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“Local favorite” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Scutra

Scutra
92 Summer St, Arlington, MA 02474-2931
(781) 316-1816
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Ranked #5 of 90 Restaurants in Arlington
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Belgian, French
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Mill St.
Description: Welcome to Scutra. We are a small family run Restaurant. Our food is an influence of Belgium-Italian with an American Bistro Feel. We'd like everyone to feel like they are at home.
Boston, Massachusetts
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81 reviews 81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Local favorite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Scutra is one of our favorite local restaurants - the staff is always warm and welcoming and the food is fabulous.....always a mix of new menu items with old favorites. Scutra is a place we return to time and time again and a great place to take out of town visitors!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Arlington, Massachusetts, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Always great food, which means always busy...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

...so book ahead. Food is imaginative continental/american cuisine in 'sensible' portions. Service is always attentive. Crowd tends to be mainly over fifties, so no mad party scene here.

Visited November 2012
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Probably recommended by weight watchers”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012 via mobile

The food was tasty but portions were very small for the prices. I don't recommend going here on a empty stomach

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
“Scutra: excellent dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We enjoyed a lovely dinner at Scutra. It was the last night of their lobster fest and we shared lobster Wellington and lobster and crab ravioli. We live around the corner and somehow have overlooked this restaurant. The service was outstanding. There is ample free parking. We will be back!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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billskis
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Dad's night out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Well, with two reviews in 18 months, it's time to balance all the dissing from two years back.

Four of us hit this place mid week in August. It was about half-full, almost all of the action was in/near the bar. Tip: ask for a seat away from the bar if you want a more audible experience.

Our orders were a mix of seafood and steak. All my friends thoroughly enjoyed their lobster and fish. I had steak which was quite good. It took a while for them to arrive; there was nothing "pre made" about them. Salads were also fresh and crisp.

The problem I have with restaurant reviews it that many reviewers don't articulate their expectations. I was expecting an average, not gourmet meal. What we got was was well above average. For the price and for the quality, it was fair. Very up to date decor.

Rather than pontificated, it is necessary if people like "peach20" would suggest other places that are better, if they want to be taken seriously. I get nothing out of hand-waving.

The wines and beer were all very good. Service was prompt and attentive.

As FOB suggested, I'd like to see larger portions of side dishes or other accompaniments.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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