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: (408) 971-1700
  • 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
Scott's Seafood - San Jose reviews from OpenTable diners
126 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (66)scenic view (64)great for outdoor dining (56)good for groups (49)romantic (41)fit for foodies (26)great for lunch (22)notable wine list (16)neighborhood gem (16)hot spot (11)vibrant bar scene (10)kid-friendly (7)late-night find (6)great for brunch (5)Show More
  • Consistently good in a nice environment
    samplerVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    We had a early commitment so we took advantage of a 1000 point Open Table early reservation opportunity to try this restaurant again after a lapse of 4 or 5 years. The greeter was very pleasant and professional and quickly explained and took care of the validated parking arrangement. We were given a nicely located window table to watch the lights come on in the city skyline as we ate. The wine-by-the-glass options were decent, if priced a little on the high end. The bread was tasty, with a nice chewy crust. It would have been even better if it had been warmed. The butter lettuce and Asian pear salad was fresh and generously sized (we split it), although it would have been even better if it had been a little lighter on the dressing. We both selected entrees from the "Scott's Classics" options. I had a scallops, shrimp and dungeness crab combination. It was good but the portion was small (especially of the crabmeat) and too heavy on the sauce/butter. My wife's cioppino was good but this is a favorite she often has at different restaurants and this one wasn't memorable either for the seafood quantity, quality or the flavor/spiciness of the broth. We both agreed the pumpkin gelato and coffee were very good finishes to the meal. Overall, we had a nice dinner and pleasant dining experience, but the food didn't rise to the level of the environment or the service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for a business lunch meeting
    frenqentlvisitor
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Scott's is a great place for grabbing a quick bite and catch up with the team members. The food selection is generally good and the place is a nice quite place. Great service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed.
    Disappointed
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    It is a lovely restaurant with nice ambiance but the food was sadly lacking. They are stuck in the 70's. I ordered a trout fillet. The beautiful delicate trout was overwhelmed by a sour lemon beurre blanc and capers. The mashed potatoes were to heavy for such a delicate fish. The only highlight was the crusty chewy bread.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Scott's Seafood is Excellent
    GFOODVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Scott's Seafood is a go-to place when you want an great seafood dinner. The fried calamari are some of the best around. Salads and lobster bisque were excellent. And their classic herb crusted sea bass which has been on the menu forever, is always good. The seafood at Scott's is always perfectly fresh and well prepared. You can't go wrong here and it's a great value compared to other fine dining restaurants. But Scott's also has that scenic view looking out the large windows that gives the restaurant that something extra which you don't get at other restaurant. It makes dining at Scott's a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Atmosphere
    luvfood
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    A Lovely Restaurant with excellent food. Service was great though we did have to wait awhile for our dessert which was bread pudding with vanilla ice cream. I know it was close to closing time so cooks were trying to clean up. Other then that, a lovely experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    The place was great but the food was just ok. It's not super good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, not great
    Raredinnerout
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My husband and I had our anniversary dinner at Scott's. I had a seafood dish and my husband had the rib eye. Both were good, but not spectacular. The service was on the slow side, however we were not rushed to wrap up our meal or constantly interrupted so that was a plus. The three piece band was a bright spot, nice music but not at a volume level that prohibited conversation. I would revisit Scott's if it was convienent but would not make it a destination.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The food was really good. However, the ceasar salad was missing something. It was bland. Other than that, we had a great time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved the rooftop!
    lutherealtor
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    The gas fireplace and the season extenders on the rooftop patio made for a very cozy dinner and the jazz band was perfect! The sound level was perfect; not too loud not too quiet and the food was excellent too! Would def go back, however, we live in Minnesota so maybe they'll open one there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    On first look, Scott's Seafood looks very nice, although if you look small details become noticeable. We sat inside opposite a small alcove. The drapes covering the alcove had fallen off the rod and were falling and tangled-and appeared to have been that way for a while. Our server was very nice, but a little slow. Overall, the food was mediocre and dated. My husband enjoyed having an evening out, but I don't think we'll go back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good for Pre-theater dinner!
    LocalLadyVIP
    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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A treat for our group
    YumispeakVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We had a company dinner there with about 8 people in attendance and everyone enjoyed their meal. We were recommended the hot and cold appetizer plates and they didn't last long :). The raw oysters were very good as well. The wine selection was good, but the server wasn't very wine savvy, though knew enough to recommend a decent replacement for the wine I had ordered, which they were out of.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great - until desert
    allisoncom
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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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
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    • 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.
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as Always
    SanjosedinerVIP
    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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    • 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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  • Seafood in San Jose
    CA95112VIP
    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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Order seafood
    Dozier
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Went with a small group for dinner. Waiter did his best but I think the kitchen was off on that night. We ordered rare steaks that showed up medium. They were promptly replaced and done a nice rare. On the other hand, it may have been our fault for ordering steaks at a seafood restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic