Scott's Seafood - Palo Alto
Scott's Seafood - Palo Alto
  • Address:
    855 El Camino Real
    Building #1 Town & Country Village Center
    Palo Alto, CA 94301
    Neighborhood:
    Palo Alto
  • Cuisine:
    Californian
    Price: $30 and under

Scott's Seafood - Palo Alto

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.scottsseafoodpa.com/
  • Phone: 6503231555
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sat-Sun: 9:00am-3:00pm; Lunch: Mon-Fri: 11:00am-4:00pm; Dinner: Sun-Mon: 4:00pm-9:00pm; Tues-Sat: 4:00pm-9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Californian
  • Executive Chef: German Nava
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live Music Thursday and Friday nights 6-9 pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: El Camino Real
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Scott's Seafood - Palo Alto
Scott's Seafood Restaurant is a Bay Area tradition. Their American regional cuisine features the freshest seafood and prime dry aged steaks. The interior is inviting for all occasions, from casual dining to special occasions, business meetings or your next event.
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Scott's Seafood - Palo Alto reviews from OpenTable diners
105 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (42)neighborhood gem (41)special occasion (32)good for groups (31)fit for foodies (20)great for brunch (18)kid-friendly (14)great for outdoor dining (13)notable wine list (10)romantic (10)vibrant bar scene (7)scenic view (2)hot spot (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Work group lunch
    cmrwc
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    Weekday lunch for a large group - worked well. Food was very good. It was very pleasant to have the sound level low enough that we could converse.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Holiday Treat
    space4two
    Dined on 12/16/2013
    Enjoyable experience at venerable local establishment..Seafood is always as fresh as available. Wine by the glass menu could use a strong review and upgrade.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food and Nice Ambience
    Dave
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    We enjoyed our dinner. The clam chowder was outstanding. I had grilled salmon. The presentation was good and the salmon very good. Our waiter was busy but very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the Crab Fest Menu. Thoroughly
    DinDin4meVIP
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Love the Crab Fest Menu. Thoroughly enjoyed my meal.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    Karen
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    We find Scott's to be our "go to" place when we want a good meal, excelllent service and the ability to enjoy a nice conversation over lunch or dinner. Always pleasant. The food is consistently good and the service attentive. Never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Go for the food
    Doug
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    Well known Palo Alto restaurant that was once a diner. Wonderful seafood and beef dishes and great service. Casual dining and a small bar.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grest seafood selection
    ClaudeVIP
    Dined on 12/10/2013
    Excellent choices of fresh seafood, including sustainable salmon, trout, and many other choices. There is also a good selection of white wines, although they are a little pricey, with a midpoint around $50 (for an admittedly excellent Acacia Chardonnay). The desserts are notable, especially the melts-in-your-mouth chocolate soufflé. One nice thing at Scott's is that the tables and booths offer generous amounts of space, so you're not (involuntarily) rubbing elbows with your neighbors.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scott's is a busy place at
    JaneVIP
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    Scott's is a busy place at noon on a Sunday. I felt bad for our waiter, who was hustling as fast as he could. There was no way he could ever keep up with all the tables assigned to him, though, even if he were on roller skates. The restaurant was seriously short-handed when we were there, although the food was as good as ever. Two in our group ordered the seafood on a puff pastry special, which was as delicious as it sounded. It came with a flavorful sauce, rice and green beans and a few slivers of bell peppers. My husband throughly enjoyed his grilled prawn Cobb salad, and my aunt raved about her rainbow trout. Our waiter remained upbeat and as helpful as possible, but we experienced long waits for everything.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet spot for good seafood
    E2dinerVIP
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Went to lunch during busy Saturday at Town and Country village. Scott's is quite reliable and nice quiet spot to get away from noise and frenzy. Had a great chowder, scallop salad. We also had greT fish and chips with snapper. Good service and overall experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is very mediocre
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    How can any kitchen make a white wine, butter, and garlic sauté unappealing? These guys managed. Scallops were way too salty, prawns tasted pre-frozen, dungeness crab chunks were one redeemable part of the meal. My husband's salmon dish was not bad, but not good either. Just bland.
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  • Good experience
    Becky
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    They have an early bird menu which is really a good deal. Two members of our party arrived very late due to traffic and our waiter was very good about accommodating them even after the rest of us had eaten.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, not great
    nlspamVIP
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    Went there the Sunday after Thanksgiving in a group of five. Food was okay. Service was friendly, but not attentive. They delivered four of five meals, with one of those a salad with "dressing on the side." Getting the fifth meal, and the dressing, took a lot of time, and there was no reason for this. The place was not busy. Might go back again, or not. This could have been so much better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Dependable
    PeterJohn
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Scott's is one of the few dinner house left that offers a comfortable setting, good food and satisfaction.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thanksgiving
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Great place for thanksgiving, small or large groups.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK
    Lardo
    Dined on 11/26/2013
    Nothing memorable. reasonable food although oysters were not very good at all.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • classy
    john
    Dined on 11/26/2013
    Food was great, setting was super comfortable and plush, server had the polite and articulate tableside manner you expect when surrounded by rich Stanford parents eating in palo alto. The entrees were very well thought out by some master chef that obviously knows what they are doing. Download their menu and read it through and you'll see what I mean.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed the ambience atmosphere,
    Kutub
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    Enjoyed the ambience atmosphere, excellent service, and great food.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hungry to return
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Three of us decided on Scott's because of its proximity to our next destination. We were not hungry enough to each order a dinner entree so we ordered soup or salad and shared a seafood platter listed in the appetizer list. Not only was the food enough to fill us, but we thoroughly enjoyed the flavors of the crab cakes, wrapped prawns and calamari. The service staff were welcoming, attentive and gracious. We will back back for a full meal soon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Revisited
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    Scott's has been around for many years. We haven't eaten there in years. The new location is convinient and the food was excellent. Overall much better than our last visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shrinking seafood portion
    Bigdaddyo75VIP
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    I've been coming to this place a couple of times per year off and on. Mostly entertaining customers, employees and business partners. Ordering more or less the same things - calamari appetizer and seafood sauté. Calamari is as good as ever, but the seafood dish seems to have shrunk. The amount of crab is now tiny and what used to be prawns are now tiny shrimps. I don't know if they are now part of some conglomerate that's trying to save on ingredients, but it will likely cost them my future business.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    Inattentive waiter, mediocre food, booth in a dark corner, stacked food.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Slipping
    Eatoutalot
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    We have eaten here many times in the past. This time we were very disappointed with the food. The water tasted strange. The scallops had a metallic taste to them. The salad dressing tasted very odd. It used to be one of our favorites. However we may not go back anytime soon.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid
    CPStreaker
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Hostess got us seated right away. Server and waitstaff were quick and efficient. Food was great, but that was our expectation (perScott's usual). A solid performer.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I like the booth.
    LeungVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2013
    The lobster tail is expensive. It costs $48. The food does not taste as well as the Scott's Seafood in Walnut Creek.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • prices
    alex
    Dined on 11/4/2013
    The food was ok not outstanding. the bill was astronomic. The restaurant was almost empty for lunch.
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  • Great service
    kappVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    Very attentive and knowledgeable wait staff. Good drinks Please consider adding gluten-free bread,if requested. Thanks
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good place for a business lunch
    LASP
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    Good food, lunch specials and good service. Good place for a business lunch or interview. Easy to find, although parking can be challenging.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Post-football game dinner
    StanfordFanVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    We met friends at Scott's after a Stanford football game. You could actually walk there from the stadium. We arrived early and had a drink at the bar watching other games while we waited. The coconut shrimp we ordered at the bar were outstanding. Everyone enjoyed their dinners - petrale sole, jambalaya and the surf and turf special. The chocolate caramel sundae was a fantastic finish.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Conversation friendly restaurant
    PostGameDiner
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    The food is good, not gourmet. But, unlike most restaurants, you can actually hear your dining partners here. It's an old persons' restaurant for sure; which means we'll return. Service was great. Our server did exactly what we requested and waited to place the main course order until we asked. The appetizers, butter lettuce & pear salad and ahi tuna, were very good, the sea bass was good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service
    woog
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    it was a great night out with friends. without the following points, it would have been even better. we had a party of 8. we were 15 minutes late and the table was given to another party which is fine but we waited for an hour for our table to be ready. the waiter was pushy. we are from out of town and prefer smaller portions. the waiter kept giving us a look as if we are not ordering enough and acted really surprised that we are sharing one appetizer platter together.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good meal for happy hour period
    4thgenCA
    Dined on 10/3/2013
    We had a meeting to go to in the early evening and didn't want to starve. So we had a reasonably light dinner and shared a bowl of ice cream. Very good service--friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful wait staff without hovering. Seated promptly. Meal was great for what we wanted (not too heavy, good fresh salad; my husband had scallops and they were tasty). Considering our time restrictions and the fact that we didn't want to have a heavy meal, this was a great choice. Because we were there early, the price was reasonable.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great seafood omelet
    Crabmeatlover
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    The seafood omelet was delicious. Light & filled with loads of shrimps and Dungeness crab meat. Service was quick and very attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice spot for a quiet lunch
    CCAM
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    Food was okay, nothing fabulous, but the quiet table by the corner window was perfect with our 85 year old guest. Service was very spotty and it took about 15 minutes to get a coffee. No refills of coffee were ever offered. But we would go back, if only to sit in a spacious booth in a quiet setting for a leisurely meal. The restaurant would be a lot more popular if the food improved.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marvelous!
    Cfoodluver
    Dined on 9/19/2013
    Our evening at Scott's was a perfect experience. We were seated immediately and Our servers was very attentive. I had a seafood salad that was to die for. We also ordered patrole sole that was impressively presented and simply delicious. Quiet and comfortable, if You haven't been here yet, you're in for a treat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/18/2013
    I met several friends at the restaurant for dinner. Our service was excellent as was the food. We arrived around 5:30 and the restaurant was very quiet. However, by the time we left at 7:30 the dining area was full and the noise level was moderate. We had a very nice time and would definitely go there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • fish
    joef
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    fish was served blackened, encrusted or buried in sauce. fish itself was inferior in terms of taste and texture. my red snapper had a lot of bones. wine list, salad and desert was good but it is a seafood restaurant with not very good seafood.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed!
    Palley
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    Stanford Game and Hot. No AC ( I was actually wet when I left the restaurant). Restaurant understaffed and food not as good as it usually is for this restaurant. First time for dinner and last. Will probably still go for lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • parking at the shopping center
    Emily
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    parking at the shopping center is a bit challenging & the spaces quite narrow
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great value, for
    launcher000VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    Great food, great value, for a Palo Alto restaurant. This one doesn't goug you because of location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had the lobster special and
    MedfordgirlVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2013
    Had the lobster special and it was perfect. My husband's seafood pasta needed a bit of salt, but was also very good. The waiter accommodated my request for no potatoes and switched it to the available veggie of my choice. Overall, a very nice experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate