Seasons 52 has just debuted it’s new fall menu and I was lucky to have them invite me to sample it. Fall is my favorite time of year in Atlanta. The humidity is low but temps are still high enough to enjoy the outdoors. So, we took advantage of this absolutely gorgeous Atlanta evening and sat on the patio at Seasons 52 in Buckhead. Full disclosure: Seasons 52 comped me this meal for the review.
Both the manager, Brian, and chef, Melissa were kind enough to give me a tour of the restaurant, including the kitchen. I love the bar at Seasons 52. Sometimes the bar section of a restaurant is just an afterthought, but Seasons 52’s bar is beautiful and they have a pianist playing almost every evening. Even if you didn’t dine here, you could certainly enjoy sipping on a cocktail while enjoying this well-appointed bar.
Moving back to our seats after touring the kitchen, which by the way, is extremely well-organized, we moved on to our drinks – the apple martini and the pomegranate martini. Very substantial drinks by the way, not the frou-frou kind. Had it not been for the great wine selection, I would have had no problem enjoying another martini, but the Pinot Noir our server picked out for us was a great pairing with both our meat and seafood entrees.
For appetizers we chose the Seasons 52 organic salad with truffle dressing, Portobello mushrooms and shaved parmesan cheese. Quite fresh and tasty as it was, it was the eggplant flat bread that stole the show. And by the way, the flat breads are a signature item for Seasons 52. There are several other varieties (shrimp, chicken) and you don’t want to miss having one on your visit. They are also especially good for sharing.
If you aren’t already in the know, Seasons 52 keeps it healthy with all menu items at 475 calories or less. Nothing on their menu is fried, but still I just don’t know how they do it, I mean, that flat bread was huge and really tasty. So, not feeling very guilty about what we’d consumed so far, we ordered the Quail Breast and Halibut. My Quail came with four medallions which was much more than I was expecting. I have to admit, the salt factor was a bit high on this entree, an unfortunate side affect of low-calorie foods sometimes. I ended up using the sides of sweet potatoes and asparagus to mitigate the salt overload. But the Halibut, on the other hand, was delicious and perfectly cooked with just the right amount of seasoning. You don’t want to miss this meal – hurry in before the fall menu is gone.
The desserts are what Seasons 52 calls “mini-indulgences.” These small desserts are served in shot-glass sized glasses. The special of the season is the pumpkin pie dessert. But I’ve had lots of their desserts and the best ones are the key lime pie, carrot cake, and the pecan pie.
3050 Peachtree Rd., NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone: (404) 846-1552