Seasons 52 - Costa Mesa
Seasons 52 - Costa Mesa

Seasons 52 - Costa Mesa

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.seasons52.com/
  • Phone: 7144375252x
  • 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 1000-Point Tables
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Seasons 52 - Costa Mesa reviews from OpenTable diners
555 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (316)special occasion (282)great for lunch (257)notable wine list (163)good for groups (160)romantic (146)vibrant bar scene (144)neighborhood gem (117)great for outdoor dining (101)hot spot (83)great for brunch (58)late-night find (36)kid-friendly (28)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Always good and fresh
    DEECH
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Never a bad meal and I've eaten at several locatiom coast to coast. Lobster flat bread off the chart great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kpinterpe
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Food is always great and service is outstanding. Waiter Arad attentive and great service
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous food at low calories
    tina
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This restaurant has incredible tasty food at low calories. Our waitress was excellent and even though she was pregnant did not miss a beat. I had the grille sea bass which was one of the best fish I ever ate.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner for 8
    Dinnerfor8
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Our reservation for 8 people on the patio was ready when we arrived 10 minutes before our reservation time and we were seated and offered beverage service while we waited for the rest of the group to arrive. Every one of our meal items was beautifully presented and delicious. We are individuals with diverse tastes and all were pleased. We especially appreciated the round table and atmosphere that allowed conversation among all of us. That is a rare find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Real Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Real, whole, fresh food,.. normal sized portions,,..cooked with flavor but not over done with fats .. excellent place to dine out, but not have to worry about damaging your health..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Romantic Evening for Two
    todsy25665
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Celebrating one's spouse's birthday can sometimes be routine. Not this year. A quiet corner booth allowed me to sing my wife's praises over a remarkable artisan meal with tremendous ambiance. She especially liked the gluten-free menu as well as the resulting two-hour conversation. Though not interested in opening her birthday gift(s) in public, we celebrated with a well-placed birthday candle in the top of the complimentary dessert (also gluten-free). With our second and last child heading off to UCLA this fall, we look forward to sharing more evenings together like this at Seasons 52 as newly-found "empty-nesters." Our next visit will likely coincide with the introduction of the Butternut Squash soup on the Autumn menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YummO
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Great restaurant for a special occasion. We noticed, as we were waiting for our table to be ready, customers were having to wait over an hour. So glad we made reservations. Food was delish! Service was wonderful. We would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre theatre gem
    ocfoodie
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We had a time constraint and our waiter was happy to work within that. Great appetizer selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Gem in South Coast Plaza
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Delicious food, great service, nice bar with entertainment starting around Happy Hour time, decent prices, good location….what more could you ask for???
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NEWSFLASH, FLASHLIGHTS ONLY
    4flashlightsonly
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    When you have to pull out your cell phone and use it as a flashlight to see the menu, then the place is too dark.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • zdoodle
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Always interesting food combinations. Love that you can count on having whatever foods are in season.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bland, uninspired food
    Yumyum
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    They're allegedly known for their flatbreads. Sorry, extremely average, Blaze (which isn't that good) and Pizza Rev are better. Entrees below average with little taste. Good pours of alcohol but would never go back
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always In Season
    lifeskills
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Our third time to Seasons 52 and it still is the charm that brings us back. I recommend the $15.00 corkage fee and bring your own bottle. The wine is a bit pricey.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Watch where they seat you
    ThomVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I made my reservations a week ahead of time...they seated us in the "back" room; very dark- cae like if you will. Sorta reminds me of a horror ride at an amuesment park. The food was great - the service was great. ambience really sucked. The moral of the story, when you make reservations...you should clearly state you do NOT want to be seated in the back or rear room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not Stellar Just Satisfactory
    OCCoupleVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    It was an ok lunch with our friends & the staff were all very friendly & sweet. Not so sweet was the seriously dinky single candle in a shot-glass filled with brown sugar as the restaurant's way of saying "Happy Birthday"... Special occasions should be a little more recognized no? We live locally & this was our 3rd time since their original opening...not sure we would return at all. Our Bday Dinner at Hamamori's Sushi Restaurant was a gazillion times better!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great
    Wonderful
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We have been there several times and it has never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not so Great
    newportfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Dine here often but it is hit or miss. This time it was miss. We ordered a bottle of Cakebread Chardonnay only to have the server come back and say they were out. Then we tried for the Chalahem Pinot Noir 2012 and they only had the 2011, despite what the menu stated. We ordered two glasses of a so-so white wine, duck flatbread, 2 entrees (salmon and trout) and the grilled Caesar broccoli. The fish seemed way overcooked and the broccoli, well, it did not make it until dessert with the server saying there was a "miscommunication" in the kitchen.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ginka
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    love the food - service good - never disappointed when I look at the menu
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always good service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I HAVE COME TO SEASON'S 52 3 TIMES THIS SUMMER . I LIVE IN OCEANSIDE AND MEET FRIENDS FROM LA AND LONG BEACH. IT IS ALWAYS PLEASANT, GOOD SEVICE AND VERY HEALTHY DINNING.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food - large portions
    sbear
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food was all delicious. We ordered from the restaurant week menu. There was so much food, we had left overs for 2 lunches each. The small salad is a meal in itself.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always good!
    Bongo
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My husband and I took a friend to Season's 52, prior to going to Segerstrom. We enjoyed the most generous restaurant week menu selections and had a wonderful meal! As always, we'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I recommend Seasons 52 to everyone!
    Ellen
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Season's 52 turned out to be a fabulous spot to meet a friend for a bday celebration that I hadn't seen in year!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I recently celebrated a GNO here and later a friend's 50th. The food is always great and I always look forward to coming back to try something new. The stuffed mushrooms seem to be a favorite for a lot of us who come together for our GNO (we've had 2 here!). Delicious!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love eating there
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Food is always delicious. Service is prompt and courteous, and we will be back again and again. :) see you soon
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unbelievable
    foodie
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I went with my friends for Restaurant week. The dinner was $32 and $10 for a flight of wine. The server was great she bought us each a 3 glass flight which was quite substantial and we would get a fill glass of the wine of our choice from the flight. - amazing and great choices, then the dinner choices, 2 people shared a flat bread, each person got soup (corn soup was fabulous) then a choice of 3 salads, and the. Your choice of filet, scallops, salmon or pork. When the entrees arrived we were overblown!!! They were all full sized portions as was everything previously . Then desserts were amazing and beautifully presented in small glass dishes with the waitress describing each one.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love the food
    LuvgoodfoodVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This is my favorite restaurant. I love the food. I love the Happy Hour and I love the desserts.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant week Suprise
    PowleyGirl70VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We attended during restaurant week! The prefix menu was great! Perfectly priced and lots to choose from. We were not disappointed! Good times!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    1234
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    My party had a great dining experience! The food was outstanding and the portions were well sized. Ambiance was nice, a little on the dark side, but still very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sailormoonus
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I came here for Costa Mesa Restaurant week. It was my first time dining here. I checked out the menu online and knew exactly what I wanted, I was looking forward to ordering it all week. I ordered the filet mignon and only halfway through the 5 courses my server told me that they ran out :( The only other beef option was the flank steak, I was forced to order it. Though he did apologize, I was really disappointed. How can a restaurant run out of filet mignon? If they know it's going to be busy maybe they should order more! Other than that the ambiance was nice, they had a live band which played covers of current hits and old ones.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 475 calories
    NSINSPIRED
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    This is my go to spot when I am at South Coast Plaza. Everything is under 475 calories & tastes divine. I love the salmon salad for flavor & presentation, the other salads & flat breads are seasonal & well done. I prefer to eat in a booth in the bar when I can ( no reservations here) otherwise make a reservation they do get crazy busy. If you are in a hurry, food comes out quickly.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nice restaurant
    steaklover
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Love this place. Had great experience every time we dine here.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT ATMOSPHERE
    sybarite
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    FRIENDLY SERVICE AND ENERGETIC AMBIENCE, THE SHOW COOKING GIVES A WARM AND DYNAMIC TOUCH, AND OVER ALL, DELIGHTFUL FOOD
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    jburkiVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My girlfriend and I met at Seasons over the weekend and had a wonderful lunch. The food was delicious and the service was great. We've had this waitress before and she was attentive and had a great attitude. Great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Go for Restaurant Week....
    Repeatguest8VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    it's a fabulous deal all around town! 5 courses for $32....and all of them are full portions! Our server was on his A-game! I loved him!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SusanVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Excellent food & service; only drawback is the high noise level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FOOD AND SERVICE YOU'LL LOVE!
    RSKTKR
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The menu is vey special with seasonal foods. Our most recent dining was on the summer menu. Very fresh and unique salads and vegetables. The flatbreads are terrific! The meats are cooked to perfection and are enhanced (not covered over) by delicious sauces or light toppings. Don't get me stated on desserts … a wonderful selection. Service is top-notch. We thoroughly enjoyed our waiter who introduced himself to us using our name (nice touch). Felt like the service was just for our table even though we were there on a busy weekday evening. Can't go wrong here any time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent & Good
    TNT2EATVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Been here 4 times, bringing new people each time. Enjoy the fresh food and excellent options. Never feel guilty eating here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food fabulous,
    lovelife
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Bar has great atmosphere. The food is always full of flavor. And the waiter/waitresses have been friendly and prompt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Healthy, elegant and delicious
    happydinerVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Can't get enough of this great place. Love the ambience and service, but it's the healthy, fresh, delicious and creative food that keeps me coming back for more.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Constant Joy
    Happyeater
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    This is where I take my guests on special occasions. The service is extraordinary. The food is delicious. And the calories are limited. (You get plenty of food in spite of the calorie limitation.) I highly recommend Seasons 52.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.