The service at Scott's is great and everyone is attentive and friendly - from the the moment you arrive, everyone is ready and willing to assist. I really wanted to say positive things about the food, but my experience was mediocre at best.
I started with the Asian Pear Salad, which was decent, but nothing that was memorable or unique. At $13 for a salad, I had higher expectations. The night prior, I ate in a local pizza parlor and I have to say the $3 house salad was comparable.
The entree selection was very impressive, however prior to ordering, I was told that three of the items I was interested in were all unavailable, so I went with my fourth choice, the scallops for $36. I received three nice scallops, however it was hard to get a real taste for them, given they were drenched in sauce (mainly butter). Again, I was disappointed that the price didn't match the quality, which was the theme of the night.
My last attempt of the evening was the dessert, where I finally found a few items I liked, having shared with the rest of the table. At $9 per dessert, I was surprised yet again.
If you want to go to a high end restaurant and want the price to match the quality of the food, I would suggest keeping your options open. I did read many satisfied reviews, so maybe I have different expectations of the locals, but I can tell you that at about $80 per person for dinner, I am sure you can do a lot better in Orange County.
One last item worth noting is that expensive restaurants in the area usually have complimentary parking if they don't have free parking available. Scott's doesn't have any parking other than valet available. After spending $750 on my dinner, I found it a bit insulting that me and my guests each had to find $3 to pay the outsourced parking attendants.
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