By Sue Arrowsmith
That’s right! If you’re trying to slim down this summer, but down want give up dining out, Seasons 52 in Coral Gables offers fresh, season dishes that add up to 475 calories or less.
Located right on the Miracle Mile strip, Seasons 52’s menu changes to reflect each season, and the chef’s specials are updated weekly (52 weeks every year, to be exact). So, please keep in mind this review is based on what was available at the time we visited.
The focus is healthy eating, but that doesn’t mean they skimp on taste. At Seasons 52, it’s more about portion control than diet food. Though the menu does not display the calories for each item, the friendly staff will gladly look it up for you, upon request.
Start out with one of their delicious Flatbreads ($3.75 – $9.95), one of the tastiest options on the menu. Choices include Ripe Plum Tomato with basil, roasted garlic essence and melted parmesan cheese; Garlic Chicken with balsamic red onions, roasted red peppers and mozzarella cheese and Grilled Steak & Cremini Mushroom with fresh Spinach and Wisconsin bleu cheese.
For lunch, we went with the Blackened Fish Tacos ($12.50), pan-seared flaky white fish tucked inside three soft taco shells with lettuce, tomato and drizzled with spicy chipotle sour cream. It comes with more cream and guacamole on the side.
We also tried one of the daily Fresh Grill specials: All-Natural “Piedmontese” Sirloin Steak ($19.95) served with roasted potatoes, summer vegetables and spicy chipotle sour cream.
Desserts ($2.50 each) are as cute and they are sweet. The presentation alone will make you want to try them all. You can choose from a variety of individually-sized classics, such as Key Lime Pie, Classic Red Velvet Cake and Belgian Chocolate Rocky Road.
With rich dark wood, textured walls and glass bottle accents, Seasons 52 is casual yet sophisticated, a great spot to celebrate a special occasion. The bar offers a more laid back ambiance with bistro chairs, and there is live music every night after 6 p.m.
Get into the summer groove at Seasons 52. And then try fall, winter and spring.
321 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables, Fl. 33134
Visit them online, www.seasons52.com
Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to midnight
Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
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