Seasons 52 - Wine Bar and Restuarant

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Seasons 52 has a refreshing and welcomed concept--seasonal food cooked well, with every dish under 475 calories. So, of course, I was geeking out before we even got there. My only minor quibble is that I'd like all that and local sourcing.

What we had:

I had the cedar-planked Atlantic salmon with fresh asparagus, sweet carrots and chive-roasted potatoes. The salmon was cooked nicely, and although I appreciated where the chef was going with this dish (preserving the delicate cedar-plank taste), the fish just needed... something. What, I don't know, but something. An herb, something. The carrots were great--tasted like candy. The asparagus and potatoes both needed seasoning: salt, garlic, herbs (I didn't taste chive at all), whatever. The meal was still pretty impressive, though.

My DH had a dish off the rotating side menu. For future note, that's the way to go. He had a roasted quail breast with maple sauce (really light sauce), sweet potatoes and mixed green beans & asparagus with garlic. His quail was freakin amazing. Neither of us had tried quail breast before, and the depth of flavor was amazing in this dish. We had both expected quail to taste like dark meat chicken or mildly greasy like duck--but this was something entirely different. I've now been tasked with cooking quail at home. The sweet potatoes were bland, and he ate most of the veggies, so I'm guessing they were good.

D├ęcor:

Nice cherry-colored wood, crappy music.

Service:

Not bad.

Overall impressions:

I totally wish this place was closer. (It's at the Galleria in Ft. Lauderale) Though I might not get a struggle is suggesting we go back--there was a Bugatti Veyron parked out front.

Company website; what Google says

Rating:

4 out of 5 salamanders

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