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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Scott's Seafood - San Jose reviews from OpenTable diners
154 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (84)great for outdoor dining (75)special occasion (67)good for groups (50)romantic (43)fit for foodies (33)great for lunch (27)neighborhood gem (23)notable wine list (18)great for brunch (9)vibrant bar scene (9)late-night find (9)kid-friendly (7)hot spot (7)Show More
  • Enough, wont return again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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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!
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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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
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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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    Pineapple
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    On Previous occasions we were able to get served in time to make the 8:00 performance at the local Theater- this visit 7-19 we barely made it.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and atmosphere
    Lappy95070
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Dining at Scott's is always a pleasure. Food is well prepared and the portions leave you full. The view at the downtown location is sti one of the best in San Jose. For us it was so convenient to walk to the CPA theatre after for a show.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jbbunch
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Great food and service! Our waiter, Scott always give us great service and goes the extra mile to make our visit relaxing and pleasant as well as gets us out on time for our event!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Salmon
    Edspot11
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The food excellent. They provided validated parking and some especially when planned to watch Jersey Boys afterwards at SJ Civic Ctr.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Theaterbound4
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    After waiting 45 minutes for our meals, I asked our waiter to check on our food. He came back and told us that they were out of chicken. The two people at our table who had ordered chicken had to re-order. This left us in a position to have to wolf down our food to make it to the theater in time. We will try a different restaurant next theater night.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Family Dining
    John
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Great food, great wine list, good time for my family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food / nice location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Great for good food in a quiet location. We got to Scott's at about 7pm on a weeknight and the place was empty. Great service!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great outdoor dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Really enjoyed sitting at our table on the patio and eating our wonderful dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fine fish fare
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We hadn't eaten at a Scott's Seafood for years - the fish is still excellent. My husband had swordfish and I had salmon on arugula - both perfectly done and nicely presented; also lovely desserts. The San Jose restaurant is on the top floor of a an office building and there is a deck (too cold that night for us) and a views in the dining room, but the general ambiance is that of an airport lounge, devoid of any personality. Our server was very nice, attentive and helpful. My husband was overjoyed when, after ordering a Booker's bourbon post-dinner, he was brought a martini glass filled to the brim - it was an odd glass and a very large serving, but he didn't complain and happily savored it all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great choice!
    ChikindVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Stumbled upon Scott's while searching restaurants near my hotel so didn't expect too much. I was greatly surprised. The outdoor patio is beautiful (music is a bit too loud) with a beautiful view of the sunset and surrounding mountains on a perfect summer evening. Food was fresh, well prepared and very reasonably priced for its quality and quantity. Dessert was the only disappointment so I would stick with food. I've never found too many good choices right in San Jose, but glad to know there's a great option for my next visit!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best view downtown
    Mbird
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    You can see the hills on both sides of the valley from Scott's and the parking is a breeze since they're at the top of a parking garage. A pleasant place for lunch with lots of delicious seafood salads and their trademark delicius clam chowder - good wine list too.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Jimmy our server was very kind and considerate of my gluten allergy and very prompt. The view was gorgeous and the wine list had a nice selection. There was a chatty Cathy sitting near our table but thankfully her life story she told to her dinner mates (during their entire meal) was interesting so it added humor to the conversations with my fiance. Overall a wonderful birthday celebration
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.