Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Great Scott Tavern

I've been slacking on hitting up the 2016 To Dine Challenge restaurants so far this year, but...Mr. H and I recently went out to Great Scott Tavern in Euclid for a Friday night bite.

I loved the exterior of the building!
The interior of the restaurant was also much nicer than I thought "tavern" in the name implied. It reminded me of Oak Barrel in Valley View. 
The menu is not extensive, but it covers all the bases. I think the menu is kid-friendly too.
I could have made a meal from the "first course" section, easily. 

Instead, I convinced Mr. H to split the Joe's Cesar Salad ($8) with Grilled Raddicio and Romaine Lettuces, Anchovy, Parmesan Cheese, Red Onion, Capers, and House Caesar Dressing.
This picture is just a half portion. It was a little over-dressed, but I absolutely loved the mixed grilled lettuces and the addition of capers. I'll be trying to recreate this salad at home this summer.

From the cherry wood fired grill, Mr. H ordered the Grilled Lamb Chops ($28) with Two Lamb Rib Chops, Farro, Kale, and Roasted Root Vegetables.
The lamb was a little overcooked for his personal taste, but it was still tender and not too dry. Mr. H really enjoyed the two sides.

I decided to order the Diver Scallops ($24) with five Sea Scallops, Sweet Potato Puree, Lemongrass Chutney, Frisee, and Kim Chi.
The presentation was delicate, and the meal was very light. Perfect after that large portion of salad. 

Great Scott Tavern also had a small list of craft beers, which I appreciated. It was just what I was craving on a Friday evening after a long week of work.

I'm not sure what I was expecting, but I was pleasantly surprised by this Euclid find. We did have slight issues with service, but he had a great attitude, which goes a long way. Complimentary valet parking is available in the small parking lot behind the restaurant, or there is street parking across the street.

On to the next 2016 To Dine Challenge restaurant!

Great Scott Tavern
21801 Lakeshore Boulevard
Euclid, OH 44123


bonnjill said...

I did make a meal out of the appetizers when I went. I keep meaning to go back. We had issues with the service when we were there too, so I hope they work on it.

Bite Buff said...

Jill- Ah, that's not good to hear. Maybe it is an ongoing issue.