It’s what’s inside that counts

  • Danielle Koagel<br>Enterprise writer
  • Monday, March 3, 2008 11:36am

Scott’s Bar and Grill is located in the most unlikely of places for a high-end restaurant. A few blocks east of Aurora on the border of Edmonds and Shoreline lies a classy and spacious treasure.

The view of the parking lot and a steep dirt-covered hill aren’t much to boast about, but the food is.

Scott’s large bar boasts a wide selection of drinks which are available to patrons throughout the restaurant. The sturdy wood bar is set apart from a spacious dining area with high ceilings and a warm atmosphere.

My dining companion and I were lead to our table and settled in for a late lunch. Even at 2:30 p.m. the restaurant welcomed a steady stream of lunch stragglers.

Being underage, we didn’t take advantage of the bar selections and instead sipped on passion fruit iced teas, which tasted like iced tea with an aftertaste reminiscent of fruit punch.

After pondering the unique selection of menu items, we settled on one of the daily specials and ordered the Steak Caesar Salad ($12.99) as an appetizer. Although a bit on the pricey side for a salad, it came with a high recommendation from our waitress and was well worth the price.

The steak, medium rare, came in just the right shade of pink and blended perfectly with the Caesar dressing. The dressing was creamy and not overwhelmed with garlic, a common restaurant mistake.

The next course was an open-face Hot Dungeness Crab Sandwich (12.99). The sandwich came on a Kaiser roll and was topped with a layer of crab meat blended with artichoke and cream under a layer of cheddar cheese. A tomato topped off the ensemble.

Although delicious, the crab flavor was a bit over-powered by the amount of cheese and artichoke. However, the overall sandwich was rich and delicious, perfect for a chillier day.

We rounded out the meal with a pasta dish, the Big Chicken Mamou ($9.99). The dish combined small pieces of grilled chicken, fettucini and a cajun-style sauce reminiscent of my Italian grandmother’s chicken catatori. Although the flavor was delicious the dish was too spicy to really enjoy.

Next came the most important meal of the day, dessert.

My companion ordered the World’s Smallest Sundae. They weren’t kidding either. For $1.99 the sundae was not quite an entire scoop of ice cream with fudge sauce and whipped cream dripped on top.

I ordered the enticing Chocolate Indulgence Cake ($6.99). The warm chocolate cake was moist and oozed with fudge sauce. It also came with a side of ice cream.

Everything we ordered came to us in a timely fashion and our waitress was quite helpful in making suggestions. Overall, the experience and the food were top-notch.

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