Seasons 52 sounded promising. A newer chain of restaurants offering nutritious food, the fare is "seasonally inspired", creative offerings, and smaller portion sizes. They limit the amount of oil used in the food, and fry nothing. The result is a promise that nothing on the menu is more than 475 calories. Interesting.
We arrived on time for our Saturday night reservation, and got a chance to check the place out. This restaurant is in King of Prussia, in the old Bennigan's location, next to Crate & Barrel. The waiting area had some cozy chairs and a nice fireplace. There looked to be a nice bar area we were ready to wait at, buy we were seated after just a small wait. We were brought upstairs, to an area the hostess insisted was "more quiet". Our waitress came over right away and asked us if we wanted a black dinner napkin, so we could be lint-free. I told her I have never been asked that before. We perused the wine list and nothing really jumped out at me, so I ordered a relatively inexpensive bottle of white wine.
We had a shared plate of Spring Thyme and Parmesan Cheese Crispbread, which was a nice beginning to the meal. Our salads came out looking tasty, if not a bit boring. I like a lot of pomp and substance in my salad. Don't just throw some greens, cucumbers and tomatoes together and call it a salad. I ordered Organic Mixed Greens with toasted sunflower seeds, grape tomatoes, cucumbers and white balsamic vinaigrette. It was okay. I have had better, for sure. Husband ordered Organic Baby Spinach Salad with raspberries, toasted pine nuts and crumbled gorgonzola cheese. He seemed to enjoy his salad. Again, nothing spectacular.
For dinner I was tempted to get the Farmer’s Market Vegetable Plate with spring snap peas, grilled ponzu tofu and toasted almond tabbouleh, but I wasn't sure about some of the ingredients and I was hungry, so at the waitresses suggestion, I opted for the Sonoma Goat Cheese Ravioli with roasted garlic and fresh basil in a light tomato broth and my husband ordered the Fieldale Farms All-Natural Chicken Citron with golden beets, broccoli and Lundberg organic wild rice. My dinner was very cheesy, and the goat cheese completely overpowered any pasta on my plate, though the portion size was nice. The tomato sauce was bland. Not much else to say about that. Tasted a lot like a Lean Cuisine frozen ravioli entree. The chicken dish was not horribly popular either. It tasted a little rubbery, like it had been flash-frozen. I asked the waitress what "all natural" meant, with regard to the chicken, and she said she thought it meant that it was hormone-free. She wasn't quite sure, but she would ask if I liked? Hmmmm
So onward, to dessert. For $2.50 you can get a small dessert, really not much bigger than a shot glass size of your choice of desserts brought out on tray. I got the Belgian Chocolate Rocky Road and my husband ordered the Key Lime Pie. The waitress plucked them off the tray and onto the table. My husband finished his in about three seconds and considered asking for seconds. I took a little longer with mine. Again, nothing spectacular, but what do you want for $2.50 dessert at a mid-range chain?
The bill was about $87, without tip. A little on the high side, but considering how many courses we had, it was probably a good deal. I was impressed by the fact that they had a vegetarian menu, that the portion sizes were fair, but not overindulgent, and the service was excellent. The food, as a whole, was nothing to write home about, and would probably be better served as a lunch location, but for what it is, it gets the job done.