Seasons 52 - Santa Monica
Seasons 52 - Santa Monica

Seasons 52 - Santa Monica

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.seasons52.com/
  • Phone: 3104511152
  • 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: American, Contemporary 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
Seasons 52 - Santa Monica reviews from OpenTable diners
150 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (80)great for outdoor dining (72)fit for foodies (63)special occasion (63)romantic (55)great for lunch (49)notable wine list (48)neighborhood gem (45)good for groups (43)great for brunch (24)hot spot (22)vibrant bar scene (19)late-night find (10)kid-friendly (10)Show More
  • Count on it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    What I love about Seasons 52 is its on-going commitment to quality. When you go there - you know what you are getting. Healthy, tasty, seasonal meals. I had the filet mignon - it was cooked to perfection!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Service and Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Seasons 52 is a good place to go for a special occasion. The menu choices were good, the service was very good and the food was excellent. Our party of four were all pleased with their selections. They have a very special dessert menu with a choice of 10 items which they bring to the table for your choice. We did not try dessert, but it looked wonderful for desert people. Expect to spend a minimum of $20.00 without wine per person.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Happy Hour!
    stlopez12VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Nice prices, great food & drinks! Service was superb. Met a friend for an early drink on a Friday afternoon. Best deal around for yummy appetizers & unique drinks.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They didn't miss a thing!
    Gtwest088VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I took my partner to Seasons 52 for his 38th birthday. When making the reservation on OpenTable, I noted my request for a table on the patio overlooking the ocean. The host was welcoming and promptly sat us at a table they had pre-selected for us with the perfect view of the sunset over the ocean. They didn't miss a thing. There was a birthday card from the restaurant waiting on the table and the server brought desert with a candle without me having to ask. The food and service was superb. I received a call from our server letting me know that she had found my hat and sunglasses on the chair after we left. Coming from the restaurant industry, I can say it is rare that a server would take the time to look up my number and contact me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Why you should go to Seasons 52...
    Mandy
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The restaurant was easy to find and the ambiance was outstanding. The rooms were minimally lit but that added to the romantic atmosphere. I sat at the bar section. In this area, there were booths which provided a view of the sun setting over the water. While we waited for our food, we watched as the lights for the ferris wheel came on and sipped wine amid the hum of conversation coming from the main dining room. The food was exceptional, the waitstaff was friendly, and we were consistently taken care of by our waitress Jill. Will definitely go back considering how great the experience was and that everything on the menu is fewer than 472 calories. Where else can you feel this decadent and guilt-free?!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place
    NatalieBVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Seasons 52 is a great choice if you're looking for an excellently cooked Branzino or other seafood dish and are concerned about your waistline. The ambiance is lovely, service is excellent and they have a great wine list. The food is prepared very health consciously regarding oils, fats, organics etc and calorie counts are all under 500 per dish. We will definitely return. Sit outside on Ocean Ave on the patio or just inside the glass windows depending on weather and enjoy the beautiful ocean view.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wine Lover
    Love2wineanddine
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I was amazed at how friendly and accommodating demeanor of the staff. My husband and I had a 6 pm reservation. He was late and we arrived at 6:28 or 6:29. I chose the restaurant because I wanted to try the flights and flatbreads. It normally ends at 6:30 pm, but the served us the flights and flatbreads after the expiration time. We had an amazing dinner after flatbreads. I love Seasons 52!!!! The food is fresh and innovation! We will return again and again...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lunch by the beach
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    the view and food were really great, I would return although were from out of town, so it would probably be a long while. We went for an 1130 Saturday lunch and I was surprised because there was almost no one in the restaurant. Maybe this is more of a dinner place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place inspite of tourist area
    dwntwntovanVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Yes, this is a super busy area. Yes, the tourist buses drop off right in front. But who cares, the food here is great as well as the service. Live music every day is fantastic & appreciated. Will be by again. Frank, our waiter, was most hospitable. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and entertainment
    JACDining
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    wonderful experience, great food, outstanding wine list, great service, and an outstanding piano player.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LynnieTVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Love the food. We have had the same waiter twice and he just doesn't seem to have it together. He's not familiar with drinks or even the wines and his timing for bringing the food out has been messed up both times
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KMGforfood
    KMGforfood
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Really enjoyed Seasons 52 in Santa Monica. The restaurant looks great and the food is really tasty. I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful Spot
    ladrienne
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Beautifully presented delicious food, refreshing mocktails for non-drinkers and don't miss the teeny, perfect sized deserts. You cannot beat the ambiance whether inside or out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing in every way!
    KatieJ
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was my first visit to Seasons52. Some friends visiting from Australia asked me if we could go to a restaurant with ocean views. Through Open Table I discovered Seasons52 and we all gave the food, service and ambiance 5 stars. Something that is noteworthy is that they have alternative menus for different diets, among them - vegan, vegetarian, gluten free etc. Being vegan this attracted me to the place and I wasn't disappointed. You must try 1 or more of the desserts, they are served in small glasses and are brought to the table in a display - you just pick the one(s) you want! I would go back here in a heartbeat!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorite restaurants!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We love sitting in the bar area. Live music, fantastic Santa Monica sunset. Disappointing that the restaurant has now made those tables seat yourself. We always make reservations but that doesn't help us anymore :(
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • poetland
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    While the service was great, the food was mediocre. The wild salmon was not fresh and the lamb was not particularly tasty. The pea pods were good though. I had a gin and tonic in the bar before hand - too much tonic, not enough gin. I am positive I will not be coming back.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Diappointed
    LarryTVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Four of us ate at Seasons 52 two weeks ago and were delighted with the food. On this visit not one of us had a meal that was worthy of this restaurant, or any quality restaurant. We returned here because of the great experience previously, but were disappointed!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Filet!
    bdaygirl
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Great food, the filet mignon melted in my mouth, delicious!!! awesome view of Santa Monica beach! Our waiter was a little clumsy and slow to take orders, but since we were not in a hurry it was not a deal breaker.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing everything
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    It's a rare find when everything is perfect- the waiter, the appetizers, the main meal (the filet can be cut with a spoon!) and the dessert... The wine recommendation was spot on, and the dessert "flight" was out of a dream.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent dining experience.
