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Scott's

3300 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 979-2400
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Ranked #26 of 412 restaurants in Costa Mesa
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Anton
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English first
Newport Beach CA
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This has been one of our favorite restaurants gorgeous years.. Until tonight. On a busy Friday night we were escorted to nice booth and we settled in for what we thought would be a lively meal. We ordered drinks and were waiting for our entree when a couple were escorted to a table next to us. This place is casual... More

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Orange County, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Scott's has been around for years but I've only been there a few times. Each and every time has been an excellent experience. They have a private dining room for large groups plus an open area. The food is excellent and the service is even better. You must try whatever fish is on special.

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Bakersfield, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Had the Cioppino for dinner, all I can say is Mmm Mmm good! The fish was fresh and the tomato broth was full bodied. You have to try it!!

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Costa Mesa, California, Usa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I take my employees here for our annual Christmas Lunch, and I really, really like my employees.....

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illinois
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70 reviews 70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We were staying nearby for a convention and tried Scott's from a recommendation of a fellow hotel guest. We each had the dinner special of the night and a few drinks. The place was pretty busy, the service was pretty good. The food was absolutely amazing! Beautiful presentation, serving size was perfect and just a great experience overall!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

They were hosting a wine tasting the day we visited, but they kept a small section open for guests who arrived before the event. It was a little hectic, but our wait staff remained focused on us, despite the bustle all around. Good dining experience.

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Las Vegas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

The Westin's manager suggested that we try Scott's out for dinner. What a really wonderful experience! The staff are the ones that make this restaurant really special. Shout out to "Mario" who has worked at Scott's for 25 years and seems to still love his job. What a nice guy!! Definitely ask for him....

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Walnut, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

The food was very good, salmon and steak. The dessert was aslo good. The service is very slow. Other reviewers have indicated this as well. If you have the time for a leisurly meal, this could b a good choice. If you are planning to go to a show after the meal, be sure to allow enough time.

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Darwen, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We went late January 2014. The range of items in the menu is probably a little restricted for some, but fine for me. My friends had a variety of fish and we had calamari to start, which was excellent. I had a very nice filet mignon, perfectly cooked and this was served with baby veg. We finished with coffee. It... More

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Torrance, California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Back in The Dark Ages when I didn't particularly care for fish, we visited Scott's Seafood on Lombard Street in San Francisco, which was at the time new, trendy, and pretty well-packed. While I can't remember loving it, decades later the name has stuck with me as a place I probably should revisit again. The large dining room of the... More

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