Scott's Seafood on the River
Scott's Seafood on the River

Scott's Seafood on the River

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.scottsseafood.net/
  • Phone: 9163795959
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 3:30pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 6:30am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Bill John
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: From an intimate dinner with a few good friends to a formal wedding for 200, Scott's has many options for all occasions, whether for meetings, corporate events, presentations, weddings, rehearsal dinners or celebrations of all kinds.
  • Private Party Contact: Celeste Dolan (916) 989 8959

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Captain's Table
  • Public Transit: Bus service within one block.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet and self parking are both available.
A word from Scott's Seafood on the River
Sacramento's favorite seafood restaurant arrives on the Sacramento River at Le Rivage Hotel. Whether you arrive on wheels or by boat, this gorgeous dining room affords everyone a view of the River. For breakfast, lunch or dinner, Scott's has something for everyone. With the gentle Delta breezes playing on a summer evening, there is no better dining al fresco in Sacramento. The food, the service, the ambiance all make for an unforgettable experience. Plan a special occasion, meeting or night on the town and turn it into an overnight getaway at Le Rivage Hotel. Don't forget to make an appointment for the perfect spa treatment at Spa LaLe, right on the property.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Scott's Seafood on the River reviews from OpenTable diners
233 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (164)great for outdoor dining (154)special occasion (139)romantic (86)neighborhood gem (60)good for groups (57)great for lunch (57)fit for foodies (53)great for brunch (53)notable wine list (40)vibrant bar scene (38)hot spot (21)kid-friendly (15)late-night find (13)Show More
  • Brunch at Scott's
    chinski
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Most of the service was courteous and understanding, however the waiter and a waitress had a dreadful habit of interrupting our conversation as though their time was more important than our conversation. This was not true as the three of us rarely all three meet. The food was good. However on leaving we discovered that even though we had used the restaurant their valet service had cost us $7 which had not been told us at the time. I complained by e mail to the restaurant and received a discount coupon and a very gracious explanation by return. The valet parking franchise apparently leaves them frustrated also.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Exceptional
    Kyte
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We have been to Scott's several times and have never been disappointed. The food is superb and the wait staff is excellent. Our waiter, Miguel, was amazing! Miguel made sure the timing of the meal, from appetizer through dessert was perfect, allowing us to enjoy our 28th anniversary without being rushed. It was the perfect evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a great family brunch.
    lunchtimeVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We celebrated my Dad's 83rd birthday with a family brunch. The food, service and atmosphere was perfect for us. The service pace was slow but in a good way they were very attentive to the needs of the group and didn't come around and sweep up plates before we were all done. I like that. In most places today the servers don't manage the whole table as well as these guys did. Food was very good from crab louis to omelets -- delish. Server was knowledgeable and very personable which makes the whole thing work. Nice job Scott's.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • pleasantly relaxing
    dine4U
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The overall experience was very enjoyable. Waitresses were efficient and courteous and the atmosphere serene and restful. The food was tops and done to perfection. For special occasions its the place to be. The weather cooperated and it was very comfortable on the patio. Would recommend it for anyone wanting a high end dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Have eaten here several times for special family occasions. Love the food, location and service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very enjoyable outdoor brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We took a group of 7 for a Sunday Brunch and had a very pleasant experience. Lovely venue on the river, good service, good food and an overall great outdoor dining morning.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Good Food and Service, limited parking. There was a wedding, and huge birthday party there forcing us to valet park.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinner
    lovefishes1
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Lovely place to have dinner out.....food taste excellent but not hot & coffee cold x 2 cups......I will come again but no coffee! I will also remind server to please be sure food is hot.....C
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great 35th Dinner
    dckandrobn
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We missed our Monroe Ave Scotts, so we decided to try the River Location. It was wonderful, we will definitely keep going back there. Great dinner, super in all ways
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dissapointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My husband and I came for his Birthday dinner. We made the reservations and had been here a few times before with great food and service. This time we were disappointed, the server didn't really listen to us when asking about ingredients and was acting "put out" because we asked. (My husband had a heart attack and we just needed to be sure of the ingredients because he eats differently now), our appetizer was overcooked for being seared and the food was just OK...not what we usually get as we have in the past, with the "wow" factor. There also was two little kids running around and screaming as they were chasing each other with all 12 adults at the their table and no one to guide them to be a bit quieter.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Scenic view
    Dine
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Service was slightly too slow. We had some lags in that area such as when ordering. Food was good but not exceptional. The salmon was good but nothing that we would crave enough to come back. Desserts were also good but not memorable. I prefer regular cheesecake to ricotta which is slightly too overpowering in flavor.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant Surprise
    Luckyeater
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We went to Scott's on a Sunday evening for my mother's birthday. We were seated on the outdoor patio, with a great view of the river. The food was inventive and delicious and the service outstanding! I can't wait to go back again. What a great way to enjoy friends, food and a cool spring or fall evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Place To Go
    4happyseniors
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Excellent food, excellent service, and great ambiance. Four senior people were treated outstandingly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Oilwell
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Over all this was a very pleasant experience. We had a party of five and were seated along the back wall so as a result couldn't really see the river and view. That would have been nicer. Our server Sierra was excellent, bent over backwards to please. Parking, a little bit away. Did catch a ride in the golf cart on the way back down the hill.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great location was hard to find.
    Luvsurfnturf
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The seafood was great but my steak was terrible. Service was very good from the moment we got there.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, bad, and ugly
    Maxly
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The dining experience at Scott's Seafood on the River was a mixed bag. The food presentation and taste was very good. The restaurant has good outdoor seating area with an exceptional view of the river. Miguel, our wait person for the evening was very knowledgable on the menu selection. However, my dining experience that night was ruined as I discovered my silverware had dried crusted food clinging to the butter knife, and my wife's fork with the same issue as well. The bussed girl that came around to refill our glasses splattered water all over the table, left without apologies, nor make any attempts to wipe away excess spillage.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Lunch =)
    SashaVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Nice Enjoyable Lunch w/Friend. She enjoyed the Clams, I enjoyed the Crab Louie Salad. First time here, miss the one that was in Loehmans Plaza. Look forward to returning soon!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Bloody Mary!
    Susan
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Best Bloody Mary in recent memory. Lovely atmosphere on the deck overlooking the river. Petrale sole special was delicious. Crab/avocado "taco" appetizer made in wonton skins was featherlight and tasty. Friendly, efficient service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for brunch
    FINEDINER
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Labor Day Brunch for 3: not crowded @ !:30 PM. Sat indoors cause a bit warm that day, but still had view of river. 2 crab benedicts, 1 traditional benedict + dessert were the meal. We all thought the benedicts were delicious and finished them off without hesitation, ample side of fried potatoes, which none of us finished. Dessert was a lemon ricotta cheesecake, again, an ample slice, the remains of which ended up in a box to bring home. Wine list by the glass had something for everyone; drink list equally varied. Food wait was a bit longish, but may have been due to holiday & reduced staff. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love spending Sunday afternoon here
    geoblewis
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My friend and I always make time to stop at Scott's Seafood on the River before I take her to the airport to fly home. We try to get seating out on the patio, overlooking the river. Just lovely! The cocktails are delish! And so is the food! This time, I had the Dungeness Crab and Avocado Tacos, then the Scott's Burger with house salad. The tacos were made from wontons. Fillings were flavorful and light. I asked for the burger to be served without the bun. Got a beautiful arrangement, with loads of salad! Best burger I have ever tasted! Our server told us it was made of ground filet mignon. Its really is best to get a reservation. In my experience, when they get busy, I'm not attended to so carefully. This time, our server was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant experience!
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Had a lovely dinner with my husband. Will defiantly come again. Dinner was excellent, staff did a great job from the hostess to the bartender to the server. Everyone provided great customer service. Made our evening very enjoyable!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place
    foodie14
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This restaurant was nice and my boyfriend loved the oysters. While the service was great and the view beautiful and romantic, the food was somewhat bland and not well worth the price we paid. Maybe it was just the two dishes we had, but for the price, I didn't walk away saying "wow, that was good". The wine was good, but my boyfriend ordered an "old fashioned", and while he liked it, he said it wasn't what he was expecting.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The best of the best!
    martathelegend
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Professional from start to finish. The atmosphere is warm, relaxed, friendly. We felt special and noticed how thought the restaurant was busy, nothing seemed rushed. I appreciate that the servers wear the long aprons which tend to inhibit rushing. There was no clanging of dishes, though we were sitting near the kitchen entry. Great wine list. The service is attentive but not invasive. The food is a dream. I had the filet mignon with grilled prawns including green beans and mashed potatoes. The sauce was mouth-watering and the meat cooked to perfection. To that a Sebastiani Pinot Noir. Heaven! My date ordered Macadamia Nut Halibut with lemon-chive rice pilaf. He was delighted. It was a lovely relaxed dinner. Thank ou to all your staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • expdiner
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food was outstanding and the atmosphere was elegant. Best of all, the service was above and beyond the highest quality. Abigail was bright, charming and extremely competent We felt well taken care of even though she had many other tables to cover. I could not recommend Scott's any more highly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eh Food, but Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food was not quite worth the price. The best items we had were calamari and scallops. The crab bisque was ok, but has a little kick to it, so be warned if you have low tolerance for spicy. It's a tomato-based cream, so not as light as, say, a lobster bisque - more of a spiced crab-tomato bisque. I asked for "Medium to Medium-Rare" filet mignon, and it came out closer to Rare, but was seasoned well. Sadly, the sauce with it tasted more like a barbecue-aioli sauce found on a Red Robin burger and less like a steak sauce. The garlic mashed potatoes were good, but the macadamia encrusted halibut was blander than Panko, to say the least. The restaurant was also a bit loud, but the service was more than excellent. We'll stick to McCormick's...
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 61 anniversary celebration
    opus
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I took my parents to Scotts for a 61st wedding anniversary celebration. They treated everybody fabulous and made it a very special day for my parents. The food was excellent and every thing was cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The dinning room atmosphere (tables and chairs) was was like being at a Denny's or a Mimi's restraunt. I expected more when paying the prices for dinner. The Happy hour was good but the service was lacking at the tables.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Lovely
    Tantanbourine
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I always love coming here. Definitely sit outside if you can- gorgeous and quit river views. The hostess was lovely, our busser was equally engaging and Our server was very accommodating and sweet. And of course, the food never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 60th Wedding Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Celebrated my inlaws 60th wedding anniversary. As I had made my reservations online, I specifically requested a quiet area of the restaurant as the elderly couple have hearing issues. We were initially seated right next to the very busy and noisy bar. I questioned the hostess and she IMMEDIATELY prepared another table in the back of the restaurant which was perfect! She was so polite, pleasant and took charge of the situation and fixed the error in seating. Our waitress was also amazing. Extremely patient with our group and was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent portions.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Excellent meat, but the shrimp wasn't that good. Service was great!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • choosehisfood
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    It was my mother's 94th birthday. We had a great experience. Our service was crisp and friendly. The quality of the food was high.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot!
    Lkp49
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Great spot, amazing food and superb service! Loved the view and service was great!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service!
    Courts
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We went to Scott's for our anniversary dinner and had an amazing time. I asked for a table with a view when making our reservation, and was pleasantly surprised with a great table overlooking the river. Our food was delicious and we were even gifted a complimentary bottle of champagne at the end of our evening. I would recommend Scott's to anyone who loves great food and service. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • waddles
    Waddles
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I have always enjoyed the ambience at Scott's along with the food. The Halibut is my favorite and I always recommend it to my friends that I am with.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    luv2dine
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Our waitress was amazing and the food was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Where's the Value?
    luvavalue
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Service and location is great. I would expect the same with the food for the price, but I was disappointed. I'd recommend only for drinks and snacks.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday dinner
    Vickcc
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I saw that the restaurant bar area was very full and a bit noisy . We were seated immediately and decided to take an outdoor table. The spinach was fresh, hot, and cooked to my liking! The others in my party enjoyed their entrees too. I felt that the wait time for the dessert to actually come was a little too long . It was my BD dinner celebration thus the dessert was complimentary.. The dessert when it came was brought with three spoons. Dessert was yummy and the coffee was great but could have been hotter. I didn't say anything since I drank it right away. The waiter was attentive and refilled my coffee cup three times. Overall the dining experience was excellent and I will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent seafood on the river
    Hilltop
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    This scenic restaurant on the river has very fresh petrale sole and salmon, prepared just the way the customer requests. Our waitress provided excellent service, with a warm and friendly attitude; and, she offered very good advice about the items on the menu, as well as giving great suggestions, for wines to complement our entrees. I would rate the service as FIVE STARS, Par Excellence. We both enjoyed a wonderful dining experience. We give this restaurant our highest recommendation; and, we plan to return here, for many enjoyable meals in the future. . . -Alyn Goldsmith
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The staff was super attentive and accommodating. My wife has several food allergies and the kitchen crew made her dish just as she liked. The morning had several large parties and the tables were pushed very close together making it difficult to maneuver through the outdoor patio but the hostess seated us at a table with plenty of room. Overall very good food, great service and a very unrushed and enjoyable Sunday brunch
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delightful experience
    Lynne
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    A post-wedding reception dinner for out-of-town guests was just a delight. Our server was so gracious, funny and personable...she made our evening very enjoyable, and the fresh oysters on the half shell--oh my, delicious! Thank you Scott's for making our special evening even more special.
    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, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.