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Seasons 52 - Santa Monica
Seasons 52 - Santa Monica

Seasons 52 - Santa Monica Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.seasons52.com
  • Phone: (310) 451-1152
  • 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, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, American
  • 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, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet is $7 with validated ticket.
A word from Seasons 52 - Santa Monica
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 www.Seasons52.com
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "This place was amazing. I'd say date night, girls night, just hanging out on our own. It was a beautiful restaurant and atmosphere. Great drinks, insane food, and the service was supreme."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "the ambiance of this place is truly amazing. we had Great views of the Pacific. The food was outstanding and big portions. Would highly recommended"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We ate at Seasons 52 on Dine LA week. For $35 we each got five full size courses of excellent food rather than the usual three. The flatbread was delicious and the main courses of steak and pork loin, nicely done. Dessert was a choice of one of 8 different mini-parfait glasses brought to the table and described by the waiter. Accompanied by moderate priced excellent wine the dinner was a great success."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "This was our second visit and we had another wonderful experience! Everything we ordered was fresh and delicious. Excellent service and food."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "A bit overpriced and under-thought if they want to compete with so many good food and good cake restaurants in S.M."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I went on a Monday and am trying to get someone to go with me on Thursday, Monday was such a good day. Best experience at a restaurant in years."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We had a birthday dinner for 5 on a Sunday evening. We ate in the room adjacent to the outdoor patio -- a lovely room with one wall open to the outside and with views of the ocean. The service was excellent. Most of the food was outstanding -- flatbreads, very fresh veggies, and great desserts. One person had steak and declared it fabulous. My Copper River salmon was overcooked and dry. One person's rack of lamb was also overcooked. So the salmon and lamb were quite disappointing -- high quality ingredients spoiled by overcooking. We'll go to this restaurant again because of the location, good service and overall good food. But the kitchen needs a bit of help."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Everything from the drinks, to the appetizers to the entrees and dessert were excellent. The service was right on and the outdoor seating made it that much better."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "2nd time there. Quiet ambience and very receptive to customer service. Awesome!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Everything was great from the live music in the bar (Saturday night) which we could hear in the dining room to the tasty mini deserts. A lively place. Excellent service."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Excellent menu choices on the Spring menu... Superb service, friendly staff and an incredible view!!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Fresh food, good wine list, wonderful desserts. This is a surprisingly good restaurant."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great atmosphere, the chili was amazing, scallops were cooked perfectly, and you must try the mini deserts! Great organic/GMO free beer selection. It is also in a great location with a view of the ocean and Santa Monica Pier. Only complaint was the server was not as attentive as we would have liked, and they were not very busy when we were there. But the previous server was fantastic, so I will not hold it against them."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "From Lucas our server to the chef and host the entire team at Seasons 52 made my evening memorable!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "I would like more options in wine list. When I read on the site I thougt the wine list would be great, but it was not."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Go to South Coast Plaza S-52 freq since opening. Best in all respects. Santa Monica is a pale copy. Not saying this cuz of bias towards SCP, it's just that I know the S-52 drill, and SM "ain't it!" SM had "lost" kids at front desk not up to the task. I called ahead 2x to honor reservation saying we were stuck in traffic. Got "whatever". Didn't even ask our name. Server seated us w/o even looking us in eye; busy eyeing a pretty girl. Mgr & servers collected nearby often & gossiped abt guests--making fun of them! REALLY? Server cont'd to be short, busy, brusk. Asked for more "chips" for hummus. After a wait, he brought them to table wrapped in a napkin and just dropped them on table w/o a word. Lots of other little no-no's, but no room here."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This was an awesome place to get out for a nice dinner! They had live music and the food and service was great as well!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The flat bread offered with everything as well as the cedar plank salmon was way too salty!!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I have been here for lunch and dinner several times. It's great! It is now one of my Go To spots and I often recommend it. Nice piano bar too!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Love the IDEA of this place....seasonal freshness, menu changing accordingly. Along with the flat breads, the individual desserts in little glasses are the bomb. Just about 5 bites, and who needs more than that after a big lunch? The service was very friendly and accommodating. All in all, it was worth the drive from San Juan Capistrano."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "great food, great wine list, be sure to sit outside."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Quality of food was top notch. Service was excellent -- attentive yet not intrusive. Overall great experience. We'll be back."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Excellent prosciutto asparagus flat bread with my yummy cocktail. Both my husband's crab wedge salad and my wild river salmon were delicious. Loved that the desserts were small and only $3 each."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The food (appetizers, salads, entrees) were all very good. The service was not up to the quality of the food. Inattentive, pushed the non-refill drinks and ignored the refill ones. Did not clear table or replace dirty silverware consistently for the table. We had a large party but it was an early dinner and the restaurant was not busy."