Tomorrow the Park Meadows area in Lone Tree will welcome another addition: Seasons 52, a fresh grill with a focus on seasonal ingredients. Part of the Darden restaurant group that includes the Capital Grille, Yard House, and Eddie V's in its portfolio, Seasons 52 has an upscale-casual vibe and changes the menu four times a year, with the opening board reflecting autumn.
Each dish on the menu is also no more than 475 calories, which is achieved with rustic cooking techniques and limiting the butter in favor of olive oil. The kitchen is led by executive chef partner Scott Futerfas, who comes to Denver from the Quarry Restaurant in Indiana.
Look for dishes prepared through brick-oven roasting and a wood-fired grill that utilizes oak and mesquite. Several items, like roasted half-chicken and cedar plank salmon receive an overnight brine to impart flavor. The dinner menu, with an approachable price point, also features plates like flatbreads, scallops with butternut squash risotto, goat cheese ravioli with harvest vegetables and onion jus, and oak-grilled filet mignon.
Master sommelier George Miliotes designed the wine list, and also serves as the company's director of beverage and hospitality. Seasons 52 serves more than 52 wines by the glass, with roughly 100 selections available by the bottle, in total covering 26 varietals and 16 countries.
The interior draws on architectural inspiration from Frank Lloyd Wright, with clean, horizontal lines, and the use of Honduran mahogany and autumn ledge stone throughout. In addition to the main dining room, two private dining rooms, an outdoor patio, a climate-controlled wine "chateau," 12-seat chef's table, and circular piano bar round out the options for seating and special events.
Seasons 52 is located at 8325 Park Meadows Center Drive in Lone Tree and opens Thursday, August 21. Hours are Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.