Hubby and I were checking out a boat in North Naples, FL. We lingered, checking out the yacht club, marina, and some nearby condos. That means that we’d missed lunch. Hah! Traveling down the road by the Mercato Center, we spotted Seasons 52 Fresh Grill.
Unfamiliar with the restaurant group, we popped inside to check out the menu. Scrumptious-looking appetizers, salads, seafood and more. Being mid-afternoon, we felt it was too early for dinner, though a bit late for lunch. We both opted for flatbreads. Ron chose the Grilled Garlic Pesto Chicken with mozzarella cheese, balsamic onions, roasted red peppers, and arugula. He absolutely loved it.
I chose one of the day’s specials, a Lobster and Mozzarella Flatbread, with lots of plump bite-sized pieces of Maine lobster, sliced scallions, toasted almonds, diced tomatoes, lemon zest and a lobster sour cream drizzle.
Both featured a superb light cracker-thin crust.
I will definitely return. Several items on the menu are calling out to me, including the Maui Tuna Crunch sushi-grade tuna salad and the Sesame Grilled Salmon salad with pineapple, mango, and jicama. Then again, the Oak-Grilled Rack of Lamb with spring vegetables also sounds scrumptious, as do the Lump Crab, Roasted Shrimp and Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms.
The restaurant and wine bar atmosphere is classy, but not at all pretentious. From the outside, we feared it might be “stuffy.” Such thoughts were unfounded. Seasons 52 is inviting and comfortable.