Scott's Seafood - San Jose

4.1
2205 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Since 1976, Scott’s Seafood has been one of the most widely acclaimed dinner destinations in the Bay Area. Scott’s is well-known for not only the freshness and quality of its seafood, but its emphasis on sustainable, healthy food options.

Scott’s Seafood has won the People’s Choice Award for its Boston Style Clam Chowder several years running, reaffirming the consideration that goes in to crafting each meal. Scott’s can be found at its new location in downtown San Jose where it continues to provide award-winning food and cocktails.
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2205 people are saying
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4.1based on all time ratings
4.1
food
4.1
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would like more options for kids vs mac and cheese

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made same day reservations for lunch on a Saturday to celebrate a birthday. When we walked in, the person who was later our waiter greeted us and couldn’t find our reservation. He then asked if I was sure that I made a reservation for that location since they usually close for the day at my reservation time (they were still taking walk ins also). A woman came out and sat us at a table and they must’ve found my reservation at some point because I received a confirmation email from OpenTable. Food was amazing, as always and it was very quiet during lunch on a weekend.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was horrible. Food was meh. Nothing like Luke warm lobster bisque. My husbands steak was pretty good. But I don’t think I’d go back there again!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

They’re BACK!! and as good as ever. Great menu and great food. Service was right on and the drinks unbelievable.

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JillA
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at Scott's we started with a glass of wine and Shrimp cocktail Vera Cruz style. It was so good the sauce was great and there were plenty of shrimp and it came with tortilla chips that went great with the shrimp and the sauce. We had freshly baked bread and ordered the Clam Chowder and the House Salad. The chowder is so good it is the best ever and the salad was huge and so good. We had the Alaskan Halibut that came with lot's of wonderful vegetables and a spinach cream sauce it was so good that we ate the entire entree. Our server was great and told us about the shrimp and brought us more wine during our dinner. Unfortunately we were to full for dessert but next time we will because we will be back!

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vipGFOOD
San Francisco
236 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Scott’s Seafood, a fixture in SJ for decades, has moved to a new location about five minutes away. It’s no off First St near Santa Clara. The place is not as elegant inside and it doesn’t have the marvelous view overlooking the city, but the food is excellent! Each dish was exceptional. The calamari is always great at Scott’s. But the ahi saline was exceptional, and I think that’s a new dish. We both had steaks and they were tasty, high quality meat, and cooked perfectly. The side dish of mushrooms was also great. Yes, Scott’s has moved, but it’s still and excellent restaurant.

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Fureh
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday and I love that I made the choice to go here.
A friend of mine recommended this place and I’m so happy I went.
I love seafood so this was a great place for that.
Not too pricey, ambience is pretty and luxurious.
Loved the service and the jazz music in the background.
I must mention that the spicing of the food is 100! Amazing amazing.
Will be going back again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for lunch on our anniversary. Amazing food and very nice staff! Clean and modern look.

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vipPamS
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit since Scotts moved to this location more than a year ago. We ate out on the patio outside. The food is still delicious. And the service was incredible. Our server Jesus was attentive and made our visit great.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Went here to eat seafood. Overall great experience. Nice staff.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit to this location. We were very pleased with the service and quality of food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very organized and friendly. Service was excellent and food was cooked perfectly with good presentation. One of my favorite restaurants.

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DJJazzyG
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed dinner at Scott's - the soups were definitely the highlight of the meal, though the entrees were tasty too. Nice selection of wine, and we had a nice view (though we understand that the location of the restaurant is changing). The service was really great, and altogether, it made for a very nice date night.

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vipLenaC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my daughter’s birthday week. Last minute reservation and first time there. The place was really nice and quiet. The food was great and really large portions.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre speaker series dinner. Three ladies. We like to share and the hot appetizer platter was perfect. We also shared soup and dinner salad. Our waiter, Elias, was outstanding. Maybe one of the best I’ve encountered.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A very lovely meal. The sourdough bread is the best I’ve ever had.

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BizTraveler
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Scott's is a dependable place to go when you want a nice meal with no drama.

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DonB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve dinner.

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vipgorge
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and service at Scotts is outstanding but so is the price. Very spendy but worth it for a special occasion

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vipdiningwithkids
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Meal pace was very slow. Restaurant dated. Wait staff not attentive. Food was average.

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vipGlenn
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chilean sea bass was exquisite. In fact, we have never been disappointed with any meal at Scott’s. We will miss Scott’s until they reopen.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have loved going to Scott’s for many years. Hope that they can succeed in their new location.

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JeanR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent. I have one complaint. When the waiter greeted us at the table, I asked him how he was. He immediately said he wished he was at home. I was stunned. His service was brusque and clearly he was maxed out for the evening. It was my husband's 65th birthday. The front desk acknowledged this but the waiter never brought out a birthday dessert. Understandably it is a very busy night for service staff. I just would have expected a response that would have created a dialogue for the evening rather than I will wait on you as I am expected to.

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vipGreg
San Francisco
75 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for great seafood in SJ. Their specials are very special.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the seafood at Scott’s! So sad you’re moving but will continue to dine at Scott’s!

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terrible
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always great service and food, expect the same in the new location.

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vipTheatregoer
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Scott's after a theatre matinee at the CPA. Had the sea bass special which was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always great. We love Scott’s.

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viprepeatcustomer
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was well pressed including special requests. They were very busy yet our waiter did a nice job of making sure all was fine at our table.

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MicheleB
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was yummy... great selection of seafood to choose from however, service was a little slow...

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vipJimmyY
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and a fantastic meal. Interested to know the story of the space that the restaurant is in. The space is little tired, but the food and experience couldn’t have been better.

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vipcopjr
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Always enjoy Scott's, the food is always good but the restaurant is looking a bit tired, hopefully it will be updated soon. But the food is always very good!

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vipRobb
San Francisco
64 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Portion size met expectations. Food was delicious.

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hulabound2
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were together as a family for a concert. We enjoyed Scott’s Food and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very nice place. A bit expensive for lunch.

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vipLukeTomasello
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was good, but the clam chowder was especially delicious. I really didn't expect it.

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vipOlimary
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was superb! Probably the best seafood place I have been to (and I've been to many!). Refined, well seasoned, proper size. Bread was delicious, fish was great, rice was yummy! Oh my. I'm coming back. Delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to dine!

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JimmyM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good service, reasonably quiet. If you want to go here, you should do it quickly as it is closing on 12/31.

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vipRobertC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Our meals were very disappointing. Although we had a nice table with a beautiful view, this place has really gone down hill. They forgot to dress the salads, one of our fish dishes was not fresh at all, and the chocolate lava cake seemed lacking in flavor. We did have a shrimp appetizer wrapped in wontons that was delicious...

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Scott's Seafood - San Jose is rated 4.1 stars by 2205 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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