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Scutra Details

  • 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: European, Modern 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 (781) 316-1816

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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Charming, very comfortable, romantic, quiet... A wonderful place to connect with someone special; for us, a relaxed and intimate evening. Terrific food, our waiter Louis was charming and engaging, very respectful of our privacy and very helpful without hovering. I find the menu a welcome combination of hedonistic and comforting, and very satisfying. Skillfully prepared, wonderful presentation. Every time I dine here I recommend it. I had pork osso buco and my date had seafood risotto; a fair amount of food so we split the tomato and beet salad appetizer."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "What a unique neighborhood restaurant with metropolitan ambiance, food and service. No need to go into Boston! The decor and table placement was perfect; warm colors, low noise level, nice space between tables in spite of the small space the restaurant occupies. I was surprised at at the reasonable prices for the quality and presentation of food. You would easily pay double in Boston or Cambridge. They have a really well designed bar with seating that's part of the restaurant so there's no "bar scene". Just guests having a bite to eat and fabulous drinks. Dress was casual but this is the type of place where business casual works as well. No one would feel out of place. Do not miss this!!!!!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This restaurant has become a go to restaurant for a special evening And meal. The food is always creative and good. Service is friendly and efficient. You can be comfortable going alone. I recommend this restaurant highly."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I love this restaurant. It's food is creative, delicious and the portions are perfect. Love the waitstaff too."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Scutra has a good wine list, seasonal entrees that are thoughtfully prepared and overall excellent cuisine with knowledgeable waitstaff and a quiet yet elegant dining room area. Truly, a neighborhood gem. My favorite aspect of the menu is the recently added "small bites appetizers" -just a taste of something different."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Good food. I had a wonderful spinach salad, and a pretty good paella, tho a bit dry. Tasty dessert. Excellent bread. For the price we paid ($40 per person), I am not sure that it beats out other restaurants in that price range. I had a good meal, but I would try out other places before returning here. I just was not "wowed", but had a good meal."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Excellent place! Wonderful food and exceptional service."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The servers are knowledgeable and the food is well prepared. Only downfall is that there is a big plastic curtain in the dining area ( due to an accident in March). They should try to repair the damages ASAP. It's not fair to pay higher prices and sit next to a construction site! This makes a negative impact on the ambiance. The entree special is a good deal. The food is tasty!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Wait staff very personable, welcoming and fun. Nice cocktail menu for alternative drink options. Scutra winter salads were good start to dinner. Three of us dining had 3 different entrees. Thoughtful combinations of the sides/ sauces with entrees. Food tasty but not wow."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We have a wonderful dinner! Every bite was perfect execute and the bar delivery consistently. At desert time we Fought for every piece: good on the sweet tooth too!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "One of the friendlier places we've dined at. Food was very good, too. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We were seated promptly, served well and the food was delicious...the mussel was AMAZING!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Scutra is a restaurant where the food is consistently good. The service also is very good usually. The manager pays a lot of attention to the customers."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Creative cuisine artfully presented. Looking forward to a return visit."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Scutra is a dependably good restaurant for a meal with friends: great food at reasonable prices, pleasant and attractive setting, friendly and efficient service. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "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! "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Scutra is a Fabulous neighborhood restaurant and we will return very soon!!!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "But skip the "Maryland" crabcakes. They might be OK for Massachusetts, but they'd never fly in Maryland."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Our food was ok but not great. Some dishes were interesting but not so great. It just wasnt convincing. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Everything was great, very clean place, great service, wow amazing food."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We die regularly at Scutra, and kast Friday' s dinner was the best ever."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Absolutely the best restaurant in town. Repeatedly great food with seasonal changes."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/22/2014