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "I am a devotee of my local Seasons 52, but this particular dinner was wide of the standard set in previoius visits in a variety of locations. I brought 2 guests who had never eaten at a Seasons 52 before (yes, there are still such rare creatures!), and contrary to prior visits, no one exclaimed, "Ummm, this is delicious!" when their meal came. Neither did I when I ventured beyond my favorite cedar planked salmon to try the trout. Equally important (I'm downplaying it--I live for dessert), my dessert was uninspiring and room temperature, which seemed inappropriate for the whipped cream and mousse. I hope this was just an off night. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The service was very good, but the food was very mediocre. Given it's location on Ocean Ave, I expected much better. There's so many other better restaurants in SM that there's no reason to go back here."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We used to go there when it was "I Cugini" because we loved the appetizers during Happy Hour. We rediscovered it when it opened as Seasons 52 and we were delighted with how they changed the layout of the bar and dining area. The atmosphere is elegant and inviting. The live music is excellent, ideal for listening and soft enough to allow for conversation. The service is excellent and the wine list is very complete. The menu is wonderful, highly sophisticated and low on calories. The tuna tartare is amazing and the flatbread pizzas are unique. We highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "They really train their staff here very well. Was greated by name by our server Colin who provided excellent service throughout our dining experience. Have been a few times and now getting a hang of the menu. Flat breads are excellent. We will be since it is in our neighbourhood. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Our server was charming; the food was delicious (except that my Branzino had a few bones left in it!). The deserts are really a visual attraction and they taste every bit as good as they look."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Seasons 52 has become one of my favorite restaurants. This last visit I brought 2 friends from England as well as my 89 year old mother in law. They all loved the food, setting and service. This was the first time I had sat in the smaller room that looked out onto the patio. It was lovely and we enjoyed listening to the music. Overall another lovely evening. Thank you!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We came here for an early dinner. The hostess gave us a good place with ocean view. Ordered two glasses of white wine. The prices are not cheap but the wines are. Ordered two salads, nothing special. Ordered a lamb rack. The restaurant claims that they don't use electric or gas ovens for cooking, only wood stove. But what about not to burn the meat to black crust? Nobody asked how do we like the meat to cook. They just burned the meat and that's it. At first there were so many persons asking us if everything's ok. But when it's the time to order dessert there's nobody. Asked the barman. He asked who is our waiter. Do we really need to memo who he was? The dessert was very small even for me but I eat less than a typical American. Sad."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Menu changes weekly so food is fresh. Great for people counting calories (all meals less than 475 calories). Service was great...our server took time with us for both food and drink selections and was knowledgeable about both. Great ambiance also...piano and singer were great."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "I went there with a date. Piano playing, great food and service. Great view. Overall success. I recommend it."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "I was excited about this place when I read that their menu was based on fresh seasonal fare and they had vegetarian options. They also had our two fav wines. So we arrived and no server ever acknowledged us. The place wasn't busy at all. I had to ask a passing server if they knew who our server was. We ordered a bottle of wine and that took another 15 min before we had it on our table. Then we ordered our food and we were pretty excited about all the great veggie options. When our food came, it didn't look fresh at all. It looked limp and over cooked or day old. The flavor or lack of it matched the appearance. So disappointing. Everything was pretty flavorless. This explains why the place wasn't busier. Server was nice though."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "This was my fourth time at the restaurant. I have been pleased with the food the previous visits. However, on Mother's Day, I felt the food to be subpar. I know holidays are always more difficult for restaurants. The lobster flatbread and the crispy tuna salad were delicious. The three of us that got entrees were not thrilled and we ended up not eating everything, nor taking it home. The scallops were dry and when I asked for something to dip them in, the two choices that came out did not help. One was an asian dressing and one was a vegetable glaze. The vegetable tasting platter had one good item, the taco. My husband did love his carrot cake dessert and he was pleased with his meal but it was just an appetizer, the lamb kefta."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I liked the whole experience and there was great variety in the menu along with an excellent wine selection. The view is great-- we were outside and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The dessert shooters were the perfect size for ending a great meal."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Went for Mothers' Day lunch on short notice and the food and service were terrific. Not sure why this wasn't a busier venue that day but it worked out splendidly for us. We definitely be repeat customers!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food was great (lobster flatbread). Great salad options. Service was a bit lackluster / slow for time of day but staff was personable and friendly. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Wonderful dining experience. The food was fresh and flavorful, the service (Craig) was excellent, we received a discount on our meal from an eblast I signed up for, plus the entire menu is UNDER 500 calories! Craig made wonderful recommendations and his attention to service added to a great evening. My boyfriend LOVES their filet. He says the the best because it's flavorful without feeling rich and heavy. I had the branzino (fish special) which was very good as well. Oh and the lobster flatbread and mini desserts...... Amazing. Can't wait to go back. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We brought four new people to Seasons 52 in Santa Monica and they loved it and I am sure will return."
    Dined on 5/9/2014