It is with a heavy heart that I write to confirm that Scott's Grille – true to various rumors, tweets and updates this weekend – has shut its doors for good.
My friends and I enjoyed Scott's for years – as had much of the Harrisburg area – for dinner, happy hour and late night dancing. I have fond memories of chef's tables, countless happy hours, Friday raw bar, Pepka, DJ Ray Rossi, DJ Scottie, Halloween parties, Strawberry-basil martinis – I could go on.
Instead, please enjoy a slideshow of some photos from my personal collection of Scott's Grille throughout the years. Scot G of MODE, no doubt has the most comprehensive photography collection from the years of Scott's – hopefully he'll be able to share those as well.
Click through for the first "Word of Mouth" from Scott's opening in 2002.
WORD OF MOUTH
Author: CONSTANCE Y. BRAMSON, Patriot News
— Brothers in business
Brothers Tom and Rick Scott have opened
in the Pennsylvania Rural Electric Building, 212 Locust St., originally the site of Lombardo's at Locust Court.
Both have worked extensively in the restaurant industry and have run
several kitchens for Host International, Marriott
and Gilbert/Robertson (the latter of Houilhan's and Darryl's fame) but
this is their venture together and their first restaurant.
Food is "American cafe" style with Italian flair; dinner entrees of pasta, seafood, chicken and meat range from $7.25
to $13.95 while lunch entrees are priced from $4.95 to $6.75. Appetizers, soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches, desserts and
beverages available at both meals.
Lunch is served 11: 30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; dinner from 4 to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday. Saturday hours are 4 to 10 p.m.
Happy hour with complementary food is 5 to 7 p.m. The lower dining room seats 100 at banquettes and tables; the upper dining
room seats 50 to 60, and the bar seats 60.
Banquets, breakfast parties, business meetings, luncheons and group affairs can be accommodated. Telephone is 234-7599.