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Seasons 52: Spring eating at Roosevelt Field

Caramelized grilled sea scallops with creamy lemon risotto,

Caramelized grilled sea scallops with creamy lemon risotto, English peas and roasted asparagus at Seasons 52 at Roosevelt Field in Garden City in May 2014 Photo Credit: Newsday / Joan Reminick

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,


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