Monday, December 7, 2015

Seasons 52 | Chestnut Hill

Another week, another restaurant in the suburbs showing off their repertoire! That seems to be the trend as of late - and I am enjoying seeing what these spots are all about. A sophisticated grill and wine bar, Seasons 52 is a part of the specialty restaurant group that owns The Capital Grille. Their menu changes with the seasons four times a year, and is accompanied by an exceptional wine list of which 52 are available by the glass. One of them includes an affordable champagne, Chartogne-Taillet ($15.50) Cuvee Sainte-Anne which proves to be an ideal aperitif - light, bone dry and deliciously fruity. 

Of the ten or so appetizers presented to us, pictured here are my favorites. 
Their rendition of the ever popular Blistered Shishito Peppers ($7.20) are served with roasted corn, Sonoma goat-feta cheese, lemon-aioli and sumac. There were delicate strips of lightly seared Ahi Tuna and tender bites of oak grilled Lamb Lollipops that benefited from a smokey char. They exclusively serve Nantucket Bay Scallops, which were beautifully rendered with brown butter and meyer lemon, served in the shell. Flatbreads with a delightfully crisp, paper thin crust have mass appeal for sure, but only the Blackened Steak + Blue Cheese ($10.50) with cremini mushrooms, spinach and caramelized onions managed to stand out in a crowd. 

As for the entrees, everyone around the table seemed to really enjoy theirs. Bob had the Asian-Glazed Sea Bass ($31.80) over organic black rice with snow peas and shitake mushrooms. My Oak Grilled Filet Mignon ($28) was expertly cooked to medium rare, bathing in a red wine sauce with yukon gold mashed, broccolini, roasted tomato and mushrooms. A glass of Jolie Saison Gamay ($12) unfolds with rich fruits and subtle spice notes. A good structure with silky, graceful tannins prove it's well suited to match the filet mignons smooth and buttery texture. 

Their take on dessert is refreshing. Let's be honest, after a heavy steak or seafood meal you rarely want a dessert matching in feat and size, but your sweet tooth kicks in regardless. A rotating selection of mini parfaits and tortes offer delicate spoonfuls of goodness served in a double shot glass. Pictured are the Raspberry Chocolate Chip Cannoli, the Chocolate Peanut Butter Torte and Pumkpin PieThey are the perfect way to end this type of meal, especially alongside a glass of aged Tawny Port. 

220 Boylston St
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Seasons 52 - Chestnut Hill Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

*this meal was complimentary, all opinions are my own*


  1. I love the Flights and Flatbreads deal they have - and those tiny desserts were always a highlight!

  2. I was sad to miss the dinner they had! I am hoping to trek out there at some point to check it out.

  3. My sister took me there for my birthday last year after a class at SoulCycle and we both loved it! I got the fish tacos (no surprise there) and she got a flatbread and we were amazed by how delicious everything was! I love the idea of mini desserts- i usually only need that much to satisfy my sweet tooth!

  4. The mini desserts are the reason for going there!

  5. Aside from the delicious looking entrees I would have fun trying all the mini desserts!