Scott's Seafood - San Jose
Scott's Seafood - San Jose

Scott's Seafood - San Jose

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.scottsseafoodsj.com/
  • Phone: 4089711700x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 1:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:30pm – 9:00pm, Saturday 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Market Street and Almaden Blvd.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking validation: 3 hours free
A word from Scott's Seafood - San Jose
Scott's Seafood Restaurant is a Bay Area tradition in the heart of downtown San Jose. Their American regional cuisine features the freshest seafood and prime dry aged steaks. Enjoy views of San Jose and the surrounding hills of Silicon Valley from the sixth floor. The interior is inviting for all occasions, from casual dining to special occasions, business meetings or your next event.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Scott's Seafood - San Jose reviews from OpenTable diners
144 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (82)special occasion (75)great for outdoor dining (68)good for groups (51)romantic (46)fit for foodies (32)great for lunch (22)neighborhood gem (21)notable wine list (18)late-night find (11)vibrant bar scene (11)hot spot (10)kid-friendly (7)great for brunch (6)Show More
  • Good for Pre-theater dinner!
    LocalLady
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We dined here before a performance at the SJ Performing Arts Center. Our server was polite and efficient, but the kitchen seemed a bit off. Both our courses seemed to take a long time to come out. But we had allowed 1 hour and 15 min for dinner, and we made it to the theater on time. The food was OK, but a bit bland. DH had Sole Dore which he enjoyed, and I had Almond crusted Halibut--which was cooked perfectly, but just very bland. The mashed potatoes were smooth and fluffy, but the vegetables had very little flavor and were VERY al dente!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food on the patio
    Livetoeat
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The outdoor patio is very nice. They have a fire pit that might be cool at night. I was there for lunch. The food was good, nice presentation. They were a little short on staff. Great place when there is sunshine on the patio.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • scott survives
    shelikofVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    While the location is great, the food is variable. Fish was overdone and dry. The waiter was hard to locate and slow (or maybe that was the kitchen). Management is very agreeable and arranged to comp the parking for the evening, not just for the mealtime.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-theater dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The sea bass was very good, the halibut was bland, the bread was awesome. The wait staff were friendly, but the service was slow. There was an event the evening we dined, which could explain the latter. We dined before sunset and enjoyed the view from the 6th floor (I think) location. The validated parking was also welcomed.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Server needs more training
    ne12345
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We would have enjoyed our visit more if our server gave us time to acknowledge her presence and let us finish a sentence when she approached our table. Our server came to the table and started talking over us talking. We didn’t feel like guests at all. please pass this along to the restaurant manager. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Scott's Seafood
    BelatedBday
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I brought my wife here to celebrate her belated b-day dinner. We had reservations on Saturday, 10/4 at 7:15pm and sat at the bar area in the outside patio. The service we had was nonexistent aside from the server taking our order and dropping off our food. He NEVER even check on us one time. I wanted to order another drink, but never had the opportunity to because the guy never came back. Overall, the ambiance was nice and the food was great, but the poor service ruined our entire dining experience. I've had better service at Applebee's. If we're paying $30+ for entrees, you would think the service would be superb. Yea, you would think! He was lucky I still give him a tip….
