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
419 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (222)great for lunch (208)special occasion (167)good for groups (141)great for outdoor dining (140)neighborhood gem (131)vibrant bar scene (107)notable wine list (107)romantic (94)hot spot (87)great for brunch (31)late-night find (22)kid-friendly (19)scenic view (1)Show More
  • CathieVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    I love the small sized desserts! They allow you to indulge in a little fat & calories without the guilt! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seasons 52 La Jolla UTC
    Dominique55VIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    We opted to eat lunch outside, but until we were seated, we were unaware that they were painting & working on the construction in the outside patio area. It would have been nice to have been informed before we were seated so that we would have had a legitimate choice about eating indoors or outdoors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food as always
    JonasVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Great food. The portion is a bit small but on the up side u won't feel super full.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Date Night
    Loulee
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I just went here with my boyfriend because we had a coupon and wanted to try something outside of our neighborhood. We went on a Saturday night so the place was packed and it was very loud inside. We sat outside which was much more quiet and comfortable with the heat lamps. The service was excellent. My only complaint was the food. It just wasn't that great.... it wasn't bad per se, just not anything to write home about. The food didn't seem like it was freshly made, almost like it had been sitting in a fridge or something. My salad with salmon was pretty good but the appetizers and desserts were not. I like the idea of how they bring out a bunch of different little dessert cups, but they did not seem fresh.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!
    FabulousVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Thank you for always providing us with excellent service with Michael and the food as always is excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LaJollaBob
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Appetizers like goat cheese ravioli and seafood entrees like sea scallops and trout were excellent. Service was exemplary, especially for a busy Saturday night. Excellent choices in glass of wine. The Greg Norman chardonnay was smooth and very good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Flights and Flatbreads
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We get back to Seasons 52 as often as we can for the Flights and Flatbreads - three samplers of wine, the flatbread of your choice, and then a full pour of you favorite wine. At $15, it is an incredible value, and just the right amount of food for folks who don't want to overeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • fun place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    always busy. food is good, not awesome but consistently good. the service this time was really well. the guys are kind of pushy, our server was great. still upselling but in a more low key kind of way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a disappointment...
    SeafoodFan
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Seasons52 was always our go-to spot for good food that's good for you (no dish surpasses 475 calories per serving). However...on our last (and what would be our final) visit on 10.24.14, the experience was infinitely disappointing. While the service was prompt and courteous and the cocktails were great, the dining experience was lacking. The lobster flat bread was saughy, cold, and the tiny lobster bits were few. The tuna tartare was 90% avocado and mango salsa, 10% huge chunks of unseasoned tuna. And while I do recommend the quail as a main course, the caramelized scallops were flavorless, dry (as in they sat under a heat lamp) and the risotto tasted like stale rice pudding. Needless to say, it was sent back. Courtesy of a new chef??? :(
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  • lovingfoodVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We have eaten here before - the food is always consistently excellent and this meal was no exception. The waiter Jason was outstanding and made the experience that much more enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent, great business lunch
    Evodine
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Went here for a business lunch and was very pleased. Service was very good, atmosphere was nice but not overdone. Everyone enjoyed their meals and the fresh selection of menu choices. Only minor complaint would be that I got to the restaurant about 5 minutes before my reservation and requested patio seating. The host said that would be fine. We waited a for the rest of the party to arrive and were then show to an inside table. It was a nice table, but it is a little dark inside. Not bad, but would have liked a little more light. Overall great experience and will go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    SandiMom
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great place for the health conscious, foodies, and large parties!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gourmetgrandma
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great food - pleasing to the eye and the palate. Friendly and attentive service. Wonderful ambience. Healthy food choices prepared exceptionally. Wonderful ambience. Went two nights in a row. la Jolla location, really outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I keep coming back!
    Matt
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This place is absolutely amazing. The menu changes weekly and seasonally, hence the name Seasons (Changes 4 times a year), and 52 (Weeks in the year). Always something new, and I love it. My staples are generally their scallops, shrimp, and whichever flat bread they're presenting for the week. I've been to the one at UTC and also to the one at South Coast Mall in Costa Mesa. This place never disappoints and I'll keep returning and recommending to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    Gail
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Consistently good, each time I've gone. Excellent food, service, and I like that flavor is emphasized rather than fat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    cmtsd
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We have dined here several times before, and always look forward to it. The nice thing about Seasons52 is the consistency; I like knowing if i find a menu item in the South Coast Plaza location that I can order it at the San diego location, confident that it will be presented and taste the same. Try the salmon entree salad with greens, mango, pineapple & lemongrass dressing! I order this almost every time. Of course half of the experience is the service, and it is exceptional here.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service and great food
    CyclingNurse
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We arrived on time for our reservation. Unfortunately the party ahead of us were running late. We did not get seated until 15 minutes after our stated reservation. Since we were celebrating a special day, we decided not to ruin it by complaining. To our surprise, management acknowledged that they were running behind and gave us two appetizers free of charge! I have never had a restaurant acknowledge their running behind much less to be given something gratis. The manager personally delivered the appetizers stressing they were on the house and apologized profusely for running late. What could have been an okay start was changed by her action. All of us got different entrees and each one was DELICIOUS! Will go back soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delish!
