Thursday, June 18, 2015

Season's 52 - Perimeter

Season's 52 is located at 90 Perimeter Center West, Dunwoody GA 30346. The restaurant is a parking lot outlier at Perimeter Mall near the Capital Grille.



Had a chance on several occasions to sample the delicious fare at Seasons 52 - which I think is quite good. The first time I started with the Garlic Chicken flat bread, quite tasty and satisfying (think of a very thin pizza with fresh roasted veggies and you'll get the gist). For dinner I had the signature Caramelized Sea Scallops - grilled and served with asparagus, sun-dried tomato pearl pasta and a light lemon glaze - it was quite satisfying and wonderful. I love sea scallops cooked right - no rubber hockey pucks here.

The wine menu, apparently what the chain is really promoting, looked very inviting and comprehensive. Unfortunately I went with a diet Coke instead - even a Newcastle would have been preferable, however my plans didn't allow for the pleasure of alcohol.

Most recently I've attended a seminar in a private dining area in the back - both the seminar and the food were fantastic.

Roasted Tomato Flatbread - this is a bit of a standard that always works.



Grilled Garlic Pesto Chicken Flatbread - I liked it but it had a lot going on flavor-wise.



Romaine and Kale Caesar Salad - one of the best Caesar salads I've experienced in some time - for some reason many restaurants have a hard time with the wet-to-dry ratio, either over dressing and getting everything soggy (most common) or making it so dry you have to drink between bites. This was just right.



Signature Burger - frankly you can't go wrong here with the Angus beef and mushroom duxelle, butter lettuce, roasted tomatoes and of course the homemade pickles.






Blackened Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos - this was my favorite - I don't typically order Mahi Mahi but these were downright delicious, both in freshness and preparation.



Did I mention Season 52's Mini Indulgences? With a cappuccino these are about as perfect as you can get as a fitting end to a great meal.




The restaurant itself is very dark and woody, and not as noisy as I would have thought considering the number of diners seated and making conversation. I'll definitely be coming back to sample the well stocked wine list and other menu items - the Copper River salmon looked particularly enticing

This is probably some of the best fine dining near the mall - sure there's McKendrick's and Capital Grille, but 52 provides something different, with imaginative food styling and more of a continental and healthy twist.

-- John

(much shorter review previously posted to Yelp).
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