Scott's Seafood - San Jose

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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.
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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
4 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
3 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
37 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
73 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
10 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
26 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
18 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
62 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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ThumbDirection
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

When there are plenty of tables by the window and they sit you the the fartest table from it, you want to 1) Walk out 2) never come back 3) leave a 1 star review. I guess we did not look worth of be seated with a view.
But I'll be fair. Although I'll never come back, in general this is a good restaurant, with good food and decent waiters...therefore my 3 star rating.
Cheers

JP
JoanP
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely place to have dinner before going to the theatre.

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vipFromtheSouthBay
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dining option. Food, service, ambiance.

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FabFriends
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was great, however service was fair. The server asked when we were first seated if we were going attending a performance, which we responded yes.
Keep in mind, we have an hour and a half (90 mins) before the performance.
He was slow in taking our order. Food came, we ate and only heard from him one time. The other staff cleared our table, boxed foods to go.
We never had refills of water and asked the other servers for our waiter/bill.
Nothing.....we ended up hunting down the waiter ourselves to close out the bill.
Spent 80 mins at dinner and rushed down the street to the performance.
Our entire group was disappointed in the service - we have been to several other Scott's Seafood location and by far, this one had the worse service.

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vipLovetoeat
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Sadly, the service was not up to the standards we have become used to at Scott’s Seafood.
We had to flag down other wait staff personnel more than once to refresh our drinks and water was never refilled.
Food was very good, but not excellent. One order of sole was hard and dry in the middle.
Because it is convenient, we will return. But we will also look for other options, too.

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RicardoR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary celebration

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vipBZ24
San Francisco
106 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great outdoor dining area.
I think the food is ok. We had sea bass and halibut both a bit overcooked.

The bread is awesome and the srvice fantastic!
I'd go back.

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vipMurali
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service could have been a little faster with our main course & coffee afterwards

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vipShubab
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience2

I went for Sunday brunch. The hostess didn’t know the name of the band playing and couldn’t be bothered to find out. It wasn’t very busy but no one came to take my drink order for 15 minutes. i asked the servers at the bar if I could have a glass of water, but still no one came to my table. I finally got up to leave. The manager was hanging out at the bar. The food may have been good but the service was so bad I didn’t stay to find out.

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vipTrishy
San Francisco
11 reviews