    Katrina9
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Our group had a terrific experience! The food was delicious, the service wonderful, and everyone enjoyed themselves immensely! Will come back again and again!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Freddie
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Main restaurant area seemed dark. We were in side dining area which fortunately was a little brighter. Good choice and delicious food. Did not like desert presentation. Gimmicky and Deserts seemed over priced for the size of portions. Overall mains were good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BeccaJean71
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Quality food. Everything seems very fresh and surprisingly low in calories.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    TahoeSkier
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Fantastic place for dining whether special occassion or just an evening out. Service is great! Food is top notch. Highly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diane
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Love the changing menus, healthy options, comfortable seating and lighting
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A server may be slow to come
    Dixie
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    The restaurant may be busy for lunch. We could not get timely service. other than that, it was perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistent food and service
    1862
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    The restaurant is a great spot for a business lunch--and the food and wine are always consistently great.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never Disappointed
    FabulousVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    As always the food, service and the restaurant staff were very good.......that is why we eat here almost every week......
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • decent
    DoctorB
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    an upscale chain, decent food, service was excellent
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • health conscious but lacking taste
    tastaholic818
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    My wife, son and I were visiting San Diego. We stayed at embassy suits and walked across the mall first night. The decor and the distance was appealing to us. We decided to dine there. I must say it seems as though they got the ABC'S of running the restaurant correctly but forgot the D. ( delicious ). With their specific method of cooking, which I am not accustomed to, I felt the flavor for my pallet was missing . Order 1 salad to split. 1 appetizer . 1 side . 1 main dish skirt stake . 2 glasses of wine . I forked a bill and left.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great birthday
    Foodieforever
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Our server Michelle was really awesome and did her best to make my birthday special. Food was great as usual, but it was really busy. That made it very noisy and everything came out slower than prior visits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Birthday Dinner
    Cuisine
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Fabulous food with excellent service. The staff even gave me a birthday card!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food was good
    jeubs
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Can't really complain about the quality of the food, although way too much pineapple in the salmon salad. Something to be said though for spending $100 for 2 people and come home and eat potato chips! Extensive wine list and waitress seemed quite knowledgeable about the wine but when asking about recommendations for food talked about how the item sits on your stomach and omega and such. Just odd.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kind of a mix
    medicineman3
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The inside dining exudes a romantic vibe. It has very dim lighting and quite a cozy feel. The lighting is so dim I saw a couple using their cellphones to light up their menus! :) The outdoor dining is lively and lit up via stunning fire pits. Can't comment on the bar, but it was getting busy as we left. Food was good, but portions are on the small side. I had the maple glazed roasted chicken. The glaze had a slight kick to it that was a welcome surprise. Service was great! I would recommend this as a special night out, or going out as a group!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seafood Birthday
    SkinnyFoodie
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I made reservations at Seasons 52 to celebrate a friend's birthday. When we got there , it didn't take long for us to be seated nor place our drink choices in. However, it did take some time for our waitress to come over greet herself and place our order in. For appetizers, we order the salmon sushi. It was okay, i wasn't a big fan of it: the texture wasn't working for me, but my date liked it. For our entree, i ordered the grill salmon and he ordered the scallops. Both were DELICIOUS! We ended up splitting our meals in half to give to the other. I would definitely recommend the restaurant to anyone. You can com as you please: dressed up or dressed down. At the end, they gave us two free desserts in honor of his birthday and took a pic
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    PreggieLuv
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Not a place I would normally pick for an anniversary dinner but I'm pregnant and really wanted the filet mignon specifically from Season 52 (superb). I requested a booth and noted that it was our anniversary in the comments on OpenTable. The hostess showed us to our table which was a booth as requested and once seated she gave us a card for our anniversary. It was a nice personal touch and very unexpected. The waiter then also wished us congratulations and gave us great service. Free desserts to help us celebrate and at the very end they brought out a glass of champagne for hubby and sparkling raspberry lemonade for me to toast with. They took a picture and put it in a little paper frame to commemorate the evening! Food was great!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Notable concept
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Service was really nice. Food concept for seasonal menu change is appropriate and trending. Food was tasty and all dishes are 475 calories or less - with that kind of limitation the food hits the spot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • changing with the times
    yonena
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Seasons 52 continues to be one of my favorite dining spots. I love the seasonal menus and always enjoy the standard fare. Blending a seasonal flabread witha salad for lunch makes it all wothwhile. It's great to sit outside, weather permitting, because there is a reduced noise level. It seems that others have also found this to be a special place as well, so reservations, which are honored, really help, especially for lunch! This restaurant has never disappointed me and you must have dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ljfljolla
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    great service from entire staff. Food is always good too. Always too loud in the room close to the bar so we always ask for the other room
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pup1VIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    The crab salad was not available. THe pear and spinich salad I chose in place of the crab was OK, but the salad dressing was not to my liking. All else was fine.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was excellent
    ELaG
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I had noted in our reservation that our actual anniversary was the day we were dining (Oct. 4th). I wasn't expecting to be treated like royalty as soon as we arrived. Our server brought two glasses of champagne, on the house. The service throughout dinner was great. And then we were given a dessert option, on the house, at the end of our meal. I was really impressed with the level of service. The food was also excellent - we enjoyed everything we ordered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible food. Sparse service.
    businessperson
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Important lunch meeting. Food was spectacularly awful. REALLY awful. We expected much better from you. Terribly overrated. Never again. Our crab dish was drenched in salt and sauce, boiling hot and served in a ridiculous dish difficult to serve from. Entree spinach salad had no dressing. Could not snag our waiter. We tried two desserts and they were cloyingly sweet. All the food seemed designed to serve people with deadened taste buds. Your chef and kitchen blew it.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Flies
    Foodie2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Lunch menu is not very impressive. There were flies around our table when the appetizer arrived. They did not go away.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet