Scutra
Scutra

Scutra

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.scutra.com/
  • Phone: (781) 316-1816
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Modern European, European, Belgian
  • Executive Chef: Didier Baugniet
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We are a full service catering co. We will service up to 200 guests. Call our restaurant for further details or to set up a time. We personalize menus to everyone’s personal needs.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our restaurant can accommodate up to 60 guest or the restaurant can be divided into 2 sections both accommodating 35 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Cesidia Baugniet 7813161816

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mill St.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have a private lot in front of our restaurant and additional parking available after 6:00pm at Ace Hardware located on mill St or diagonally across the street and the Red Barn.
A word from Scutra
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.
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Scutra reviews from OpenTable diners
70 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (51)fit for foodies (48)special occasion (38)romantic (22)notable wine list (10)good for groups (5)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (3)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Branny
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Creative cuisine artfully presented. Looking forward to a return visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • familyoffoodies
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    I ORDERED THE SPECIAL: STEAK & SHRIMP. The portions were small, 2 "tiny" shrimp and the steak portion very small and very grisseley. I wasn't given the option of returning my entrée for one that was more palatable as other restaurants would have offered. The vegetables, potatoes and desearts were delicious. The ambiance, wine & service perfect.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I like Scutra
    Frequentdiner
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Scutra is a dependably good restaurant for a meal with friends: great food at reasonable prices, pleasant and attractive setting, friendly and efficient service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A wonderful gem in Arlington
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Great food, good ambience, good prices, except the drinks are a little high: $12 for a Grey Goose martini. Definitely would recommend it, though, and will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pretty good - Not quite there
    TrueEnglandPatriot
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The menu and the plating were excellent. The wine list very good. Service knowledgeable, entertaining and enthusiastic. Great ambience for a romantic dinner or a chat with friends. The taste of the food - pretty good, but just lacking the excellence to make this a top restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Saturday night before the theatre
    Susie
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We had dinner before seeing a show at the Regent Theatre. The staff was very attentive to our timeframe and we had plenty of time to leisurely drink and have dinner. Drinks were excellent, appetizers and main courses excellent. The swordfish special was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful service, delicious food
    jdm640
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The servers and the manager were absolutely amazing. Felt at home right away, beautiful ambiance. The friendly people and warm atmosphere alone would warrant a repeat visit, but the food was outstanding as well. I highly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DJ
    DarJarVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Scutra is a Fabulous neighborhood restaurant and we will return very soon!!!
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food ,mediocre service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    I was surprised how good the foods was. I had very well cooked Parmesan crusted salmon with extremely flavorful well seasoned greens and a fantastic risotto. The waitress was extremely friendly once we eventually got served. Our water glasses remained empty most of the meal and I had to flag a staff member for a second glass of wine. The service was very slow. I would go again for the food alone.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LAST TIME EATING HERE!
    MaryCCVIP
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    I ordered the Paella (Lobster-Shrimp-Clam-Scallops-Chicken-Chorizo Saffron Rice) and requested to omit the Clams. The meal came with squid (tentacles and whole bodies, which I hate) and some sort of white fish which was overcooked with no flavor at all. The meal was served with one small lobster claw, one shrimp, one scallop (no chicken) and three half pieces of chorizo. It was the worst meal I have had in a long time. I requested a clear chocolate martini. The bartender did not know how to make one. I did get a chocolate martini which was colored chocolate. I admit it was tasty. I will, sorry to say, not be returning again.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hidden Gem
    Sungoddess
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    I heard about this place from someone who lived in Arlington. It is a very small place but was comfortable inside. The food was excellent! I had the chicken risotto....yummy. I also had the beet and goat cheese salad which was also delicious! My other two friends had the Beef Tenderloin, which was cooked to their desired temperature. We all finished our plates. I usually do not splurge on the bread but this was worth it... multigrain and/or white but very fresh ( I was told it was baked fresh everyday) and the pesto dipping oil was also very fresh... one of the best that I have had. The bartender made a great Cosmo. Our server was very friendly and was able to answer any questions we had about the food.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Place
    leroy
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    But skip the "Maryland" crabcakes. They might be OK for Massachusetts, but they'd never fly in Maryland.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Scutra is an unassuming restaurant that charms and delights. Perhaps a dozen or so tables and a nice bar on the far end, this restaurant has a bistro feel to it for sure. The service was excellent as the waiter was very knowledgeable and charming in his own right. We both ordered the evening specials and the quality and presentation was very good. I will definitely go back to explore the menu more extensively. Cheers!
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food ok, waitress a bit off
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Our food was ok but not great. Some dishes were interesting but not so great. It just wasnt convincing.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday pleasure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    This was a special occasion - and the meals matched the occasion. Well done, interesting combinations in just the right sized portions -- we were able to enjoy aperizer, salad, entre' and dessert without feeling overstuffed. I rather suspect we will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food
    DeDe
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    The food was very good and there was a variety dishes to choose from. Added bonus were the specials which included salad and an entre.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night Once You Get In
    SGH1234
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Our evening had a rocky start with the hostess ignoring us while she went off to clean and set up tables (an odd dual function in a restaurant). After an unreasonably long wait, she noted our reservation, went to clear a table and sat us. This restaurant does not have a comfortable waiting area, and to be ignored was quite infuriating. Once we were seated, the wait staff was very pleasant and helpful. The food was quite nice, and overall made up for the treatment at the door. The only downside to the service was when the hostess brought us our appetizers. She handed us the plates and left it to us to clear spots to put them down. The regular wait staff was much more professional bringing the main course and dessert.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fantastic
    girlsout4
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Everything was great, very clean place, great service, wow amazing food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls Night Gem!
    anniv23
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Enjoyed a birthday dinner with girlfriends and had a great experience. Good food and fun drinks! Our waiter was very attentive and we especially liked the appetizer & dinner special - excellent dishes at a great price. Will be sure to return next time I'm in Arlington.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is a pretty good restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    This is a pretty good restaurant. In the past, we've found the dishes to be interesting and well prepared. This evening, however, the flavors in a couple of dishes didn't quite fuse. I'm sure we'll give it another try.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Incredibly delicious EVERY time!!!!
    Rangreen
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    I keep going back to this restaurant because I want to order almost everything on the menu! The food is absolutely ingenious. This is the best restaurant in all of Arlington.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • exceptional with food intolerances
    redd
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    The food is great, the chef is a genius, and the service lovely and well-timed. But where Scutra really stands above the crowd is their exceptional ability to deal with food sensitivities and limitations. They went way above and beyond the call of duty for one of our party who had fairly extreme dietary issues -- and still created a set of gourmet dishes that were safe and reasonably priced. Very very wonderful restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scutra
    ChariVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    The menu was limited but had some interesting choices. The food was okay, not great. I had the special striped bass and it was a little bland and dry. The Paella was more like a bouillabaisse and the portion was small. The flatbread was slightly undercooked. Desserts were great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rediscovered Scutra!
    DiningOutVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    It had been quite a while since our last visit and we were so happy to rediscover Scutra. The food was delicious - everyone was happy with their meals and the cocktails were great! Try the grilled cheesecake for dessert - amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent
    CooperfanVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We die regularly at Scutra, and kast Friday' s dinner was the best ever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best in town
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Absolutely the best restaurant in town. Repeatedly great food with seasonal changes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall a pleasant experience.
    hungryoneVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We've been to this restaurant a few times over the past few years, and always seem to come away with the same feeling. The place has a warm lively atmosphere and a good price point - that sweet spot that's nice enough for a good dinner, but inexpensive enough for a regular night out. The primary problem is the food. Very uneven. Usually one or two diners are happy, while at least one or two are not.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good local option
    maddieM
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    First time at Scutra. Liked the menu but waited for service for 10 minutes once we were seated. Nice ambiance - feels like a local place, not too dressy. Decent wine list. Had two apps, the sourdough bruchetta which we liked and a special beet/tomato salad which had a very spicy sauce (which wasn't mentioned by the waiter) and we wouldn't have again. For entrees we had the double pork chop and the raviolis which were very good. The service was spotty - we didn't get fresh silverware with our dinners and since we couldn't get a server's attention finally just took knives from the next table. Again after dinner waited for 10 minutes before the table was cleared. Overall good food but not great service. Would try it again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    notthatfussy
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    We had been to Scutra several years ago, and liked it a lot. This time the food was not as good. The perch tempura was too greasy and had added cream sauce. The Pialla was more a chioppino.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Overall Dining Destination
    BuckNastyVIP
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    It has it all for a fraction of the price of the downtown old guard. Run don't walk to Scutra.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal, fantastic service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    First time, glad we checked it out. Our meal was terrific, all fresh ingredients great flavors. Our server was extremely knowledgeable and fun to talk with. Will recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waited at least 20 min to
    Blah
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Waited at least 20 min to order food after drinks were served. Partner received wrong beer. Asked3 times for a glass of water. My meal was over cooked, rubbery and the portion was quite small. My partners meal was fine - but have had better elsewhere. There are too many other nice places to try before we would return to Scutra again.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gourmet quality....not
    foodiegroup
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Overpriced for the quality. When you combine small servings, we leave not wanting to go back again. The paella was more like overcooked seafood stew.. Other dishes were unremarkable. Eggplant-crab appetizer was flat in flavor. Cocktails skimp on alcohol. One of our party of 4 ordered a glass of wine which was poured to fill only a quarter of the glass. Appearances are everything so I suggest they use a smaller glass. For a Friday night and having empty tables, one would think they should re-evaluate their business model.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always impreses
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    High quality food prepared to perfection! Outstanding staff who take the time to explain the dishes and get to know you. Be sure to make a reservation though because they are popular!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent first date spot
    Bobby
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Excellent first date spot to impress as well as a place to enjoy great food, wine.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Arlington's safe bet
    Fra1997xpat
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    A for presentation Website menu should be updated more often to reflects actual choices. Tuna special appetizer: sushi grade served on top of avocado in a square plate with tiny compartments wins both taste and presentation. Parking is tight if restaurant is full. Not an issue for locals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall, delightful experience.
    pops
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Overall, delightful experience. Food was excellent for all at our table.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot for dinner
    kst470VIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Having just moved to Arlington, I was on the hunt for a great local spot. Well I found one in Scutra. The food, service and atmosphere were very good. It is a cozy spot and I look forward to returning soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went with friends for dinner.
    Cath
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Went with friends for dinner. Portions were very small, but artistic.. Wine list was overpriced and very limited..
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely time on a cold winter night
    Longwooddiner
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    We had a great time on a recent cold winter evening. Two appetizers were wonderful - braised rib spring roll with a spicy miso dipping sauce and a salmon strudel with a sublime lobster sauce. Entrees were interesting - veal meatloaf was tasty and just the thing for a cold evening and Paella was excellent and generous. The scotch glazed carrot cake with caramel ice cream was a great way to end the evening - and a great dessert without chocolate. By the way the homemade bread - especially the 7 grain - is very good. The service was friendly and attentive. The wine list is short, but nice. The pinots by the glass (white and red) went well with our meals. All in all a great meal on a bitter cold evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.