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“Awesome food, great service, wonderful atmosphere”

Scorpion Mediterranean Bar and Grill
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Greek, Italian, Spanish
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed February 4, 2018

Hidden in a behind an unassuming storefront is a fantastic restaurant that is right up there with the best restaurants in NYC, let alone down town TO.

Starters:
- The Nigiri Foie Gras was savory, underpinned by succulent pork belly and melded together with a great maple syrup reduction. Every bite an addictive adventure.
- We are still wondering how the braised octopus was made to be so tender, and the pinot and onion sauce was a perfect compliment - added just a little complexity without over-powering the octopus.

Mains
- My tablemate ordered the braised short ribs... tender, melt in your mouth, beef with a wonderful risotto that was great for soaking up the sauce from the ribs.
- I had the rack of lamb... again, very tender and flavourful, without being "lamby" in the least. Culinary joy in every bite.

Shhhh... half-way through the meal we swapped plates ;-) .

The atmosphere was quiet, dimmed but not dark and the décor was nice. The service was very attentive, patient and professional. A really nice place without being pretentious.

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1  Thank MikeO98
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Reviewed January 25, 2018 via mobile

The only reason i didn't give 5 stars is because of the quantity of salt used. Small place; staff extremely helpful and friendly. You can ask for a personalized meal and it is very possible they will accommodate you.

1  Thank lunazblu
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Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Scorpions is a gem in Aurora. Food is amazing and service is outstanding. Give this restaurant a try and you will keep coming back again and again.

1  Thank ballymitty
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Reviewed December 21, 2017

Nice food selection, chef knows his craft, you won't be disappointed. lots-a parking easy access. Not over priced.

1  Thank hummerboy97
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Reviewed December 17, 2017

I attended a private event held at this restaurant in mid-October; the experience was amazing and unique. I emphasize unique as the Chef personalized the entire menu and ambiance to the professional crowd present.

The food overall was delicious, with an abundance of beautifully presented appetizers. The atmosphere is very warm and relaxing, which allowed for great conversation over a nice meal and coffee.

It's definitely a great place for working professionals and families who really want to connect over a nice dinner.

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1  Thank rsepe2017
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