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
150 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (84)great for outdoor dining (75)special occasion (68)good for groups (48)romantic (45)fit for foodies (35)great for lunch (27)neighborhood gem (23)notable wine list (18)great for brunch (11)late-night find (9)vibrant bar scene (9)kid-friendly (7)hot spot (6)Show More
  • Excellent evening at Scotts
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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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
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    • 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
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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
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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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place, great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We tried out Scott's during Dine Downtown San Jose week, and tried out the whole menu. Our favorite entree out of the rainbow trout, chicken breast, sustainable salmon, and the clam linguini was definitely the salmon followed by the linguini. Out of the two appetizers (clam chowder and butter salad), the chowder stood out more as the salad was nothing too remarkable. However, out of the two desserts (bread pudding and molten chocolate cake), the bread pudding was by far the best thing of the nut. I'm not too much of a fan of dark chocolate, so the molten chocolate cake threw me off a bit. Service was great, but they seemed pretty hasty to take our dishes away. Had to stop them a few times from taking food that wasn't done!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dine Downtown Visit
    lilyle84
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    half dozen fresh oysters - very good, fresh and tasty - would order again boston clam chowder - very good, bacon touch was very nice - would order again butter lettuce salad - a little heavy on the dressing for my taste but overall it was nicely dressed and bit on the sweeter side potato crusted halibut - the bell pepper sauce made the dish linguini and clams - overcooked pasta, undercooked clams - I love vongole and this dish made me sad bread pudding - unevenly cooked and hard - naglee garage bread pudding is better My overall impression is: decent restaurant but pricey, come for the ambiance or patio seating, old-school classy feel.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great outdoor dining & music
    Suzy
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Overall nice restaurant, they had a great band on a Saturday night (Diminshed Blue who plays there periodically)...they played on terrace. Had excellent service, overall very nice experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scott's favor
    nowIdine
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I don't often dine out, restaurant week seemed perfect opportunity to experiment. Everyone from the hostess to our waiter was so friendly. My grand nephew is 12 years old was with my sister and me. The food was great, my martini was excellent. My sister enjoyed the soft drink Tiger Woods. Our desserts were excellent. Our main course of the meal presented well, was satisfying and tasty, we ordered from the restaurant week menu. We enjoyed our evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy hour is great!
    Mark
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    One of our favorite places in downtown San Jose. Patio is very nice in summer. Happy hour menu is a tremendous value.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nice decor, but food too salty
    DowntownWorker
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    The inside of Scott's is beautiful, the roof patio is a nice getaway. But my blackened red snapper was way too salty. If I go again, I'll try the Jambalaya which was served in an iron skillet and looked delicious. I like Scott's desserts, the bread pudding being absolutely sublime.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had our Anniversary dinner here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We hadn't been in a while to Scott's and forgot how really good the food is. We've been before and were impressed, but now as I've been more places, I've come to recognize really good food. Scott's is one of the really great ones. There were some many things on the menu I wanted to try, but settled on the Sauteed scallop dish. Just really good, and the portions were just right. The dish was well presented and finished nicely. For dessert, I had the Creme Brulee and it was just great. The service was great as well. We didn't need a lot of help, but could see our waiter was willing to suggest items if I wasn't sure. The cost was reasonable, and as I say, I'm willing to pay more for good food and great service. We managed to get both.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Seafood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Good downtown San Jose restaurant without too much variety but good quality seafood.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Father's Day dinner
    jlcmcd
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We had our Father's Day dinner at Scott's and everyone enjoyed their dinner. Our waitress was fabulous and always on top of our requests.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We dined on the patio and listened to a great 3 piece band, danced a little and thoroughly enjoyed the evening - hidden gem in SJ...who knew?? Food was Fab....awesome wine list...Cannot go wrong..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice evening with the family
    Juggynut
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Overall very nice experience. All of the food was very good. Very good service.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet