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

Scott's Seafood on the River Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.scottsseafood.net
  • Email: theriver@scottsseafood.net
  • Phone: (916) 379-5959
  • 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Sitting outside over the Sacramento River at Sunset in April with great food, wonderful company and excellent service was a great treat! Scott's did a fantastic job!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Both the special--Barramundi with orzo and the swordfish with coconut shrimp had great flavors all the way thru. Was a bit concerned over the noisy friday night bar but the dining room was just fine-able to have our own conversation and not bothered by others. Beautiful sunset view over the river."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "This is my number one "go-to place" for out of town guests! It definitely provides great food, great service and offers a positive scenic impression."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The food here was so bland it reminded me of the food I was served in the hospital after having my babies. The only highlight was the service."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Dined here many, many times and even on special occasions like a birthday, even Mother's Day. Love the food, service, and ambience. Glad you are where are!!!!"
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "This is great place to meet up with your girlfriends for lunch or dinner! Beautiful environment and scenery with valet parking so you feel completely safe at night. food was very good, as usual. i highly recommend this place for any occasion."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "We had a quiet birthday lunch for 2 on the patio. It was cold outside but they had a heating lamp. Inside was nice also but it was loud and we wanted a more peaceful space. We enjoyed the food. The Caesar Salad was a little small but the prawns were excellent. Best prawns I ever had. Both salads were great for us, bread was great and coffee was excellent. We would return again. Service was beyond excellent."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "My wife and I come here twice a year from Stockton for special occasion dinner, (anniversary, birthday). In the past, the experience has been really good. This time, however, my wifes Herb Crusted Chicken Breast was very dry, no moisture at all. My Filet and Shrimp was flavorful, however, for a filet, there was a portion of the meat that was uneatable (either very tough fat or grissle, not usually found on a filet). We haven't decided whether to not come back, or if we do, not to order these two particular entrees."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My family really likes Scott's on the River and we go there occasionally for dinner because we really enjoy the food and great service. Ttwo of us strayed from our normal menu choices (Ahi two ways, sole) for the grilled tuna special and we were not disappointed. I really like the spicy crab bisque while my kids (9 and 5) like the clam chowder. Not too many menu choices to make it confusing but plenty for good variety. The view of the grounds and the river are nice a well."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Good seafood selection for seafood lover. Nice place for a romantic date also."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Our Server Debbie was delightful as she described the culinary artwork of the resident Chef. Presentation was impeccable in that the portions relatively small size was more than compensated with an absolutely delectible flavor."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The food was as good as usual. I have been there several times. The service was average at best. It was my son's birthday but no-one regonized it. Disappointed."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We sat outside at sunset time overlooking the river and boats. It was fantastic! The noise on the inside was a little loud, but not unusual. The restaurant did not smell fishy like some seafood restaurants are. We loved the ambiance and the service was terrific. We substituted some things and the chef was okay with it. I highly recommend this hidden gem, unless you've heard of Scott's before or as a word of mouth."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "It was my 2 year anniversary and we went out for dinner. The outside seating was very amazing and romantic. It even has the option to go walking by the river and a fire pit nearby. The food was great. It did take a while to receive our food but overall great experience."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We sat outside in wonderful weather and had a wonderful fish dinner. Service was prompt, food was hot and wonderful and a the waiter was great. We will certainly be back again."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Scotts Seafood at the River, Sacramento, is our favorite "special" dining spot in almost every way--as a couple or with extended family members of all ages and/or friends along. We, especially, cannot resist the Macadamia-Encrusted Halibut entrée each and every time we're there for dinner. Wine choices and mixed drinks are equally fine. Thanks!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "They accomadated to my date's picky steak request (he wanted a peppercorn with whiskey dipping sauce like the cut in Vegas). It was not on the menu but they were able to make it as he wished and he loved it! They also gave him a bottle of wine and desert since it was his birthday. The waitress was attentive and friendly. The atmosphere was a romantic setting with the river near the back. There was also a bon fire bit outside where you can sit and enjoy the outdoors I would definitely recommend. Especially the skirt steak, calamari ans clam chowder! Yumm!!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Gray skies somehow added a subdued, yet warm environment to our lunch time dining experience. Anniversary #48 was spent in just the way we had expected. Special quisine with delightful care and service. I thoroughly enjoyed my Halibut with Macadamia nut encrusted and rice with perfect french green beans and carrots. Coffee and flam added to the mix the fine dining . Topped off our overall experience with a bottle of sparkling wine to take with us. Will no doubt make it a future "instant replay"."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "We went to celebrate my fiance's birthday with my future in-laws. We had a really good time and were talking about the food the next day. Had a great time."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Excellent food and location...staff attentive and friendly."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Our party of four all enjoyed both the fish and meat dishes we had. The service was warm and friendly especially in the very pleasant bar area."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "I booked this restaurant for a special occasion valentines day date with my lady. When we were seated, the first thing I noticed was that no matter where you were in the restaurant, the view was so-so.... not as nice as it seems when advertised. The small portion of the river you can see from some windows was quite a ways away from the actual restaurant, which is located downstairs within a hotel. Also, the seat we were reserved and given was next to the back exit door of the restaurant. My girlfriend was positioned partially in front of one of the doors (double doors) and I was seated between a window and the door (in other words, I had a view of a restaurant wall. Food was decent though."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We were driven from our car to the restaurant in a little shuttle. Nice touch! We were seated promptly. Nice server. Gave dessert and champagne. Good Memories! Thanks"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "This is consistently one of my favorite restaurants. Although the two Sacramento locations (Folsom and Sacramento on the River) are owned by different people, you always know you'll be receiving great service coupled with fantastic food. This time was a last minute "getaway" at the Westin on the Sacramento River. I LOVE that they have a great restaurant attached to the hotel so you can simply go down, enjoy a before dinner drink (perfect lemon drops!), have a fabulous meal (the lobster / mignon was delicious and cooked to perfection) with a great bottle of wine and ... walk back to your room! Scott's is always one of our first choices for special occasions and celebrations or when we want to impress out of town guests! Love it!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "My wife and I went to Scott's to celebrate the 11 year anniversary of our first date which was at Scott's at Loehman's Plaza. Unfortunately that Scott's closed down a couple of years ago and we have been celebrating at Scott's on the River since then. We also go to Scott's 2 or 3 other times during the years. Westin recently took over the hotel part of the building and there were a lot of kids at Scott's and it was EXTREMELY noisy. This was at 8pm on Saturday evening and all these kids made for a much less than romantic dinner. I would suggest going elsewhere for a romantic evening on the town. Our server Caitlin was fantastic as was the food. It is good to see that that part of the evening hasn't changed a bit."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I got the special of the day which was grilled mahi mahi. The fish was grilled to perfection. It actually melts in your mouth. I remember making the comment that I felt guilty chewing. Great flavor also. Phenomenal wine selection as well, had a glass of the Stag's Leap chardonnay which paired perfectly with my meal. Our server Caitlyn was awesome as well. Very friendly and personable on top of being an excellent server. The location, being right on the river, made it a very romantic for our first date. We actually took a walk along the river after dinner. Beautiful. All around excellent experience, I will be back."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Scott's on the River - we sat there and ate and drank for 3 hours watching it pour down rain, lovely afternoon with friends."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We were sat quickly once we arrived, but it took a good bit of time (10-15) before our server came by. About the time we were getting ready to walkout she showed up. We placed our entire order at once figuring the service would continue to be poor. Our server made more of an effort to server other tables and we were basically left alone. We had bread and an appetizer on our table before water and fountain drinks. When the food arrived I had ordered a steak which was fine except for a desperate need of salt. My spouse on the other hand had a plate of inedible food devoid of any seasoning. Luckily I was not too hungry so she was able to eat from my plate. Server never checked on us even though she was very attentive to others."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We stayed at the Westin, adjoining Scott's, so it was great not to have to get in the car again to have a good dining experience. Highlight was the ahi poke appetizer. Had a bit of trouble tracking down a glass of water, but after that, service was really good and fish entree presentations tasty. But we also ate there for breakfast and the must try is the eggs benedict with crab cakes instead of the Canadian bacon and English muffin."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "the problem here is like all restaurants with scenic views the food and noise level and temperature take a back seat to the views. the restaurant was loud, cold, crowded (since it is beneath a hotel) and the food (while utterly excellent and expertly prepared) was served cold because there are too many patrons to manage. we were so hungry we ate it. the food was great but we cannot go back for all the other reasons. i know what they are capable of cause i used to go to the scotts at lowmans plaza which had no views but the food ambience and serivce was impecacble (sadly they closed it because it had a small floor plan) too bad for sacramento-ites"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We were exciting about celebrating as a family during our stay at the Westin (for a stay-cation). Our reservation was for 7:45pm however we weren't seated until 8:10pm. The child's entrée came with our salad, however our main courses didn't come for an entire hour later. While we were eating our main course we jokingly said we should order our dessert (a scoop of ice cream for our daughter) since the main course took so long. We did go ahead and place the dessert order during main course and unfortunately it did take 30 minutes for a scoop of ice cream. We tried again the next day for breakfast and while our meals came in a timely manner, our cups of coffee didn't arrive until the meals did!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Disappointed in the food at Scott's. The only food worth it was the bread and butter! The crab louie salad was a joke - iceberg lettuce and tiny shreds of crab. The tilapia was okay, but given the whole experience, I would not go there again."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "I understand why they have won best seafood restaurant so many times! The food was fantastic. We had the seafood tower for an appetizer. It gives you a good selection of seafood prepared different ways, particularly oysters. My main course was a jerk seasoned fish with coconut shrimp & it was excellent. We had a nice Gruner Veltlinger. The wine list isn't extensive, but it is good. Service was solid. I ran out of water a couple of times, but otherwise it was fine. We waited a while to get in although there were plenty of free tables. They didn't have enough staff on duty yet & we were early. The only real negative for me was the ambiance. The interior smells a little like a musty hotel & that is a big negative."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Nice location. Loved the Petrale Sole dish. Was perfect for a dinner with my boss, who had traveled from Texas, and was hoping for a good seafood dinner. Really appreciated the cart that showed up, seemingly out of nowhere, to drive us to and from the parking lot."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Food overall was outstanding. My wife loved her oyster appetizer. My calamari was uneventful. She had a Kettle 1 kamikaze, one of the best she's ever had. I had a very buttery glass of Pouilly Fouisse. She had filet and scallops, which she loved. I had a small bite of scallop; it was cooked perfectly. She wouldn't share her filet. I had the swordfish and coconut shrimp. The shrimp seemed overdone. The swordfish, the bed of rice and sauce it came on, and the avocado topper were well worth it. Our server was less than attentive. We waited too long to order appetizers and had an inexcusable, overly long wait between dinner and desert. She also forgot that it was my wife's birthday. I'll go back but won't be in any hurry."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Incredibly delicious food & an outstanding service. And, that's why we keep coming back here every valentines day."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The 6 of us went to celebrate a birthday. Seating was prompt and the menu offered plenty of choices for those of us who were looking for some seafood as well as those with more terrestrial tastes. The portions and the food quality was good but the service could have been better. We were never served any bread but more glaring was that 1 of the busers starting clearing plates while our last diner was still eating - including picking up his plate of risotto side. We pointed that out to the manager who very graciously apologized and sent a full replacement of the risotto (to go) with us when we left - and they gave the "birthday boy (23)" a bottle of their house brand sparkling wine - a nice touch."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "The reviews I read online listed this restaurant as the best seafood restaurant in town. The food was okay, very pricy. The service was a little slow. It was my first time there, and I probably won't be back. I was not impressed."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We love the food and the service is always great. This dining experience was very different though. Valentine's fell on a Friday which meant everyone was going out to celebrate. The restaurant was packed and they seated us in the overflow dining area. I would have preferred to dine in the the actual dining room. The linen's were too long for the table and people were kicking them aside. The decor in the "make shift" room was a little cheesy and not as "fine dining" looking. The food was still amazing and we made the best of the situation. On any other evening, i'm sure it would have been fine. I probably will request not to sit in that area again should that happen next time. We will definitely still return though!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The jumbo prawns lemom butter was good..the filet minont steak was very tender and juicy..barbacue oyster on the shell was delicious.."
    Dined on 2/15/2014