Scott's Seafood - Oakland
Scott's Seafood - Oakland

Scott's Seafood - Oakland

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.scottsjls.com/
  • Phone: (510) 444-3456
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:00am - close; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm; Champagne Brunch Buffet: Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Chef Perfecto Cahilig
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Complete off-site catering available.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private rooms with views of San Francisco and the bay are available for parties 10 up to 400.
  • Private Party Contact: Ramiro Carabez 5104445969
  • Entertainment: Piano bar nightly featuring the great Maxine Glover Wed-Sat nights.
    Live jazz during Sunday Brunch 10:30am-3:00pm featuring "Just the Three of US"

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Embarcadero
  • Public Transit: Bart located 10 blocks from restaurant (11th Street Bart).
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Validated valet or garage parking available.
A word from Scott's Seafood - Oakland
Located in the heart of Jack London Square, Scott's Seafood restaurant has been the standard for fresh seafood in the Bay Area since 1976. With an incredible view of San Francisco and the Oakland waterfront, Scott's has been named the "Best Seafood Restaurant" in Oakland for a good reason. Scott's Famous Cioppino, Seafood Saute', Alaskan Halibut, New England Clam Bake Stew and our award winning Clam Chowder are some of the classic favorites. Piano bar every night with Maxine Glover playing Wednesday through Saturday. Also performing Sunday through Tuesday the incredible John Turk. The Sunday Jazz Brunch Buffet features "Just the Three of us" Jazz group each Sunday. Also, window and patio seating are on a first come first serve basis.
If you are in need of private dinning, please contact our catering services. Scott's offers private rooms for small intimate groups or larger groups up to 400 guests. We also do off-site catering. See you at Scott's!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
Scott's Seafood - Oakland reviews from OpenTable diners
163 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (115)special occasion (110)good for groups (65)romantic (61)great for lunch (48)great for brunch (43)fit for foodies (40)great for outdoor dining (33)notable wine list (28)neighborhood gem (28)hot spot (14)kid-friendly (12)vibrant bar scene (11)late-night find (8)Show More
  • Several open tables, but not for us!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    When deciding where to take my elderly aunt and uncle out for dinner, we chose Scott's (due to their close proximity to parking). As we were finalizing this decision, I referred to open table, which confirmed there were tables for 4 available at every half hour increment from our arrival until the end of the night. I figured I would skip the administrative process of reserving a table, as we live 10 minutes away and surely nothing would change in that Shor amount of time... Nothing did change! When we got there, we were told that their only open tables were ear marked in case people made reservations. I clarified that those tables were not open only for existing, known reservations; the hostess confirmed that my understanding was correct. While talking to her, I made a reservation for 25 minutes out. I asked her if we would need to wait 25 minutes (which we would have gladly done) or if we could be seated at that time. She gave a very confusing response about shift changes, etc... and eventually said she would still treat us as a walk in. Long story short, we ended up eating dinner in the lounge area on 2 tiny bar tables with all of the noise associated with that. Of course hearing is an issue with elderly guests. The food was actually really good, but the distractions of balancing my plate on the edge of my bar table combined with the lovely view of open dining room seating across the way (for the whole time we were there) kind of ruined it for me.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A happy birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Scott's is reliable for a special occasion, with food so good I look forward to eating there. The service is usually impeccable, and they have a nice way of helping you celebrate over dessert. On this occasion there were a couple minor imperfections in the service, like keeping us waiting quite a while with no receptionist at the door and then asking us to wait again a few yards further into the restaurant. But the rest of the evening more than made up for it, and I left feeling it had been a great birthday dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • familycritic
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    wanted to thank the staff so very much for the extra service they provided my daughter on her anniversary....a rose, ice cream w/ candle and a framed photograph to commemorate the occasion!! Totally unexpected and very much appreciated. I am already a loyal customer this last visit was just icing on the cake. Steve Lake
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Scott's outdid themselves for a Sunday brunch for my mother's 92nd birthday. They took our picture and gave it to her in a frame when we left, presented Mom with a rose and a smoking (dry ice) bowl of raspberry sorbet with a candle. Very nice. Lovely Cajun inspired brunch and great live jazz band with singer. All together quite festive!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food!
    lehonlachance
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Food was amazing! Service was perfect! I love a restaurant that even when you ask a busser for something, they listen and get it handled! You don't hear "that's not my job or I will get someone else". Will definitely go back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pleasant evening after a really lousy day!
    GreatVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We came to Scott's to unwind and slow down. It was perfect for that! View was great; food was very good; and our server, Jackie, was terrific! Knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. We all felt better after our meal there. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girlfriend's Birthday
    calvinfold
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Girlfriend wanted to go here for her birthday; I had never been before. The food was wonderful, ambiance definitely nice. The staff surprised her with a special birthday surprise (don't want to give it away...but it was WAY beyond the standard restaurant birthday ritual) that just had us both smiling. Couldn't have asked for more.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of ou favorites!
    Reezar
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    As usual the food was fantastic as was the service. We delayed our reservation just a bit so we could have a drink at the beautiful bar. The hostess came to the bar and seated us at a window seat with a nice view. The waiters gave my wife a very nice birthday surprise .... a long stemmed rose, sorbet in a dry ice bowl that was fogging and a souvenier picture of us. A great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great View, Bad Food
    MVanderbilt
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Sitting outdoors, enjoying the gorgeous weather and beautiful views. First time trying a Moscow mule, not too bad if you like ginger beer. Ordered the seafood sauté which was terrible! Never have I been served browned, mushy, slightly sticky scallops that tasted sour or perhaps too heavy on the lemon. The sauce which was supposed to be a white wine, lemon and garlic saice was slightly discolored as well. I found the seafood to be inedible. Thank goodness for the perfectly prepared carrots and green beans. Yes, my meal ended up consisting of veggies and bread. What I loved was the server never once asked how the meal was and ignored that only the veggies had Bennett eaten. Thank goodness a grocery store was next to my hotel.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Memorable lunch
    ShellyNVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Seafood, great drinks, and a view of the bay were a perfect way to end the trip to San Francisco and Jack London Square.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Jazz Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    This is such a wonderful even that Scott's does every Sunday. The service is incredible the food is amazing and plentiful and the music is always entertaining. It's one of our favorite things to do with family and visitors!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Feeling very special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    it was my wife's birthday and I wanted a romantic and delicious treat for her. She felt very special as all the involved staff seemed to acknowledge her. The special Rose, birthday picture, and awesome birthday desert brought even more sparkle to her eyes. I arranged to have a bouquet of flowers through the florist recommended and they were at our beautifully set table when we got there. The requested window table was delightful and helped set the tone. Hostess and waiter were exceptional. The Salmon and Calamari were perfect. Definitely a "pass the word on" restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and a view too!
    Sondra
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Scott's is constintently good, both in Walnut Creek and Jack London Square. The service is excellent and I am never disappointed. One of my favorite's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    First time I have been there in a very long time and I must admit--it was worth the ride to get there. Food was excellent !! and service was also very good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AMAZING
    Misha02360
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Amazing business lunch. Great food, Great view, quiet enough for a two hour lunch meeting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ronnie
    Ronnie
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Everything from the wait staff to the food and view, as well as the delicious food, helped to make my parents' 74th anniversary a very special one. The photos/sweet dessert were wonderful touches. Our waitress was very attentive, without being overbearing. Scott's never fails in their quality of service and cuisine. I look forward to our next meal there! Thank you, Scott's!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • They Remembered
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    For the first time someone read in our reservation that we were there for a birthday. They did a great job from the beginning. They took a photo for us and put in a special Scott's photo holder. Overall we had a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scott's Seafood
    cnels
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This was a great place for a date night, quiet and a good environment. I got the October menu special Scallop Risotto and was pleased with how it turned out. We were a little disappointed that they had closed the patio seating but figured it was due to the wind. I would recommend requesting a window seat because you will have better views.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Celebrated my wife's birthday. She was pleasantly surprised to receive a complementary rose, photo and dessert. The only feedback is our meals were not hot when served. Otherwise, delicious and special.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice old place
    thebothmanVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Great food from a 1970's menu. Really did like the place, just a little outdated. Good place to take your old relatives - it will bring back memories
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great view, service & food!
    Yummy14
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Took my Mum there for her 93rd birthday & they accommodated her request for a window view table, PLUS a surprise, brought her a complementary birthday rose & sorbet in "smoking" dry ice bowl! All the food was tasty & well-presented. On Sunday there's a farmer's market just outside in Jack London's Square's courtyard! Lovely ambiance to the area.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My birthday celebration at Scott's
    NickySunshine
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Excellent food, service. Nice touch, with the rose . dessert and complimentary photo.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The one downside was the hostess, check in process. We had a reservation, she noted it and asked us to step aside and wait. There were at least 4 hostesses seating people and everyone seemed confused and unorganized. Had to get there attention and asked to be seated. Once we got to our table our service was great. Beautiful location, good food, our waiter was very pleasant and attentive.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My wife and I had dinner at Scotts before attending a concert at the Paramount theater.The weather was wonderful ,we ate outside on their deck, beautiful views,food and service, some of the best we have experienced. We will be back !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Great dining experience!! Atmosphere was wonderful, service was great as well. In addition to that, the special treatment my wife received (as it was her birthday) made the experience very special for her. She left with the biggest smile on her face.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent sea food restaurant
    atmosfood
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The view of the harbor area and seaway is impressive. The service was very good and the food was well prepared. I particularly liked the seafood and salad selections. I would recommend Scott's to anyone wanting a nice relaxing lunch or dinner experience in a well designed and tasteful setting.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • outstanding service, great food
    happyeater
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    the service was fabulous. we had a department luncheon to honor two employees' work anniversaries. the server and hostess took pictures of the honorees and presented them with a special sorbet dessert. our table received exceptional service. the food was terrific and the view of the waterfront was fabulous
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scotts
    SoCalrocks
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Found the restaurant very accommodating and eager to meet our requests...Party of 9 and 1 server who did a good job but could have done better with 2 servers..Food was excellent and the timing worked out great..Enjoyed the experience and would go back with a large group and would also go with a guest..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • eatingwellintheEasBayVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    The place was not busy, but the kitchen was slow. Our sever was fine, but he had to wait for the kitchen,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sand dabs and celebrations
    Kalena
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    When they have their sand dabs that is my fave dish! And if you let them know it is a special occasion like my birthday, they brought sorbet, a red rose and a photo with their best wishes to us!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We took my mother and aunt to celebrate a family birthday. The restaurant made us feel welcome and the service was excellent. We often find that it's difficult to find a place where old people are treated well and feel comfortable. Scott's in Oakland was a great choice. The food and drinks were quite good also.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Little Overrated
    phillyfoodie15
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    When I arrived, it was warm inside and no air conditioning was running. I asked to sit outside not because I preferred to be there, but because I was so uncomfortable inside. I had the lobster bisque and crab cakes. The bisque was lots of cream with a very skimpy amount of stock/broth or whatever gives the soup the flavor it is known for. The crab cakes were mostly bread. For the price and hype, I've had much, much better.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Saturday Brunch at Scott's
    Madronaguy
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    A brunch menu only on Sunday. Regular menu on Saturday for all day - no lunch menu. Food was good & well-presented. A bit expensive for 11:00 AM. Would have appreciated smaller portions with smaller prices, as is typical for lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Scott - Great scenic - bad food
    Greatscenicfoodnotsogreat
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Scott Seafood got it all... great location, great scenic location, easy parking, inside / outside seating. Service was very good. Unlimited Arnold Palmer drinks. .....but the food was terrible!!! The salad was not crisp. Food was not up to par.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Our food was fantastic. Every dish was expertly prepared and very delicious. Tasted fresh and done with care and imagination
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice spot for 18th birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Our seafood loved turned 18 and we were looking for somewhere special to eps rate. We had a lovely outdoor table at Scott's. Great service. Lovely food. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food is Fair in Quality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Great ambiance, great service... food was mediocre at BEST. I would avoid this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful evening
    abreakfromcooking
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We went to Scott's for a special occasion. I told the hostess when we arrived. The service was excellent, the food was very good and the ambience was gorgeous (we sat outside at sunset). At the end of dinner, the server and hostess surprised us with a special dessert and also took a photograph of us which they presented later. A very nice touch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mostly outstanding
    ladyonthelake
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    When we visit Jack London Square, Scott's Seafood is always our choice. They have beautiful views and outstanding food. We have noticed a pattern of "just standard" food servers over the years. It is surprising considering the high caliber of the establishment. The servers are not overly friendly, nor are they available much during the meal. It always seems as though the customers are an inconvenience for them (and we are easy going!). We still love the place, the food and the outstanding location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Touch
    MissHit
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Scott's responded to my Open Table reservation by phoning me and inquiring if my planned visit was a special occasion. I explained that it was my wife's birthday and they said that they would do something special for her. They did in fact cater to her by giving her dessert, a rose and a copy of photographs taken by them. In 38 years of patronizing the Scott's chain, this is the first time Scott's has given this level of attention and service to my guests. Needless to say, their catering to my wife made her feel very special and a very good time was had by the entire party. Many thanks to Scott's and Open Table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate