Seasons 52, Darden Restaurants’ healthy-leaning grill and wine concept, where no dish contains more than 475 calories, opened yesterday in a huge corner space in Santa Monica at Ocean and Broadway. The latest location of this huge chain of sit-down restaurants has access to the Santa Monica Farmers Market for its seasonally specific dishes that include flatbreads, snacks, salads, and grilled lean meats, but also features an on-site indoor herb garden ripe for the chef to pluck from. In addition to a wine list that is 100 selections strong, with 52 by the glass, and cocktails, this new location features a piano bar that kicks off at 6:00 P.M. every evening. This is L.A.’s second branch of the widespread restaurant, following last year’s debut of a space in Century City’s Westfield.
Seasons 52, 120 Broadway, Santa Monica; 310-451-1152.