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 WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Seasons 52 - San Diego reviews from OpenTable diners
416 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (218)great for lunch (218)special occasion (174)good for groups (150)great for outdoor dining (145)neighborhood gem (137)notable wine list (112)vibrant bar scene (107)romantic (91)hot spot (85)great for brunch (46)kid-friendly (28)late-night find (26)scenic view (1)Show More
  • great food uncofotable chairs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We really enjoyed the food and the service but the chairs were so uncomfortable we don't think we would go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Like the seasonal menu change. Like the fresh ingredients from local farms. Staff is awesome. We love to go there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent for restaurant week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    My only complaint is that the hostess 'forgot' about us although we were standing near the entrance and arrived a little earlier than our reservation time. It was quite busy, but I was slightly annoyed that a group after us got seated before us. As I mentioned, it was slightly annoying because we had to wait 10 mins to be seated. Our server was wonderful and the food timing was paced well.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Sami was awesome, she should be a manager. Best service I've ever had! :) Team Sami!!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing
    MaeG
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Awesome service and food! Had the restaurant week special along with the wine flight. Very good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better This Time
    kisfanVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The time to go to this restaurant is during the week when it's not so crowded and noisy. Our service with Michelle along with the food was fabulous.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent, Excellent
    FabulousVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    They seated us at a different table than we requested, however it was just as good and we had the same waiter we think is excellent. His name is Michael...he is the best!!!! He makes our dining experience so delicious...... as always the food was excellent and beautifully presented
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service, great food
    alwayshungryVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Here for SD Restaurant Week. Nice presentation of food and very good flavors. Loved the selection of desserts!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best family dinner ever
    familydiners
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We celebrated my granddaughter's 23d birthday. She was very happy! It was a delightful, memorable, experience for all of us
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LMO1VIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Wonderful as always. Déija was a very good server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Business Dinner
    Winston
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The service was excellent and a no rush policy went into effect . They split many things for us in the back and gave great suggestions . Would come back again ... but get reservations .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great menu
    eo11
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Menu is fantastic. Desserts are really good. Main room is somewhat noisy. The back room is much better in terms of noise and lighting. Good for groups, but you almost always need a resrvation here during lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service
    Nick
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Went to Seasons 52 for the first time after hearing about it for a while. Their deal is basically fresh, locally sourced food made into low calorie selections. Overall, the food was really good and the service was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Business lunch
    LauraD
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    First time at Seasons 52 and was very impressed. Waitress was very conscious of us working and very accommodating. Only issue was the beef chili soup that one person ordered had almost no beef in it.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • definitely on my list
    Lenny
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Service impeccable, food gourmet, setting outstand, Guests interesting, place to return to (besides being in the neighborhood), guests interesting, all adding up to an extraordinary evening. Lenorekaplan@gmail.com
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, great ambience!
    Kiwis
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We have dined at two Seasons 52 in La Jolla and in Santa Monica and both experiences at these restaurants were amazing! We loved the food and the service is superb. Really enjoyed the courtyard dining in La Jolla at night - just lovely.
    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 LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great tasty food
    Darcy
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We had and loved the flatbread, cedar planked salmon and the small desserts- really tasty food. Would definitely eat here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A new favorite
    Carol
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We went to Seasons 52 during Restaurant Week and were very pleasantly surprised, everything about the restaurant was excellent. We both had the blackened steak and blue cheese flatbread as an appetizer and the filet mignon as our entree. They were both wonderful. We were each given the choice of two mini desserts and they were all delicious. For Restaurant Week they offer a red or white wine flight of three wines for $10. After you decide which one you like best you get a full glass of that wine. Quite a deal! The only thing that was just okay was the spinach salad but everything else was fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, slow service.
    WIneLover
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Food was very good, especially the roasted mushroom flatbread. Service at 7:00 pm on a Friday was very slow, likely a result of the waining happy hour crowd.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love Seasons 52
    Healthnut
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Healthy, delicious, happening atmosphere, & good service. They accommodate my gluten & dairy allergies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good Food and Great Service
    Polishkids
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The entrees we had (trout and salmon) were wonderful -- both pieces of fish and the accompanying vegetables were cooked perfectly. The appetizer (shrimp scampi) was very good but could have been outstanding if: the bread was not soaked into the sauce already; there were more tomatoes; the shrimp had not been a bit overcooked. The sauce was superb but there wasn't enough of it. Whoever thought of the mouthful desserts is a genius. They are scrumptious and "just enough" to satisfy that ever-present sweet tooth!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food and Ambiance.
