Seasons 52 - North Bethesda

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5135 reviews
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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.
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SB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Can't say enough good about it. Well done, as always.

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R
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

We had a 7:30 Saturday reservation for 2. We were disappointed when our seating hostess greeted us in jeans, obviously this sends a signal to your patrons as we noticed some were dressed as if they were eating at Wendy’s, i.e. shorts, t-shirts and flip-flops. Initially she wanted to seat us in the bar area, we asked if she could place us in the main dining area. She took us to a small table that sat at a very heavy traffic area for staff and patrons. She gave us our menus and said somebody would be with us shortly. The overall ambience and noise level rivaled that of a gymnasium basketball game. After sitting at the table for 15 to 20 minutes with nobody stopping to wait on us, we got up and told the check in desk to cancel our reservations due to our poor experience. This experience was a far cry from our previous ones and hope Seasons 52 is not lowering its standards of service or ambiance.

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L
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff and management were excellent in accommodating our special requests.

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D
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

Our waitress scratched her head with her pen while taking our order and appeared bored while serving us. Everything was a chore. While leaving, I witnessed a cook on the line pick up food with latex gloves on, put it into her mouth and eat it and then continue to work. I think it’s ridiculous to not serve bread on the table when flatbreads are a speciality.

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f
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

this restaurant consistently serves excellent food in a pleasant atmosphere and with the best service of any restaurant i've ever visited. prices are fair and portions are generous.

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DA
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around. I continuously go there.I enjoyed the food service everything I love the happy hour.

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m
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The flatbreads are outstanding, be sure to try the scallion topped 5-mushroom version. The vegetarian lasagna was light and flavorful. The roasted whole head of cauliflower is good for spice averse folks, but I found it a bland although it was perfectly cooked. Overall, a great dinner.

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SS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Exceptional service provided by Katherine and Kevin the chef. They both went above and beyond - my mother asked for a special dessert and they both came to her with their own interpretation of a cheese cake dessert. Thank to the both of your for being so kind and wonderful to my mother on Mother's Day.

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KJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

Normally we dine at Seasons52 in Columbia, this was as our first time at this location. The only complaint I have regarding the food pertains to the Roma tomato flatbread, it had way too much basil and tomatoes then what has normally been applied when we’ve ordered this flatbread. The excessive amount of the basil and tomatoes changed the flavor in our opinion. The other items in our order, the salads, soups and entrees were very delicious.

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M
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was delicious. The halibut tasted fresh and chutney was delicious, a little spicy, but still very good . My only issue was the service. Our waiter just disappeared. After the food was delivered we only saw him once and that was to give us the check.

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L
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Mother’s Day lunch and it felt a bit like a ‘canteen’. We were in and out in an hour. Service was patchy, food was less than great.... think it’s time to find somewhere else as a good basic restaurant.
*when a guest orders a glass of wine, please encourage your wait staff to be a little more respectful rather than barking at my daughter for her ID! She had a question to ask about the wine but didn’t get the chance because she was shut down.... terrible service!

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We went here for Mother’s Day. The four of us had the prix fixe menu-$30.00 for an appetizer, main course and dessert.

Food was subtle and delicious- steak in a wine sauce with asparagus and new potatoes. Sea scallops on a purée of asparagus and rice- everyone agreed that the food was cooked to perfection- the meat and fish were succulent and tender, the asparagus was just right- just crunchy enough without being limp and soggy, while retaining a crisp taste. Dessert was a shot glass sized offering of cheesecake- enough for a taste or two, without being gluttonous. Cheesecake flavors were varied and tasty- pure chocolate, chocolate and peanut butter, strawberries and rhubarb and key lime pie.

Service was very friendly, focused and attentive. Our server introduced himself and also the entire team, telling us to reach out.

We all agreed — Seasons52 is a winner, and it’s going on our list!!

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DV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

We have been to Seasons 52 many times and just love it. We were, however, disappointed when we visited for Mother's Day. It was incredibly crowded (understandably) and very noisy. We were crammed in a corner, and the service, given the crowd size, was fair at best. Food was overcooked, then undercooked, and the Mother's Day Brunch menu was hit or miss. Some items were terrific, but others terrible. The french toast was more of a cake, and disliked by both in our party who ordered it. We will continue to come to the restaurant, but most likely will stay away on holidays.

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j
Washington DC
101 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

This used to be one of our favorite restaurants--not so much any more It isn't fair to judge a restaurant based on a holiday dine. Still a biggie goof by the server was critical. I told our server that I couldn't have gluten so when I ordered a Caesar salad she confirmed that the croutons should be omitted. So far so good. When we got to dessert we were talking about my gluten free options. She told me that the pecan pie didn't have crust only pecans. When I ate it I tasted crust. Oops! I spoke to the manager about the importance of servers understanding ingredients. He then spoke with the server who became defensive telling me she thought I knew it had gluten. My sensitivity is not life threatening & I have some thing to take in case I accidentally eat gluten, but some people could have a serious medical emergency from eating gluten. We aren't going to rush back there.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Mothers Day

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HB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a good place to eat. Normally we will have dinner there since that is what they are specialists at. For Mother's Day, we went there for what we thought would be brunch. However, their 'brunch' menu was nearly nonexistent and it was mostly their normal lunch/dinner menu. There were a lot of people that were suckered into this as they took advantage of the day. I skipped over a lot of other places because they posted their menus and they did not have breakfast items on there.

It is not that hard to cook eggs, sausage, bacon and other breakfast foods. If you are going to open early to take advantage of a holiday crowd, then take the time to have a proper menu, even if it is not something you normally do.

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Y
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Seasons 52 is one of my go-to locations for work lunches because of the quality and timely service and the menu offers a range of options for all dietary preferences.

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T
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic for everything I will definitely be back

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CD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I have always enjoyed the food at Seasons 52. It had been awhile since I had dined there, and they have made changes to their main and desert menus.

This time was no different. The wait staff was on the ball and the food is still very good. I highly recommend the pea and kale soup.

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n
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best halibut i’ve Eaten! Too bad the season is so short!

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ES
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My reservation included that we were celebrating a birthday and the recipient received a card. We all recurved an appetizer. They brought out a special dessert tray (with candle!). And champagne to close the night!! Fantastic birthday treatment. More than we could have expected

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C
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Suite à mon départ des États Unis en 2017, je n’étais pas revenue chez Seasons 52. Quelle très belle surprise : excellente adresse, cuisine excellente et raffinée, personnel attentionné, vins de qualité. A recommander absolument

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k
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was our anniversary and they made it special. Great service, a nice table and terrific food. Shrimp and grits was perfect.

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R
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was alright, although it seemed like he was fairly new, but the manager made the experience worthwhile when he came and made small talk with us about the service. Overall I would most definitely come back and tell everyone about this great restaurant.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

First time experience at Seasons 52, and the ambiance and service was great. Food was mediocre for the price. I had the roasted half chicken, which was okay. My partner had the fish which he enjoyed. We also had a bottle of Malbec which was great. First time going here, but will return if I am ever in Bethesda.

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M
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love Seasons 52. Food is always good and appropriate portions. Adding more fresh spring veggies would be optimal. Put away the cauliflower and use more broccoli

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DC
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was great, as always, but I should have asked for a better description of the roasted pepper chutney that topped the halibut before ordering. It was so spicy hot I couldn't eat it, which was a shame because the fish itself was delicious. My husband's lamb loin was unfortunately overcooked and chewy and had the same too spicy pepper topping. Oh, well. The flatbread and beet salad were both yummy, though! We'll be back but will be ordering differently.

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f
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

good food, attentive service, fair prices. the restaurant does not have an extensive menu. there are a good variety of choices.

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MW
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, food was delicious. Service was efficient.

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Y
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful experience with our out of town guests. Kevin, our server was fantastic. My family will be back.

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PM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyable, excellent service, food was quite good. I appreciate the slightly-more-budget-friendly menu they have out for the spring, where you get a starter/entree/dessert.

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JS
Washington DC
74 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Easter celebration with family and friends was smooth and delightful. The service and attention to everyone's needs were meet with friendly smiles. Good food, good service and good times. Thank you.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Seemed slow in the kitchen maybe not prepared for a busy day

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L
Washington DC
91 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for the Easter brunch. Restaurant was very busy but our service was very good. The brunch selections were delicious. Scallops were cooked perfectly. Steak and eggs were excellent. The split pea and kale soup was the clear winner here. We had delicious desserts and enjoyed the special $6 peach bellinis. A manager checked in to see how we were enjoying our meal. We really enjoyed it.

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G
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I went for Easter brunch. Our server’s name was Jen and she was absolutely fantastic. My grandmother is extremely particular and can be super needy at times but Jen handled it with ease and made sure we had a great experience. The food was great as always. Can’t wait to go back.

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M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Service was a bit below normal. I had a hard time finding our server, our drinks were empty (would have ordered more) and he never brought one of our extra drinks as ordered.

Next time I will try something besides the gnocchi- very dry.

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IC
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always good god and comfortable setting. Easter Sunday made for a hectic day so the service got things a little mixed up but our waiter bought us around of drinks.

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c
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always enjoy meals at 52. Easter meal was very good. only complaint was the sirlon steak was a bit tough at one end of the steak. We will be back.

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r
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I would recommend Seasons 52 for it's fresh local eats, and atmosphere.

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SP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waitress, Nicole, was terrific and so was the food. This is our new Favorite Restaurant!

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