For the person that is trying to manage their waistline but is still craving delicious food and perhaps an equally as delicious cocktail, then Seasons 52 is the place for you! They offer a wide variety of entrees that change from season to season based on what is fresh. The menu items are designed to stay below a 475 calorie count but no dish has sacrificed any flavor. Not only is the food delicious but the service is exceptional and the atmosphere is everything you would expect from a fine dining establishment. And of course, it comes complete with an in-house pianist!
At the beginning of the meal, guests are greeted with a cheerful introduction from the server and questions about whether the person has dined at Seasons 52 before. This opens the server up to introduce the high points of the restaurant while highlighting the more popular entrees in a clever way to ensure that all of the guests have the best possible experience. When I attended the Seasons 52 Dunwoody location, I had a charming server named Richard who went out of his way to answer all of the questions that I had about the menu and as he walked the line between flirting and superb customer service, as he lead me to one of the best meals that I have had in a long time.
For my appetizer, I had the ripe plum tomato flatbread which was an excellent balance of the crispy crunch of the thin flatbread and the rich flavor of the fresh mozzarella and the even fresher, perfectly ripened tomatoes. For my entrée, I was in the mood for something on the lighter side so Richard suggested the Greek salad with shrimp. Now I would consider myself to be somewhat of a connoisseur of Greek salads and I have not had one that can beat the refreshing taste of the lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers and the perfectly cooked shrimp that I was encouraged to add to my salad.
If you have a taste for wine then Seasons 52 has you covered. They have a wine list that includes several different wines in multiple varietals and there will most certainly be one that fits your taste. If you know nothing about wine then your server will be trained on the best kinds to pair with certain entrees. After I ordered my food, Richard suggested the King Estate Pinot Gris. Now I don’t know much about wine or how wine is supposed to taste with food but I do know that the Pinot Gris that I had was delicious and I say “grazie” in the pure Italian, wine sipping tradition.
Now, a dessert list at a calorie conscious restaurant can be a tricky thing. People do not want one that tastes like aspartame or cardboard so how did Seasons 52 remedy this? They made multiple different kinds, put them into small glasses and created a display that they can bring to the table so that the guests are able to choose as many as they want. I chose one of my favorites, carrot cake, to find out how it stood up to in the carrot cake category and it was to die for! The only problem with it was that it was gone much too soon.
Seasons 52 is the best restaurant that I have found for the health conscious consumer. They have meals that are carefully crafted for the individual that enjoys the taste of fresh vegetables that are lightly seasoned so that the person can enjoy it based mostly on the quality of the ingredients. The service in addition to the drink list is enough to make a person feel like royalty and the desserts are a delectable, guilt free treat to sweetly end the evening.
On Peachtree Rd. at W. Paces