We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Scott's

3300 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 979-2400
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #38 of 421 Restaurants in Costa Mesa
Reserve with OpenTable
Scott's is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Price range: $31 - $40
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Anton
Write a Review

121 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    46
    44
    18
    9
    4
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Murphys, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Last year we had dinner here and enjoyed it, today was a bit disappointing (I would probably give 3.5 out of 5 if I could). Better than average, not as good as very good. Their paella was very tasty, but texture was all wrong--the rice was not short-grain and so didn't absorb enough of the broth--tasted a bit soupy. Calamari... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newport Beach, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Scotts just isn't what it used to be. No longer Scotts Seafood, just Scotts. It used to be a favorite. But in the last few years doesn't seem as good. Every 6 months or so we try again, hoping it's back to the way we enjoyed so much, but not so much. Have no plans on returning again. Too many... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We returned to Scott's for their mouth watering Provencal calamari during happy hour and ended up ordering their crisp caesar salad, sweet hamachi, ahi tartare tower, tasty truffle mac & cheese, & margarita pizza to go with the calamari. Needless to say, we were full and called it a night. It was the wonderful service from Noel and Mario that... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
LV
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We got into Newport around 6:30 and the hotel recommended Scott's. The hotel made a reservation for us at 8:15 (our request). The first clue should have been the parking lot was not full and valet was not busy (Friday night). The food was mediocre and price point was high for the food. Service was ok, but it was obvious... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Aliso Viejo, California
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place is a bit expensive, but has great food and wine. Good location, if you go the Segerstrom.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newport Beach
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I have been to this restaurant several times and I have never had a bad meal or bad service. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and the food is excellent no matter what you order.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I went to Scott's in Costa Mesa, we picked this location as we it now boasts steak on its menu and now everyone is our party wanted seafood. The updates to the menu since I went there about a year ago were terrific. The wine selection is a little pricey so I would advise you to have your first glass... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newport Beach, California
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

If you are looking for a classic dining experience, conveniently located across from South Coast Plaza, this is where you will find Scotts Restaurant & Bar. Everyone feels immediately at home in the warm and friendly atmosphere, and this is just the beginning of your delicious seafood and continental cuisine experience! Also~ before heading to The Performing Arts Center...Scotts is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Once you've tasted Scott's spicy provencal calamari, you'll return for more. We loved that there was no batter on the calamari and the spicyness was perfectly prepared to our liking.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Anaheim Hills, California
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Very pricey and I got some bad seafood one time here. Service is OK, I am surprised that this place is still open, there are many other options in OC.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Scott's also viewed

Costa Mesa, Orange County
Costa Mesa, Orange County
 
Costa Mesa, Orange County
 

Been to Scott's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Scott's, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing