Seasons 52 Review Cherry Hill New Jersey

Let’s state the obvious: All chains have a theme. (And these days, a fireplace and stacked-stone décor.) But Seasons 52, the Orlando-based, new-to-the-area restaurant in the Cherry Hill Mall has a theme we never dreamed we would see in a chain — healthy eating.

How? First of all, you won’t see the words “tofu” or “low fat” anywhere on the menu. And the vibe — as generic as it may be — is like any normal dining experience, with a big bar, open dining room, outdoor seating, and even a live piano player on occasion. But nothing on the menu has more than 475 calories, the entire menu changes seasonally, and a menu of specials changes weekly (as in 52 times a year). The lower-calorie food doesn’t skimp on portion sizes, and the dishes sounds exciting — pork with a polenta and a sherry glaze; an entrée salad has BBQ grilled chicken and crumbled blue cheese. Sadly, while dishes are well cooked, they tend to be under-seasoned.

But for an easy and affordable dinner that won’t make you feel gross after you eat it (like other not-to-be-named places), don’t discount Seasons 52 altogether. Stick with the appetizers — we liked the tender housemade ravioli filled with an herby goat cheese and chopped tomatoes — or one of the large flatbreads, with toppings like grilled steak or roasted tomato. And definitely, definitely order dessert. Mix-and-match shot glasses filled with four or five bites of a variety of desserts (like yummy key lime pie with graham cracker filling, a creamy roasted banana pie, and carrot cake) are not only delicious, but mostly under 300 calories.

Seasons 52, at the Cherry Hill Mall, 2000 Route 38, Cherry Hill, N.J.; 856-665-1052.

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  • Geoff

    For those of us who do not like being thristy, and who have a touch of HBP, this is a welcome relief from the typically OVER SALTED food found in most restauants. Finally i can eat something w/o having to order it PLAIN, NO SalT, No fat, and get the vegetables coated in butter anyway. Going to restaurantshas become less enjoyable for anyone wanting to control calories, sodium and saturated fat!!! PRAISE THE LORD