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
404 reviews since April 1 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (208)fit for foodies (199)special occasion (184)good for groups (132)neighborhood gem (128)great for outdoor dining (123)notable wine list (111)vibrant bar scene (95)romantic (87)hot spot (75)great for brunch (47)late-night find (28)kid-friendly (25)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Delightful meal
    Lisa
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I had a business meeting at Seasons 52. The flatbread was terrific. The Greek salad was just what one would expect. But those damned desserts...I was perfectly satiated until that S'mores dessert made its way to my table and insisted I have it. I did, and it was worth it. What I love about dessert at this restaurant is that it's rich and satiating. That it is small both in size and caloric content minimizes my guilt. The food is tasty and healthy, and I love that (although big eaters like my husband would find the portions wanting). I do hate fighting the crowd at the front desk, but that's what happens when a place is good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Declining food quality
    abcdVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This was my third visit since opening. Disappointed with the noticeable drop in food quality as popularity increased. Kitchen may be struggling to handle the volume.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Seasons 52 La Jolla, CA
    Kfood
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Finally made it to Seasons 52 as Ive been told Ive got to go! The food and restaurant ambience were very good especially the live piano music. The service was ok but I was not too excited when the entrees appeared right after the appetizer was served, poor planning! While the menu is interesting it’s not that special, is pricey and doesn't motivate me to rush back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious fresh in season food
    Delicious
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Good food, freshly prepared. Knowledgable wait staff. A bit crowded but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Ambience
    Hichi
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I liked the food, wine, service and atmosphere. This was my first time here. A little pricey for me, so I can't go there very often, but would recommend it to a friend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    Yenna
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Celebrated 2 year anniversary and the service was excellent with special greet from the manager plus complimentry champagne and desserts.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good menu
    mbsd
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The food is fresh and low calorie, but my husband loves his burger. They don't have the burger on the dinner menu. We would be more likely to dine here if they did.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambience and Food
    Tammy
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The ambience of the restaurant is warm and inviting, the service was outstanding. The food is fantastic and the desserts are just so perfect in taste and size.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique Menu - Always Great!
    Kathleen
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I knew Seasons 52 was great for happy hour and dinner, but now I know they are great for lunch too. Loved the wedge salad and flatbread!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Travel7
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We went there for a pre-wedding dinner. The bride's family had flown in from India and this was a chance for us to meet. Service and food made it a night to remember.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OhPlease
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Portions were smaller than one would think. Waitress was aghast that I might want a bacon cheeseburger! Oh My!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My "go to" place when in UTC area
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Menu is very broad, with fresh ingredients that change with the "season" 52 weeks a year. No individual item is over 450? calories and everything is great to share. Expansive wine list. Love Season 52. Service was a bit slower getting our food this time but they were very crowded. We only cared because we had theater tickets, so on a tight deadline. We let our server know this, and he did his best, but we got out of there about 10 minutes later than we had wanted to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • arrgghh
    2travel2much
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Restaurant wonderful. Ope Tab stunk. Couldn't change number of diners, after trying repeatedly had to phone restaurant. Yuck.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb in every way.
    drmac
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Outstanding food, service and ambience - this was a special occasion and we were pleased with every aspect on our time in the Seasons 52. Additionally, all of the food was fresh and perfectly prepared. We were very happy and also healthy at the end of the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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.