Scott's Seafood - San Jose

4.4
2272 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 2272 people are saying
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Father’s Day. The service was good. Parking is a pain. Have to park down the street. The food was lackluster. Drinks were so-so. My husband’s soup was not hot.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jesus was a great waiter and paced all plates at all times

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LilaN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scott's was our go-to for take-out and outdoor dining for many months of the pandemic. What a thrill to be able to eat inside! The staff were all pleasant and professional. The food was so good....clams with linguini topped with garlic bread.....oh my!
(I just realized this was the first time eating indoors at their current location as they moved to this location just before the lockdown.....it's a lovely space.)
Thank you, Scott's!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great, less fussy in new location but we miss the views. Bring back Ahi Tuna! A huge miss to not offer the Ahi that was always a staple on the menu.

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newers
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The location, food, ambiance and service were all excellent. We enjoyed our anniversary dinner and we were surprised with a complimentary bread pudding, as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lot of fun; delicious seafood; great service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Birthday. Food and service were fantastic. We could hear live band inside which was so nice.

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Grubzilla
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The view is not as nice as the old location, but the food is still excellent. The service was great and the only thing I Scott's needs is an expanded wine list.

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LarryS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I hadn't been to the new location yet and so went last night. We selected a seat outside, which turned out to be great as they have the table area well shielded with plastic sheets, which cut back a great deal of wind and keep the heat in. I was pleasantly surprised to see a live band performing - skillful musicians playing a nice variety of good music.

Service was fast and friendly even though the restaurant was quite full. I had the crab cakes as an appetizer which were served quickly and were delicious. Next was a cub of clam chowder - wow! Some of the best I've ever had. I had the trout as a main course, asking for a substitute on vegetables which they graciously made. Wines by the glass were a generous pour, again, much appreciated.

All in all, an excellent evening! Hat's off to Scott's for a lovely dining experience!

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JakeP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were great. Highly recommend Scott's.

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james
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to relax . Outstanding food and service. Thank you

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johnm
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food, good drink, pricey as you would expect but we knew that going in. It suffers from a poorer location than previously. It used to be on top of a tower 4 blocks away with a view of the city. Now it's next to the light rail on the Alley, quite a step down.

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EArellano
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks were amazing, food was delicious, service was outstanding! Definitely highly recommend.

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vipSharky
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Didn’t have the fish I ordered. Didn’t have the wine I ordered. But was good after that

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Michelle
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time in a month we’ve been to Scott’s with friends. It’s been wonderful both times! Very attentive, non-pushy waiters; fabulous food, and great ambiance! Highly recommend to anyone looking for that special evening out!

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vipJohn
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great place for a nice dinner. Food is super delicious. Service is good too. I try to come here once a week!!!

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vipMarkandMe
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner at Scott’s. It was our first time at the new location. Very new concept for them. Great staff and food was good. Pretty spendy.

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MaiY
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The new location lacked the level of elegance that I remember about the other spot. Front of house staff did not match the caliber of sophistication of the restaurant’s legendary reputation.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The server was amazing and very attentive. The dish he recommended was very tasty

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Didn’t have a server take our order until 45 minutes after being seated. Drinks poorly made. Food mediocre. My 2 year old was so hungry when she finally got her food it was the wrong order. It was disappointing.

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RobertD
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal, it got real busy shortly after we sat down so the service was a little slow. I did have one problem, I had a avocado stem in our lobster bisque which I bet into.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great

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CathC
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner! Portions are large so good for lunch next day. Location not a great as before but the big tent kept wind down. I had fillet ala Oscar and husband had the linguine and clams- both excellent!

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vipDonnaM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hands down best seafood

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stepdadbob
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Very disappointed in Scott's. The service was poor, and the value was also poor. Ate there a number of years ago and it was MUCH better. Will not be returning.

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Joelsant
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Was hoping for the scenic view of downtown San Jose from its previous spot but it’s now located on the bottom floor. Service was ok which tends to be the case when it’s a party of 6 or more. Food was great!

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juanitur
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome service and friendly.

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vipVirginiaN
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Scott’s moved from original location so the beautiful view is gone along with service and food quality.

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SueT
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in new location. Parking is the only hard part and expensive

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vipJohn
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food and cocktails here are great. I come here weekly and really enjoy all their menu items. They have great bartenders and chefs! Everything is delicious but my favorite is rye chioppino. Surprising I never thought I’d like seafood stew so much.

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MaryK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was very good, lobster bisque delicious tho not not— I had to send it back to be warmed up. It looked like they gave me a fresh and properly hot bowl. Service was ok, friendly and attentive, but still lacking. I spilled soup on the bare table—would have liked the server to wipe it for me instead of having to use my napkin. Oysters were delicious, but we had to ask what kind they were. We’re so happy with the new location as it’s more convenient to where we have subscription (hopefully they get going soon!) the Stage and to 3 Below where we find ourselves going more. However, ambience is disappointing with bare bones decor, bare, ordinary too-small tables, little artwork.

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EllenP
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. I especially enjoyed the Yellowtail Carpaccio.

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sieler
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The wait staff were all friendly and helpful.

Food was delivered quickly.

They were out of the (menu) seabass, so two of our four people had the blackened seabass special (and enjoyed it). Two of our people had the lobster bisque soup (while not the best we've had, it was enjoyable).
Our lunch had started at 1 PM (in May) ... after an hour, we had to move our table due to sunlight hitting us, but thanks to dining capacity restrictions and the lateness of our lunch, that was quite easy to do. (We could also have chosen to sit indoors, and there was plenty of nicely spaced capacity there.)

The restaurant validated parking for our two cars (one per couple), which was nice.

I was a bit disappointed in the soft drink quality, but that's a very minor nitpick!

We'd definitely go back again, for dinner.

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vipScottB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience3

Been here many times. Food is great and consistently good. On our last visit the service was terrible.... after 55 minutes our waiter had not taken our entree order so I eventually asked a manager for assistance. We did get to place our order but the waiter didn’t apologize and then went on to give us the cold shoulder . Hopefully this is a post-COVID glitch.

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maryk
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I came here for Mothers Day and had a great dinner. Our reservation was for outdoor because Open Table said there weren't any indoor seating available but when we got there they were able to sit us inside, which I really appreciated them offering. My husband had the clam chowder and I had a taste of it and it was wonderful. He had the trout for dinner and I had the lobster. Absolutely wonderful. This will be our new go-to place.

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Rusty
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had the Sole with caper sauce and Cioppino, both prepared/seasoned very well with nice portions. Well made Manhattan cocktail. Service was excellent, always around, but not hovering. We'll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Mother’s Day brunch

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jovy
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

No issues with the quality of food served to us. The only thing that bothered me is that after I placed my order of sea bass, it took my server 20 minutes to notify me that they cannot fulfill my initial order because they seemed to have run out of ingredients or something but will replace my order with their special sea bass menu of the day., which means that the clock reset again... longer wait time. Other than that, it was the smell of smoke from a building fire down the block that interfered with our enjoyment of eating out on Mother's Day.

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vipmikealv59
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service

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Chuck
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Good food. Great restaurant, and they treat everyone with respect. I will definitely be visiting again

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You can order delivery directly from Scott's Seafood - San Jose using the Order Online button. Scott's Seafood - San Jose also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (408) 971-1700.

Scott's Seafood - San Jose is rated 4.4 stars by 2272 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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