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Scott’s Restaurant & Bar Restaurant Review: This classic yet contemporary seafood and steakhouse restaurant is popular with the pre- and post-theater crowd from the nearby Segerstrom Center for the Arts complex. The interior has been renovated to reflect a more Southern style, with white-wood arched windows, gleaming gold brass and an airy feel. The classy bar is a good place to hang out during happy hour, as tasty appetizers and hand-shaken martinis are surprisingly inexpensive. Fried calamari is the standout starter; it comes prepared in a traditional manner with garlic and lemon, or in a spicier Provençal-style version. Chowders are also a fine way to begin a meal, since Scott's has a sherry-finished, New England-style incarnation as well as a Manhattan-style soup with apple wood-smoked bacon. As for mains, the Chilean sea bass, cioppino and Prime flat-iron steak are all worthy dishes. Scott's features a notable wine list and an ever-present sommelier. On weekends, the restaurant offers a two-course brunch with free-flowing mimosas and plated items like Nutella brioche french toast and Dungeness crab eggs Benedict.