About 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.

185 Park Ave.
San Jose, CA 95113
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Seafood, Steakhouse

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 Brunch Sunday: 10:30am-2:00pm

Cross Street:
Between Market Street and Almaden Blvd.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(408) 971-1700

Website:
http://www.scottsseafoodsj.com/

Entertainment:
Live music Thursday and Saturday nights 6-9pm

Catering:
We provide catering for parties of 20 or more. Please call for more details.

Parking Details:
Parking validation: 3 hours free

Public Transit:
1 mile away from San Jose Diridon Station

Executive Chef:
Alfonso Tamayo

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room

Special Events & Promotions:
We have a night lounge from 9-12pm Thursday-Saturday on our rooftop bar. Come enjoy some small bites and specialty cocktails as you overlook downtown San Jose from the 6th floor.

Private Dining

Scott's banquet room offers private dining with a fireplace, and whimsical paintings by local artists and views of the San Jose downtown area and surrounding mountains.

Scott's Seafood - San Jose Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (34)
Scenic View (29)
Good for a Date (26)
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Pre/post Theatre (23)
Romantic (22)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Business Meals (21)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Authentic (8)
Great for Brunch (8)
Seasonal (8)
Casual (7)
Fun (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Live Music (7)
Cozy (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Healthy (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Sports (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Service is what sets this place apart. Food is well made and flavorful. Did I mention the service? ++

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Excellent food and service! Evening was perfect! All the details were spot on.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great food and service. All in all, a great experience. One of my favorite places in downtown San Jose.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Scott's is our go-to place for celebrations. They are consistently good, both in their food and their service. Sometimes they can be a bit noisy, but we went on a Monday and it was pretty quiet.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fun, Scenic View, People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Birthday celebration. Good food good service and all guests happy. A little slow in transition from salads and hor’s d’vours to main meal plates but food arrived hot and reassured fir dining. My mashed potatoes, served with chive encrusted trout were cold. Rest of plate was very good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Horrible service, mediocre (at best) food that came out wrong for both of our meals. No offer for a free dessert or a fix or even an apology - all around bad experience. Won’t be going back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We were there for a business lunch, the service was a little slow based on the time of day. (11:45a)

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

I chose Scott this time because I had a memorable dinner long time ago, but this time it disappointed me . we spent almost 3 hrs to have our meals served and it was not really what we expected it to be.
It took ridiculously long time to serve our main courses. ...and spoiled our special
occasion.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Had a great time. Server laxed a bit at the end but overall I would go back!

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food was really good. The Petrale sole was delicious. The fresh vegetables were cooked perfect. Only suggestion is this came with French fries and I would have expected some gourmet fries but they were just skinny normal fries. It just doesn’t match the rest of the dish. Great location to walk across the street to SJ performing arts building. The dinner included validated parking for the night.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

First time at this location and it did not disappoint. The view was beautiful and we got to watch the sun set while dining.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner experience! My dish of Angel Hair pasta with Prawns and Sausage was outstanding! The best I have ever had!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Our waitress forgot to bring the soup and salads we ordered. Also, we ordered the Rockefeller oyster and one of them was bad.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Went there on xmas eve for my son's bday---food was wonderful, staff were very nice

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I've been eating at Scott's for over 20 years. It is a great et away from the downtown SJ scene and high enough over teh city to drown out some of teh city noise. The food is always good and teh service professional. Our last dinner was fro Christmas Eve and teh atmosphere was quiet but festive. Our server "Gus" was friendly and on top of her game. I will come again.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The food and service was great! Great for special occasions.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

My wife and I with my Brother, his wife from out of town. We went on Christmas Eve and they had their full menu. It was quite busy, but the service was still very good. I had sesame crusted Ahi. Very good. Brother's wife had Sea Bass. She liked it. Brother had mix shell fish/seafood. Good. My wife had the special Swordfish. Also good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

We went for my birthday. Food is of a perfect variety and the seafood is super fresh. Love the selection of mimosas.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Me and my wife has been contemplating to dine at Scott's until we recently retired and we thought celebrating Christmas dinner would be more appropriate to have it here. True to what we always hear we had the best treat from service, food and the ambiance that everyone can expect. We are looking forward for our next visit and might bring along my family with us.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Always a good spot for a group .
Nice staff
Good food
Family friendly

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The staff kindly held our table 45 minutes beyond our reservation (though we did call ahead to announce that we would be late). Service was friendly and attentive. Very good wine list, wines were reasonably priced. Our dinner choices (two were specials for that evening) were superb. Salads were ordinary. Overall, a very pleasant dining experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Sunday Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 18, 2017

I think this was somewhat of a case of me misordering. I got the dry aged prime NY steak medium rare and it came out rare. The waiter who was excellent, noticed right away, and offered to have the kitchen refire the steak. On top of this my mashed potatoes were cold.
While I was waiting for my food to come back, I noticed the adjacent table being served some beautifully plated fish dish and immediately had a case of order envy.
My kid ordered the chicken tenders which reminded me of frozen aisle Swanson chicken tenders that were accompanied with a lay down Sysco type french fry. My kid, being 9, was fine with them but I would have liked to see fresher ingredients being used.
Overall I liked the ambience and the service was spot on. It would have been nice to have my glass of wine comped or something to make amends for the food glitch. Still, I'd like to go back and try their seafood because I have a feeling it's probably what they're known for.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2017

The trout was delicious.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Eat here before any performance. Multiple venues nearby that you can walk to. They even will validate parking in their structure up to midnight!

Tags: Business Meals, Scenic View, Fun, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

I made a reservation at 9:15pm so I came 30 minutes early but they make me wait, I was fine since we had a reservation for leter on what made me mad was that the restaurant has a lot of empty tables why will they make me wait!!!! Even a couple come with out reservation and they let them go first.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We chose to go to Scott's because it was downtown, has free parking for patrons, easily accessible, great menu choices, lovely ambience, and an upscale restaurant. All 8 of us had a great experience and a wonderful dinner and will definitely return. We were extremely satisfied with the service from the servers at the bar to our waiters at the table.
Everything was done to accommodate our needs and requests which made this a truly great evening!!

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Healthy, Sunday Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Really good food with friendly service. It can be a bit loud as it was the night of our visit but definitely recommend due to quality and the fact that it's a cool spot.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 12, 2017

Our group was very happy with the decision to go with Scott's for our annual Holiday luncheon. We couldn't have asked for anything easier than Scott's proximity to 87 plus the parking garage directly underneath. I loved watching the faces of first-time visitors who discovered that we would be dining well above the masses. Great food, great company!

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Sunday Brunch before the Nutcracker Ballet with grandchildren completed the festive occasion. It was a hit with the boys 14 and 10, and a bigger hit with Mom and Grandmas.

Tags: Seasonal, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

FOOD WAS GOOD.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Dinner was excellent! Until a couple weeks ago we hadn't dined here in a couple years. They had become inconsistent and we had given up on them. We decided to try them for lunch a couple weeks ago and enjoyed it greatly. Then we thought we'd try dinner tonight. Good call! Food and service were great and we had a wonderful dining experience. Of particular note of greatness was the lobster bisque and the sea bass, though nothing disappointed. Additionally I appreciate when a restaurant has a good selection of 1/2 bottles of wine, since I'm the only one partaking. Nice wine list!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Very good service food was not particularly inspiring with very so so flavor.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 3, 2017

3rd time for brunch and it usually has been pretty good. Our reservation was for 1 and as soon as we arrived the hostess (who wore her winter jacket the whole time we were there) told us they were closing in 1 Hour. Pretty unacceptable given that we were planning on having a nice visit with our friends. The service was mediocre especially since it’s a buffet. The eggs Benedict were overdone as I think they had been cooked at least 30 mins before we arrived. The bill was 200$+ for 4 people. If Scott’s wants to charge that kind of money they need to clean up their act

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Our family loves Scott's in general, so husband and I took our office staff out for a nice lunch on a Thursday afternoon. The service was exceptional (it usually is) in handling our party of nine.
Food was very good. Really enjoyed the atmosphere. Highly recommend.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Bar Seating, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Our dinner was very good even though it seemed to take quite a while to receive. We were seated at the window so we had a great view of the airplanes arriving at SJC.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great services. Great foods. We had Seabass and Halibut dishes. Beautiful presentation and tastes.
Will come back.

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Dinner & service was very underwhelming, ambience isn't great. Probably better for a business lunch then an intimate dinner.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We had a very enjoyable meal, and we'll definitely be coming back again. Dinner started with cocktails, and they were expertly made: neither too sweet or bitter, well balanced, and achieving their stated description. A maple Manhattan was very tasty without being overly sweet, a pumpkin spice sangria was delicious beyond expectation (we expected something weird, but it was the surprise hit of the night).

The seafood salad was large with plenty of variety, including Dungeness crab, large prawn, chilled cooked scallops, and more. The petrale sole was perfect with a lemon beurre Blanc.

Being just before Thanksgiving, they also had a turkey plate with cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes, and green beans with bacon. The rule of never ordering far from the speciality of the house does not apply here.... It was amazing. The turkey was the most tender and moist I've had.

The service was a little slow, but not to the point of complaint. If anything, it forced us to slow down and enjoy the night.

We had such a good time that we may come back again for the special next Thanksgiving just to have that turkey again.... and probably a few times in between.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 22, 2017

A great restaurant with delicious food and great service

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2017

We chose Scotts because of the good reviews and because it's walking distance from San Jose Center for Performing Arts. Turns out they also validate parking. The food was delicious. We had the pear & strawberry salad, crab cakes, calamari, and bread pudding. All were delicious. The entire staff there was helpful and friendly. I'll definitely go back again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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