    Glenda91367VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We were a little bit early for our reservation on a Sunday night. They were still able to accommodate us immediately. The staff was warm and welcoming. We enjoyed leisurely cocktails (recommend the Prairie Mule) while viewing the menu. Candice, our server, was friendly and helpful. We enjoyed delicious duck flatbread and an ahi and avocado sushi roll for appetizers. They were delicious. For entrees we had filet mignon with a lobster tail side (lobster tail is a bargain at $10.95) and branzino. Both were delicious and cooked to perfection. We actually had two desserts each, because they all looked delicious. When our check arrived, the server announced that she had paid for our desserts. Great customer service. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go to restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I love to entertain but no longer have the energy, Seasons 52 is my go to spot when I want to treat my friends and myself, to fine food and cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bryanmcb
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Great service, amazing food. A definite repeat performance in the near future.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • quite pleasant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Atmosphere is lovely, service was good. Food was decent. I would return and recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our recent experience
    garyntamifoodies
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We have been to Seasons 52 in Santa Monica and Century City many times. Recently, we had a problem...Our food wasn't ready for a long time. Craig, the manager in Santa Monica, quickly came over and apologized. He took charge of the situation we were more than satisfied. We came again the following week and he remembered us and we got excellent service. He's a great guy who is all about taking care of his customers!! Anyways, what could've been a bad situation immediately got us back as Seasons frequent visitors forever...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pass or Fail
    f00dieg0dess
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I was looking forward to my first time here but the service was less than mediocre.. Very disappointing because the food was decent (although the seared scallop I had wasn't very much of a sear as it was overcooked). The servers could pay more attention to the customers.. We sat for more than 10 minutes waiting around for someone to come by to at least offer us water to start with.. After they finally brought us the water, we had to flag the waiter again to finally get our orders. There wasn't very much people yet in the restaurant because it was still too early for the dinner crowd so we were so confused by the inattention of the staff. Not so inclined to come back...
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DineLA
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The dineLA menu had a fantastic selection at a great price! The food was plentiful and delicious. Food came in a timely fashion and waiters checked frequently. It wasn't too busy for lunch so it was nice and quiet with a nice oceanside view
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Low key elegance
    TMMDine
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Very happy with our dinner at Seasons, generous portions, good food and an upscale but not stuffy atmosphere. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • romantic beach setting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Went for dinner on Friday night and really enjoyed it. Glad they had a great beer menu. The food was very tasty and satisfying. Our server Andrew was awesome. We'd go again for sure.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious, healthy food with a view
    NanR
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The Roasted Tomato Flatbread and BBQ Chicken Salad were the perfect choices for my lunch on the patio. I loved the combination of fresh vegetables in the salad and the blue cheese crumbles. I especially enjoyed the Meyer lemon dessert and I love the small servings. It made the perfect guilt-free end to our lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • YUM!!
    foodie
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    As usual, Seasons 52 does not disappoint ! The summer menu was superb , as was the scenic view and the excellent 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, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • USCMuncher
    USCMuncher
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Candice, the server, was excellent. Great ocean view from our table. Food was delicious. Manager came to our table to thank us for our first visit -- a very thoughtful gesture!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable Experience
    AxelG
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We very much enjoyed the service and the atmosphere of the restaurant. Everyone there was very nice - we'd been once before six months ago and had a very bad experience with the service, but because of DineLA we decided to give them another chance. We were very happy with the result. Good food. nice people who were eager to please, and a comfortable pleasant atmosphere to eat in. The food was very enjoyable, and the wine list is great. I wish the desserts were a little bigger, but on the whole this is a very nice place to eat - great for everyone, I think. A nice menu with something for everyone, and everything on it that we had was quite yummy. (The seasonal roasted corn in a skillet is fabulous for example, and the flatbread was supberb.)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Winner
    jeri
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Extensive menu; wonderful presentation; delicious food; great service. Overall, a winner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Food-Under 475 Calories
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We could not believe all of the items were under 475 calories! The service was good and the food was fantastic. This particular location also has a view of the ocean so make a reservation and request outdoor seating!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Concept, Bad Execution
    PakAttackVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Food was fine, but not amazing. I did not care for the atmosphere at all. I could have lived with the food if we sat on the patio with a view of the ocean, but the inside space was dark and dated. The service was not good, slow and could almost be described as weird. I had high hopes because I love healthy, seasonal food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent choice!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Great food that is freshly made and also takes calories into account! A wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too good to be true
    controledmess
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome experience
    colinm822
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mixed review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Our evening began horribly. We waited 1/2 hour for water and menus. The waiter, when we finally got him to our table, was defensive and inappropriate. We were thinking of leaving, when another waiter came by and said he was our new waiter and how can he help. He was fabulous and saved the night.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, Good Price
    JudynSteveVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate