The last time I had lunch with my next door neighbor was back in July; it really seems ridiculous that we can only seem to find the time to get together every six months with intermittent neighborly waves in between. So Sunday was our 6-month check-in lunch. Restaurants with waterviews are very few and far between in Boca Raton and that was an important factor for us given that it was a gorgeous January day in South Florida. After an insane amount of deliberation we settled on Seasons 52 in Boca complete with a waterview.
I’ve been to Seasons 52 maybe three times and have enjoyed it each time. The service is always pleasant and the staff is well trained and accomodating. The menu changes regularly with seasonally-inspired vegetables and fruits and nothing on the menu is over 475 calories per item. The wine list is put together by Master Sommelier George Miliotes highlighting great wines by the glass and the bottle at very reasonable prices. Seasons 52 is a popular restaurant in Boca as well as Fort Lauderdale both places are always busy and there is usually a wait for a table probably because the food is consistently good, reasonably priced and the atmosphere is enjoyable, it works on all levels. And for my fourth time it worked once again. We sat on the patio, it was a beautiful day making everything even better. Amber the bartender was our server and she was spot on. Sometimes restaurants in Boca get a bad rap just because they are in Boca. It’s hard to overcome the “attitude” stigma whether deserved or not. Amber couldn’t have been more friendly or professional if she tried, making our Boca lunch simply lovely!
My neighbor and I didn’t want the same wine so instead of ordering a bottle we each ordered our respective wines by the glass. At Seasons 52 they bring the bottle to the table and pour your glass in front of you. We lucked out, both wines were brand new bottles that were opened for us. I had the Cartlidge & Browne Pinot Noir, California ‘09 and my neighbor had the the Gascon Malbec, Mendoza ‘09.
We started with the Steak & Cremini Mushroom Flatbread with spinach and blue cheese, I love this flatbread, it’s one of those items that I order every time because I enjoy it so much and have a lot of trouble getting my brain around the fact that it caps out at 475 calories so it ends up being a great indulgence of trickery for me. For lunch I had the Roasted Market Vegetable Sandwich with cheese on grilled ciabatta bread it was fantastic, no frozen vegetables here all were fresh and cooked just right. My neighbor had the Spicy Tandoori Chicken Skewers and a side salad of organic mixed greens. I cannot speak for my neighbor but the only thing left on the plate were 3 bare wooden skewers. So two glasses of wine each later, we ate all our vegetables and pretty much kept the fat calories at bay something that almost topped the great weather and waterview. Click here to view the photos from lunch. Seasons 52 is located at 2300 NW Executive Center Drive in Boca Raton.