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good spot
    Soquelniteout
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    This was my first time to Scott's and I enjoyed it. They were very crowded and the wait staff was pushed to the limit. Parking was really easy and the hostess will validate your ticket so there is no charge
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great - until desert
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Food and service was excellent, until desert. The cheesecake was a huge disappointment, it tasted like cardboard. Please have your kitchen taste what is being served - it never would have been permitted to leave the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Review for 9/22/15
    HelloH
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Our reservation was late so the restaurant was not that busy. We got seated immediately. The busser dropped off bread. We watched people walk by for 10 minutes before we stopped a server. He apologized & got us water. He said our server was busy with a big party so he would get us started. He was very kind & apologetic. Another server dropped off our app & said she was going to take our order. I asked ask her if she is our server & she said yes. Never apologized for us waiting & never told us her name. The rest of the night was okay. I would still come back but having been in the restaurant industry for 10 years, I expected a lot more at the beginning of our experience. Food was great & thanks for the birthday dessert.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, nice view, not crowded
    Thmbscrw
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Picked Scott's for a business dinner because of location. Not very crowded on a Sunday night (no shows that night at nearby theaters). Unexpectedly excellent food. Good service. Nice view (6th floor). Validated parking. I don't usually think of Scott's, but I will definitely do so from now on.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Garlic everywhere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We did like the bread and butter. The view is great. They put huge amounts of garlic on everything which ruined the dinner. I did order a hot fudge sundae at the end of the meal. It was terrible. The room was cold.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enough, wont return again
    Seafoodlover2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We have tried Scott's Seafood enough times and this is the last time for sure. The food were never good, nothing outstanding. Limited seafood items for a seafood restaurant. The waitress was a pretty young lady but she was not pretty when she placed the glasses, plates on the wooden table. we heard a "bang" each time she placed something on the table.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful dining experience
    carol4180
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We had a wonderful evening at Scott's Seafood. We were able to get a table on the patio, which has beautiful views of the San Jose's skyline. If you get chilly, there are regular heaters, as well as a lovely fireplace which warmed everyone up nicely. My meal was just delicious. I had the mushroom ravioli in a cream sauce, topped with asparagus, fresh mushrooms and prawns. Yum. My husband enjoyed his seafood salad, too. Our server was so efficient that we had time before our concert for desert (hot fudge sunday for me and cheesecake for my husband), along with really nice espresso for both of us. I'd recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a delicious meal in a romantic setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-Opera treat
    Lisaonbass
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I really enjoyed the Jambalaya. The wine was excellent, a Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Roof-top dining with character
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This was an excellent choice for a pre-show dinner. Attentive service and excellent seafood. Crab cake, shrimp and calamari sampler platter came with tasty dips. Portions large, and the waiter kindly mentioned this so we did not order extra or too much. Good wine list too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • After the play
    2women
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My daughter and I saw Wicked in the afternoon and walked to Scott's afterward. We were early for our reservation and chose to sit at the bar first. The barman appeared busy but was friendly and attentive. We asked to be seated, still early, and it was no problem. The view was fabulous and the wrapped shrimp appetizer with dip was very tasty. Next, we tried the soups. The French Onion was hot and delicious. I ordered halibut and my daughter had the ahi tuna which she liked but couldn't finish. We liked the food. It was hot, and tasted great. We will come back again for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Early evening dinner evaluation
    Fred101
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Convinent parking, friendly, accomodative,and outstanding service. Excellent menu with high quality food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Setting
    Yummyfood
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Lovely restaurant with an awesome menu. My fiance and I went there for our anniversary and had an awesome experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner before the theater
    Mike
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Had a great window table. Our waiter was excellent and the food was very good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mixed Review
    Hunt4Notable
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The service was good and the environment was good however, the food was disappointing when compared to my previous experience with another Scott's Seafood location. The seafood was not as fresh as I had hoped and the quality of the preparation was consistently off in flavor.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good as usual
    meee
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This is one of our favorite downtown restaurants. The food and service is always very good. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, needs better service
    Latincaligurl
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I really hate when i go to a restaurant and I have to hunt down my server. Be attentive to your tables. Otherwise the food was amazing and the band was an added bonus! Who doesn't love dinner on a rooftop at sunset with live jazz playing. superb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent evening at Scotts
    Familyfun
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We had an excellent evening, good food, good fun and great views. The service was a little lean as I think the crew was understaffed that evening but all in all it was a great night. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dick
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Always great food and service. Close to Center for the Performing Arts (theater).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner before the show
    Seafoodlover
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Love coming here before going to a show at the Performing Arts Center. It's so easy to fill up on food at Scott's, but avoid the food coma or you'll fall asleep during the evening show.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as Always
    Sanjosediner
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I've been coming to Scott's for 20 years and they never disappoint me. Delicious seafood (I had their sole petrale), excellent service, nice view and altogether a perfect place to go eat before theater (went there before "Wicked").
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Huge Disappointment
    ScottT
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Went for dinner on a Thursday. Arrived 10 min early for 7PM on-line reservation with request for patio. at 8:00, still no seat. Hostess useless and often not locatable. No ability to move along diners who had checks delivered to table 30 minutes or longer. Sat inside; terrible service. Brought drinks to table from bar ourselves. Waiter: Can we get you a cocktail or glass of wine? Uhh, they are right in from of us already ! Clam appetizer sandy, all agreed Oysters Rockefellers worst we ever had and ate only 1 each, main meal: trout was very good, others just ok. Wait service very poor, manager had to clear off all the empty dishes from appetizers. Manager comped several things to make up for problems. Staff needs training. Will not return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seafood in San Jose
    CA95112
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Always good, Scott's is great for a business lunch, dinner or nice evening out. The outside Patio is a great addition, one of he best patio areas in downtown. Menu is not overcomplicated. Lots of choice. All very dishes very good. Wine list will not blow your mind but terrific choices for all budgets and tastes. Scott's is a go to place for me for business dinners.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lobster!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Visited when there were several Lobster menu specials. Had the Lobster paella. Best tasting deal in town!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Scotts Seafood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The Food was great. The service was outstanding. Very Happy
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Corp Dinner
    dinsmk
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We had our president in town and had 13 for dinner. The Appetizer were all fried and oily, the food wasn't seasoned well but the portions were good. The deserts we not good at all. The apple crisp was dry and grainy. When I got home I had to take tums to settle my stomach from this dinner. Wasn't good and we won't be going back for a while.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A delightful dining experience
    Jenypurr
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    My food preference was not in the menu. I wanted surf and turf and the chef arranged my special meal in an instant. The steak was mouth-watering cooked to perfection and the lobster tail was moist and succulent. Impeccable service. They have very good wine list selection. I am definitely not a wine connoisseur but the Chardonnay I ordered was smooth, chilled and nicely paired with my lunch selection. I will definitely come back for more.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner at Scott's
    Lwphoenix
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We have been to Scott's many times and are rarely disappointed. Tonight was no exception. The staff was excellent, the food, everything. The one small issue was that it was chilly inside. So, being a nice evening and they have a nice patio, we moved outside. The staff handled the move perfectly. Mark the maître de and Scott our waiter were great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great lobster, and waived corkage
    DanFrancis
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    My wife and I ate at Scott's in San Jose earlier this week and had their Maine lobster. The lobster was prepared perfectly and tasted wonderful. We brought a bottle of wine to drink with dinner and they waived their normal corkage charge for us as a courtesy, which we appreciated. I would recommend Scott's for anyone who enjoys seafood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Slow Service Nothing special Food
    sjdiningreviews
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Our waiter was very inattentive. Very slow service even though it wasn't busy. Did even ask us if we wanted coffee or Dissert. Just brought the check. Took an 1 hour and 20 minutes to have a two course meal. The food was fresh but boring. Ho hum...nothing special. Outdated menu.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Would not recommend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Service was awful and I would not recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place
    Ootfoods
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Scott's is a great place with fantastic food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • eleg/rom/ance
    majorbudlet
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I was pleasantly surprised at the rooftop dining ambiance. I wanted a romantic, elegant night out with my girlfriend. We don't get many chances and I like to make it count. This restaurant made it happen - soft jazz music, great scene, good food. Plus right by the City National Civic which is where we were going for our event. She'll love you. Go for it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • aTXNinCA
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Service was good. Food was not what I expected. Better at Jack London Square
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent SeaFood
    IluvValue
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Short wait for Table bu Food and Service was great Loved outdoor patio and the live music was great Scott's specialties dishes were excellent I loved the Trout For Quality of Food and Location this was a good Value
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.