Dr. Scott's Favorite Dinner Spots

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1. Rino's Place

Location: 258 Saratoga St Boston, Massachusetts

Call +1 617-567-7412

Located in a residential area of East Boston, Massachusetts in a place where you might drive by and wonder "Is the food any good in there?".

Rino's has been in business for 24 years originally opened by Chef Anthony's parents Rino and Anna DiCenso, They in turn handed over the business to their Son Chef Anthony DiCenso. Born and raised in Italy, Chef Anthony has made Rino's place what it is today!

Rino's is known for it's wonderful red sauce, thin cut veal and fist sized ravioli which are home made to order. You will be greeted by their wait staff who in time will know your name, what you like to drink and what you had on your last visit. They have a wonderful menu with prices ranging from $9 to $18 dollars. Their Specials change daily for lunch and dinner. Chef Anthony always tells his wait staff to "Push the Specials" he puts a lot of time into his different dishes and sauces and like they say "It won't be sent out until it's done right!".



2. Red Iguana

Location: 736 W North Temple Salt Lake City, Utah

Call +1 801-322-1489

Ramon and Maria Cardenas started in the restaurant business over forty years ago. Ramon was born in San Luis Potosi. Maria, born in Chihuahua, Mexico, passed away in 2002.

Together, they shared a passion for Mexican cuisine, and created recipes and dishes proudly served as delicious expressions of their cultural background. The Red Iguana restaurant opened its doors in 1985 to resounding applause and numerous local and national awards.

The Cardenas family has had the pleasure of serving its dedicated patrons in the Salt Lake Valley since 1965 with the Casa Grande and Red Iguana restaurants. Ramon and Maria created unique yet traditional Mexican recipes, now passed on to the Cardenas children who are proudly continuing the family tradition.



3. Firefly Grill

Location: 1810 Mid America Ave Effingham, Illinois

Call +1 217-342-2002

Their food is made from the best stuff on earth! They are so passionate about their ingredients that they grow many themselves. The remainder are hand selected locally or sourced from artisan farmers, foragers and fisherman. Their philosophy is simple; source the best ingredients possible and stay out of their way.



4. Zoey's Pizzeria

Location: 690 10th St Marion, Iowa

Call +1 319-377-2840

For 25 years, they have been serving up delicious Deep dish and Thin crust pizza to the Marion and Cedar Rapids area.



5. Mr. B's Bistro

Location: 201 Royal St New Orleans, Louisiana

Call +1 504-523-2078

Nestled in the heart of the French Quarter, Mr. B's Bistro offers contemporary Creole cuisine. Signature dishes include New Orleans style Barbecued Shrimp, Gumbo Ya Ya, and Bread Pudding. Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Jazz Brunch. Operated by Cindy Brennan of the legendary restaurant family. Since 1979.



6. YARDBIRD Southern Table & Bar

Location: 3355 S Las Vegas Blvd Las Vegas, Nevada

Call +1 702-297-6541

Growing up Southern is a privilege. It runs a helluva lot deeper than just where you’re born. It’s a set of ideals passed down through generations. Sure, it’s about sweet tea and swimmin’ holes, front porches and fried chicken, magnolias and Moon Pies. But more importantly, it’s about being devoted to your roots; having a sense of place, of tradition, of family, hard work and each other. And those should be universal ideals.

They proudly present Yardbird Southern Table & Bar. A house of worship to farm-fresh ingredients, classic Southern cooking, culture and hospitality. What they believe is a noble endeavor indeed. So stop on by, cop a seat and sample some from-scratch divinity. They’re serving up the freshest, most inventive takes on regional Southern fare seven days a week with a foot-stompin’, soul-healin’ brunch on the weekends. 



7. Sugarfish: Santa Monica

Location: 1345 2nd St. Santa Monica, California

Call +1 310-393-3338

SUGARFISH by Sushi Nozawa, with multiple locations in Los Angeles, is a different kind of sushi dining experience. Their restaurants serve only traditional sushi of the highest quality based on Chef Nozawa’s style of sushi. Their passion is to carry forward his great tradition and style of food – which many believe is the best sushi there is.



8. The Grill

Location: 120 Promenade Way Thousand Oaks, California

Call +1 805-418-1760

The Grill on the Alley is a well-renowned steakhouse with a classic American menu to suit all tastes. The lunch menu features salads, seafood and specialty dishes while dinner offers a wide selection of steaks and chops, prepared in 8 different styles. Traditional side dishes are given a modern twist by Executive Chef Phil Kastel and signature desserts are too delicious not to share.

The Grill is modeled after the great grills of New York and San Francisco in the 30's & 40's. The flagship location opened its doors over 30 years ago, just steps from famed Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California and since has become known to locals as “ … where Hollywood eats … ” (Hollywood Reporter, 2014).

As one of the country’s best steakhouses, The Grill delivers unparalleled service in a sophisticated atmosphere.

The Grill on the Alley has seven locations in cities across the U.S. such as Chicago (IL), Dallas (TX), Aventura (FL), San Jose (CA), Beverly Hills (CA), & West lake Village (CA).



9. Quartino

Location: 626 N State St Chicago, Illinois

Call +1 312-698-5000

Quartino is a bustling downtown Chicago restaurant and wine bar noted for its distinctive Italian small- plates menu, vintage decor, and attentive, personable service staff.

Their menu features Italy's regional specialties including artisanal salumi, Neapolitan thin-crust pizza, house-made pasta, and seasonal dishes. Menu items, served in moderate portions and meant to be shared, are perfect for adventurous diners ready for a unique experience.



10. Savannah's River House

Location: 125 W River St Savannah, Georgia

Call +1 912-234-1900

Housed in an 18th century restored cotton warehouse, River House Seafood has been locally owned and operated since 1982.

With Miss Glady’s specialties like their Grouper Florentine and their succulent Shrimp and Grits with Tasso Gravy, the River House is the quintessential Savannah fine dining experience. Dare to resist the aroma of our homemade desserts and treat yourself to a glass of liquid history with their Famous Chatham Artillery Punch, a recipe dating back to Savannah’s Colonial era. Escape into cobblestone time, watch the ships roll by, and treat yourself to Historic River Street’s crown jewel, River House Seafood. Their knowledgeable staff and stellar wine selection will take care of the rest.

With a spacious layout and vast river views, they are your ideal River Street destination for parties and larger groups. For decades, they have prided themselves as being Savannah’s destination for any special occasion.



11. Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar

Location: 230 W Erie St Chicago, Illinois

Call +1 312-662-4888

Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar is a bustling neighborhood restaurant located in Chicago’s popular River North neighborhood. Union combines the tempered art of Japanese dining with a fresh, colorful and urban vibe. Embracing an American warmth and personality, this playful juxtaposition reveals a restaurant that is welcoming, accommodating and stylish. A true riff on what is expected or traditional – East or West.



12. Old Key Lime House

Location: 300 E Ocean Ave Lantana, Florida

Call +1 561-582-1889

Florida's oldest waterfront restaurant. They're a family-owned and operated establishment that includes a full-service restaurant as well as the best bar in South Florida. Old Key Lime House boasts a breathtaking waterside ambiance with the best view possible of the South Florida Intracoastal Waterway, and the largest Gator viewing site.

Old Key Lime House has been voted one of the BEST casual party destinations in the area. Enjoy the best sunset views in South Florida while dining on delicious fresh seafood and local fare and sipping on cool, refreshing cocktails in an inviting and relaxed atmosphere. They also offer a Kids Zone play area.



13. Deep Sushi

Location: 2624 Elm St Dallas, Texas

Call +1 214-252-8667

Deep Sushi has attracted many new fans and long time loyal customers in Deep Ellum since opening its doors in 1996. The succulent bites and consistent accolades over the years by local and national media are a testament to the expert preparation and fine ingredients handled tenderly by our chef.



14. Matt's in the Market

Location: 94 Pike St, Ste 32 Seattle, Washington

Call +1 206-467-7909


Their deserts, Strawberry & Rhubarb Cheesecake was absolutely beautiful visually and beyond delicious. Their staff were wonderful and so friendly. They are considered as one of the best restaurants in the area. 



15. Island Prime Steaks & Seafood

Location: 880 Harbor Island Dr San Diego, California

Call +1 619-298-6802

Island Prime & C Level, a proud member of the Cohn Restaurant Group, offer delicious cuisine and a spectacular panoramic view of the San Diego skyline located on Harbor Island.