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Local cuisine, American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Seasons 52 is a fresh grill and wine bar that invites guests to discover the sensational flavors of a seasonally-inspired menu and award-winning international wine list in a casually-sophisticated ambiance.At Seasons 52, we pride ourselves on offering our guests: * Seasonally-inspired dining choices expertly designed to excite and surprise the palate * An award-winning international wine list featuring diverse wine selections that personalize the dining experience * Knowledgeable, approachable service that inspires confidence * A casually-sophisticated adult ambiance that feels inviting
US$15 - US$25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
American, Contemporary
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Back after ages... the patio seating has been increased, with heat lamps as needed for our cool California evenings. Flatbread was excellent as was the rainbow trout and scallops. Our server was kind and helpful and we had a wonderful evening.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 29 May 2021

Seasons 52 Management, I have limited my dining out as I am very careful of my diet. I only eat gluten-friendly items, and I eat a very clean, healthy diet. My family ate at your Costa Mesa location on May 28th, 2021. I now have...your Costa Mesa restaurant on my short list for restaurants I am willing to dine at! I appreciate your selection of gluten free, locally sourced menu selections. Thank you for a separate menu that makes it very clear what is gluten-friendly, lactose free, vegetarian options and vegan options. We also appreciated the very attentive staff waiting on us. They went above and beyond to make sure we had what we needed; they answered all of our questions (if they did not know they went and found out the answer), they were very professional, attentive, and personable. I did not have to ask for anything twice, which is often the case at other restaurants. I want to give a well deserved shout out for superb service from Logan (our main server) and Grant who helped Logan. Also, I am a pickle aficionado; I go out of my way to purchase pickles that are fresh, crisp, not overly pickled, and tasty. The pickle that accompanies the Naked Cheddar Burger is outstanding! Thank you Seasons 52 for really good food, great service, and a thoughtful menu. We appreciate you and will be back! And, we are giving you good reviews online :)More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 23 May 2021 via mobile

Extremely overpriced and disappointing!. I made reservations for 2 people on a Saturday at 4:30, showed up right at 4:30 and they asked us to wait outside, no big deal, we waited, waited and WAITED!, 20 minutes passed and I went to check what was...going on, the hostess was like "I was about to go get you", and I was like "I'm here, can we get sitted now?", She is like just a couple more seconds... Yes! Another 15 minutes passed and I walked in one more time to see if we were getting a table or not, then our server Justin finally took us through the whole empty restaurant!, There was nobody!!! What the heck!, We waited 35 minutes to get a table at a completely empty restaurant?, How ridiculous is that. If they didn't want our business they could have told us and we could have left right away, and not make us wait until we get sick and tired and leave. So frustrating!. We ended up staying because we knew by that time, 5:30, we wouldn't find anything else. Started with an outrageous bottle of sparkling wine that cost $10 but they charge $60. Whatever, ordered a couple appetizers and the risotto was cold, mushrooms were decent, not sure if worth what they charge but alright. My friend got the pork chop and it was dry and overcooked, I got the trout and it was a paper thin slice of the fish, definitely not worth the money we paid for, but we had no choice. After that, we ordered another bottle of wine, and they brought the check right away, they literally wanted us out of there immediately since they were finally getting busier, I paid and never got our water refilled again, nobody ever came back and check if we wanted something else. Seriously several people walked by us and nobody acknowledge us again. Take your money somewhere else for a better meal and better place, people here are clearly not regulars, some even wear their work out clothes all sweaty, gross. They shouldn't allow that, how disgusting is to sit next to people who stink and still pay a highly elevated dinner for such low quality food and wine.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 1 February 2021 via mobile

My wife and I decided to stop in for lunch today to catch up with a good friend and the staff who we consider our family. Rachael doubled as our waitress and bartender. Her professional and friendly demeanor always makes a good experience the best!...While waiting for our friend to join us, Rachael got our beverage orders going. After catching up some with our friend, we ordered an off the menu starter of gluten-free crisps and avocado-lime crema. Absolutely delicious! For our main courses, my wife ordered their lunch Blackened Mahi Mahi Tacos while I opted for the Steak Salad and our friend the Maui Tuna Crunch Salad. My wife truly enjoyed her tacos! My salad was superb with the steak cooked a perfect rare! Our friend raved about his tuna and salad. Believe I will have to try that next time. We were very happy to see that all COVID-19 protocols were being followed. We truly appreciated the entire Season’s 52 staff and their efforts making each and every experience wonderful! Thank you Rachael, Rhonda, and Martin! Looking forward to our next visit!More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 31 October 2020 via mobile

Stopped in for a Friday afternoon lunch with my wife. Always a terrific experience! We opened with a glass of Vanderpump Rose and a Rye Manhattan. Casey was our server/bartender. after a bit of decompression we ordered an off the menu item, Seared Ahi. We...truly appreciate the flexibility Chef Amanda and the rest of the staff have while meeting off the menu requests! For our entrée my wife opted again for something off the menu. A special macaroni and cheese with Korean short rib skewers chopped up on top while I went for the grilled artichoke and lemon hummus. The dishes were absolutely fantastic! The Korean short ribs actually beefed up the macaroni and cheese to a full meal scale with excellent flavor combinations! For dessert we opted for standard mini Indulgences which are always just the right size and delicious! Topping my meal off with an old fashion rounded out our lunch. Again our hat is off to Casey, Chef Amanda, and Matt for an exceptionally lovely lunch! Thank you!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 15 September 2020 via mobile

My wife and I stopped for lunch. We were quickly reminded about our last visit to this restaurant. The young lady who greeted us was warm and friendly. Rachel our server was great. She was very helpful. She smiled and was very knowledgeable. She listened...to our requests and made them happen. Definitely no attitude here. The actual dishes were delicious. My wife and I shared the flat bread, pesto chicken and Mozzarella. With added red onions. Really tasty. I almost ordered another order. My wife had the potato leek soup without the bacon. She liked it and I tasted it and it was very good. I also had the Maryland style lump crab cake. It was served in a lightly toasted brioche bun. It was scrumptious. The chef in the kitchen is really talented. His or her ability to blend flavors was perfect. I only wish that we lived closer. I would eat here at least once a week. After our shopping we returned for dessert. It was served in a small cylinder shaped glass. It was Belgian chocolate served layered chocolate cake, with a mousse and topped with toasted marshmallows. Delicious. Our server for dessert was Dori who recently moved here from Tennessee. Our gain, she was really nice too. I even called the manager over to complement him on his hiring practices. It is also a very nice environment to enjoy really nice food and service. Very reasonable prices too. I cannot wait to go back. Note: they have social distancing seating inside. It is a large restaurant so it still holds many people. Go and you will enjoy.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 14 September 2020 via mobile

What weekend would be complete if not stopping for dinner at SEASONS 52 especially due restaurant week? My wife and I were lucky enough to get seating in the lounge via OpenTable. What an evening of traffic dining! My wife started with a glass of...Pinot noir and I a Rye Manhattan. Martin, our server and bartender, did a terrific job tending to our needs! He was professional, approachable, and friendly! I’m glad to see that all team members were following COVID-19 protocols to the letter. We open with an off the menu seared Ahi starter. My wife up to go with the macaroni and cheese and Caesar salad while I enjoyed the restaurant week pork chop special with asparagus soup. My wife thoroughly enjoyed her Mac & Cheese and Caesar salad. The asparagus soup was delicious and the pork chop succulent. The accompanying green beans and marble potatoes were scrumptious as well. For dessert we enjoyed our mini indulgences and a New Old Fashioned. We will be back!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 30 May 2020 via mobile

After enduring 2 1/2 months of stay at home with occasional takeout from our normal places my wife and I were able to go out last night! What better place to start out than SEASONS 52 in Costa Mesa? It was great to see all...of our friends, sometimes with tears as we caught up. They took terrific care of us! We were seated in the lounge where they had every other booth open with all the staff wearing face coverings. We felt very safe during our entire visit. We decided on cocktails and a nice bottle of Silver Oak Cabernet to celebrate the day! To start we asked for off the menu seared ahi! The tuna melted in our mouthes! Way yummy! My wife ordered the pork tenderloin subing Yukon mash for polenta. I ordered the surf and turf adding mushrooms. Always scrumptious! For dessert we tried their mini indulgences, our favorites! What a great evening trying to get back to a somewhat normal mode. Face coverings were asked to be worn when not at the table. Minor inconvenience well worth it for the terrific evening! Our sincere thanks go out to Matt, Shawn, Martin, Laura, and Rachel for making her first night out the best! Looking forward to our next visit!More

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed 11 March 2020 via mobile

This was my first visit and will not be my last. A delightful menu and interesting wine list. The food was perfect and the service faultless.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 17 February 2020 via mobile

Decent food and good service. This location seemed a little more causal than others I've visited. Food was excellent at other locations but food was still good here. Server offered good customer service.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Response from Adrenlen | Reviewed this property |
Regarding specials, they have a seasonal menu and a regular standard menu. The dress is dressy casual. You will really enjoy Seasons 52.
10 February 2016|
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Response from Ann B | Reviewed this property |
The answer is 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM. We did not go for that so I'm not sure what they offer at that time but if it's done the way everything else is you should enjoy it.
8 March 2015|
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Frequently Asked Questions about Seasons 52

Yes, Seasons 52 offers takeaway services.

Yes, Seasons 52 offers delivery services.

Seasons 52 is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5