Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Scott's Seafood Restaurant & Bar

I typically don't go to seafood restaurants because I don't like fish.  However, I do enjoy shellfish.  Bring on the shrimp, crab, lobster, and scallops any day.  I have passed by Scott's Seafood Restaurant & Bar in Orange County, California countless times over the years but have never dined there until a few days ago. I went with an open mind not knowing what to expect and of course I carefully looked over their menu on-line before venturing out.  After all, I wanted to make sure there was something on the menu that I would enjoy.  I have to admit I was amazed at the impeccable service and delicious food. The meal was amazing and the presentation was beautiful.  We can't wait to go back.

The dining room of the restaurant has a very coastal chic, comfortable feel with a mix of tables and booths. I thought that the leather on what could be an ordinary rattan dining chair was a nice design touch. Obviously, a design well thought out.

These petite glass lamps are at every booth. Very modern.

The open kitchen with a beautiful display of copper cookware.

The restaurant also has a dedicated lounge known as The Murano Bar.  It is appropriately named after the Murano glass chandelier, a focal point of the room.  The Murano Bar has a completely different vibe: chic and completely modern.

Sriracha shrimp pasta with scallions, shishito peppers, fresh tomatoes.

Roasted Maine sea scallops with salsa verde and evo emulsion.

Truffle mac and cheese.  Total comfort food.

Dark chocolate brick with roasted bananas, carmel, praline crunch, and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Isn't this so very sculptural?

Homemade crepe hankerchiefs with oranges, agave nectar, grand marnier, and marscapone cheese.

Scotts Restaurant & Bar
3300 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 
(714) 979-2400


Anonymous said...

I have always wanted to go there...I might have to ask the hubby for our next date night. :)

M. said...

what a great meal you had there :)