I had the chance to dine at a Seasons 52 in Dallas and must say I am excited we are getting one in Kansas City. I love supporting local, but do on occasion find a chain that I like and Seasons 52 is one of them.  I love dining out and writing this blog but have found that my waistline has grown!

All though I have no plans of stopping, I am hoping that if more restaurants can follow Seasons 52 lead, I will still be able to have may cake and eat it too! 

Although we have plenty of restaurants here that serve local and seasonal ingredients which I love, what I like about Seasons 52 is it offers upscale dining with a healthy approach. No item on the menu is over 475 calories!

I have heard of Seasons 52 and seen them when we have done some traveling, but have never had the chance to try it.  While on a recent visit to Dallas, we had the chance to have dinner there with some friends and I was impressed.  The ambiance and decor had all the components for a truly upscale dining experience.  And the food….amazing!

I know you are thinking how good could it really be with such a restrictive calorie count, but it truly was great!  Everything we had was delicious.  The menu changes seasonally so the items we had may differ if you visit another time of the year. I have included some photos of the dishes we tried to entice you.  It is said we eat with our eyes first so by the end of this post you should be stuffed by still keeping your calories in check.  Enjoy!

BLT Flatbread  


Caramelized Crab and Shrimp Stuffed Mushrooms


Tomato Salad 


 Lamb Chops

 Rainbow Trout

 Mini Dessets

Here is more information regarding Seasons 52 new location on the Country Club Plaza from a press release I recieved.

Seasons 52 is recognized as a forward-thinking restaurant concept with proven consumer appeal. Known for its seasonally inspired menu <http://www.seasons52.com/menu/default.asp>  (http://www.seasons52.com/menu/) and fresh approach to dining, the award-winning concept has capitalized on meeting the demands of today’s culinary-savvy diners. Seasons 52 changes the menu four times a year with weekly fresh features to truly capture the flavors of the season. Each valued patron can be guaranteed the highest quality fresh food prepared without compromising great taste or a rich and complete dining experience. Nothing on the menu is more than 475 calories, from its signature flatbreads and appetizers- to all entrees and its Mini Indulgence desserts, which were originally created at Seasons 52 in Orlando in 2002. Seasons 52’s promise of “a fresh dining experience that celebrates living well” has been consistently praised by restaurant critics across the country and people’s choice awards alike.

In addition to its main dining area, the Seasons 52 in Kansas City will include a piano bar featuring live entertainment nightly, two private dining rooms, an outdoor patio, and an exclusive chef’s table for a more intimate culinary and wine experience. Seasons 52 provides the perfect ambiance for business lunches, romantic dinners, socializing with friends and any private group celebration or corporate event.  The new restaurant is expected to create approximately 100 new jobs in Kansas City.

Leading Seasons 52 in its bold national expansion is company President Stephen Judge, who joined the organization in March 2007.  Judge is focused on securing premium real estate sites to fuel the concept’s expansion. “Country Club Plaza is an ideal setting for Seasons 52,” he said. “The combination of upscale shopping, dining and entertainment provides a lifestyle environment compatible with the Seasons 52 concept.  We are all very excited to share Seasons 52 with the people of Kansas City.”

Glenn Stephenson, VP and Division Manager of Highwoods Properties- which owns and operates Country Club Plaza- said, “We are extremely excited to welcome Seasons 52 to Country Club Plaza.  The addition of Seasons 52 will provide locals and visitors with a wonderful new dining experience that complements the positive lifestyle philosophy of Kansas City.”  

Seasons 52 currently operates 17 locations in ten states across the country and will open additional restaurants in McLean, VA (Tysons Corner Center) in summer 2011; Naples, FL (Mercato Center) and Jacksonville, FL (St. Johns Town Center) in fall 2011; Oak Brook, Ill (Oakbrook Center) and Garden City, NY (Roosevelt Field) in spring 2012, and Santa Monica, CA (Ocean and Broadway) in fall 2012.

About Seasons 52

Seasons 52 <http://www.seasons52.com/>  (http://www.seasons52.com/), which debuted in 2003, is a fresh grill and wine bar that provides guests with a fresh dining experience, enabling them to celebrate living well.  The menu is orchestrated by award-winning Chef Clifford Pleau, and is inspired by the seasons and the fresh appeal of the farmers’ market – 52 weeks a year. The award-winning wine list created and developed by Master Sommelier George Miliotes – the 152nd master sommelier in the world – is consistently praised for its diverse international selection of 100 wines, including more than 52 offered by the glass. Seasons 52 is recognized as a forward-thinking restaurant concept that is “right for the times” and always offers guests something new to discover. For more information, please visit Seasons52.com, or visit Seasons 52 on facebook <http://www.facebook.com/Seasons52>  (www.facebook.com/Seasons52 <http://www.facebook.com/Seasons52> ) and twitter <http://www.twitter.com/Seasons52> (www.twitter.com/Seasons52).