Scott's Seafood - San Jose

4.4
2239 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
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2239 people are saying
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sieler
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
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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maryk
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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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jovy
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service

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Chuck
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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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Mofololo
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Mothers day is not the day to go. We wanted menu options not Buffet options. We go there often and the food is always great. But very disappointed on the buffet. Very expensive with dry food.

I will recommend this place but not on special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Branch is so recommended

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Markr
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Should not have to wait 30 minutes for a set reservation. Food presentation was good. Actual buffi was nothing special. Prior location was very special. New location and design is mediocre.

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Joyful
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Was not aware that brunch only was served for mom day. When called to confirm table, a notice of this would be appreciated. The layout of food stations was a bit chaotic. Best to mention, by waiter, which foods were in certain locations so that people's were not wandering aimlessly.

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BeckiA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a fabulous Mother’s Day Brunch here. Everything was clean, only the servers served you the food items at the buffet and the music was incredible. This is my first time at the San Jose restaurant, my usual Walnut Creek one closed. It was worth the drive. I’ll definitely come back for their dinners.

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vipTanguero
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day brunch. Great food and service

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RichC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I took our mother's to a mother's day lunch. Service and food were excellent. It was our first time at the new location. Very nice and clean.

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nick
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Food was good however, the soups we ordered was warm on the cooler side and not hot. This was very disappointing for we were looking forward to the lobster bisque and clam chowder soup. Also the Pilaf was undercooked and had to be returned to the kitchen to redo.

I am not sure if there is new ownership or a new chef but overall the food quality wasn't what it was before.

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Luvfood
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It is a nice restaurant with good food. The service is slow and seating takes awhile even with reservations.

Was there for bday cel

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M3777
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Not the menu that matched online. The outdoor seating was frequently interrupted by the downtown homeless community.

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JERRYH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service. New location doesn’t have the views but the easily accessible.

JH
vipJeffH
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We sat outside and it was nice but a little breezy. The soup was on the warm side (not hot) but flavorful. Mussels were ok too...we prefer mussels in garlic,butter, wine...overall, it was ok

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DateNight
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

My husband and I went there and I hate to have to say this but definitely not as good as it used to be. The oysters were good but the lobster bisque was disappointing, no lobster at all in my cup of soup. I got the Halibut and my husband got the special (Chilean Sea Bass) both items lacked seasoning. Wish it was as good as it used to be. = - (

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fun for the family of 4! Very spacious and low key. Great for family dinning.

SJ
StephenJ
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious very fresh seafood from oysters to cioppino to fresh petroleum sole to sea bass . All feast for the yes presentations. Great cocktails loved the old fashion with spice! My wife loved the blueberry lemon drop. Outside in the protected area was private and warm with a heater. We lingered and enjoyed, including killer key lime pie slice and affogato ..... we will be back soon!

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LaurenH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scott's Seafood is the absolute PERFECT place for brunch. When I visited with four friends, the staff was extremely accommodating to our group's many specific requests. Ildiko, Alberto, and Francisco were all so friendly and went above and beyond to make our experience enjoyable. The food and drinks were delicious and our entire group agreed that our brunch at Scott's Seafood was the best part of our weekend! Can't wait to go back!

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ScottH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Bread and crab cakes were very good, main course a complete letdown. Lobster tail came overcooked and could be best described as a dry chicken breast. The accompanying asparagus and potatoes sat under the warmer for 15 minutes before the lobster was plated. I regret not sending the main course back versus paying the $140 for two lobster tail dinners. I like Scott's new location over the previous one giving it a street level city vibe, but if they can't learn how to cook seafood as per their namesake, I don't see myself going back.

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Scott
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The food was horrible. We have been coming to Scott’s Seafood for 15 years and have always loved it. Unfortunately, this time was not pleasant.

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PeterG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice Halibut and Salmon stuffed with Crab

Always a great meal here

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would like more options for kids vs mac and cheese

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
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 on April 9, 2021
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
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

JA
JillA
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
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!

GF
vipGFOOD
San Francisco
237 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
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
San Francisco
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
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

PS
vipPamS
San Francisco
33 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
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
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.

DJ
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.

LC
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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Scott's Seafood - San Jose is rated 4.4 stars by 2239 OpenTable diners.

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