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
397 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (208)fit for foodies (183)special occasion (178)great for outdoor dining (132)good for groups (132)neighborhood gem (126)notable wine list (109)vibrant bar scene (104)romantic (82)hot spot (73)great for brunch (43)late-night find (28)kid-friendly (27)scenic view (4)Show More
  • Poor Food Service from Kitchen
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My appetizer was made incorrectly and had to be done again, then my meal was served with peppers, which I specifically asked not to have. The server saw it after I'd already scraped off the peppers and insisted on making me a new meal to go without peppers. The server was very kind, but it kitchen messed things up twice. Not good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • helen
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    first time dining here and it was absolutely fantastic. Excellent service, food was prepared perfectly and beautifully presented. Highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Good was bad. Why go through all that trouble and have such bad food? They cover everything in sugar to make it taste good. Just too many things were off..
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect timing
    Wadiego
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My wife went out for date night on a Friday night. We had a 6 pm reservation and we were surprised to find they had a Happy Hour that went until 6:30 pm. Our server was excellent and let us know the Happy Hour deals and recommended a few things. We listened and were very happy with the selections and the price. We like eating small plates of various items and this gave us a lot of choices. Seasons 52 always has great food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food without the calories
    Dove
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    This is my favorite lunch spot. All the selections are gourmet delights yet under 400 calories each! I've always wished for a personal nutritionist and if this place could permanently cook for me, I'd reach my ideal weight without a problem. The interesting interior design adds to the ambiance and the best is left for last .... The bite size desserts. Perfect way to feel treated but not cheated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome place for foodies
    Treadstone1
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I can't say enough good things about this place, sometimes it works just to be good at a few things vs. trying to please everyone. Menu has a nice selection of items and good variety that changes seasonally. I had an Ahi Tuna salad and it was perfect...portion size, quality were all top notch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good as always!
    Born2x
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    No reason to stop going to this place... still the best healthy food in town!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner was just ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Jim and I ate at Seasons 52 in UTC on Saturday night. What a disappointment considering our last meal there was fantastic. I had the boneless trout (which was tasteless) and asparagus. Jim had the shrimp pasta, which was also tasteless. We ordered the kale Caesar salad, which was also tasteless. The only thing we liked was the brewed unsweetened tea. Our server, Danielle, was fantastic and she made sure my special dietary needs were met. But all in all, it was truly a disappointment and it will be a long time before we go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Addition to UTC
    goodfoodwonoiseVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Looking forward to returning to enjoy more of the creative menu. Appetizers perfect for late dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • temper the noise and enjoy the food
    charlieVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    can there ever be a quiet restaurant. went for lunch and our choices from duck lettuce wraps to ahi stack to a ceasear with a lobster proved to be delightful. but the noise... energetic and loud, and we could hardly hear each other.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Looking for fresh & delicious food
    MinouVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I like this restaurant because the food seems always fresh. I had Branzino the other day and it was delicious prepared with Meyer Lemons.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing service
    Tammy
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This was my 4th visit to Season's 52 and each experience is better than the last. The service is excellent and I love how they address our party by th name of the person who reserved the table, it's more personal. The ambience is warm and inviting, and the food is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place to go before a movie.
    nancever
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We went to this restaurant before going to a movie near by. We told our server and she made sure our food arrived promptly. Everything was very good, the side salad was huge! We'll be going here again!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Noise Level
    maturediner
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The "Quiet" back room which I always request had an unacceptably LOUD--not "energetic" noise level. For many older customers from University City who dine at Seasons 52 in UTC the music should be VERY low or not piped into that back room at all. I was really disappointed, as our waitress turned the music down at our request when we arrived and someone turned up the volume within a few minutes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very tasty..
    Jeff
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Great food which is under 500 calories. The menu is set on the left side but the right side is the seasonal dishes with specials as well. I've eaten there twice and I'm glad I found it. The service is solid and the menu varied. Good for people with restrictive diets too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always great!
    JeremyVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    My wife and I found this place on open table a year ago. We couldn't have been more tickled because its close, the food is farm to table (with a lot grown on-site), and its close to our house in an obscure location. Great selection with care taken from the chef on every selection. Definite must for a foodie.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, 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
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It all comes down to service.
    Barbara
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Maya was our waitress and she was Wonderful. Food is always great and we love your wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cozy Comfort
    SuzyVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Surrounded by warm colors and dark wood, this restaurant feels like someplace up north like Seattle. Booths add to the luxurious feeling, and serial rooms are available to book ahead of time, for larger groups. Lunchtime weekdays is the business crowd, and families on weekends. A great destination restaurant or if in the UTC shopping Mall, why not dinner there too?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So Good!!!
    rgbcmyk
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Our waitress, Michelle, was so friendly and knowledgeable! She took great care of us. The salmon was grilled to perfection, and the stuffed mushrooms were oh so good!
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprise for a shopping center
    SalzburgGuy
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I usually do not equate really fine food with a shopping center. However, we found the menu selection very good and the quality of the food excellent. The lamb we had was as good or better than fancier and more expensive restaurants. Waitress could not have been more attentive and personable. Allowed us to share entrées which was really appreciated. On the downside the place is big and the front room can get very noisy. We saw empty tables outside however we were told they were unavailable. By the way, we did have a reservation.? We sat in the back room and the noise level was acceptable. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a pleasant meal
    Tomasldo
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Above average food and spot-on service is a minimum requirement to get me to pay for a meal. Seasons 52 has yet to fail me. Food varies slightly from amazing to very good, depending on what you order and I guess who is plating the meals. Service is always excellent. If you get poor service at Seasons 52, you are the problem.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never Fails to Delight
    SanDiegoRobertT
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We have a foursome that gets together once a week and we wanted to find a restaurant out of our normal digs and and treat ourselves to an evening of upscale food and casual elegance. I've been pleased every time I visited S52 in the past, so my choice to try it again with everyone was met with delightful satisfaction. Fine food does come at a price, so prepare to spend some money on the "good stuff". Leave some room for the desserts! (I usually get two)... The service was very good and our waiter was very personable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our neighbor favorites
    kel2cali
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The trout dinner is amazing! And the desserts are so cute in presentation, and very tasteful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hogwild
    TillseeUtodine
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Jose was a great waiter. The pace was nit rushed. Each wine selectuin was accimpanied by a test tast and bottle review. The chef introded speacils and pairings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • American Gem
    SuzyVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The decor wirh dark wood adds warmth and coziness in the large dining rooms. The friendly professional staff overwhelm with attentiveness. Oh yes, did I mention superb food?
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • eateVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    we always love seasons and appreciated the birthday treats!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happy Hour
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Went at 5pm for happy hour (it's until 6:30pm) and celebrated my boyfriend's birthday. The staff was super friendly! They knew before hand that we were celebrating and they gave us two champagne glasses and a birthday card. Very thoughtful.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not a great fan
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I hadn't been to Season's 52 in several months....last time at the Coasta Mesa location for a dinner (a good experience). Two days ago a friend suggested meeting at the la Jolla location for lunch. Reservation was bumped up in time (excellent). Patio was mostly in the hot sun....we moved to a shady table ( excellent ). Waitress was super nice and accommodating. Food was inferior!!! I ordered the vegetarian plate....quinoa was bland except for the cranberries...not the type of quinoa I know...more like wheat berries. Grilled veggies ie broccoli was under cooked. Taco was so so. My experience with most dishes are that they have good presentation, but small portions with large $$$.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun for Birthdays
    sdmargoVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We were celebrating a special birthday and loved our special treatment by Ryan and Seasons 52!! We've already scheduled 3 other birthday celebrations with you for the rest of the year
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very attractive product
    Helena
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    This was my friend's first visit to Seasons 52. She was very impressed with the lunch presentation of her Ahi tuna salad, which of course, was delicious, as always.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Eclectic
    Wisegirl
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Very noisy....good service....some choices of the menu are much better than others
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Season's
    punkusc
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    out go-to date night spot. always great food, atmosphere, and service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Seasons 52
    happymonica
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Excellent Service. Very Fresh tasty food! A bit noisy! Nice attention to B-days!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Return again and again!
    Balboafan
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I've been enjoying meals and happy hour at Seasons 52 for quite awhile now and it never disappoints. I appreciate the courteous service and the tasty food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The best place in UTC area. Everything is convenient, from its location and proximity to our office, ambience, parking, food and service. Desserts are irresistible and to die for. Staff are very professional and make everything as perfect as possible. Well-thought of additional service by providing a complimentary valet parking especially during lunch rush.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Helthy Choice
    furbrain
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Seasons 52 is a great restaurant to take friends, business associates or anyone you want to impress with a healthy, delicious meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    AQTucker
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I have eaten at this restaurant multiple times and never been disappointed. Always a consistent pick for an excellent meal.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Change it up
    VoraciousVVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I treated my BFF to lunch for her birthday.it was her first time. I have been to both locations (UTC and Headquarters) many times since they opened. Anna was our server. She was excellent! Attentive enough, but didn't hover. We ordered a bottle of wine and she didn't try to fill our glasses every 5 minutes. BFF and I both ordered the vegetarian tasting dish. While it was very good, and BFF loved it, I wish they would change it up, PLEASE!!!--or add another vegetarian entree option. Seasons offers veg side dishes but most are the same ones on the tasting dish. I probably won't be going back for awhile as I just cannot do the same dish again. Oh! They treated us to a dessert and champagne to celebrate!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Disappointed
    FabulousVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We usually come here almost every week....but for some reason this week, the service was horrible...and they could not get my order right if their lives depended on it.....and mine did as I have severe food allergies..... Yes, they took my meal off the bill and paid for the desserts, but I was still non-the-less disappointed. The waitress was totally non-functioning. She really came back after the drinks were served, only to bring the delicious desserts around......we had to wait and find people running past to help us with our issues. We hope to never be sat in her section again.....
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • typically efficient
    DrDM
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Make a reservation. Always busy around the dinner hour. Noisy inside but a patio allows one to avoid that if desired. The food is typically good and delivered in a timely manner. Strangely the wait help was unorganized on our last visit (patio seating). Having said that we were able to dine and depart as needed to enjoy the balance of the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic