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About Seasons 52 - Birmingham
Seasons 52 is a fresh grill and wine bar that offers a seasonally changing menu inspired by the appeal of a local farmer’s market. Seasons 52 sources ingredients at their peak of freshness and uses rustic cooking techniques, like brick-oven roasting and open-fire grilling over oak and mesquite wood to bring out the natural flavors of food. The menu is paired with an ever-changing international collection of more than 100 wines, with 52 available by the glass, along with exceptional signature handcrafted cocktails.
Open for lunch and dinner daily, with extended hours on the weekend.
If you are searching for a place to host your next group function, 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. For more information, visit our website at www.Seasons52.com.
Birmingham, AL 35243
Contemporary American, American
Hours of Operation:
Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer complimentary valet service.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Whether you’re hosting a corporate event or a social celebration, we are happy to accommodate you. Our event coordinator will assist with every detail, ensuring you have all the amenities you require. Let us help make your event unforgettable.
Seasons 52 - Birmingham Ratings and Reviews
There were four people in our party. Two of them had never been to the restaurant before. On the way out they make sure to tell the hostess that they enjoyed it and will be back. The variety of the menu, creative combinations and the presentation where all lovely. We especially appreciated the focus on healthy options and the listing of the calories for each dish.
In town for the weekend and stopped in to celebrate a birthday. Excellent customer service, great atmosphere, outstanding food choices and the ideal spot to celebrate a special occasion. Highly recommend this restaurant for friends, family, business associates and anyone who desires to have a great meal with healthy choices and delicious food!
I go to Seasons 52 quite often. Also, I usually give a great review - but - something must have been going on in the kitchen and front of house this past Sunday night. While it
was not busy, we waited awhile to be seated. Then, it was longer than I am used to at Seasons, we did not see any wait staff (not the normal). We met our waiter finally. He was great! Friends, prompt, helpful. It too awhile for all of our food to come out - unusually long for a not busy time. Usually I LOVE the food. That night, it was just okay - to blah for one of our guests. The salmon and sides were not wow like we usually expect. I don't know how they called the dish shrimp and grits that name - not many grits. Maybe it was just a bad night - that happens. We will come back but if that happens again - bye bye.
Food is always good here.
Poor management - they ran out of many menu items (salmon, meat loaf, peanut butter mini dessert and key lime mini dessert). I expect there were other items , but that's what we were made aware of. Managers don't walk around and interact with their guests.
Service is usually very good, but they tried to rush us out. Ordered an appetizer, salad, and dessert. Appetizer and salads were delivered together. While our salads were off to the side, they brought out our dinner. I rejected it as we had not even started our salads yet. They put our entrees under a heat lamp for quite a while. If you go here, suggest ordering in stages as they were inept at delivering the food in a logical, timely fashion.
Usually a dependable choice for dining. This time took company and it just wasn't what it should have been. Several things just were "off" for the night but a couple that immediately come to mind: first, we were seated at a table that could only be described as "windy", and two members of our dining party were elderly. The whole evening it was a cold wind blowing across us. Secondly, I ordered the shrimp and grits and I can say that it was the worst shrimp and grits I have ever had. A meager amount of very salty grits loaded with a huge amount of sliced garlic (I love garlic but that was ridiculous), sausage bits and a few shrimp. I resorted to picking through the food and plucking out as much garlic as possible but there was nothing I could do about the salt or the lack of a decent amount of grits. The others in my party enjoyed their dinners.
Our latest visit was on Christmas Eve. I recognize that restaurants can get hectic and understaffed at the holidays and peak times. This visit and our previous one before that have both left us a little disappointed. We always make a reservation when we go. Previously, we were kept waiting for 45 minutes. We were eventually told with much apology that our ticket had been dropped on the floor and therefore overlooked. The manager gave us attention for the rest of the night and it actually ended up being a fun experience because of it. This time, we had our reservation and were kept waiting for 30 minutes with no explanation or apology. Again, I recognize restaurants can't control how long patrons sit and visit. However, we usually end up spending $150-$200 for two people when we go. So there's also an expectation that restaurants at that level know how to run a schedule.
Upon being seated, we were told the kitchen was out of broccolini. OK, it happens. But again, it reflects on poor planning. Broccolini is not a terribly important side dish to me. But the particular dishes we ordered that night, Chilean sea bass and seared scallops, worked best with it. The kitchen substituted green beans... not great... but OK. The presentation of the beans, however, was well undercooked... not al dente... undercooked.
Lastly, the bathrooms were also understocked... another reflection on planning and professionalism. There were thin, standard, square napkins being used for paper towels.
I don't write-off a good restaurant for a bad night. Some of the above mentioned, however, are feeling more like they could be a pattern rather than a fluke. I'll probably try Season 52 one more time to see if it returns to it's former glory with me. If not, I probably won't stop going all-together. However, I will likely down-grade it from a finer dining establishment to a more run of the meal chain. I hope that doesn't happen.
We come here regularly, but our ladies group comes here every December for dinner and Dirty Santa. It is great for accommodating the food restrictions in our group. Our server was very attentive and nice. The food was great as were the appetizers. Highly recommend.
Disappointing evening this time. Service was certainly lacking but the food was excellent. We met a special friend here because we enjoy the food and the staff. Our friend was unfamiliar with Seasons and we were excited to share our special restaurant. Sadly, the service made many missteps and the evening was somewhat spoiled. We will return since this was a rare occurrence.
The food was delicious, but we waited 35' to even get a drink. Our server was very nice but never around. She said the bar was backed up and that is why our drinks took so long -- one was a mixed drink but the other three people ordered wine. How long does it take to pour a glass of wine?
I will go back but maybe not during a holiday season.
My visits to Season’s 52 has always been most enjoyable. The ambiance is relaxed and comfortable. The wait staff is knowledgeable of the menu selections and accommodates special requests. This is the place I like to vist with friends because we never feel rushed.
Wasn't too impressed with Seasons 52. I have heard good things about it so maybe we just came in on an off night. My husband ordered the Ny Strip and it was very lacking in flavor. The mashed potatoes were the worst mashed potatoes I have ever tried not sure how you messed those up. They tasted like they were frozen and defrosted. My friends husband added a side of Truffle mac and cheese and the "truffles" looked like button nose mushrooms! My shrimp scampi wasn't much to be desired for. My friend ordered a salad which looked and according to her tasted amazing and a cup of lobster bisque. At first they brought her chicken noodle and once they finally got her bisque out to her it was lukewarm and not worth finishing.
First of all the food was wonderful. You could cut the steak with a butter knife. The salad was delicious. The service was only so so. The server was arrogant and it took forever for him to come and take our order. Other people brought out dinners and salads and they were very nice. There was also this weird dinging noise that was in the background. There was no music just this odd noise. In the past when I had been at Seasons 52, there was lovely piano music. The hostesses were very nice and efficient.
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