Seasons 52 is all about eating in tune with the season. On an evening I had some shopping to do at Roosevelt Field, the notion of a springlike dinner was particularly alluring.
The bonus here is that you get a calorie count for every dish on the menu — with nothing exceeding 475 calories. To start, my dinner companion and I shared a flatbread topped with roasted Roma tomatoes, basil and mozzarella ($9.75; 430 calories) — thin, crisp and full-flavored. A main course of caramelized grilled sea scallops over lemon risotto with English peas and roasted asparagus ($22.25; 460 calories) was at once rich and light. And so very vernal. The other entree was honey-herb roasted half chicken ($18.50; 470 calories), bronze and juicy.
On the side were decent mashed Yukon Gold potatoes and what the menu called “spring vegetables,” a medley both characterless and stingy. Vegetables lose their identities when grouped together. In fact, if vegetable medleys could be banned, I’d be all for it. For dessert: a “mini indulgence” of blueberries with lemon curd ($2.95; 190 calories). Overall, a satisfying dinner.
Seasons 52 is adjacent to Roosevelt Field, Garden City, 516-248-5252, seasons52.com.