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
395 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (212)fit for foodies (197)special occasion (169)good for groups (143)great for outdoor dining (136)neighborhood gem (134)notable wine list (114)vibrant bar scene (105)romantic (85)hot spot (81)great for brunch (43)kid-friendly (27)late-night find (24)scenic view (3)Show More
  • 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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    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
    • Food
    • 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
  • 52 times 2.
    SalzburgGuy
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We enjoyed our second visit to the 52. This time mid day very late lunch. Glad we did. Sat outside in a shaded area. Interesting as it fronts a shopping center. Once again enjoyed the food. Enjoyed their new Fall Menu. Excellent. Also, received excellent service from our waiter: Dean. Not too much, not too little.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, A Bit Noisy
    HighonSanDiego
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I love Seasons 52. The terrific food, with each dish at 475 calories or less, is a real treat. But you need to watch where you sit in the restaurant. If you are there for a business lunch, e.g. to talk, pick the wrong seat and it is just too noisy. I prefer a booth but it needs to be near a corner to minimize noise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always good
    fussyVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The food is delicious, the service is attentive and if you sit in the back room it is quiet enough to talk.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome food
    Jaykid007
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    This is a great place to take clients or friends. The food is fresh and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Everything was great -- the food, the service, the atmosphere. I've been there several times and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor Food Service from Kitchen
    PomegranateGal
    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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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