LauraL
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  • First Review
    August 28, 2014
  • Last Review
    December 15, 2014
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Seasons 52 is a casually sophisticated fresh grill and wine bar that invites you to discover the sensational flavors of our seasonally inspired menu. At Seasons 52, you’ll enjoy a warm, welcoming ambiance with rich mahogany accents, custom built wine cellars, and lush greenery that create an air of casual sophistication. With an award-winning international wine list of over 100 wines, of which 52 or more are available by the glass, we will find the perfect match to complement your menu selection.<br />Our restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily, with extended hours on the weekend. We also feature live entertainment at our piano bar nightly. Seasons 52 is the perfect setting for your private or semi-private event. We also feature a Chef’s table for smaller groups or more intimate settings. Together we will create the event of the season! <br />For more information, visit our website at www.Seasons52.com
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Last Minute Dinner
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/13/2014
 2008
Dined on 12/13/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We decided to go at the last minute...good thing we made a reservation since it was crowded. Had another good meal - so far a consistently good restaurant!"
Dined on 12/13/2014
 2008
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Seasons 52 is a casually sophisticated fresh grill and wine bar that invites you to discover the sensational flavors of our seasonally inspired menu. At Seasons 52, you’ll enjoy a warm, welcoming ambiance with rich mahogany accents, custom built wine cellars, and lush greenery that create an air of casual sophistication. With an award-winning international wine list of over 100 wines, of which 52 or more are available by the glass, we will find the perfect match to complement your menu selection.<br />Our restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily, with extended hours on the weekend. We also feature live entertainment at our piano bar nightly. Seasons 52 is the perfect setting for your private or semi-private event. We also feature a Chef’s table for smaller groups or more intimate settings. Together we will create the event of the season! <br />For more information, visit our website at www.Seasons52.com
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Perfect Dinner
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/24/2014
 2008
Dined on 11/24/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Went to an early dinner and had a perfect evening. Great waiter, fantastic meal, completely fun evening. Will definitely go back!"
Dined on 11/24/2014
 2008
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Three Stories of Stunning Ocean View Dining. Gorgeous Rooftop Bar with Live Music. Home Made Pasta, Thin Crust Pizza, Fresh Seafood and Classic Italian Specialties. Happy Hour Every Day!
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Upstairs outdoor seating
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/28/2014
 2008
Dined on 11/28/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Came right around sunset, so next time will come a little earlier to enjoy the scenery from the upstairs outside deck. Great food, large portions and friendly wait staff!"
Dined on 11/28/2014
 2008
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Seasons 52 is a casually sophisticated fresh grill and wine bar that invites you to discover the sensational flavors of our seasonally inspired menu. At Seasons 52, you’ll enjoy a warm, welcoming ambiance with rich mahogany accents, custom built wine cellars, and lush greenery that create an air of casual sophistication. With an award-winning international wine list of over 100 wines, of which 52 or more are available by the glass, we will find the perfect match to complement your menu selection.<br /><br />Our restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily, with extended hours on the weekend. We also feature live entertainment at our piano bar nightly.<br />If you are searching for a place to host your event, look no further. Seasons 52 is the perfect setting for your private or semi-private event. We also feature a Chef’s table for smaller groups or more intimate settings. Together we will create the event of the season! For more information, visit www.Seasons52.com
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Thanksgiving Dinner
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/27/2014
 2008
Dined on 11/27/2014
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Our party of four had Thanksgiving here. Everyone was accommodating, but they were so busy, they forgot to bring one dish - is was okay, as we all enjoyed our meals - will go back at a time when it isn't swamped!"
Dined on 11/27/2014
 2008
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Built in 1917, the historic building now home to our Santa Monica restaurant was once a transfer station for the narrow-gauge Red Car line, Los Angeles' first mass transit system. It was later the repair house for the world-famous Pacific Ocean Park, home to the oldest wooden roller coaster west of the Mississippi. These days, we're still a stone's throw from Venice Beach, heart of where L.A. goes to play -- and eat. Also just a few blocks from the waterfront, our sister restaurant in Santa Barbara operates in a century-old brick building originally home to an industrial linen service for seaside hotels. While the Douglas fir floors, soaring ceilings, and glassed cupola have always been features of this historic structure, the sweeping arches facing State Street were added after much of the building crumbled during the 1925 Santa Barbara earthquake.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Fun place for a basic meal
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/17/2014
 2008
Dined on 7/17/2014
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Not the best fish restaurant...but a restaurant where you can go and reliably get a decent meal."
Dined on 7/17/2014
 2008
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Since 1995, passion and devotion keeps Locanda Portofino one of the most authentic Italian restaurants on the westside. Where freshness and quality collaborate to create traditional such as egg tagliatelle bolognese, flavorful Neapolitan meat ragu, exotic spaghetti with sea urchin
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Hit & Miss
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/25/2014
 2008
Dined on 5/25/2014
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This is another one of those restaurants where we've had a wonderful, tasty, perfect meal...only to go back a second time and be disappointed. Will probably go back again at some point, but will hope they improve their reliability."
Dined on 5/25/2014
 2008
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Palomino offers upbeat city dining featuring New World cuisine inspired by Old World cooking techniques. Located on the corner of Glendon & Lindbrook. <br /><br />A comfortable place where striking surroundings magnify the metropolitan experience! Palomino is the perfect stop for a night out on the town or for quick drop in dining. <br />
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Not so good the second time
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/20/2014
 2008
Dined on 4/20/2014
 2008
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We had gone to Palomino and loved it. Tried it again and nothing seemed to go right - everything was off - the food, service, everything. Will probably go back at some point, but this is one of those times when the first visit was fantastic and the second visit was just bad..."
Dined on 4/20/2014
 2008
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We are a family-owned bar and restaurant in San Diego’s popular Gaslamp Quarter. The word “mezé” translates as “taste” – meaning both “flavor” and “a taste of something.” At Mezé Greek Fusion you’ll find both. Our menu features finely crafted regional cuisine with a California twist. It can be enjoyed as entrees in our chic high-ceilinged dining room, or in small portions as “mezé” that go exceptionally well outside on our patio with a drink, or as a bite at the bar before heading to a Padres game or a night out in the Gaslamp. On the weekends, we serve a delicious brunch with Bottomless Mimosas. Late night we recommend that you try our cocktail list and have a staff member pack a hookah for you. Come by and discover how a place can be both elegant and familiar, which is to say, Greek.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great the 2nd day in a row
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/28/2014
 2008
Dined on 10/28/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We had gone to Meze for dinner the night before and enjoyed it...but sometimes you fall in love with a restaurant and the next time you go things don't live up to your memory of the first experience you had. We decided to go again for lunch - and once again all three of the people in our party really loved everything we ordered (we each ordered something different than we had at dinner the night before). The food and seasonings are really great - and we will definitely try Meze again whenever we're in San Diego!"
Dined on 10/28/2014
 2008
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We are a family-owned bar and restaurant in San Diego’s popular Gaslamp Quarter. The word “mezé” translates as “taste” – meaning both “flavor” and “a taste of something.” At Mezé Greek Fusion you’ll find both. Our menu features finely crafted regional cuisine with a California twist. It can be enjoyed as entrees in our chic high-ceilinged dining room, or in small portions as “mezé” that go exceptionally well outside on our patio with a drink, or as a bite at the bar before heading to a Padres game or a night out in the Gaslamp. On the weekends, we serve a delicious brunch with Bottomless Mimosas. Late night we recommend that you try our cocktail list and have a staff member pack a hookah for you. Come by and discover how a place can be both elegant and familiar, which is to say, Greek.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Food was the Star!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/27/2014
 2008
Dined on 10/27/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Meze describes itself as "greek fusion"...and although a lot of the items seem to be somewhat traditional Greek dishes - the flavors were incredible! We had three people in our party - everyone ordered something different and we all loved every item we ordered! Will definitely go there again when we're in San Diego! (I wish all restaurants we try were this satisfying!!)"
Dined on 10/27/2014
 2008
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Join us at Eddie V's - San Diego; and let the comfortably sophisticated environment, sparkling atmosphere, and sounds of live jazz that fill the air set the tone for an exceptional dining experience. Choose from a varied selection of the finest seafood available, or indulge in our critically…… acclaimed prime center cut steaks, aged 28 days and broiled to perfection. Compliment your meal with a selection from our wine menu, an award-wining list of more than 200 wines curated by our Master Sommelier. If a more relaxed experience is desired, visit our V Lounge where you can sip classic and creative cocktails, and enjoy signature appetizers against a backdrop of soulful jazz and seductive lighting. Whatever the occasion, from a quiet weeknight dinner to a special private event, let us handle every detail. We'll do the work. You bask in the glory.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Friday Night Dinner out of Town
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/03/2014
 2008
Dined on 10/03/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We chose this restaurant because it was near where we were staying and didn't want to have to go far. I had the scallops - which were perfectly done and seasoned well. The only thing I didn't care for was the "au gratin" potatoes...very bland...but the restaurant is lovely - the wine choices were great - we both enjoyed it!"
Dined on 10/03/2014
 2008
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