About Seasons 52 - San Diego - UTC

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.

4505 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA 92122
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Genesee Ave.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Visa

Phone Number:
(858) 450-1252

Website:
http://www.seasons52.com/

Parking Details:
We offer complimentary valet service.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Sunday Brunch

Sundays from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Sunday Brunch

Sundays from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Details

Join us every Sunday for a seasonal brunch featuring pasture-raised egg entrées and signature brunch cocktails. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Aug 9, 2017 - Dec 9, 2017 on Sundays from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM.

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Join us for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings, like traditional herb stuffing and Yukon mashed potatoes. And finish your experience with a Pumpkin Pie Mini Indulgence, or two. Now accepting reservations.

Private Dining

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 - San Diego - UTC Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

service

4.4

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4.4

value

4.2

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (46)
Seasonal (46)
Good for a Date (42)
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Special Occasion (37)
Business Meals (36)
Casual (34)
Fit for Foodies (34)
Creative Cuisine (33)
Happy Hour (31)
Healthy (31)
Bar Seating (28)
Great for Lunch (27)
Good for Groups (25)
Fun (21)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Local Ingredients (17)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Notable Wine List (16)
Romantic (16)
Cozy (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Live Music (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Organic (11)
Hot Spot (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Authentic (8)
Disabled Access (8)
People Watching (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Tapas (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Scenic View (4)
Vegan (4)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great Beer (2)
Spicy (2)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

It was crowded and the usuals mix people. Business and friends dining.
We all ordered the harvest menu. Not a good value at all for the money. The lamb was tasteless. Salad was ok. My friend had the short ribs and liked her meal. Two of our friends had the vegetarian option which was basically a huge broccoli, some grits that was labeled “ paella, “a kohlrabi “steak “and spaghetti squash. Not a very good mix.

The food took forever as we munched on our salads which had no dressing. Spinach and pear salads.

The only redeeming factor is our waitress was apologetic and since we were celebrating birthdays gave us our wines on the House.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

Good and dependable would recommend again .........................Kudos to wait staff

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

We went on a Monday night at 5:30 and there were 6 of us. It was hopping for a Monday night! We have been to this place a few other times but these last two times I felt it was a tad less than usual. Although our waiter was very good most of the time, we were left a few times without water and had to flag someone down to get our refills. I think it was because he was too busy. Maybe they weren't expecting such a crowd on a Monday? We also had to ask about our food because though our appetizers were brought on time, our mains took forever -- way too long. They have a great happy hour menu and wine. Flatbreads were good as was the meatball appetizer. This is the second time my salmon tasted fishy on the salad. Will take a break from coming here for awhile and not recommending it at this time. Hopefully, they will pick it up soon as it was generally a good place to eat.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Good food, good service. Atmosphere feels business formal - dark, wood paneling, cloth table coverings, but it felt comfortable. Would recommend to others, and I'd look forward to dining there again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Healthy
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 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

This particular Seasons has a great positive vibe! New management? Whatever it is, everyone working there is happy and efficient!! Loved Nick our server! Going back soon :-)

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This place never disappoints.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We asked to be seated in a quieter space and that was made possible. The food was delicious. The service was excellent. The desserts were enticing. Once one person in our party tasted my dessert, she ordered one herself. The number of calories was a selling point. The complimentary valet service made a big difference.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great food and service. I wish they carried a bigger selection of more draft beer.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Authentic, Kid-friendly, People Watching, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Organic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Healthy, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Spicy, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I have dined at Seasons zillions of times and have introduced it to several family members and friends. Last few visits have been disappointing. Same great service, but food is just not as good.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Happy Hour, Seasonal
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great for a light lunch - tasty, yet not so much food you want a nap afterwards. Unique choices, served a bit out of the ordinary to lower the calorie count. Service is professional - but make a resi, it's busy for lunch.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy, Seasonal, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Hostest was very mean , I git my reservation at 7:15 and she told me that doesn’t matter I have to wait 50 minutes. That is not her problem that people don’t leave.
I went into the bar and she never called me. I finally eat there, leave at 9:30 and she never texted me that My table was ready.
Very discriminative

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 8, 2017

evening- noisy! there should be a level higher than energetic called deafening! we enjoyed the spinach salad, the filet was cooked the way I like it, and loved the tiny dessert shots

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Really nice restaurant! Great variety of healthy, delicious food at reasonable prices . Attentive service . Validated, valet parking is a plus.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Seasons 52 is just so darn fabulous! We love it.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Salad was soggy and distasteful, salmon was cooked perfectly with a medium rare pink center .My husband’s macaroni and cheese was watery and unappetizing and the lobster tail that came with it was very small. Portion size was inconsistent with the previous times that we had visited this restaurant.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Disappointed that they no longer had the flatbread and wine and the server over charged for my wine. Otherwise food was delicious and the service was good.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We went for my birthday.. I be been before but my husband had never been.. I've only been to the Costa Mesa location.. it was very nice we were staying in Del Mar for the breeders cup . Google location and was happy to see only 10 to 15 minutes away. Had the salmon and steak. Everything was good. The waitress also brought a champagne toast for my birthday!! Great service good food, and happy hour was until 7 . We have friends going to San Diego next week I am definitely tell them to try it. I know they will like it. Loved the Harvest deal!!
Thanks
Linda

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Casual, Great Beer, Seasonal, Fun, Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

We had a nice evening and our server was excellent

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 30, 2017

After some initial confusion we were seated at the table requested at reservation. Our server Andrew was energetic and knowledgeable of the menu. He brought us two cocktails off the menu which we liked very much. The Chicken Flatbread was soggy and bland unlike our previous experience at this place. The Caramelized Sea Scallops were over done and did not pair well with the runny risotto and greens. The Lamb Shank to the contrary was exceptional, cooked to perfection and flavorful. The mini desserts are always a favorite with us and we enjoyed a double espresso with it. Andrew was attentive and made our evening. Thank you.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I come back to this restaurant over and over again due to their impressive menu options that transitions with the season! I so enjoy the food and the staff who are always happy to see us.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Late-night Find
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

We made a reservation to celebrate with my employees and a couple on a date was sat at our table with us! Really made everyone feel uncomfortable or talk about business with them trying to enjoy a nice dinner. Honestly left all of us wishing we chose a different venue

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Absolutely love their menu with great seasonal options. They had a special, $30 for soup/salad, main entree, and desert plus a glass of wine for $6! Filet was fantastic as was the butternut squash soup... second time here and need to go back to try a couple other menu items that looked yummy! Great service as well...

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cancún)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Made a reservation for recognition luncheon and enjoyed the food!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Great variety in the menu from salads to more hearty options!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Quick Bite
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I've been twice now. Both times the quality and food has been stellar. Service both times however have been less than stellar. Good value with the 3-course fall special going on right now.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I come here often...and Seasons 52 had never failed to be 5 stars.
My friends and I had the Harvest Menu for $29.99. Outstansding.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

First rate!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Anniversary Dinner was awesome.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 17, 2017

we went for the harvest meal. starter/main course/dessert for $30.
Main course: Half chicken is very dry and bland.
Dessert: pumpkin pie is way too sweet.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 16, 2017

This restaurant located at the east end of UTC near Potterybarn features seasonal vegetables and BETTER food and service than other brands in their restaurant family including olive garden. This is a special occasion restaurant, nice big bar, live music from behind the bar every evening. Private room dining available. Busy weekday La Jolla lunch crowd. Don't show up dressed down! The food is good, attractively prepared. One tiny complaint was the roasted root veg-purple carrot yellow beer potato medley- the carrots lacked flavor. It wasn't the preparation: the texture and caramelization were all there. It was the actual carrot. No flavor. The cedar plank salmon was fresh juicy and full of flavor. Beautidul. Also, the roast artichoke was terrific as were the shisito peppers. We will be back!

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

The service was outstanding. My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary. From the manager to our server, the staff provided amazing service and made the occasion very special for us. My wife loved the food and attention to detail the staff put into our service. I really appreciate all the attention to detail that was invested and I can highly recommend Seasons 52 to anyone that is looking for a fine dinning experience with excellent service. Once again, thanks to all the staff at Seasons 52 UTC San Diego for the experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Good evening except server dropped food twice !! Food slipped off plates onto floor

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was good as usual but stay off the patio if the heaters are putting out helicopter noises.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 13, 2017

There was some mix up with our reservation but they accommodated us without any problems.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 10, 2017

great service and food

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We've been there many times, and have never been disappointed. The food is consistently good. The service is excellent, and the price is very fair.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Organic, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Casual, Fun, People Watching, Seasonal, Authentic, Disabled Access, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food was good, did not get offered the Harvest Menu which is why we came in and there is not a good description on the reduced menu. New server who was working very hard, but it was busy and did not get app until after the first course had come out.

Over all a great night just a few mishaps.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Awesome delicious food, a bit on the pricey side but overall food portions & quality are still worth it. The crabcake & seabass are to die for. Porkbelly & shortrib also very good as well.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Brilliant seasonal farm to table cuisine!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Excellent food quality and presentation. Enjoyed the service for a business lunch that went extremely well, without apparent effort! Will go again

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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