Scott's Restaurant - Walnut Creek
Scott's Restaurant - Walnut Creek

Scott's Restaurant - Walnut Creek

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.scottswc.com/menus/menu.html
  • Phone: 9259341300
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Alfredo Reyes
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: In addition to our on-site event facilities Scott's provides off-site catering services.
  • Private Party Facilities: Scott's Restaurant in Walnut Creek offers several Private Dining rooms that can be rented for corporate or special events. All indoor dining rooms are beautifully appointed with rich cherry wood and Italian marble details -- complete with full bar facilities and elegant fine china.
  • Private Party Contact: Beverly Barnette 9259340598
  • Entertainment: We offer live piano 7 nights a week, a piano-sax combo Friday & Saturday nights, and a 4 piece live jazz combo for Sunday Brunch.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bonanza Street
  • Public Transit: Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Walnut Creek Station - 3 blocks. Local bus and taxi service. Shuttles from major hotels.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking. Scott's is the only restaurant that offers this service in Walnut Creek.
A word from Scott's Restaurant - Walnut Creek
For nearly 25 years Scott's has served its guests in the East Bay in our Walnut Creek and Jack London Square locations. Scott's serves only the finest, freshly prepared cuisine. Our professional, courteous staff is ready to make your dining experience a memorable occasion whether you visit us for lunch, dinner or Champagne Jazz Sunday Brunch. Please be sure to ask about our current specials for lunch, dinner & weekends. Scott's also specializes in exclusive Banquet and Off-Site Catering services and has its own floral shop. In addition to our banquet rooms, Scott's is the exclusive caterer to the famous Blackhawk Auto Museum in Danville and the scenic bay-front Scott's Pavilion in Jack London Square. We specialize in full service, professional catering for special events such as weddings, social and business events and other occasions. Scott's will take care of every detail and ensure that your dining experience or special event will be perfect!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Scott's Restaurant - Walnut Creek reviews from OpenTable diners
155 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (98)great for outdoor dining (70)great for brunch (54)good for groups (54)romantic (51)neighborhood gem (48)fit for foodies (47)great for lunch (37)notable wine list (27)scenic view (12)vibrant bar scene (12)kid-friendly (8)late-night find (6)hot spot (5)Show More
  • Dinner for 4
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Music was so loud in the dinning room that we had trouble hearing each other and we were quite a distance from the music! We were getting together with friends we had not seen in a long time and the atmosphere was not conducive for catching-up. Additionally, the food especially the Halibut was mediocre and greasy...not worth the price! We will not go back if we can help it. We eat at high-end restaurants all the time and are very disappointed in Scotts Walnut Creek!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice for lunch meeting
    SantanaRowFirst
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    a little quiet, but that was what we wanted. Food was 8/10. Tasty, and sizable. Service was great. The restaurant was a little empty for lunch, but I would definitely return for another work meeting.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    food4us
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We've dined at Scott's on several occasions and always have had exemplary service and the food has been wonderful. This is why when we dined here on Saturday evening we were so surprised that the service was lacking. It was at least 15-20 minutes before our server greeted us. By then we'd already decided on wine and dinner. He took our order and it was another 15 minutes before our wine arrived. The food (which was excellent as usual with perfect sauces) arrived at least 20-25 minutes later (via another server). Our waiter rushed by and asked how everything was. We did not see him again until he brought the bill. I don't know what was going on that night, but it appeared they must have been understaffed. Very disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ambiance is the real winner here!
    camanddani
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I dinned at Scott's with a client that I had flown in to meet with. We made a reservation for five and had push it back 30 minutes to meetings running too long, which the restaurant had no issues with what so ever. Considering the majority of the reviews on Yelp! I assumed that Scott's was going to be local spot for great seafood in Walnut Creek! Sadly, the majority of the place was vacant! Granted it was a Wednesday night! The wait staff was attentive and helpful. Sadly, the food was very fair. We tried a customer sampler of appetizers that just missed the mark for my expectations. I had traveled from out of town and was really looking forward to the Bay Area seafood, and unfortunately left Scott's very underwhelmed from the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quick dinner
    GWIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    A good location for a meal before attending a show at the Lesher Auditorium. We were seated quickly when we arrived and had and enjoyable meal before the show.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch was amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Loved everything I tasted. Loved the never ending mimosas. Live jazz was perfect. Ill be back sooner than later.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very enjoyable
    Gatekeeper
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Great atmosphere! Band was a little loud for intimate conversation. Food was very good. Waiter was very attentive. All an all very nice experience. Would recommend for special occasions!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • review
    lada
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Very nice. The service was good, we were seated immediately.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Birthday Celebration
    CarolVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We had a fabulous time.We were celebrating my Sister-in-law and my daughter's birthday. The food was amazing the server was so accommodating. His suggestions were really great. Scott's is our go to place for a great time and great food. One of the reasons we like going there is they never rush you. We have been there on Valentines Day and sat and ate with friends for over two hours.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service! Lovely Evening!
    PatutiVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Comfortable booths, romantic lighting, excellent server, healthy, tasty salads and reasonably priced wine list! Only complaint is the pianist in the bar is too loud for an intimate conversation in the restaurant. The piano also sounded out of tune.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Patio seating a plus
    PoorService
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Very nice, clean, ambiance great for anniversary date!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service terrible
    Pndines
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I am a big fan of Scott's but on this occasion I was totally disappointed. We were a group of 4 for lunch and waited 25 minutes to get a server to our table and this was after getting up and flagging down a server. Once wine was served, server disappeared and once again we had to get another server's attention to help us. Terrible service for the entire lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Good
    F1fanVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Went again for an anniversary. The Sept menu had several great offerings from the Pacific Coast menu. My wife agreed to the fried calamari appetizer, my favorite, since Scott's is the only calamari she will eat -- well breaded, crunchy coating and buttery. The shared crab salad was very meaty and easily enough for two. We both ordered the halibut with different wines to try the pairings and found both good, the chardonnay better than the pinot. We will be back, maybe for brunch again next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceeds expectations
    Russ
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Wow! I could not have been more impressed with Scott's Sunday Brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sunday Brunch
    FreddioVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    If you can get there a little early and grab a seat out on the patio, it is a fantastic and quiet place for Sunday Brunch. The service is top-notched and the champagne flows well. Great selection of foods, too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brunch
    davroar
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    As always the brunch was a great experience. Food is well presented, the service was excellent and you don't feel rushed. We had taken a guests there in the past and they commented that it was the finest brunch they had been to and I agree.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beyond Our Expectaions!
    food4us
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My husband and I decided to go to Scott's to celebrate our anniversary because of the great service and we've always enjoyed the food. We were greeted at the hostess station by the manager, Sebastian with, "Good evening, Mr. & Mrs._____. Happy Anniversary." He then showed us to our table and asked if we drink champagne (of course!). Moments later, he appeared with two flutes of champagne, each had a fresh strawberry in it. Our server, Olivia appeared and greeted us with "I understand it's your anniversary. Congratulations!" From start to finish the meal was delightful. We finished at the bar where Carolyn served our Irish coffees (best I've ever had) and was attentive without being intrusive. One of our best anniversary dinners!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Seafood in the East Bay Area
    zzd112
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I've been looking for a great seafood restaurant in the East Bay Area and finally found one! The ambiance was outstanding and the food was excellent. Service was good. My only concern was that the price was a bit steep. Our check (for two adults and a teenager) as in the $200 range. I'd recommend Scotts to anyone looking for great seafood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Venue
    arcmblk
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We like Scott's Walnut Creek because of its ambiance and also because it is within walking distance to the Lesher Center. We are season subscribers and like to use Scott's as our go to place. It is comfortable, lively and has really good seafood. The service is also excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Maria
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The service was lousy. The waitress was always nowhere to be found even when we were trying to pay our bill
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great time
    pdub223
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My son and I had some father-son time at dinner. We chose Scott's. The live music was awesome. The food was great. And the service from The waitress was wonderful. A great time at a great location.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TMarie
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We requested a quiet table facing the garden through Open Table so that our group could chat easily. We were meeting cousins from England for the first time. The staff had clearly read the note and welcomed our "visitors to the US" -, asked who were the cousins from England, etc. Provided a very nice homey atmosphere - very welcoming. Food was delicious - and Rodney Strong featured wines were delightful. Too long a wait for wine and appetizers to be served. Had to repeatedly ask for coffee. At these prices wine and appetizers should be out quickly allowing for the leisurely conversation we wanted. Even water and bread was slow. Food was delicious but you want to have your nibbles and chat while your entrees are being prepared.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Slow, run down and geriatric
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The service was very slow every step of the way. Difficult to get the attention of the server. Random people would infrequently come and remove a plate or two without properly clearing the table. Overall an amateur operation. The restaurant appears unchanged from whenever it was built a few decades ago. Finally the clientele is very old. Nothing wrong with that. My family brought the average age of the customers down by many years.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a treat!
