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Seasons 52

10250 Santa Monica Blvd. (Avenue of the Stars) Send to Phone
Los Angeles outpost of the fresh grill and wine bar concept.
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Seasons 52 Restaurant Review

: Seasons 52 is not new to the restaurant scene. Started in 2003, there are more than 30 locations in the U.S. The name states the concept: the menu changes every season and the chef’s menu of specials every week, to ensure that the ingredients are in season and the freshest possible. The menu is health-conscious-driven: there is no item with more than 475 calories. To give taste, in lieu of butter, rustic cooking techniques are used, such as roasting, caramelizing, wood-fire grilling and brick-oven cooking. Enter the Century City location to find a U-shape piano bar with nightly entertainment and an Herb Garden with over 150 plants that the chef uses all over the menu. The color tones come from mahogany wood throughout, as well as the open kitchen. You must start with the flatbreads. The crust is so fine that you can order more than one (and there is a special box to take the leftovers back home). The spicy chipotle shrimp with grilled pineapple, feta cheese and roasted poblano peppers is quite a combination, but it works. We also recommend the mushrooms stuffed with Dungeness crab and roasted shrimps presented on an escargot dish, the cider-glazed grilled chicken skewers on a bed of Fuji apple slaw, or the goat cheese ravioli in an organic tomato broth. The entrées are not as creative as the beginning of the menu, though the carrots served with the salmon roasted on a cedar plank tasted as carrots should when they are organic; the same goes for the roasted potatoes that accompanied the Piedmontese bone-in strip steak. Their presentation is nothing exciting; unlike the pomegranate margarita martini or the “Blackberry Storm” cocktails you should sip before dining. Desserts are called “Mini Indulgences” because they are served in small glasses, with only a few bites to ensure that the calorie count stays low. Out of eight choices, the raspberry-chocolate chip with a cannoli was the best. The wine list has some 100 labels from all over the world, of which you can order 60 by the glass. Before pouring the glass, your waiter will make sure you’ve made the right choice by giving you a small amount to taste. You also can experience Seasons 52 on the outdoor patio.

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