it was lunchtime and lots of office workers seemed to be lunching there. We ordered our food and was relaxing and talking but then so much time went by with no food we started to look for our server. Finally 30 minutes after ordering we flagged another server to find our server to ask about our lunch. He went back to check on our order and reported back that it was not submitted. The server of course apologized and asked if we wanted bread or fries. We turned that down and I told him the only thing that bothered me was he never returned to our table to see how we were doing, if he had he would have noticed no food before we had to search him out. It took another 15 minutes before we got our food. I know things like that happen but to not check on us is unacceptable and that is where I blame the server. He told his manager what had happened, no apologize from manager either.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Up to Par
    Jade9913VIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We enjoy eating at Seasons 52 or at least have always until this one. We have eaten in Naples Fl & the Dallas locations many times. I could hardly wait for my edamame, but when it came it was over cooked and the green tea salt had no salt in it. It was clumpy. I asked for more, thinking it was an oversight, it wasn't. We split a soup, think beans or chilli. It wasn't hot and just ok. I ordered the raspberry lemmonade and it was bad. ;(
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great place
    ItaliandelightVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We keep coming back and we love it! Food, service...just superb
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good, not spectacular
    Tofu
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Nice ambiance, a little noisy if you want to have a conversation. We were seated at a table in the center of the restaurant which was probably noisier than a booth off to the side. Food was Ok, I was expecting better. Suggest making a reservation.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    When I booked our dining reservation, the confirmation e-mail said to be sure to let the restaurant know if we were celebrating anything. I called the next day to let them know we were celebrating a birthday. The person on the phone told me they would be sure to provide excellent service in honor of the occasion. When we arrived, the birthday was not noted, and the waitress only found out because a latecomer to our table said Happy Birthday in front of her. She said Happy Birthday and that was it. I was expecting more of a fuss to be made. Our appetizers, entrees and sides were good - we had a salad, steak salad, harvest squash and the vegetarian tasting platter; a few of the brussels sprouts were bitter, but overall they were good. The desserts were so-so. Even though the food was good, I probably wouldn't go back since we could have gone to other places where I would have enjoyed the meal more for about the same price.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    We find Seasons52 is ideal for our pre-theatre (South Coast Rep) dinner. Reasonably sized portions of well prepared dishes from their very interesting menu. Service is prompt, courteous and friendly. And above all, prices are very reasonable for a restaurant of this quality.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    SBPNW
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    The food is always fresh and well prepared. The staff is always helpful and friendly, and no one hurries you out to "turn" the table. It is one of my favorite "go to" restaurants in Orange County.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    good food and service. Table in the back of a small room was not ideal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KurbanVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    The food choices are great and loved the brussel sprouts. Service was excellent and the waitress very friendly. We had theatre and had a tight schedule and she was very accomodating
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Above expectations!
    cindy
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Seasons 52 went above and beyond expectations when I told them it was my mother-in-laws birthday and to make her feel special. At least 3 different people came by to welcome, thank and compliment her. We couldn't have had a nicer dinner! THANK YOU!! cindy
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • willow
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Excellent quality fresh food with perfect seasonings and spices
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seasons 52 was GREAT!
