Scott's Restaurant & Bar (fka Scott's Seafood)
Scott's Restaurant & Bar (fka Scott's Seafood)

Scott's Restaurant & Bar (fka Scott's Seafood)

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.scottsrestaurantandbar.com/
  • Phone: 7149792400x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday- Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
    Brunch: Sunday 11:00am- 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00 pm
    Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Michael J. Doctulero
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer full service catering. Please contact us for details.
  • Entertainment: The Murano Room adds a refreshed and spirited atmosphere to the Orange County bar scene with it's lounge-style atmosphere, Try our small plates bar menu, hand crafted specialty cocktails, or a glass of wine from our worldly wine list in our lounge or outdoor heated patio. With late night hours and a fresh new face, the Murano Room is the perfect place for a night out, or join Scott's for Happy Hour Monday-Friday days from 3pm-6pm!
  • Special Events: With multiple semi-private & private rooms available, Scott's is the perfect place for a gathering from 10 to 500.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Anton
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet & self parking available- $3.00 charge for dinner only
A word from Scott's Restaurant & Bar (fka Scott's Seafood)
The freshest food, classically prepared, served in a warm friendly environment has been the cornerstone of Scott’s Restaurant & Bar from day one. We stay true to this ideal by providing the highest quality ingredients through responsible sourcing and practices, using only local farmers and sustainable fisheries.
Specializing in the sustainable seafood and the finest prime-aged steaks, Scott's is a dining oasis amidst the high rises in the South Coast Metro area. The warm and inviting interiors only enhance this critically acclaimed eatery. The gracious and professional staff eagerly awaits your arrival!
Voted BEST SEAFOOD Restaurant of 2011 in Orange County & Best Business Lunch Spot from The Los Angeles Times, “50 Must Try Dishes Before You Die” by OC Magazine, Zagat’s Top Rated Seafood Restaurant in OC, Gayot’s Top 10 Restaurants, Open Table’s top 10 Diner’s Choice & more, Scott’s is a must for anyone looking to impress!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Scott's Restaurant & Bar (fka Scott's Seafood) reviews from OpenTable diners
148 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (93)fit for foodies (62)good for groups (41)romantic (40)great for lunch (39)notable wine list (36)neighborhood gem (31)great for brunch (25)great for outdoor dining (10)vibrant bar scene (8)late-night find (7)hot spot (5)kid-friendly (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • joanVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    hadn't eaten here in years. Still serving delicious seafood. the swordfish was excellent. prefect pre show restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Could have been better
    BonBriVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We dine at Scott's frequently because of its proximity to the theater. Generally, the food is reliably good. It was not this evening. Peruvian Ceviche was not the least bit Peruvian (and I have enjoyed a good deal of cheviche in Peru). The one variety of seafood was tough, it was made with a dominant tasting green sauce rather than with the natural juices from the fish and veggies. I don't recommend it. My husband's bowl of seafood Linguini was disappointing as well. It had too much sugar and the sauce dominated the seafood. Must be a new chief - hope they get back to clean tasting seafood dishes which was their strength.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food and service
    ChuckCVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We go here at least once a month - either lunch or dinner. Food and service is always good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • EXceptional EVening
    DiscerningDiner
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Celebrating a friend's birthday after a great SCR production, we were delighted with the food at Scott's and the excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Best of the Best
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    A beautiful facility, ample parking, attentive service and outstanding food--what else could one want? The menu is primarily sea food, although several steak selections are offered, and, on the night we were there, a rack of lamb. I can't recommend this restaurant enough. Expensive but well worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The OC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I cam to have dinner with my in-laws. The food was bland and it took a while, they had two large banquets.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great fish
    PrbayVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Looking for great seafood then this the place. Best fish stew. Although service was not very attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible seafood!
    Seafooodluvr
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Scott's seafood dishes are fresh and prepared with amazing flavor. I like the open kitchen design that allows guests to see all the stations in the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A restaurant for grownups!
    eatsout2oftenVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    What a pleasant surprise to find a restaurant with moderate noise, tablecloths, low background music and delicious food. After a while, small plates, industrial decor and loud music get old very quickly. The heirloom tomatoes and burrata cheese were superb. The pasta and seafood dish had an outstanding red sauce. Bread was promptly brought and water was refilled without asking. There is a wide selection of wines by the glass from many countries. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for a nice evening out.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxed Quality Dining Experience
    Robaroo
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Visited Scott's prior to seeing "Once" at the OCPAC. Arrived early for our reservation and thoroughly enjoyed the service and happy hour options in the bar. For dinner I highly recommend the lobster bisque soup as appetizer. Popular entrees during our this visit were the flat iron steak and the scallops.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great brunch!
    LuvDebe
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    My friend and I went for brunch. Not really knowing what we felt like, we ordered 2 savory and 2 sweet items off the menu to share. The mac & cheese was delicious and we LOVED the cheesecake stuffed beignets. We would definitely go back for their brunch, but I would also like to try their lunch and dinner menus.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We love Scott's for dinner. It's always amazing and their service is always very professional. You must have their desserts!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Pre-Theater Dining
    Dining
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We drove 2 hours from Los Angeles. My wife and I randomly booked Scott's for a pre-theater dinner prior to attending our first visit to Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts (which is just around the corner from Scotts.) What a lucky event for us! The food was wonderful and the service was attentive without being bothersome. The restaurant was beautiful. It was both spacious and homey. ...The only hiccup? I ordered a sushi appetizer and half-way thru I realized the waiter had brought me the wrong one. When he corrected his mistake, it was so good I offered to pay for both ...Valet parking allowed us to keep our car at Scott's and we walked over to the Theater to enjoy the show. Scott's made this all the easier. Good food! Good memories!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant week
    Theeater
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    If you are going to do restaurant week try not to make those who ask for the restaurant week menu feel like second class citizens.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistent
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I started going to Scott’s as a very convenient supplement to Segestrom Center shows and concerts. But I stayed because of great food and service. What set Scott’s apart from other establishments is consistency: menu and vine list change over the years but the quality is still there. I always look forward to going back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Restaurant Week 2014
    MichaelH
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    My family and I came here for lunch, and we were very impressed with the high level of service. The menu for restaurant week was not quite put together yet, survey allowed us to choose from their current menu. The ambience, presentation, and sense of humor from our waiter was excellent. The food was very delicious, and I know my family will be back here in the future to eat. This is a, special occasions to celebrate.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Came here for restaurant week. They say us with regular menus and then we had to ask for the restaurant week menus. The service was very slow, and I had to clear my own plates between courses. Food was really good. I woke up the next day mad at how much money we spent and how little we got. Overall, I'd rather spend my money somewhere else.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food was very good. The waiter was very courteous but often so busy with so many other tables that was not readily available.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Going to the Segerstrom?
    Beach101VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This is your place. Great pre-theater venue where you can dine, see a show and return for your valet-parked car for a mere $3! Talk about "value-added"! We love the sea food, especially the Chilean sea bass and the excellent wine list. One of our favorites! We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Costa Mesa Restaurant Week
    exrestaurantindustry
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Visited opening Friday of Costa Mesa's restaurant week. Expectations were high. Our first course, we had calamari and short rib ravioli. Calamari blew us away with flavor; ravioli tasted like it was frozen (extremely small portion, dry, hard and null of flavor too). We opted to order the caprese style salad and lobster bisque between our restaurant week entree course. Both were amazing! Then flat iron steak which was tender, juicy and loaded with flavor thanks to the chimichurri sauce. My date had the Ono tuna; it was decent, slightly overcooked, she was not impressed. Desserts were decent. Service was impeccable! Bravo to both sides of the house overall! Don't miss out on the calamari; best part of our meal, with the bisque close second.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rebranding Has It's Drawback
    pamk1
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We knew they had changed the name of Scott's but did not realize that the menu would be missing so many of our favorite fish dishes. The food we had was well prepared and tasted very delicious (albeit a bit salty). We hope the change of menu increases their clientele and it will not stop us, we will be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A little heaven in Cost Mesa
    rgmindianVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I usually come to Scott's for special occasions such as birthdays or Mothers day. More recently I have been using Scott's as a business lunch meeting place. Great atmosphere, the servers know when to leave you alone, especially when strategizing a meeting with a client and the food really is pretty good. Highly recommended for business but also for family and special occasions. A little pricey but makes for a good meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing food
    Lynnbeckpugs
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Having been to Scott's for special occasions many times, I believe the food has gone down hill. The normally wonderful sour dough bread was well below par. The clam chowder not up to previous times. Entrees good, but dessert tiny and not good. I will think long and hard before returning to such an expensive place for only fair food. The wait staff was however excellent.
