Seasons - Davis

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$31 to $50
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American
Located in the heart of downtown Davis, within walking distance to shops, theaters, and museums and only 5 minutes from the Mondavi Performing Arts Center.


Seasons serves Contemporary American cuisine. High quality, local foods are prepared simply and the menu reflects the seasons. Guests may dine at the full bar or private dining room, which houses the restaurant's wine collection.

Seasons is the perfect location to stop and enjoy lunch or dinner!!!
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ST
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

HI, We came for 1pm reservation. The restaurant and patio were empty except one more table occupied inside by 2 people. In the room it was a party going on. The waiter took our order and we waited 40 min before our appetizer arrived with explanation from the waiter that party order came up first and they will serve everyone at the party before serving us. Excuse me? with empty restaurant? what are you guys do when you have more visitors? do they wait 2 hours on the Caprise salad? not even a salad but poorly cut tomatoes with small squeeze of a cheese above? The appetizer was awful in presentation and taste for 15 dollars. The main dishes (salmon and hamburger) were better. Funny but waiter did not even ask how we want our steak to be done when taking orders until i reminded her that probably she wants to know it before kitchen starts preparing the steak?

d
Sacramento
24 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Poor service, we were mostly ignored. Limited non seafood choices. my dining companion does not eat seafood and lunch choices very limited with that restriction. one chicken and one vegetarian option for her. I asked three times to have the background music turned down, it never was. Food was ok, not memorable.

LV
Sacramento
61 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Seasons is one of three upscale restaurants in Davis. The food, wine and service are always very good.

LB
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We were headed to an event at the Mondavi and made reservations on the recommendation of a friend for 6PM. Due to heavier than expected traffic, we were running late. Called the restaurant to see if we could bump the res by 15 minutes...we were told no and so we canceled our reservations. After thinking a bit, we called back to see if perhaps bar seating might be available...spoke with a different person who said, no worries, we'll honor your reservation and bar seating not necessary...so points lost for canceling out of hand, points back for then making it work for us.

Food was very tasty, as were cocktails, even though my friend was served a drink she didn't order. Jack and ginger ale became Maker's Mark over ice, no ginger ale.

Only real shortcoming was that despite the restaurant being somewhat less crowded than I would expect for a Friday evening, our service was very, very slow. Our server after greeting us and taking our beverage orders, disappeared and it was a while before drinks were delivered and then another while before someone came to take our meal orders and only after we gotten up and asked where our server had vanished to. Others who had arrived after us were already eating by the time our orders had been taken.

OT
London
177 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Off-menu flatbread was the best ever! I loved the thinly sliced potatoes and carmelized onions! We also enjoyed the pasta Norma and the pescatore.
What a great meal!

b
Sacramento
13 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

I love this restaurant and have visited it several times since the remodel. This time everything was excellent as usual, except it seemed like the two waitresses kind of dropped the ball between them. I had to ask to refill my water, then my ice tea. The restaurant was not busy, but either one was not paying attention to us. I had the hamburger, and it was one of the best Ive ever had, and my wife had the breakfast eggs toast etc. and she said it was excellent.

TS
San Francisco
66 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Took a long time to get served, despite fact there weren’t many customers there (45 minutes!) My friend’s Salmon was well presented but Salmon was undercooked! Would be nice if Season serves bread while you wait. Would I recommend? Overall, Yes!

D
Sacramento
19 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The new Seasons is great. The staff was welcoming and helpful, the atmosphere was nice, and the food very good.

MM
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal! We ordered three different entrees and shared. Super waitstaff - knowledgeable, respectful, helpful. Very special evening.

JB
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food, great service. Sat outside (our choice) but it is right next to a parking lot, and know that the train comes by. Not horrible, but good for people to know ahead of time. Would still do it again. The food was amazing.

LB
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic menu, service & food! What a treat!

JB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Now that we know what the "new" Seasons is & how to order, I'd definitely come back & bring/recommend to friends. It's a bit pricey, but the chef is extraordinary and it's a great "special-occasion" place.

b
Sacramento
14 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They recently remodeled it and the restaurant is beautiful! Now it has a feeling of being light and airy, and it is very clean. There's a private patio that you can eat outside if weather permits. My wife and I went for brunch, and she had the chicken sandwich (looked delicious, and she said it was), I had the crab-cake Egg Benedict and it was the best crab-cakes I've had. Our waitress (Amanda), was very bubbly and cheerful. She was always attentive and had a great attitude. We never wanted for water, coffee, or anything else! Wonderful Restaurant!

S
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Loud electronic sound caused problems with the ambiance.

NC
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server was great! I wish I remembered his name. We were a party of 8 at 11:30. He was perfectly attentive, but not overly so. He was likable and knowledgeable about the menu.

Z
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The newly renovated Seasons is a warm and welcoming "Farm to Table" establishment. The Hostess and Host were very cordial, but the waiter seemed to want to rush our ordering. Since Davis is in a very agricultural area we were a little disappointed with the menu selection: three salads and no appetizers. The entrees that we had were very well done and tasty, as was the pizza that we shared as an appetizer. The menu needs more thought given the location and the variety of fresh vegetables , fruit, and seafood (shrimp, oysters, etc.) More Farm in the menu.....

D
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent fresh Farm-to-Fork food. The service was really good as well.

M
Sacramento
42 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Everything was very good — not good enough for “out of this world” five stars but definitely good enough tor’sturn to and recommend. Probably the second best restaurant in downtown Davis, and it has a full bar (though not well stocked with high-end choices, at least in bourbons) which the better place does not.

LS
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite spots in Davis. The food is always delicious and the service is excellent. I love that they have a dedicated team of staff that has been there for years and takes pride in their work. The food is made with care with fresh local ingredients and is yummy! They usually have a good vegan option too. The new update makes it feel more modern and airy. Good for a special occasion or a quick meal at the bar area.

n
Sacramento
29 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a very pleasant place for a meal. Good food, good service. A bit pricey.

OT
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Davis. The renovation and menu changes are on point.

KD
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was the first time we'd been since their renovation. Beautiful space, great food, wonderful vegan options.

JL
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My ribeye was a bit overcooked. Other than that, the meal was really good.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the first time I have been to the restaurant since they reopened and what a wonderful job they have done on the redesign. Together with a great meal, the salmon was fantastic I can absolutely recommend Seasons and will be back soon.

KP
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Seasons has traditionally been the best thing going in Davis..if you want a nice dinner, for a nice occasion, you go to Seasons. (I personally think Symposium and Bernardo's are better, more consistently reliable w/ excellent food, but Seasons is where you often go for the whole experience.)

However... the food the past three times has been just blah. Gorgeous remodel, excellent service, still a beautiful experience, but the food the past few times has been just meh: no flavor, all looks but no taste, awful desserts (tough cheesecake, too cold peaches & cream, okay but not great choc cake, tepid cappuccino). The main dishes *looked* good, but were tasteless. The bread was airy and now costs $5. I hope they get it together, but I'd not really want to recommend it to someone less forgiving.

GC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Really wanted this to be good. First visit since they remodeled. To start with a basket of bread for $5. To be fair it was quite a selection and quite good. One of the highlights of the meal. I had the heirloom salad and my wife had the wedge salad. The heirloom consisted of 1 medium sized heirloom. quartered. Served with 4 teaspoon-sized dollops of burrata cheese, fresh herbs, and a balsamic vinaigrette. For $15 I felt it was overpriced. Probaly an $8 salad. The wedge salad was fine. We then split an order of crab cakes and the bucatini bolognese. The bolognese was quite good. A healthy portion with and very good sauce. Pasta was a perfect al dente It was $24. The crab cakes consisted of 2 cakes about 2" across and 3/4" thick. They were served with 4 1/2t sized dabs of a mustard sauce. The flavor of the cakes was very good. lots of crab ; not a lot of filler. Could have used more sauce. $20 for the 2 crab cakes. As for service I'm guessing the server was new. After confirming that we were going to split the 2 dishes, and asking if we would like them split, he brought both dishes and 2 seperate plates. A minor detatil but for these prices they could certainly split the dishes in the kitchen. Tough to split a pasta noodle dish with a fork. All in all quite disappointed. With a bottle of Pelegrino $94 before trip. No alcohol. no coffee or desert. We won't be going back.

MM
Sacramento
36 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue, excellent food, excellent service. What more could one want for a great night out.

R
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I love Seasons restaurant. They have outstanding service and a very pleasant dining room. This was the first time for me eating on the patio and, while it was still good food and service, the ambiance on the patio was not the greatest. I was also surprised by the lack of customers. I had made the reservation through OpenTable thinking the brunch service would be very popular. Turns out no reservation was needed. There were very few customers at 1:00 on Sunday. When I have been there other times, it was very crowded and I've had to wait for a table. My previous experiences at Seasons were during the time of year when the University classes were in session, so that might have been the difference. Food was good and the kitchen was happy to accommodate dietary restrictions.

M
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely clean and bright dining room. Nice menu with lots of creative options for all tastebuds. Service was excellent - very friendly and attentive. Food was great- nice fresh salads, meat well cooked and pizza was delicious. Would definitely enjoy dining here again!

KI
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

My husband and I like it here as it is easy to converse while dining and enjoying the ambiance!

S
Sacramento
21 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch was delicious and Kim is the best server...she makes it a fun time!

BW
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Uneven experience. They couldn't sigh. ME in with Open Table because they said their computer was down but the computer was working to generate our bill and run the c.c. .??? Service was slow for a week day lunch when there were only four or five other tables being occupied. Food good and cooked as we asked for. This was a second visit and I don't think there will be a third.

L
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Unfortunately this is the second time that I have been to the new Season's and not had the best experience. I had the Steak and blue cheese wedge salad and nearly every bite of my steak was full or cartilage. Since it was a business meeting and we were very short on time, I did not send the food back as I didn't want the folks that I was hosting to feel uncomfortable. After the meal, when I spoke with the waitress privately, they refunded 1/2 my meal or $11.00. I mentioned that they shouldn't be serving the 'end cut' of the meat as, not only does it not cook evenly, it was a stringy mess. On the other occasion when I visited, I ordered the carrot cake and it came with a lemony decorative custard on top and didn't pair well with the carrot cake at all. For the price, they have to do much better.

L
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

I had the salmon plate and it was sooooo salty I could barely eat it! It is a wonderfully plated entrée but let your chef know that heavy salt is not the answer to great cuisine!

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice place with good food and friendly helpful service.

DO
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Really strange take on a margarita pizza...the chef added a few capers, what looked like bits of red onions, & stewed tomatoes. It was not good!! Prepare to pay extra for bread...even with your seafood pasta. The bolognese was good though. Ambiance ok...it was very loud, although it was Father's Day & graduation weekend.

M
Sacramento
70 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

In one word: overpriced. The food was good - not great. The service was fine. The prices were way out of line.

W
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Waiter was good, support staff needs more training (dripped wine but didn’t clean it up; table assigned unsatisfactory and didn’t offer us another option, we had to ask). Veggies were very undercooked. Partner raved about his meal; my pork chop a little too done. These inconsistencies for price paid (dinner for 2 $100 plus is disappointing).

Y
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

We went for our daughters college graduation and the service was impeccable. The ingredients were fresh and done perfectly but there wasn’t a lot of flavor. I’m sure it’s personal but when you’re paying 32$ for salmon I expect for something special. No bread or beginners either, but again, that’s personal. Overall was very good but would only go again for a special occasion.

M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful post graduation celebratory dinner. Nicest restaurant in Davis!

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