    Maryde7
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We went to Seasons 52 to celebrate my daughter's birthday. From the moment we were seated at our table, we had great service. James , our waiter, was able to handle my family's quirky sense of humor and was able to find a seafood platter that my husband had been craving from his last visit to Seasons 52. The piano player in the bar played a good mix of songs and the volume was at a level where one could have a conversation at their table. Overall, it was wonderful combination of food, service, entertainment and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pre Theatre Dining
    YummyVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I dined during a pre-theatre early dinner rush and was impressed at how the staff handled everything. It was clear that a spare room was opened up to accommodate the extra reservations and server assignments were a little ambiguous, yet the staff still made sure we were taken care of in a timely manner to make it to our show. I enjoyed their filet which was tender, flavorful and cooked perfectly. My friend had the pear salad and chicken skewers and said they were great. When we left the restaurant was packed and the bar was full of energy with a behind-bar pianist. I would definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • franny
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Had a great lunch before going to the Segerstrom to see the "Into the Woods Reunion." The server asked us if we had any time constraints and the service was very efficient. Loved the chicken/pesto flatbread and duck lettuce cups. We returned after the show for dessert and wine. The server was very accommodating and quite knowledgable about the wine list. Lunch indoors and dessert on the pation--a really fun and delicious experience. Try Seasons 52--we're regulars and love it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Low-Calorie Restaurant Option
    cassdad
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Food is excellent while still being low-calorie. Service was good, but they failed on a couple of basics, but nothing that would keep me away from coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty and healthy
    JerryS
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We go here often before a performance at the OC Performing Arts Center. Had Scallops, Trout and Pasta on our most recent visit. All were excellent. Service is always great and they pour a very generous cocktail. Nice décor and ambience. Great choice for lunch or dinner. All menue items are under 500 calories. Don't know how they do it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious and not guilty
    zzack
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I enjoyed nearly everything on the table... and with the calorie guides for each of the entrees and desserts, you don't have to feel bad about it. :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • special occasion treat
    mealmemories
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    It was a very pleasant overall experience. We came here for dinner to celebrate my parent's anniversary. Everyone enjoyed their meal and excellent service. It made my list for go to places for special occasions & entertaining guests.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seasons For Birthday
    alexs
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Amazing surprise and loved the atmosphere! You'll be spending a pretty penny but its worth it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a reliable choice
    Teriteriteri
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    I can count on having a good dining experience at Seasons 52. Food is always good, service in the restaurant is consistent, and the ambience is nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great First Experience!
    Foodee88VIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    wow! This was our first time my wife and I dined here. We heard so many great things about Seasons. We were quickly greeted by Sean, who apparently was training to be a manager, His trainer, Christina was right along side him & they both made our night even more special. Their knowledge of the menu and the wine were above what we expected. They even brought us samples of a few wines to try since we couldn't decide on one. After they explained the concept of the restaurant, we enjoyed an amazing flatbread which Sean had described perfectly & our beverages were alway refilled by both Cristina & Sean throughout the evening. We cannot wait to return and bring our friends to share the great experience Christina and Sean provided! Thank you both!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Back room is too noisy. I have been seated there twice and do not like it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite
    ygirt
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Seasons 52 is in my top five restaurants, whenever I travel for work I always hope there is a Seasons 52 since I don't have one where I live.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chef special!
    Ninalu
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    After some confusion regarding our special request (we got butternut squash risotto instead of roasted butternut squash) we were pleasantly surprised by the chef himself bringing a dish of squash to our table, with many apologies. That's service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really Poor Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    I went here with my friend on a Tuesday night. We had 6 PM reservations, and good thing we did, it was a 45 minute wait otherwise. We were seated promptly and our server asked if we wanted anything to drink. We both ordered the "New Old Fashioned". This old fashioned had about as much alcohol in it as a glass of water, incredibly weak. We also both ordered a soup, and my friend ordered a salad. 45 minutes later, we got them. Both of our soups were cold. After 5 minutes of trying to get our waiter's attention, he stopped, we explained the situation, and he told us he would get us new soups. 10 minutes later the manager arrived with new soups and told us that he would take care of them. Everything else was fine, except soups were on the bill
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • only one thing wrong :(
    BearVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    its very noise :( But the Service and Food Outstanding !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Nice except we appeared to bother the server with our presence and pesky needs... Like time to look at the menu.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Little Different
    Robert
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    I've been here before. The food's a little different and unusual, so I appreciate it. The service was excellent, and the bartender was generous. The desserts in the glasses are very good, adding a nice flair.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super Food
    luv2goout7
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The food is excellent. The food is also nutritious. The menu is exciting because it changes with the seasons.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • liked
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    May have been an off night, didn't love what I ordered. Service was so great. Lovely restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Second Time Around
    Eat2ride
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Friends introduced us to Seasons 52. We were impressed so we went back for a second experience and were impressed again. Food was deliciously prepared, really fresh, nicely presented and ample but not mountainous. Lisa was our server, always attentive and never intrusive. Now Seasons 52 is my wife's favorite place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CyberronVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We enjoyed our visit to Seasons 52. The food choices are always novel and tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, staff and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    All around great food, staff and service. Shortly after leaving (we were still in the parking lot) we received a call from the general manager notifying us that we left something at our table and they would have it up front when we want to pick it up. Presumably they received my phone number from my OpenTable reservation and saved me time and effort of searching for and traveling back to retrieve my lost item. Very proactive service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate