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Seasons 52 - Costa Mesa
Seasons 52 - Costa Mesa

Seasons 52 - Costa Mesa Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.Seasons52.com
  • Email: CostaMesa@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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "We enjoyed our lunch at Seasons 52 very much. All the food is fresh and the menu changes every week, thus the name. The service was prompt and the food delicious, as well as low in calories. The atmosphere is elegant and moderately quiet with a great patio for outside dining. I highly recommend Seasons 52 though it's a little pricey."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Ingredients are healthy and dishes are balanced with good amount of vegetables versus starch. Seafood cooked just right and not overcooked like many restaurants. Next time I shall try some meat dishes."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We were celebrating a 75th birthday. They had a birthday card for the special guest which made it extra special. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I love bread with my meals. The closest they came was a sort of flat bread. The waiter actually announced that bread is not served. I can't say that the waiter was bad, but somehow there was a bit of an attitude. The tomato flat bread, like a pizza, was very good. The tuna tartare needed wasabi. The apple slaw was okay. The place is attractive although fairly noisy inside. We ate outside. With all of the choices at South Coast plaza I would probably choose a different restaurant."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Food was wonderful, service above average, could be a little brighter in dinning room. Was hard to read menus.."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Wonderful food, great service. We love sitting in the cozy booth in the bar area! Highly recommend it!"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Season 52 is delightful and refreshing! Love it... I drive over 15 miles to go, I love it!"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "This is my new favorite restaurant! I can't wait to go back! I had the salmon salad- the salmon was moist and flavorful. The presentation was beautiful too! I can't wait to try the other entrees!"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "I've been to a few Seasons 52 now and I always go home full. The seasonal flavors are fantastic. This restaurant knows how to balance flavor and calories. "
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Got one of the back rooms so it was great for quiet conversation. Still had a speaker for the piano player coming from the bar. Food was great, hard to believe it was all under 475 calories. Dinner for two included two appetizers and two entrees. We were stuffed. Great tasting food, too. I had the Sea Scallops over risotto and asparagus. Wife had a salad with a salmon filet. Will definitely go back again."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "When I asked why my mom got Earl Grey when she ordered English Breakfast tea, all we got was "They are same price.". I know it's partially our fault not to notice the mistake until the end, but the waiter's answer sounded really strange to us..."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "I went there with my girlfriend. I had the rack of lamb and she had the shrimp pasta. The food was great and the service was excellent."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We invited special friends for dinner and drinks and all of us had a wonderful time! The young lady who greeted us when we arrived was very sweet and friendly and our server (Nathan) was terrific! He was very attentive and our dinners were outstanding! It is one of my most favorite restaurants and it is not even close to home for us but, we do not care."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "My fiancé, Robert and I had lunch at Seasons 52 this past Saturday, 4/12. Our server Mark S. was extremely knowledgeable of the entire menu and made wonderful recommendations. I had requested through Open Table to please provide the gluten free menu. The requested was followed through upon arrival, and when we were seated Mark made sure that we were given the alternate menu. I was thoroughly impressed. Robert had the market fish and I had the turkey burger. The food was absolutely delicious, full of color and flavor. For desert I had the mango cheesecake and Robert had the cannoli. The desserts were delectable. It hard to believe that everything is under 500 calories! It was remarkable that so much taste cane be packed in so few calories."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We celebrated our Anniversary at your lovely restaurant. Our service was impeccable and food was excellent. We were treated like royalty. I can not wait to come back and try other items on your robust menu."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Both my friend and I totally enjoyed the "freshness" level of the food. It felt like we were actually eating something good for our bodies. In addition, it was my friend's birthday and besides the obligatory candle, she received a birthday card and delicious dessert. Thanks "Seasons 52" for a very enjoyable lunch."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The food is outstanding! We need our selections cooked a bit more but that was not a problem. The food came out perfect and fresh. The bar area is very nice for an intimate dinner with a piano player (also singer) playing music that is fun a light! Thank you!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Celebrated my daughters birthday at lunch here. Host Matthew was the best. Great Personality and informative about menu. Favorite spot"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Great healthy/low calorie food. We sat in the bar, so the noise level was a bit high. I would definitely go back."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The whole lunch experience was fabulous from the ambience, service to the food. We will definitely keep coming back."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We had some birthdays and they treated my sisters really special. Loved our waiter."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Ever since it opened in 2010, Seasons 52 Costa Mesa has been a favorite. Great service, excellent and interesting menu, and the minis ... yum! Love the freshness, variety and presentation of everything that comes out of the kitchen. Just there last week and left looking forward to coming back. Consistently top-notch!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "I had the scallops with pea risotto and asparagus spears. Scallops were done perfectly and delicious. I would prefer larger scallops and less of them, but I like the huge scallops. Asparagus is my favorite veggie, so I was very happy. I don't eat rice so saved the rice for my husband's lunch the next day which he enjoyed. My husband had probably one of the best salmon he has ever had in a restaurant. It was King salmon on a plank. Flakey, tender, and so flavorful!! It was so good I may order the salmon next time even though hard to pass up scallops. His salmon was accompanied by a variety of veggies perfectly cooked. Great, healthy food!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "I treated an employee of mine to lunch, since she took a promotion with another company out of town, and she has been a great employee. The scheduling system was great (had to reschedule) and the ambience great. She ordered the scallops, risotto and asparagus, which she said was delicious. We both ordered the asparagus soup with lemon, which was terrific. However, I ordered the chicken and vegetables, which was good, but nothing out of the ordinary, which is what I expected. It was not very flavorful. Otherwise, we enjoyed the fact that the noise leverl was moderate and the service was very good....but not quite outstanding, like I was expecting....she appreciates fine food, with a degree from Cornell in Hotel Management.... Thanks."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I found Seasons 52 quite by accident a couple of years ago. I am in Costa Mesa a couple of times a year and always eat there. It is a gem! We had the scallops this time and they were fabulous. The presentation and the asparagus and lemon risotto were a great combination to the scallops, which were cooked perfectly. The new butterscotch desert was light and delicious and not too sweet. Whenever the weather is good, the patio is a perfect place to eat. Much less noisy than inside and just delightful when the sun goes down and the lights on all the palm trees light the entrance to that part of South Coast Plaza."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "food does not have many options, simply steak (filet mignon), scallop, salmon, nothing special, service is forever, 15 min wait for our food (OMG!!) too slow. would not recommend."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We love dining at Seasons 52 with the varied and delicious menu choices that are never boring! Thanks for delicious and fresh choices!!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "My wife and I tried this place before the Diana Krall show. We were seated promptly and our waitress, Christina, gave us the menu and restaurant low down. We had read a YELP review that the portions were small, I guess that person has an appetite issue. The food was excellent and my wife took home some of the salmon and vegetables. The mini desserts is also a great idea. We will be back to this restaurant."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My third visit to Seasons 52, and the second time here. Janelle was our server and took great care of us and was very attentive. Food was excellent, as usual, and once again I found it incredible that each entree is only 470 calories. Great food and good for you. Wonderful experience!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Always a positive experience at Seasons 52, which is why I like to dine there as often as I can afford."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Each time I dine at a Seasons 52 restaurant, I'm always pleased with the quality of the food and the service. Their seasonal menu is interesting and focuses my attention on fresh and seasonal choices. Their additional bonus of preparing the meals in a health conscious and calorie conscious manner is also appreciated. I've had client lunches, business dinners and personal dinners at their restaurants and I'm always happy with their consistency and service. Seasons 52 is definitely one of my favorite restaurants in any city where I am visiting. This is not your average chain!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "It's expensive and the portions are small - if you have a large bank account and a small appetite you'll love this place. But that should be no surprise to this place's fans. In my reservation, I had requested a quieter table. What I got was a table near the entrance to the bar (with live music!) and adjacent to a noisy family with small children. That doesn't show much attention to customers. The place is seemingly always busy, so there's going to be quite a hubbub and the service will be mechanical. And then there are those prices, all a la carte. The trout entree was delicious as was the pork tenderloin, but the wedge with crab meat was dry and boring as are all the flatbread appetizers. Beautiful settings and mood lighting."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "I am always inspired by restaurants that want to encourage fresh ingredients and creative recipes. Seasons 52 wins every time in my book, especially with the gluten free meals!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "This is my "go to" place to meet friends and just hang out. Great food and wine and a cool ambiance. I'm a vegetarian but my friends are not; I can always find something fab on the menu."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I love Seasons 52. My husband & I enjoyed a special anniversary dinner and had a delicious, healthy meal!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The food is so well prepared and put together that you forget that it is under 475 calories - the turkey skewers were awesome and will bring me back soon. And of course...the shot glass desserts are the perfect guiltless indulgence!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "This was my second time dining at Seasons 52 although a different location. The food was fantastic and the service was terrific. We had show tickets and they got us in and out in exactly the right amount of time. I just luv the size of the deserts they are the perfect end to the meal. I particularly recommend the pecan pie!! Yum"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "This restaurant is at South Coast Plaza. All was good, except you need to ensure you get a decent table. At first they were going to seat us next to the area where waiters come out of the kitchen. My husband insisted they give us a different table. I asked for a booth and was told "they are all reserved." I didn't know you could reserve one. We were placed at a table near the front of the restaurant which was a mistake. The front door opened and closed every two minutes and a cold wind came in whenever it was opened. Otherwise the place is great."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Cannot loose going here. EVERYTHING is under 500 calories and everything is delicious. the deserts are to die for. they come in shot glasses and it is just the right amount!! EVERY time, I walk away so satisfied, content and not too full, thinking of what I am going to have the next time I am there!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Seasons 52 is the perfect spot for any celebration. Enjoy a four course dinner for under 1000 calories including a scrumptious dessert. The service is always impeccable and the menu, which changes seasonally, offers something to appease the pickiest eater. The flatbreads are superb as are all of the salads. Just tell your server you have a play to catch and he/she will make certain you make the curtain."
    Dined on 3/18/2014