I’m happy to report that we recently got to cross another thing off our San Diego bucket list: Restaurant Week!
We had friends in town who love food as much as we do, and after some deliberation we landed on trying Seasons 52 in the Seaport district.
LT Husband and I usually prefer places that are little more off the beaten path, but it had been a while since we’d been to the Seaport District, so when our friends suggested Seasons 52, we were all in.
Their outdoor patio was perfect for a warm September night, complete with fire pits and a scenic view of the surrounding hotels.
Those of us who weren’t pregnant (sorry, Lauren!) started with drinks. I stuck with the wine from the Restaurant Week menu, but the boys took advantage of their extensive cocktail menu, ordering a ‘Mango Jalapeño Crush’ (the winner, by far, it was the perfect balance of sweetness and heat) and a ‘Meyer’s Lemonade’ (just ok).
For dinner, we had the option of going with the Restaurant Week menu, or ordering off the regular dinner menu. It’s always wise to compare what you get with the RW menu to regular prices.
For instance, ordering the Filet Mignon of the RW menu (normally $29 just for the entree), was a great deal. However, a few of the entrees were much less expensive, so it wasn’t really worth ordering the RW deal unless you really wanted all four courses.
Us girls went with RW menu, starting with the Roasted Tomato flatbread and the Porcini Mushroom Soup. The flatbread had a perfectly thin parmesan crust and fresh basil, delicious but not so filling that you don’t want your other courses. The Porcini soup had a savory flavor and texture similar to a French Onion soup and we all enjoyed it as well.
We were happy to discover that the RW menu maintains the same portion size they normally serve. Our Filets were cooked perfectly, but the flavor was pretty basic, nothing I haven’t tried before.
LT Husband’s Shrimp and Grits entree, however, was incredible. Spicy, creamy, and far more complex than we expected, we all agreed he ordered the best dish.
One of our favorite things about the RW menu at Seasons 52 was the way they set up the dessert course. Each person that orders off the RW menu gets to choose two mini desserts from a large tray of options. Since two of us ordered off that menu, we got to choose four (and since we are such nice wives, we let the boys each choose one).
We landed on Double Chocolate, Pecan Pie, Mocha, and Peanut Butter. They were almost too pretty to eat, but we passed each one around the table so we could all try each one, if only to confirm that we each preferred the flavor we had picked in the first place (we did).
While I wouldn’t say that Seasons 52 won us over as future regulars, overall the RW menu at Seasons 52 was a great deal compared to some of the other menus of the week that we saw posted, and we really enjoyed the atmosphere on their outdoor patio.
If you decide to check it out, I would say you can’t go wrong with their Southern Style Shrimp and Grits washed down with a Mango Jalapeño Crush!
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What places do you recommend for Restaurant Week in San Diego?