Dorian, a new restaurant and bar, is set to open in Old Town Scottsdale in early November 2017 with local restaurateur and award-winning chef Matt McLinn at the helm. Located at 7419 E. Indian Plaza Drive in Scottsdale, the intimate space will feature an Old World Victorian design with modern accents. The seasonal menu will feature flavorful and bold dishes seared in a mesquite wood oven and an extensive wine, beer and cocktail list. Dorian will be open Monday-Saturday from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Sunday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Happy Hour is Monday-Friday from 3 to 6 p.m.
Diners can look forward to appetizers such as a Bowl of Warm Dates with apple smoked bacon, a Koji Beet Carpaccio Salad with soy roasted walnuts, organic kale and onion compote, and entrees such as Hawaiian Swordfish Ceviche with yellow tomato, passion fruit, ghost pepper and charred red onions, the Sweet and Spicy Burger featuring Harris Ranch ground chuck, candied jalapenos and watercress (a new take on his award-winning burger from The Grind) and desserts like Cheesecake in a jar with marinated blueberries, lemon and banana bread spice. The menu will range from approximately $7 to $20.
‘Dorian is a place where ladies will enjoy a glass of rose in the afternoon and then transition into a great date night or lounge to meet friends in the evening,” said Korey Boals, owner and managing partner of Dorian. “It’s a very comfortable and unpretentious place that has a mix of fine art, antique chandeliers and some really unique design features.”
The space is being designed and built by George Monzures of Monzures Company. The approximately 2,500 square foot space is light, bright, open and airy during the day and transitions to a darker and more Victorian vibe in the evening with lighting changes.
“It’s definitely a mix of Modern and Old World,” said Monzures. “Our concept came together with the help of Jim Clark from Blind Society and Randall Hedden of HeddenArt. The menu and atmosphere plays off the beauty and sin motifs. It’s very artistic, urban and not like anything else currently in Old Town Scottsdale.”