    Pamela
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Normally I would think $27 is a little pricey for a salad. However, Scott's seafood salad was well worth the price. They sure didn't skimp on the seafood. There was an abundance of crab and shrimp and a fair amount of scallops. All the seafood was delectable. The avocado was also generous; tomatoes were fresh and sweet. My husband has steak and lobster tail. Again, the lobster tail was very generous in size and the steak was prepared just the way my husband ordered it. Service was a tad slow but the restaurant was packed so the sluggish service was understandable. All in all, it was a very enjoyable evening and we'll definitely be going back there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I ordered the seafood salad and the hot lobster roll for lunch It was ok. My wife had the same salad and the house special for that day which was the sand dabs,it was very blant .wine was good but my Long Island ice tea was watered down ,very weak
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious lunch
    Pleased
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My friend and i ordered the seafood salad. There was a wonderful variety of seafood (bay shrimp, crab, and scallops) as well as mixed greens, avocado, tomatoes, and a hard boiled egg. I wish there was a smaller size for lunch as it is a huge salad and even with the $10 coupon still rather expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Special Lunch
    drvehrs
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I took my wife to Scott's for a special lunch after a meeting in WC in the morning, we walked around the quaint downtown, it's grown up a lot since we were that last. Michelle was our server and very attentive, food was good, wine selection was good, and we were seated outside per my request and since it was very early and most of the luncheon groups had not arrived as yet, it was very quiet.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super Delicious!
    KatK
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We ate at Scott's Walnut Creek for my husbands birthday. The food was fabulous! Seafood is so fresh and we all had an awesome time! Staff held the bday cake our son and daughter-in-law had picked up and brought it to us at the end of the meal! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    endoexpert
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Excellent. food, ambience(outdoor patio), service, easy valet parking. Excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good seafood choice
    Meemaw
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We really enjoy the seafood extravaganza in the summer and fall. I had a delious shrimp with watermelon salsa. Generous in the amount of jumbo shrimp, not just 5. I was in a wheelchair and they were very accommatng to me.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice supper-club type place
    JaniceKVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We enjoyed it but were looking for a variety of small plates. We thought the restaurant was more like a bistro than a supper club. When we ordered the waiter assumed we were ordering full entrees (even though we said we were ordering multiple appetizers) so we had more food than we needed. Doggie bags worked well. Salad was great and entrees were good.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    KEddieVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I was disappointed in my visit to Scott's. Was looking forward to a great seafood dinner after having a couple good experiences previously. The menu looked great, but the food was very bland. The service was also very slow. The martini was excellent even though the waiter mixed up our pours.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First bad experience
    enjoytimeout
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I have been to scotts many times and this was my first bad experience. Food was cold and server was not very good. We sat for over 15 min with empty drinks and when I confronted her about the poor service she gave me attitude. Our food then came out to us cold. I feel she was over committed and could of used some help.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Fabulous!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I have never been disappointed! The food is fantastic, the atmosphere is delightful, the service is excellent.....need I say more!?
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot for a business lunch
    Catludu
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Food options were super, service was attentive but not intrusive. Nice ambience, and not too noisy to hear an important conversation. Valet parking at no extra fee was a nice extra.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Top notch dining !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We visit Scott's many times a year and are never disappointed. The food is always prepared to perfection and special requests are always welcomed and carried out. The wait staff are always friendly, knowledgeable and eager to make our dining experience a very pleasant one. We also appreciate the valet parking (indoor).
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super Service
    FoodywithwineVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We came here for my Dad's birthday. The food as always is wonderful with great choices. Favorite was the Crab and Avocado Salad. Good selection of wine. Our waiter was great, just enough special attention, but also knew when to give us time to just visit and not rush us. I also appreciate the valet parking so you don't have to worry about where to park in downtown walnut creek.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Delicious
    Chocolatepiemom
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Scott's in Walnut Creek is always consistent and delicious. I have been going there for years and have never had a bad meal. I love seafood and they have the freshest seafood dishes around.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Joel
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Fantastic and professional service, and food great as always. Very dependable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice place for birthday dinner
    WR8169
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This was my first time having dinner at Scott's. It was wonderful! Shrimp and scallops were cooked perfectly. I will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet