But seriously. Everything on the menu is under 475 calories. If that doesn’t intrigue you, I don’t know what will!
Seasons 52 will forever be my all time favorite restaurant. Located smack dab in Orlando’s Restaurant Row, this gem is popular among the city’s patrons of good food, good service. Restaurant Row is a mecca of restaurants along Sand Lake Road in the west side of the city. Restaurant range from classy to upscale, and Seasons ends in the upper casual spectrum.
During the lunch time, you will find people having business meetings/breaks, family gatherings or people catching up. While at night time, you will find couples having dinners, and more formal settings. What I love about this restaurant is that with the superior customer service, food and interior design, you get this upper class feel without the pressure of having to dress to the 9’s unlike some restaurants.
The dress code is business casual to formal. I’m pretty sure the most relaxed that you can pass in is wearing a Lacoste Polo, Chubbies Shorts and Sperry’s (which I may or may not have been wearing when I went last). But take away the Lacoste Polo and replace that with a tank or a vulgar shirt and I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have been accepted in!
For lunch, you should be fine just walking in without any prior reservations, but it is recommended that you make reservations for night time.
The waiters are very friendly and accommodating. Due to the nature of the menu, they will ask if you have been here before, so they can explain what their restaurant is all about. The menu changes with the seasons and it’s rare for you to find the same dish twice if you go again in a few weeks or a month. I like this because it keeps the restaurant fresh and each experience fun! But the downside is that if you develop a favorite, it may or may not be there the next time you show up. But the most beautiful thing is: everything is under 475 calories!
As far as price goes, between the superior service (from my experience, it may differ for people), the fresh ingredients and the excellent interior, the price is appropriate. Be prepared to spend about $25-$40 per person, depending on what you get.
Appetizers. We got the Goat Cheese and Artichoke Flatbread, and Lump Crab, Roasted Shrimp and Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms for appetizers. The flatbread was delicious, but the Mushroom/Crab/Shrimp dish was brilliantly made. As weird as the three of them sound together, it was the perfect combination.
Entree. I got the Caramelized Sea Scallops with risotto and asparagus. From my experience with scallops, it’s usually a hit or miss with the preparations of these. And I liked that this was done just right. The sweetness of the caramelized top really compliments that flavor that scallops have. The red peppers and peas make a nice and simple addition to the risotto. And the asparagus was seasoned lightly and arranged appropriately with the dish.
Mini indulgences. This is what I always look forward to every time I go here. When you are done eating, the waiter will bring out a set of these temptations. They will briefly explain what each is. Each is beautiful created and you can indulge without feeling guilty. I got the S’mores on which the second top from the left and it was absolutely delicious! It was layered perfectly. It was a brownie bottom, with mouse, topped with chocolate ganache, marshmallows and a chocolate dipped graham cracker. Brilliantly made!
By the time I was done, I felt satisfied. Not full to the point of the need to be rolled out of the restaurant, but not starving to the point of making myself something when I get home. That’s what I love about this restaurant. I get to indulge in a delicious and stunning meal, without feeling guilty or feeling like I cheated my diet.
And there you have it. My personal review of this place! While I have other close favorites such as Monsieur Paul at EPCOT’s France or the Capital Grille, this one is my go to restaurant every time!