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Seasons 52 - Orlando

7700 Sand Lake Road, Orlando, less than 5 minutes from International Drive and junction 74a of the I4.

Reservations are welcomed but not required 407 354 5212

Open nightly for dinner.

Located in the Dr Phillips area of Orlando, Seasons 52 takes it name from the fact that every week of the year different foods reach their seasonal peak of freshness and taste. At least some of the restaurants menu will change weekly to take advantage of serving food that is perfectly in season. It is owned by the same group that own Bahama Breeze, Red Lobster, Olive Garden and Smokey Bones BBQ restaurants.

Although the restaurant doesn’t have a dress code it is definitely more casually elegant than some of the restaurants you will find around the theme parks, and a really good excuse to dress up a little. We found that although there were tourists here it definitely had something of a cult following among the locals.

We enjoyed a truly lovely meal at this restaurant.

There is a large bar area with a pianist playing and dining tables both indoors and outside by the lake.

We had a selection of excellent flatbreads to start, including an especially delicious chicken and garlic one, and possibly the best Lobster Risotto I’ve ever tasted. For our entrées we had grilled jumbo sea scallops with sautéed fresh asparagus, roasted salmon with olive mashed potato and the last member of our party had a filet mignon with sautéed spinach, wild mushrooms and big steak potatoes.

For desert our server tempted us with a sampler dish of about 8 different desserts including key lime pie (my favourite!), tiramisu, and strawberry cheesecake to name just a few.

There is an extensive wine list with around 120 selections, and as many as 60 or 70 different wines available by the glass.

All the menus appetisers are less than $10, entrees range from $7 to $20 and desserts are less than $5 – excellent value!

Seasons 52 follows the dietary guidelines set forth by the National Institutes of Health, as well as other federal and private health organization guidelines. Calories will typically range from 300 to 475 calories for all entrées, entrée salads and sandwiches, and from 100 to 250 calories for all appetizers, side salads, soups and desserts.

I have to say we had no idea about the calorific content of the food until we looked at the website after we had eaten there – this is calorie counting at it’s best!

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