The menu at Scenic Cafe certainly has some unique items: Duck confit?? Grilled scallops on a bed of masa??! Where am I? A glance out the window is a bit disorienting: it's not the River Seine out there; it's the endless expanse of Lake Superior, just like the other 357 restaurants along the North Shore. The chef here is a marvel, though. The confit is served extra-large, with big chunks of duck meat throughout. The scallops are done perfectly, nicely complemented by the sweet masa base and spicy oils on top. Ahi tuna, herring sandwich, lobster roll--all delicious. Desserts are top-notch; the goat cheese cake was unexpectedly light and tasty, the creme brulee could easily satisfy three people. Wine list is short but imaginative. Decor is rustic Minnesota. Service is relaxed: they don't rush you here.
Bottom line: Scenic offers world-class cafe dining, in a beautiful location, at a reasonable price. Highly recommended.
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