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Seasons 142 (SD)

honkman Dec 12, 2007 04:52 PM

There is an interesting review from Naomi Wise about Seasons 142

http://www.sdreader.com/published/cur...

Did anybody tried the restaurant so far ? I couldn't even find a webpage for the restaurant.

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    bethsd Dec 13, 2007 08:41 AM

    Wow- I wouldn't have expected such a great review. I haven't eaten there, but have walked by it numerous times on my way to Ortega's. I used to wonder how Brazil's stayed in business because it was always empty, and so far I've noticed the same thing with Seasons 142. I'm not surprised that you couldn't find a website- they still had a flimsy plastic sign hung on top of the old Brazil's sign last time I was there. Now I want to actually stop in and give it a try.

    1. geekyfoodie Dec 13, 2007 09:52 AM

      I'm glad it's opened! I've been eyeing it since the banner went up over the Brazil by the Hill awning. I'm usually passing by in the morning after a Peet's run, so couldn't tell if it was open or not. The banner gives the impression that the conversion to the new restaurant was still underway.

      Will try to go soon, although I'm not sure if that's possible with the holiday craziness coming up. I'll post when I do.

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        jennywenny Dec 13, 2007 03:10 PM

        Thats interesting, I've walked past it a few times and it just looked like a rather tired restaurant that you might expect to see on a gordon ramsay thing. Just goes to show I shouldnt be judging a book by its cover! It would be good if they made a bit more of an effort with the decor and make it a bit cozier. I'll try it soon as its one of my closest restaurants!

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          abacal Dec 13, 2007 04:49 PM

          We went with friend during their opening promotion (buy one dinner, get another free) and were impressed with some of the food. The server was knowledgeable as well. It is the same investor group as Brazil on the Hill, but different chef and concept. They seem very eager to please

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          aukgal Dec 28, 2007 08:24 AM

          Yes, I have tried this restaurant several times already this month both for lunch and dinner. Great food, very friendly and knowledgeable staff. I am taking 6 people to dinner tonight. The mushroom soup is fantastic. Fresh ingredients daily. Prices are comparable to other restaurants in the area but the taste, presentation and service are more impressive. I love it there.

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            mlutken Dec 28, 2007 09:35 AM

            Haven't tried but here are some 1/2 off coupons for the tapas.

            http://www.sdreader.com/php/qshow.php...

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              JeffSD Dec 30, 2007 02:59 PM

              We went by for lunch on Sunday. The menu was divided into three sections: tapas, beginnings, and burgers/wraps. Since the burgers/wraps sounded fairly standard, we ordered three items from the first two sections in order to see what the kitchen was up to. We had bacon-wrapped chicken on satay sticks, a duck confit tostada, and a blue crab tapas. None of these was very interesting -- not much flavor and the tostada arrived cold, the blue crab being the best of the three with a bit of mango. At $7-10 per appetizer, we would have liked our lunch to have been more interesting.

              We were still hungry and talked about ordering a few more appetizers, but based on what we had already tasted it didn't seem that good a gamble to order more and have a lunch bill approaching $50-55, so we went elsewhere and had a real lunch.

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                DiningDiva Dec 30, 2007 04:31 PM

                A friend and I stopped by yesterday with the intent of having lunch there. We weren't wowed by the menu choices either. In fact, we had the same reaction to the wraps and burgers you did. The rest of the menu seemed a little top heavy with fish options and since my friend isn't a big fish eater he wasn't to keen on staying for the tapas. We walked down the street to Bread et Cie and had a very satisfying lunch of soup, salad and bread.

                I would, however, like to go back and at least give Seasons 142 a try. Some of the dinner options sounded more interesting and board comments have been strong.

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