Seasons 52 - San Diego
Seasons 52 - San Diego
  • Address:
    4505 La Jolla Village Drive
    San Diego, CA 92122
    Neighborhood:
    La Jolla / Golden Triangle
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

Seasons 52 - San Diego

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.seasons52.com/
  • Phone: 8584501252
  • 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,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Lucy Cyr
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: We feature live entertainment nightly at our piano bar.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Genesee Ave.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer complimentary valet service.
A word from Seasons 52 - San Diego
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 or more 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 event, look no further. Seasons 52 is the perfect setting for your private or semi-private event. We also feature a Chef’s table for smaller groups or more intimate settings. Together we will create the event of the season! For more information, visit our website at www.Seasons52.com
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Seasons 52 - San Diego reviews from OpenTable diners
370 reviews since March 25 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (193)fit for foodies (188)special occasion (170)good for groups (123)neighborhood gem (121)great for outdoor dining (112)notable wine list (104)vibrant bar scene (95)romantic (77)hot spot (73)great for brunch (44)kid-friendly (23)late-night find (23)scenic view (3)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Enjoyed sitting outside with the fire pits. Too noisy and crowded inside. Love the healthy menu and large wine list.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Malll standout
    mikeVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    While Seasons 52 is a "mall" restaurant, the fact that it is always packed particularly around lunch times tells you that the food is way better than average. Fresh ingredients helps push the farm to table theme. The menu changes often enough that one does not get bored with the same fare each visit. The service is stellar and unobtrusive. Always a good experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Where have you been?
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Seasons 52 has it all. Wonderful, tasty, low calorie food, great wines, excellent service. Everyone is so accommodating. So happy you are in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't forget Happy Hour!
    UnimpressedVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    You also need a category for "great happy hour." Although this time I went for lunch, I know that Season's has the best flight and flatbread happy hour around. The wines offered for this are very nice wines and the flatbread is tasty and low cal! My friends and I go often specifically for the flight and flatbread special!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food and service
    Neillib
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We had another wonderful evening at our new favorite local in UTC. The food was prepared very nicely and super tasty. The server was awesome and the manager took after us as we had to wait 10 minutes past our reservation with a lovely glass of wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I brought my granddaughters, daughter my sister in law gourmet chef from New Zealand for a lunch. They, unlike me, were new to Seasons 52. They all wanted to return the next day. So we did!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another great meal!
    HappycustomerVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Service was OUTSTANDING and the food thoroughly enjoyable - - - again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Noisy -
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Food was very good - waitress exceptional. Why the hostess put a group of 8 with 4 screaming out of control toddlers in the middle of the dining room is beyond me - next time -- away from the romantic dinner for two tables please. Its just common sense. Waiter bumped my chair three times before we even had our order taken. The table next to me had a shrieking screaming baby. Second screech and we had to ask to be moved to the bar. Much better. 1st and last visit here. It was like eating in a high priced mall food court with decent food - but overall ambiance - awful. Had to ask for a fork for our meal - a few other things went not so smooth. $140 for our 2 meals - next time: Juniper and Ivy. Better food ambiance everything for same $
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This place never disappoints!
    Matt
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    An absolutely great experience. Our server was extremely knowledgeable regarding his menu and wine list. I will keep coming back to this place over and over again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A bit price-ee.
    Erika
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Seasons is a bit price-ee for a day out at the mall but the food is super tasty. The wine flight and flatbread deal before 6pm is the way to go. Oh and the mini desserts are fun and tasty too.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT FOOD
    FOODCRITIC
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I AM NEVER DISAPPOINTED. THE MENU IS FANTASTIC. SERVICE GREAT. YOU CAN LISTEN TO GREAT MUSIC AND STILL TALK WITH SOMEONE AT YOUR TABLE AND BE HEARD.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too Much Noise
    Bepaged
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My friend and I were seated near two large very noisy groups. I suggest that the restaurant have a separate area for those larger parties so the rest of us are able to hear and converse. When I've been to the restaurant other times, the ambience was much better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food; noisy
    Allergies
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Noise level is very high. Food is wonderful for foodies.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great evening for our table of five
    Dine2nite
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The food, service and live music were great. Will go again sometime.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Fine Dining Experience
    MrBoho
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    This was third time that my girlfriend and I at here, and for the third time Seasons 52 did not disappoint. Great dinner, great drinks, and great service. Also love the dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great outside deck
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We enjoyed sitting outside and talking and eating light fare.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressive!
    retiredfromkitchenVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Definitely a wonderful find in our neighborhood, from lunch to a late-night drink and snack at the bar. Attention to detail in all respects is very impressive. The decor is beautiful and tastefully-done, staff always friendly and efficient and food well prepared and low in calories!! We have already introduced several friends to Seasons and they all love it as well. We were very surprised to see such a high-quality restaurant in a shopping mall, but are delighted it is there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Solid Standby
    AkddeepdiverVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We were a party of 5 for dinner. Service was fantastic, we sat outside, only complaint and it was not the restaurants fault but that evening sitting outside seem to have attracted people with unruly children, while were trying to enjoy our evening. The food was good, but one should note that the claim to fame that "every item is less than 475 calories", which is a great concept if all you order is an entree. By the time you have had an appetizer, entree & possible desert, you are well over 1000 calories. We dined on hummus, tuna tartare, pork, lamb, tuna, salmon, trout, & of course the little desert heavens. This restaurant is a great neighborhood standby, always good food, healthy choices, good service and a nice place to go to.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sat. Night Dinner
    SkipG
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We had a great Dinner, Great Waiter, there was a point where we felt he was a bit too busy to take care of us, as we had to walk up to the bar and order another glass of Red wine. However, we think he realized this, and comped our dessert and gave us Cava with Raspberries. We think he knew he was being slightly inattentive, however he more than made up for it. This is what is best in a restaurant, when the mgmt. sees that there could be a problem with service brewing and heads it off at the pass. We have nothing but a rave review for the restaurant. It will be a usual stop for us now! Plus the complimentary photos were a plus! The steaks were cooked perfectly and Piano bar was great!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • aunttotwo
    aunttotwo
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    I come here often. I love they change some of the menu weekly and some seasonally and that much of the food is local and very fresh.. I always enjoy the service and delicious flavors and of course the mini indulgences for dessert!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FamilynurseVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    This is my favorite restaurant in San Diego. It is a little pricey but that makes it a treat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Prices Rise & Portions Decline
    DoctorS
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    I have dined a total of 5 times in this restaurant in the past year. Unfortunately, the prices have been significantly increased and the food portions have been reduced since my last eating at this restaurant and since my last review which gave the restaurant top marks. We sat in the patio instead of inside this time. Service was a bit slow and we had to wait for our dinner - more than normally at this place. Food amount clearly was reduced and prices have been significantly increased. I used to love coming to this place but not so sure anymore with the changes that have occurred since my last dining here.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food but too slow
    CPofSD
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We went as a group of 6 for a Tue lunch at 12:15 on a reservation. We got the table right away and the place was very busy. It was quite loud which made it hard to hear the waitress for the specials. Beside that, the place is well designed. We were impressed with food quality and taste but the wait was extra long. We did not get our entrees until way pass 1. The waitress did not come to explain so I guess that is expected in this place.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food but service was very slow
    JG22
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    First time dining at Seasons 52 and had heard good things about the menu. Ordered an appetizer to share with my friend, two lunch entrees and one side. It took almost an hour to get our lunch entrees after our waitress continuously said they were almost ready. She did offer us a free dessert for the wait but then also realized our side never came out either. The waitress was very apologetic and the tastiness of the food made up for it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • noise
    Danny
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    It's absolutely perfect in every way except there's always to high a noise level....don't know the answer.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Patron Service
    Sandy
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food, presentation and ambience are excellent at this restaurant. The menu focuses on healthy, reduced calorie entrees - Hooray! Best of all, customer satisfaction is primary. The Manager comped all 3 of our dinners due to a problem with one entree. High Class!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding evening!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We went here for dinner the day I retired. Our waiter offered us free champagne. The food and portions were great! We loved the overall feel of the restaurant. There was noise but it didn't bother our conversation at the table. I happened to mention to the waiter that I liked the shape of the 52 wine glasses. As we were getting ready to leave, the manager came to our table and said he heard we were celebrating my retirement. He gave me a box with two of the wine glasses I admired inside. Very thoughtful! We will definitely visit again when we are in the area. We tried to convince the manager that they need to open a Seasons 52 in the Palm Springs area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of my favorites
    ccbrownieVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    I love Seasons 52. The restaurant is always hopping, the staff is exceptionally trained, I love that you order wine and the bring the bottle to pour at your table, the price is right and the food is delicious and under 500 calories. Brilliant! A group of us went in for happy hour and each tried a flight, picked one from the flight that we wanted a whole glass of, had a delicious flatbread for $15!!! Best deal ever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy but nice
    NPFL
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    I took out of town guests here for a business lunch mid-week. We had a lovely table, just indoors in the back, but with the wall of windows open to the outdoors. I had picked this table because the main room is darker and noisier than the far back room. Food was great, service was good and we had a lovely time chatting and getting our work done. The place was virtually empty by 2PM, which made it much quieter. Next time I will start lunch at a later time to take advantage of the quiet.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorite restaurants
    Courtney
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Every time I come to Seasons 52, I am greeted by one of the friendliest staffs I have ever encountered. The servers are knowledgeable and helpful in suggesting their favorite menu items. The food is perfection--fresh and delicious. The ambiance is upscale yet relaxed. I love coming to Seasons 52 so much that I decided to celebrate my 30th birthday here. I can't wait!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for Birthdays.
    BoobeeLu
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    The Birthday person receives a choice of desserts on them. Delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food
    joan
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    You must try the trout. It is superb. And of course, start with the tomato and mozzerella flatbread.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointed
    denisesd
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    This restaurant hand down is a gem! Love the seasonal menu and the service it out-standing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and atmosphere.
    Luvtodine
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Four for dinner. All meals were perfectly prepared and presented from apps to dessert! Enjoyed the piano player/singer from out on the patio. Love the fit menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and good service
    khansonVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    The food can't be beat and it is good for you. The waitress completely tried to upsell us, but she was polite.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not much to say
    dinemuch
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We had a great time with our family at Seasons 52. The deserts were very nice and the staff friendly. Unfortunately the shrimp pasta was not good. The rest of the meals were fine, but nothing special.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent food and superb service
    Likegoodfood
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We ate at UTC location prior to seeing a movie - the waiter was very professional and was able to get us out in time for the movie and the food was excellent!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Service and Food
    DelMarRez
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Recently celebrated an anniversary dinner at Seasons 52 -- La Jolla. We had an exceptional experience. We were seated immediately with a reservation through Open Table (the wait without a reservation was 45+ minutes). This is obviously a popular place! The food was exceptional. I had the Chef select my entree (give me your best shot!) from the entire menu and I must say their signature steak was unlike any other I have had. Cooked perfectly and melt in your mouth. A delightful experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this neighborhood gem
    Darla
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    This restaurant is never disappointing and always fun. Because the service is so good and the ambience is always inviting, it's a great restaurant either for a pair of friends or a whole group. Well-trained servers always make you feel welcome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just OK
    KMAC
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    There were 4 of us dining last night. The good experiences: The service and presentation of our meals was excellent, as was the wine list. The “proteins” were cooked very nicely. The not-so-good: Two of us ordered the scallops and both dishes were barely warm. The asparagus and carrots on everyone’s plates were completely tasteless, not dressed or spiced and not tasty enough on their own. One of us asked for extra potatoes but was told that this would increase the calorie count of the dish, which is apparently forbidden. Some people are NOT on a diet and just want to eat good food. This seems like more of a “fat farm” mentality than a fine dining one.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic