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

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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4.4

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4.5

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4.4

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4.2

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (53)
Seasonal (52)
Good for a Date (47)
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Creative Cuisine (47)
Happy Hour (46)
Healthy (44)
Good for Birthdays (38)
Bar Seating (38)
Business Meals (36)
Great for Lunch (36)
Good for Groups (35)
Casual (34)
Fit for Foodies (31)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
Fun (27)
Local Ingredients (23)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Romantic (22)
Notable Wine List (21)
Live Music (20)
Vibrant Bar Scene (20)
Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Cozy (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Hot Spot (16)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Comfort Food (15)
People Watching (15)
Good Vegetarian Options (15)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Organic (13)
Quick Bite (12)
Authentic (10)
Disabled Access (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Great Beer (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Tapas (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Scenic View (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

PERFECTION! How can you expand on that? This eating establishment does it RIGHT!

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Casual, Great Beer, Organic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Healthy, People Watching, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

Always have a great experience here! Zzzzzzzzzzzzz

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Healthy, Business Meals, Local Ingredients
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

Nicole our waitress was wonderful! We were celebrating my friends birthday and Nicole made it special. Thanks!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

Seasons 52 is always a great place to go. I love the salmon, it is always cooked to perfection. Happy hour is fun there too.

Tags: People Watching, Notable Wine List, Casual, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We’ve eaten at Seasons 52 many times and usually enjoy it. On this occasion we were given a poor table near a doorway/waiter traffic. I would have recommended the manager not add this table - even though the restaurant was busy. I am in the restaurant business though my restaurants are not located in San Diego.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 12, 2018

3 person party. we all had seafood (carmelized scallops, plank salmon, sea bass) and enjoyed our dishes (nice presentation, tasty food); we also had one each of their desserts. The one, possibly trifling, mar in the service was that while the server was attentative and assidious in refills (soda and iced tea), she never brought straws with the refills (we had 2 refills of one beverage and 1 refill of another).

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Excellent service from making reservation and changing it to a later time and having a booth for my girlfriend's birthday celebration! Delicious meal and cocktails! Thank you SEASON'S 52!

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Excellent customer service. SO accomodating! Delicious food. Overall, one of my favorite restaurants!

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great food very tasty. Came with a co worker for lunch and wow. We will be back soon. Next time I will order the steak / lobster tail / shrimp / scallops

Tags: Comfort Food, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Casual, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Lunch was excellent as was our service.
Our go to place when in LaJolla.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Convenient local place for dinner. Good drinks, flat breads were quite tasty. One guest didn't enjoy the scallop dish while another did. Manager promptly comped the dissatisfied individual. Others were happy with their salmon dishes. Overall quite acceptable, convenient, and well run place

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Was my birthday. The waiter John was outstanding. Brought us Champaign, took a picture. Everything was on time. He was attentive. I live pretty close. My favorite restaurant. Had the best time. Thank you seasons 52. Taking friends to your sister restaurant off harbor drive tomorrow night.

Semper Fi
Bill

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Monday night (holiday). Family dinner.

Excellent venue. Service was great. Ambiance was nice. Prices seemed to have gone up about 10% since our last visit in early 2017.

Food tonight was less tasty than previous visits. Pizza was oh-so-salty. Medium-well filet mignon was came out well-done and basically dead. Mash potatoes were stale and hard. Fish was of lower quality than before. Desserts were way too sweet.

Overall though, this is a great above-average dining option, cumulative review of this restaurant is better than tonight's less-than-good night.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Celebrating NYE with friends. Great food and atmosphere. Slightly expensive, but worth it.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Delicious food quick and friendly service friendly staff access convenient inside luxury Mall in La Jolla. Recommend making reservation. Parking easy.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 1, 2018

My husband and I spent New Year’s Eve dinner at Seasons 52. We ordered the same meals we had before.. scallops with risotto and a lobster tail on the side, shrimp & grits, and Brussels sprouts. The food is always fresh and delicious. This is one of our favorite restaurants. Only downside is that it is always freezing in this restaurant. The air conditioning runs high. I have to wear a jacket when I eat here.

Tags: Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I loved their healthy food options. Food was great, service was even better!

Tags: Live Music, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, People Watching, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Sensational service, yummy menu with healthy selections and options to amend.
Season's has been one of my favorite dining spots since it opened years ago.
Daniella Papay the manager is on top of her game in managing the staff. Everyone is so accommodating and with a smile!!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Healthy, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Gluten Free Options, Live Music
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Renee our server was amazing !! She made great recommendations and was just the right amount of attentive. The food was great and reasonably priced. Love that my parking got validated too . Can't wait to go back! Hopefully we will have Renee serve us again :)

Tags: Healthy, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

I came here to have a celebratory dinner with a group of 10. I ordered the New York Steak Strip with a side of lobster tail. The meat was cooked perfectly medium-rare and was absolutely delicious. Our server surprised us with a toast of champagne and a variety of desserts to finish up our meal. I loved the ambiance of this restaurant because it isn't too loud and beautifully decorated inside.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent food and service! Very pleasant environment.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Dine here often. Always a consistent and positive experience. Enjoyed the crab cake, ravioli, short ribs and meat loaf. Love the sea scallops. Nicole was a very attentive and upbeat server.
Appreciate the $25 reward for my next visit here.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great food & pretty good service, but had to wait for check & seemed annoyed when asked to provide change for valet

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Seasons 52 has been one of our favorite restaurants since it opened in La Jolla but, unfortunately, our recent dinner there was very disappointing. The food was mediocre. Our server was nice but not familiar with the menu items beyond the written description. For example, questions were asked about the vegetarian plate that he did not know nor did he have any interest in finding out from the kitchen. The entire meal was very disappointing and not worth the effort to try again as there are too many consistently good restaurants to chose from.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Brooke was the best server we have ever had here. Christmas Eve reservations were a mess; either people were taking too long to eat or they hadn't planned well to hold tables for confirmed reservations, because it was a zoo at front and we had to wait 20 mins. past our reservation time in a crowded area. But once we sat down Brooke was a superhero. We had terrific service and she got our dishes out promptly. Their basic salad is always delicious here, and we also enjoyed the beet salad; cheese flatbread (which is just ok); steaks; and the maui crunch mango tuna salad, as well as the mini desserts. The food here is usually pretty reliable but the service can sometimes be maddening. Three cheers for Brooke!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We dined at Seasons 52 UTC on Christmas Eve. The food was great as always, the service good, too, but our booth close to the bar (but not in the bar room) was very noisy. And the live music we were told would be there--and were looking forward to--did not appear. Still a favorite restaurant of mine.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Seasons 52 offers consistently great cuisine. They offer a creative menu which changes by season to capture locally fresh ingredients. Their menu specializes in healthy gourmet selections. from seafood to steak. The flatbreads are an appetizer must - all are delish! And don’t worry about leaving room for dessert - you have to have one! They come in shot size glasses and the variety is too tempting to resist! The atmosphere is classy casual. I love this place!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Tapas, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Holiday lunch was great

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The salmon was delicious and our server was great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Fun, Healthy, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Food (taste and temperature) was overall good.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 19, 2017

I love Seasons! This was a birthday celebration but we are regulars. There is no better ambiance...it’s always beautiful and festive. The service is always lovely and never disappoints. I had to dock a star for food quality because the last two times we’ve been there the scallops have come out overdone: a very hot plate with dried out scallops, suggesting they’d been under the heat lamp too long. But I can’t leave on a critical note cuz I love the place!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Our lunch was delicious and our server was outstanding. Seasons 52 is one of our favorite restaurants and the perfect spot for two friends to have lunch and exchange Christmas gifts.
Perfect!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Fun, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Food was well prepared and tasty. Service was absolutely brilliant. Very attentive without being intrusive.

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Everything was excellent
Jen our server did a magnificent job

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 18, 2017

We love great food and quiet ambiance. Seasons 52 fit the bill. We'll be back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Cozy, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (Perth / WA)·Dined on December 18, 2017

This was a nice looking restaurant to be located in a mall. the staff was very pleasant. I have to say that at least some of the food was not that good however. The short ribs I ordered were very dry - seemed like they had been made hours before and left to sit in a heat lamp. My spouse ordered the fish special which she said was moist and tender - pretty good.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Something has changed at Seasons 52. They must have a new chef or something. I’ve been going here since they opened and food has always been great. This time around not so hot. Vegetables were bland and under cooked. Pork tenderloin was over cooked. They’ve changed some dessert silverware. I know that’s a little thing to be complaining about but it’s the little things that made them unique. The menu they claim to change by the season doesn’t really change all that much. Still a good place but it’s slowly loosing its appeal and management isn’t helping with whatever is going on.

Tags: Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Terrible food! Tough scallops with a miniscule amount of risotto that was completely flavorless. Beef short ribs that were fatty and also had no flavor. Very expensive for very mediocre cafeteria style food. We ordered coffee and it wasn't hot so we asked for another cup and that wasn't hot either. Third cup finally was hot but by then we didn't even want it. Pretty patio too bad it was not a good meal.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Daniela was very helpful and accommodating. Made our experience memorable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was just ok. Lobster Bisque was thin. Flat bread ordinary. Roasted chicken was just average.

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