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  • Wonderful Seafood Restaurant
    Mac1VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We have been dining at Scott's Seafood for many years and love the seafood (the ceviche is the best I've ever had), the service and the ambiance is excellent and the food is always fresh.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissapointing
    SouthernBella
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My husbands steak was raw, even the waiter agreed, not medium as asked for. Instead of taking it and throwing it on the grill for a few more minutes they covered it in some kind of sauce, I guess to keep it from drying out, and returned it a little more done...but still on the rare side. It was tough and grizzly. Looked like they just put his whole plate in the oven or broiler, because his potatoes came back more brown too.
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  • Anniversary Dinner at Scotts
    OCdogg
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our Anniversary at Scotts before heading to a show at Segersrtom Hall. The food and the service were great. We enjoyed our dinner and were able to talk about our many years together. I would definitely recommend Scotts for special events.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impeccable Service
    ArtfulDodgerVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Have had 2 lunches here in the past 6 months. The menu is quite nice and the wait staff very attentive but not overbearing. Highly recommend Scott's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • JetesVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Scott's sets the standard for calamari. They serve it two ways and either way works for me. I judge all other calamari dishes by the Scott's standard. I've never had a bad meal at Scott's whether it was for lunch or pre-theatre and I have been going there ever since it opened. I have taken out-of-town guests to Scott's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definitely a "go-to" restaurant!
    diningdiva
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Food is always great and the menu varies from time to time. Wonderful place to meet friends before the theatre!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Fantastic scallops, sea bass and service. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Great Experience
    socialeater
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    From the moment we stepped out of the car we felt very welcomed. The beautiful decor and friendly atmosphere was very sophisticated but not stuffy. The food and wine choices were excellent. My husband and I experienced both dinner and lunch at Scott's and enjoyed the food on both occasions. We will definately recommend this restaurant to family and friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful date night
    datenight
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We had a great dinner for our evening out. The wine was surperb and from appetizers to dessert we were extremely satisfied.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WONDERFUL SEAFOOD RESTAURANT!
    AnonymousVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Lunch was exceptional......outstanding cuisine and exceptional service.....we had a wonderful time! I would recommend Scott's to anyone who wants to enjoy a special occasion of fine dining.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Dd4eatsVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Had a great meal and enjoyed chatting with our friends. No rush service was outstanding food was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for theater night.
    Vincent
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Very well done overall. I had the steak which was excellent, especially for a fish/seafood restaurant. Service was excellent. I would go back again for a special evening and it makes it easy if you have theater tickets because you can park there and stroll to SCR or Segerstrom.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Brunch
    ArtLover
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The food was very good - I had the crab cake Benedict - the service - our waiter - was not very attentive and at times hard to find. Overall Scott's is a great place for a very quiet Brunch - which is perfect for my hard of hearing uncle - and I would recommend it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another excellent meal
    1oleguy
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Two reasons to have dinner at Scott's. Never disappointed with meals & service. Great place before going to the theatre!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • brunch before theatre performance
    Eric
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We have been coming to Scotts now for several months on the Sundays that we have a matinee performance at the Segerstrom Center. It is so nice to valet park, enjoy a WONDERFUL meal with attentive service and then walk to the performance. The staff is always so friendly and knowledgeable on the menu - great bloody mary carts, plentiful mimosas - we love the huevos rancheros, eggs benedict, burger, pulled pork pancake - next time we will be trying the paella. Our server this past time, Alfredo, was delightful - so professional and so fun! Scotts is our go-to restaurant - we are coming back this week for dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • excellent
    dave
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    took mom for 84th birthday. hard to please, had great lunch
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A favorite in Costa Mess
    Mac1VIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Delicious food, great service and nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.