    Papergirl
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Wonderful food and ambiance. The only caveat is the parking on a Friday night...difficult so allow extra time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Welcome Addition to a mall
    Sammmom
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Seasons 52 has beautifully served delicious food. Not cheap but worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sandy
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The best feature is the service and friendliness of the staff. They really try to give you a pleasant experience. The noise level is terrible. The bar area is the only place that is tolerable if you have any desire for a relaxing meal, and this is still marginal. The food was good, not great, except for the delightful desserts. I would not eat there again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a great experience!
    jadeVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Once again, Seasons 52 surpassed my expectations! The new seasonal choices are wonderful, the service exemplary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • business lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The server was pleasant but she was very slow. Left us waiting to order for almost 15 minutes on a business lunch hour. BBQ chicken salad was just okay. There was no BBQ-type salad dressing, and the chicken was plain grilled, so I'm not certain what was BBQ. 2nd disappointing lunch in this restaurant in one week. I still like Seasons 52, but the servers in this location aren't very good, and some of the dishes are either missing ingredients from the menu or just a bit bland.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Tasting and Healthy too!
    KGirl
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I have never had a bad meal at Season's 52. Each time I'm amazed at the great taste and the portion size for the amount of calories.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with friends
    MadameDubonnet
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We were seated promptly in a large comfortable corner booth and our dinner guest joined us immediately after. We all agreed we probably had the best location in the restaurant and also agreed that the noise level was loud - the live music didn't help. The wine list is very good and the menu offered many great choices. Each of us ordered either a soup or salad with our dinners of quail, salmon, and scallops. This was the first time I have had dinner at Seasons 52 - I have had lunch a few times and the noise level was less. The location at The Headquarters seems to be more quiet - the ceilings aren't so high and echo-y. Overall, an enjoyable experience except for the noise - and I'm not old...
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely lunch in the back room!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    IF you want a quieter meal at lunch time ask to be seated in the back room that they often close for private parties. IF that is not available try to sit outside. I was lucky this time and the back room was open !! It is amazing that the noise level is sooo different and much calmer than the main dining room!! The food as usual was quite yummy!! My son and I shared a mushroom/goatcheese flat breat. Then we each had another dish. He has the crunchy ahi salad and I had a small lettuce wedge with some crab meat. The service was attentive and we enjoyed our food and visiting time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Consistently excellent food with attentive service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love the food
    LT33
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We always pick S52 over PF Changs or the other local chain UTC eateries. A fresh inventive menu, great service, cocktails and beer menu is adequate for most any palate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food & Service
    TrevetFoodies
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This was an excellent experience, service was attentive and the server was knowledgeable about the menu and made good recommendations. I will definitely be going back for lunch and to try the Sunset at Seasons happy hour!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Entire Menu under 473 cal. Love!
    EncinitasBeachBum
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Went here for a work lunch to celebrate my birthday and I was pleasantly surprised. The service was great, the food delicious and the portions were generous for being until 473 calories. I had the Cedar Plank Salmon with veggies and it was yummy. We'll go back, definitely!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful food and service
    Paula
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Seasons 52 consistently delivers wonderful food and great service! It is our "go-to" place in San Diego and la Jolla for out of town guests and dining out just ourselves! On this visit, the chef, himself, came to our table to clarify something for my menu choice! That is truly a rarity!! The ambience, food, and service make Seasons52 a great dining destination!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beverly
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Have been to restaurant many times, and it is always great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome!
    DiningAngel
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    My girlfriends and I celebrated a birthday. We were treated like queens :). Great food, great service, reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Autumn Menu
    Diane
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    LOVED the new selections!! Plan to bring a friend visiting from the U.K. in October :) Visited several times during the summer for the $15 flights and flatbread, love the ambience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    FabulousVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The food and the service were excellent as always. We ordered one of their chicken dishes and it came with no greens on the plate and my husband asked "where's the greens?" and they share with him that it came with root vegetables (which were delicious by the way).....and then they came out with a full plate of greens for him! Amazing service!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding!!!
    Tammy
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I have been there at least 5 times in the last several months, and each time is even better. My husband and I celebrated our 34th Anniversary there last Saturday night. I reserved my table through Open Table and put down the reason for our visit, our anniversary. We were greeted by our last name, there was an Anniversary card on our table with a candle lit and the employee's wished us a Happy Anniversary. We then received 2 complimentary glasses of champagne, had an excellent dinner w/appetizers and drinks. We also received 2 complimentary desserts, I can't tell you how impressed I am with their service. This was my husband's first time and he was just as impressed, the quality of their service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NYfoodie
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We love Seasons. We hosted a birthday party there when Mom turned 92 in the Chef's Table. The restaurant never disappoints and was happy to oblige when I asked for a quiet table. Our server, Brandon, was particularly amiable and attentive.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate