Scott's Restaurant - Walnut Creek

4.4
3192 reviews
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For nearly 30 years Scott's has served its guests in the East Bay in our Walnut Creek and Jack London Square locations. Scott's serves only the finest, freshly prepared cuisine. Our professional, courteous staff is ready to make your dining experience a memorable occasion whether you visit us for lunch, dinner or Champagne Jazz Sunday Brunch. Please be sure to ask about our current specials for lunch, dinner & weekends. Scott's also specializes in exclusive Banquet and Off-Site Catering services and has its own floral shop. In addition to our banquet rooms, Scott's is the exclusive caterer to the famous Blackhawk Auto Museum in Danville and the scenic bay-front Scott's Pavilion in Jack London Square. We specialize in full service, professional catering for special events such as weddings, social and business events and other occasions. Scott's will take care of every detail and ensure that your dining experience or special event will be perfect!
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D
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Our server -Elwood (I think) was charming and professional. He seemed to be the only server taking care of many patrons. Manager should step up to help. Food is always great. Restaurant is extremely tired looking. Has not changed since the 90’s! Carpet is worn and dingy. Booths really need updating. Looking at mildewed patio cover was unpleasant. Scott’s is a treasure in Walnut Creek and the look should reflect that. Bathroom stalls need cleaning/painting as well.

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DS
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Consistently good food and service. Food quality is always the best and the preparation is excellent.

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TS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Service was excellent. I had king crab ordered steamed. Recieved broiled and burnt. Waiter brought another steamed to go. That one was over steamed and not tasty at all. Waiter and manager did all they could to make it right, but if the food is bad not too much they could do

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w
San Francisco
103 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I have been here for dinner and always enjoyed it. Decided to try the brunch again and was a little disappointed with the selection. The food was a bit bland although there was Salmon prepared many ways, having a seafood allergy didn’t leave much to select from.

The salads were very over-dressed and they did not clean well after everyone getting food. The serving utensils (where there actually was one) was caked with food. I actually told an attendant that was rearranging the desserts that I borrowed the waffle tongs for the dessert after seeing people grabbing desserts with their hands (they were very close on the platters). To no avail, she didn’t even respond.

We had to request dirty dishes get removed from our table and had to ask a couple times to get refills on water and iced tea( this was for only one refill). Many servers passed our table and I could see from where we were, where they congregated. It was a little annoying as you literally had to flag your server down.

As I had a $50 Opentable reward, I was not very concerned with the cost, however, 2 Sunday Brunch Buffets, 1 Bloody Mary (short glass) and one iced tea came to a total of $157.00 without tip. I wouldn’t have minded if the food and service was good.

I would go back for dinner but you might want to try the Sunday Brunch at The Claremont. You will enjoy it and it is a much better value with great service.

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AK
Sacramento
22 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Could not be happier with our recent visit to Scott's in Walnut Creek. Had not been here for a couple of years. Had asked ahead for a nice quiet booth and informed them, while making the reservation on Open Table that is was my date's birthday. It was a busy Sat. Night. The Hostest and Waiter took care of everything. Very attentive and classy. It was perfect. Food was great as always. Could not have been more pleased with the evening.

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DS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

Food coming out of the kitchen was very poorly timed. Cold items from pantry came out 15 minutes before hot items came out of the kitchen. Really bad.

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f
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a must for any foodies out there. The swordfish with stuffed crab is a signature item.

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J
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We both had a wonderful experience at Scott's. From the Valet's to the greeter, to the waiters, all made us feel special. The appetizers and the entrees we ordered were second to none in presentation and taste!!
We'll be back!!

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AH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My brother recommended that we meet at Scotts in Walnut Creek--I had no idea that it even existed. The ambiance was so warm and lovely. The service and staff were outstanding. We both had salads & they proactively split them on separate plates--didn't have to ask. (this is RARE) There were so many special touches. Our meals were so delicious. And with valet, shall I say more?

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best everything, it was my son’s 49th Birthday and Scott’s is the Best...Fantastic experience will do it again for sure....

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JW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the service to the food itself, I can’t say enough good things. Our server was fantastic & I’m embarrassed that I can’t remember her name. But the food - omg, it ranks in our top 5 meals ever, and we go to really nice restaurants. Steak & lobster, swordfish and THE BEST calamari ever!!! We will def be coming back, very soon!!!

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Scotts has been always been an enjoyable dining location but their prices are now at the level where the decision to go there requires a second thought. I would recommend to others with the clear cavate that it is expensive.

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DK
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the last classy places to dine in Walnut Creek.
Hands down.

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OT
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great. Service impeccable. So nice to have the option of doing a half seafood salad. BEST seafood salad!

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AK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I went here with my wife and mother in law for my wifes bday. Service was good, food was great and loved the Live piano in the background!

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D
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food.... but portions too big. Next visit we will split courses.
Roberto our waiter was fabulous

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B
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The petrale dore and the sautéed seafood plate was outstanding.

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PH
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Always fun at Scott’s. Sometimes hard to hear for seniors even though piano is well played. Maybe take a few more breaks. Food good. Prawns a little fishy but sea bass excellent. Service great.

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NM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Came for my birthday dinner. Staff was friendly, catered to our needs and answered our questions. Surprised by a dessert with a candle, a single red rose, and a souvenir photo taken of my entire party. Valet parking was awesome since it was raining and cold out. Never had to step foot outside.

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GS
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jamie gave outstanding service, the food was amazing.

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BW
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch salad was great. Had the avocado, tomato, fresh crab salad. Pricy but worth every penny. DELICIOUS......

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MZ
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Waiter was attentive at first and was ready to take our order before we had a drink. We said “not right now” and then didn’t see him for half hour. Our entrees came out before the salad. Loved the jazz trio in the lounge. Fortunately we weren’t too close our talking would have been rough.

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LD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Mom said this was one of the best birthdays ever! Thank you to the staff at Scott’s Walnut Creek for your outstanding hospitality!

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DM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was overall good quality. Price was a little high. Ambiance just average as there is no view . Garden area is pretty and helps the location. Service was excellent! Interior seems pretty dated.

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S
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Service was a bit slow on this particular evening (which is unusual), but I suspect they were understaffed. The dinner was delicious, but the prices are definitely on the high side.

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P
San Francisco
101 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a business dinner for 6. Scott’s was perfect for the event. Great service, great food, great wine. Thank you for a successful dinner. Everyone loved it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice. Even had to change the time on the reservation at the last minute and had no issues doing that through the app.

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M
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

After being seated received waters but wait staff never paid attention to us again. Had to continually get wait staff attention if we wanted anything. They would promptly serve all other tables around us but ignored us. Maybe because there was only 2 of us and were working to get a larger top with the tables of more than 2. Very disappointed. When the bill came we tried to us a gift card as part of the payment but waiter said we couldn’t use it. Food is as good but service was very poor. Will not return or recommend anybody go to the brunch. Sincerely, Mike

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JG
San Francisco
81 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scott’s has the best salmon in Bay Area

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MM
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great but very expensive, the service stellar.
Unfortunately two times now, the Michael Jones Trio was exceedingly disturbing.
We go out to hear a lot of live music, and never have I come across a ruder group of performers. Their disdain for the patrons was palpable. Aloof, condescending, never acknowledging the audiences appreciation. As a musician, I can tell you that this is part and parcel to performing in public.
Do yourself a favor. If you want to go out to hear music, save yourself the money and go elsewhere.
I’m not returning.

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KC
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the quality of the food was excellent and selection of seafood quite wide. The wine list was also stellar. We always can count on an enjoyable dining experience at Scott's and it is nice that they have plenty of free parking. We will keep coming back and bringing our clients.

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MG
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service is wonderful! It's a great place to go for a special occasion.

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PM
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scotts Seafood in Walnut Creek never disappoints for a nice evening out for dinner. Fish is always fresh, the salads tasty and the restaurant offers the ambiance for good conversation.

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s
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! Food, service and overall experience was excellent. We took my mom here as part of her belated birthday gift, after wine tasting in Napa. It was a last minute decision, but we easily found a reservation available. We were seated immediately at a lovely table set carefully with white linen tablecloth and napkins. After ordering, our food arrived quickly, and all dishes were delicious and prepared perfectly. We ordered the crab and avocado salad, seafood sautéed with butter and herb crusted sea bass. All the seafood was cooked to perfection. We were impressed that even though we were celebrating belatedly, and did not order dessert, the waiter brought a dessert to my mother, played “Happy Birthday” instrumentally, and they took a photo of us which they printed and presented to her in a card before we left. Super impressive!

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BW
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and service for multiple birthdays celebration.

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EA
Salt Lake City
21 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a very nice restaurant. One thing that would be great is if the bread was served warm rather than cold. Crab cakes were only OK. I am spoiled by the crab cakes at Joe’s Stone Crab. Love the lump crabmeat. The sea bass entree was excellent

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AN
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had the best server (Paulina) ever who was efficient, smart, & funny. Service really sets the tone of the dinner for me. The food was delicious (Alaskan King Crab) and the ambiance was good however the music can be loud at times. Scott’s is a classic.

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SL
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server,Paulina was so vibrant and wonderful. She made our dining experience so much more special than we expected. The noise level was extremely high. My husband and I had to raise our voices to speak to each other. Other than that, we love everything else.

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AD
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent we have brunch which was so and we are definitely coming back but it a little pricey.

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K
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

table spaces are too crowded... we are seated beside a group table and their chairs are way out on the aisle so my hubby had to get up from his chsir a few times to let somebody get by... had to move to give him space but then i’m almost touching the elbow of the other person on the NEXT TABLE 😟

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