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3300 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (Anton)
(714) 979-2400
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11:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
An enchanting little oasis in Costa Mesa!

An enchanting little oasis in Costa Mesa! Set back from the busy street is this quite charming restaurant. Very good food with exceptional staff, courteous and knowledgable. Try the whole baked fish. A very pleasant experience which I will repeat.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Rusty1hk
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Hong Kong, China
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

An enchanting little oasis in Costa Mesa! Set back from the busy street is this quite charming restaurant. Very good food with exceptional staff, courteous and knowledgable. Try the whole baked fish. A very pleasant experience which I will repeat.

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Southern California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Our family and friends have celebrated many special events at this restaurant. The food is consistantly excellent as is the service and atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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Orange, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Chef Mike came to our table and recommended the scallops, explaining the particular type Scott's procures is sweeter than the norm. He was so right. Perfectly prepared, lightly sauced, with asparagus spears over a bed of quinoa. Absolutely delicious. The highlight of the Asian pear salad on butter lettuce was the light, just right, dressing which made the otherwise simple... More 

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have visited Scott's many times in the past, and this trip did not disappoint. I had the scallops, which were perfectly prepared. The ceasar salad was excellent as well. However, somewhat overpriced, and the dining room is VERY NOISY.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Nice food, good proximity to South Coast Plaza (just across the street) and Westin South Coast Plaza (5 minute walk). But kinda of a boring place. Not much ambiance. Not much of a bar scene. I think you'll find better choices in the neighborhood......

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Winchester, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Four of us had an early dinner before a play at Segerstrom Center. Martinis were so so...sent one back. The service was good and the food delicious. The salads - Ceasar and Beet - were delicious and both the Pacific Swordfish and the Chilian Seabass were excellently prepared. Great place to eat when going to see a play.

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Milwaukee, wi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

During a recent business trip, stayed in a nearby hotel and chose Scott's because of the outdoor patio I noticed walking by. I did not see the inside of the hotel except the hostess stand so I can't comment on the inside decor. Outside patio was very pleasant, despite being on a busy corner with a parking lot nearby, enough... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

I had such high hopes. The restaurant decor is beautiful. We started with a $70.00 bottle of white wine. Our waitress came, opened it , poured a glass each and left wine and cork on table. No chilled wine for us I guess. No bread came. Finally, we asked someone to bring it. Ordered New England clam chowder for first... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

If you are looking for a fine dining experience in a lovely environment, look no further than Scott's near South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. Their service and culinary skills are stellar. They also have live music at certain times and multiple dining rooms for groups of different sizes. Scott's could easily be the best restaurant in Orange County, CA.

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Orange, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It always reminds me of San Francisco to go to Scott's for dinner....coming from me, that's a great compliment.

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Additional Information about Scott's

Address: 3300 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone Number: (714) 979-2400
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3300 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
    (Anton)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: (714) 979-2400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?