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
Seasons 52 - Costa Mesa reviews from OpenTable diners
514 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (304)special occasion (255)great for lunch (213)good for groups (161)notable wine list (150)romantic (143)vibrant bar scene (131)neighborhood gem (103)great for outdoor dining (88)hot spot (77)great for brunch (45)late-night find (27)kid-friendly (21)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Great food not service
    Linda
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Wonderful food. Only negative thing was the service. Every time we've come here ( myself with multiple other people over the years), there is a problem at the end of the meal. After dessert and coffee, basically service ends. I am not being overly dramatic saying this, but EVERY time I've come and had coffee with dessert, our coffee and water ends up completely empty with no offers to refill or no service at all. It is sending a strong message' GET OUT!!" When I come to this restaurant with friends, it is often for special occasions and seeing people I don't see on a daily or weekly basis. So we always like to catch up and chat a while. Capital Grille is SO different. Stellar service, start to finish
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food and dervice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    This is one of my all time favorites go to places for dinner. we went with a group of 4 people to celebrate a friends birthday. I have celebrated many other birthdays there as we know the food will always be great! I like a healthy meal and that's what they serve. the only negative I can say is that it's pretty noisy there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great location great dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Very convenient location next to mall. Menu selection is wonderful, great starters to dinner. thry couple probably expand their dessert menu, as they only had "shot glass" desserts. Don't get me wrong they were good but I like to have a little more than just a shot glass. Coffee was luke warm, suggest if coffee is not hot then warm the creamer!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Seasons 52
    Suluvsfood
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Our evening was a celebration of a birthday with 4 old ladies attending. We had a perfect time. Food was outstanding, table location wonderful and our waiter, Ryan, could not have been better. Its our favorite place and we hope you will be there for a long time. Love the healthy menu and the teeny tiny desserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fall Menu
    lardgalVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The fall menu is great. try the vegetarian option or duck tacos. You won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fav Healthy Choice!
    GGFoodie
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    This is always my go-to restaurant when friends come in from out-of-town and whenever I feel like a healthy option for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite go to for biz lunch
    lardgalVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Seasons 52 never disappoints! The food, service, ambience is always great. Love the ability to get in and out or stay for a while without being pressured.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A real gem
    finediner
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    This was a lovely experience. Although the wine list was pretty limited to low-medium quality selections (with a few high-end wines), the food was fantastic. They really have the portion control aspect dialed in. We rarely have room for dessert, but were able to enjoy some nice desserts (also smaller portions). The ambience was comfortable with nice dark wood decor. service was excellent. The server welcomed us by name - a simple thing to do, but a very nice touch. We'll be back for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rushed Through Great Food
    BoomerFoodie
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    I love Seasons 52 and enjoy bringing friends or business associates for lunch or dinner. On a recent Monday night, I brought two business friends for dinner at 5:30 and told the staff we had a lot to talk about. The food was great but unfortunately we felt rushed from beginning to end. Our server hovered around constantly, like a drive-by or a drone, scooping up plates and glasses before we were finished and rushing us through cocktails and wine. Even dessert felt rushed. For an excellent restaurant, rushing guests through a meal is a no-no....period!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AmyKVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The food is good considering every dish is 470 calories or less. Most so the dishes are a little high in sodium though. The flat breads are really good. We had the lobster flatbread which was very tasty. My husband had the salmon which was good but just a tad overdone for his taste. I had the barbeque chicken salad. It was good and the portion ws big. I couldn't finish all of it. Nice place & we would go back for a nice casual meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good for pre-theatre
    MikeyuVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    a good choice if you're going to a show at South Coast Rep. Friendly staff and lot of choices on the menu. It's a good place to go if you have a vegetarian in the group. Like the fact the desserts are small.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative and healthy menu!
    Kathe
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I love that they serve delicious and healthy meals. The menu is seasonal, farm fresh and low calorie with no compromise to flavor!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a delight
    ItaliandelightVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We meet here on a monthly basis. This place is a true gem with a lovely clientele. The food is delicious and affordable. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • lighting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Restaurant was very good. Our party did think that the restaurant was too dark. Got tired of seeing flashlights around the room while guests looked at the menu's and desserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!!!
    Robert
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Delicious healthy choices in food. We love all the many ways the food is prepared and presented. We have never been disappointed. One of our most favorite places to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always fantastic
    wendywVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Great food as usual. Nicole was a fabulous server-friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. We know we can always count on having a wonderful dining experience at Seasons 52.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food
    Donna
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We were looking for a new spot near the performing arts. Some place with great food, especially fish, but with reasonable prices. We found it with Seasons 52. The salmon was very delicious.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Celebratory Meal
    MarieB
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    My husband and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary and were attending a concert at the Segerstrom after our meal. We were greeted warmly and given a card wishing us well and thanking us for celebrating our special occasion with them! Our waitress, Kaley was very friendly, intuitive and gracious. The menu is wonderful! We had a difficulty time making a selection. Kaley offered a few options. The meal was fabulous! The squash soup was divine! Loved the mushroom crumble on top! Our dinners were amazing! We want to return soon! They offered a complimentary Mini Indulgence for each of us. What a nice treat! Thank you for a wonderful experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needed My Scallop Fix
    Elaine
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We have been to Seasons 52 many times. I get hungry for scallops and know I can always get good scallops here. Scallops as usual were very good, cooked perfectly and they are probably more generous than some other restaurants in how many scallops on a plate. However, I was disappointed in the squash risotto, kind of flavorless so gave it all to my husband after taking a few bites. The brocollini was tough and had to leave a lot of the stalks. Their autumn menu is not nearly as good as the summer menu, unfortunately, so will not be back until I see better accompaniments to the scallops. My husband was very happy with his filet mignon and mashed potatoes. He gave me a bite of the filet and it was very tender and flavorful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely Evening for Four
    lovetowine
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We brought celebrated my sister-in-law's birthday. It was a lovely evening. I mentioned in my reservation note box that we were celebrating Tricia's birthday. They greeted her with a card. They brought us each a glass of complimentary sparkling to honor her. They had just changed their menu to reflect Autumn and we ordered some of the new items. The roasted brussel sprouts were divine! We chose a Spanish wine varietal that we'd never had before... Montarsell, I believe it was called... it went well with the variety of entrees at our table (some meat, some poultry).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellence is Season's 52
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This was the first time I have booked reservation with Open Table and it was great! Yummy food. Great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great lunch while shopping!
    HappyDinerVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We enjoyed this lunch at the South Coast Plaza. The food was very tasty, service was great, and the atmosphere was comfortable. We essentially walked through the wrong door (aiming for Capital Grille upstairs) but were pleased with the diversion. A very decent spot to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food, service lacking
    CindyinHB
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    As I said in the title, the food was very good. They even accommodated my request to order something off the lunch menu even though we went for dinner. The service was mediocre. Our waitress had only our table in the area we were in, and all of her other tables were in the bar area. The effect was that we waited a long time for water or to get our check. It's a good thing we didn't need anything else when our food came out because it would have been cold by the time we saw another member of the service staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for celebrations
    JAS6
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    My daughter's 18th birthday was made even more special with our dinner at Seasons 52. From the service to the food the evening was perfect. Our waiter AJ was pleasant, had great recommendations and really added to the evening.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, just good.
    SoCynCyrVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We had high expectations and while we were not disatisfied at all, we weren't wowed either. The reception process was a bit messy, 3 wait people standing around doing not much as we just waited for someone to greet us. Server was friendly and competant. Food was good. We had the ravioli appetizer, too much squash covering it. The pear salad, fresh and crisp. The filet, tasty and cooked on target. Again, everything was good. Will eat here if in the area. Won't make a special trip for it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SIMPLY SENSATIONAL
    BelladonnaVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I had heard SEASONS 52 was good, but our lunch more than surpassed my expectations. First, I pat myself on the back for making a lunch reservation on a Tuesday! A woman came in right in front of us and was told there was a 30-40 minute wait. We were seated promptly in a comfy booth and started off with cider chicken skewers that were moist and delicious that sat atop a stack is sweet and tart crunchy slaw. We did not order wine but opted for iced tea. Our waitress filled at least 6x. The chicken cypress sandwich was so fab- hard to believe it was lo-cal. Wonderful time. Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    If you have a large group and need it a little less noisy to hear people ask for a table outside.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love that quail!
    kathe90035VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I had the quail; they had the swordfish and we were all happy with the service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service & quality are def slipping
    dinerVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    This is the second time I've struggled to get the attention of anyone at the hostess station. It felt as if I was inconveniencing the hostess. The plates were dirty (my fingers brushed something greasy on the underside when I moved my plate closer to me), soup was served sloppily with excess spilled over the side of the cup and side of vegetables were served w/ a long hair that had been baked in because it was shriveled in appearance. I had hoped the last experience was just an off day but that's not the case. Sadly this restaurant has slipped in quality & service, I'll not be returning.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bland food
    BearsFan
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food was very flavorless in terms of spices, though salt level was high. I ordered the Scallop, way overcooked. My husband had the salmon, and it was very fishy. Butternut soup and hummus was okay. Although our waitress was very good, we had to wait almost 30 mins for our table after our reservation. No apologies or reasons given. Then, when we were seated, they gave us dirty menus so they had to come back with clean ones. Won't be back. One of the worst food I have had at this price point.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love Seasons
    HezRenee
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Everything about Seasons 52 is just perfect and extremely delicious!
    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 LevelQuiet
  • Seasonsbst
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Wonderful place to gather and enjoy great food and enjoy visiting with friends. Didn't feel rushed. Our meal was so delicious, would definitely come back again.
    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.
  • Enjoyable meal
    daveattoshiba
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Went there with a friend who was staying near the airport. Had the seafood at the recommendation of the waiter--trout and branzno. Fish was delightful
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food without the guilt!!!
    allaboutthepairing
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    With food that is wonderfully prepared and good portions, it's still difficult to believe they are 475 calories or under! Right now I have to travel in order to patronize this place. Cannot wait until a Seattle location is available! One of the things I like is that the calorie count is not located right next to the meal item description as this results in more focus on the offerings themselves. Ambience is a bit dark, but in So Cal outdoor seating is available. If a location comes to the PNW, an outdoor "atrium" type of seating (with fireplace) that can be opened in the summer might be a good solution. Looking forward to my next out-of-town trip that has one of your restaurants in the area!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anonymous2346
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Delicious as always. Staff very accommodating and educated on the menu. I will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • consistently good
    lovelife
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Our meals have always been consistently good and service is great. The food is creative and full of flavor
    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.
  • Outstanding service
    JudyKVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I am on a very limited diet, and need my food cooked very plain. It's hard for restaurants to get this right, and I often have to send food back that arrives with pepper, which I can't eat, sauces, etc. The waiter at Seasons 52 was fabulous. He really paid attention to my instructions, and made sure the food was prepared exactly as I needed. My husband and friend, who eat normally, said their dishes were excellent. It was my friends' birthday, and the waiter gave both her and my husband free desserts.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great except for neighbors
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Excellent resturant, food was great service was exceptional, this time however, we had a group of 4 loud, rude and obnoxious individuals seated next to us. Seems as though even though half the room kept looking at them and complaining to the waiters, the self centered idiots only cared about they're guests obnoxious laugh and nd over weight ingnorance. Other than that a perfect place for dining.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PHENOMENAL! Will definitely return.
    NewlyEngaged
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I surprised my fiance by inviting our parents to dinner with us the night we got engaged. Everyone did an amazing job to make sure everything went smoothly and perfectly. Our server, Janelle, was great and attended to our every need. The manager came over to greet us (a few times) as did the chef. The staff did everything possible to make sure that the night went just how I envisioned and I will forever be thankful. I note we will see them again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phebus
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Excellent food and outstanding service. A bit on the pricey side
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.